2020 has been a surprise that no one wanted. One after another, events unfolded, and after staying in a lockdown for what seemed like forever, the world is getting back on its feet. Times have been overwhelming and our minds chaotic. But guess what: we made it through. And we deserve a break for that. A break that relaxes the mind. A break that treats our eyes and pleases the heart with nature’s bounty. A break that helps us celebrate life, all over again.
Is there a better way to unwind other than traveling? And then again, is there a better time to visit South Goa?
South Goa, the land where open blue skies meet turquoise ocean waters, is a paradise by itself. It’s the land where the sun gleams with hope and true joy is all about people enjoying their hearts out. This scenic beauty is a true haven and an ideal getaway – especially at this time – for all the right reasons!
Palolem Beach: The Beach Beauty of Goa
Talk about shimmering sand and picturesque beach views, and Palolem Beach tops the list. This beach – a must visit in South Goa – is a quaint spot to indulge in solitude by the day and a perfect party place by the night. The balance is maintained by swaying palm trees of green and rustic shacks overlooking the widespread ocean. You can indulge in adventure sports (if they are open by the time you visit) or splurge at the beach market known to offer a zesty shopping experience (again, if the market is open by the time you visit).
Nonetheless, you get to enjoy the best of both worlds here.
Cabo de Rama Fort: A Legendary Pitstop
The serenity of nature and the timelessness of legends comes to life at Cabo de Rama, a heritage fort situated near the Church of Santo Antonio in Canacona. One among the oldest forts of Goa, legends narrate that Lord Ram, with his wife Sita, had stayed here during their years away from Ayodhya. Hence, the mention of ‘Rama’ in its name. Tucked away from all the hustle, its peaceful surroundings will woo your senses.
Dudhsagar Waterfalls: The Sea of Milk
Situated on the boundary of Goa and Karnataka, Dudhsagar Waterfalls are a piece of art conceived by nature. You can either visit the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary or the Mollem National Park to gaze at this spectacular beauty encapsulated by lush green forests. With an approximate height of 310 meters, the water appears milky and foamy because of the force, and so the name.
Food: The Cuisines of South Goa
What’s a trip without good food, anyway? And if you’re a seafood lover, let us give you a heads up: leaving South Goa will be difficult for you! There are a number of restaurants to visit in South Goa that serve authentic Goan delicacies – just what you need for a food coma. The Space Goa, Martin’s Corner and The Fisherman’s Wharf are a few such places. The varied seafood menu in South Goa will satisfy your curious hunger pangs and make your visit worth it in all ways!
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SaffronStays Casa Citrine: The Heritage Villa
By this time, you know what places to visit and where to eat. SaffronStays’ Casa Citrine, a mighty Indo-Portuguese style villa in Assolna, is where you must stay. This heritage villa is actually a 230-year-old home consisting of 3 heritage rooms and 4 modern bedrooms, a common dining room and a huge living room. The rooms welcome every visitor with high ceilings, poster beds, period furniture and a vintage vibe that steal their hearts.
The experience of staying at this home becomes even more wholesome every time you walk through those Georgian doors or stroll along the long balconies overlooking a well-manicured garden. You don’t have to worry about a thing; at this fully staffed and serviced home, everything’s taken care of to give you and your loved ones the break you deserve. Relish a wide range of Local Goan, Pan Indian and Continental cuisines to choose from alongside fancy high tea options.
(Why work from home when you can work from Goa? Check this out: Why Working from Goa is a Great Option?)
Other places that you can visit in South Goa include the Cavelossim Beach, Mobor Beach, Sal River, Colva Beach, Butterfly Beach and many more.
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(Words by Falguni)