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Look No Further Than Goa For An Unforgettable Honeymoon

Look No Further Than Goa For An Unforgettable Honeymoon
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Someone once said, “I do want an expensive honeymoon. Not because I’m extravagant, but because a honeymoon is a solemn, important thing…a symbol. And it ought to be done…well, adequately”. Well, come to think of it, a honeymoon is truly a once in a lifetime experience and deserves much more importance than the customary tick in the box! It is not a burdening responsibility that needs to be fulfilled…come what may! Rather, a honeymoon is a beautiful prelude to the myriad aspects of one’s married life and offers the newly-weds a delightful opportunity to connect with each other on a deeper level. It offers the besotted couples the much-needed privacy and seclusion to relax and rejuvenate after all those gruelling months of wedding planning and preparations.

It is often said that a pleasurable honeymoon can set the tone for lifelong marital bliss. Hence, it is imperative that you plan your honeymoon thoughtfully as it is your ‘blink and you miss’ opportunity to make a perfect start to your conjugal life with remarkable honeymoon memories that are worth cherishing for eternity. With plenty of eye-catching locales in India, honeymooners need not look beyond their country shores for a dreamy vacation. One is spoilt for choice with a plethora of exotic local destinations that are awe-inspiring, exude a romantic vibe and are a godsend for the love-struck couples who have a shoestring budget to work with in order to plan an incredible honeymoon. Search the web today for budget-friendly honeymoon package deals that make it possible for you and your partner to enjoy a luxurious honeymoon without shelling out all your savings.

When you think of a top-notch honeymoon destination, there are few that can match the trendy and uber chic vibe of the coastal state of Goa. Sun-kissed beaches, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Indo-Portuguese style architecture, rich flora and fauna, mind-boggling shopping options, lip-smacking seafood and a rocking nightlife –the emerald land of Goa has it all! If you have been dreaming of a surreal honeymoon, then trust Goa to match up to your vision of a captivating honeymoon destination effortlessly. Book your Goa tour packages today to set foot on this magical land of swaying coconut palm trees and verdant paddy fields and find yourself head over heels in love with the hippest state in India. Don’t complain though if your beloved doesn’t want to return home anytime soon. With so much to see and indulge in, we don’t blame her for not wanting to!

Temptress Goa

“Good things come in small packages.” India’s smallest and richest state personifies this to the hilt! Giving any leading international destination a run for its money, the former Portuguese province of Goa is a much sought tourist destination for Indians and foreigners alike and scores high on the list of any discerning traveller, whether it be an enthusiastic honeymooner, a spirited adventure seeker or a casual globetrotter. Bounded by the Arabian Sea to the west, the coastal land of Goa packs sight-seeing, adventure and entertainment options in equal measures to keep you and your partner engrossed throughout your honeymoon.

 A fusion of Eastern and Western culture, Goa truly embodies religious harmony with its string of churches, temples and mosques that are a visual treat for the weary eyes apart from their fundamental reasons for existence. With innumerable beaches to its credit, Goa will never make you feel that you are running short on personal space when you want to indulge in sweet nothings and cosy moments with your significant other. Owing to its rich Portuguese culture and history, Goa has so much to see and explore that a single trip might not be enough to unveil its glory to the fullest. Alternatively, you can consider an extended honeymoon package if you really wish to explore Goa in all its splendour. A trip to Goa is more often than not characterised by the age-old conundrum of settling for North Goa or South Goa as both have their distinct offerings to woo you and your partner. While North Goa is fast paced and upbeat, South Goa has an infectious leisurely pace of its own. We suggest that you do not skimp on your leaves and factor both in your Goa tour package as your honeymoon is a one of a kind extravagance that deserves to be celebrated with élan!

North Goa

Situated at a distance of approximately 10 kilometres from the capital city of Panaji, the ancient city of Old Goa or Velha Goa is your go-to destination if you wish to commence your honeymoon on a historical note. Located in the North Goa district, Old Goa is home to many artistic churches and cathedrals that bear traces of Portuguese architectural style. Se Cathedral, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Church of St. Catherine, St. Antony’s Church and Church of St. Lawrence are few of the notable ones that will enthral the two of you with their picturesque surroundings and architectural grandeur. Dona Paula, Fort Aguada, Chapora Fort, Shanta Durga Temple, Archaeological Museum, Museum of Christian Art, Viceroy’s Arch and Adil Shah Palace Gateway are other well-known tourist attractions of North Goa and draw a large number of visitors. The beaches of North Goa are a true-blue haven for the party animals. Baga Beach, Vagator Beach, Anjuna Beach and Calangute Beach are renowned for their jazzy night life, electrifying trance music and mouth-watering street food options. North Goa’s Arambol Beach, distinguished as one of the most eye-catching beaches in Goa, is a hub for gypsy music and yoga sessions. Apart from the palpable party vibe, the beaches of Goa also offer numerous water sport opportunities and North Goa is no different. Baga and Calangute beaches are celebrated jaunts for thrilling water sports such as jet-skiing, parasailing, banana boat ride, water scooter ride and more. The beaches of North Goa are more popular than the ones in South Goa and hence tend to be more crowded…the only sore point when you are looking for some privacy while you are on a honeymoon. However, when you surrender yourself to the infectious party mood that is rampant here, you will be more than happy to let your hair down and shake a leg, especially after you have had countless moments throughout the day to satiate your amorous pursuits to the fullest!

South Goa

South Goa is defined by its quintessential laidback aura and its peaceful environs. The fact that Goa is a land of unbelievable contrast is perceptible when you visit South Goa – Goa’s very own idyllic and sleepy district with an old world charm that is accentuated by the presence of heritage villages and a palpable bygone Portuguese legacy. South Goa is a perfect romantic escapade with its tranquil and pristine beaches that more than make up for their northern counterparts when it comes to solitude and seclusion. A paradise for the love birds, the alluring and less crowded beaches of South Goa are apt for engaging in endless trysts and long walks on the silvery white sand stretches, hand in hand with your beloved. Palolem Beach, Agonda Beach, Cavelossim Beach, Benaulim Beach, Butterfly Beach and the Majorda Beach are few of the notable beaches here. If you are in a party mood and could do with some fun and excitement, then tag your partner along to the Colva Beach which is known for its lively full moon parties and dolphin sighting. South Goa also has ample scenic attractions in the form of churches, temples, forts and wildlife sanctuaries that promise you and your lady love an engrossing time while you are in Goa. Mallikarjuna Temple, Jama Masjid, Rachol Seminary, Our Lady of Hope Church, Velim Church, Rachol Fort, Cabo de Gama Fort and Naval Aviation Museum are famed places of tourist interest owing to their historic, cultural and religious significance. Famed as the only one of its kind in Asia, the Naval Aviation Museum is a renowned military museum that depicts the evolution of the illustrious Indian Naval Air Arm. Located at a distance of 6 kilometres from Vasco da Gama, it offers you a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with few of the decommissioned aircrafts that served the Indian Navy in the past. Water sports such as snorkelling and scuba diving, leisure activities like sun-bathing, wellness spas, casinos and beach shacks are other prominent hallmarks of South Goa which make it a ‘must-visit’ destination for a fulfilling honeymoon.

Finally, wrap up your Goa sojourn with some budget shopping at any of its famous flea markets including the immensely popular Wednesday market at the Anjuna Beach, Arpora Market, Maposa Market, Palolem Market, Panjim Market and the Colem Market for authentic and exclusive souvenirs. As you conclude your honeymoon, do not forget to soothe your taste buds with the local gastronomic delights such as the legendary Goan curries and other local classics like the vindaloo, xacuti, bebinca, Goan fish curry and coconut feni that will leave the two of you hungry for more! Indeed, when you have Goa lurking in the corners, who needs any other exotic locale for a wondrous honeymoon…not you! Pack your bags without any further ado and book Goa tour packages today for an experience par excellence!