If you are planning to visit a romantic place where you can enjoy sandy beaches, water parks, temples, historical places, night club, water snorkeling, scuba diving that Goa is only one option. Every year large number of tourists visits Goa, especially hot destination for European travelers. Most of travelers visit Goa during winter (peak season November to March) which is mild and pleasant to enjoy family trip, honeymoon in Goa. There are lots of things to do in Goa such as thrilling adventure beaches, jungle trekking, water sports, visit world heritage sites, banana ride, dolphin trip, elephant ride & splash, parasailing, windsurfing & Goa night party. Goa tour gives you an opportunity to enjoy the true local experience like Goa cuisine, tradition and folk music, fair festivals and religious sites.
Goa has a rich tradition of folklore and folk music. It is also the birth place of Indo – Western music, as Chris Perry, first blended Goan folk and Western music. This style of music has become very popular in Goa, but folk music is still are inseparable part of the Goan culture. There are songs for wedding, planting and harvesting and children’s lullabies etc. Goa is also known for its colourful festivals and festivities. The festivals are rooted in religion, harvest rituals and history. Some are also celebrated just to enjoy and make merry, but most of them are church or temple oriented and are often accompanied by village fetes or jatras.
The daily river cruises are run by the Goa Tourism on the Mandovi River. There are different kinds of river cruises, like daytime, sunset and moonlight. The two types of day cruises ply from the Panaji Jetty, down the Mandovi into the Zuari bay and up the Mandovi to Aldona and a mineral water springs. GTDC operators three launches – Santa Moncia, Radhika and Malvika. The Santa Monica, a luxury lunch built on twin hull is the pride of GTDC. It is used for daily evening cruises on river Mandovi with ‘live’ cultural programmes performed by the best cultural troupes of Goa. About 200 passenger can enjoy the cruise at a time on the launch, studded with a bar counter, Santa Monica is also available for special parties on hourly charges.
Goa is known for its unending list of intriguing variety of delicacies. Traditional Kashmiri, Muslim and Portuguese cuisines, were brought here by the invaders which became an integral Goan cooking requires lot of time an energy as grinding is always part of the recipe and nicer the dish the longer it take to make. Rice and coconut fish curry is the staples food of the Goans. Fried fish and other varieties of curries along with different kinds of breads are also served. The Goan Hindu cuisine is comprises of fish and vegetable, even the Brahmins of Goa take fish as it is considered to be vegetrain. The menus of non-Brahmins also include chicken and mutton but beef is strictly forbidden. The Christian use a lot of toddy vinegar and liquor in their exotic recipes, but the Hindus prefer kokum and tamarind to add tang to their food. In preparation of delicacies spices like cumin seeds, peppercorns, turmeric cloves cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, ginger, garlic and coriander seeds etc.