Best of Goan Holidays

Best of Goan Holidays

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Item Code: NAE182
Author: Amit Mahajan
Publisher: Outlook Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
Edition: 2010
ISBN: 9788189449261
Pages: 238 (Throughout Color Illustraions)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.0 inch X 5.5 inch
Weight 260 gm
About the book

It was in the 1960s that the magic of Gnu’s beaches was discovered by people often referred to as hippies’: in a way they fashioned Goa as a tourist destination for the more mundane travellers, Over the decades, visitors have come in droves to be enchanted by the drama of the sinking sun on isolated beaches and seaside cliffs: by the fusion of old Indian traditions and later Catholic practices: by the atmosphere of fun and action co-existing with sea-deep calm and repose: by the stately churches and the Portuguese-flavoured streets: and by tine cheap booze and the inimitable feni.

While it’s true that there is life here beyond sun, surf and sand the Goa inland, its village life, culture and magnificent heritage (and we do bring you snippets of these) it’s on Goa busy beaches that the business of leisure is pursued in right earnest, Just so that you do not lose yourself here (only in the more prosaic sense of the word ‘lose’), we have divided Goan beaches into two sections: the North and the South. And brought you Panjim. Madgaon anti Vasco — the hubs that act as gateways to these beach destinations.

For tourists who would rather experience delights of Goa from the vantage point of a sheltered habitat, there is a selection of beach resorts. And for those, who go on holidays to be mare active, not less, there arc water sports. the famous Goan nightlife and shopping In explore and experience.

So go ahead and discttvcr your own niche on the Gaan coast.

Contents

Safety Tips for the beach 13
North Goa beaches 16
Arambol keri hippie days are here again19
Mandrem to morjim turtles love a quiet beach26
Vagator Chapora blockbuster on the beach31
Anjuna beach so much to rave about36
Calangute baga candolim all hail the queen41
Miramar Dona paula all for love55
South Goa beaches 60
Bogmalo beach flight of fancy63
Velsao to betalbatim where the fields meet the dunes67
Colva to Mobor cavelossim beach uninterrupted75
Palolem Agnoda the sound of silence90
The big hubs by devinda collaco97
Panjim poetry in motion98
Vasco da gama port of may colours113
Madgaon by the river sal119
Resorts & Retreats127
Morjim montego bay beach village128
Tiracol fort tiracol129
Anjuna Laguna anjuna130
Baga cavala seaside resort132
Candolim taj holiday village134
Panjum panjim inn136
Dona paula beach cidade de goa138
Bogmalo beach joet's guest house140
Colva soul vacation141
Palolem bhakti kutir142
Adventure sports143
Water sports144
Directory of water sports operators152
Nightlife and shopping157
Nightlife Feni, vidi, vici158
Shopping shop, skip and jump172
Information
Tourist offices197
Travel agents listings197
Accommodation listins201
About the authors
Goa state guide14
North goa18
South goa62
Panjim100
Vasco da gama115
Madgaon118
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