The state of Goa in India
, was a Portuguese colony until 1962, and is famous for its Indo-Portuguese culture and architecture. Graced with Portuguese cathedrals
and diversity, ranging from green hilly countryside to the white-sand beaches, Goa
is a welcoming tourist destination. Villas are popular vacation rentals in Goa.
Here you can find the balance between the languid serenity of the white beaches and a visit to the vibrant markets. In the town of Mapusa
, in the midst of local-produce stalls and vendors selling inexpensive clothing, you can find a few souvenirs and textiles. On Saturday, visit Mackies Night Bazaar or Ingo’s Saturday Night Bazaar. On the far south side of the beach, Anjuna flea market
– started by the Hippies in the Sixties – is open on Wednesdays. Buy second-hand finds, get a hair-cut, and feast on delicious Goan cuisine. Pick out colourful and fragrant spices from the burlap sacks; take them home and use your aromatic find to compliment your culinary abilities in the kitchen of your vacation home rental accommodations. Eat where the locals eat. Taste the mix-bhaji
(boiled potatoes and spices) with chapatti
(flatbread), and the piquant mirsang
(batter fried hot chili pepper).
The most popular form of transportation is the moped. Visiting the Goa’s beaches, you will see how they reflect the colourful mosaic of its history. Experience the sosegãdo
(laid-back) lifestyle. The warm and inviting beaches stretch along a delightful 101 kilometer coastline
, shared by numerous towns – many of which offer villa rentals. It is bound by the Arabian Sea
, The state’s capital, Panjim
(Panaji) is a picturesque town displaying its Portuguese influence. Travel inland to visit the national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Your villa rental, with its swaying palms, close to the white-sand beaches with sparking waters is beckoning you - a gratifying choice of accommodations in this lively and festive state of Goa, India
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