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Deep blue waters, sandy beaches, reclining in a hammock close to the beach overlooking the Arabian Sea, soft and silky strolls on the seashore studded with seashells, a waft of togetherness as you wipe the spray from your face standing knee-deep in the sea….the Goa Honeymoon Package brings all that to the honeymooners by taking them closer to nature with their better halves. Think Goa, and the colourful carnival reigns your minds, its silvery beaches nestling in the waters of the Arabian Sea, the spice farms, cashewnuts, and the famous ‘feni’.
Of course, the couple would wander through several splendid beaches which are encourage a swim or to go for fishing. For those who dare, there are water sports such as windsurfing, parasailing, dinghy sailing and water skiing. There are also thrilling water scooter rides and it is a great place for scuba diving because of the immense variety of fish life and corals present, besides other sea creatures. Goa has a rich architectural heritage visible in its innumerable churches, temples and museums, and the travellers may also visit the Basilica, housing the mortal remains of the renowned St. Francis Xavier, and the church of St. Francis of Assissi. Amongst the temples, the Mangueshi temple is a tourist hotspot, as the father of the acclaimed singer-sisters-duo Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle were born in Mangeshi and used to sing in this temple. Goa is also the home of Kishori Amonkar. The famed Dudhsagar Waterfalls are in its nearby Ghat area, and there are lakes and springs, where the honeymooners can picnic at leisure! Though it has a few rivers, the Mandovi River is the most popular with its steamer cruise offers, including a treat of Konkan folk dance and music on board with couples joining in, and they may even have drinks and dinner on the cruise!
Born rich in flora and fauna, Goa has several places for avid bird-watchers with hundreds of bird species and some birds endemic to the state. There are forest and wildlife sanctuaries, spice farms, the Aravelum Caves, Stone Age rock carvings, serene palm-studded streets, some overlooking the sea where the boats sail along through pearl-white waters. Goa is picturesque, for the couples, whether they want to walk or drive through it! Festival time in Goa includes Holi, Ganesh Chathurthi, Dusssehra, Diwali, Easter, the Feast of St. Francis Xavier and Christmas, while the Goa Carnival as well as the Goa Heritage Festival finds the city flooded with tourists, so if the Goa Honeymoon Package is availed during this time, the honeymooners would discover the most colourful and vibrant fiesta! In the area of Western music there are several pop stars, amongst them the most successful being Remo Fernandes, accomplished in Goan popular music which is generally sung in the Konkani language. Another contributor to Goan music is the Canadian-Goan band, Goa Amigos, which has represented Goa at the largest south Asian festival in North America. Goa has become a home for electronic music, especially a style called Goa trance.
There’s a wide variety of attractive Goan handicrafts to be bought from several markets in Panjim and those lined up in all the beaches, from souvenirs, coconut shell carvings, silver jewellery, jute macramé, crochet, embroidery, mats made of banana, coconut, pineapple fibre, to the famous delicate Goan lace, crochet. Not to fall behind is the fine variety of wines, feni, plentiful fish food, aromatic spices and raw cashewnuts. Goa also boasts of several acknowledged bakeries which began over a century ago, making some of the best pastries and cakes in the country. There are restaurants aplenty to serve Indian, Continental, Chinese, Japanese, and fusion food besides some of the finest bakeries serving mouth-watering pastries and cakes!
Authentic Goan cuisine consists of popular regional foods in this beach land,to be tried and tasted, consisting mainly of sea food, with coconut milk,rice and local spices being the main ingredients of this food, along with the use of Kokum which is another distinct feature. A Goan menu cannot be considered complete without fish and it is similar to Malvani or Konkani cuisine.The Hindu food of Goa is the unique Konkani vegetarian food-fare, its exotic dishes being like signature dali-thoy, varieties of ghashi, ambaat, sukke, saaru-upkari, kolombo, pathrado, patholi, paayasu, ubbatti , only a few of which have been silently adapted in the vegetarian delicacies of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala, served in this state.The other spread is mostly seafood based with the pomfret, shark, tuna and mackerel.Among the shellfish are crabs, prawns, tiger prawns, lobster, squid and mussels, definitely a nouvelle taste for those coming from an outside city! The food of the Goan Christians is influenced by the Portuguese! There are enough restaurants and snack bars, from the exorbitant to the most reasonable, selling a mixed blend of Indian, Continental, Chinese and Japanese food all along the area. A stimulus for that bubbly stomach on the Goa Honeymoon Package!
Goa has a hot and humid weather for most of the year, as it has tropical monsoon climatic features. The month of May is the hottest and the monsoon rains arrive by early June, giving a much needed respite from the heat.Goa has a short winter season between mid-December and February, with moderate amounts of humidity, but due to altitudinal gradation the nights are a few degrees cooler!
Return back with those memories of lazing on the hammocks together, romance shining through those Aquamarine waters, on the Goa Honeymoon Package!