Moving Around in Goa

Wine And Dine By Goan Sea

Pristine beaches, grand sunsets and delicious food. These are just a few things that define Goa, the party hub of the country. Apart from being renowned for its exotic parties and tasteful music, Goa is known for its bustling shacks. From the quieter cosy ones, offering peace and solitude, to the thumping party hotspots, the

The Significance of the Season of Lent in Goa

“You are dust and to dust you shall return…” chants the priest ashe smears ashes on the foreheads of Catholics who begin their day in churches all over Goa on Ash Wednesday. SO begins the Season of Lent, a period of forty days where the people can mend their ways, seek forgiveness for ones sins,

Head For The Hills And Plains Around Goa

Beat the summer visiting an art village, doing a coffee trail, watching windmills whirring, indulging in a ‘farm’ breakfast or just chilling. Some offbeat destinations around Goa are covered here … GREEN fields flank the roads and then begin the climb onto the ghats but not a steep one; Wai in Maharashtra is a small

KUNBI: The Goan Fabric of Life

SARIS are such an integral part of the Indian consciousness, often fulfilling a plethora of needs other than those of mere clothing. Often, identity, history, heritage also become part of the garment. And every region of India has its own representative sari – Gujarat has the Bandhani, Orissa the Sambalpuri, Tamil Nadu the Kanjeevaram, Kerala

30+ Must Visit Places in Goa

1. Divar    The island of Divar is famed for Bonderam, the festival held on the river island on the 4th Saturday of the month of August. Bonderam means the festival of flags. Its high point is a mock battle to commemorate the property wars that took place here over a century ago. Its landmark

Old Goa Reminiscent of Roman Glory

On the 25th of November 1510, Goa was conquered by the Portuguese while it was under the rule of the Bijapur Sultan, Ismail Adil Shah (1510 – 1534). The day of the battle is significant as it happened to be the commemorative day of the Feast of St. Catherine of Alexandria. While battle raged between

Walk into the Natural Spa in Goa

IT was very sunny that day and Xanti was leaving in a week’s time. I wanted to show her a side of Goa that has not been much talked about by the guides and websites. Arambol’s sweet water lake was the first place that popped into my head. But was it secret enough? We decided

South is where THE HEART IS!

Canacona, situated in the extreme southern beach belt of Goa, possesses a rather unique character – one that is in stark contrast with the buzzing and noisier northern part of Goa known for its neon-coloured parties that go on till the wee hours. The Agonda – Palolem –Patnem belt, though cut-off from the hustle and

A Treasure-Trove Of Knowledge: THE PANJIM LIBRARY

GOA is best known for its beaches, parties, casinos, churches, food and historical places that are no longer functional such as the Augustine Tower. Very few people know about the Krishnadas Shama Library in Panjim. Its looks are deceptive with glass walls and white paint, and one is bound to think ‘a library is the last

You Know You’re In South Goa When…

THE world is a funny place, and it’s only getting crazier by the minute. Gone are the days of hopping onto the family llama for a quick trip downtown (if ever there were days like that); as a species, we are now more comfortable with being strapped into giant metal cans and flung towards the

LOUTOLIM The Land Of Green Fields And Palatial House

Team Planet Goa takes a trip to explore the beauty of Loutolim – the people, the places and the stories that makes this village intriguing place worth visiting. Loutolim is a quaint village situated downstream on the Zuari River. Driving along the scenic road parallel to the river, lanked with shipyards and paddy fields on either side.

Steps You Can Take To Minimise Your Impact While You Are In Goa

STOP, WAIT A MINUTE! YOU LOVE GOA? WE DO TOO! Here is what you can do to minimise your impact while you holiday, do your part towards the responsible tourism movement in Goa. Jason Santos takes you through what you can do to chip in. FUN and frolic underlines the tourism industry in Goa. With

Ride Around Sangolda, Goa

Every street off the main road is a story waiting  to unfold. Often ignored on the way to the  beachside, the by lanes of Sangolda are easily  one of the greenest in the area. Lose yourself  as you explore the heart and soul of Sangolda.  Dense forests, lakes, hills, and old village  secrets await, especially

A Trail To Hero Stones and Other Historic Vestiges from Bandora, Goa

EXPLORING a village is always exciting but when a native leads the walk one can expect a different experience altogether. So this time when ‘Soul Travelling’chose a local young woman – an English literature lecturer –Tanvi Bambolkar to lead the walk in Bandora, expectations ran high. And sure enough, the group stood mesmerised when Tanvi

5 Neighbourhoods To Live In North Goa

CITY living today is getting daunting and exhausting what with air quality in the metros dipping to an all time alarming level. Couple it with increased vehicular traffic, incessant construction and ascary rate of deforestation,more and more Indians are slowly gathering courage to let go of the life that hasso far been expected andaccepted in

Top 5 Wedding Venues

Goa and romance go hand in hand and since there’s always love in the Goan air, it stands out to provide an immaculate setting to tie the knot. Goa has for long been a premium wedding destination and boasts of its seaside settings to say ‘I do’ but when it comes to thrilling your guests

Family getaways

To make sure that you have a perfect family vacation in the sunny state, we have put together 5 of the most beguiling properties that make for remarkable family getaways.

Must Visit Hidden Gems in Goa

While the majority of holidayers end up in the tried and tested tourist hotspots, there are those who’ve discovered a little more than just Baga and Calangute. Read on to find out about those 5 hidden gems that are still off the popular tourism radar.

For us at Planet-Goa, our team is driven by that feeling of exhilaration that one gets when discovering that something ‘unique’ and ‘new’ about Goa for our ever-so-discerning readers.

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