Stories on Goa

When History comes back to Life…

What happens when pieces of history get majestically refurbished? A sight worth beholding of course! Lenny Baretto loves to give churches in Goa a transfigured look, including the stunning heritage

Ho Ho Ho! Harley Santas Ride All The Way To Grand Hyatt Goa

Grand Hyatt Goa in collaboration with Harley Davidson Owners Group – Goa recently organised the annual Santa Run through the streets of the capital city and the scenic routes of

Girl-on-a-Cycle

Pedal powering through Gorgeous Goa In his book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert M. Pirsig hit the nail on the head when he said that the view

The Cross & The Tulsi

A leisurely drive around the countryside and one will notice either a Cross or a Tulsi adorning a prominent place in the compounds of Goan homes. The Hindus regularly perform

OLDER AND BOLDER

I feel chuffed ….. Today I have pushed the envelope a little further and pushed the bar a bit higher for myself. I challenged the adage ‘You can’t teach an

Anatomy of a Goan Home

Goan homes exude a charm which can never be matched by the multi-stories which seem to be the trend of the hour. Appreciate the uniqueness of Goan homes through this

Fontainhas – The Latin Quarters of Panjim

Quaint painted bungalows, churches and charming cafes keep the Latin magic of Goa alive in Fontainhas. All in all, a walk through this enchanting neighborhood is a very pleasant way

The Changing Face of Assagao

A stone’s throw away from the congested and bustling Mapusa, lies the reticent and captivating village of Assagao. The picturesque village is seeing a sudden influx of new residents, who

The Significance of the Season of Lent in Goa

“You are dust and to dust you shall return…” chants the priest as he smears ashes on the foreheads of Catholics who begin their day in churches all over Goa

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kurdi was once Upon A Time, A Village…

A quaint village in South Goa remains submerged for a greater part of the year and resurfaces at the end of long and hard summer. The village of Kurdi is Goa’s very own Atlantis! Let us explore this phenomenal ancestral town of the Kurdikars through our lenses.

Shyam Longani to spruce up your meals @ Taj Exotica Goa

Taj Exotica Goa is all set to reinvent your culinary experiences, with the arrival of Chef Shyam Longani, all the way from Taj Cape Town

Rampuri food festival @ Vivanta by Taj, Panjim

Vivanta by Taj, Panjim recently showcased the exquisite and elusive culinary legacy of the northern district of Uttar Pradesh.

Delicious Goa Rains

Monsoons in Goa don’t just lay out the carpets in vivid shades of green, they bring along with them cravings for the kind of food that comes from farm fresh vegetables and fruit that are in abundance in this season. ‘The monsoon is the perfect time to discover the traditional, local cuisine of Goa. I have jotted here a few recipes that are extremely popular in Hindu households in the rains.

The Village Life

Goan villages are the heart and soul of the landscape of this tropical state. Characterized by close knit communities, traditions weaved in history, abundance of natural resources, stories passed through

Reminisces triggered by Urrak

It’s the season for Goa’s beloved cashew drink; read more about its revered status in the locals’ lives in this article.

Lazy lunches & Sexy Sundowners

Planet Goa goes exploring from Ashvem to Rajbagh! Here are a few of our favourite places to hang out and chill in style this season… ‘There’s never a dull moment

7 Things About Things To Chill You’ll Kick Yourself for Not Knowing

Beat the Heat with these super fun things to do when in Goa during summers…

Ideas for building a Home in Goa

For some, their home is akin to a private sanctuary while for some others, it could be a place to showcase their aesthetic taste. Our homes are an extension of our personality & as Priya Jain, Interior Designer (Inside Job) suggests, its’ best to prioritize your personal preferences instead of getting carried away by market trends.

Music And Dance in Goan Culture

There’s no doubt that Goa is visually extremely appealing, but there’s more to this state than just its beaches. Shobhika Jaju lets you in on the multifarious forms of music

Cultured Cuisine

Art consultant Samira Sheth curated an intimate and exclusive rendezvous between art and cuisine as part of Cashew Trail 2016 at the Park Hyatt Resort & Spa It is not

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.