Many individuals have problems in deciding where to go on their annual vacation as they really need a break but are not sure exactly what type of holiday they want. This is where we at holidaybirds can help you, as we have all of the best information on any kind of holiday you could wish for and on all the best destinations. We also offer various Goa holiday packages. Goa is still not that well-known as a destination everywhere in the world, but to those in the know it is one of the finest places to vacation. Goa is the smallest region in India and is situated on the West coast. It has a unique blend of a strong Portuguese influence, due to it having been a Portuguese colony for many years, and traditional Indian culture.
What to Expect During Goa Holidays
The state of Goa may be the smallest in India, but it is also the richest and most abundant. It is a beautiful region with a colorful and varied history. Part of the Mauryan Empire in the 3rd century BC, it was then ruled by the Satvahanas of Kolhapur and the Bhojas, the Chalukyas, the Silharas, and eventually the Portuguese, which had given rise to a very diverse culture.
Due to the multi-cultural past, the people of Goa are relaxed, friendly and very welcoming. Locals of all faiths and cultures primarily see themselves collectively as Goans, not divided by other factors.. The afternoon siesta is kept by all, with shops putting down their shutters in the afternoons between one and four o’ clock.
The people are very religious and aware of their ethnicity as well as being very happy-go-lucky, and this creates a wonderfully diverse community with one goal; to live life to the fullest.
Goa has a rich cultural history and this has led to a very rich cultural heritage which consists of folklore comprising of music, dances, visual arts, and folk songs and folk tales. Goa packages that include the old city are a must for those who enjoy the arts, culture, history and architecture, as this part of Goa has wonderful places of historic interest. Nowhere else will you find a magnificent church, a Basilica, a cathedral and an ancient Hindu temple in such close proximity.
If you ask a Goan what flows through their veins, they will tell you that it is music, not blood. Music, arts, dance, drama, and crafts are very important to Goa, and these are to be found everywhere.
Goan cuisine is heavily influenced by its Hindu, Portuguese, and Muslim origins. Rice, seafood, coconut milk, and local spices form the main ingredients of Goan food and the flavors are generally quite intense. Goan cuisine is generally considered amongst the best in India.
Whether you are interested in a beach holiday where you can live on the beach itself, a stay in a luxury resort, or prefer to take safari up into the Northern region to visit the wildlife sanctuaries, holidaybirds has the perfect Goa tour packages for all.
We have daily departures to Goa (India) from several international places (Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Saudi Arabia, England, United Kingdom (UK), United States (USA), Australia, Fiji, Mauritius, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Brazil, Qatar, Philippines, Ireland.