React India Goa Guide

Rajat S

April, 26, 2022 · 7 min read

React India Goa Guide

⁠A kaleidoscopic blend of Indian and Portuguese cultures, sweetened with sun, sea, sand,seafood, susegad, and spirituality, Goa is India's pocket-sized paradise. A city on India's West coast is a former Portuguese colony with a rich history. Spread over 3,700 square kilometers with a population of approximately 1.8 million, Goa is small by Indian standards.

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Planet Hollywood Resort, Goa

Nearest Railway Station : Margao aka Madgaon Railway station

Distance from Margao/ Madgaon Railway station: Approx 12.5 kms, 26 mins

Distance from Dabolim/Goa Airport : Approx 17 kms, 30 mins

Local Transport in Goa: Taxi on call, bikes on hire

Places to Visit in Goa:

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Aguada Fort:

A famous tourist attraction in the north of Goa, the fort stands on a hill lock that overlooks Mandovi River.


Calangute Beach:

A great place of fun and games, the Calangute beach is home to many experiences. A must visit touristic and busy beach of goa.


Mangeshi Temple: The highlights of the temple are seven story lamp tower, magnificent

water tank, believed to be the oldest part of the temple.


Basilica of Bom Jesus: The Basilica of Bom Jesus church is one of a kind in India and is

known for its exemplary baroque architecture. Built in the year 1594 and consecrated in

1605, the building of this church coincides with the beginning of Christianity in India.

⁠Things to do In South Goa.

Yoga Retreat:

A tour to India without doing indulging in Spirituality or Yoga will be incomplete. Treat yourself by doing Yoga by the beaches.

Visit beaches:

Needless to say Goa is full of the beautiful beaches. You can visit some of the best beaches in South Goa like Butterfly beach, Palolem Beach, Varca Beach, Colva beach, Agonda Beach. These white sand beaches along with the coconut and palm trees gives a pristine look to the landscape.

Heritage tour :

Goa is not just about beaches and parties. Goa has a lot of architectural marvels to offer such as the Basilica of Bon Jesus , Se Cathedral Mangueshi temple and many more. The Wax world museum and few other museums will help you to understand the local culture and traditions.

Dudhsagar waterfalls: 

Not just beaches but Goa has a lot of nature side to offer. A jungle trek to Dudhsagar falls is one experience that should be in your bucket-list.

Bungee Jump:

Are you an adventure junkie? If yes then try out Bungee jumping and feel the adrenaline rush.

Things to carry in September in Goa

  • Sunglasses

  • Hats / Caps

  • Swimwear

  • Sarong / Multi drape coverups

  • Shorts and pieces of Cottonwear

  • Right Footwear / beach sandals

  • Suncreen Lotion

  • First Aid Kit

  • Fanny Packs

  • Wet wipes & Sanitizer

  • Mask

    Goa receives 7 hours of sunshine daily in September. The average high temperature is 29.5 degree, while the average low is 23.8 degrees. It is usually moderate rain or light drizzle.

    Must try Delicacies of Goa:

    • Goan Fish Curry: The Goan fish curry or the Xitti Kodi is the staple diet of every Goan. The Goan fish curry is loaded with various spices along with coconut.

    • Chicken Xacuti: The dish consists of poppy seeds and Kashmiri red chillies. This is yet another Portuguese influenced dish. The Goan curry consists of chicken, potatoes, onions, coconuts, chillies, and other spices.

    • Goan Pork Vindaloo: 'Vin' comes from the word vinegar and 'ahlo' means garlic in Portuguese. It is said that this dish was previously called Vindahlo but because of the use of potatoes, people started calling it Vindaloo

    • Sorpotel: 'Soro' is a Konkani word that translates to alcohol or liquor. Sorpotel (also known as sarapatel) is a famous Goan delicacy. Pork and beef or mutton liver are used for this dish. The meat is parboiled and the fat is fried.

    • Chicken Cafreal: This is a spicy green coloured dish that will leave your mouth watering. Grinding green chillies, herbs and various spices together make the batter for the chicken.

    • Bebinca: is one of the most famous and loved dessert of Goa. It is a multilayered cake that is prepared using coconut milk, sugar, eggs and flour.

    • Serradura: is a Portuguese style dessert belongs to Macau. Serradura is a combination of whipped cream and tea biscuits.

    Local Language:

    Goa's state language is Konkani but most Goans speak Konkani, English, Hindi, and Marathi.

    English Translation of certain lines in Hindi:

    Hello – Namaste

    Thank You – Shukriya

    Sorry – Maaf kijiye

    Where can we get good food? – Accha khana kaha milega?

    Can you help with this address? – Please ye pata bata dijiye

    See You – Fir Milenge

    Nice to meet you – Aapse milke accha laga