Friday, February 22, 2013

Exotic Goan Getaways


Sometimes a summer holiday needs to be a bit more than just sleeping on a warm beach and dipping your toes in to a hotel pool. That’s why we were given Goa holidays. The smallest state in India, Goa is an easy-going and fascinating region with a local culture that provides a gentle sense of mystery and intrigue, which is what draws the tourists back more than the beaches.

Made popular by the yogis and planet friends due to its beautiful scenery and air of calm, more and more families are starting to pick up on the trail. As tourism grows the facilities are rapidly developing, with beach side cafes and restaurants springing up. The accommodation is basic if you travel North but the Southern regions are rather more luxurious.

If you’re fond of your creature comforts and like being prepared, many tour operators are now offering affordable package breaks to Goa. Take Thomas Cook package holidays for instance. Travelling with a well-established tour operator such as this means you will be able to secure a tried and tested hotel with everything you need to get your holiday off to a great start.

The cost of living in Goa is very low, so if you eat out it will be very easy on the wallet as well as a superb dining experience. Let’s face it - people do not tend to travel to Goa in the hope of getting a cheap holiday, it’s all about the country and getting into the culture, seeing the breathtaking sights and learning more about the local way of life. There is of course great wildlife to be seen as well. Take a trip to see a tiger and lion reserve, spot elephants wandering about in their natural habitat and watch giant sea eagles soaring on the breeze. For a vacation that’s a bit more than an everyday summer holiday, try Goa and discover a new passion for living.