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Being one of the hotspots in the list of holiday destinations in India, Goa and its beaches are famous world over with tourists from across the globe. Although Goa has two basic tourist seasons – summers and winters, it never ceases to surprise the traveller in you at any given point in time. Since the state’s economy runs through tourism, there is a huge demand for budget hotels throughout the year.
Goa - Places to Visit
Beaches in North and South Goa, there are a number of cruises, casinos and flea markets that one could explore.
accommodation in Goa by OYO
Travelers visiting for a soul-searching experience can unwind to the calm and hippie vibe of Anjuna and Arambol, known for their serene and pristine beaches, solitude and meditation. The budget and affordable Anjuna beach hotels and Arambol beach hotel properties of OYO offer many advantages to the visitors of being well connected. Calangute beach hotels are an ideal option for foodies and thrift shoppers. OYO offers a comfortable stay for guests at hotels near Calangute beach. For tourists who wish to explore the quiet beaches of Goa, OYO provides a varied range of offers in hotels near Palolem beach which is ideal for amateur swimmers. Beanulim in South Goa comprises of a beautiful beach, fringed by palms and coconut trees. It is known for the sea food and dolphin sighting. The tourists can live at the hotels in Benaulim at best deals provided by OYO. Lying between the Arabian Sea and Sal River with paddy fields in the background, the Cavelossim beach makes for a must-visit destination for tourists. There are a variety of OYO accommodations in Cavelossim beach hotels. Tourists can choose budget hotels in Cavelossim Beach that provide services similar to 3 Star hotels or luxury hotels which provide services equivalent to 4 Star Hotels or 5 Star Hotels. The Dudhsagar Falls have many parks, a swimming site and a popular theme park making it popular among tourists and adventure junkies. There are many hotels near Dudhsagar Falls for travelers to enjoy the trip having to worry about accommodation. Agonda in South Goa is famous for dolphin sighting, Samdarshi’s mediation Ashram, Cola beach and Yogamea Yoga School where OYO provides accommodation at the best Agonda Beach hotels. The Miramar Beach in Panaji is a pristine beach with many interesting places to visit like Casino Pearl and Goa Museum. Stay in hotels near Miramar Beach Goa to explore the place and make the most of your vacation. Bogmalo which is close to the Dabolim Airport is a decent stop for those with a few spare hours before their flight and is famous for scuba-diving. OYO has good accommodation in many bogmalo hotels to ensure a comfortable stay.
Events in Goa
Sao Joao Festival: June
Sao Joao is the feast of St John, the Baptist celebrated with a great fervour in South Goa. According to scriptures, John leapt with joy in his mother’s womb when she was told of Jesus’ birth. On this day, young men around Goa jump into wells to retrieve gifts thrown in by the villagers. Sao Joao is also called the Festival of Fertility as young to-be mothers make offerings to God for a child. The highlight of the day is the Sangodd on which people parade singing religious hymns. The day also celebrates the spirit of adventure. A number of competitions are organized for the youth to exhibit their talents. The people don colorful attires and gather around a stream to participate in boat races. The young and old alike sing and dance together with flower crowns resting on their heads.If you want to explore the traditional side of Goa, visit in June to witness the Carnival like celebration of San Joao by booking an OYO suiting your budget.
Bonderam Festival: August
Celebrated with great enthusiasm in Divar Island, the Bonderam Festival is one of the most significant festivals of Goa. Bonderam is Portuguese for Flags which play an important role in the festival because they helped putting an end to many fights and wars among the two sections of the Divar village. This monsoon festival is a huge crowd puller with people from the state and country flocking to witness this lively and colorful celebration. The festival starts with a Flag parade after which the real celebration begins with fancy dress competition and traditional float parade while the music drifts in the air turning the feast into a lively carnival. While the parade concludes late in the evening, a DJ or live band will keep you entertained through the night. Book your OYO in Goa and be a part of this celebration to experience the culture of Goa up close.