Goa Vaut le voyage? Worth the trip

Feb 9th, 2015, 05:34 PM
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Goa Vaut le voyage? Worth the trip

Hi!
We are planning a 2-week trip to southern India for late December, early January, 2015/2016. I have always wanted to see GOa but with limited time to see as many of the wonderful sites as possible, I am wondering whether we should go the distance to GOa.
Any thoughts?
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Feb 10th, 2015, 05:53 AM
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Not unless you want to spend time at the beach. There are a few other things to see - Portuguese churches in Old Goa, spice plantations - but they are not why people go to Goa.
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Feb 10th, 2015, 06:01 AM
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And forgot to ask. Why have you "always wanted" to see Goa? If it's that important, why are you having doubts?
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Feb 10th, 2015, 05:38 PM
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Thank you. GOa has been described to me as a beach like no other, spiritually awe-inspiring... Having doubts because of time-constraints, distances
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Feb 10th, 2015, 06:00 PM
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Hardly. It used to be a major hippy hangout. There are still aging hippies around, all night parties during the season, and a lot of tourists, some, I believe, of the package variety. I am sure there are outfits offering yoga, reiki, Ayurvedic cures etc. etc., but I wouldn't rate their spirituality any higher than anywhere else in India, and quite likely lower.

Goa is a series of beaches. I highly recommend reading the latest Lonely Planet guidebook if you decide to go. It will fill you in on the characteristics of the different beaches. Last time I was there, in 2010, the southern beaches were still somewhat less developed.

For my 2010 visit see: https://mytimetotravel.wordpress.com...retty-palolem/
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