Located in the southwestern coast of India, Goa is India’s smallest state by area. Goa is one of the most sought after destination visited by not only Indians but people across the world. It is visited by tourists for golden sand beaches, cathedrals, Portuguese colonial architecture, and heritage and most importantly nightlife. Also, it is positioned on the Western Ghats due to which it is a biodiversity hotspot and has rich flora and fauna.
Goa is a former Portuguese province with a rich history. The state was under the influence of Portuguese culture for 451 years. This isolated Goa then from the rest of the country and still Goa is visibly different from other states of India. However, today you can find elements of Indian culture as well in many cities of the state.
You must have heard from your friends and family that Goa can be best explored on a scooty but does that hold true even during the summer and monsoon time? The scorching heat and unpredicted rain can ruin your well-planned trip in no time; therefore this summer-monsoon season book self drive cars in Goa. The car rental service is available for you right from the Dabolim airport and can be taken to visit any part of the Goa.
Goa is one of the favourite destinations to chill-out for India’s youth. It is a blend of sea, sun, sand, and seafood. Incredible cruise packages, e-bike tours, music fests, adventures sports, underwater activities, and beautiful beaches encourage them to take time from their preoccupied life. Beaches are the city’s stronghold, and you can reach there easily from your cottage or hotel using self-drive car rental Goa service. Arambol, Anjuna, Agonda, Baga, Vagator, Colva, Dona Paula, Palolem, Mandrem are some of the most popular beaches in Goa, and each one has its own personality. Arambol is famous amongst backpackers, Anjuna for hippie market, Mandrem is for the languid, Baga calls for brashers. Some of them stretching along the coastline of the sea are right in front of the five-star hotels. They are perfect if you are looking for peace as the few things you will find here are groomed sand, footprints of crabs and yours!
This pocket-size paradise also remains on the top of the ‘road-trip’ list especially for Mumbaikars and Punekars, if not many. The breath-taking scenery of Konkan area and journey along the Arabian sea is what makes Mumbai to Goa or Pune to Goa trip appear on that list.
As per prominent Goan architect, Gerard Da Cunha, Goans don’t live in the city rather their heart lies in villages. They travel to town only for work. Unlike villages in other parts of India, Goa’s villages hold a unique charm. It is quite a worth to take a self drive car in Goa service and drive aimlessly on an idle evening to one of the villages- Assolna, Benaulim, Britona, Cortalim, Curtorim, Mollem, Usgao, Savoi Verem, Shiroda. Moreover, Goa’s beach belt such as Calangute and Candolim are as much worth booking a self-drive car for as for villages. Besides the beach, sun, and sea, the state has to offer sanctuaries for the wildlife lovers. The sunrise yoga session and reiki healing courses on the beach are great if you wish to top up your Zen. Last but not least, you can’t leave Goa without indulging in its spices and flavours which have Indo-Portuguese influence.