A Lifetime Trip

…creating colorful memories

Leave a comment

5 Most Happening Beaches in Goa

5 Most Happening Beaches in Goa 

Are you a travel junkie? Do you have a long bucket list of places to visit and see before you make a departure from the world? Well, we are sure if that is the case then Goa is one destination that would be there on your list for sure. Even if you’ve witnessed the city in all its glory, it is simply not a place that you could say you are done visiting just once. It’s a place that stays on the bucket list forever!

There is so much to see and do. There are so many memories to make in Goa time and time again. We can never get enough of fit and definitely can we not commit the sin of cutting it from our list. Let us also tell you that you never visit Goa twice (metaphorically). Each time you go, there is a new idyllic heave waiting to engulf you in its arm; overawing you and mesmerising you and overtaking you by its charm and warmth.
There are movies that have been paying homage to Goa for the sheer charm and fun that it promises. We certainly cannot get over the zombie thriller ‘Go Goa Gone’ that has some crazy fun amidst the beautiful surroundings of Goa. What’s the best part? What happens in Goa stays in Goa. In fact, if you are nearing the end of your college life, we suggest you to take a trip to Goa before all you friends venture out in different directions. The same advice goes to all those people who are bogged down by the monotonous existence and same old routine. Goa is the place to be and it is therapeutic to say the least. There is something for everyone!
There are many things to indulge in Goa but beaches happen to be its trademark and are the first thing that comes to the mind while fantasizing about that perfect holiday. There are uncountable popular and hidden (yes there are good number of unexplored gems in Goa) beaches in Goa. It is almost impossible to cover all while seeing some other beautiful places and enjoying some of those crazy parties and festivals amidst free flowing alcohol and local delicacies.
Therefore, we are simplifying it for you and have compiled a list of five most popular beaches that are a must visit. You have to tick them off your list by hook or by crook. Any visit to Goa would be deemed incomplete if you don’t get a piece of these popular crazy places. So, without much ado, here we go. Have a look:

1. Anjuna Beach: Are you a fan of night parties? Or do you love sitting with your beer and enjoying the pleasures of scenic beauty? This is the place to be if the answer is in affirmative to any of the previous questions. One of the most popular beaches in Goa, Anjuna Beach is always thronged by foreigners who share the same love for parties, Curlies, amazing sumptuous sea food, peaceful seashore and some great restaurants. While in Anjuna, do not forget to visit the flea market that has some amazing trinkets and gives you an insight to Goan culture. And brush up your bargaining skills if you do not want to burn a huge hole in your pocket!

2. Baga Beach: If there is any beach that gives the illusion of coming into existence straight out of a painting, it has to be this without any doubt. The scenic beauty of this beach with the wooden houses is charming and captivates you at once. It has some of the best amenities around which do justice to the immense popularity it enjoys. The shacks and restaurants are ready to extend their hospitality towards you by serving great food and booze. The water sports are a must here and do enjoy a dolphin cruise if you may. Wind surfing is another added asset that Baga Beach hosts. Ergo, it is a boon for all adventure seekers out there!

3. Candolim Beach: The first beach that comes your way when approaching from Panaji is the Candolim Beach. The beach is exceptionally beautiful and evades the swarms of tourists as compared to Baga. It is a little isolated and one can enjoy some quiet moments here. Another claim to fame of the Candolim village is that it was the first to get converted to Christianity in the 16th century. The beach is one of the longest around and also hosts the popular and crazy Sunburn festival every year. Too many reasons to visit already, isn’t it?

4. Mandrem Beach: This beach is probably one of the prettiest beaches of North Goa. Exploring Mandrem village is a must during a visit to the beach. The white sand makes for a pretty picture with beach shacks acting as dash of colours over it. You should also make time for some dolphin spotting and animal spotting, as there are opportunities galore. There are some exotic animals to be traced which include the white bellied fish eagle and olive ridley turtles. There are some exotic eateries serving traditional Goan food among other cuisines. This beach is also famous for its Goan feni and some expert stone carvers. This beach is also a popular hotspot for honeymoon couples who are on the look out of some private romantic moments. The beauty and tranquillity of the beach adds to the romantic spark.

5. Agonda Beach: One of the rare beaches that is clean, Agonda beach is counted as one of the most serene and beautiful beaches of Asia. If you are one belonging to the unconventional crowd visiting Goa, this might be your paradise as you could get to enjoy a quiet evening by the sea reading your favourite book. You can also indulge in sun bathing without being disturbed. There seems to be a strong Caribbean influence over the place. It is one of the more subdued beach experiences far from the maddening crowd.


1 Comment

Exploring the Unexplored – Goa Unplugged

We recently went on a trip to Goa but the thirst to go again still remains! As they say, you can take the person out of Goa, but can’t take out Goa out of a person. The hangover just doesn’t seem to go. Goa is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India and has rightly maintained its position over the years. There are certain busy seasons when it gets extravagantly expensive but then it is value for money through major parts of the year. However, the ones that do not want to splurge that much need not fret. They could easily visit Goa in the non-festive & non-holiday times. There is just too much to offer and if you are up for it, you will never be satiated. How I wish to have a permanent abode amidst those mesmerizing beaches!

Goa has everything going for it-the picturesque popular beaches, the Sunburn Festival, periodic celebrity spotting (if you are lucky and interested), the cheap liquor, the fabulous parties and the sand. You get to click some amazing pictures too, which is just the icing on the cake one needs! What else could you ask for? Some popular locations like the Baga Beach, Colva Beach and Anjana Beach are almost on every prospective visitor’s itinerary. But what we want to do is to open up the unseen and not so popular yet amazing destinations in Goa that deserve your attention. There is a wide array of activities to be done, food to be eaten and unseen places to be visited; as every place has a unique story to tell. After all, what is the charm of living someone else’s experience all over again?

All set to explore the hidden treasures of Goa? Here we go:


Fort Tiracol: Yes, we highly recommend getting out of the comfort of the seasoned hotels and make lodging reservations at this marvellous 17th century Portuguese fort. The nomenclature of these rooms is pretty interesting (the rooms are named after seven days of the week); and this is just the glimpse of what follows closely. The amazing contemporary furniture and the breathtaking sea vistas add to the charm and make you feel as if you are on the best vacation ever.

Some of the other chic and stunning lodging alternatives include Casa Britona, Palolem’s rustic beach huts, and Casa Susegad. We are not spilling the specificities because that would build up the suspense and make you work to get to the details. However, we would just like to say that they are exotic and have brilliant history and bemusing architecture for us to have made a strong case for them.


1.  Butterfly Beach:  The major tourist attractions of Goa happen to be its beaches, but we would like you to experiment and move away from the obvious choices. Butterfly Beach happens to be one such isolated beach that is relatively frequented by less number of tourists. You will have to take a boat from Palolem or Agoda Beach to reach here and be assured to have some great private moments on this exquisite beautiful stretch of sand.

2.  Galjibagh Beach: This is a heaven for people who have a fascination for sea life. You are sure to find the Olive Ridley Turtle relaxing here. In fact, it is the seasonal hatching and nesting site of this animal. You can also visit a few shacks on the beach that sell authentic Goan food and have some pretty sea shells on sale.

3.  Hollant Beach: if you are a non-swimmer, this is an ideal paradise for you. You would be enamoured by the rustic charm of the place as soon as you step on it. Besides, the long stretch of shallow water takes scenic beauty to another level. It is a rocky beach which sets it apart from the rest. A plethora of boats of fishermen lines the narrow curvy shore making for an exquisite site.

pic Credits: holidayiq.com

4.  Cola Beach: The beauty and the charm of this place can be guessed by the fact that even the locals were not aware of the beach’s existence. Imagine! It is immaculately spotless and has a vast number of coconut groves amidst the wide expansive blue sky to accentuate its beauty. It also has a unique lagoon which makes for a memorable stay.

5.  Sinquerim Beach: Located nearby Fort Aguada, this is another marvel that deserves deep appreciation. The strange fact is that the place has preserved its beauty and charm and enjoys isolation despite having luxury resorts in the background. The immaculate and pristine stretch of white sand makes for a relaxing environment. If you are able to spot the sunset sitting here, bless your fortunes and bask in the serenity.

Picture credits: http://visitingplacesofgreatindia.blogspot.in

6.  Bambolim Beach: One of the most scintillating virgin beaches in Goa, this is lined up with beautiful trees and shrubs all along. It is quiet, clean and not swarmed with tourists. This is a rocky beach with small stretches of sand in between. The view is electrifying not in the conventional senses. The task to make new resorts on the beach is in full swing, so visit it before commercialism gets to this place!


Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary: The strategic location of Goa makes it conducive to be habitable to several bird and animal species apart from the prolific sea life it supports. This bird sanctuary is located on the island of Chorao. It boasts of having birds that travel from as far as Siberia. Early mornings are the most ideal time to visit this Sanctuary. The mangroves would also delight you to the core. Hire a guide and get to know the birds in details, if you so desire.

Pic Credits: goa365days.com


1.  Harvalem Falls: You would find this waterfall tucked near Sanquelim. It is a peaceful waterfall and is ideal to be visited during the monsoon season. You could also visit some nearby caves and temples for a varied experience.

Pic Credits: thegoavilla.com

2.  DudhsagarFalls: Embark on a train from Kulem to reach Dudhsagar Falls without spending a lot of money.  You won’t regret including this in your itinerary.

Picture Credits: Flickr

So what are you waiting for? Go Goa Gone!

50 Reasons to Love INDIA

10 Backpacking trips across India one cannot miss in a lifetime

Terrorism dampening the spirits of tourist worldwide

A day well spent at Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi

Why I lost my heart at Taj Mahal

Leave a comment

Mayfair Hideaway Spa Resort, Goa

Beach Resorts in Goa makes your trip a memorable one ! Book Goa tour holiday packages at www.AlifetimeTrip.com

5*- Mayfair Hideaway Spa Resort at best price ! Check Details :http://goo.gl/ArGLTH




MAYFAIR Hideaway Spa Resort on the sea mouth at Betul, Salcete, has been tastefully designed to meet the standards of a best luxury hotel in Goa. With a close proximity to Airport it is ideally located on the Konkan Coast. Overlooking the Arabian Sea this Luxury hotel offers most fascinating Bars & Restaurants and a soothing Spa to spill your joy out of a leisure family holiday in Goa.


Check more details http://www.alifetimetrip.com/packages/goa-tour-holiday-package-mayfair-hideaway-south-goa

Package Inclusions :

  • 03 Nights / 04 days stay in double occupancy.
  • Non-alcoholic Welcome drink on arrival with face towel.
  • Complimentary Goa Airport / Madgaon railway station transfer by sharing and fixed departures.
  • Buffet / TDH Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at Nautica Restaurant or pre-designated F & B outlet on fixed menu basis.
  • Pay for 1 massage at our “Susegado Spa” and get the same complimentary for your spouse. (If the guest do not avail the above offer then they will get 20% off on any massage chosen and not on any promotional package)
  • One half day sight seeing (Fixed itinerary on sharing basis) to Mangeshi temple, Old Goa Church, Dona Paula and Miramar Beach).
  • Every day transfers to Beach – 10 am drop and 5 pm pick up (till end of May), June onwards transfers to Madgaon city (leave hotel at 3 pm and pick up at 7 pm)
  • Complimentary accommodation for 2 children below 6 years in parents room without extra bed. (If extra bed taken then the rates will be applicable as per the above mentioned rates)
  • Complimentary use of Tea / Coffee maker in the room, replenished daily.
  • Complimentary 02 bottles of packaged drinking water and snacks, replenished daily.
  • Complimentary use of swimming pool (with proper swim wear), GYM, Pool table, Library.
  • Daily in house brand domestic liquor complimentary from 6.p.m to 8.p.m at predefined area only.
  • 4th Night Complimentary on room only basis. Compulsory meal supplement @ Rs.1800/- per person and Rs.1200/- per child (6 to 12 years).
  • Free access to WI-FI in rooms and public area.

Leave a comment

Goa – New Year Packages 2014




Check our other Goa Tour Packages and Avail Special Discounts :

We offer customized Holidays for all destinations in India and Abroad.

Please Fill in the Form below and get Custom Tour Suggestions from Our Travel Engineers.


A Lifetime Trip specialized in bringing you inline with the real India and offers best deals on Customized Holiday Packages and Hotel Booking for Andaman, Goa, Himachal, Mussoorie, Shimla, Mcleodganj, Kausani, Dharamshala, Dalhousie, Khajjiar , Agra, Lansdowne, Kerala, Munnar, Thekkady , Alleppey, Wayanad, Kovalam, Kanyakumari , Rajasthan, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mountabu, Bikaner, Pushkar, Ranthambore,Sikkim, Darjeeling, Lakhadweep, Golden Triangle, India.

Leave a comment

Diwali and New year Travel Deals – Kerala, Goa and Rajasthan

Diwali Special Offer ! Get Guaranteed Discounts on Customized Holiday Packages and Hotel Booking for Kerala, Goa and Rajasthan

Enquire us now : http://www.ALifetimeTrip.com

Offer Valid till 30th Nov, 2013

We offer customized Holidays for all destinations in India and Abroad.

Please Fill in the Form below and get Custom Tour Suggestions from Our Travel Engineers.

A Lifetime Trip specialized in bringing you inline with the real India and offers best deals on Customized Holiday Packages and Hotel Booking for Andaman, Goa, Himachal, Mussoorie, Shimla, Mcleodganj, Kausani, Dharamshala, Dalhousie, Khajjiar , Agra, Lansdowne, Kerala, Munnar, Thekkady , Alleppey, Wayanad, Kovalam, Kanyakumari , Rajasthan, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mountabu, Bikaner, Pushkar, Ranthambore,Sikkim, Darjeeling, Lakhadweep, Golden Triangle, India.


Leave a comment

Discounts on #Goa Hotel Bookings only for Tonight

Offer Only for Tonight between 8:30 to 10:30 PM

Book below hotels in Goa with Special Discounts !

Drop us an Enquiry : http://www.alifetimetrip.com/enquiry-form

Check More Details : http://www.alifetimetrip.com/goa-hotel-bookings-from-pune-mumbai

goa_discounts - Copy

1 Comment

Rajasthan, Goa, Shimla, Kashmir, Sikkim Tour Packages

Tour Packages India
A Lifetime Trip specialized in bringing you inline with the real India and offers best deals on Customized Holiday Packages and Hotel Booking for Andaman, Goa, Himachal, Mussoorie, Shimla, Mcleodganj, Kausani, Dharamshala, Dalhousie, Khajjiar , Agra, Lansdowne, Kerala, Munnar, Thekkady , Alleppey, Wayanad, Kovalam, Kanyakumari , Rajasthan, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mountabu, Bikaner, Pushkar, Ranthambore, Sikkim, DARJEELING, goldenTriangle, Lakhadweep India.