Indians love Goa, but Mumbaikar’s romance with this party state surpasses all others. The people of the metropolis undoubtedly have a soft corner for this lovely destination with beautiful palm-fringed beaches, easy going life, beautiful sunsets, delicious food and lots of entertaining events.
It’s no big secret that Goa’s ethereal charm and beauty beckons honeymooners, party revellers, and tourists from across the globe. But did you know that Mumbaikars, in particular, are smitten by the glorious state? Apparently, Goa has a magnetic pull for the citizens of the metropolis, and they can’t get enough of it. We look at five reasons why Mumbaikars love Goa and have an urge to revisit it time and again. And while the highway connectivity between Goa and Mumbai is great, the low cost airlines like Go Air, Indigo and others, reaching Goa quickly now is not a challenge.
- Quaint Charm:
With its beautiful churches, stunning architecture and lovely Portuguese homes, Goa has a quaint charm about it. Besides, it’s a very happening place with numerous festivals, luxurious cruises, and the Goa carnival. Let’s not forget the flea markets and street shops that offer Mumbai shopaholics the chance to test their bargaining skills in snagging tribal jewellery, boho dresses, sarongs, funky accessories and more. And yes, the magnificent weather, the heavenly sounds and scents, the relaxing environment and the polite, amiable and friendly locals all add to Goa’s allure.
- Convenient Travel:
Thanks to the short travel time between the two cities and the convenient Mumbai Goa flights (1 hour 10 minutes), Mumbaikars don’t need to chalk out an extensive holiday plan to escape the daily grind for a quick weekend getaway to Goa. Not to mention, the trip is affordable and doesn’t dent the budget. No wonder, people from Mumbai are always looking for an opportunity to escape the concrete jungle for a rejuvenating break on the serene beaches of Goa complete with sun, sand, and frolic.
- Goan Cuisine:
Mumbaikars love the mouth-watering Goan cuisine. The exceptional culinary delights of the state are a wonderful blend of traditional Konkani ingredients and Portuguese cooking techniques. Foodies from Mumbai reportedly make exclusive trips to enjoy the amazing seafood and mouth-watering delicacies like Chicken Cafreal, Prawn Curry, Balchao, Vindaloo, Crab Xec Xec and the yummy Bebinca dessert.
- Legendary Party Hub:
Sure, Mumbai has a pulsating nightlife, but Goa is the ultimate hub for fun and partying. From snazzy clubs, casinos, a vibrant pub scene to non-stop music, Goa offers all this and more in abundance. No big surprise that Mumbaikars head straight to the beach paradise, far from the maddening crowds of the metropolis to chill and let their hair down.
- Exhilarating Sports:
Goa is a big attraction for Mumbaikars who love exhilarating sports. Be it windsurfing, sailing, diving, jet skiing, scuba diving, kayaking or biking, water scooter riding and parasailing, the state has tons of activities for adrenaline junkies looking for a thrilling experience.
With so much on the platter and no scope for boredom, it’s easy to understand why Mumbaikars, are drawn towards Goa. So why don’t you join the bandwagon? Arm yourself with flip-flops, shades, bathing suits, a good sunscreen, and board the next flight to bask in the beautiful locales of Goa.