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Honeymoon in Goa

They say marriages are made in heaven so why not spend your honeymoon in one? Begin your newly married life with your sweetheart in Goa – a place synonymous with gaiety. The “Rome of the East” is famous for glorious beaches, Portuguese charm, colourful carnivals, liberal ambience, cobbled streets, and most of all – a thriving nightlife. A honeymoon in Goa can bring you all these things to add a zing to your romance. A nirvana for New Age travellers, it retains its charisma through cuisine, lifestyle, and architecture.

Places to visit in Goa


Known for Gothic churches, golden beaches, and glowing avenues, the capital of Goa is draped in Portuguese heritage. Wherever you go in Panaji, its blissful aura and balmy weather will enhance the feeling of your love for each other.

Historical Landmarks

Basilica of Bom Jesus may partially be in ruins, but this monument still oozes simplicity and elegance. Turn your honeymoon into an exquisite dream by visiting two more lovey-dovey spots: a 17th-century Portuguese fort – Aguada Fort – on Sinquerim Beach and Dil-Chahta-Hai fame Chapora Fort near Vagator Beach.

Beaches in Goa

Honeymoon couples long for the beaches in Goa. The gold-sand beaches allow you to discover each other in the most intimate way. Hold your partner’s hand and take an intimate walk on a beach with a backdrop of twilight; then enjoy a candle-light dinner in an outdoor restaurant. Rest, sunbathe, sleep, sip your cocktail, unwind, and cuddle beneath the swaying palms in a romantic hammock or hit the beaches for parasailing, scuba diving, windsurfing, water-skiing, boating, jet skiing, and so on.

Following are among the most picturesque beaches in Goa –

Churches in Goa

Goa is speckled with outstanding churches that speak of Gothic architectural magnificence. A UNESCO World Heritage Site in the outskirts of Panaji – Velha Goa – has the most popular churches like –

Outdoor Thrills in Goa

Goa is the Mecca for madness. To make the best out of an exotic holiday with your beloved, don't confine yourselves to beaches, churches, or even hotel rooms. From museums and temples to exotic wildlife sanctuaries, choose destinations as per your interest. A myriad of activities like swimming, speed boating, and bungee jumping await you. Go for a monsoon trek to Dudhsagar Falls and spend a night in a camp under the stars. Let it all loose in the four-day extravaganza of music, entertainment, and food at Sunburn Festival — held annually in late December. Get off the beaten path to the tracks of wildlife sanctuaries and come across the wild animals on jungle safaris..

Shopping in Goa

Goa is an excellent destination for retail therapy on your honeymoon. Hunt for treasures like ornamental brassware, carved furniture, cashew nuts, crochet, dried fishes, feni, jewellery, papier-mâché, spices, and terracotta available in the famous flea markets of Goa like Wednesday Market at Anjuna Beach and Friday Market at Mapusa. Markets in Old Goa and Panaji offer best souvenirs and gifts to be taken back home.

Accommodation in Goa

Acquire a taste of rustic luxury living by staying for a weekend (or more) in an exotic beach resort. Select a Goa honeymoon package for any of the following hotels that suits you best –

How to Reach

By Air : Goa International Airport, 30 km from Panaji, is the gateway to the state.

By Road : There are four major national highways that link the state with cities along the west coast like Mumbai and Mangalore. Panaji has well-knit transport facilities via taxis and buses.

By Train : Madgaon railway station is the busiest one in the state. The city of Vasco da Gama has another well-connected railway station.

Last updated : January 12, 2016