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What is the mystery behind the Goa attaction?

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1. Posted by Shrinagesh (Full Member 102 posts) 9y

Most Westerners reach Goa at the first instance?
Why? Can someone enlighten this Indian?

2. Posted by masterblaster19 (Full Member 119 posts) 9y

the beaches in southern goa are beautiful. I went in June when i had the whole of benolim beach to myself. it was heavenly. Also, India is a place where you dont tend to meet many other backpackers (which can be a good and a bad thing) outside of backpacker centers like goa and manali

3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 9y

Quoting jennygro

the beaches in southern goa are beautiful. I went in June when i had the whole of benolim beach to myself. it was heavenly. Also, India is a place where you dont tend to meet many other backpackers (which can be a good and a bad thing) outside of backpacker centers like goa and manali

Is that true about the backpacker meeting and so?

I really don't understand, but I haven't been there, so I can't judge really. But that's not typical for Goa, I don't understand why people like to stick together. I mean, it's a inevitable consequence of travelling to nice places, but I would avoid if possible. Aren't there any other nice beaches in India? Friend of mine went to the Andamans and Nicobars, he had an island for himself

4. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Goa is in general popular to hippies. They stick together smoking weed and have good times on the nice beach. Also the parties are great. Its just a great place to be.

5. Posted by aprilsgal (Full Member 161 posts) 9y

hey utrecht,

andamans is certainly beautiful because of its cora reefs.. . also, it smuch less polluted ( i think). I went to lakshadweep almost 9 years back - most of the islands are small, u can see the see on the otherside breadth wise - but beautiful waters!!!!!!!

Even the rameshwaram (in tmail nadu) beach is supposed to be beautiful - but rameshwaram is more a pilgrimage spot. And you cannot do "beach" activities over there, which is probably why its not so popular as the others!

And I guess the attraction with goa is its culture which is a contrast to the rest of India. While its "westrnity" is nothing new to westerners, i guess its intersting to see the contrast!

6. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Shrinagesh

There is lots of fun and parties guaranteed, when Westerners gather, in Goa.

Mel

7. Posted by WeeJoe (Respected Member 336 posts) 9y

Its the beautiful beaches, happy people and the fact that it isn't crammed with loudmouths like some spots on the Thai islands for example. Its got its own dignity and thats down to the Goan people. Best exemplified by the fact that you don't get served flourescent drinks, its a strictly beer and spirits spot.....the way it should be. The friendliness and attitude of the people there set Goa miles ahead of any other beach paradise i've been to.

Palolem when the guitars are out, is heaven on earth.

8. Posted by Shrinagesh (Full Member 102 posts) 9y

Thanks for making me run to Goa and see the place
first hand. Though travelled widely in India, Goa was
one place that had not attracted me until then.

Thanks again, friends.