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Why you should visit Goa

It’s no secret that Goa is a favourite beach destination in India. It has a laid-back lifestyle, hippie vibe, glorious scenic beaches, natural tranquillity, beach sports, and awesome parties. It’s a great destination year-round, but visiting Goa during summer is quite a special experience. Here are some reasons to visit Goa this summer.

Soak in the sun on quiet beaches

Make a beeline for one of the beautiful beaches of this tropical paradise, sans crowds! Relax and soak up the Vitamin D on a sun-kissed stretch of sand, or take a contemplative barefoot stroll, perfect therapy for your body, mind and soul. Just don’t forget to pack your sunglasses and sunblock.

Get high on adrenaline

Water sports definitely shouldn’t be missed on a trip to Goa: parasailing, water skiing, jet skiing, wind surfing, banana boat ride, scuba diving, dolphin spotting, snorkeling… Get ready for an adrenaline rush!

Try the delicious Goan cuisine

A trip to Goa is incomplete without trying the delicious local cuisine: pork vindaloo, Goan fish curry, sorpotel, fish recheado, prawn balchao, bebinca, and of course, the local liquor, Goan feni… hungry yet?

Summertime festivals

There are festivities and celebrations in Goa year-round, but the months of summer (March-May) throb with high spirits and liveliness. The best festivals at this time of year are Shigmo (March), a street festival that portrays Goan life through folk performances, music, dance and parades; Easter (March or April); Grape Escapade (April), a wine festival; the Goan Food and Music Festival (April), which celebrates Goan delicacies and music; the Konkan Fruit Fest (April); India Bike Week (April); and the Goa Heritage Festival (May).

Old Goa Church

Basilica of Bom Jesus is the most ancient churches in Goa that is mostly visited by the tourists. Constructed late back in 15th century, the church has been crafted with precious stones and surreal works of impressionist painter. It consists of the remains of St. Francis Xavierthat defines the finest Baroque architecture. Snuggled in old Goa, this spiritual place carries a coffin that is in display for tourists. A major crowd comes to visit this glorious church. You must not miss a visit to this grand church.

Water Sports

Goa is all about water and fun for water lovers. Thalassophiles always make an excuse to dive into the water. The hot summer season and beautiful beaches obviously call for some interesting water sports in Goa. We have a list of water activities for all the water lovers that are so much fun to do. Seawater is always an attraction for its lovers. They always get curious when they come near the sea and eagerly want to know about the life of aquatic creatures.

Mangeshi Temple

The history of the Mangueshi temple is significant in the context of the Potuguese invasion as this is one of the temples that were destroyed by the invaders in 1567. The Portuguese destroyed this temple when Salcate was added to their territory. This ancient temple was located in the village of Kushastali on the south bank of the river Zuari, the village was later named as Cortalim after the Portuguese conquests.

The Portuguese had destroyed the original temple in order to establish a church at the same ground, however the lingam of Lord Manguesh was immediately transferred to Priol where it is presently located. Kushastali during the Portuguese reign offered to be a terminal in the ferry route across the river Zuari, today also accessible when en route from the airport or from Margao (26 km away) to Panjim.

Dudhsagar Falls

The majestic cascade of white water, gushing over the steep, nearly vertical face of the mountain from a spectacular height of 1017ft; is both breath taking and awe inspiring, making one aware that there are many forces in nature much more powerful that the human mind and body.

The name ‘Dudhsagar’ literally translates to ‘sea of milk’ which many believe is an allusion to the white spray and foam that the great waterfall creates as it cascades into the waters of the lake. The falls are at their zenith during the monsoon season, although they are a popular attraction all year round.

Anjuna Flea Market

Anjuna’s weekly Wednesday flea market is as much part of the Goan experience as a day on the beach. More than three decades ago, it was conceived and created by hippies smoking jumbo joints, convening to compare experiences on the heady Indian circuit and selling pairs of Levi jeans or handmade jewellery to help fund the rest of their stay.

Nowadays things are far more mainstream and the merchandise comes from all over India: sculptures and jewellery courtesy of the Tibetan and Kashmiri traders; colourful Gujarati tribal women selling T-shirts; richly colourful saris, bags and bedspreads from Rajasthan; sacks of spices from Kerala; and the hard-to-miss bejewelled tribal girls from Karnataka pleading passers-by to ‘come look in my shop’. Weaving in among this syrupy blend of stalls are the remaining hippies, backpackers, weekenders from Mumbai, and bus- and taxi-loads of package tourists from Russia and Europe.

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Why you should visit Rishikesh.

Just imagine a night with peace, littering stars, and you are overlooking the calm running River, by sitting at Ganges Ghats while you’re camping. You never feel it until you visit Rishikesh. This place is nestled in the foothills of Himalayas, just beside the Holy River Ganga. A land with a pure form of yoga, spirituality, adventure, and art attracts most of the visitors from all over the world. You cannot deprive yourself of Rishikesh if you want a perfect mixture of everything in life. Without further ado here are 5 reasons why you should visit Rishikesh….

Sound practice for Yoga

Yoga helps to rejuvenate the body parts, Rishikesh is known for the sound destination of Yoga. IN Rishikesh you will find the ampleness of Meditation and Yoga schools, Authorities yoga centers and institutes. The ashrams form ancient times increase the fat of yoga and spirituality. In these centers, you will be taught through the best yoga practitioners. Real authenticity and traditional depth of yoga need to be understood. In Rishikesh, yoga is practice according to the traditional systems. It is a proper hub for Ayurveda therapies and treatments, weight loss and some beauty-enhancing measures.

Outdoor adventures

the array of adventure activities in Rishikesh make it a more interesting destination. Rishikesh counts under the most adrenaline thrilling adventurous place. And yes adventure sports capital of India known for river and white river rafting. Activities like Camping, bonfire, Kayaking, Mountain cycling or cliff jumping you can enjoy at places like Shivpuri, Kaudiyala, and Dharmapuri.

Sign of spirituality

The land of God “Rishikesh is also known by this name. A high number of pilgrims from all over the world were synthesized by the Rishikesh. It is a town surrounded by the air buzzing electricity and divinity. The belief of this place connects you with the real consciousness of the world. Divine Ganga Arti, a traditional spiritual ritual in Haridwar. This spiritual place beholds the divine value; you will feel blessed while attending this Arti. Thousands of Pundits will melodious sound of bells, and a shower of blessings will calm you. If you want to experience the Meditation, kirtan or mantra chanting, you can visit religious places like Triveni Ghat, Parmarth Ghat, and Parmarth Niketan.

There is much to insight

You may wonder, but you won’t regret your tour to Rishikesh. Rishikesh is surrounded by beautiful places, like Ram jhula, Lakshman Jhula, Rajaji National Park, and lots of Ashrams. You can also enjoy some fun-loving or adventurous activities here. The real treasure of ride, river rafting, yoga, and food, only found in Rishikesh. IF you want to go on a venture, you can hire a vehicle for a ride and visit some cascading waterfalls. After you strap up the captivating beauty of the Rishikesh, you don’t have to worry about the stay, check the luxurious stay at Madusudhan. The team of Madusudan is highly aimed to make a comfortable and relaxing stay to purge yourself.

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Bliss Ganga Hotel http://apricushotels.com/bliss-ganga/#new_tab http://apricushotels.com/bliss-ganga/#new_tab#respond Mon, 14 Oct 2019 18:25:24 +0000 http://apricushotels.com/?p=352 When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, like the form of a beloved mistress, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me, that it might be the mirror of my soul, as my soul is the mirror of the infinite God!

O my friend — but it is too much for my strength — I sink under the weight of the splendour of these visions! A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine.

I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, like the form of a beloved mistress, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me.

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Apricus Regency https://apricushotels.com/apricus-villas/ https://apricushotels.com/apricus-villas/#respond Mon, 14 Oct 2019 18:23:46 +0000 http://apricushotels.com/?p=353 When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, like the form of a beloved mistress, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me, that it might be the mirror of my soul, as my soul is the mirror of the infinite God!

O my friend — but it is too much for my strength — I sink under the weight of the splendour of these visions! A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine.

I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, like the form of a beloved mistress, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me.

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Apricus Home Stay https://apricushotels.com/could-impress-upon-paper-all-that-is-living/ https://apricushotels.com/could-impress-upon-paper-all-that-is-living/#respond Mon, 14 Oct 2019 18:20:32 +0000 http://apricushotels.com/?p=355 When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, like the form of a beloved mistress, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me, that it might be the mirror of my soul, as my soul is the mirror of the infinite God!

O my friend — but it is too much for my strength — I sink under the weight of the splendour of these visions! A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine.

I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, like the form of a beloved mistress, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me.

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Apricus Inn https://apricushotels.com/like-the-form-of-a-beloved-mistress/ https://apricushotels.com/like-the-form-of-a-beloved-mistress/#respond Mon, 14 Oct 2019 18:19:06 +0000 http://apricushotels.com/?p=356 When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, like the form of a beloved mistress, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me, that it might be the mirror of my soul, as my soul is the mirror of the infinite God!

O my friend — but it is too much for my strength — I sink under the weight of the splendour of these visions! A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine.

I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, like the form of a beloved mistress, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me.

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