As you move from North to South the landscape shifts from the heavy populated cities of Panaji to the quieter village life in the South. The heartland of Goa takes you on a beautiful journey of discovery.
If you’ve the time to enjoy some peace and quiet, drive down to South Goa’s beaches for a time away from your hassles. The best beaches are located down South in areas of Colva, Benaulim, Mobor to the quieter stretches of Agonda. Here you can get a mix of both, unlike the busier North, it’s peaceful existence amidst tall palm gives you the sense of breeze, the floating air through your hair immediately slows you down to enjoy the moment.
Like other beachside haunts, shopping opportunities are plenty. From fine jewelry, local handicrafts to rare artifacts, you can find just about anything to fit your pocket. The local markets are full of enticing knick-knacks that one can pick.
Like all other things, food too is different. From the way the curry is prepared to the any other local preparation. There are few local places that still serve authentic Goan meals that you can surely try.
For entertainment one can always go for a movie if you’re a film buff, or visit the many museums or go for a trek or heritage walk to get acquainted with a little bit of South Goa’s history. If you have the budget for a unique experience, book yourself a view from the skies on the Hot Air Balloon Ride
The drive to South Goa is pleasant. From Panaji to Margao city, the commercial capital is around 35kms and can take around an hour to get there if you get traffic along the way. Enroute to your destination, you can stop by Goa’s largest fish aquarium Abyss. Its located along the main highway, ,half way from North to South.
Your attention is peaked right from the interesting entry of a fishes mouth. Once inside you can marvel at the splendid display infront of you. They have ensured that proper care is taken to see that their prized possessions are healthy and happy.
Around 60 varieties of all sorts of aquatic life are placed in displays where they swim with ease and you can take a look up close.