Christmas/NYE in India (Goa?)
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Oct 2, 2012 12:30 AM Last Post By: Pirate_at_50
Sep 30, 2012 6:13 PM
I'm a solo female traveller so would like somewhere where...
1) it is easy to find other travellers
2) is cheap
3) has a decent party :)
Would Goa be a good option? I was thinking of going out there for some yoga classes anyway.
If not, maybe Kerala?
I haven't booked flights yet and have a completely open itinerary so please make suggestions! Above all I want to have fun but stay safe. Thank you. :)
Sep 30, 2012 6:52 PM
1You do understand that is Peak season for Goa. Cheap is going to be relative. You may have to settle for what you can get..
Sep 30, 2012 8:31 PM
2As you are looking for a happening place, area around Baga beach should be best for you. If you book a place just about a kilometer away from beach, you might have to pay less. But book in advance as its the peak season that time. We have also booked in that area for new year. Finding travelers is not a problem, if you are friendly in nature.
Sep 30, 2012 8:39 PM
3i'd reccomend Arambol in Goa but try and get there before xmas week if you can to find yourself with more chance in terms of accomodation.
Goasunset say's Baga but the attached link shows what some of the more popular beaches can be like!!
Sep 30, 2012 11:17 PM
4Goa isn`t cheap at Christmas/New Year - they jack the prices for anyone fool enough to go.
Oct 1, 2012 12:15 AM
5Yes you will find 1000's of travellers in Goa at Xmas, ditto Indian tourists and ditto package tourists,it would seem that theRussuans have taken Arambol over and lots of Brits on the northern beaches....is it cheap? Thats up to you...prices soar in season but it seems that many backpackers can cut costs by staying in basic huts ,all together on the same beaches,by dossing around and by keeping soap, shampoo and laundry costs to a minimum.
Oct 1, 2012 2:46 AM
6Basically hotels and taxi and travelling is tripple to four time cost at that time. Me also searching for a cheap accomodation at that time .
But for your information:- main party hub area is baga beach, main shopping and crowded beach is calaungute beach,its the queen beach of goa.
For a decent,calm and relaxing place go to south goa. Especially :- colva and panelomen beach are popular.
Oct 1, 2012 2:51 AM
7"calm and relaxing" @ "panalolem"( thats Palolem), at Xmas...completely innacurate information.
Oct 1, 2012 5:39 AM
8'Calm and relaxing', are not words anyone would associate with anywhere in Goa over xmas/new year.
Oct 1, 2012 6:13 PM
9Link above by danbushell, a comment: The picture shows the half a kilometer area on the entire 72 kilometer coast line of Goa, which remains that way during day hours for almost throughout the year. They are the people who come just for an hour on calangute beach, as a part of their one day sight seeing tour mostly in buses. If you walk just 300 or 400 meters from calangute beach ( south towards condolim beach or north towards baga beach) things will be different for which goa is famous for. They are not the people who stay on beaches for relaxing/sunbath.
Oct 2, 2012 12:30 AM
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