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Frequently known as “Queen of the Beaches”, Goa is an evergreen holiday destination among both local and international tourists. The very tiny state of Goa has everything right from Fish & Feni to Ferries, Fun and Football. Here are some more tips about the unexplored places in Goa which you need to know before you start out on your trip.
1. The Salt Cafe, Panjim
Lokaso Tip: “One of the few places in Panjim for a quick authentic fish curry rice meal. Tasty yet economic!” – Esteann Afonso
The Salt Cafe is a small quaint cafe recently started in the heart of Panjim city. They serve a delicious Veg thali at Rs.80 for lunch and Prawns Curry Thali at Rs.90 along with fried fish that is chargeable. During the evenings, the restaurant gives away the feeling of a Cafe by serving some tasty burgers, sliders, shakes and sandwiches.
2. Sinquerim Beach
Lokaso Tip: “Sinquerim is one of the best beaches in Goa where one can enjoy jet skiing, Parasailing, Fishing, Scuba Diving etc at the same place” – Maheshwari Naik
Sinquerim is the first tourist beach of North Goa located to the South of Baga-Calangute Stretch. It is famous among the travellers as an ideal place for swimming and watersports. At the end of the beach is a small stretch of sand sectioned off by the old ramparts of Fort Aguada where you can indulge in water-skiing, banana boats, parasailing etc.
3. Koi Asian Dining & Bar, Calangute
Lokaso Tip: “Don’t miss Khow Suey Soup- A Burmese-style, coconut based curry. Must try if you are a fan of Asian Cuisine” – Abha Saxena
A very famous Asian Fusion Restaurant situated in Calangute and housed in a classic Portuguese bungalow. The restuarant has 3 indoor areas, main bar, a private dining room & garden areas to dine in. Their menu offers a wide range of Pan Asian delicacies which are authentic and at the same time has a tinge of fusion to it. Koi’s own interpretation of the mouthwatering Burmese Khow Suey is priced at Rs. 400 and worth a try.
4. Ashwem Beach
Lokaso Tip: “Ashwem Beach offers a magical sunset view! Best Beach in North Goa” – Viresh Vazirani
The Ashwem Beach is found side by side with two other famous beaches of North Goa – Morjim Beach and Mandrem Beach. The main advantage of being here is its uncrowded shores with pristine white sands. Sunset over here can be counted as one of the most romantic moments in Goa. If you walk a little inland through the forest, you can also see some rustic Goan villages and temples.
5. Christ the King Monument, St. Estevam
Lokaso Tip: “The Christ The King Monument located near St. Estevam Fort was built in 1934 by the Parish Priest” – Marlon Moraes
Situated on the hill of Santo Estevam, this monument was inaugurated on 6th Dec, 1934. It was built by Rev. Fr. Antonio Leandro Roberto da Rosa with the help and cooperation of all villagers. It is said that each family had to contribute one stone for the construction of the steps leading to the hillock and the construction of the monument itself. Each villager contributed according to his ability and capacity towards this cause.
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