A post-lockdown Goa Getaway

We’re all waiting to get back to India’s favourite holiday destination. Sun, sand, sea, and a chilled beer sounds great right about now, especially given the kind of year it’s been so far. Goa, The Sunshine State, is where all worries and troubles are pushed aside, and are instead replaced with bliss, relaxation, and good times. With travel restrictions beginning to slowly ease up, now is the perfect time for you to start planning your post lockdown Goa Getaway. 

Sail to the Sunshine State

What if you could travel to Goa amidst world class amenities and endless ocean views, without any of the stress involved in air travel? Sounds too good to be true? Jalesh Cruises is here to turn that dream into reality. Onboard Empress,India’s first premium cruise ship, you could sail to Goa in absolute luxury, while experiencing the finest of restaurants, bars,  lounges, and entertainment. Think of it as a pre-vacation before your vacation! 

Things to do & places to visit in Goa 

Venture to Old Goa and get transported back in time, as you take in remnants of the Portuguese era. Wander the neighborhood’s charming bylanes, gorge on traditional delicacies at local joints, and shop till you drop at the famous Panjim market. You could also take a picturesque stroll along the Latin Quarters studded with gorgeous antique bungalows. If you’re in the mood for a lazy beach day, we’ve got a treat planned for you. Lounge on Goa’s serene Bogmallo Beach, where you could take a dip in the ocean, work on your tan, or even enjoy a range of watersports for that kick of adrenaline. If you’re looking for some tranquility, hop on a local boat and sail through the quaint backwaters of River Zuari. If you look closely, you may even spot a crocodile. Pay a visit to the gorgeous Basilica of Bom Jesus and the exquisite Se Cathedral, two iconic churches of Goa. 

Local Cuisine of Goa 

Most of Goan food is an amalgamation of Portugeuse, Konkani, British and Saraswat Flavours. Each dish boasts a delicate balance between sweet, sour, spicy, and savoury. There is extensive use of vinegar in a lot of dishes, like the famous Vindaloo for example. A lot of fresh seafood and pork is eaten here, but there are an array of vegetarian choices as well. Get a taste of signature dishes like Prawn Balchao, Pork Sorpotel, Chicken Cafreal, and the iconic Goan Chorizo Pulao. If you have a sweet tooth, Serradura, a delectable Goan pudding, is a must. You could also sample some Feni, which is local liquor made from Cashews. 

So hang in there folks…The Susegad life is just a sail away!

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