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    Welcome to Goa, the “Party Capital of India”! The ever vibrant, happening place has a lot to offer for those who are travelling even on a tight/shoestring budget. Explore Goa for less than 4000 and be a smart traveller!

    Churches Calling

    Goa is home to several beautiful churches which are brilliant examples of early Baroque, late Renaissance and Portuguese style architecture. Some of the not to miss churches here are Church of St. Francis de Assisi, Basilica de Bom Jesus and Church of St. Thomas among others. The delightful architecture and sheer magnitude of these churches are sure to take your breath away.

    A Paradise for Shopaholics

    Shopping in Goa spells Anjuna Flea Market for most of the locals and tourists as well. The beachfront market opens every week on Wednesday and offers anything and everything under the sun. Tibetan thangkas, silver jewellery, Rajasthani textiles, trinkets are in great demand at this market. Want to explore all this and much more? Book your flights to Goa via ixigo well in advance to get the best deals.

    Local Transport

    One of the best modes of local travelling in Goa is to take a scooty ride across the wide streets. Well, there are other options as well- cabs, tour buses, jeep rides, etc. but scooty ride is something you cannot miss when here. You can hire a scooty/bike for approximately INR 400 to 600 per day and I am sure you are going to love every minute of your journey! It is mandatory to carry your driving license along with some ID proofs such as PAN card, passport, etc.

    Another interesting option is the ferry ride as it is actually a joyful feeling to explore Goa on blue-painted passenger-vehicle ferries that cross the state’s many rivers. These are pretty cheap and offer frequent services on routes like Panaji to Betim, Old Goa to Diver Island, Querim to Terekhol and Cavelossim to Assolna.

    Beer, Beer Everywhere

    Can you believe that beer is actually cheaper than water in Goa? Yes, that is true! Quench your thirst and throw all your worries to the wind when you are here. You will get a beer at INR 50 at shacks and local restaurants.

    Foodies’ Delight

    Goa is a true delight for foodies as there is no dearth of options for a good, hearty meals. The legendary beach shacks take care of your hunger pangs without being heavy on your pocket. The staple breakfast diet is banana pancake, French Toast and Pastas. But the best bet here is the Goan cuisine and almost every place in Goa offers an interesting range of seafood, cooked to perfection!

    Budget Accommodations

    You can rent serviced apartments/small villas on a sharing basis in Goa, with tariffs ranging from INR 800 to INR 1000 per night. There is an array of nice, budget options in Goa which are perfect for a comfortable stay without shelling out too much on accommodation.

    So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to plan a trip and explore Goa on a pocket-friendly budget.
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