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South Is Where The Heart Is!

Canacona, situated in the extreme southern beach belt of Goa, possesses a rather unique character – one that is in stark contrast with the buzzing and noisier northern part of Goa known for its neon-coloured parties that go on till the wee hours. The Agonda – Palolem –Patnem belt, though cut-off from the hustle and bustles of life, is a tranquil region frequented by people seeking to spend a quiet yet fulfilling time with themselves or with their loved ones. The area is home to a few distinctive properties that offer interesting places to stay, dine and play at, thereby providing an experience that is anything but ordinary. While a majority of the tourists are busy doing run-of-the-mill touristy stuff in Baga and Calangute, Planet Goa gives you insider access to the paradise that the South is and tells you exactly where to go for your next mini vacation or a mid-week getaway. You’re welcome!

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Volume 9 Issue 4

Hidden Gems Of Veling

Taking your soul to discover

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Gaming Back In Time

Marise Barbosa Noronha drops in at the Games of Goa Festival and gets stuck in a time that she never wanted to leave.

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Eat-ernally Goan Hospitality

GOA as we know it is in a constant state of flux, and slowly but surely, much like the bigger cities around it, there is a growing trend of places opening up, and shutting down within a year or two.

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Dealing With Blackouts... In My Old Goan House

IN our old house which now exists only in my memories, we had a corner in a back room dedicated to emergency lighting. Totally unlike the battery and the inverter boxed neatly in a nook, it consisted of a tin of kerosene, a tin pump, a tin funnel and an assortment of lamps.

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Chasing Sunsets On The River Mandovi: The River And You

Jason Santos takes a sunset cruise along the Mandovi River.

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An Inter-Faith Musical Triumph At The Ketevan World Sacred Music Festival

For over four days in February, the heritage city of Old Goa provided the perfect backdrop to some stellar music performances.

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Volume 9 Issue 4

Taking Your Soul For A Walk

INSTEAD of lazing on bed on a cosy Sunday morning, I found myself at the historic gate to the village of Rachol.

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Volume 9 Issue 3

In Memory Of My Old Goan House

Just listening to the tunes of a mando are enough to submerge Pantaleo Fernandes into a cloud of nostalgia…

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Volume 9 Issue 3

Suggestions For A Stronger Brand Goa

THERE were some whispers, mild murmurs and plenty opinions on whether December-January 2018 saw the lowest tourist turnout in Goa over the last few years.

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Volume 9 Issue 3

Take A Dive Into The Goa State Of Mind!

For long, the popular perception of ‘watersport activities in Goa’ has been limited to mainstream elements such as jet-skis, banana boat rides and parasailing excursions. Additionally, other than shaking a leg to ‘Maria Pitache’ on one of the many cruise vessels, or trying your luck aboard the loud and blingy offshore casinos in the Mandovi river, the list of activities for a fun experience in Goan waters has been rather dry. But if you have done these activities to death and would rather dunk yourself in something that is far more rewarding to the senses and the soul, we have got your back! For the explorer, the curious, and for those with an affinity for the finer things in life, Planet Goa suggests a few offbeat and interesting activities to soak yourself in and explore Goa in style.

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In Goa A Little Bit Of Jamaica

Planet Goa partnered India’s largest Reggae and Sound System Festival, Goa Sunsplash 2019. Here’s what happened when Rasta souls from around the world united in Mandrem for this weekend extravaganza. There were good vibes everywhere.

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Gin Is In!

Samira Sheth discovers the spirit behind the gin wave sweeping the country, beginning with two new craft distilleries based right here in Goa!

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Baby Boy With A mission

Why is a toddler so serious about his Instagram account? Armando Gonsalves unearths this quirky mystery and everyone should not only read this but follow the account too.

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Art Full

This season Goa saw an art calendar bursting with fantastic shows ranging from ecclesiastical photographs to charming posters and design objects to the overwhelming festival that was Serendipity. Samira Sheth attempts to take it all in

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A Dolphin's Tale

Monalisa Borkakoty tags along with Terra Conscious on a trip to track dolphins, without making it an ordeal for the wonderful sea mammals.

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A Creative Cocoon

Much more than a bed and breakfast, the Artist Cottages in Morjim redefine ‘B&B’ by letting you just breathe and be, discovers Samira Sheth

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Oorja Energizing Homes And Hearts

For eclectic designs and décor items check out Goa’s latest offering – Oorja

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Volume 9 Issue 1

Sunny Side Up!

When you are a host in Goa and have the good fortune of meeting people from all over, there’s a good chance that your encounters have a bit of sugar n spice added to them. In this new column series ‘Sunny Side Up’ young Trusha shares her trysts with tourists in Goa

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Understated Elegance The Leela Goa

Meandering lagoons, tropical spice gardens, and a world class hotel experience – The Leela Goa delights in so many ways

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Volume 9 Issue 1

Castles At Caranzalem

It’s babies day out and the parks are calling! Enjoy your day with a lazy jaunt at the Caranzalem Park in Panjim

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Volume 9 Issue 1

Goa In 1000 Bucks A Day

Whether you’re planning a family holiday, a quick weekend getaway with friends or looking to spend some cherished moments with that special someone, Goa has all the ingredients for a perfect holiday recipe.

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Crafting Goa's Nightlife One Brewery At A Time

A look at what’s chillin in the beer market of Goa

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Baga Beckons

Baga is perhaps the most well known beach in India. With its iconic nightlife this sunny beach has captured the imagination of tourists from all over. Amina explores the bitter sweet experience of Baga

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A Temple And Her Beloved Pujari

THE story of Mangueshi temple begins at Cortalim, known in the earlier days as Kushasthal.

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Volume 9 Issue 1

Message In A Bottle

Anjali discovers that there’s more to glass bottles than just beer and whisky

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Embracing The Spirit Of Christmas

Embracing The Spirit Of Christmas

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It's That Time Of The Year...

Season to rejoice and enjoy is just round the corner and we have for you some unique indulgences this Christmas

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Your Weekends Just Got A Whole Lot Better, Thanks To Habanero In Baga

Your Weekends Just Got A Whole Lot Better, Thanks To Habanero In Baga

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Volume 8 Issue 4

An Alternate Guide To Goa

Monalisa explains how you can go off the grid and explore Goa from a different perspective

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Volume 8 Issue 4