Life’s a Beac h

The for­mer Por­tuguese-ruled state is an at­trac­tive des­ti­na­tion for a va­ri­ety of rea­sons: balmy beaches, unique East-meet­sWest cui­sine and pris­tine nat­u­ral sur­round­ings—and that’s just the be­gin­ning.

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Goa, In­dia

Eat

The Up­per House is a restau­rant that spe­cialises in tra­di­tional Goan cui­sine, which has both In­dian and Por­tuguese in­flu­ences. Be sure to try the caf­real (chicken in masala sauce) and the balchão (a spicy tomato and chilli sauce with rice). the­up­per­house­goa.com

Stay

Alila Diwa Goa is a re­sort lo­cated on the stunning Gon­sua Beach in Ma­jorda, sur­rounded by lush rice plan­ta­tions. The 153room prop­erty fea­tures el­e­gant con­tem­po­rary de­sign, that in­cor­po­rates tra­di­tional Goan el­e­ments. The re­sort’s new Alila Ex­pe­ri­ence takes guests on a train to Chan­dor, the an­cient cap­i­tal of Goa, for a guided tour of the vil­lage’s her­itage land­marks. alila­ho­tels.com/di­wagoa

Do

Aram­bol Beach is a quiet spot renowned for its wa­ter­sports. Hol­i­day­mak­ers who pre­fer to re­lax can get a mas­sage on the beach while en­joy­ing the views.

see

Lo­cated in Be­naulim, the Goa Chi­tra Mu­seum con­tains one of the largest col­lec­tions of eth­no­log­i­cal arte­facts in one place, with more than 2,000 pieces rep­re­sent­ing the an­cient cul­ture. goa­chi­tra.com

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