Goa Travel Guide

Andrew visits Goa, India's smallest state, known for its tropical attitude and miles of beautiful beaches. With a mix of Arabic, Portuguese and native influences, this is not the India you think ...


Activities
Mapusa Market
In the market, Andrew eats passion fruit, pickled mango, bora berry and chouricos (pig organs and fat rubbed with hot spices and stuffed inside pig guts). He also eats mackerel pickle, which is mackerel soaked in vinegar and spices for 4 to 5 weeks.
  • Mapusa, India
  • Mapusa, Goa India

Mapusa Market

In the market, Andrew eats passion fruit, pickled mango, bora berry and chouricos (pig organs and fat rubbed with hot spices and stuffed inside pig guts). He also eats mackerel pickle, which is mackerel soaked in vinegar and spices for 4 to 5 weeks.
Mapusa, India Mapusa, Goa, India
Arambol Beach
The coastline in Goa has about 2 dozen beaches. Andrew heads to an unspoiled piece of coastline where restaurants are often just a shack with propane burners and a coal grill. At Arambol Beach, Andrew eats king prawns and pomfret fish.
  • Arambol BEach, Goa, India
  • Arambol Beach, Goa India

Arambol Beach

The coastline in Goa has about 2 dozen beaches. Andrew heads to an unspoiled piece of coastline where restaurants are often just a shack with propane burners and a coal grill. At Arambol Beach, Andrew eats king prawns and pomfret fish.
Arambol BEach, Goa, India Arambol Beach, Goa, India
Calangute Beach
At Calangute Beach they cook with tandoor ovens instead of coal grills. Andrew samples fried mackerel, tandoor-baked bread, a chickpea sandwich and deep-fried chili fritters golgappa, wheat puffs filled with chickpeas.
  • Calangute Beach, Goa, India
  • Calangute Beach, Goa India

Calangute Beach

At Calangute Beach they cook with tandoor ovens instead of coal grills. Andrew samples fried mackerel, tandoor-baked bread, a chickpea sandwich and deep-fried chili fritters golgappa, wheat puffs filled with chickpeas.
Calangute Beach, Goa, India Calangute Beach, Goa, India
Sahakari Spice Farm
Andrew visits a spice farm in Goa to learn about the gastronomic and healing properties of Indian spices.
  • Off National Highway 4A, Curti
  • Ponda, Goa 403401 India

Sahakari Spice Farm

Andrew visits a spice farm in Goa to learn about the gastronomic and healing properties of Indian spices.
Off National Highway 4A, Curti Ponda, Goa, India
Phone: 91 832 231 2394
Ayurvedic Natural Health Center
Andrew balances mind and body by practicing yoga, eating well-balanced meals and undergoing purification treatments. Andrew drinks an herbal beverage made with cow's urine and eats mushroom and lentil curry, potatoes, rice and a pickled mango sauce.
  • Chogm Road, Saligao, Bardez
  • Mapusa, Goa 403516 India

Ayurvedic Natural Health Center

Andrew balances mind and body by practicing yoga, eating well-balanced meals and undergoing purification treatments. Andrew drinks an herbal beverage made with cow's urine and eats mushroom and lentil curry, potatoes, rice and a pickled mango sauce.
Chogm Road, Saligao, Bardez Mapusa, Goa, India
Phone: 91 832 240 9275

Restaurants & Bars
Hospedaria Venite
This small hotel restaurant has one of India's most famous and hottest curries. Andrew samples hilsa fish roe and vindaloo, a curry made from vegetables, cloves, cumin and cinnamon that is soaked in vinegar with tomatoes and laced with hot peppers.
  • 31st January Road, Sao Tomé
  • Panjim, Goa 403001 India

Hospedaria Venite

This small hotel restaurant has one of India's most famous and hottest curries. Andrew samples hilsa fish roe and vindaloo, a curry made from vegetables, cloves, cumin and cinnamon that is soaked in vinegar with tomatoes and laced with hot peppers.
31st January Road, Sao Tomé Panjim, Goa, India
Phone: +11 91-832-425-537
Mum's Kitchen
Andrew stops at a restaurant that makes foods the old-fashioned Goanese way. The tasty chicken xacuiti, is chicken marinated in a masala of curry leaves, cumin, coconut and red chilies. He also tastes Bombay duck, lizard fish fried and eaten whole.
  • 854, Martin's Building, D B Street, Miramar
  • Panjim, Goa India

Mum's Kitchen

Andrew stops at a restaurant that makes foods the old-fashioned Goanese way. The tasty chicken xacuiti, is chicken marinated in a masala of curry leaves, cumin, coconut and red chilies. He also tastes Bombay duck, lizard fish fried and eaten whole.
854, Martin's Building, D B Street, Miramar Panjim, Goa, India
Phone: 98 221 75 556

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