ASSAGAO is gifted with natural beauty, temperate climate and lies in a valley clothed in cashew groves. There are restaurants, activities, beauty and well–being treatments & classes available that include; Ayurveda, Yoga, along with Relaxation and Alternative/Complementary Healing Therapies.
In Assagao there are a number of places to visit, shops and cafe's that include; Villa Blanche Bistro it is close by and perfect for breakfast or lunch serving fresh salads and warm European dishes in a relaxing environment. Rangeela is a concept store inspired by the colours of India. The collection includes men and women's clothing, homeware and gifts sourced from all over India. Cheshire Cat that is housed in a villa in the area, the galleries display hand crafted jewellery by their workshop team.
MAPUSA MARKET 5 minutes away, is especially busy on Friday for the big market where you can find almost anything. Also, in Mapusa the Union Pharmacy is an excellent Ayurvedic pharmacy with an antidote for almost all health concerns.
BEACHES Vagator and Anjuna beaches are 10 minutes away by car, the beach here has the most alluring and relaxing stretch of sand with a number of good eating and drinking options. The famous Wednesday Flea Market in Anjuna is where you will find foreigners and clothes and jewellery, and an endless labyrinth of sellers. Other beaches in North Goa included Morjim, Ashwem, Mandrem and Arambol, that have the least amount of tourists and vendors. The area is scattered with good beach shacks, some with sun beds and swimming is fantastic. 'La Plage', Ashwen, is situated on one of Goa's finest stretches of beach, with an elegant atmosphere and superb French Fusion cuisine.
GOA is renowned for its beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture, Goa is visited by large numbers of international and domestic tourists each year. It also has rich flora and fauna, owing to its location on the Western Ghats range, which have been internationally recognised as one of the biodiversity hotspots of the world. Goa is India's smallest state by area. Located on the west coast of India in the region known as the Konkan, it is bounded by the state of Maharashtra to the north, and by Karnataka to the east and south, while the Arabian Sea forms its western coast with a coastline of 101 km. Panaji is the state's capital. The historic cities still exhibit the cultural influence of the Portuguese, who first landed in the early 16th century as merchants, and conquered it soon thereafter. The Portuguese overseas territory existed for around 450 years, until it was annexed by India in 1961.
ACTIVITIES in Goa include; luxury cruises, deep sea fishing, white water rafting, parasailing, houseboat river trips, cultural tours, bird watching, wildlife sanctuaries and back water wildlife trips, casinos, night and day markets.
Goa was selected as the favourite leisure destination in India by the Condé Nast Traveller India readers