20th of May saw the launch of Radhika’s Art Initiative, an art gallery that promises to showcase the best that the world of art has to offer.
Goa, Friday, May 20, 2022: Urban Air Mobility company, BLADE India in association with the state government of Goa, today announced the launch of three helicopter services for inbound travellers – by the seat flights connecting Goa airport to North, South Goa and old Goa airport, private charter services from Maharashtra and within Goa and experiential flights to soak in the stunning shorelines of the state. The press meet was attended by the Honourable Chief Minister of Goa, Dr. Pramod Sawant who’s endeavour is to introduce heli-tourism services in the state for better connectivity and accessibility for both travellers and locals alike.
Parra, the newest address for luxury living and quaint cafes, is now home to the hippest new place in north Goa – lifestyle store Siroi – that combines deep immersion in Indian craftsmanship with a keen eye for contemporary designs that will seamlessly merge into any modern home.
Skirting the busy city of Mapusa is the incredibly tranquil village of Bastora, wherein 1929, this gorgeous home was built on a hill. Its white-painted exteriors and traditional arched stained glass windows overlook the pretty and quaint village in north Goa.
Over the last couple of years, vacationing has steadily morphed – we no longer rush to airports, worry about the validity of RT-PCR tests and stress over long flights. For us in north Goa, a weekend away to the quieter parts is all that’s needed for a rejuvenating break.
With COVID restrictions been lifted on indoor activities, we heard a collective sigh of relief across the board. It’s time to get back to enjoying the finer things in life, and without further ado I signed up for something I’ve long been waiting to experience.
I found that at Alila Diwa Goa in Majorda during a recent visit. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill, beachside luxury hotel. It’s main aim is to offer world-class intimate experiences in calming surroundings while incorporating tradition, authenticity, and sustainability into every feature.
Arpora has for long been known as the relaxed, laidback village close to the beachside party strip. Still, its popularity has increased and there’s a lot of movement in the streets. As a resident, finding a tranquil spot barely minutes away seemed out of the question. Until I chanced upon Baale.
Sinéad McManus is a premier hospitality and spa columnist, consulting additionally in media and PR, fashion, lifestyle and high-society entertainment & events. She represents In India, National Geographic Traveller UK and has worked with clients across the board in the country’s travel industry. Sinead has lived and worked in Goa for more than a decade. Her passions include health & beauty, travel, and fashion. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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