The State of Goa for most, is about soft sands, simmering blue waters, swaying palms and beautiful churches. However, this former Portuguese colony offers us way more with its cuisine, architecture, the mountains and its beautiful palm trees.
Here is a blog post on how I spent an entire day at Taj Holiday Village Goa. From having a morning full of adventure sports at the top of a mountain, to enjoying the best Goan Thali at Morisco. From sipping on cocktails by the pool to a very very relaxing head “Champi” surrounded by lush green palms at Jiva Spa. Here’s how one can plan a “Day-cation” in the heart of luxury while enjoying the essence of Goa.
To start with, my Day-cation at Taj Village began with Adventure activities that gave me the much needed adrenaline rush to kick start the day. Adventure provides a much needed reprieve to people from their humdrum routine lives. If travelling, exploring and mountains have thrilled you then you’re in for a treat! Taj offers Adventure Sports like Trekking, Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Jummaring for as less as 300/- rupees per person, per activity and at the same time makes sure you are secured the entire time with their safety gears.
To be honest, I’m scared of heights but I enjoyed my experience at the Zip Liner, an Ariel journey over the hill fort as the vast Arabian Sea stared silently.
After the debilitated adventure thrill, I headed right out to lunch at Morisco. The restaurant sits at the cliff, looking down upon the endless ocean. The menu at Morisco has been shaped by the confluence of various cultures over the years and the end result has been a fiery lip-smacking and authentic Goan cuisine. The food was served in a big thali with almost 10 different dishes in bowls.
It contained of two different kinds of rice; Goan rice and Basmati rice, and the side dishes included every Goan’s favourite- the Prawns curry, Kullyanche (Crab) Xec Xec, Tendli sukhem, Cafreal, Mutton xacuti, Russian salad, sol kadi and an amazingly simmered piece of kingfish, fried in authentic red masala. For dessert, I had Alle Belle; a delicious coconut/jaggery filling in a light crepe batter, which got back my childhood memories for sure. Additionally they also served us Naan but with a twist. For the first time in my life I had a “Balchao” naan and that was the highlight for me to be honest!
Next in plan was spa, something that I had been craving for a long. Jiva Spa at Taj Aguada Goa is known as one of the most sought spa that the beach state has to offer. It makes use of luxurious oils for its treatments and massages, for absolute relaxation as well as rejuvenation of the tired body mind and soul. To start with they offered me a unique refreshing drink while explaining the different types of massages and treatments that they offer. There were a lot of body massages but at that moment I felt that I needed a massage that would de-stress my mind. So I went in for the “Champi” (Tradition head massage). I was given a white robe and was advised to take a steam bath 5 minutes prior to my massage to open my pores, straight after that I was taken to my therapy room that smelled absolutely divine. The soothing music played during the therapy ensure tranquillity of my mind. The therapist massaged my head with an oil infused with hair beneficial ingredients. Also I additionally got a neck and back massage too. Post the treatment my mind and body felt relaxed and rejuvenated to take on life after this amazing Day-cation.
It soon turned dark and I knew my day had come to an end. I ended my Day-cation at Taj Fort Aguada, chilling besides the pool with a lemon cocktail in my hand just cause going into the pool after a therapy wasn’t advisable.
So here was a blog on how I spent my day at Taj Aguada. Do let me know your views on it and if you’re planning on Day-cationing don’t hesitate to message me on email@example.com for any queries.
Until next time..