While one makes you party all night at those happening clubs, the other makes you sit by the beautiful Ghats all day. One makes you munch traditional Rajasthani food at Natraj Restaurant, the other makes you enjoy seafood at the Fisherman’s Wharf. On a trip to Udaipur, you get to experience the royal history of Rajasthan and Goa makes you have a glimpse of the Portuguese culture. One is known for the Ghumar Dance, the other specializes in Fugdi. The two speak much about the unique diversity of India. While we just talk about these two destinations, there is an endless variety of cultures, languages, and history that makes India, incredible.
What they have in similar?
Set on the Western Coast of India, both Goa and Udaipur have tourism as their main industry. Both the cities hold their history till date and all this is apparent in the architecture, be it those old houses in Old Goa or huge havelis in Udaipur. These two attractions promise to entertain you through the tour, thanks to the variety of attractions and activities available. We surely cannot miss mentioning the best time to visit these places. To enjoy your trip to the fullest in any of these cities, the best time to visit is from November to March, as they remain humid for the most part of the year. And you were thinking it’s all about dissimilarities?
Believe it or not, it is the food at first, that makes one come back again and again to these two wonderful destinations. Goan cuisine includes mainly the seafood, Kingfish being the favorite delicacy. Fish curry and rice are the staple for Goa. On the other hand, Udaipur is the zenith of Rajasthani cuisine offering a wide variety starting from Gatte ki sabzi, Ker Sangri to Rajasthani Kadhi. Both the cities are well-connected to other parts of the country and the world via air, train, and road. Accommodation is available for all type of vacationers.
Talking about variations
The former capital of the Rajput Kingdom of Mewar, well known as the City of Lakes, Udaipur is a royal destination that spreads its magic through those amazing palaces, tranquil lakes, and bustling bazaars. Pass through any of the lanes in the city and you will witness the magic of Rajasthan at every step. The calm water of the lakes shining like gold under the bright sun calms your inner soul, birds chirping around the Fateh Sagar Lake make you stay all day and that beautiful variety of tie and dye dupattas, embroidered bags make you shop some more.
Goa, popularly known as the Party Capital, is loved by all, be it a bunch of friends from college or honeymooners or school friends uniting after years. For all those who have a huge appetite for beautiful attractions and interesting activities, Goa promises to serve a great platter. Once a Portuguese colony, Goa still holds that essence. Right from breath-taking beaches to popular eating joints, this party capital keeps you calling back again and again. Head to explore the streets of Old Goa, cruise on Mandovi River, explore the Portuguese culture in Madgaon, party like never before in Calangute, walk through the stretch at Anjuna Beach, plug in your favorite music and let the soft breeze caress your face. Enjoy the sunset at Candolim Beach and then see the clear sky taken over by the stars.
Happening clubs, beautiful beaches, thrilling water sports and late night beach parties define Goa for you, tranquil lakes, stunning palaces, and royal havelis make you think about Udaipur. As you explore, you get to see the serene and calm half of Goa and the colourful and happening part of Udaipur. Similar? Or Dissimilar? See, this is India for you.
Like Goa is not just the Party Capital, Udaipur is not just the city of Lakes. Both the destinations offer a gigantic array of attractions and activities. The more you explore, the more are the chances to discover something new in these two attractions. To make it easier for you, we have listed down attractions and activities you can’t afford to miss at these two amazing destinations:
- Water sports at Baga Beach
- Shopping at Mackie’s Saturday Night Market
- Photo shoot at Fort Aguada
- Visit Basilica of Bom Jesus (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
- Scooty ride to Old Goa
- Party at Club Tito’s
- Dolphin spotting
- Evening show ‘Dharohar’ at Bagore Ki Haveli
- Boat ride at Lake Pichola
- Visit to City Palace
- Pay homage to the King of Mewar at the Maharana Pratap Memorial.
- Relax amidst nature at Saheliyon ki Bari
- A walk by the Fateh Sagar Lake
- Shopping at City Palace Road
- Flip back the pages at the ancient Jagdish Temple
Where do you wish to be? Bask the sun at some beach in Goa or sit by the Ghat in Udaipur? It is time you take a break from your monotonous Office-Home-Office and Cook-Sleep-Cook routine. Travel not only makes you experience something new, it makes you discover the new you. Pack up and start discovering!
What to buy?
- Flavoured cashew nuts
- Antique jewellery
- Rajasthani silver jewellery
- Mirror work and embroidered bags
- Bandhani dupattas
- Colourful ghagras