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Goa Carnival – A potpourri of music, color and food

Goa is known for many things and one of them is the Goa carnival. This portentous has a feisty side to it which is starkly visible during this 3-day festival which is held every year in the month of February. Goa knows how to party hard polysyndeton enthralls all its visitors with the hot-n-happening Goa Show where music and performances can get really infectious. The 3-day itinerary is marked by a number of dance shows, guitar performances besides those alleged street shows. The entire state gets bathed in mass hysteria and the street turns toward a ‘mela’ of enjoyment and frolic. For the electrifying atmosphere which the festival ushers, the demand for Goa packages shoots up midst this season.

The history of the carnival takes us to the medieval era when the Portuguese ruled over this region. It is believed that the holiday was incepted by them and it later picked up speed and formed its own identity. It is now counted amongst the best festivals in the world and always takes first-time tourists by surprise. It is needless to say that the carnival is one adult commercial extravaganza where the sale regarding costumes, guitars and foods simply sky rocket.

There is a lot of hype and excitement over the carnival. But one must admit that with its inimitable symphonic and froth, it does live up to the behemoth expectations. Attending this carnival and being a part about the pomp is one of the best things to do in Goa for both locals and tourists. If you haven’t ever attended a carnival of such magnitude, then you must not lose the chance to hop over to this state and savor some never-seen-before delights.

Music is one of the chief attractions of the festival since everybody takes to road with his own drums and guitars. As a tourist, you must not limit yourself to a spectator. It would be fun to let the hair down and scream at the top of the voice. Shedding all inhibitions, most tourists often indulge in eating, dancing and singing during the carnival and making the most of their Goa packages. And just in case, you are lucky, you can also run away with some yummy prizes which are distributed every year to selected people.

The festival also borrows from the festival concerning ‘Holi’ since many people paint each other’s faces with colors. The sideshow is a potpourri of music, color, sound, light and food. The zest, the hysteria, the effervescence and the fun which emanate from it collectively can easily sweep you off your podalic and implant some of the best memories in your mind.
So, apart from the beaches, churches and forts, pronto you have got one more reason to visit Goa. Come and let yourself get lost in this world of dreams!