Top slow travel destinations in Western India (Part 1)

Explore the best of West India from the palaces of Udaipur to Goa’s sun-socking beaches with these top travel destinations.

The states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Goa as well as the union territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli make up the western region of India. This region is half covered by deserts and half adorned by beaches. Traveling between the deserts on the north-western side, the Arabian Sea on the western side and the Vindhya Range on the northern side, Western India will leave you breathless with the immense geographical diversity it has to offer!

Western India’s culture and traditions are influenced by both north and south India which are varied and diverse in each state. From Mumbai’s pav bhaji, Goa’s beaches, Bollywood-influenced lifestyle to Rajasthan’s abundant palaces and kingdoms, each state has a unique experience to offer that will remain deeply in your memory forever.

Goa’s Beaches

Goa is one the most famous travel destinations in the world, highly populated for its beaches and rich heritage! A huge number of Western travelers come to this sun-soaked beaches of Goa to get their skin a tan and experience the cool breeze of the sea. Goa is also a perfect attraction for adventure-lovers and party fans. A wide range of water sports and activities is available on the beaches.

Dudhsagar Falls is another major destination that is gaining wide popularity recently. A safari through the jungle or the enchanting waterfalls will surely get your adrenaline raised!

Goa is home to some of the oldest and most prestigious churches. The UNESCO-listed Basilica of Bom Jesus is where the 500-year-old remains of St. Xavier are kept and is must visit destination. The churches have a majestic aura and reflect influences of outstanding Portuguese architecture.
Another of Goa’s attractions is the famous music festival, Sunburn, organised around the New Year, and you simply cannot miss it