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Stop Everything! It's Carnival Time In Goa

Stop Everything! It's Carnival Time In Goa
A scene from the Grand Parade at the Goa Carnival, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

With the arrival of the Portuguese in the early 1500s came a party that we all love and are willing to travel for—Goa Carnival, 2019

OT Staff
February 17 , 2019
02 Min Read

There is no doubt that Goa is one of the most popular and favourite destinations for so many people. Ever wondered why? It is because, in Goa, a stay never stops being fun. The holiday season is not only the time when the state is all festive and decked up, just when you think it's time to let all the December fun take a breather, Goa Carnival shows up with a bang! For those who don't know, Goa Carnival is a celebration before Fat Tuesday or the Mardi Gras, the last day of feasting before the lean 40 days of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. The Goa Carnival is a celebration of the vibrant culture and cuisine of Goa. this year, the Carnival is from Saturday, March 2 to Tuesday, March 5

And for the first time ever, Goa's most popular and loved festival will be made accessible to all. In Panjim, the festival venue will have elevated platforms with ramps especially for the wheelchair users. Not just that, there will also be an accessible float with differently-abled people and mobility-restricted elderly in cool and innovative costumes. Made possible by Enable Travel, accessible holiday speciality, with Ezy Mov, India's first wheelchair taxi service and DRAG (Disability Rights Association of Goa), Goa Carnival 2019 is going to be that one big party you will gladly remember the rest of the year.

Goa gets all lit during the carnival, streets are filled with tourists and locals alike, a lot of merrymaking, good food and drinks are at your disposal. But one of the most striking feature of the Goa Carnival is the grand parade. In many places in Goa, one will find these colourful and parades that are often accompanied by great music and cultural shows. Don't be alarmed to find massive floating balloon animals, giant bobbleheads, dance troops performing Konkani dance here and twirling batons there. It can get crazy in Goa during the Carnival, so you better go well-prepared and always book your stay in advance. Viva la Goa!

The Information

What: Goa Carnival 2019
Where: Multiple location in Goa
Duration: March 2-5, 2019
How to Reach: There are direct flights to Goa International Airport or Dabolim Airport from all major cities in India. Nearest train station is located at Margao, approximately 39 kilometers away from Panjim.


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