Plan an Adventure trip from the fuss of city life!

Planning a vacation in the wilderness in Jim Corbett National Park has a mythical status. The oldest national Park is the home to wild animals, birds and reptiles, completely enriched with abundant flora and fauna. The Park is a popular destination for bird enthusiasts and is known for fishing and angling tours. Corbett National Park is a paradise for wildlife lovers, one who wants to experience the starry night amid the dense forest.

Be it a Chital with wide eyes, a Leopard with dazzling marks, or a wild boar, or a barking deer. You can spot those if you are lucky. The sal & sissoo trees are a part of this deciduous forest reserve. Kids love to have an adventure. A trip to the Jim Corbett will be a fun-filled activity as well as an adventure tour where they can learn all about camping and other outdoor activities. The adventure trip will be amazing while the whole family can plan some days out of their daily routine of school days and office. 

Some interesting activities that you should plan with your family in Corbett Park:

Hiking & Camping: 

Camping is one of the most exciting activities in Jim Corbett National Park that travelers can engage in. The Park is spread over a vast area, and hiking to popular spots can be exciting. Kids love to hike. The Park offers camp facilities including fishing trips, bonfires & guides. Camping will allow your family to witness the beauty of the mountains and the starry night sky right in the middle of the wild surroundings.

For trekkers, who want to discover the forests and wildlife on foot, trekking facilities are awaiting you at Corbett National Park. Trekking is forbidden in the core areas, but you can go trekking in the reserve forest area around the tiger reserve forest. Sitabani is the ideal place for trekking. You might encounter jackals, deer and monkeys. It gets cold at night. Carry your comfortable walking shoes.

Who wants to take advantage of a ride on elephants?

Elephant Safari: 

Elephant Safari is an adventurous task in the Corbett National Park. Elephant safari is available in Dhikala and Bijrani zones only. This is a unique way to explore the wildlife and enthrall yourself with breathtaking views of dense jungles. You can hear the sounds of the rushing waters and the calls of the birds, which makes the overall surrounding rousing. You will ride on the back of an elephant with a trained mahout. Elephant Safari is the best way to explore the jungles from where you can spot tigers, crocodiles, bison and many exotic species of birds. The elephants stay on a definite path, and the Park ensures full protection of travelers. 

Capture some moments for your memories!

Explore the Photography opportunities: 

The mega Corbett Park is home to numerous animals, reptiles and birds. The mountains surrounding the forest add to its beauty. The diverse landscapes and rich flora make the possibility of wildlife photography endless. The captivating moment of dusk when the sun starts pushing down the horizon is enthralling. However, according to the officials in the Park, the best time for photography is during the dry season when the scarcity of water bodies compels the animals to come around the watering holes in the open. 

Learning Facilities: 

The National Park forest provides ample learning opportunities for younger children. The natural environment motivates them to get courage, and they try to learn about the natural habitat. Jim Corbett National park teaches kids to encounter various endangered species, which they can relate to their studies. They can learn about the conservation of nature & animals. Corbett park is the home of the Bengal Tigers, who once were on the verge of extinction. There are survival techniques and camping lessons for kids who are instilled with the values of being a wildlife lover. 

Madvik Retreat offers luxurious villas in the Park for a comfortable stay. You can have a nice bonfire and enjoy good food under the open night sky. We provide well maintained villas with pleasant surroundings for you and your family. All the rooms will surely set the ambience. The villas are packed with all amenities. Get in touch with us today to book your dates or if you need any more info, we are happy to help.

Remember the wedding of Superstar Priyanka Chopra and Hollywood Singing Pop Star Nick Jonas! With its traditional panorama, Umaid Bhawan Palace made it an ideal choice for a classic formal wedding with 26 acres of land. The magnificent palace is the most suitable choice for a wedding in Jodhpur. Umaid Bhavan Palace offers outstanding hospitality along with unforgettable dining experiences. It seemed like a royal wedding indeed!

The green lawns, magnificent forts, bustling hamlets make Jodhpur the most popular tourist destination. Apart from the rich architectural styles & culture, the state is also known for its lavish weddings.  

A chunk of actors got hitched to tie a nuptial bond in heritage venues in Rajasthan. Recently Bollywood stars Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani tied the knot in Jaisalmer. They chose the Suryagarh fortress in Jaisalmer. In the Thar Desert, the splendid hotel was decorated to resemble a 17th-century palace and is known for hosting opulent weddings.

Another biggest Bollywood wedding was that of gorgeous Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal, who entered into holy matrimony at Six Senses Fort Barwara in Sawai in Madhopur district. The splendid wedding was the highlight of the year.

What more to explore if you are in the city of Palaces?

Several kingdoms have ruled this royal land since the 12th century. The remarkable structures, temples and gardens still give you that traditional royal feeling. Exploring these ancient structures will make you feel like a time warp.

Tourists visiting Jodhpur can take the royal elephant ride at the Amer Palace. The Blue City of Jodhpur adds a splendid view from the top of Mehrangarh Fort. You can witness the marvelous landscape of the 12th-century Jaisalmer Fort or be awestruck when you see the fortification wall of the Kumbhalgarh Fort. One can never stop admiring the grand architecture of Chittorgarh Fort, which encompasses several water bodies. 

Enjoy the authentic mouth-watering dal-bati churma!

The rich cuisine is world-renowned for classic dishes, like the traditional royal thali, dal bati churma or gatte ki sabzi; the cities of Rajasthan present a gastronomic delight for every food lover. Non-vegetarians can indulge themselves in laal maas, safed maas or bhuna kukda. Every dish is bound to leave you craving more.

The wildlife reckons!

The vast landscape is marked by incredible wildlife for wildlife enthusiasts. Tourists coming to Jodhpur or Jaisalmer can visit the wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, including Ranthambore National Park, Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary, and Sariska Tiger Reserve. Maybe you are lucky to catch a glimpse of the Royal Bengal tiger or the rare Great Indian bustard. 

You can’t miss the Camel safari!

A trip to the desert city would be complete with experiencing the camel safari across the vast expanse of the sandy terrain. A camel safari will make you feel full when you see the glistening sheets of the oasis. If you are a travel freak and want to be adventurous, there are packages you can take to be a part of the incredible journey from Jodhpur to the Golden city of Jaisalmer. You can witness the mesmerizing rough sandy stretch of  250 km of the Thar desert.

Witness the folk culture & dance! 

Rajasthani folk music has its unique dance style, music and art forms, a part of the state’s cultural tradition. Each depicts a vivid culture, be it the Bhavai dance which involves women dancing along eight pitchers on their heads. The Kalbelia dance is the most popular folk dance form in which females dance while the males play a traditional instrument. The Kathputli dance is spellbound. You can’t take your eyes off the Ghoomar dance of Udaipur. 


The heritage cities of Rajasthan provide a variety of places to stay. Madvik Retreat delivers luxurious accommodations with some of the finest villas in Jodhpur. The villas are comfortable with all the premium amenities like a jacuzzi, good food, and clock security. You can book a heritage villa in Jodhpur for you and your family, and the villas offer an alluring atmosphere which will make you feel nostalgic. The gardens and the ample space around the villas are perfect for a pleasant evening stroll. Madvik Retreat offers a safe environment and premium facilities to its valued guests. We offer traditional food along with non-vegetarian dishes.

Want to see a magnificent beast roaming freely? It’s a dream that you can only witness in the Corbett National Park, one of the thirteen protected places under WWF’s guidance and protection plan. The aim is to protect endangered species, namely the Bengal tiger, the Asian Elephant & various types of migratory birds.

The Rich History Behind The Formation:

The oldest national park in India, Corbett Reserve forest, was formed in 1936 as Hailey National Park. The area of the park was under the control of the Tehri Garhwal princely state. In the early 19th century, it came under the control of a British officer, Major Ramsay, who began preserving the park. The uniqueness and the rich flora & fauna made many Britishers, including E. R. Stevens & E. A. Smythies, suggest preserving the park as a wildlife reserve. In 1907, the park was proposed to be turned into a game reserve. However, in 1930, a demarcation process was passed, and the park came under the guidance of Jim Corbett. Mr Corbett, a British-Indian hunter and a conservationist, prohibited the killing of mammals & birds.

Whenever We hear the name Corbett Park, it naturally comes to mind the thought of tigers walking in the wild. Jim Corbett Park was built to commemorate Jim s name. His vision was that he would turn the reserve forest into one of the finest natural parks where people could watch animals roam freely in their natural habitat. You can see Asiatic black bears, sloth bears, Indian gray mongooses, langurs, jungle cats, elephants, wild boars, chitals (spotted deer), barking deer, and nilgai (Indian antelope). The park is also famous for being home to more than 500 species of birds. 

One could hardly imagine the beauty of seeing the Asian Elephant roaming in the wild!

The history of the Corbett National Park is illustrious as the history of the man responsible for conserving the animals. He aimed to protect the park and those great animals living in it, who are a part of the ecological balance. 

Asia’s first national park, the Hailey National Park, came into existence in 1936. It covered an area of 125.00 sq miles and was established by Sir Malcolm Hailey. He was then the Governor of the United Provinces. Hunting was strictly prohibited, and only timber cutting was allowed for domestic purposes. No poaching or capturing of birds, mammals or reptiles is allowed here in this Reserve forest. 

The reserve forest was renamed again as Ramganga National Park. In 1955–56 it finally got its name as Jim Corbett National Park to honor the well-known author & wildlife conservationist Jim Corbett. His role in creating the reserve persuaded the provincial government to establish this reserve forest. 

A British Army officer, Jim Corbett started his life as a hunter who slayed numerous tigers & leopards. He later dedicated his life to protecting the big cats. Due to his hunting inspiration, he slowly became fond of and developed a great admiration for the great cat. He later decided to kill only those who posed a threat to man. He left his hunting passion and began an active campaign for the safe keeping of wild animals. His fondness for the big cats of prey grew, and he decided to catalog & collect information on these animals. Thus, his fate turned, and he became a conservationist.

The Varied Fauna: 

Thick jungle, camouflage and the Ramganga river make this reserve an ideal spot for the Bengal tigers. Besides tigers, there are Indian elephants that can be seen in herds. The Indian python is a dangerous species known for killing a chital deer. One can imagine crocodiles & gharials, who are a part of the program saving them from extinction. 

Tourists can enjoy a thrilling expedition in Corbett National Park. The location of the park is ideal for the diverse wildlife. The park is located in the Himalayas’ foothills; this place’s natural habitat has a splendid landscape with lush greenery. Corbett park, with its diverse flora & fauna, calls out to all those wildlife enthusiasts.

Want A Break From The Hustle-Bustle Of City Life? 

To experience the wildness and the wildlife, you can spend some time in this reserve forest. You may spot a tiger hiding in the bush or gaming if you are lucky. Jim Corbett park offers a wide range of adventure activities that any adventurous person will look forward to. The park offers an open jeep safari tour to its visitors. It is one of the best ways to see the wildlife in the thick forest of Corbett Tiger Reserve. There are experienced individuals who will accompany you through the safaris. Corbett park has seven different zones for enjoying the safari rides.

Where To Stay During Your Visit to The Jim Corbett National Park? 

Madvik Retreat provides one of the best resorts in Jim Corbett for a comfortable stay. We offer all the luxury amenities in their resort. The resort in Jim Corbett has private pool facilities; you can enjoy exotic non-vegetarian foods. If you want to watch a starry night and enjoy a sumptuous barbecue, then Madvik Retreat is the best place to crash. 

Goa, the sunny state of India, is known for its picturesque beaches, vibrant nightlife, and rich cultural heritage. But beyond all this, it is also home to one of the most exhilarating fitness events in the country, the Goa Pilates Festival. This festival is a unique event that brings fitness enthusiasts, Pilates practitioners, and experts from all over the world to celebrate the art of Pilates. 

Pilates, a form of exercise that originated in the early 20th century, has been gaining popularity in recent years as a way to improve physical fitness and mental wellness. This low-impact exercise system builds strength, flexibility, balance, and posture. Pilates engages the core muscles, promotes body awareness, and improves posture and alignment.

The Goa Pilates Festival is a three-day event that takes place annually in the picturesque town of Panaji, Goa. The festival is a celebration of the mind and body fitness that Pilates provides. It is an opportunity for Pilates enthusiasts and fitness enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the world of Pilates. The Goa Pilates Association organizes the festival. It is attended by people from all walks of life, from fitness professionals to beginners interested in learning more about Pilates.

For tourists, the Goa Pilates Festival offers a unique opportunity to experience Goa’s vibrant culture and energy while also improving their physical and mental well-being. If you plan to visit Goa, you must make bookings around the festival time. 

Here are some reasons why tourists should attend the Goa Pilates Festival:

  • Learn from the Best: 

The Goa Pilates Festival is attended by some of the best Pilates instructors and experts from around the world. And this provides tourists with an opportunity to learn from the best in the business and to gain an in-depth understanding of Pilates and its benefits. The festival offers a wide range of Pilates workshops, masterclasses, and classes led by world-renowned Pilates instructors, providing tourists with the opportunity to improve their Pilates skills and knowledge.

  • Experience the Culture of Goa: 

The Goa Pilates Festival allows tourists to immerse themselves in Goa’s vibrant culture and energy. The festival is a celebration of the mind and body fitness that Pilates provides and is an opportunity for tourists to connect with other Pilates enthusiasts, exchange ideas and tips, and form new relationships. The festival is also a great opportunity for tourists to experience the unique blend of Indian and Portuguese culture that makes Goa special.

  • Improve Physical and Mental Well-being: 

Pilates is a low-impact exercise system that focuses on building strength, flexibility, balance, and posture. By attending the Goa Pilates Festival, tourists can improve their physical and mental well-being through a variety of Pilates workshops, masterclasses, and classes. These sessions are designed to cater to all levels of experience and are focused on teaching tourists new techniques, exercises, and routines that they can incorporate into their Pilates practice.

  • Connect with Like-Minded People: 

The Goa Pilates Festival is attended by people from all walks of life, from fitness professionals to beginners who are interested in learning more about Pilates. This provides tourists with an opportunity to connect with like-minded people and form new relationships. The festival is also a great opportunity for tourists to exchange ideas and tips with other Pilates enthusiasts and to learn from their experiences.

  • Take a Break from the Ordinary: 

For tourists, the Goa Pilates Festival provides a break from the ordinary and an opportunity to focus on their physical and mental well-being. The festival offers a variety of interactive and engaging sessions that are designed to promote fitness, wellness, and self-care. These sessions include yoga and meditation sessions, health and wellness workshops, and healthy cooking demonstrations. By attending the festival, tourists can take a break from their daily routine and focus on their health and well-being.

  • Enjoy the Beautiful Setting of Goa: 

The Goa Pilates Festival takes place in the picturesque town of Panaji, Goa, surrounded by beautiful beaches and lush green landscapes. For tourists, this provides a unique opportunity to experience the natural beauty of Goa while also improving their physical and mental well-being. The festival is organized to honor all the aspects of mind and body fitness that Pilates provides and is an opportunity for tourists to immerse themselves in the beauty and tranquility of Goa.


The Goa Pilates Festival is a unique and exciting event that provides a platform for Pilates enthusiasts to learn, practice, and share their passion for Pilates. So, if you are looking to make your stay convenient, you may contact Madvik Retreat for the best category homestay in Goa with kitchen and enjoy personalized hospitality. 

The 2023 Goa Symposium Festival is a much-awaited event that takes place annually in the beautiful coastal state of Goa, India. This festival provides a unique opportunity for visitors to experience India’s rich cultural heritage and immerse themselves in its diverse traditions, music, art, and food. If you are looking for a truly enriching travel experience, then the Symposium Festival in Goa is an event you cannot miss. In this article, we will explore some of the key reasons why you should visit this festival.

  • Experience the Rich Cultural Heritage of India

One of the key reasons to visit the Goa Symposium Festival this year is to experience the rich cultural heritage of India. This festival provides a platform for artists, musicians, and dancers to showcase their talent and skills, giving visitors a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the country’s rich cultural heritage. The performances truly celebrate music and its ability to bring people together, regardless of their cultural background. Visitors can expect to see a wide range of art exhibits, music performances, and dance shows and participate in workshops and seminars focusing on different aspects of Indian culture. 

  • Sample Delicious Indian Cuisine

Food lovers will also have much to look forward to at the Goa Symposium Festival. The food stalls offer a mouth-watering experience for visitors, with a wide range of traditional Indian dishes, including vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine and international cuisine. This is a great opportunity to taste India’s different flavors and understand how food plays an important role in the country’s rich cultural heritage.

  • Participate in Traditional Indian Rituals and Ceremonies

Another unique aspect of the Goa Symposium Festival is the opportunity to participate in traditional Indian rituals and ceremonies. Visitors can attend a Hindu wedding ceremony, a Hindu puja (prayer) ceremony, and other rituals, providing them with a true immersion into India’s religious and cultural practices. This is a rare opportunity for visitors to gain a deeper understanding of Indian culture and experience its rich heritage firsthand.

  • Meet and Interact with Local People

The Goa Symposium Festival allows visitors to meet and interact with local people. Through these interactions, visitors can gain a deeper understanding of Indian culture and learn about the local people’s customs, beliefs, and traditions. This exchange of knowledge and cultural experiences is one of the most valuable aspects of the festival, as it helps to break down barriers and promote understanding between people from different cultures.

  • Enjoy the Beauty of Goa

Goa is not only known for its rich cultural heritage but also its stunning natural beauty. Visitors to the Symposium Festival will have the opportunity to explore the state and enjoy its pristine beaches, lush green hills, and crystal-clear waters. Whether you are interested in water sports, nature walks, or simply relaxing on the beach, Goa has something to offer everyone.

  • Shop for Traditional Indian Handicrafts

The Symposium Festival Goa also allows visitors to shop for traditional Indian handicrafts. Visitors expect to find many handcrafted items, including textiles, jewelry, ceramics, etc. This is a great opportunity to take a piece of Indian culture back home with you and to support local artisans.

  • Stay at Lavish Villas

As you plan to attend the Symposium Festival in Goa and make it a memorable experience, you must ensure a comfortable stay during your time. You may book one of the luxurious beach villas in Goa which are only about 5-10 mins walking distance from the beaches. Staying in a villa will allow you access to a terrace garden, open space, a private swimming pool, and much more to help you make great memories. And if you are looking for the best beach resort in Goa for your pax, you can connect with Madvik Retreat and get the best deal at competitive pricing. 


The Goa Symposium Festival is a truly unique and enriching experience for visitors from all over the world. It provides an opportunity to explore and experience the rich cultural heritage of India, sample delicious Indian cuisine, participate in traditional Indian rituals and ceremonies, and meet and interact with local people. The festival brings together people from different backgrounds and provides a platform for exchanging knowledge and cultural experiences, promoting understanding and unity between people from different cultures. If you are interested in exploring and experiencing the rich cultural heritage of India, then the Goa Symposium Festival 2023 is an event that you simply cannot miss.

The festival of Holi is an exciting time of the year that is celebrated with much fervor and enthusiasm across India. And what better place to celebrate this festival of colors than in the tropical paradise of Goa? Holi 2023 promises to be even more exciting with a host of activities and events that you can participate in and enjoy. 

Here is a guide on what you can do in Goa to celebrate Holi in 2023:

Attend Holi parties: Holi parties are a popular way to celebrate the festival of colors in Goa. You can expect to find a variety of music genres, from Bollywood to trance, and an array of food and drinks that are sure to please everyone. Make sure to dress appropriately for the occasion, as you will be covered in colors, and bring plenty of water to hydrate yourself.

Take part in the Holi procession: One of the most traditional and authentic ways to celebrate Holi in Goa is to participate in the Holi procession. This involves singing, dancing, and playing with colors as a group of people move through the streets. It’s a fun and lively way to experience the festival.

Visit the local temples: Holi is a Hindu festival, and many of the temples in Goa will hold special prayers and rituals on this day. If you are interested in experiencing the religious aspect of the festival, visiting nearby temples like Shri Mangeshi Temple, Shree Mahalasa Narayani Temple, Shree Navdurga Temple, Shree Ramnath Temple is a great way to do so. These temples are located within a radius of 30-40 km from Anjuna and Calangute, and can be reached by taxi or private vehicle.

Play Holi games: Holi is a time for fun and games, and there are many games that you can play in Goa to celebrate the festival. Some popular games include Holi cricket, Holi football, and Holi volleyball.

Enjoy traditional foods: Holi is a time for feasting, and there are many delicious traditional foods that you can enjoy in Goa during the festival. Some of these include gujiya (a sweet pastry filled with dried fruit and nuts), mathri (a savory snack made from flour), and thandai (a sweet, spiced drink).

Visit the beaches: If you’re looking for a more relaxed way to celebrate Holi, visiting the beaches in Goa is a great option. You can enjoy the sun, sand, and sea, and take part in a game of beach volleyball or soccer.

Explore the local markets: Holi is a time for shopping, and the local markets in Goa are filled with colorful decorations, sweets, and other items that are perfect for the festival. Take a stroll through the markets and pick up some souvenirs to take home with you.

No matter how you choose to celebrate Holi in Goa, you are sure to have a fantastic time. The festival of colors is an exciting and vibrant celebration that brings people together to enjoy music, food, and the company of friends and family. So, pack your bags, book your flight, and head to Goa to celebrate Holi 2023 in style. And yes, do not forget to book the best beach resort in Goa before you land in the city!

What Does Madvik Retreat Offer?

Madvik Retreat’s villas in Goa offer a unique and luxurious stay experience for travelers. Set amidst lush greenery of prime Goa locale, these villas offer a serene and peaceful ambiance.

One of the key features that make these villas unique is their exceptional architecture. Each villa is equipped with contemporary amenities and tastefully decorated to provide a comfortable and elegant stay experience.

Another notable aspect of these villas is their location. Situated at prime areas, just 5-10 min walk away from the beaches, these villas are easily accessible from any part of Goa. Additionally, the villas are surrounded by lush vegetation, providing a sense of privacy and seclusion. Finally, the staff at Madvik Retreat are dedicated to providing personalized service to guests, ensuring a truly unforgettable stay experience. 

Goa, the land of sun, sand, and sea, is famous for its rich cultural heritage, including a number of traditional festivals that celebrate the spirit of the state. One such festival is Shigmo, which is one of the most important and widely celebrated festivals of Goa. This festival is celebrated annually in the month of March and marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year. In 2023, the Shigmo festival is scheduled to take place from 15th March to 25th March, and if you want to experience the true spirit of Goa, you must make sure to participate in this festival.

Shigma- The Cultural Background

The word “Shigmo” is derived from the Sanskrit word “shighra,” which means “quick,” signifying the quick arrival of spring and the New Year. The festival is celebrated with great fervor and zeal by the people of Goa, and is marked by several traditional rituals, processions, and cultural programs.

One of the most important aspects of Shigmo is the parade, which is organized in the streets of villages and towns of Goa. People come out in large numbers to participate in the parade, dressed in colorful traditional attire and playing musical instruments like dhol, tasha, and pungi. The parade is a vibrant and joyful affair, with people singing and dancing to the beats of the music.

Another important aspect of this festival is the “Zatra,” which is a religious procession that takes place in honor of Lord Pralhad, the Hindu god of devotion. The procession is accompanied by several traditional dances and musical performances, and is attended by large crowds of people.

In addition to the parade and the Zatra, Shigmo is also marked by several other cultural programs, such as traditional dances, plays, and musical performances. The most popular traditional dances performed during the festival are the “Dashavatar,” “Fulfodo,” and “Ghode Modni.” These dances are performed by trained artists and are a visual treat for the spectators.

The Prime Highlight of the Festival

One of the highlights of the Shigmo festival is the “Rang Panchami” celebration, which takes place on the fifth day of the festival. During this celebration, people throw colored powder and water at each other, symbolizing the victory of good over evil. The celebration is a colorful and joyous affair, and attracts a large number of visitors from across the state.

Visit Goa to Experience the Ultimate Charm of Shigmo Festival

If you want to experience the true spirit of Shigmo, you must visit the villages and towns of Goa during the festival. You will get a chance to witness the traditional customs and practices, and learn more about the cultural heritage of Goa. You can also participate in the parade, the Zatra, and the other cultural programs, and enjoy the music, dance, and food of the state.

So, if you are planning to visit Goa in March 2023, make sure to participate in the Shigmo festival and experience the exciting cultural heritage of the state. Also do not forget to make adequate preparations before you land in this beautiful city. The luxurious best beach resort in Goa can be the best place to consider for your next staycation!

Hiring a luxurious villa in Goa by Madvik Retreat can provide the following benefits:

Privacy: A villa rental offers more privacy and seclusion compared to a hotel stay.

Space: Our villas offer more living space, including outdoor areas, than traditional hotel rooms.

Amenities: Luxury villas often come equipped with high-end amenities such as private pools, outdoor kitchens, and other features not typically found in hotels.

Personalized Service: With a villa rental, guests can often receive personalized service and attention from staff.

Cost Savings: Renting a villa can be more cost-effective than staying in a hotel, especially for larger groups or families.

Unique Experience: Staying in a villa can provide a unique and authentic local experience, different from a typical hotel stay.

Make your bookings today!

If you plan to visit Goa, you can enjoy a series of celebrations. The fun & entertainment always seems to continue here in this state of India. Goa Carnival usually takes place in February or the first week of March. Known for its colorful, musical celebrations, this three- to four-day event attracts tourists from around the world.

The annual Carnival is organized in the first quarter of the year, and it is one of the most exciting days in Goa as one can find vast floats, colorful costumes and energetic performances. Besides being the ultimate beach destination, the rich cultural facets are brought alive through the Carnival. The Carnival represents the most important cultural symbol of Goa. Panjim in Goa remains the famous city to witness the Carnival, but this cultural extravaganza travels to four other prominent cities: Vasco, Margao, Mapusa and Ponda. 

A Masquerade which will leave you spellbound!

The Carnival was introduced by the Portuguese, who ruled Goa until 1961. Goa embraced the Portuguese tradition and continues to celebrate the Carnival with great enthusiasm. The whirlwind of music and grandeur sweeps the city for the three days preceding Lent. Lent is 40 days of prayer and fasting for Catholics. There is a lot of music, food, exhibitions, and masquerade balls. Masked Revelers take to the streets and give themselves to many fun-filled activities. The tableaus are surrounded by musicians, dancers, acrobats, and clowns. The crowd bursts into jubilation and merriment. The Carnival showcases the mix of local Goan multi-ethnic, cultural & religious traditions, which you will surely love and respect. 

What Are the Most Enticing Events to See in the Carnival?

  1. Colorful Parade

The parade starts with the made-up character of King Momo. The float parades are organized in association with the Tourism Department. King Momo, a specially decorated float, declares the decree of eating,  drinking and merriment. Loaded with balloons, floats, carts, and horse carriages, the parade is a hit amongst the locals & tourists. 

  1. Art & Culture Shows

Apart from enjoying and merry-making, travelers can enjoy the local art and cultural shows. Artists showcase their handcrafted drawings, paintings and items. One can relish the live music performances and power-packed moves of the dancers, jesters, and fire breathers.

  1. Food & Drink

Relish your senses with various food items; the restaurants and hotels try their best to make the food peppier and exotic. The Carnival is a feasting-drinking-merrymaking festival. Grand balls are even held in the evenings. The Carnival concludes with the famous red & black dance held by the Clube National in Panjim on the last day.

  1. Red and Black Dance

The final day sees this unique Red and Black dance being held to delight the tourists. A color-coordinated dance where women dress in red-coloured tops and black skirts, and the men in red shirts and black pants synchronize their dance moves. The dance is truly an exciting experience that you should never miss. You will be astonished to watch the artist’s performance with great precision. 

Places To Visit During the Stay Besides the Carnival

  1. Aguada Fort: 

Aguada Fort is a magnificent structure perched atop a hillock overlooking the Mandovi river. The gorgeous red-brown laterite ramparts can be seen from this Fort. A truly incredible place to visit. The Fort also has a splendid four-storeyed lighthouse, which dominates the landscape of the Fort. A curving staircase will lead you to the top, where you can have a stunning view of the setting sun.  

  1. Chapora Fort: 

Chapora Fort is a beautiful fort with a rich military past. Tourists can enjoy sweeping views of magnificent Goa. You can walk on the ramparts and get a spectacular view of the mighty Arabian Sea, Chapora River, Morjim beach, and Vagator beach. 

  1. Bom Jesus Basilica: 

Bom Jesus Basilica church is the epitome of the Baroque architectural style. Basalt embellishments look impressive, and the fine detailing will take you back to the olden times of history. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and within the daintily carved architecture of the Basilica of Bom Jesus, there are two galleries. The galleries have oil paintings dedicated to various verses in the Bible. 

Where To Spend The Night?

If you want to experience all Goan vibes, Madvik Retreat offers a beautiful homestay in Goa with a kitchen to help you make your trip more personalized. We provide world-class amenities, including security. A homestay can be the ultimate choice if you want to live like a local in Goa.

Goa, or the Vegas of  India as it is called, is a dream destination where one can discover the colors of Goanese culture. It is a heaven for those who love music. There are many activities to indulge in which can make you forget the hustle and bustle of your daily life, and you can dance & enjoy like there’s no tomorrow. Hill Top Festival is an annual three-day festival which is held in the waterfront region of Vagator. The multiple music festivals draw their crowds every year.

Why is the Hill Top Festival an Important Event?

The music festivals are held around the year where the tourists can let their hair loose and dance like a free spirit. Hilltop wears a deserted look during the day, but as soon as the sun dips in the western sky, the place seems to come to life. People from various parts of the world convene in the neon palm grove for legendary parties. The musical extravaganza combines talent from different parts of the world to come together for nostalgic night outs. The fabulous designs of the stages, unique visuals and incredible sounds will surely overload your senses. 

A nostalgic event you sure don’t want to miss in your lifetime!

# Hilltop is a night clubhouse where one can mix pleasure with the mystic! It is famous for its long-serving trance & party venue. International DJs playing pulsing beats will make you sway into the mood. Music & dance are two major attractions of the Hilltop festival, with prominent DJs weaving their magic fingers. Hilltop is a massive enclosure which offers an open-air setting to the thousands who want to fall in love with the grooves. The overall experience is so enthralling & unique that you will plan to revisit it. 

# The trance music is so groovy that it will awaken your dancing soul. You won’t be able to resist yourself to shake a leg with the admiring crowds—the three days of fun and frolic welcome world-renowned artists & musicians who perform across three epic stages.

# Hill Top Festival takes place at the iconic Hill Top dance club in the coastal region of Vagator. The small town of Vagator is known for its energetic nightlife, beautiful beaches & luxury resorts. The beauty of this town can be seen after sunset when the nightlife enlivens with dance, music and parties. HillTop is the famous club dubbed the ultimate party destination for trance enthusiasts. Hill Top Festival features a large open-air dance floor surrounded by mesmerizing palm trees. The place is decorated with colorful ribbons and canopies. Travelers can stay close to this location; there are plenty of lavish beach villas in Goa that will surely meet their requirements.

Things To Explore When in Goa 

Besides the three-day festival, there is something that you can do to explore the town.

  • A Hike to Chapora Fort: 

The 17th-century Portuguese fort is a major attraction for tourists in Vagator. A hike will lead you from the primary market through the ruins of the fort to a beautiful viewpoint overlooking the waves and sea—a perfect destination for couples.

  • The Arpora Night Flea Market:

The Arpora night flea market is a bustling market where you can find everything from exotic spices to Christmas baubles. On the center stage, dancers’ groove to the music, and bands play their music. There are various food stalls featuring cuisine from all parts of the world. The atmosphere is electric, and you can be thrilled to find yourself in an ocean of many dialects. It will seem like you are in a mini world.

  • Rent A Bike to Anjuna Flea Market: 

The weekly Anjuna market has stalls selling handicrafts from all parts of India. Expats are selling handmade goods like necklaces, bags, bikinis, etc. you can chill on the shacks with a chilled beer if you want just to lay low. 

Where to Stay in Vagator?

When it comes to staying in Goa, you may choose some of the luxurious villas in Goa for stay. Madvik Retreat is one such place which provides luxurious accommodations for your comfortable stay. The beach resort provides all amenities, including a swimming pool & jacuzzi. Madvik Retreat offers a wide range of modern facilities for its guests. We provide housekeeping facilities and amenities like a well-maintained kitchen with a personal cook and a spacious outdoor area. So, if you are searching for a place to stay in Goa, consider Madvik Retreat, and we will never let you down!