RCI extra holiday and exchanges are available across the entirety of India. From Mumbai to Calcutta there are some great places to stay but it is the region of Goa which is, by far and away, the most popular destination for vacation-style holidays here.
Situated on the west cost, Goa was an important Portuguese province as recently as the early 1960's when it became a popular destination with adventurous young travellers on the 'Hippie Trail', an association for which it would become famed.
Today, Goa still retains a hippy vibe and some of the beach-dwelling bohemians but the region has 'mellowed' somewhat from its most hedonistic days. The Colourful temples, exotic scenery, idyllic beaches and unique culture remain the top draws whilst standards have risen with western expectations.
To get acquainted with Goa, visitors should head for the beaches of Baga, Benaulim, Vagator, Anjuna or Aguada and take a few days to acclimatize. Take shelter from the midday sun in one of characterful beach-side shacks typically serving up some mouth watering Goan cuisine. Fresh, spicy seafood served with rice is the staple here, delicious dishes that should not pile on and holiday pounds!
For a truly unforgettable adventure head for reputable wildlife sanctuary and take an elephant ride before helping them cool off in the water! For natural beauty the Dudhsagar water falls are worth the hike whilst the many temples dating back as early as the 12th century serve up some incomparable architecture.
The cool of night sees activity increase and whilst now more orderly affairs, beach parties are held regularly throughout the year. If this isn't your thing then definitely consider a beach area where parties are not held! For a less frantic time, evening markets are buzzing with traders and entertainers.
For those considering buying a timeshare resale in Goa then the Averina Beach Club is a 5 Star resort whilst the Royal Resorts have a range of resorts such as the Haathi Mahal, Benaulim, Monterio and Royal Palms. Membership of the simply named Royal Goan Beach Club can use their timeshares to book accommodation at any of the Royal Goan resorts in India.