The western beaches region of Goa hosts 1.5 million people. Although Goa is India’s smallest populated area and is the smallest state, it may pack one of the biggest punches when it comes to tourism and summer parties. Unique mixes of Indian and Portuguese architecture and culture attracts double the population in annual visitors. Goa seems to be the ideal bucket-list-hammock-swaying-dream getaway for most people in the daily grind from big cities as well as travelers just passing through India. The Airport in Goa provides a smooth landing from almost any major city in India for a quick getaway. Rent a motorbike and cruise the shorelines stopping off at popular or hidden beaches. Goa has plenty of options from tiki hut style beach bungalows ranging from a few US dollars a night, to luxurious hotels with all the amenities you can imagine. Whatever your fancy, be sure to sip on fresh cut coconut and lay on a straw mat out on the golden sands as you enjoy the tides of the Arabian Sea, the richness of the sun, and the ever so slight cool sea breeze on your skin.