what is the difference between tourism in Goa and Kerala ?same except Goan people and politics are more friendly





The view from Goa(FROM NEWS PAPER)

SO here’s a bird’s eye view from Goa: the in place in town has been chosen as Antares at Vagator, which over the weeks has hosted the best and brightest from Goa and Mumbai like Rohit Bal, Sarah Jane Dias. Mumbai’s perennial party boy, Raja Dhody, meanwhile is said to have thrown the coolest party so far, at his hilltop home above Saipem village. This featured the likes of Sunburn’s Harry Singh, Biddu with wife Sue and Evelyn Sharma. Last evening Peepul’s Srimoi Bhattacharya hosted a sundowner which attracted a good crowd again from Delhi and Mumbai, and the same faces (along with local Goa glam) have been invited to Rajiv (Sula) Samant’s bash later this week in Morjim. And as far as the late night young and restless crowd is concerned, the in place, the best place for EDM evenings is at the Soma run riverside joint, Teso, in Siolim. What else?
Ah yes, good to know that even as these new stars appear on Goa’s firmament, industrialist and football team owner Raj Salgaocar will be hosting his year end party as usual at his home in Dona Paula, which expectedly draws in all those who matter from the holiday season. -Proving once more how the more things change the more they stay the same!
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 IN KERALA THERE IS ALMOST DAILY BANDH AND STRIKES
TOURISTS ARE HARASSED BY SUCH BEHAVIOUR
SOME KERALA TAXI DRIVERS ARE RUDE ,MUCH LESS IN GOA
RUDENESS IN PUBLIC LIFE AND HOME LIFE IS MORE IN KERALA
GOAN PEOPLE ARE A HAPPY GO LUCKY TYPE COMPARED TO  KERALA PEOPLE WHO ARE MORE INQUISITIVE,INTRUSIVE AND ABRASIVE BOTH AT HOME AND TOWARDS TOURISTS
DID YOU WONDER ANY TIME --WHEN SUCH DIFFERENCES CROPPED BETWEEN GOANS AND KERALA PEOPLE?
TILL 1950 BOTH HAD ALMOST SAME IN ATTITUDES TOWARDS LIFE AND EVENTS
 THE BIG SPLIT CAME AFTER 1950 WHEN POLITICS AND POLITICIANS OF ABUSIVE,ABRASIVE,RUDE,VIOLENT TYPE TAUGHT PEOPLE TO BE MORE VIOLENT
WHEN THE FIRST BIG STRIKE IN TRAVANCORE- COCHIN(LATER KERALA)Image result for TRAVANCORE-COCHINOCCURED IN 1950 PEOPLE WERE AFRAID TO TAKE PART BECAUSE OF POLICE !! NOW NOBODY WILL BELIEVE THIS.
IT WAS A GENERAL STRIKE CALLED BY THE THEN NEW PARTY IN POLITICS CALLED COMMUNIST PARTY-C.P.I.- (BEFORE C.P.M. SPLIT),ON TRANSPORT WORKERS .

THOSE DAYS TRANSPORT MEANS  ONLY GOVERNMENT BUSES ,

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EXCEPT FOR FEW TOWN SERVICE BUSES  Image result for VILLAGE BUSES TRAVANCORE AND VILLAGE BUSES .Image result for VILLAGE BUSES TRAVANCORE

PEOPLE NEVER HEARD OF A GENERAL STRIKE (NO "BANDHS" YET TILL THEN)UNDER MAHARAJA'S RULE-TILL 1947Image result for MAHARAJA TRAVANCORE


THOUGH MAHARAJA WAS LENIENT COMPARED TO SOME DESPOTIC,CRUEL  MAHARAJAS OF NORTH INDIA ,STILL PEOPLE WERE SCARED OF HIM.HE COULD ANY TIME ARREST THEM ,

BANISH THEM FOR EVER FROM HIS KINGDOM(SEND THEM  ACROSS BORDER TO MADRAS(NOW TAMIL NADU,NEVER TO COME BACK),
 
 TRAVANCORE-MADRAS BORDER SEEN ON MAP
HE COULD ANY TIME CONFISCATE THEIR PROPERTIES AT SHORT NOTICE,




Visit of the Rajah of Travancore to Madras

.SO IT WAS NEW TO PEOPLE WHEN C.P.I. CALLED FOR STATE WIDE STRIKE
NATURLLAY PEOPLE WERE NOT AT ALL INTERESTED IN THIS NEW THING CALLED GENERAL STRIKE; CALLED BY A NEW PARTY FROM MALABAR( THE PARTY WAS STRONG IN MALABAR DUE TO WHOLE SALE CROSSING OVER FROM CONGRESS TO CONGRESS SOCIALIST PARTY AND THEN TO COMMUNIST PARTY UNDER LEADERSHIP OF  E.M.S.NAMPOOTHIRIPAD.)

WHEN THE NEW PARTY SHOUTED "INQUILAB ZINDABAD" ,PEOPLE OF TRAVANCORE WHO NEVER HAD ANY KNOWLEDGE AND EDUCATION OF HINDI [HINDI EDUCATION CAME AFTER 1950 UNDER CONGRESS RULE]OR SEEN ANY HINDI FILMS(TAMIL AND MALAYALAM FILMS ONLY TILL THEN)  COULD NOT UNDERSTAND THE MEANING .

THERE WAS A JOKE GOING AROUND IN- 1950'S-  ABOUT THAT SLOGAN. THE JOKE WAS :- WHEN A POOR STARVING  MAN IN TATTERED CLOTHS ON THE ROAD ASKED THE TRANSLATION IT WAS TOLD AS -INQUILAB MEANS FOOD AND ZINDABAD MEANS CLOTHS ,SO HE DECIDED TO JOIN THE PARTY TO GET FOOD AND CLOTHS .

THAT WAS THE CONDITION OF INNOCENT TRAVANCORE AND INNOCENT PEOPLE OF TRAVANCORE AND THIS IS TRUE ,THOUGH IT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND IN THE PRESENT POLITICS OF VIOLENCE IN KERALAIN EVERY SPHERE EVERY DAY.

CAN ANY BODY BELIEVE NOW; THAT PEOPLE OF KERALA(TRAVANCORE)NEVER SWORE AT PEOPLE ,OR SHOUTED EXPLETIVES(BAD LANGUAGE WORDS) .I AM NOT SAYING THEY WERE SAINTS ,BUT THEY WERE QUIET SANE AND ON THE WHOLE LED A QUIET LIFE EVEN THOUGH MORE THAN 85% WERE VERY POOR ,LANDLESS,JOBLESS,STARVING.

IN FACT THE THEN C.P.I. LEADER FROM ALLEPPY(ALAPUZHA) HAD TO ENCOURAGE THE WORKERS BY TELLING THEM TO SHOUT "POLICE NJANGALKKU PULLAANU PULLAANU"[WE ARE NOT AFARID OF POLICE!)
HE THOUGHT THAT WAY PEOPLE WILL LOSE THE FEAR OF POLICE

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NOW POLICE IS SCARED -THANKS TO REVOLUTION BASED PARTIES
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NOW EVEN WOMEN GOT REVOLUTION IN THEIR BLOOD
NOW BACK TO TOURISM-
KERALA IS NOT TOURIST FRIENDLY COMPARED TO GOA-[MY OPINION]
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The big Kerala vs. Goa question again!

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GOA by a mile. We have stayed in Benaulim, Cavelossim and visited Palolem and Candolim.

We also visited Kovalam in Kerala and I wasn't impressed at all.It was also much, much more expensive.
Certainly Kerala may have its attractions but for a beach holiday, South Goa wins hands down
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My money's on Goa ! I went to both and after leaving Goa for Kerala we moved mountains to get back .
We don't do drugs and we aren't that wild but we did feel that Goa was way more fun hands down !



This is a bit of a "wild" generalisation! I'm not sure where you visited exactly!

Spacecadet - I base myself mainly in the South of Goa where it is universally agreed that it is much quieter than the North. Places like Colva and Benaulim in the South are still quite busy but there are some great bars, restaurants and beach shacks there. If you stay somewhere really really quiet like Varca or Fatrade, you will find only a handful of shacks on the beach and you can always hop on your scooter and head to Colva or Benaulim if you fancy a bit of a livelier time!

Having been to both Kerala and Goa, I would say if you want to chillax on the beach, maybe do a bit of yoga or watch the sunset with a cold beer, Goa is the place!

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Goa v Kerala (Posted on both forums)

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Goa v Kerala (Posted on both forums)
Having been to Goa a number of times over the last 9 years we’ve often wondered how it compares to Kerala and we’ve seen a number of postings from other TA members asking the same question.
These are the opinions and experiences of a couple in their early 50 travelling on a budget of around £30/day for the two of us. This includes all overland travel and a few beers/G&T’s. This has been our first long trip to India (6 months). For part of the trip we spent 2 months in Goa – Mandrem/Arambol in the north and Benaulim/Carvelossim in the south. Our 2 months in Kerala included the backwaters, Varkala & Kovalam Beaches and the area south.
Beaches – Goa has it. The beaches in Goa are, generally, safer than both Kovalam and Varkala. Goan beaches are longer and wider with golden sand as against a mix of black and golden sand. You can walk for km after km along the beach in Goa whereas Kerala has very short beaches. Beach beds are in abundance and free (as long as you buy a drink or two) in Goa but you have to pay around 200-300R’s for 2 beds and an umbrella at both beaches in Kerala. There is no ‘beach shack’ culture in Kerala.
Hawkers – Goa has it. They have, generally, been removed from the beaches by the authorities. In Kerala they are an absolute pain in the bottom.
The people – Our experience has been that Goan men have a real attitude problem and you should not question their actions or criticise them. They will become very aggressive as I learnt on a couple of occasions. The men of Kerala appear gentler. The women are much the same all over India, hard working and down trodden.
Accommodation – Not much to choose between the two although both resorts in Kerala are mainly traffic free which can be bliss after the constant road noise if India.
Food – Not much to choose although the fresh fish in Varkala was excellent value compared to Kovalam and Goa generally.
Alcohol – Goa has it. Beer is about the same in bars but hard liquor tends to be much cheaper in Goa. Liquor shops to buy your own are everywhere in Goa but much scarcer in Kerala.
Dogs – Kerala has it as we dislike wild dogs. There are more dogs in Goa than empty beer bottles and they tend to pack more and be much more aggressive. Goa also has a lot more ‘kennel club’ dogs that are chained up and bark constantly because they’re bored. The wild dogs in Goa are extremely annoying as they can howl all night and seriously affect your sleep. (I cannot wear ear plugs so this issue is a problem for me). If you are in a sealed A/C room then this should not be a problem but we prefer fan rooms so having windows open is difficult. There are far fewer dogs in Kerala, very submissive and much less noisy.
Sightseeing – Kerala has it. The backwaters, hill stations and cultural sites are in abundance. A trip to the tip of India at Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu) is well worth it. Goa has fewer options for serious sightseeing other than Hampi which is actually in Karnataka.
Our conclusion - This where me and OH differ. She was disappointed with Kerala as it did not match the marketing hype. (I agree). Her expectations were, therefore, much higher than mine. Me, being a cynic, didn’t arrive expecting anything in particular. The beaches in Kerala were very disappointing for us both. So, if you only have a 2/3 week holiday and just want to chill out on a beach then go to Goa. If you want more, and beach is not your primary driver, then consider Kerala.
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1. Re: Goa v Kerala (Posted on both forums)
Very good points indeed itcanbedone. I've only visited Kerala once for 5 days but we packed a lot in and the scenery and sight seeing is far superior to Goa but the beaches lack charm and the shack culture which is a big pull for Goa. I don't think its the Goan men who have an attitude in general but just some of the domestic visitors or especially some of the taxi drivers. Foodwise I don't you can beat the variation and quality now on offer in Goa.
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2. Re: Goa v Kerala (Posted on both forums)
Great post Itcanbedone. Having been to both places many times you’ve pretty much nailed it.
We love Kerala but Goa is our beach bum holiday location of choice and nowhere we have come across in India comes anywhere close to it.
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3. Re: Goa v Kerala (Posted on both forums)
itcanbedone
I'm afraid I agree with your wife.........and SNJBrighton!
The beaches and nightlife in Goa are far superior to Kerala. However, I do love Fort Cochin in Kerala, but only for a few days.
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4. Re: Goa v Kerala (Posted on both forums)
Great post, thank you.
Have considered Kerala, gives us food for thought!
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5. Re: Goa v Kerala (Posted on both forums)
not been to kerala yet but we do plan a trip sometime in the next couple of years,
i do like the ound of quieter roads but is that compared with calangute or other quieter areas. we like riding further north,morjim, mandrem etc
can't say we have ever had an issue with goan men though, always found them very amiable
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6. Re: Goa v Kerala (Posted on both forums)
I agree with most of what you say except for the food comment. In Goa you can get any sort of food you want whereas in Kelala I found that choices were very limited in comparision
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7. Re: Goa v Kerala (Posted on both forums)
Hi Mickfinney,
As with all places in India nowhere is quiet on the roads. Even sleepy Benaulim has more than it's fairshare of road noise due the ever increasing number of domestic tourists. We've never been to Calangute, to us it sounds like hell on earth, but from what we have read from TA posts the weekends are like the M25 on a cold, wet Friday evening at 6.00 p.m......gridlock.
Both Kovalam and Varkala however are totally different. They both have almost western style promenades which, generally, are traffic free and pedestrianised. Much of the accomodation is also set amongst winding alleys making even cycles hard to manage without running people down.
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8. Re: Goa v Kerala (Posted on both forums)
May I ask how difficult/easy it was to travel between Goa and Kerala-if in fact that was a route you took. I plan to visit Goa but only for a handful of days and am considering a day or two in Kerala. I have about 10-12 staff that are from that part of the country and will not stop telling me about it. It is a little out of the way from my Delhi, Mumbai, Goa triangle of travel but I may not return to India for quite a while and it will also give me some points with my staff:)
Edited: 12 April 2012, 19:45