When you think of Rishikesh, what comes to your mind? Spirituality, meditation, Ganga arati, river rafting, mountains? Maybe all of them. Every year, hundreds of people visit Rishikesh because it is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in our country. It is also a natural marvel, with ghats on one side and hills on the other.
Now, imagine Goa. I’m sure you’ll think of music festivals, parties, shacks, amazing seafood, scooty rides and the chilled-out vibe of the place. There is no way to compare both travel destinations, but a woman named Anubha Pandey took to Twitter to share that she feels Rishikesh is a better travel destination than Goa.
Anubha revealed that she has visited both places for a good number of days and her judgement is on the basis of “good vibes”. According to her, Rishikesh has better vibes than Goa.
I have visited Rishikesh four times & spent around 20-25 days in total.
I have also visited Goa twice & spent around 15 days in total.
The only point of comparison here is the "good vibe".
— Anubha Pandey (@in_finiteee) January 6, 2023
This one tweet of hers managed to divide Twitter as people started to take sides – team Rishikesh vs team Goa! Many argued for either side and why one is better than the other. Have a look:
Hahah Goa ghar hai, toh usse tourist destinations se compare nahi kar sakte ab. But Rishikesh truly is ❤️
— Shruti Chaturvedi 🇮🇳 (@adhicutting) January 6, 2023
Goa is better than Rishikesh because people in Rishikesh r driven by greed which they veil it by Spirituality. in Goa its all straightforward no body is trying to rip u off of few bucks by faking Dev bhoomi magic
— deepkamal singh (@dks__) January 6, 2023
Wow! So true.. I used to compare to once upon a time! But evolved to realise Goa Beach, Vashisht Gufa, Tapovan, Ganga Aarti & so much more… #Rishikesh is love! Explore #tehri too sometime.. go deeper around Rishikesh and one forgets Goaaah!! #life
— Dr Deepali Bhardwaj (डॉक्टर दीपाली भारद्वाज ) 🇮🇳 (@dermatdoc) January 7, 2023
You’re a mountain person then, not a beach person. It’s not about Goa or Rishikesh. Crowd doesn’t come to Goa looking for peace or to visit temples/yoga camps to give a good vibe. 😂😂😂
P.S. I’m a mountain person too. And I agree Rishikesh > Goa.
— Alok Malik (@alokmalik) January 7, 2023
Goa can never ever be boring or monotonous. This place has got some magnetic powers that attracts people every year on year. 🪂🏄🚣🏊
— Bhuvnesh Pant (@BhuvneshPant) January 7, 2023
Have visited Goa 4 times (with diff groups) & Rishikesh also 4 times.
Probably spent more days in Goa, but even my personal favorite is Rishikesh.
Although both places are totally different and can’t be compared.
I’m going to Goa again soon. 😁
And this coming from a teetotaler.
— Dr. Devashish Palkar (@psychidiaries) January 7, 2023
Both are different. One is hill station other is beach and party destination.
Personally, even I liked Rishikesh more than Goa. It was way better than expectations.
For me, Goa minus Casino is Zero!
— Ankit Gattani (@gattaniankit07) January 7, 2023
I am a Goan by birth and and after doing studies and jobs for few yrs in goa , i took transferable bank job . Stayed in rishikesh and dehradun for 4 years. Goa cannot be compared to rishikesh . Goa is only fun as projected from tourist angle.
— Jay (@banker_jayant) January 6, 2023
It all depends which kind of places you like to visit . Comparing Goa & Rishikesh is totally different and opposite. No one visits Goa for the vibe they want in Rishikesh and vice Versa..! Yes I like both equally. @in_finiteee
— Dr RishiRaj Sinha, AIIMS🇮🇳 (@DrRishiRajSinh1) January 7, 2023
Goa is more wholesome you are only comparing the North goa which is the party land, go to South Goa it’s just the opposite and you will find a different vibes right from hills to beaches to forest and even simplicity, in a nutshell explore South Goa
— Shubham singh (@Shubham4157) January 6, 2023
Love Rishikesh! Beautiful, picturesque destination.
Goa’s my native place, so eventually it’s kind of a regular to me. North India has a great vibe
— Astrid Fernandes (@Astrid_Ferns_07) January 6, 2023
Goa is one of my fav places. But I have always visited during off season. I hate partying. We go there with our closest friends, even in off season half the restaurants are open. We eat good, chill on the beach with a cold beer and swim around. Goa is heaven, no partying please.
— Priyankan Datta (@datta_priyankan) January 7, 2023
As for me, I would choose Goa any day! What about you?