When it comes to unwinding, Akshay Kumar finds no place more convenient and chilled out than Goa.
Actor-producer Akshay Kumar's profession takes him to exotic places in and out of the country, but when it comes to holidaying, the action star prefers to relax and unwind in Goa, a holiday destination that welcomed a record 3.12 million tourists in 2013.
The next 12 months are going to be busy for the action star as movies like "Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty", "Its Entertainment", "Gabbar" and "Baby", are all lined up for release. But he says he ensures that he gets his break.
"I take a break after every three months for seven days," Akshay told IANS.
When asked where he likes to go on a holiday, he said: "I like to go to Goa. I love it. It's very chilled out. Everyone knows me there and they just say hi, but nobody bothers me as such. It's the only place in the country where I can roam around and enjoy myself."
A favourite among Indians as well as foreign tourists, Goa Tourism crossed the three million tourist arrival mark for the first time last year, said a report.
The father-of-two, who is married to former actress Twinkle Khanna, often hits the state, which is mostly popular for beaches, with his family.
"I bought a house there. It's a Portuguese house. I enjoy there with my family. I get to eat different kinds of cuisines. There are different types of chefs from all over the world and you can invite them home," he said.
If getting home-cooked food by chefs from various parts of the globe is one way he gets to relish the lip-smacking dishes, the restaurants are equally enticing to him.
"There are small restaurants too. The owners are from Germany, Russia, Toronto and other countries," said the 46-year-old.
"I even sent her once. I suggested to her to go to a Greek restaurant. I told her that if you like the food, break the plate. It's a tradition. She was shocked to hear that first, but she did it. It's so much fun," said Akshay Kumar, who is also into production and his next project is "Fugly".