Goa is all about holidays and having a fun time. The first thing that springs to mind when one talks about Goa is its beaches but there is more to do in Goa than just beaches. Here are a few you must do.
The beach tour
- Carry food staff and have a picnic on the beach. Do not forget to carry water & beers. Because, if you buy on the beach, that will be expensive
- Spend time at Morjim and Arambol, the Northernmost beach known as mini Russia
- Travel down to Anujna and spend an hour here and delight in seafood.
- Take a dip at Calangute beach and play volleyball. But this place is crowded. You can also visit adjacent Baga & Vagator beach
- If you want to spend time in an isolated beach away from the crowd, visit Velsao beach. It’s really very peaceful.
- You can spend a couple of days on the South Goa beaches but the southernmost Palolem for kayaking
- If you have enough time, visit Bogmalo beach at Vasco de Gama and glory in the sun, sand and waves.
Visit Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary
- Goa’s Bhawan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary should definitely be on your bucket list of things to do.
- Take a trek and you can view deer and panthers in their natural setting.
- Spend time by the water and you can view birdlife. It can be peaceful and relaxing.
- Another Wildlife sanctuary you can and should visit is the Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary with its collection of leopards, deer and birds.
- Don’t miss Dudhsagar Falls. You may have to travel some distance but it is worth the effort.
- Enjoy nature in a different way by visiting a spice plantation and play with elephants in the bargain.
- Night is not when you go to sleep. You enjoy nightlife in Goa at Calangute, Baga and Anjuna. Don’t miss the Aropra Night market if it’s Saturday
- There are organized parties on the beach you can join and enjoy with food, drinks and music of a live band.
- Take a walk by the Mandovi River at Pnjim.
- Enjoy a night out at beach shacks such as the Curlie’s at Anjuna, Thalassa on Vagator and Brittos on Baga.
- Do the pub crawl at Shores Bar, Brittors, Mambos and Zanzibar.
- Do something unique: Join silent noise parties in South Goa
Forts and history
- While at Anjuna do not neglect the 400 year old Chapora Fort, a legacy of the Portuguese. While at Chapora enjoy a day and night on a houseboat.
- Drop in at the Goa Museum of Archaeology to view the collection of stone and wood statues as well as artifacts of the region.
- The Donna Paula jetty is a must visit place. It is home to the National Institute of Oceanography and a beautifully maintained heritage site.
- On no account should you miss the Basilica Bom Jesus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site housing the remains of St Francis Xavier.
- In the same breath one can talk about the Portuguese Fort at Aguada, a beautifully preserved Portuguese Fort that gives you a glimpse into the history of Goa under the Portuguese.
Goa is multi-faceted. Explore all of them.