Last Updated: January 31, 2020 Parul Sharma
What comes to your mind as soon as you hear the name GOA? Of course, it must be something like beaches, party and sunbath… isn’t it! Well, the reasons in your mind are somewhat restricted because there are plenty of other things, which Goa has in store for you. Affluent in various activities, this place will surely sweep you off your feet and leave you with amazing lifetime memories. So if you are planning for an exotic holiday then Goa is a right choice to look forward to. Whether you are with your family, spouse or friends this place will not let you down in any way. There is no shortage of reasons to visit this wonderful destination because it has lot more to offer than just beaches. Have a look over below mentioned list and give wings to your plan.
The open-air night clubs are the most popular hubs for party lovers in Goa. All the party animals can be found at one place without any doubt that is Tito’s Café Mambo. It is known as one of the most famous sites for an entertaining night. This club has also been awarded as “Best Nightclub in Goa”. Most importantly, there are several other cabarets where one can enjoy the wonderful night life culture of Goa to the fullest.
Goa is no less than a paradise when it comes to water sports activities. Be it water skiing, banana boat rides, scuba diving and water scooter rides… all are enough to give you a feel of freedom. All these water sports will help you to get a thrilling experience that will remain etched in your memories for long.
Shopping in Flea Markets
The flea markets of Goa are the best spot to shop till you drop as one can buy some unique stuff for oneself as well as for dear ones. Three best shopping places in Goa including Mapusa Market, Saturday Night Bazar and Anjuna Flea Market are the best options for shopaholics to buy items like dazzling jewelry items, handmade crafts, funky accessories and boho dresses and herbs. Shopping freaks with good bargaining skills will surely be able to fill up their bags with lots of sumptuous items here. Well, I would suggest you to go ahead for shopping in Goa with a bright smile on your face for maximum discounts.
Churches over here counted among the best places to visit in Goa. The exquisiteness of these appealing churches draws attention of almost every single traveler. One can gather knowledge about the history of these houses of Gods or simply can go to attend the mass. The major names of churches in Goa are Bom Jesus Basilica, Se Cathedral, Church of St Cajetan, Church of Our Lady of Miracles and Church of St. Francis of Assisi.
Celebrate the biggest festival of Goa, which reflects the rich tradition and culture of this place. Goa Carnival is a very unique and colorful festival introduced by Portuguese. It is celebrated here in the month of February for consecutive four days with all pomp and show, merriment and entertainment. So, if you are planning to visit here in the month of February then your trip is going to be an amazing one for sure.
Indulge in the frolic hippie land and get some traits of theirs like tattooing. Goa is known to be the best place where you can find some of the finest tattoo artists. So, without thinking much, woo your spouse or surprise your folks by getting inked and take back a life time memory along with you.
Other best thing which you can avail in Goa is hiring a bike and going on a fascinating ride. Whether you are alone or with your friends, this option will work out for you in the best possible way. This activity will offer you a blend of adventure and sightseeing options. When you hire a bike just make sure you are not being fooled by the proprietors by being charged extra bucks.
Sunburn Festival is somewhat a coalesce of music, shopping, food and dancing fiesta. Sunburn is the leading electronic musical brand, which hosts a three day musical festival in Goa every year in the month of December. This three days long fete is a big hit among the youth, where they enjoy with full fun and rhythm. This is also one of the major reasons that attract travelers every year to Goa.
ATV Ride which is also known as all-terrain vehicle ride is one more motive for adventure seekers to visit this place. Full of enthusiasm and passion this activity is somewhat a new experience for the person who is visiting Goa for the first time.
Romantic Walks and Candle Light Dinners
Couples usually look out for quiet and astounding places to spend some quality time together, so in that case romantic walks along beachside do wonders. There is nothing more romantic than the long beach walks and after that a surprising candle light dinner. If you are among the newlywed couples then don’t think much, just book your tickets to this ravishing destination as GOA is a perfect honeymoon spot for twosome to spend wonderful time.
Enjoying on Cruise
Cruising in Goa is a perfect way to spend leisure time at its best. It attracts globetrotters to experience pleasurable ride with lots of entertaining events on it. These luxury cruises are for adults and kids as well… for the reason that there are ample of activities to get indulge in with utmost delight.
Sunbathe and Sunset Watching
Goa is full of beaches where one can have the benefit of availing sunbaths. Beautiful sun set view is an ultimate treat to your eyes especially when you are with someone special. The glory of that sunset guarantees to sooth your soul and mind.
Feeling Magical Raindrops
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Monsoon magic of Goa is not worth missing at all because it simply offers you plethora of amazing experiences. In the rainy season the fantastic nature of this place comes to life with the splendid view of the flora and fauna. Flow of a cool breeze at the same time as rain drops falling is enough to make one feel like being in paradise. Don’t miss the chance of dancing in the rain along the fascinating beach side as it is a must do thing when you are visiting Goa in monsoon.
Relishing Sea Food
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The Goan food is all about royal sea flavors that too with local culinary secrets. The cuisine of Goa is perfect to uplift your mood in a second. The food over here will pamper your taste buds and will make you ask for more options to choose from. Lot of dishes including Goan Fish Curry, Prawn Balchao, Fish Recheado etc., are offered here along with a variety of drinks.
Exotic Beach Life
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Goa is the most sought after destination for beach buffs in India. The beaches over here are the best thing to relax your mind as well as enjoy fun activities. You will feel free from all the hustle and bustle of city life as soon you step in the beach paradise. Being here one can never get that feeling of boredom as one can find plenty of things to do on the beaches of Goa.
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Published: 05 Sep, 2015
Born and raised in New Delhi, Parul is a professional travel writer who loves to share her travel experiences and also let the readers to know about the places they wish to travel in near future. Her love for travelling started from a very young age, all thanks to her beautiful parents who took her to the most amazing places like Jaipur, Shimla, Dalhousie, Mumbai and many more. Travelling to various tourist destinations, writing, studying yoga and interacting with like minded psyches are some of the few pursuits she craves for.