Goa is without doubt India’s West Coast paradise. From the glorious sands of Anjuna beach to the electric nightlife of Tito’s Road, there are many well-loved places to visit in Goa that has long been popular with holiday goers.
Goa has a lot to offer – the beaches, water sports , portuguese stays and those late night parties. There’s so much to experience in this special part of India that it can be hard to know where to begin.
So Here Are The List Of Things You Can Do When In Goa.
10) Miramar and Dona Paula Beach
A large portion of the tourists visit Goa for relaxing on beaches. These two are the closest beaches from Panaji city center. Miramar is only 3 kms from the city center. Dona Paula is 7 kms and is near the headland that divides the estuaries of the Zuari and Mandovi river. Enjoy a nice view of the Fort Aguada across the bay. Sunset is beautiful from most of these beaches.
9) Go Paragliding
This is the real thing, not the para-sailing you see at Baga and other beaches. It’s only available on a couple of beaches like Anjuna. You sit in this glider-chair which is hooked up with the parachute-like contraption, stand at the edge of a cliff and soar into the sky. If you’re not a trained para-glider, then you take a ride with a professional. Unlike with para-sailing, in paragliding you can go as high as you want and go wherever you want to go. But it’s not for the faint-hearted.
8) Latin Quarter and Portuguese Mansions
Capital city Panjim is worth visiting for its Fontain . Declared a UNESCO Heritage Zone in 1984, it gets its name (meaning "fountain") from the fountain at the foot of the hill. You'll be back in time as you walk past colorful old Portuguese homes, belonging to the last Portuguese families of Goa. Narrow winding streets and lanes, quaint shops, art galleries, bakeries, and restaurants,Like There is this amazing place, a Portuguese Villa named Lar Amorosa is one of the architectural beauties originally depicted in the book “Houses of Goa”.
7) Old Goa
Once the magnificent Place in goa to be visited, these days all that remains of Old Goa is a handful of imposing churches and cathedrals. They are among the largest in Asia, though. Some of the buildings have now become archaeological museums, and provide a fascinating display of Goa's history.
One of the most interesting buildings in Old Goa is the Convent and Church of Saint Francis of Assisi, built in 1521. Just opposite is the Basilica of Bom Jesus, which contains the preserved remains of the body of Saint Frances Xavier, a revered missionary and the patron saint of Goa. The body is shown to the public every 10 years (the last exhibition happened in early 2015). Old Goa is situated not far from Panjim, Goa's current capital.
6) South Goa
South Goa (Arossim to Mobor) (unlike North Goa) is known for its peace, greenery, Village-like atmosphere and its luxury rooms. South Goa is also renowned for good restaurants serving authentic Goan cuisine however lacks the crowded feel of North Goa (Restaurants, Night life etc.). South Goa opted for its idyllic beaches and laidback character. Beaches are idyllic and good for long walks and swimming and preferred by those who want to simply chill and de-stress. During October-March season, an Older profile of guests / honeymooners prefer South Goa over busier North Goa. During April-Sept, the luxury resorts get patronized as destination resorts for luxury getaway seekers.
5) Ingo’s Saturday Night Market
Ingo’s Saturday Night Market is quite a feast for travelers who are on the lookout for something colourful and authentic. This is a bazaar made for everyone; equally crowded by locals and foreign––or domestic––tourists, all interested in getting a glimpse of Goa’s vibrant culture or a bargain. Ingo’s offers souvenirs to take home to the loved ones, an open bar, live music and a noteworthy variety of food stalls catering to all tastes.
4) Goa Diving
Goa Diving is a school for the adventurous. It is India’s first institution to offer PADI certificates (Scuba Diving Cerification), teaching, amongst other things, the art of scuba diving to enthusiasts. In Goa, water sports are some of the most sought after activities, thanks to the area’s beautiful beaches; you might as well learn from the best in order to properly enjoy the seaside experience. With over 25 years of experience, Go Diving is the perfect place for both beginners and experienced divers, allowing a glimpse into a hidden, magical world.
3) Crocodile spotting and elephant bathing
This could possibly be the first time you are up close and personal with crocodiles.Scared? This adventure is meant for the brave hearts.A small cruise along the Cumbarjua Canal introduces you to the wildlife along the river. The crocs sit patiently, covered in muck, but don't be surprised if you spot one swimming by.You can also enjoy a day out with elephants.
Ever tried your hand at elephant bathing? A visit to the Sahakari Spice Farm lets you ride through its outskirts and bathe elephants too.You will be provided with brushes, buckets and water (of course) to bathe these beautiful animals.Once you done, the elephants will take you for a ride, fill their trunks with water and splash you happily.Nature lovers can also take a trip to the Savoi Spice Plantation.
2)Experiment with food
Taste some authentic, lesser known Goan delicacies like fish in Reichado masala. The word 'reichado' finds it origin in the Portuguese word 'seal up'.It is an indispensable masala found in every Goan kitchen, you can always go to starlite where you’ll get amazing seafood. If you're bored of Goan delicacies, you can also taste some authentic Georgian dishes at Genacvale.
1)Run a beach shack
Lots of folks have been known to discreetly ‘hire’ out a beach shack for the season and spend six months as a beach bum. What’s required is some cool cash, and it’s definitely a trendy thing to do. Generally the way it works is that you pay a fee upfront, then hire the original shack operator who got the shack license as the manager (who may well prefer a guaranteed lump sum rather than assume the risks of entrepreneurship). If you’re the chef type, you can even try whipping up some interesting meals. Running a beach shack brings you more close in contact to Goa.