Plunge into the azure sea and then just relax at the beach on a shack to grab a bite. And the best part, Get a tan! The most famous beaches are Anjuna beach, Baga beach, Calangute beach, Morjim beach, Aarambol beach, Vagator beach, Candolim beach among others. You might also want to visit the secluded beaches like Majorda beach, Banaulim beach, Cavelossim beach, Palolem beach and Agonda beach.Witness picturesque sunsets or sunrises at these beaches.
Go scuba diving, snorkeling, parasailing, and wind surfing at the beaches. One can also learn surfing or kayaking here. All these activities are available throughout the year. Best time to learn surfing would be from April-May. There are experienced and skillful facilitators to guide you take the wild ride. Get the adrenaline rush to boost the fun of the beaches.
One of the best known site seeing places around Goa is the Dudhsagar falls. Located on the Mandovi River, these falls are 10 kilometers from a village called Collem. The Dudhsagar falls is the 5th largest waterfall in the whole of India. Just as the name suggests, the fall looks like majestic splashes of milk. It is a breathtaking look!
Visit the churches and the cathedrals of Old Goa. Bom Jesus Basilica is a one of the world heritage sites as listed by UNESCO. The other religious sites like Saligao church, St. Michael’s church, Shantadurga temple, Mangeshi temple, Mahalasa temple would be places you might want to visit.
Goan cuisine is a result mixture of the Hindu and Christian culture. It’s a perfect blend of spicy, sweet and sour taste of the east and west. Sweets like Bebinca are worth tasting here in Goa.
If you are looking for leisure, then getting a massage would be the ideal retreat. You can get the ultimate relaxed holiday vibe with a massage by the masseuse on the beach itself or take a perfect spa treatment atthe different resorts. The best part here is that they are quite budget friendly
One could visit the flea market in the Anjuna beach which is a perfect place for shopholics. You can buy anything like jewellery, clothes, second-hand bike, cameras, cellphones, footwear etc. at a very cheap price. Some other well-known flea markets here in Goa are the Mackies Saturday night bazaar, the Ingo’s Saturday night bazaar, the Mapusa market and the Calungute market.
Goa is one of those rare state where gambling is legal. It has some classy off-shore casinos like Casino Royale and Casino Carnival. Many games like Black-Jack, Roulette, Baccarate and others are enjoyed in these casinos. All casinos are usually open 24 hours but the best time to visit would be post 8 in the evening. If you are visiting with your children, then that’s not a problem, this is becausemany casinos have gaming zones especially for kids.
The goa tourism development authority organizes different delightful cruises on the Mandovi River. The best time to take the cruise would be during the time of sunset or sunrise. These cruise rides are embarked on two ships namely Shanta Durga and Santa Monica. There are live bands and traditional performances to enhance your evening.The river also boasts of Crocodile and Dolphin spotting sites as well as venues for sports activities like kayaking and fishing.
If you are looking for a peaceful vacation away from the loud perception of Goa then, visiting the butterfly conservatory in Ponda is something you must do. A couple started this conservatory with a view to provide an environment for conservation and breeding of various species of butterflies
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