Goa is the total exotic destination in Karnataka, in India, that combines the cosmopolitan tropical beaches with the frenzy nightlife and the countless activities with the ancient treasures. Let’s check out some of the best options with the things to do there.
Explore The Beaches: Goa is extremely popular for its beaches, having more than 20 sandy beaches. The exotic scenery with palms and the flourishing vegetation as also the pristine waters and the outstanding bars on the beach, can be found in numerous beaches like The Baga, Calangute, Palolem, Anjuna, Cansaulim, Candolim, Agonda, Miramar, Hansa, Vagator Beach and many others.
Do Water Sports: Due to the countless beaches and the plenty of waters, Goa is specialized in watersports, representing dozens of water activities. Do scuba diving into the giant coral reefs, white water rafting on the rivers like Mhadei, banana ride, jet and water skiing, windsurfing, kayaking, canyoning, parasailing, snorkeling and everything you can imagine. This is the best place to try them all.
Do Adventurous Activities: Except water sports, the dreaming state of India has many other activities to show you. Trekking, biking, zip lining, cycling are only a few of the numerous activities you can choose to do in your vacations in Goa.
Visit Old Goa: The historical city of North Goa, known as Old or «Velha Goa» is an awarded by Unesco Heritage Site, which you shouldn’t miss. The former colony of Portuguese Empire with the legendary «Viceroy’s Arch» as its gateway, contains memorable monuments and iconic churches, as the «Basilica of Bom Jesus», the «Cathedral of St.Catherine», the «Church of St.Francis», the «Monastery of St.Augustine» and the imposing, Corinthians’s style «St. Cajetan’s Church».
Visit The Ancient Forts: Apart from the treasures of Old Goa, the state has many other monuments to explore like its ancient forts. The «Fort Aguada» and the «Chapora Fort» with the exquisite view of the Arabian Sea are some of them, as also the oldest fort in Goa, the «Reis Magos Fort» that is located in the picturesque «Village of Reis Magos», which also hosts a glorious church. Additionally, don’t forget the impressive «Fort Terekhol» with the church of St. Anthony and the several Chapels and Temples like the masterpiece of «Shantadurga Temple» and the «Maruti Temple» as well.
Discover Dudhsagar Waterfalls: Tour one of the highest waterfalls in India and admire the beauty of the nature with the breathtaking view and the milky white waters. Dudhsagar Waterfalls are the idyllic destination that combines all these and in the same way constitutes a paradise, where you can swim or even go rock climbing, living one of the best times of your life.
Experience The Nightlife: Goa has the best nightclubs in the entire India, attracting millions of tourists and locals in its outstanding nightspots. Enjoy the music, the dance, the ambiance, the exotic elements, the beach bars and the pool parties as those that «Club Cubana» organizes. Visit the most bustling, like «Tito’s» and «Cafe Mambo» in the famous Tito’s Lane, exploring as well the many after the club that guarantees your entertainment until the next morning.
Enjoy a Cruise: Because of the abundance of the waters, Goa remains the perfect place to enjoy a boat cruise. Providing you with numerous options, just choose the cruise you prefer. However, keep in mind to definitely sail along the Goa’s nearby islands, Divar and Chorao as also along the river Mandovi that surely will impress you.
Go Shopping: Find the time to wander around the myriad shops in Goa and don’t limit yourself only in the «Acorn Arcade» Mall, but also visit the many street markets, like the flea Markets and the night Bazaars. Moreover, don’t lose the chance to walk through the «Panjim Market» purchasing local products.
Taste Local Dishes: The region has plenty of places to eat, literally everything you wish. Don’t hesitate and visit even the unnumbered beach bar-restaurants that have respectively qualified food, just like the traditional restaurants. The combinations of chicken and meat are pretty popular there with dishes such as the spicy chicken cafreal, the xacuti and the vindaloo, while the meals of seafood with shrimps, like the rissoles, are very preferable too.