Goa: Relax, Rejuvenate, Rejoice In The Land of Sand and Surf

Story by: Divya Singh Srivastava     Date: 24 May 2021    Image by: Unsplash | Alexey Turenkov

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Goa‘s tempting vibe is hard to avoid, with its sunny beaches, seafood, nightlife, festivals, flea markets, majestic forts, and age-old churches. It is the ultimate travel destination where you can participate in a variety of land and water pursuits.

Exploring Goa‘s exquisite beaches, where you can enjoy sunbathing, water sports, sundown parties, and much more, is one of the best things to do. So sit back, relax, and let yourself be transported to the beaches of Goa.

Goa Beach

Pristine Beaches

The beaches in Goa look as though they were plucked from a painting. The sight of glorious white waves rushing to brush away your footprints on the white sand as the wind continues to play with the palm trees is a sight to behold at the magnificent beaches in Goa.

Baga Beach, also known as “The Hometown of Nightlife,” is known for its late-night music celebrations, delectable snacks, designer shops, and adventure sports.

Palolem is a backpacker’s paradise located in South Goa. Its crescent-shaped beauty offers a variety of boat trips to enjoy the sea as well as numerous beach huts with drinks, snacks, and sunbeds for relaxing.

Ashwem is regarded as one of Goa’s best-kept and cleanest beaches, and it’s less crowded than the others.

Aguada Fort Area, Candolim, Goa, India

Rendezvous With Ruins

Goa is home to a host of magnificent forts that exemplify the region’s glorious history through their magnificence, architectural brilliance, and historical significance. But, above all, the forts in Goa have breathtaking views of the surrounding area. Some of the most visited forts are
Aguada Fort, Chapora Fort and Reis Magos Fort.

Goa, Spiritual

Spiritual Retreat

You wouldn’t dream to see a mummy in India unless you were visiting the Basilica of Bom Jesus. This magnificent church in Goa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its architectural brilliance.

The UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Goa bear witness to the region’s rich heritage and colonial history. Spend some time in Old Goa’s heritage sites to get a sense of the land’s spiritual and architectural grandeur. You can visit these churches to get a feel of old age glory: Santa Catarina Cathedral, St. Catherine’s Chapel, St. Francis of Assisi’s Church, Our Lady of the Rosary’s Church, and St. Augustine’s Church.

Goa specialties

Ravishing Goan Cuisine

It’s been said that the best way to learn about a place is to eat its food. When you visit Goa, you can treat your taste buds to a wide variety of seafood, Goan specialties, and other delicacies.

Surfin' time in Goa

Fun And Frolic

The beaches of Goa are a thrill seeker’s paradise. You can let your inner explorer out by participating in a variety of water sports on different beaches, waterskiing, kitesurfing, scuba diving, and whitewater rafting are some of the activities available.

Why not try wooing Lady Luck on your Goa vacation? You should look for her in the casinos of Goa. The majority of them are floating casinos in and around Panaji, the state capital, where you can immerse yourself in a world of sports, entertainment, and fun.

Goa adventure

Safari Adventure

Hiring a boat and venturing into the deep blue Arabian Sea for an early morning rendezvous with dolphins is one of the enjoyable things to do in Goa. Yes, you will go on a dolphin safari and watch the beautiful aquatic beasts dive in and out of the water with magnificent grace.

Away from the heat and sand, the Mollen National Park in Go serves as a green oasis. The park encompasses the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary‘s core location. A jungle safari in an open jeep is the perfect way to see this park. The Bengal tiger, sambar, leopard, spotted deer, and other mammals, reptiles, birds, and butterflies can be spotted here.

Goa Spa

Relax And Rejuvenate

Isn’t it true that a vacation in Goa is all about unwinding and rejuvenating? That is why we recommend letting go of all your worries and relaxing with a spa massage as one of the best things to do in Goa. Massages and holistic healing are available at many spas and salons in Goa.

Shop Til You Drop

If you enjoy collecting trinkets and souvenirs, the Anjuna Flea Market is a must-visit destination. This famous weekly market is a bustling hub of activity, with stalls selling everything from handicrafts and clothing to hammocks and jewelry. Live music and delicious food stalls add to the vibrant ambiance of the venue. However, when negotiating a contract, don’t forget to haggle hard.

When To Visit

The best time to visit Goa is between October and March, according to most visitors. The weather is usually calm and pleasant at that time, and all of the required amenities are accessible to travelers. It’s a great time to visit the beaches because the weather is still pleasant and there are plenty of festivities to enjoy.

The months of December and January are the busiest in Goa because of the incredible party scene that takes place on the eve of Christmas and New Year’s. The most well-known national and foreign DJs flock to Goa during this period to celebrate the events.

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