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Places to visit in Goa

Goa is an attraction with unending chances to enjoy your vacations with extreme thrill and entertainment. This place is all set to enthrall each and every vacationer. This amazing land of glorious sandy beaches is a spot of various breathtaking activities for all the age groups including adults as well as kids. You can leisurely spend your days on the beaches and adore the beautiful sunset, admire the rushing waves striking the rocks, take ferry rides and visit raw beaches, involve in adventure sporting activities, shop for authentic Goan stuff, relish the authentic Goan delicacies, enjoy the electrifying nightlife, be a part of world famous festivals and meet amazingly friendly and hospitable people.

No vacation is ever fulfilled without shopping. Goa too like any other tourist destination offers immense opportunities to shop for. This is no less than a shopaholic paradise in a real sense. You can find outstanding Flea markets and late-night shopping markets featuring bundles for all.

The outstanding nightlife that Goa offers needs no description at all. With electrifying pubs, clubs, and casinos one can have well-spent vacations. Hence, one can indulge in water sports like river rafting, Scuba Diving, Windsurfing, parasailing and much more during the days and party to the core during the nights. Goa is unending heaven offering outstanding opportunities to each and every visitor. Concluding, things to do in Goa are plenty that are must be explored while touring the place.

Goa Carnival

The carnival of Goa is celebrated 40 days before Easter. You can witness parades and various other events all across the state. The festival is full of music, color, and fun for all.

Celebrated in February

Anjuna Flea Market

The popular and liveliest most market of Goa. It is set up every Wednesday in North Goa in the Anjuna Beach. Since it has an ideal location it is one of the most visited markets of Goa. The market offers a wide range of items including spices, handicrafts, footwear, beachwear, accessories as well as artificial jewelry. You can try out your bargaining skills here and strike a great deal. You can also purchase tiny trinkets as well as clothes that

Kamaki

You can visit Kamaki for a crazy night party. This place offers a perfect blend of great DJs, live music as well as live performances by musicians playing retro tracks as well as some soothing old school music. These live performances are generally held out in the bars whereas the inside of the club plays some fast and energetic music for the guests to enjoy. It also features two large projector screens that keep playing cricket or football matc

Windsurfing

One of the most thrilling and exciting water sports that unique blends sailing and surfing. You can enjoy the waters with the changing directions of the wind.

 

Places to TryBogmalo Beach, Paula Beach as well as Vagator Beach

Water Skiing

Yet another adventure activity that you can practice while touring Goa. This is a fun-filled activity where you rush through the waves of Goa waters.

 

Places to Try - Candolim Beach, Utorda Beach, Arossim Beach, Baga Beach, Calangute Beach as well as Mobor Beach

Difficulty Level - Difficult

Preferred Season - October to February

For: Individuals with experience in water sports

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A Reverie

This restaurant of Goa serves exclusive European cuisine blended with South Indian as well as Asian twist. The menu proudly boasts bruschetta with sausage, wasabi prawns as well as Belgian chocolate parfait. You can add on top-notch wine to your meals that Goa serves.

 

Must eat: Pad Thai, Wasabi Prawns and Tiramisu

Approximate Cost for two: 3,000

Address: Holiday Street, GauraWaddo, Calangute Beach

Contact:+91 8380095732, +91 9823174927

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St Francis of Assisi

This ancient church of Goa was changed into a museum in the year 1964 by the Archaeological Survey of India. You can adore the amazing remains of sculptures of Hindu temples while visiting this place. Apart from this it also is well-known for its rich carvings, designs as well paintings. The architecture is a brilliant reflection of the popular Tuscan as well as Mosaic-Corinthian style.

 

Location: Old Goa

Known for: Portuguese and M

Shri Nagesh

This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It accommodates wide gallery on both parallel sides that flaunt wooden carvings that depict various events from Ramayana. The entrance of the temple welcomes the visitors by a massive idol of Nandi made up of granite rocks. The temple celebrates Shivaratri with much enthusiasm.

 

Location: Bandiwade - Ponda, Goa.

Known for: Engravings depicting events from Ramayana and the granite idol of Nandi

Sao Joao festival

The month of June marks the celebration of the feast of Sao Joao. In North Goa, the celebration incorporates the starting of Monsoons and people are seen enjoying the popular drink Feni. You might as well witness boat races in some parts.

Celebrated in June

Mackies Night Bazaar

A perfect market place for the foodies. This market place is jam-packed with food stalls where you can try out relishing cuisine. The items that this market flaunts are eco-friendly including a hige range of localy crafted handicrafts. It features live music as well as a dance floor which makes Mackie’s Night Bazaar a unique place to visit. You can buy various gift items as well as a number of souvenirs of various kinds. An ample of Goan b

Shiva Valley

The popular Shiva Valley is no less than a Goan heaven. It is one of the liveliest and coolest places of Goa flaunting outstanding music, electrifying ambiance, unlimited drinks as well as delicious food.

 

Must try: Israeli food and beer

Opening Hours: 7:00 AM- 3:00 AM

Location: Anjuna Beach, MonteiroVaddo, Anjuna, Goa

Jet skiing

In Goa, you can get the opportunity of gliding through the massive waves of the vast Arabian Sea. This is a very popular water sport in Goa and a must to do activity as well.

 

Places to Try - Candolim, Colva, Rajbaga, Calangute, Miramar as well as Mobor

Difficulty Level - Easy

Preferred Season - October to March

For: Individuals and couples

Approximate Cost: Rs

Tuscany Gardens

This is a very romantic restaurant that serves mouth-watering Italian dishes including pizzas and pasta. You can also try out the delicious prawns, tuna as well as other seafood here that flaunt the local taste of Goa.

 

Must eat: Risotto with chicken and Bruschetta

Approximate Cost for two:  1,000

Address: Near Kingfisher Villa, Candolim, Goa

Contact: +91 9922914663

Opening Hours: 4:00 PM- 11:00 PM

Calangute Beach

This beach of Goa is also known as the 'Queen of the Beaches'. It stretches to the northeastern part of Panaji. This is the largest beach in Goa. This place is a party hub for the tourists. Tourists are seen partying all night long at Calangute. It also offers various water sporting activities for the guests to indulge into. One will also locate people leisurely sunbathing on the beach.

 

Location: North Goa, located around 15 km away from Panaji

Known for: Water ski

St Cajetan Church

Also named as The Church of Our Lady of Divine Providence this brilliant church flaunts amazing architecture. The designs of this church resemble the designs of the renowned Basilica of St. Peter in Rome. It is crafted using blocks of laterite. The blocks are further quoted using lime. The altar is further crafted intricately and boasts unique Baroque patterns. Concluding, this church of Goa is not worth a miss.

 

Location: Old Goa

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Chapora Beach

A perfect location for the peace seekers who flock to goa. You can sunbathe, walk along the sandy shores as well as enjoy the water currents to the core. The scenic beauty of this beach is absolutely breathtaking for all. It is also closely located to the famous Chapora Fort that flaunts admirable Portugese kind of architecture.

 

Location: North Goa

Known for: Boat buildingandangling

How to reach: You can drive or take a cab or bus from Mapusa, located at 10

Sunburn

This event is amongst the best festivals of Goa where a whole lot of people pour in to celebrate New Year with utmost fun, frolic, and celebration. Various popular musicians from all across the world contribute to the event. If you are planning to start your new year in Goa then Sunburn will give you lifelong memories.

Celebrated in Decembe

UV Bar

This nightclub is a perfect destination to capture the beautiful Goan sunset with the very amazing techno music. It features two amazing dancing floors, various events as well as thrilling fire shows. These added events add on to the aura of the nightclub. While partying if you feel like relaxing on the beach then you would love to try out the local delicacies on the beach that the various stalls offer./p>

 

Must try: LocalGoan delicacies and beer

Opening Hours: 6

Kayaking

A calm yet adventurous water sporting activity of exploring the mangroves while paddling with your buddies. Kayaking can be more fun if tried in the Monsoon season.

 

Places to Try - Dona Paula, Palolem Beach as well as Hollant Beach.

Difficulty Level – Easy

Preferre

Flyboarding

Get the outstanding experience to witness the fun of being around 15 m up in the sky of Goa. It surely scary and difficult but the fun that it imparts has no comparison for sure.

 

Places to Try - Baina Beach

Difficulty Level - Difficult

Preferred Season - October to

Hotel Venite

If you desire to relish the local cuisine of Goa then this restaurant is a must visit. The menu consists of vegetable vindaloo served with Portuguese spiced sausages and rice. If relaxation is what you seek while munching on delicious delicacies then this is the ultimate destination.

 

Must eat: S

Arvalem Waterfalls

The extraordinary beauty of Arvalem waterfalls attracts a huge number of tourists each year owing to its mesmerizing beauty and surroundings. The water here falls from an elevation of 70 feet. Further, it forms a beautiful lake at the bottom.

 

Location: 9 km south from the town of Bicholim

Known for: Swimming

How to reach: By roadways, you can take bus or drive from Mapusa and Panaji to Arvalem. KTC bus station in Mapusa being the

Shri Mahalsa

This ancient temple of Goa is another major attraction while touring the state. This is a structure that is housed in Goa long before the Portuguese invasion took place. Goddess Malalsa is worshipped in this temple. At the very entrance, a huge DiptaStambha comprised of five metals welcomes the tourists. Crafted back in the seventeenth century this Stambha flaunts exquisite carvings of wood. This showcases the talent of the ancient artisans and craftsmen.

 

Location: Mardol

Mayem Lake

The lake accommodates still and calm waters that imparts an intense feeling of relaxation. This place is an ideal attraction for the ones looking out for peace. It is conveniently housed amidst the beautiful town of Maposa. The lake is surrounded by woodlands as well as hills. Another additional activity here is birds watching for wildlife lovers.

 

Location: 35 km from Bicholim

Known for: Boating, birds watching, peddle boating, shopping for handicrafts and souvenir

Goa Food and Music Festival

This festival marks its time in the summers in the calendar. It is a cultural event that showcases alluring acts of Bollywood dancers, singers as well as fashion designers.

Celebrated in March- April

Calangute Market Square

This market place houses numerous Goan shacks and stalls flaunting various items including sarongs, trinkets as well souvenirs. There are also a number of stalls serving delicacies like prawns as well as beer. Additionally, you can also purchase metal items, clay items, leather items, carpets as well as various textiles, attractions in Goa.

 

Location: Calangute Beach

Timing: 6:30 AM – 11:30 PM

Popular for: Trinkets, beachwear, carpets, leather goods etc

Cape Town Cafe

Another nightclub worth checking out is Cape Town Cafe. This place is both a bar as well as a nightclub flaunting a unique outer space. It offers various kinds of drinks and food items. The nightclub boasts a huge screen that plays football matches each and every night.

 

Must try: Pomfret, garlic

Scuba Diving

You can explore the mesmerizing underwater world while touring in Goa. Get yourself trained and get all set for an amazing experience of exploring the beautiful corals of Goa.

 

Places to Try - St. George Island, Grande Islands, Netrani Islands, Pigeon Island as well as Devagh Island

Difficulty Level - Easy

Preferred Season - October to April

For: Family, friends, couples, senior citizens

Approximate Cost: Rs 3,000- 5,000

Tips: F

Paddleboarding

You can experience paddleboarding on a surfing board. This is a challenging water sport that you can surely try out in Goa.

 

Places to Try - Mobor Beach, Candolim Beach as well as Rajbaga Beach

Difficulty Level - Difficult

Preferred Season - October to May

For: Individuals with experience in water sports

Approximate Cost: Rs1,500- 3,000

Tips: Knowing how to swim is a vital requirement

Anjuna Beach

Anjuna beach is one of the popular attractions in Goa stretching over 30 km. It houses rocky shores and white sands. It houses various shacks that offer an array of choices to the visitors. One can enjoy at the beach as well as chill at one of the electrifying pubs while exploring Anjuna.

 

Location: North Goa, located around 18 km away from Panaji

Known for: Anjuna Flea Market, Goan shacks, Night bazaars on Saturdays

How to reach:

Shri Mahalaxmi Temple

The popular Mahalaxmi Temple is one of the popular pilgrim places of Goa that is visited by various tourists each year in bulk. Dedicated to goddess Laxmi this temple is considered sacred by the Hindu community but is visited by tourists of numerous cultures including tourists from foreign lands as well.

 

Location: Ponda, Goa

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Terekhol Fort

This particular fort will reveal a lot of history of Goa. This ancient fort is named after TerekholRiver that resides in the southern part of the massive fort. Various paddy fields surround the fort. One must plan a visit to this fort while exploring Goa.

 

Location: Terekhol River, North Goa

Known for: Scenic vista of

Goa International Latin Festival

This Latin dance festival flaunts various Indian as well as International dance performances by artists, pool parties as well as workshops. If you love salsa then make sure to attend this festival.

Celebrated in October

Silent Noise Club

This offbeat night club of Goa is an amazing place to visit. The virtually silent parties are to be experienced here. You will have an opportunity to enjoy the compositions of the topmost DJs. The most interesting aspect being the wireless earphones. You just need to put these on and enjoy your night party. You can have the chance to play the music channel of your choice. This place will surely add on to your Goa visit.

 

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Cafe Mambos

If dancing all night is what your heat desire then this cafe is a perfect pick. The international DJs that the place flaunts play impeccable music entertaining its guests to the core. You will get a great variety of drink as well as food options which is both affordable and worthy. This place is seen to be jam-packed on the weekends.

 

Banana Boat Riding

Another thrilling activity that you must try out with your friends while traveling to Goa. This is also one of the easiest water sports that can be practiced in Goa.

 

Places to Try -Candolim, Calangute, Miramar, Anjuna, Baga, Palolem, Agonda as well as Vagator

Difficulty Level - Easy

Preferred Season - October to March

For:Group of friends

Banana Boat Riding:Rs

Mums Kitchen

This place offers you the unique tastes of Goa that feature both Portuguese and Goan ways of preparation. The menu of this exclusive restaurant flaunts bimbliudamehti, a delicacy prepared using various spices and coconut.

 

Must eat: Pork Vindaloo and Sol Kadhi

Approximate Cost for two: 1,700

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Dudhsagar Waterfalls

Nestled between Goa and Karnataka border is the majestic Dudhsagar Waterfalls, which when literally translated means ‘sea of milk’ in Konkan.  Located in Sanguem Taluka, near Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary, Mollem, the waterfall originates from Karnataka flowing from the Deccan Plateau into the river Mandovi towards the imposing Sahyadri Western Ghats cascading from a height of 300 meters and splitting into three streams, forming a deep green

Candolim Beach

This is a peaceful beach of Goa that is housed within 15 km radius of Panjim City. The back of the beach boasts dunes that are covered with vast scrub stretches is one of the major attractions of this beach. It houses a peaceful and calm ambiance.

 

Location: North Goa

Known for: water skiing, windsurfing, parasailing,

Aguada Fort

Placed at the rocky promontory and sidelined by Mandoviriver, Sinquerim as well as Candolim beaches attract a various number of tourists each year. This fort is one of the most well-preserved and admired monuments of Goa the building of which dates back in the year 1612. It gives a taste of the Portuguese art and culture. The topmost ramparts of this brilliant fort allow the visitors to experience picturesque scenic views.

 

Mapusa Market

If you desire to have the local flavor of Goa then make sure to take a stroll through the famous Mapusa Market. Vendors from all over the state come here to set up stalls and sell their authentic items. You might be lucky enough to find antiques, beautiful textiles, Goan handicrafts, fruits, spices, homemade sausages, and pickles, traditional handicrafts etc. It offers varying choices as well to pick your suited one from. The market is set up in

Club Cubana

Club Cubana is all set to offer you the most happening time ever. The club has a massive area on the outer side along with a pool. It owns various dancing floors at various levels. Music is played if numerous genres ranging from disco beats to trance to techno. It flaunts a bar full of drinks of numerous types. If you pay the cover charges then you are allowed to consume unlimited drinks.

 

Must try: Finger food                 

Wakeboarding

This sporting activity is very much similar to Water Skiing. While practicing wakeboarding you use just a board which demands lesser focus on balance allowing you to enjoy to the fullest.

 

Places to Try - Mabor Beach, Candolim Beach as well as Rajbaga Beach

Difficulty Level - Moderate

Preferred Season - October to May

For: Individuals, couples and friends

Approximate Cost: Rs.1,500- 2,000

Tips: It requires less focus but greater control o

Cruises as well as Yatches

No Goan holiday is ever accomplished without taking up a sailing tour on the waters of the Atlantic. You can enjoy angling as well as sunbathe and have a fantastic time with your family and friends.

 

Places to Try - Mayem Lake, Palolem Beach, Mandovi River, Candolim Beach as well as Miramar Beach

Difficulty Level

Thalassa

This is a beautiful open-air restaurant that offers various delicious appetizers including melitzanosalata, an eggplant dip, meat chops, grilled items etc. The specialty of this restaurant is the Greek taste of the dishes. Also, the seafood dishes of this restaurant is worth a try.

 

Must eat: Veg

Chapora Fort

This beautiful fort is constructed of red laterite. A remarkable feature of this fort is the amazing underground tunnels that were anciently used. Although the fort stays in a dilapidated state today, still it attracts a major number of tourists each year. One can also enjoy the picturesque views of the Vagator Beach from the fort.

 

Location: Vagator Beach, Goa

Known for: Nature lovers, adventure seekers

How to reach: By roadways, you can take bus or drive fr

Ruins of Church of St Augustine

This ancient church was built in the year 1602. The church stays in ruins today but still manages to attract a vast number of visitors each year. An elevated 46 meters of Bell Tower is the major attraction of this church. This tower serves as a belfry. It remains vacant since the eighteenth century and was distorted back in 1842. This ruined beauty is surely worth a visit to witness the remains which give an insight of how amazing the structure once was.

Location: Old

The Grape Escapade

The largest wine festival if India that takes place in Goa every year in the month of January. During this festival, restaurants, and wineries all come under one single roof. This festival is a must to be experienced by all the wine and food lovers.

Celebrated in January

Goa Mango festival

For all the mango lovers the Goan Mango Festival is an ideal event. During this festival, all the varying varieties of mangoes are put to display with demonstrations and interesting workshops.

Celebrated in Summers

Saturday Night Bazaar at Arpora

To perfectly spend a Saturday evening in Goa you must head to the Saturday night bazaar. Here you will find plenty of kiosks that offer carpets, clothes, embroidered textiles, accessories as well as spices. The market offers various high-quality handicrafts that are both expensive and rare to find elsewhere. These handicrafts are produced by the locals. The foreigners love this marketplace to the core and so this place has become an attraction o

SinQ Night Club

This is a lounge resort as well as a nightclub that offers unlimited music, dance, food, and fun. The contemporary style of the interior is all set to give you an amazing ambiance feeling. The mesmerizing music played by the top DJs will keep you dancing all night long. The club also flaunts an outdoor space where you can have the opportunity of partying right under the stars.

 

Must try: Shisha

Opening Hours: 10:00 PM- 2:00 AM

Location: Opposite Taj Holiday V

White Water Rafting

Get all set to have your adrenaline shoot up by this amazing water activity of Rafting. You can enjoy this sport while enjoying the lush green beauty all around which will leave your tour memorable for life.

 

Places to Try -Tilari River as well as Mhadei River

Difficulty Level - Moderate

Preferred Season - June to September

For:Couples and groups of friends

Approximate Cost:Rs 1,500- 2,000

Tips:Keep your life jacket on at all times

Snorkeling

You can get beneath the waters and explore the underlying beauty to the core. This is another easy and must to do activity while touring Goa.

 

Places to Try - Grande Island, Suzy’s Wreck as well as Bat Island

Difficulty Level - Difficult

Preferred Season - Octo

Baga Beach

Another famous beach in Goa. This is a beautiful destination that also offers various water sporting activities. Relishing Goan delicacies, partying post-sunset, shopping around are the other activities that you can indulge in while exploring Baga Beach.

 

Location: North Goa

Known for: Scuba diving, motor boat ride, je

Cabo Fort

This ancient fort was rebuilt by the Portuguese. They also made a chapel to worship inside the fort. It holds a tarnished look as it stayed abandoned for a long stretch of time. It imparts an ancient historic feel to the visitors. It was once under the Indian rule followed by the rule of the Portuguese. Later it was converted to a prison. You can also visit the adjacently located Angoda Beach in Goa.

 

Location: Canacona, South Goa

Known for: Church inside the fort,

Palolem Beach

This crescent-shaped unspoiled beauty of Goa is another major attraction of the place. One can leisurely spend the day on the beach adoring the sunrise and sunset. This beach is a perfect spot to chill and relax with a drink in hand. Additionally, the accommodation adds on to the beauty and comfort of the place immensely.

 

Location: South Goa

Known for: Shacks, swimming, delicious sea-food, and souvenir shopping.

How to reach: If coming from North Goa an hour

Goa Arts and Literary Festival

This festival of Goa brings together various renowned authors, artists, poets as well as musicians from all around the country. If you have a corner for art then this festival is a must visit for you.

Celebrated in December

LPK Waterfront

Conveniently located amidst the backwaters of Candolim River, this nightclub is popular for its amazing service, music, and excellent ambiance. There lies an ancient church it the backdrop that further adds on to the location's beauty.

 

Must try: Shooters and unique cocktails

Opening Hours: 9:30 PM – 3:30 AM

Location:  On the road, opposite to Bank of India, Bhatiwado, Nerul, Goa.

Kneeboarding

Kneeboarding is a water sport that you can try out while touringGoa. While being tied to the kneeboard you require lesser balance hence you can concentrate completely on having fun.

 

Places to Try - Mobor Beach, Candolim Beach as well as Rajbaga Beach

Difficulty Level – Moderate

Preferred Season - October to June

For: Individuals, friends

Approximate Cost:

Parasailing

The closest you can get to flying if paragliding is not your cup of tea! Parasailing allows you to conquer the waves originating from the Indian Ocean and soar above them with all your might. One of the most preferred adventure sports for tourists, parasailing lets you get the feel of a surfer but by attaching yourself with a boat and a canopy on your back. As the boat propels further, you raise from the ocean bed to soar above the waves that ar

Cafe Chocolatti

This cafe serves amazing coffee as well as English tea along with a varying lunch and snacks options. This place also seres brilliant salads and crepes. As the name itself suggests, this restaurant serves outstanding desserts and chocolate related beverages.

 

Must eat: Veg Panini, Strawberry Shak

Shri Bhagvati Temple

Dedicated to lord Bhagavati, this ancient temple of Goa is a much-visited pilgrimage destination by various pilgrims. Tourists from all over come here to pay a visit, especially during festivals and events.

 

Location: Parshem city, Goa

Known for: Boating, birds watching, peddle boating, shopping for handicrafts and sou

The Church of St Anne

This church is also popularly known as Santana by the locals. It is a mesmerizing piece of work. The architecture of this tourist destination is a perfect combination of Indian as well as European designs which makes it both rare as well as unique. It is said that these are an ample number of myths as well as legends associated with this ancient church of Goa. Every year on the 26th of July the church celebrates an event named The Feast which celebrates the Cucumber Feast or the Touceachem Fe

Basilica of Bom Jesus

This beautiful church holds much significance amongst the Christians. It flaunts the architecture of the ancient 16th century which is worth adoring by every tourist. It is also one of the World Heritage Sites. The architecture incorporates elegant white marble infrastructure along with mesmerizing frescoes.

 

Location: Bainguinim, Goa

Flyboarding

Get the outstanding experience to witness the fun of being around 15 m up in the sky of Goa. It surely scary and difficult but the fun that it imparts has no comparison for sure.

 

Places to Try - Baina Beach

Difficulty Level - Difficult

Preferred Season - October to

Kayaking

A calm yet adventurous water sporting activity of exploring the mangroves while paddling with your buddies. Kayaking can be more fun if tried in the Monsoon season.

 

Places to Try - Dona Paula, Palolem Beach as well as Hollant Beach.

Difficulty Level – Easy

Preferre

Scuba Diving

You can explore the mesmerizing underwater world while touring in Goa. Get yourself trained and get all set for an amazing experience of exploring the beautiful corals of Goa.

 

Places to Try - St. George Island, Grande Islands, Netrani Islands, Pigeon Island as well as Devagh Island

Difficulty Level - Easy

Preferred Season - October to April

For: Family, friends, couples, senior citizens

Approximate Cost: Rs 3,000- 5,000

Tips: F

Paddleboarding

You can experience paddleboarding on a surfing board. This is a challenging water sport that you can surely try out in Goa.

 

Places to Try - Mobor Beach, Candolim Beach as well as Rajbaga Beach

Difficulty Level - Difficult

Preferred Season - October to May

For: Individuals with experience in water sports

Approximate Cost: Rs1,500- 3,000

Tips: Knowing how to swim is a vital requirement

Banana Boat Riding

Another thrilling activity that you must try out with your friends while traveling to Goa. This is also one of the easiest water sports that can be practiced in Goa.

 

Places to Try -Candolim, Calangute, Miramar, Anjuna, Baga, Palolem, Agonda as well as Vagator

Difficulty Level - Easy

Preferred Season - October to March

For:Group of friends

Banana Boat Riding:Rs

Cruises as well as Yatches

No Goan holiday is ever accomplished without taking up a sailing tour on the waters of the Atlantic. You can enjoy angling as well as sunbathe and have a fantastic time with your family and friends.

 

Places to Try - Mayem Lake, Palolem Beach, Mandovi River, Candolim Beach as well as Miramar Beach

Difficulty Level

Wakeboarding

This sporting activity is very much similar to Water Skiing. While practicing wakeboarding you use just a board which demands lesser focus on balance allowing you to enjoy to the fullest.

 

Places to Try - Mabor Beach, Candolim Beach as well as Rajbaga Beach

Difficulty Level - Moderate

Preferred Season - October to May

For: Individuals, couples and friends

Approximate Cost: Rs.1,500- 2,000

Tips: It requires less focus but greater control o

White Water Rafting

Get all set to have your adrenaline shoot up by this amazing water activity of Rafting. You can enjoy this sport while enjoying the lush green beauty all around which will leave your tour memorable for life.

 

Places to Try -Tilari River as well as Mhadei River

Difficulty Level - Moderate

Preferred Season - June to September

For:Couples and groups of friends

Approximate Cost:Rs 1,500- 2,000

Tips:Keep your life jacket on at all times

Snorkeling

You can get beneath the waters and explore the underlying beauty to the core. This is another easy and must to do activity while touring Goa.

 

Places to Try - Grande Island, Suzy’s Wreck as well as Bat Island

Difficulty Level - Difficult

Preferred Season - Octo

Parasailing

The closest you can get to flying if paragliding is not your cup of tea! Parasailing allows you to conquer the waves originating from the Indian Ocean and soar above them with all your might. One of the most preferred adventure sports for tourists, parasailing lets you get the feel of a surfer but by attaching yourself with a boat and a canopy on your back. As the boat propels further, you raise from the ocean bed to soar above the waves that ar

Kneeboarding

Kneeboarding is a water sport that you can try out while touringGoa. While being tied to the kneeboard you require lesser balance hence you can concentrate completely on having fun.

 

Places to Try - Mobor Beach, Candolim Beach as well as Rajbaga Beach

Difficulty Level – Moderate

Preferred Season - October to June

For: Individuals, friends

Approximate Cost:

Water Skiing

Yet another adventure activity that you can practice while touring Goa. This is a fun-filled activity where you rush through the waves of Goa waters.

 

Places to Try - Candolim Beach, Utorda Beach, Arossim Beach, Baga Beach, Calangute Beach as well as Mobor Beach

Difficulty Level - Difficult

Preferred Season - October to February

For: Individuals with experience in water sports

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Windsurfing

One of the most thrilling and exciting water sports that unique blends sailing and surfing. You can enjoy the waters with the changing directions of the wind.

 

Places to TryBogmalo Beach, Paula Beach as well as Vagator Beach

Jet skiing

In Goa, you can get the opportunity of gliding through the massive waves of the vast Arabian Sea. This is a very popular water sport in Goa and a must to do activity as well.

 

Places to Try - Candolim, Colva, Rajbaga, Calangute, Miramar as well as Mobor

Difficulty Level - Easy

Preferred Season - October to March

For: Individuals and couples

Approximate Cost: Rs

Hotel Venite

If you desire to relish the local cuisine of Goa then this restaurant is a must visit. The menu consists of vegetable vindaloo served with Portuguese spiced sausages and rice. If relaxation is what you seek while munching on delicious delicacies then this is the ultimate destination.

 

Must eat: S

Mums Kitchen

This place offers you the unique tastes of Goa that feature both Portuguese and Goan ways of preparation. The menu of this exclusive restaurant flaunts bimbliudamehti, a delicacy prepared using various spices and coconut.

 

Must eat: Pork Vindaloo and Sol Kadhi

Approximate Cost for two: 1,700

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Thalassa

This is a beautiful open-air restaurant that offers various delicious appetizers including melitzanosalata, an eggplant dip, meat chops, grilled items etc. The specialty of this restaurant is the Greek taste of the dishes. Also, the seafood dishes of this restaurant is worth a try.

 

Must eat: Veg

Cafe Chocolatti

This cafe serves amazing coffee as well as English tea along with a varying lunch and snacks options. This place also seres brilliant salads and crepes. As the name itself suggests, this restaurant serves outstanding desserts and chocolate related beverages.

 

Must eat: Veg Panini, Strawberry Shak

A Reverie

This restaurant of Goa serves exclusive European cuisine blended with South Indian as well as Asian twist. The menu proudly boasts bruschetta with sausage, wasabi prawns as well as Belgian chocolate parfait. You can add on top-notch wine to your meals that Goa serves.

 

Must eat: Pad Thai, Wasabi Prawns and Tiramisu

Approximate Cost for two: 3,000

Address: Holiday Street, GauraWaddo, Calangute Beach

Contact:+91 8380095732, +91 9823174927

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Tuscany Gardens

This is a very romantic restaurant that serves mouth-watering Italian dishes including pizzas and pasta. You can also try out the delicious prawns, tuna as well as other seafood here that flaunt the local taste of Goa.

 

Must eat: Risotto with chicken and Bruschetta

Approximate Cost for two:  1,000

Address: Near Kingfisher Villa, Candolim, Goa

Contact: +91 9922914663

Opening Hours: 4:00 PM- 11:00 PM

UV Bar

This nightclub is a perfect destination to capture the beautiful Goan sunset with the very amazing techno music. It features two amazing dancing floors, various events as well as thrilling fire shows. These added events add on to the aura of the nightclub. While partying if you feel like relaxing on the beach then you would love to try out the local delicacies on the beach that the various stalls offer./p>

 

Must try: LocalGoan delicacies and beer

Opening Hours: 6

Cape Town Cafe

Another nightclub worth checking out is Cape Town Cafe. This place is both a bar as well as a nightclub flaunting a unique outer space. It offers various kinds of drinks and food items. The nightclub boasts a huge screen that plays football matches each and every night.

 

Must try: Pomfret, garlic

Silent Noise Club

This offbeat night club of Goa is an amazing place to visit. The virtually silent parties are to be experienced here. You will have an opportunity to enjoy the compositions of the topmost DJs. The most interesting aspect being the wireless earphones. You just need to put these on and enjoy your night party. You can have the chance to play the music channel of your choice. This place will surely add on to your Goa visit.

 

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Cafe Mambos

If dancing all night is what your heat desire then this cafe is a perfect pick. The international DJs that the place flaunts play impeccable music entertaining its guests to the core. You will get a great variety of drink as well as food options which is both affordable and worthy. This place is seen to be jam-packed on the weekends.

 

Club Cubana

Club Cubana is all set to offer you the most happening time ever. The club has a massive area on the outer side along with a pool. It owns various dancing floors at various levels. Music is played if numerous genres ranging from disco beats to trance to techno. It flaunts a bar full of drinks of numerous types. If you pay the cover charges then you are allowed to consume unlimited drinks.

 

Must try: Finger food                 

SinQ Night Club

This is a lounge resort as well as a nightclub that offers unlimited music, dance, food, and fun. The contemporary style of the interior is all set to give you an amazing ambiance feeling. The mesmerizing music played by the top DJs will keep you dancing all night long. The club also flaunts an outdoor space where you can have the opportunity of partying right under the stars.

 

Must try: Shisha

Opening Hours: 10:00 PM- 2:00 AM

Location: Opposite Taj Holiday V

LPK Waterfront

Conveniently located amidst the backwaters of Candolim River, this nightclub is popular for its amazing service, music, and excellent ambiance. There lies an ancient church it the backdrop that further adds on to the location's beauty.

 

Must try: Shooters and unique cocktails

Opening Hours: 9:30 PM – 3:30 AM

Location:  On the road, opposite to Bank of India, Bhatiwado, Nerul, Goa.

Kamaki

You can visit Kamaki for a crazy night party. This place offers a perfect blend of great DJs, live music as well as live performances by musicians playing retro tracks as well as some soothing old school music. These live performances are generally held out in the bars whereas the inside of the club plays some fast and energetic music for the guests to enjoy. It also features two large projector screens that keep playing cricket or football matc

Shiva Valley

The popular Shiva Valley is no less than a Goan heaven. It is one of the liveliest and coolest places of Goa flaunting outstanding music, electrifying ambiance, unlimited drinks as well as delicious food.

 

Must try: Israeli food and beer

Opening Hours: 7:00 AM- 3:00 AM

Location: Anjuna Beach, MonteiroVaddo, Anjuna, Goa

Calangute Market Square

This market place houses numerous Goan shacks and stalls flaunting various items including sarongs, trinkets as well souvenirs. There are also a number of stalls serving delicacies like prawns as well as beer. Additionally, you can also purchase metal items, clay items, leather items, carpets as well as various textiles, attractions in Goa.

 

Location: Calangute Beach

Timing: 6:30 AM – 11:30 PM

Popular for: Trinkets, beachwear, carpets, leather goods etc

Mapusa Market

If you desire to have the local flavor of Goa then make sure to take a stroll through the famous Mapusa Market. Vendors from all over the state come here to set up stalls and sell their authentic items. You might be lucky enough to find antiques, beautiful textiles, Goan handicrafts, fruits, spices, homemade sausages, and pickles, traditional handicrafts etc. It offers varying choices as well to pick your suited one from. The market is set up in

Saturday Night Bazaar at Arpora

To perfectly spend a Saturday evening in Goa you must head to the Saturday night bazaar. Here you will find plenty of kiosks that offer carpets, clothes, embroidered textiles, accessories as well as spices. The market offers various high-quality handicrafts that are both expensive and rare to find elsewhere. These handicrafts are produced by the locals. The foreigners love this marketplace to the core and so this place has become an attraction o

Anjuna Flea Market

The popular and liveliest most market of Goa. It is set up every Wednesday in North Goa in the Anjuna Beach. Since it has an ideal location it is one of the most visited markets of Goa. The market offers a wide range of items including spices, handicrafts, footwear, beachwear, accessories as well as artificial jewelry. You can try out your bargaining skills here and strike a great deal. You can also purchase tiny trinkets as well as clothes that

Mackies Night Bazaar

A perfect market place for the foodies. This market place is jam-packed with food stalls where you can try out relishing cuisine. The items that this market flaunts are eco-friendly including a hige range of localy crafted handicrafts. It features live music as well as a dance floor which makes Mackie’s Night Bazaar a unique place to visit. You can buy various gift items as well as a number of souvenirs of various kinds. An ample of Goan b

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