14 Things That Every Traveler Must Put In Their To Do List In Goa
Goa, the party capital of India attracts millions of tourists each year. Well, it’s serene and sandy beaches, historical monuments, architectural marvels, delicious food, spices, adventure sports, friendly population and never ending parties are the prime reasons for the huge influx of visitors to the state.
Goa consists of all the ingredients that make life a wonderful sojourn and welcome the good times. Every now and then a vacation definitely works as a therapy while relieving you of the stress that builds up due to the immense pressure and hectic schedules of today’s modern world.
Here are 14 things you don’t want to miss doing during your trip to Goa.
Sunbathing at the beach
Sunbathing by the beach is always a lifetime of an experience. Watching the vast sea, the waves and the setting sun, kind of make it the most romantic thing to do with your special one. Moreover, if you are from someplace cold, it is a great escapade from the chilly winters.
Party until the wee hours
It’s Goa we are talking about folks! The parties never end here and on top of that everyone here loves to party so don’t need to worry about the nagging neighbors or the cops bothering you. Work hard and party harder is the anthem here.
The happening Clubs
If you are a party animal, you would love to be in Goa as it is home to some famous clubs and pubs that give you an opportunity for part hopping and spend an eventful day or night. Share a drink with like-minded people or make new friends, Goa will definitely help you create some unforgettable memories.
Pay a visit to the incredible shacks
There are a number of shacks in Goa and each have a distinctive specialty of its own. Shacks are a rustic and fun place to be that offers the perfect ambience for you to chill out with your buddies.
The Music Festivals
The Sunburn Music festival or the Vh1’s Supersonic Goa Festival, Goa is host to a number of happening music festivals every year. Everyone here loves music and if you love music, you have got to be there to attend one of these world renowned music festivals with many international line ups.
Indulge in an array of water sports
Get that adrenaline rush and feel the blood gushing through your veins by indulging in an array of thrilling water sports such Banana boat rides, jet-skiing, surfing, para-sailing, and a lot more.
A cruise on the Mandovi River
It is one of the most romantic things that you could possibly do in Goa. Take a cruise ride with your beloved and watch the moonlit starry sky or the setting sun; it will simply make you fall in love again and again. Nothing can get more romantic than this.
Ride a bike across Goa
Embark on an adventurous bike ride across Goa without any worry about directions or destinations because every road here leads to something amazing where you can capture numerous moments or try out your photography skills. Moreover, the weather too, won’t get in the middle of your little adventure.
Take long walks along beaches
For all the nature lovers, Goa’s coastline that consists of many beautiful white sandy beaches will definitely make you fall in love with Goa. Just imagine, the waves touching your feet, the breeze gently caressing your face and the company of your loved one, isn’t the thought alone magical?
Discover the Goan Heritage
Goa is a great amalgamation of Indo-Portuguese culture, which is quite evident from its historic and beautiful churches, museums, and galleries including the St. Xavier’s Church, the Archaeological Museum of old-Goa, forts and the Naval Aviation Museum. You won’t run out of places to explore in Goa for sure!
Go on a Safari into the wild
You probably didn’t know that Goa has way too many sanctuaries and national parks that offer an opportunity to witness the wild life in their natural habitat. Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary and Mollem National Park are to name a few of them.
A Shopper’s paradise
Shop till you drop at the Anjuna Flea Market. This market is an on-the-beach Wednesday paradise for all the shopaholics visiting Goa. Buy souveneirs or take interesting memorabilia’s as a testament of your visit to this beautiful state.
Hog on the Goan delicacies!
The Portuguese did not cross oceans to reach Goa for no reason. Goa’s spices are known all over the world and no wonder why Goan cuisine is so sumptuous. Whether you are into sea-food, cakes and pastries or just good food, Goa has something to tickle each taste bud.
Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul
Therapeutic massages, Ayurvedic treatments, meditation and all kinds of spiritual healing, you find them all in Goa. For a holistic healing, indulge in these rejuvenating activities and let your body and soul cleanse and get rid of the stress and negativity.
So, the next time you visit Goa, make it a point to put all these things in your must do list and turn your trip into one of the best vacations ever. Afterall life is all about all the good times we have and the moments that we can cherish, isn’t it?