Famous for its amazing beaches, forests and delightful meals, Goa stretches along the coastline of the Arabian Sea. It is one of India’s top tourist destinations. Although the old Portuguese settlement is one of the smallest states in India in terms of geographical areas covered, it boasts a large variety of tourist attractions.
There are so many reasons why you should visit Goa as a tourist. There are lots of things to do and many places to visit. It does not matter your personality, Goa has you covered. It is a place for the adventurous, the party person, the gambler, those who just want to relax, those who want their taste buds to taste something new or those who just want a change in scenery.
There are many other places to visit and things to do in Goa but these ten things listed are a good start. You can also visit the Goa department of tourism for more information.
The beaches in Goa have a lot to offer you depending on your lifestyle and idea of relaxation. You can choose to laze about and let time slowly pass you by.
If you are more of a relaxer who does not fancy overnight parties, you can as well make the most of the afternoon by lounging at the beaches. You can even tan. Even party goers can also lounge at the beaches to recuperate. Whatever you choose, Goa beaches have enough on the menu to go round.
If beaches aren’t your fancy, you can get involved with other people and party like crazy.
Trance parties date back to the early 1970s. These parties do not actually put you in a trance. The idea behind trance parties is partying all night. If you are someone who enjoys clubbing or overnight parties, this is the right place for you. Trance parties in Goa continue till the early hours of the morning of the following day.
Headphone parties are a good way to party without disturbing others. This type of party is done in silence. I guess you do not have to party till you drop.
Who said casinos were only a thing in Vegas? If you belong to this school of thought, you thought wrong. Goa has a number of cruise ships that serve as casinos. You can always make some extra cash playing roulette at the Deltin Royale.
Before you indulge in anything, it is important you know the laws guiding your use of the casinos. This will help you avoid any embarrassments. For example, you need an ID card to prove you are above 21 to play and safeguarding your luggage comes at extra charges. You can visit www.casinos-india.in for more information on gambling or casinos in India.
You can also take time out and enjoy the food and drinks at the festival and parade. Every February, there is a festival celebrated in Goa. You can step out of the casino and enjoy the festival. This is a period of celebration and it only makes sense to celebrate your winnings.
There are lots of delicacies to try in Goa. Being a country not far from the Arabian Sea, Goa is rich in seafood delicacies. It will surely be a huge crime if you do not try a couple of them. For example, you should not leave Goa without trying its cashew nut and Goa sausage. You can also visit the food shacks that are always open try a variety of Goa’s dishes.
Besides the food, Goa also provides you with a variety of drinks. From exotic cocktails to wines and liquor. These drinks are locally made and are very cheap. Besides, what is the point of traveling if you do not get a taste of what is produced locally? Most tourists are known to come back just because of that.
You can explore the city using a bike with as low as INR 200. Although the prices may vary during festive seasons, it is cheap. You get to visit the different parts of the city at a very cheap price. Adventures do not have to be expensive. Paragliding, parasailing, scuba diving is just a few of the many water sports you can partake in while in Goa. You can also partake in dolphin spotting.
The Dudhsagar Waterfall is the highest waterfall in India and is located in Goa. The best time to visit this waterfall is during monsoon. You can also enjoy the wildlife here by visiting the wildlife sanctuaries in Goa. This may be the only opportunity you will have to see the Indian bison, Sambar Deer or the Malabar Giant Squirrel.
You can also visit some of Goa’s fort overlooking the Arabian seas. These will delight you as a historian or one who has a thing for heritage.
Goa has a number of monuments that you can visit. You can visit the Basilica of Born Jesus to see the remains of St. Francis Xavier. You can also visit Old Goa to see some prehistoric features of Goa. This is a good opportunity to see the Portuguese traits of Goa.
We have talked about 10 things you can do when visiting Goa. The most important thing to remember is to have fun!