10 Must do activities on your next trip to Goa

Jun 9, 2023

By: BI India Bureau

Soak up the sun on Goa's beautiful beaches

Whether it's Calangute, Baga, Anjuna, or any other beach, spend your days lounging on the golden sands, taking a dip in the turquoise waters, and enjoying the vibrant beach culture.

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Explore the vibrant markets

Visit the bustling markets of Goa, such as the Anjuna Flea Market or the Mapusa Market, where you can shop for colorful clothes, handicrafts, spices, and unique souvenirs.

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Indulge in Goan cuisine

Sample the delectable flavors of Goan cuisine, known for its blend of Indian and Portuguese influences. Don't miss out on trying Goan fish curry, pork vindaloo, prawn balchão, and bebinca (a traditional Goan dessert).

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Visit the historic churches

Explore the magnificent churches of Old Goa, including the Basilica of Bom Jesus and the Se Cathedral, which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and showcase the state's rich colonial heritage.

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​Experience the nightlife

Goa is famous for its vibrant nightlife. Dance the night away at the popular clubs and beach parties in places like Tito's Lane in Baga, Club Cubana in Arpora, or Curlies in Anjuna.

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Take a cruise along the Mandovi River

Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along the scenic Mandovi River, where you can soak in the picturesque views, savor a sunset cruise, and even try your luck at the floating casinos.

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Explore wildlife at Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park

Embark on a thrilling jungle safari or trek through the lush greenery of these protected areas, home to diverse flora and fauna, including the majestic Dudhsagar Falls.

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Engage in water sports

Goa is a haven for adventure enthusiasts. Try your hand at thrilling water sports activities like jet skiing, parasailing, banana boat rides, and scuba diving at various beaches.

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Discover the spice plantations

Take a tour of the spice plantations in Goa, such as the Sahakari Spice Farm or the Tropical Spice Plantation, and learn about the cultivation and use of various spices. Enjoy a traditional Goan lunch amid the lush surroundings.

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Attend a traditional Goan music and dance performance

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Goa by attending a traditional music and dance performance, such as a Goan folk dance (Fugdi or Dekhnni) or a live performance of traditional Goan music, including the melodic strains of the violin and the vibrant beats of the ghumot drum.

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