Top 10 Things to Do in Goa
Goa is one of India’s most popular tourist destinations due to its blue seas and palm-fringed beaches. Besides beaches, there are a large number of things to do and sites to visit. As a tourist, you can visit beautiful landscapes, state’s unique Portuguese heritage, spice plantation, night clubs, buzzing restaurants and markets. For your convenience, here is the list of top 10 things that you can do in Goa.
Panaji, the capital city of Goa, is located near about the Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church. Visiting here, you will have a view of its whitewashed churches, wide tree-lined roads and Portuguese-inspired houses that give a different look and atmosphere to the city.
Walk through Fontainhas
Fontainhas’ neighborhood in Panaji has been depicted as the old Latin Quarter of the city. You will have a stunning view of its narrow streets that are speckled with well-kept Indo-Portuguese mansions.
Enjoy at Baga
Baga is one of the most popular Goa beaches. The beaches in Goa are dotted with shacks and restaurants that offer fresh seafood which are great for a leisurely meal. Here, you can relax at a cafe.
The beaches in Goa are very popular hubs for adventurous sports like jet skiing, parasailing, scuba diving and wind surfing. Here, you can fly a paraglider over Baga beach in the north of Goa.
Taste Goan cuisine
The cuisine in Goa utilizes enough local spices, fresh seafood and ingredients like coconut or kokum. Popular Goan dishes are balchao, pork sorpotel, pork vindaloo, fish curry and xacuti.
Dine at Goa’s restaurants
Besides beaches, Goa is famous for fresh seafood. The state has it all from restaurants offering traditional recipes to fine dining eateries that are offered from all around the globe.
Shop at Anjuna Market
You can’t stop yourself from including Arjuna Market in your Goa tour as the state is very famous for flea markets. Held every Wednesday, the Arjuna flea market has stalls offering each & everything from whacky leather accessories to cheap clothing and junk jewelry.
As a party destination, Goa’s reputation is growing day by day. Beachside nightclubs here are very popular for their dusk-to-down parties. Sunburn, a music festival, is organized in December every year. Don’t forget to attend it in your Goa tour.
Walk iside the Chapora fort
The log seaside of Goa still has the remains of several forts constructed by a large number of rulers over centuries. Near Vagator Beach, the Chopra Fort was constructed on the bank of the Chapora River by Adil Shah who was the ruler of Bijapur.
Go to Old Goa
Old Goa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was the capital of former Portuguese. It has several splendid cathedrals and churches constructed during the 16th and 17th centuries. The Se Cathedral, the largest Old Goan church, is an excellent instance Renaissance architecture and holds 15 impressive altars. The church and convent of St Francis of Assisi is known for its intricate gilded woodwork & murals and houses an archaeological museum within its premises.