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Things to do in Goa

There are varieties of things to do in Goa for both adventurous as well as laidback travellers. Shopaholics will also not be disappointed in Goa. The long stretches of golden sand and the pandemonium of the waves will captivate you. Apart from beaches, the old state of Goa has several forts, churches, monastery and cathedrals to visit.

Adventure enthusiasts may like to participate in numerous water sports at the popular Calangute, Baga, Anjuna and Vagator beaches. Scuba diving, jet skiing, para-sailing, motorboat and water-scooter ride or a cruise – take your pick and explore the waters of Goa.

If you are not too keen on adventure then worry not, as there are numerous options for you to enjoy the beauty of Goa! Take leisurely strolls on the beach, or just sit and relax as you enjoy spectacular views of sun set. Shop till you drop at the Wednesday market on the Anjuna beach that is popular amongst locals and tourists alike. Shop for souvenirs like handicraft items, decorative candles, wood carvings, gems and jewellery among other things or buy colourful sarongs with nature inspired designs.

Partake in the festivities of the Winter Carnival – Goa’s most popular event that features lots of music, dance and merriment. Satiate your hunger at local shacks on the beach side or some fine dining restaurants that offer authentic and scrumptious varieties of sea-foods.

So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and head to Goa for a fun-filled holiday!

Sightseeing in Goa

Goa which is geographically divided into the North and South districts offers a wide range of places to visit.

Shopping in Goa

Shopping in Goa is all about buying local handicrafts that are available throughout the state.

While handicrafts from all over India are available at the Anjuna Flea Market, you might like to pick up some of the local items as gifts or for yourself.


Activities in Goa

Outdoor activities in Goa include angling, jet-skiing, paragliding, para-sailing, kayaking, trekking, surfing, and wind-surfing.


Rockfish, Stingray and Guitarfish are a number of fish species that are found here in the beaches of Goa.

Festivals & Events in Goa

One of the most remarkable features of life in Goa is its religious harmony. All communities, irrespective of their personal beliefs, celebrate all festivals with gusto.

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