Ever wondered why millions of vacationers head to Goa for their monthly or annual dose of fun and frolic? A regular visitor would definitely know all that Goa stands for – fun, relaxation, lots of booze, and a happy-go-lucky culture! For those of you who haven’t been to this haven, allow us to take you through a basic to-do list for your trip.
Beaches, beaches, and more beaches!
You must spend at least 70% of your time in Goa just lazing around the beaches. The north-Goan beaches like Vagator, Calangute, and Anjuna have a distinct feel about them. These are ideal locations for sunbathing while you sip your favorite beer! The Colva Beach in south-Goa is known for its crystal-white sands and its vast stretch of clear blue waters!
You will find some of the most fascinating and captivating churches in Goa. The Basilica of Bom Jesus, which was built more than three centuries ago, is now a world heritage monument. The Basilica is home to the sacred body of St. Xavier, who was one of the patron saints of Goa. The Church of St. Francis of Assisi, The Se Cathedral, and The Rachol Seminary are other Churches that you must visit for their sheer magnificence.
Most beaches in Goa offer a variety of water-sports packages that cover adventurous sports like jet-skiing, banana-boat rides, parasailing, and water-surfing. You must try at least one of these for a holistic Goan-beach experience!
Shop till you drop
Missing out on shopping in one of the flea markets in Goa is almost a criminal offence! Tibetan handicrafts, a wonderful blend of Gujarati and Rajasthani jewelry, beads, and beach-wear – you get it all for a steal at these markets.
Clubbing in Goa
While all of the above are a must, your Goan escapade is incomplete without at least one night of ‘dance-till-you-drop’ clubbing! Most regular visitors vouch for Club Cabana as the ultimate party-stop! However, the cozy, ‘bling-bling’ shacks on the beaches are also popular party destinations!
Is there some aspect of Goa that we have missed out on? How was your Goan holiday? Do write in to us with your Goan top 5!