Goa is a place with innumerable offerings. So, handpicking the few best things is tough. Still, I would take the risk and offer my silly little tips (which, by the way, are not at all silly).
So, here are my top 10 things to do in Goa (I mean these are the things I would be doing there, provided my father-in-law finances my trip):
i. Parasailing: Parasailing is a sport which is in my bucket list! You may have heard of it too and it won’t be a bad idea to try it out in one of Goa’s popular beaches. It is an aerial sport where you are propelled to midair via a makeshift parachute-kind-of-a-thing! It will cost you somewhere around Rs 800-1500!
ii. Checking out bikini-clad girls: Yes, if you thought that you cannot check out bikini-clad girls in India, then you thought wrong! At Goa, you can! And if you happen to be a man (oh, I love those salacious voyeurs so much), then ogling is one of the best things to do in Goa beaches. But beware, don’t take pictures!
iii. Visiting the heritage churches: Indians love churches and personally I have visited very few! So, I would be a fool not to visit those drop-dead gorgeous heritage churches like the Se Cathedral and Basilica of Bom Jesus! You too should check them out!
Enjoying the Dudhsagar Falls: Dudhsagar
Falls is Goa’s best waterfall. It is located at the outskirts but is reachable
by any car or cab. You must visit it because its scenic location and cascading
beauty will really own you!
|Basilica of Bom Jesus|
v. Enjoy sunset beach party: Make sure to enjoy those sunset beach parties which
you (and me too) always wanted to enjoy! Curlies at south Anjuna Beach is one shack strongly recommended for such a party!
vi. Enter a casino: At Goa, you can legally enter a casino and play board games or any other game! So, gamble (but don’t lose)!
vii. Visiting forts: Goa also has some historic forts (yes, it has everything)! Two must-visit ones are Aguada Fort and Chapora Fort.
Shopping: Shopping is slightly different
in Goa. Instead of the malls, you should check out Saturday Night’s Bazaar and
Wednesday Flea Market (at Anjuna).
|A shot at Aguada Fort|
|Saturday Night Bazaar|
x. Eating: One of the best things to do in Goa is to eat! There are great restaurants, cafes, hotels, resorts, eateries and those makeshift stalls! Seafood is strongly recommended. Alas, I am a vegetarian!!
Manya Singh is photographer & solo traveller by hobby, travel blogger by passion and lifestyle writer by profession. At present she is responsible for managing holiday packages at WeAreHolidays.