GOA is a place which is a heaven for all age groups. Lush greeneries, mix of culture, shopping, food, awesome nightlife, water sports! Almost everything is present in Goa! You can have as much with your family on a trip to Goa as much you would have with your best buddies! Amazing crystal blue beaches, sunbaths, happening events like Sunburn, pubs to casinos…there is just no end to the enjoyment which Goa provides!!
If you are ever tired or stressed with your life and you literally want to relax and relieve all your stress, pack up your bags and just leave for Goa! The heavenly state of India has amazing things to offer to everybody!! Goa just never sleeps!!
1. Indulge In Thrilling Watersports!!
The availability of innumerable opportunities to indulge in water sports is one of the main reasons that tourists visit Goa again and again.
The lovely beaches here are perfectly suited for a number of water sporting activities such as windsurfing, dinghy sailing, scuba diving, water skiing, angling, parasailing, water scooter and swimming. Indulging in these activities is definitely one of the best things to do in Goa.
Splash about in the water during this holiday and make the most of your trip here with the innumerable water sporting events that are held on the beaches. Windsurfing is one of the most popular water sportsactivities in Goa. It requires a person to adjust his strength and balance to the speed and movements of wind and water.
Dona Paula Bay is one of the most popular destinations for windsurfing in this place. The bay provides an almost lake like condition with its placid waters and cool breeze. While the morning breeze is calm and light, it gets stronger in the afternoons. The mornings are perfect for beginners while the afternoons are just right for those with more experience.
Dinghy sailing is perfect for those who would like a relaxing experience on the waters of Goa. This activity is conducted on 15 feet long crafts that can hold up to three to four persons at a time. For beginners, there are trainers available at the Dona Paula Bay.
For those who love exploring underwater, scuba diving is the best activity to indulge in. The seas in Goa are blessed with a wide variety of marine life, corals and reefs. Furthermore, there are wreckages of old Portuguese and Spanish galleons. Other water sports activities that can be enjoyed in this destination include water skiing, angling, and parasailing.
GoaBookers.com recommended water sports activities in Goa:
1) Banana Ride in Goa at Mobor Beach
2) Beach Parasailing at Mobor Beach in Goa
3) Ringo Ride Mania at Mobor Beach, Goa
4) Catch and Relish Crabs at Mobor Beach, Goa
5) Rafting at Valpoi River in Goa
6) Banana Boat, Ringo Ride and Jet Skiing in Goa
7) Water Sports Excursion at Baga Beach, Goa
8) Water Sports at Baga Beach in Goa
9) Snorkeling, sightseeing and fishing on a Luxury Cruise at Coco Beach
10) Dolphin Sighting and Snorkeling at Grande island in Goa
11) Scuba Diving and Water Sports at Baga Beach, Goa
12) Advanced Surfing Lessons at Ashwem Beach, Pernem
2. Free Yourself & Go For A Bike Ride!
There could be no better way to enjoy the beauty of Goa than to explore its lovely roads on a bike. Bikes are available on rent in Goa provided you have a valid license. Foreign nationals will be required to carry their International Driving Permit.
Also, it is important that you carry the registration details and all related documents of your bike with you. A bike ride through the lovely streets bordered by the majestic Arabian Sea is one of the most exciting things to do in Goa. However, there are a few rules and regulations that you will need to follow and keep in mind.
One of the several things that the traffic police in Goa is particular about is wearing helmets. The central and right sides of the road are usually used by four wheelers and most of the overtaking takes place on this side. Indicator lights may go unnoticed, so to ensure safety raise your arms in the direction that you want to turn your vehicle in.
Goa can be a little difficult in terms of traffic, especially if you have had experience of driving only abroad. However, the best way to learn, explore and enjoy Goa is on a bike. All you need to do is be careful and stay alert and you can have a whale of time on the beautiful roads over here.
3. Go For Delicious Cooking Classes in Siolim!
Love Goan food? Well, then here’s a chance for you to pick up some delicious recipes that you can take back home and enjoy whenever you want to. The Siolim Cooking School is a must-visit destination for those who love Goan cuisine. It is a part of the famous and luxurious heritage hotel Siolim House.
The cooking school has some excellent instructors who can share with you the best kept secrets of this region’s delicacies and hone your cooking skills through their extremely efficient workshops. Attending a class here is one of the most enjoyable things to do in Goa.
The school has been catering to the gourmet interests of visitors for years now. The efficient cooks here conduct several raw food workshops andclasses where you can learn more about the intricacies of Goan cuisine, which is very unique in its cooking style, aroma and taste.
It is an interesting blend of native, Arabic and Portuguese cooking techniques. The usual ingredients that go into a typical Goan dish include coconut milk, Kashmiri chillies and vinegar. At the Siolim Cooking School, you can learn different techniques of using these ingredients to create wonderful Goan dishes.
The classes at this centre are held in the mornings. You can sign up for them and refresh your mornings with the mouth-watering aroma of Goan dishes. The chefs at the school will give you a hands-on experience of playing with ingredients and creating some marvellous dishes.
Each participant at these cooking classes is given a small cookbook with recipes at the beginning of the class to facilitate better understanding. Usually recipes of dishes such as Chicken Xacuti, Chicken Guisado, Bangde, Ambot, Fish Caldinha, and other exciting dishes are taught in these classes.
4. Checkout The World Famous Anjuna Flea Market!
Among the popular beaches, Anjuna is where many tourists head to. One of the enjoyable things to do in Goa is visit the Anjuna flea market. From colourful junk jewellery to electronic appliances, anything under the sun can be found here. This fair is held every Wednesday on the entire stretch of the Anjuna beach.
It is one of the most popular places to visit in Goa and draws visitors from all over the country and the world. The place is best known for its cheap and attractive items and trance parties which are held during the tourist season.
Anjuna is a beautiful little village in Goa and is best known for its scenic beauty and splendid churches. The village is one of the twelve Brahmin Comunidades of Bardez.
The most important tourist attraction here is the St Michael’s Church which was founded in 1595, and is dedicated to St Miguel. Other than this, there are three other chapels in the parish. Anjuna was under the control of the Portuguese and had a population of 5688 in 1950.
The flea market at this seashore originated when hippies in the earlier days used it as a market to trade second hand things for money. The market offers a wide range of items such as jewellery, clothes, second hand bikes, cell phones, cameras, and other knick-knacks. You can also enjoy delicious Goan dishes at this place or get a tattoo of your choice in one of the tattoo parlours on the beach.
The flea market is the perfect place for shopaholics. There are several other flea markets too in Goa such as the Mackies Saturday Night Bazaar and the Ingo’s Saturday Night Bazaar.
5. Play The Crazy Paintball Games in Nuvem, Goa!
Nuvem is a little village in Goa which is situated at a distance of 24 km from Vasco da Gama. Situated along National Highway 17, the village borders Verna and Majorda. Nuvem is best known for its paintball arenas which are a must-visit for adventure lovers.
The one not-to-be-missed thing to do in Goa is play paintball with your friends at family at MILSIM. MILSIM stands for military simulation and it is one of the best paintball arenas in Goa. It provides you an actual war like atmosphere which will charge and excite you to enjoy the game.
Paintball is an exciting combative adventure game and is perfect for those who like adventure and action during their vacation. The game can be played in groups or by individuals and involves chase, capture and defeat of the opponent. It requires accuracy and strategic planning which makes this game even more exciting.
The arenas in Goa will provide you a lot of space and quality equipment to help you enjoy the activity to the maximum. It is played using special guns and gear. The guns contain special pellets which are made of non-toxic paint. These guns are used to shoot at the opponent.
Each player is given special protective gear and masks to ensure safety. This game does not necessarily require large groups. However, it is best enjoyed when there are several players involved.
6. Visit The Stunning Spice Plantation at Spice Village!
A visit to the spice plantations in Goa is one of the most refreshing things to do in Goa. There are several spice villages and spice farms here which can give you an interesting insight into the spice business. You can walk through the fresh and aromatic plantations and learn more about how different spices are grown. This experience will definitely serve as an eye opener for you.
The Savoi Plantations, which is situated at a distance of 25 km from Panaji, in Ponda is one of the oldest ones in Goa. Coconut, betel nuts, pineapples and other fruits are grown here. You can also visit other spice plantations namely the Pascoal Spice Village, the Rustic Plantation, the Sahakar Spice Farm, and Parvati Mandav Park Plantation.
While these estates provide a great opportunity to enjoy the aroma of these seasonings, they also allow you to take home some fresh stock with you. So make the most of your opportunity to visit the farms and enjoy learning and exploring various aspects of spices.
Plantation Tours Recommended by GoaBookers-
1) Spice Plantation Tour in Goa
2) Spice Village Tour in Goa
3) Jungle safari and Spice plantation tour at Candolim in Goa
7. Don’t Miss Out The Nearby Attractions!!
There are several places of tourist attraction near the preserve. These include the Tambdi Surla Temple, Dudhsagar Falls, and Tambdi Falls. The Tambdi Surla Temple is a 12th century temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is a small place of worship situated 13 km away from the Bolcornem Village. The shrine has a beautiful garbagriha, antarala and a Nandi mandapa made of basalt.
The Tambdi Waterfalls is situated at a distance of 2 km from the Tambdi Surla Waterfall. This cascade is as spectacular and majestic as the Dudhsagar Waterfall and is also a major tourist destination in Goa.
However, not too many tourists are able to enjoy the entire beauty of the waterfall as it can only be reached by a highly inaccessible long winding road. A local guide is a must for a hiking trip to this place. Another important tourist destination near the wildlife sanctuary is the Sunset Point which provides a breathtaking view of the national park.
The Dudhsagar Falls are located high up on the Mandovi River, about 10 km upstream from Collem village. It is the largest waterfall in Goa and the fifth largest in India. It is a popular hiking and trekking destination, however, entry is restricted during the monsoons.
GoaBookers.com recommended Trips to Dudhsagar-
1) Dudhsagar Waterfall Trip with Jeep Safari in Goa
2) Trip to Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Goa
3) Dudhsagar Waterfalls Walk in Goa
8. Enjoy The Stunning Backwater Kayaking!!
The sea and water escapes of Goa present a perfect opportunity to indulge in backwater kayaking across the various waterways of the state. The Zuari River, The Mandovi River, The Sal Backwaters and Nerul River are especially ideal for indulging in this sport. This activity can be availed at any time during the year including monsoons. However, if it is the season of rains, make sure you carry and wear appropriate water repellent clothing to avoid any slippage or loss of grip on the oars of the kayak.
A kayaking tour will bring you to up, close and personal with the vegetation and flora and fauna of the state. You can spot rare river birds, both local and migratory and witness the fine balance of ecology and flora and fauna. The mangroves and varied flora is surely a sight to study and behold. These Kayaking tours can be availed on a single day or as a longer activity of about 5-6 days.
GoaBookers best selling kayaking tour:
1) Kayaking Escapade at Mobor Beach
9. Nothing Better Than Snorkelling!
Going to Goa and not indulging in water sports is like having a plate of cake and not eating it! Snorkelling involves the practice of swimming underwater with face down using a snorkel i.e. a diving mask and a tube for breathing. Snorkelling in the state of Goa is a relatively lesser known activity that is practiced only for a few months every year.
One of the most popular places at the beach side destination for snorkelling is the Bogmalo Beach which is located on the southern coast of Goa. The sport lures a huge number of tourists and adventure seekers each year. The snorkelling lasts for about 3 Hours and is carried out in the presence of experts in the field. You can explore marine life with your naked eye which consists of corals, lobsters, fish schools etc. However, make sure that you pay attention to the safety instructions and are mentally prepared to go under water!
GoaBookers Offbeat tours of Snorkeling:
1) Snorkelling at Bogmalo Beach in Goa
2) Dolphin Sighting and Snorkeling at Grande island in Goa
3) Snorkeling, sightseeing and fishing on a Luxury Cruise at Coco Beach
10. You Surely Don’t Want To Miss Out Parasailing!!
How would you like the world of sun and sand to go by you in a blur as you fly like a bird above it? Sounds impossible, somewhere else, it may be; but in Goa it’s possible. You can indulge in a gorgeous experience of parasailing across the Goan landscape! See the waves whoosh by you and the scenery will take on a whole new beauty as you do! The best place to indulge in this activity in Goa is the Arambol and Baga Beaches.
The view is simply unforgettable. You will be harnessed to a parachute and a speedboat will take you across the water! If you are lucky, you can even ask your facilitator to guide you to take a dip in the water while you are still harnessed to the chute. Talk to the birds and take in the sky on this unforgettable adventure!
GoaBookers recommended Parasailing experiences in Goa:
1) Winch-boat Parasailing at Mobor Beach, Goa
2) Beach Parasailing at Mobor Beach in Goa
3) Water Sports at Baga Beach in Goa
11. Let Yourself Loose & Party on a Luxury Yacht Like A King!
As if the party life and upbeat vibe of Goa was not enough, you can rent out a luxury yacht in Goa, which will set sail from Aguada Bay. While the awesomeness of the charming Goan shorelines add more fun and joy to any occasion, this experience will take you far away from the mainland and help you witness the charming excellence of the Arabian Sea as it caresses the banks of Goa!
On this visit, you will get a chance to cruise around the Aguada Bay to encounter the openness of the Arabian Sea. Rent a luxury yacht in Goa to have a jaw dropping awesome visit where you can also experience the enticing city of Panjim, try your luck at a few gambling clubs and antique lighthouses.
12. Go For A Candle Light Dinner Cruise With Your Loved One!
Set the mood of the holiday with your loved ones as you whisk them off their feet for a candle light dinner cruise in Goa. Heighten your experience as you go along the waters in a beautiful yacht that is an epitome of luxury and opulence! Let all your worries wash away as you cruise across the waters and rekindle your lost romance. The cruise will start from Panjim at the backwaters and will consist of a truly opulent experience in the arms of waves, gentle lolls of serene waters and the splash and whoosh of the wind around you.
Relish the company of your partner, on the sea as you are lulled into a lush sense of warmth and comfort. Soak in the romance and beauty of this amazing experience with a drink and gorgeous gourmet fare under the starry sky by the cheery glow of a candle.
13. Indulge In Amazing Sport Fishing In Goa!
Set sail on the wondrous beaches of Goa as the sunlight sparkles over them to engage in the spot fishing in the sea. The seas and water escapes of Goa are filled with some fantastic fishing spots. Among them is Terekhol which lies on the northern tip of the state, on the stones underneath the Fort. The stones close Fort Aguada are also well known spot for fishing as are the Mandovi and Zuari Rivers or the wharf underneath the Zuari bridge, which is fabulous for Thread-Fin Salmons.
Cabo da Rama in the south is likewise well known. All stream mouths are viewed as great spots to fish, and the best time, for waterways, is the point at which the tide is coming in, or getting high. Fishing apparatus is easily accessible in Goa, all you need is a couple of bucks. However, now there is a movement in Goa to stop overfishing which may lead to the depletion of natural resources. Hence, may enthusiastic fishermen catch the fish and throw them back into the sea so as to encourage the preservation of natural resources.
GoaBookers recommended fishing tour:
1) Fishing Excursion at Sinquerim Beach in Goa
14. Don’t Miss Out The Magical Dolphin Rides!!
If you have ever seen animation movies, you would know that dolphins as sea creatures are very cute, exuberant and fun! Never mind the films, but even in reality, these finned creatures are friendly and playful. You can go on a cruise to spot these magical creatures on a cruise few minutes into the beautiful sea. The dolphin rides is one of the most interesting things to do in Goa.
The cruise will usually start from Fort Aguada, Sinquerim or Panaji Jetty. The boat will stop at a specific distance away from the shore and your guide will point out the antics of these amazing creatures to you. As they frolic in the water below and around you. If permitted, you can also take a dip in the water, but make sure you have adequate safety equipment.
Best selling Dolphin sightseeing tours: GoaBookers recommended-
1) Dolphin Sightseeing in Goa
2) Swim with the Dolphins at Mobor Beach, Goa
3) Dolphin Sighting and Snorkeling at Grande island in Goa
15. You Are Not In Goa If You Have’nt Visited Any Of Their Casinos!
Goa is one of the few states in the country where gambling is legal. The innumerable casinos in here are perfect for those who would like to have some fun with good music and wine during their vacation here.
If you are a fun lover, a visit to a casino is a sure shot thing to do in Goa. From five star hotels to the Mandovi River, casinos are spread across the length and breadth of this state. The most popular casinos are the floating casinos which are docked on the Mandovi River and attract tourists from all over with their live table action.
The Casino Royale is Goa’s most popular casino. Spread over an area of 12,000 square feet, it is situated on a huge boat anchored on the Mandovi River. There are three gaming floors and in here are as many as 50 gaming tables, 30 slot machines and top level tournaments every week. The casino also has a special kid’s zone with computer games. So you can happily let your children play and enjoy yourselves.
It is open 24 hours a day and seven days a week. The entertainment begins around 8 in the evening. It is the classiest recreation centre you will find in Goa. The dress code is smart casuals. The other popular casinos in Goa include the Casino Carnival, Chances Casino and Resort, and Dunes, among others. The Casino Carnival has two centres – one of them is inside the Goa Marriott and the other is aboard a boat on the Mandovi River.
This gaming house has the largest selection of slot machines in Goa and hence is a very popular place. The types of games available at this casino include Roulette, Black Jack, Baccarat, Casino War, and more.
16.Relieve All Your Stress At Oceanic Yoga School, Anjuna!
Yoga has become quite popular with people today as it is an important and effective tool in fighting stress. If you are planning a trip to Goa to beat stress, a visit to the Oceanic Yoga School in Anjuna is definitely a thing to do in Goa.
It is one of the most reputed and popular Yoga schools in Goa. Here you can learn several yoga poses and techniques that will help you fight stress and relax your mind and body. Set on the beautiful Anjuna Beach, the Oceanic Yoga School is surrounded by lush greenery and natural beauty which enhances the joy of meditating.
The school is registered with the Yoga Alliance International and has programmes for yoga teachers as well as students. The instructors here either have national or international accreditation. You can opt for a short term or long term programme at this institution.
It has all facilities around it such as shops, restaurants and accommodation options. The daily classes include sessions of meditation, Yoga and Reiki. The school, however, takes in only a limited number of students at a time for yoga classes. Only 20 students are admitted into the basic session at a time and only 15 students are admitted into the advanced course at a time. This is done to ensure that each participant gets individual attention and learns the most.
17. Checkout the Colorful & Cute Butterfly Conservatory, Ponda
Visiting the Butterfly Conservatory in Ponda is one of the most enjoyable things to do in Goa. This sanctuary is in stark contrast to the usual perception about Goa.
Apart from beautiful beaches and fun filled parties, the land is also home to the Butterfly Conservatory in Ponda which showcases the best of the state’s natural beauty. The conservatory was first started by a couple who were worried about the future of the butterfly population of Goa.
With more and more commercial development taking place here, the beautiful creatures were facing a setback in terms of habitat. The couple started this conservatory to preserve the endemic species of butterflies in the region.
Initially only 25 species of butterflies were present in the conservatory. However, at present the number has risen to 133. Optimum soil and air temperatures have been provided in order to promote breeding and growth in population. Initially named the Mystic Meadows Conservatory, it is one of the most beautiful places in Goa.
The ambience is refreshing and you will feel closer to nature. Beautiful butterflies in a myriad shades can be seen fluttering about adding to its beauty and serenity. The place has been designed in the form of a park where you can walk around and observe the different wonders of nature. If you are someone who prefers a quiet holiday in oneness with nature, do visit this amazing Butterfly Conservatory in Ponda.
GoaBookers recommended tours:
1) Date with Butterflies with Trekking at Rajnagar
2) Guided Tour to Shrusti butterfly park at Rajnagar
18. Tryout The Exciting Wildlife Tours Of Goa!
Salim Bird Sanctuary
The Bhagawan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary and the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary are some of the most popular tourist destinations in Goa and attract travellers from all over. If you are a wildlife enthusiast, one of the best things to do in Goa is to visit these sanctuaries where you can enjoy the beauty of the place at its best.
The Bhagawan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary spreads over 240 square kilometres and is located on the beautiful Western Ghats. Situated near Mollem, the sanctuary was initially called the Mollem Game Sanctuary. However, it was declared a protected zone in 1969 and renamed as Mollem National Park in 1978.
The wildlife sanctuary is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. The forests in the park have been categorised as West Coast Tropical Evergreen Forests, West Coast Semi Evergreen Forests and Moist Deciduous Forests. Furthermore, there are about 722 species of flowering plants in the wild, 128 species of endemic plants and several wild animals and birds.
Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary
The wild mammals commonly found here include wild dogs, wild boar, spotted deer, sambar, slender loris, porcupine, and pangolins. The commonly spotted bird species include drongo, emerald dove, fairy bluebird, golden oriole, greater Indian hornbill, among others.
The Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is a paradise for bird watchers and birding enthusiasts. It is situated on the tip of the Chorao Island in the Mandovi River. This sanctuary is named after the renowned ornithologist Salim Ali. It spreads over 178 hectares and a thick layer of mangrove occupies most parts of it. Apart from innumerable bird species, the preserve is home to species such as mudskippers and the black drongo.
GoaBookers recommended offbeat jungle tours:
1) Jungle Walk at Jungle Book, Goa
2) Jungle safari and Spice plantation tour at Candolim in Goa
3) Boots on Hills Adventure Jungle Walk in Goa
4) Adventure Jungle Walk in Goa
19. Enjoy & Learn Surfing With Your Friends!
Although surfing in Goa is not the most common activity to witness in Goa, it is one of the most pleasurable things to do in Goa for all those adventure and thrill seekers. The best time to learn surfing in Goa is between the months of April and May when the wave breaks and ocean surf is the highest. The best beaches in Goa to experience this sport is the coastline between Arambol and Calangute.
You can rent your board at Calangute Beach and go onwards to Arambol. If you are well trained, the surfs here are relatively easy to negotiate with swells ranging between 5 to 10 feet. If not, you can ask around the beach for reliable instructors and experienced practitioners to teach you how to navigate the waves. Typical surfing instructions are best availed one on one.
GoaBookers recommended surfing experiences in Goa:
1) Beginner Surfing Lessons at Ashwem Beach
2) Advanced Surfing Lessons at Ashwem Beach, Pernem
3) Kurfing Lesson at Ashwem Beach, Pernemaids
20. Do Not Miss Out The Thrilling Overnight Trek to Tambdi Surla!
The landscape of Goa is littered with some hidden gems which are treasure to explore! The hills are littered with greenery and forests that are a revelation to the person who thinks that Goa is just about sun, sand and beaches. Tambdi Surla is one such place which will be a delight for adventurists and thrill seekers. The temple at Tambdi Surla is sure to make you feel like you have turned pages of history and landed into grandeur of the yore. The temple that is situated amongst Bhagwan Mahavir National Park is made from Basalt Rock and the intricate designs belong to the early 12th century. The temple has braved the ravages of time and looks intact even now!
A nigh time excursion to this heavenly destination is surely warranted if you want to do something offbeat in Goa. You can explore the gushing waterfalls, take a dip in the stream that gurgles merrily along the temple and test your endurance with a trekking expedition. Grab a tent and some essential supplies and just head here with your friends to experience the best of natural offerings.
21. Canyoning! A Must Try For Everybody Who Loves Adventures!
A highly adventure driven and adrenaline pumping activity, canyoning is one of the extreme things to do in Goa for the hardened adventurers only! The sport involves jumping into a gushing waterfall and allows oneself to be carried downstream along with the flow of water. Sounds impossible! Well you can try it in Goa in the calming environs of the Netravali wildlife sanctuary which is near the southernmost part of Goa i.e. Palolem.
Fele the blood gushing through your veins as you start this experience by trekking through the forests, you walk only punctuated by the sounds of birds and trees rustling. The canyoning also involves rappelling through the rocky hillsides only to be harnessed by a rope harness. As you trek to the top jump right into the waterfall and slip and slide with the gushing currents.
A once in a lifetime experience, canyoning will open you up to a world of adventure and thrill unlike any other adventure you have experienced so far! You can take multiple jumps from various elevations or just jump once, the choice is yours but each leap will take you further to a high!
22. Buck Up & Head For Some Crab Catching!
A rustic sport, crab catching is not a sport that can be enjoyed by those who mind getting their hands dirty in the muddy waters of Goa! The activity takes place on the side of the sea of the backwaters with the help of handmade traps. The trap is called ‘Kobblem’ in the local language and is a fairly indigenous apparatus, which consists of a metallic ring and another rod running across the diameter. The net is further strengthened with the help of a loosely hanging net, which is used to trap the crabs
A fairly laidback activity, Crab trapping is an activity that requires some amount of skill and grit for killing the crabs that are caught in the trap. The apparatus is usually set at high tide, which increases the likelihood of catching crabs. However, in rare occasions, traps can also be set up at low tide if the water is deep enough in order to catch a healthy number of crabs. Till the traps take effect and manage to capture the crabs, you can sit back and relax with a can of beer!
23. The Magical Mandovi River Sunset Cruise With Your Near & Dear Ones!
Enjoy the true vibe of Goan heritage and stunning sights of the sunset over the lilting waters as you embark on the Mandovi River Sunset Cruise. The river cruises are operated by the Goa tourism development authorities themselves and are a delight to explore! These hour long cruises depart from the Santa Monica Pier which is right next to the Mandovi River. The cruises are carried out on two ships, namely the Santa Monica and the Shantadurga.
The experiences are marked by amazing live entertainment throughout the duration of cruise. It is here that you can see traditional Goan and Portuguese entertainment being brought to life by amazing local artists. There is a live band, which also plays at the venue of the cruise. While your ears and eyes fill up with the Goan chram, a gorgeous sun sets right behind you throwing open a huge medley of colours and hues!
24. The Unique Houseboat Tours For A Breathtaking Experience!
Roomy and wonderfully created houseboats pace by luxuriously and languidly along the backwaters of Goa and offer a breathtaking experience of Goan evenings. The houseboats have vast open rooms, gorgeous sit outs and experienced culinary specialists on board who hand out some phenomenal specialities. Other than the rich environment and the amazingly scrumptious food, the houseboats offer some lovely sights of dusk and elegant skies in the night and the sunrise amidst the journey.
You can witness the fishermen spreading their nets, birds twittering which declares the break of dawn and, if sufficiently fortunate, a crocodile, lazing on the banks in the wonderful mornings amid a voyage on a houseboat in the backwaters of Goa.
The excursion gets better as the houseboat chugs further into the backwaters. Nearby artisans can be seen removing sand from the waterway bed or neighborhood fisher folk can be seen jumping into the water for clams and shellfish. The night times are about great wine, encompassing music and phenomenal nourishment. With an a lot of indoor amusements on the deck, guests can unwind with their most loved refreshments close by and nibble on some lip-smacking Goan dishes.
GoaBookers recommended houseboat tour:
Overnight Houseboat Cruise, Chapora River, Goa
25. Try The Fenis Of Goa!
Feni is to Goa, what Tequila is to Mexico, Vodka is to Russia and Scotch is to Scotland. It is a locally made drink that is extremely popular among the locals as well as visitors to Goa. The drink is made out of both Cashewnuts and Coconuts and is made by distilling their juices. Feni making process is indigenous and very much rooted in the local traditions.
The cashew apples are crushed manually and the resulting extract is put in earthen pots to be buried deep in soil so that it can ferment and age in the most natural way possible. The juice is then extracted as alcohol and collected in copper pots. While the first distillation is milder, it is still consumed as ‘Urrack’ the second distillation is not termed drinkablllede; it is the third distillation which is called ‘Feni. Ideally consumed with the local brew of lemons and chillies, it can also be consumed with Lime spirits or lime soda. A must on your list of things to Do In Goa, a glass of Feni is best relished with local shrimp and seafood delicacies.
26. Head Towards The Most Unique Party-“The Silent Party”
this is a place where people from different cultures party together! Whats unique is that here music is not played put loud instead everyone gets a headset to wear on which they groove together!!
27. Get Rugged With Some Quad Biking in Goa!
Show your adventurous side by Quad biking at different places in Goa! The experience of riding it off-road on rugged terrains is just awesome!!
28. Go For A Exhilerating Show At Kala Academy!
Get mesmerized by some fantastic perfomances from talented artists at Kala Academy! Book your seats with your family and get assured for a wonderful evening at Goa! A Wonderful mix of dance, music and arts at Kala Academy!
29. The Legendary and Traditional Goa Carnivals!
One of the oldest festivals of Goa which is held every year!! Witness an amazing mix of local Goan people celebrating and living the festival to its fullest zeal!
30. Rejuvenate Yourself & Get A Great Massage!
31. Ever Went To The Room Escape Goa?
Try out one of the popular live escape games which are available only in Goa!! They are very exciting and you assured to have a wonderful time with your buddies!
32. Go For A Fun-Filled Cycling Expedition at Miramar in Goa!
Join a group of cyclers or just pull your buddies to join and rent a cycle!! Ride it in lush greeneries and have the time of your life! There are already lot of competitions and expeditions in which you can take part out there!!
33. Take Your Love For A Romantic Couple Shoot!
Want to surprise your partner? Take her out on a romantic couple shoot where couples can pose in different angles in between the seas, rocks, mountains and greenery!
34. Attend The Mouth Watering Cookery Class cum Culinary Tour with Rita!
Learn the traditional goan cuisine from the proven experts of Goan Cuisine At RITA & Gourmet, Goa. Also try delicious food while cooking with them!
35. Go For A Lush Green Spice Village Tour in Goa!
Enter the jungle and explore your inner adventurous side at the amazing Spice Village!! You will surely have the time of your life!!
36. Never Miss Out The Elephant Splash and Wash at the Jungle Book in Goa!
Ever dreamt of elephant giving you a wonderful bath? Sit on the cute elephants and they will bathe you by splashing water on you!! Its really really fun!
37. Goa Is Incomplete Without A Grand Island Trip with Snorkeling and Monkey Beach!
You will surely forget MAuritius and other foreign destinations after visiting the Grand Island!! Also don’t forget to try out snorkelling there with your gang of friends!
38. Also Checkout The Elephant And Village Plantation Tour In Goa!
Go to this place to relieve yourself from all the stress and spend some time with cute humpy elephants!
39. Thrilling Crocodile Sightseeing and Birdwatching Tour!!
This will shiver you from inside but at the same time it will give you a lot of excitement looking at the monstrous crocodiles and rare species of wild birds in Goa!
40. Witness The Fun Of South Goa!
You can explore a range of amazing places in south Goa starting from Colva beach, Benaulim beach, the breath-taking small town called Vasco da gama, Cavelossim, Bogla, Varca beaches AND aGONDA AMONGST OTHERS!
41. Explore The Northern Side Of Goa!
iF sOUTH gOA WAS’NT ENOUGH, THERE IS AN ENTIRE nORTH gOA wAITING FOR YOU! North Goa consists of amazing places like Vagator Beach, Anjuna, Calangute and Sinquerim beach, Fort Aguada, Temple of Bogdeshwara, Anjuna and Mapusa market and a host of Casinos!!!
43. We Are Sure You Don’t Want To Miss Out On Sunburn, Goa!!
Held on every December, Sunburn is one of the most happening music concerts in the world where lakhs of happening people gather at one place to groove, rave and party at awesome and magical music by renowned artists from around the world!
44. Discover Scuba Diving at Calangute in Goa
Calangute Beach apart from its beach, shacks and food is famous for its scuba diving and water sports!! So Don’t miss it!
45. Rafting at Valpoi River in Goa
About the Activity:
Embark on an adventurous journey along a six kilometer stretch of the Tilari River near the border of Goa.
With rapids classed between Grade 2 and Grade 4, the Tilari
Groups are formed with one guide per raft and each group sets off down the tributary, practicing paddling skills and following instructions.
No prior experience is required, though you do need to paddle and be comfortable floating in water.
Transportation Types: A/C Vehicle
Duration: 8 hours
Timings: 8:00 am- 4:00 pm
46. INK Yourself With Permanent as Well As Non-Permanent Set Of Tattoos!
Over The Years Go Is also known as the Tattoo capital Of India, The Most awesome & exciting collection of tattoos at one third the prices are available in every corner of Goa. So risk yourself and try out something new on yourself, so what even if it is for a few days!!
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