420 Things to Do in Goa 2021 (Starting from ₹120 Only)

Did you think Goa is all about the beaches? Then you’re in for a major surprise, because from jungle treks to plantation tours, Goa has everything. From Majorda to Amboli, Goa is the biggest surprise package when it comes to tourism. From the immaculate urban township, to the exquisite Portuguese architecture, and wonders like the Light House along with gorgeous churches and famous Aguada Jail, you can see it all. One of the best things to do in Goa includes Go for an ATV ride through Mandrem beach. The all terrain quad bikes are on Goan sands, are all you need to have your fill of beachy adventure. Or go on a castaway cruise to the Grande Island. Swim with the fish and snorkel deep into the crystal clear waters or sail to the isolated island and delight in a delicious barbecue lunch at Hansa Beach.Opt for an amazing excursion from Candolim which will take you through Sinquerim, Calangute and Baga. Once close to the island, the boat will be anchored and you can proceed for a fun-filled swimming and snorkeling adventure in the pristine blue waters.

 

Spend a day out canoeing along the backwaters of the Zuari River in and explore some of Goa's exotic bird life as well as the exotic Indian Mugger Crocodile at the Cumbarjua canal near Panaji. Visit the spice plantation in Goa and get a chance to explore an abundance of various fruits, spices, herbs and medicinal therapies. You can even buy spices and herbal oils from this spice plant, which you will not find anywhere else. Visit the much talked about Lover’s Paradise, also known as the bay of Dona Paula, which also has a moving history behind it. You can also enjoy an hour- long river cruise on Mandovi, which will take you through the crevices of Old Goa. You also must check out Amboli for the Nangartas WaterFall, Hiranyakeshi Temple, Kavleshet Valley and The Great Amboli Waterfall.. We have selected a list of the best things to do in Goa especially for you, take your pick.

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Big Daddy Casino

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Goa, India

Get your nights thrilled with the extraordinary experience and the never stopping fun. The amusing neon lights, the eternal beat of music, and the brook of games filled with entertainment are the ideal traits to define how this casino vibe you with Goa. Experience this astounding party filled with excitement, come alone or with your loved one, or with your troops, witness the real party off the coast of Mandovi river.
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Boat Tour In Goa

3H

North Goa

Goa is the most popularly visited holiday destination in India and home to tranquil beaches surrounded by scenic beauty, the splendid aura, the lush green islands, and the adrenaline-inducing adventurous activities that attract a lot of travel enthusiasts every year.One of the best things to do while visiting Goa is to experience the same view that Portugals gazed at years ago while sailing through the crystal clear waters of the Mandovi river. Embark on this boat tour and engage your adventurous spirit with the sheer vibrancy of underwater coral and marine life.
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Dinner Cruise in Mandovi River Goa

2H

Panjim

Goa is a place that offers a huge list of fantastic activities that are widely appreciated by many travel enthusiasts, and that's why it is the most commonly visited tourist destination of India. Apart from indulging in adrenaline-inducing adventurous activities, there are some other things as well through which you can indulge in the lively aura and energetic nightlife of Goa.Among them, a dinner cruise in Goa's Mandovi river is the most fantastic thing to experience the divine beauty of Goa along with the authentic coastline engulfed by beautiful lush green landscapes. Spending time with your loved ones amidst the lovely twilight hours between the azure waters is something that can make your holiday uniquely memorable.
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Mandovi River Cruise Goa

1H

Panjim

Goa is famous for its gorgeous beaches, the perfect sunsets and an amalgamation of the culture of India and Portuguese. The small state on the western coast of India attracts a lot of tourists from not just India but from around the world. Goa is best known for all the adventure and water activities and is the perfect place to enjoy authentic seafood from the Goan cuisine at beach shacks.Hopping on a cruise in Goa is one of the most exquisite activities and this sunset cruise in Goa is the perfect way to explore the serene backwaters of Goa. Cruise through the Mandovi River with lush mangroves on both sides. You will also get to spot the crocodiles lying leisurely on the banks of the river and many migratory birds on the trees.
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Baga Beach Water Sports, Goa | Book Online & Save 17% Featured
Baga Beach Water Sports, Goa | Book Online & Save 17%

2H

North Goa

Activity Location: Baga Beach, North GoaActivity Timings: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PMBaga beach, a prominent tourist spot located in North Goa at a distance of 3.1 km from Calangute comprises of the scenic beauty of the Arabian sea. Embark on various adventurous water sports with the provision of a new parking facility for around 800 cars and spend your perfect holiday moments. Begin your experience of water sports at Baga beach in North Goa by embarking on a parasailing adventure followed by a jet ski ride. Also, enjoy the refreshing water sports like speedboat ride, banana boat ride, bumper ride along with a delightful boat ride for a completely blissful and an unparalleled experience conducted under a trained local activity guide. Book with Thrillophilia to add some thrilling memories to your Goa trip.Note: The activity package is allowed for the 12+ Yr age group only. Strictly not recommended for pregnant women and old citizens. How to reach: The location of the activity is Baga beach, North Goa which is easily reachable from major spots of north and south Goa, with the help of public or private transport
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Anjuna Beach Water Sports North Goa

2H

Anjuna

Avail the opportunity of enjoying a combo of 5 fun-filled water activities amidst the serene beauty of Anjuna beach. Witness the scenic view of the Arabian sea with your loved ones while you indulge in the joyous activities.The combo comes with the pleasure of activities namely Parasailing, Banana ride, Speed, Boat ride, Bumper ride and Jetski. Grab the delight of such amazing activities without any regrets as the activities shall be conducted with the support of quality water sports equipment. Besides, enjoy the assistance of an experienced guide, who is dedicated to rendering a completely unforgettable experience.
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Flyboarding In Goa At Morjim Beach

North Goa

Morjim is a home for adventure seekers, it’s alluring, and crystal clear water makes it a most favourable destination for flyboarding. Visualize yourself on the top of water gazing spectacular views that will rejuvenate your entire conscience with tranquillity. Experience the most explorable Indian beach pouring the vegetation for endangered marine turtles named Olive ridley sea turtles. Embark on a truly adventurous experience in Morjim beach with your loved ones and cherish the aura of coastal life.
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Cultural Walk Tour Goa: Art Trail Special Featured
Cultural Walk Tour Goa: Art Trail Special

2H

North Goa

About the Activity:- Art and craft in Goa are a source of relentless fascination, whether one approaches them for purely visual, aesthetic pleasure or pauses to savor the underlying history, culture, and symbolism. This cultural walking tour of Goa introduces you to some of the most artistic and beautiful attractions of Goa.- Witness contemporary Portuguese Art like never before as you go on to experience a daily artsy way of living and colors of Goa.- Starting at Our Lady of Rosary, this tour takes you to Our Lady of Rosary, Royal Chapel of St. Anthony and the ruins of St Augustine so you get a taste of everything that Goa has to offer.- To make it worth your while, you will get a guide who will take you around the place in a unique manner of Storytelling, thus elevating your experience to the highest possible.- The highlight of the tour is the inclusion of places, tips, and stories that you would not otherwise find on the internet.Starting Point: Our Lady of RosaryTimings: 4 PM to 6 PMHow to reach:The starting point of this activity is Our Lady of Rosary, which is easily reachable by cabs from anywhere in Goa.Note:Min 2 & Max 10 pax are required to book this activity.
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Grand Island Goa Tour with Snorkeling, Book @ ₹999 Only! Featured
Grand Island Goa Tour with Snorkeling, Book @ ₹999 Only!

7H

Candolim

Timings: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PMOne of the most exotic locations for watersports like snorkelling is Goa, Ilha Grande is popularly known as the Grande island Or Bat Island. The only way to reach Grand Island Goa is by sailing on a boat. After we pick you up we will be reaching the destination on a boat. Also, visit the nearest Beach (Hansa, Coco, or Monkey Beach). On the beach, you have the opportunity to a sunbathe, swim, play football, volleyball, dart games and many other activities can be availed. Island visit is restricted these days. Visit to blue waters near Grande Island is provided for activities like Snorkeling, fishing and Scuba Diving as per package inclusion. With Grand Island Trip Goa, get transferred to the Island on a boat and find the opportunity to spot dolphins. You might be able to find some of them. On the island, enjoy activities like snorkeling, swimming in the vicinity. Let the snorkelling in the blue Arabian Sea make you feel refreshed. buffet lunch - rice/pulao, dal fry, veg kurma/aloo gobi, chicken gravy, bread, salad and pickle will leave you with a lasting taste. The package is full of excitement and surprises.Suitable For: All age groups*Note: - The activity package is allowed for 12+ Yr age group only. Strictly not recommended for pregnant women and old citizens. - Grand Island is controlled and operated by the Indian Government. The activities mentioned in the package will be carried out in the vicinity of Grand Island.- Cleanliness & clarity of the water for scuba diving is subject to real-time conditions, Operating staff or thrillophilia.com does not have any control over the same.- This is a group tour & the wait time to do the activities mentioned in the inclusions is based upon the group size of the particular day, travelers may have it wait for their turn.
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Crab Catching Along with Delicious Dinner, Goa - Flat 22% Off Featured
Crab Catching Along with Delicious Dinner, Goa - Flat 22% Off

3H

North Goa

Crab catching and having it in your meal is one of the most amazing thing to do in Goa. And sea food lovers understand it very well. This is why Thrillophilia has brought you this amazing activity.About the Activity:- You have to reach Coco beach where our representative will greet you and provide necessary equipment to catch the crabs.- After this, enjoy barbecuing the food along with 3 beers that will be served as well. As the dinner is prepared, hop on for your favorite meal and relish the best food and memories of your life.Available Timing :- 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM 
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Bungee Jumping In Goa

1H

Goa, India

Endure a thrilling adventure of free fall from a height of 65 m. and embrace this life-changing experience that you will definitely treasure always. Get cuddled up in a serene view of hills covered with forests and get mesmerised by the soothing tranquillity of the serene nature.
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Scuba Diving In Malvan

8H

Malvan

Malvan is a place full of breathtaking views that will bring out the soothing feeling of tranquillity amid its azure waters. Feel an immense level of adrenaline rush with the thrilling adventures and serenity of the clear blue water gushing towards the shore. It is a perfect destination to indulge in thrilling water activities and get lost in the scenic beauty of the surroundings.
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Anjuna Paragliding North Goa

2H

Anjuna

Ever thought of flying like a bird? Then you can live that dream by soaring up into the skies of Goa. Fly over the stunning landscape of Goa with villages, oceans, rivers, and forested countryside lying below your feet. The feeling that you get when you touch the skies is simply inexplicable.
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Private Luxury Cruise In Goa

1H

Goa, India

Immerse yourself into the luxury by setting sails along the Mandovi river aboard a private cruise. Trace down the breathtaking shoreline of Goa and cherish the beautiful seascapes with a dreamy sunset in the backdrop. While on the voyage, you can further enjoy the delicious snacks and some of the finest blends of beers and cocktails.
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Snorkelling In Goa With Grand Island Trip

8H

Goa, India

Grand Island is popularly known for various underwater activities, one of them is snorkelling. Experience the divinity of the underwater world, and discover the breathtaking view your eyes has never seen before. Match the pace with the underwater creatures and get lost in the tranquillity of the beautiful scenery that will soothe your soul.
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Calangute Beach Water Sports, Goa

2H

North Goa

Enjoy an entire day with adventurous sports at Calangute Beach - known prominently as the largest beach in Goa. Holding great potential in conducting several water sports and adventurous activities, this day outing at the scenic beach is sure to cater great thrills by rendering the perfect day outing with adventurous experience to you and your loved ones.Enjoy the delight of 5 adventurous water sports at Calangute Beach where you enjoy the adventure with the serene views of the beach. Grab the experience of the most thrilling water sports that include Parasailing, Banana ride, Speed Boat ride, Bumper ride, Jetski. You also get to relax before and after each activity as training sessions shall be conducted for 15 minutes.
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Water Sports at Mobor Beach in South Goa

2H

South Goa

Mobor beach is home to various travel enthusiasts and is also known as the shimmering backdrop to Goa's tourist beaches. This rejuvenating place is engulfed by everything from brightly covered fish to coral reefs, dancing dolphins, and spectacular delights of the Arabian sea, complementing the sparkling sun rays' sheer abundance. The best way to experience Goa's adventurous spirit is to indulge in this adrenaline-inducing 4 in 1 water sports combo offering an extensive range of thrilling activities like jetski, Ringo, banana ride and a boat ride. Grab this package, experience the Goan water sports, and embrace the wild side with Thrillophilia.
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Romantic Couple Photoshoot In Goa

1H

Goa, India

Nothing is better than expressing the love for another person in the serene beauty of Goa. Capture your memorable moments in solitude with your loved ones by a romantic photoshoot session in Goa for couples of all kinds and ages. Get into the romantic Goan beaches' lapse and frame your adoring moments with mesmerizing backdrops in this perfect romantic photoshoot through various playful moments.
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Couple Photoshoot In Goa

4H

Goa, India

A picture indeed speaks better than words. Capture your precious moments in the land of serene beauty that will make your experience memorable. A romantic photoshoot is perfect to make some memorable moments in solitude with your loved ones with the gushing sound of ocean waves, spectacular sunset panoramas, energetic party culture, and much more to explore, Goa has always been an ideal holiday destination offering some of the most reliable beaches for perfect romantic photoshoots.
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Dudhsagar and Spice Plantation Tour, Goa Johnnie Walker Experiences
Dudhsagar and Spice Plantation Tour, Goa

6H

Location: Sonaulim, GoaStart Point/End Point: Your booked hotel in South and North GoaActivity Timings: 6 hours (Between 06:00 AM to 4:00 PM)About Dudhsagar and Spice Plantation Tour:Embark on a joyous Dudhsagar and spice plantation tour with your dear ones and embrace the scenic beauty of this astonishing toursist spot that caters great peace to the visitors. Enjoy the glimpses of this mighty Dudhsagar falls and grab the chance to witness the wide variety of spices that are grown in the farms of Goa.The Dudhsagar and spice plantation tour in Goa makes you aware of the unbounded beauty of natural scenes that comprises of four-tiered waterfall located on the Mandovi River. The milky texture of this tall waterfalls and the cool sprinkles of water would surely refresh your complete senses. The most exciting part of the entire trip implies to exploring some adventurous hidden spots in Dudhsagar for some real fun! Visit these less crowded and fun-filled surprise spots with comfortable transportation medium and the assistance of an English- speaking guide. During this adventurous phenomenon, you are also going to visit 2 churches on the way and relax for a while.After exploring the hidden spots of Dudhsagar, you shall be availing the enjoyment of a 2 hour drive towards waterfall, followed by a private jeep ride for 10 KM with 3 river crossings. This Dudhsagar and spice plantation trip also comes with comfortable and convenient pick-up and drop-off facility from your hotel in SUV (Innova / XUV) at around 06:00 - 09:00 AM so that you come across no hassles of public transportation throughout the trip.Get amazed at the less crowded hidded spots pf Dudhsagar and then head towards a delightful spice plantation tour. Witness how the plantations of spices are grown in a healthy manner in the location. Lastly, after the adventurous day outing, head towards the 4* beach resort where delicious meals (Veg/Non-veg) in the form of lunch shall be catered to you to enhance your delight. Gather endless memories and make the most out of your Goa trip!Suitable for: All age groups, friends and family.How to reach?Pick-up and drop off will be provided within South and North Goa. You can confirm the pick-up point on receiving a confirmation call from our travel partner.Note:Minimum 2 persons are required to book the tour.
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Memorable Couple Sailing in Goa Johnnie Walker Experiences
Memorable Couple Sailing in Goa

1H

Goa, India

Activity Location: Goa, IndiaStart Time: Between 11:00 AM - 05:00 PMStart Location: Sailing Center, opp Guest House No 4, inside the Grand Hyatt GoaAbout the Memorable Couple Sailing in Goa:The sun-lit sky, the smell of the ocean water, the cool breeze, and the glistening water for as far as the eyes can see - exploring Goa while sailing is one of the most memorable experiences that you can have with your partner. An absolute fascinating trip, this ride takes you through the beautiful Arabian sea and also gives you the chance to stimulate and take control over the boat while learning more about the sailing adventure. A truly offbeat way to spend time in Goa.Enjoy the premium quality equipment and high-speed boats in your private space without crowds around you. Savour snacks onboard, relax with the sound of the sea, and celebrate your special moments in the sea. This sailing trip offers many types of boating experiences like laser fun boat, Dart 16, Laser Bahia, Neil Pryde windsurfers, Hobie sea kayak, and moreIn order to ensure utmost safety and security, you shall be supported with an imported life jacket, hand sanitizer along with spec tie and helmets. A dedicated space shall also be rendered to you for washing or changing purpose. You will also enjoy the guidance and support of highly qualified instructors so that you encounter no obstacles during the tour.Suitable for: CouplesHow to reach:The Grand Hyatt is around 7 KM from Goa city centre and can be easily reached using any private or public transportation.Note:Minimum 2 persons are required to book this activity.You are required to reach the activity location 30 mins prior to your activity time slot.
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Simply WOW!! Quite a thrillophilic journey with immensely warm hospitality, perfect planned schedules and of course amazing travel. As planned we were picked up @7 in the morning and were taken to the falls which happens to be around 100 kms. Bus they provide are very comfortable and AC will also be sufficient to beat the heat of sultry Goa. We also covered a landmark church of Goa enroute. They will give you around 15 20 mins to get that holy feel. Once we reached the venue we were given time to have breakfast, meanwhile the guide arranged tickets for the whole group and settled us up in the bolero which takes you from there further. It was again a Splendid journey of 45 mins through mahavir national park where you will cross several streams also. Pure off roading and adventurous experience. From the parking u have to walk for 5 mins to finally reach the destination which, you undoubtedly will feel deserving enough to have travelled for. Such a sublime scene and cool clear water with fishes around you will quench all the tiredness you might have had after traveelinh to several beaches. You get around 1.5 hours in total after final parking out of which for bathing you will get around 45 mins. Caution : please travel with good non slippery shoes as the rocks are too slippery and carelessness might get fatal. No worries though, you wont drown as they will provide you with life jackets so a good news for non swimmers. Post bath again you will be taken back and be served with complimentary lunch in goan style which is quite palatable. Then a short spice plantation tour followed by a return drop to the reapective pick up points. The trip will end in North Goa around 6 evening. ps : If you have time on your goa trip, do visit this place and thrillophilia is definitely a good option to consider coz it will wave off your trip organisational headache.
03 February 2020
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Superb cycling experience, it was just the 3 of us including the guide and we were able to complete the trip real fast. The bird sanctuary is where we took most of the pics. We went off road through the forest area as well and we could find the railway lines located there. Couple of steep ups and downs which made cycling challenging. The total distance would be 30 kms. Best I've ever cycled
An unforgettable experience for me. For the first time got a chance to get into snorkeling and see the marine life. Thanks alot guys for an amazing experience.
12 December 2015
Excellent
A well planned and executed sightseeing trip. Good for family tourists like us. We visited some of the famous beaches and churches of Goa. It was nice experience overall.
06 December 2019
Excellent
Goa is famous for its beaches and its parties but amid all the chaos of Goa, this is one soul-soothing experience. This a must-do activity and should be part of any goa itinerary. A 01-hour long cruise journey will give you immense memories.
18 February 2021
Abeer Arsiwala Cycling at Chorao Island
Excellent
Had an amazing morning with the best people! Rohan and his team are amazing hosts and if you are looking to cycle along scenic views and connect with some good folks- you should definitely try this!
"good trip....dudhsagar was good, lunch provided was too good, spice plantation was not that good as I come from kerala all are same spices what i see at home, so was not that great for me.... overall its a good experience.. "
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02 February 2021
Excellent
Well worth the experience!
29 January 2021
Excellent
It was a good experience overall. The photographer assigned was very friendly and knowledgeable. We have received few amazing pictures. It took us around 3 hours to complete the photo shoot and we enjoyed a lot. We travelled in the assigned vehicle which proved to be time saving. Definitely worth the money.

People Also Ask About Goa Things To Do

  1. What kind of activities I can do in Goa?

    Goa is one of the best holiday destinations in India and hence there are a variety of activities to interest you here. Some of these can be listed as follows:

    • Water Sports
    • Trekking and Hiking
    • Local sight seeing
    • Local Shopping
    • Sunbathing at beaches
    • Adventure Sports Activities
    • Dolphin Spotting
    • Cruising
    • Visiting Casinos
    • Camping
    • Fishing
  2. What all adventure activities I can do in Goa?

    Despite being a small state, Goa has multiple adventure activities to excite you. Some of them are:

     

    • White water rafting in Mandovi river
    • Nightlife at Club Cubana and Club LPK
    • Snorkelling at Bogmalo Beach
    • Adventure trek to Dudhsagar falls
    • Dolphin viewing at Mobor beach
    • Shopping on the streets of Baga and Calangute
    • Scuba Diving at Grande Islands
    • Hot Air Balloon rides on Assolda grounds
    • Cruising in the Arabian Sea
    • Sailing in the secluded beach Palolem
    • Kayaking and coracle boat ride in Dandeli
  3. What all water sports I can do in Goa?

    You can enjoy the following water sports in Goa-

    • Jet Ski rides at famous beaches like Candolim, Baga and Vagator
    • Ringo Rides can be best enjoyed at Pindul Cave
    • Water Skiing at Mobor beach
    • Wakeboarding at Baga Beach
    • Windsurfing at Dona Paula
    • Scuba diving at Mobor beach
    • Kite surfing at Morjim
    • Snorkeling at Grand Island and Bogmalo beach
    • Water rafting in Mhadei river
    • Fishing in Dona Paula
    • Winch-boat parasailing at Mobor Beach
    • Bumpy banana ride at famous beaches like Baga, Calangute, Anjuna and Vagator
  4. Can a non-swimmer do water activities in Goa?

    Yes, a non swimmer can absolutely undertake snorkelling, scuba diving, surfing, sailing or any other water sports activities. None of these water sports require an individual to swim. They work on different principles and the understanding of these factors is necessary. In case of an emergency, a swimmer and a non swimmer are at equal risk The best way to be secured is to adhere to all safety measures and precautions beforehand.

  5. Which is the best time to visit Goa?

    The best time to visit Goa is from the months between October to February as this period has many celebrations like Christmas and New Years going on and the state experiences many parades and carnivals. However, this time is also the costliest time to be in Goa as rates of accommodation, transport etc becomes double the price due to an increased demand. On the other hand, the months of June to September are also considered as a great time to visit Goa as well as the state looks like a beautiful painting during the rains. As many tourists avoid rains, this time is when you can incur accommodation, flights and overall expenses at half the price than usual.

  6. What is the ideal duration for a holiday in Goa if I want to do various activities?

    The ideal duration for a holiday in Goa is 10 to 15 days. Within this span, an individual will have enough time to undertake all activities like watersports like snorkeling, sailing, jet skiing, scuba diving etc and adventure activities like trekking, hiking, quad biking and many more. You can also cover sightseeing to various places like Aguada fort, Chapora fort, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Dudhsagar Falls and others.

  7. Which are the top attractions for sightseeing in Goa?

    Following places can be considered as the best places for sightseeing in Goa. They depict the Goan culture and are great spots for tourists to explore

    • Pandava cave complex and Arvalem waterfalls- Well maintained caves to take a break from beaches. Arvalem waterfalls is located closeby.
    • Dudhsagar Falls- Closest to the nature
    • Ashwem and Arossim Beach- Secluded beaches away from the crowd
    • Mollem National Park- Home to several species of wild cats, a wide variety of birds, snakes and butterflies
    • Fontainhas - A Portuguese settlement built during the Portuguese reign in Goa
    • Calangute beach- Most popular and largest beach in Goa
    • Fort Aguada- A well-preserved 17 century Portuguese fort
    • Deltin Royale Casino boat- Largest casino boat in Panjim
    • Chapora fort- For beautiful views of the Chapora river
    • Basilica of Bom Jesus- UNESCO World Heritage site
  8. Is it worth visiting Goa for a honeymoon? What activities can honeymooners do in Goa?

    The best way to spend your honeymoon would be by indulging in the following activities:

    • A romantic walk on the beach
    • Discover the Latin Quarter of Fontainhas
    • Visit the location of the tragic love story of Dona Paula de Menezes
    • Go for a romantic dinner on cruise
    • Go for a couple massage and spa
    • Spend the night on a houseboat
    • Do some sky-gazing
    • Do some crazy adventure activities together
    • Dive in the sea together
  9. Is Goa a good holiday destination for a family?

    Goa is a destination that has something for everybody. Families can have some of the best time in Goa. You can start by booking a villa, preferably with a pool where the entire family can stay together and take a dip in the pool or water volleyball. As Goa has plenty of stay options, finding one shouldn’t be a problem. Next, you can engage in water sport activities like scuba diving, parasailing and banana rides to tease the one cousin who runs away from it! Next, you can hire cars that again, are easily available to go for some sightseeing tours to places like chapora fort, aguada fort, baga beach, anjuna beach etc. There are enough things to do in Goa that makes it a good holiday destination for a family to make some great memories.

  10. Where can I do Scuba Diving and Snorkelling in Goa and what will be the cost?

    Best Scuba Diving and Snorkelling can be enjoyed at Grande Islands. Here, the underwater visibility is brilliant that makes these two activities a once in a lifetime experience. Make sure you undertake the necessary safety measures as instructed by your scuba diving and snorkeling guide or expert. Scuba diving costs approximately INR 3000 for a 30 minute underwater dip while snorkeling costs INR 1500 for a 15 minute underwater dip.

  11. Can I do kayaking in Goa? How much it will cost me? Where can I do it?

    Yes, there are a number of locations to choose from for Kayaking in Goa. All these locations are beautiful and make your experience fun filled. Kayaking in Goa usually happens in the backwaters of the Goan rivers and cost you around INR 500 to 700 per head.

     

    Below are some of the best spots for Kayaking in Goa

    • Aguada River
    • Sylvan Siridao
    • Chorao
    • Nerul Creek or Spike’s river
    • Bat Island
    • Mobor beach
    • Bambolim
    • Calangute-Baga stretch
    • Candolim
    • Zuari
    • Chicalim
    • Vasco da Gama
    • Mandovi
    • Sal backwaters
  12. Which all waterfalls can I see in Goa?

    When you talk about waterfalls in Goa, the first name to strike your mind are the beautifully mesmerising Dudhsagar falls. Some of the waterfalls in Goa that are absolutely worth seeing are:

    • Dudhsagar Waterfalls
    • Netravali Waterfalls
    • Harvalem Waterfalls
    • Bamanbudo Waterfalls
    • Arvalem Falls
    • Sada Falls
    • Kuskem Falls
    • Tambdi Falls
    • Kesarval Falls
    • Hivre Falls
  13. Which places are best for trekking in Goa?

    Goa has some locations full of rugged terrains. These turn out to be great spots for trekkers providing them a fun, thrilling ride full of an adrenaline rush. Some of the famous trekking places in Goa are:

     

    • Mainapi Waterfalls- This is one of the most scenic such sites in the Western Ghats.The  the trail here passes through dense forest and goes past gushing streams.
    • Dudhsagar Falls- Probably the most visited trekking spot, Dudhsagar falls is mesmerizingly beautiful. As the torrential water falling down the cliff looks like milk, this place is called Dudhsagar.
    • Ravan Dongor Peak- Situated at an elevation of around 3000 feet above sea level, this peak is considered to be the third highest peak in Goa. It offers the an amazing view of two wildlife sanctuaries from atop it
  14. Can I do river rafting in Goa? Is it safe?

    River rafting in Goa is a thrilling ride. It can be best enjoyed in river Mhadei that stretches across a total of 10 km. This river offers rapids ranging between 2 and 3 which is great for a first timer. The best time to enjoy rafting here is from July to September during monsoon when the river is overflowing with rainwater. Individuals aged 12 or above can participate in this activity which is completely safe if done with all precautions. Make sure you use the correct gear and this activity is safe to participate in.

  15. Can I do a cycling tour of Goa? Which places are good for cycling?

    Yes, a cycling tour in Goa is perfectly ideal to explore the state from its interiors. Many travel companies offer such cyling tours that take you through different parts of Goa. However, if you plan to have your private cycling expedition...here’s where you should head:

     

    • Miramar - To cover places like Taleigao Church, St. Cruz Church, Fontainhas Bylanes, Old GMC, Kala Academy, Adil Shah Palace, Panjim Church, and Ferry Point.

     

    • Divar Island - To explore  old world charm of ancient dwelling of Old Goa along with the massive Mandovi river.

     

    • Royal Road - To explore  Velha along with the quaint village of Batim and then ending at Oratorian Convent, the headquarters of the Blessed Fr Jose Vaz

     

    • Bridges of Bardez - To explore the less traveled streets of Goa starting from  O Coqueiro circle at Porvorim and then heading to the villages of Moira, Nachinola and Aldona.

     

    • Chorao - To explore the Goan village of Aldona and historical fort of Corjuem along with Corjuem Church and Ravalnath temple
  16. Which beaches are must visit in Goa?

    Here is a list of top beaches in Goa. These are beautiful, well maintained and have attracted tourists for years:

     

    North Goa

    • Kerim Beach -  The northernmost beach of Goa that has an Old Portuguese Fort and a 17th century church and is located close to Tiracol fort. It is peaceful and an unexplored beach with a calm shore.
    • Arambol - This is considered to be one of the best beaches in Goa as it is well maintained and less explored.
    • Mandrem - Mandrem is of the most beautiful beaches of North Goa where you can go for a dolphin spotting ride.
    • Morjim - Morjim is one of most secluded beaches in North Goa. Here, you can spot a large variety of birds and Olive Ridley Turtles, hillocks and good food.
    • Chapora - The white sand along with black lava rocks plus the Chapora fort overlooking the sea makes a beautiful sight.



    Central Goa

    • Miramar - Miramar beach is located 3 km south-west of Panaji and is a very popular beach amongst locals as well as tourist.
    • Dona Paula - This place has Water Sports, Harbour, Rocky shores and so much more. It is   located just 6 km south-west of Panaji.
    • Siridao - A paradise for sea shell collectors, this beach has a rocky and sandy beach and it’s most famous attraction is the Chapel of Jesus of Nazareth.



    South Goa

    • Colva  - This beautiful beach is famous for its romantic evenings, great seafood and the most happening nightlife in South Goa.
    • Benaulim -  This beach has good food, local markets, and is particularly famous for bullfighting events that take place here.
    • Cavelossim Beach - Once you’re here, you can relax on this white sand and black lava rocks and beach shacks eat Goan dishes and Seafood, gin watersports and shop at the local markets. You can also go for dolphin spotting trips here.
  17. Where is Grand Island in Goa? What is special about it?

    Grande island is located few kilometers westward from Mormugao peninsula which is situated in South Goa. You can get there only using water transportation. This island is an ideal spot for anybody who is interested in having the best scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing and diving experience. Experienced and professional divers like to dive near the “Davy Jones Locker” sunken ship far away from this island and the sunken British 135-meter vessel “Suzy” which can be found just a few stones' throw away. Moreover, it a picturesque, interesting and breathtakingly beautiful place.

  18. What sort of activities are enjoyable for children in Goa?

    Kids can indulge in a number of activities like banana ride, kayaking, and swimming in Goa. Usually, the minimum age required to participate in other adventure activities is 12 years but kids of below age can also have fun in Goa provided necessary safety measures are taken beforehand. You can smartly choose beaches like Palolem and Patnem that have calm and shallow waters that ensure the safety of kids while they undertake any adventure activity.

  19. Where can I do paragliding in Goa? How much is the cost of paragliding?

    Arambol should be your ideal choice if you’re wanting to enjoy the activity of paragliding in Goa. The Sweetwater Lake here is a beautiful launching point that makes your ride in the air worth the experience. The endless sky and sea captivate your mind but you are neither touching the sky nor the water, instead you are sailing between the two most beautiful elements. The wonderful view of the mountains and plains capture your eyes and the accompanying long shoreline of the pristine beach mesmerises your soul. The best time for paragliding here is between the time of late September and early June.

    Some of the other places for this activity are-
    Colva beach and Anjuna beach

    This activity costs approximately INR 2000 for a 10 minutes ride.

  20. Can I do canoeing in Goa? Where can I do it? Is it safe?

    Canoeing is an activity similar to kayaking that requires you to paddle a light and narrow boat. It is completely safe activity and can be found in the following beaches of Goa.

    • Morjim
    • Vasco de Gama
    • Bardez
    • Mormugao
    • Baga
    • Arpora
  21. Which wildlife sanctuaries are famous in Goa? How much is the cost of safari?

    Goa has so much more to offer than just beaches and nightlife. The state has some of the most beautiful wildlife sanctuaries. On your next trip to Goa, you should definitely consider visiting the below wildlife sanctuaries that are famous throughout India.

     

    • Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Location: Ponda region

     

    • Molem Wildlife sanctuary
    • Location: Sanguem region
    •  Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Location: Canacona Taluka, South Goa

     

    • Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Location: Sattari Taluka near Valpoi town

     

    • Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Location: Sanguem Taluka of Eastern Goa
  22. What sort of Cruise activities can be done in Goa?

    A cruise ride comes with a number of entertainment factors. There are musical, dance performances organised by the company to keep people on board engaged. A variety of food and drinks are served to take care of your hunger needs. Similarly, several games may also be organised for crowd engagement. Other than this, usually cruises have a dance floor where you can drop your hair down and groove to the beats of the DJ. Casino Cruises have casino games that keep people occupied and entertained.

  23. Where can I watch dolphins in Goa?

    The Arabian sea in Goa offers a number of water activities. One of them is dolphin spotting. You can get on one of these rides that take you deep into the sea and offer joyful views of dolphins dancing in the water. The best places to spot dolphins in Goa are-

     

    • Palolem beach
    • Coco Beach
    • Cavelossim Beach
    • Sinquerim Beach
    • Morjim Beach
    • Varca

    Cost Per Person: Rs. 200 approx

  24. Which are the best restaurants of Goa? What cuisines are a must try?

    Goa being a tourist destination has  a number of eateries, hotels and restaurants. It is very difficult to choose a few amongst so many yummy serving places. When in Goa, you should definitely try out the local Goan food. Don’t miss eating “Chicken Xacuti” which is chicken curry made of coconut. It tastes great and you will love it!

     

    Here are a few best of the best restaurants that serve a variety of Goan cuisine -

     

    • For Best Traditional Goan Restaurant
    • Casual- Bhatti Village
    • Where: Bhatti Waddo, Nerul, Goa
    • Cost for 2: Rs 500
    • Fine Dine- Mum’s Kitchen

     

    • Where: 854, Martins Building, Dayanand Bandodkar Street, Panaji
    • Cost for 2: Rs 1700

     

    • Hotel Venite
    • Where: 31st, January Road, Altinho, Panjim
    • Cost for 2: Rs 1000

     

    • For Best Portuguese style Goan Restaurant

     

    • Casual- Viva Panjim

     

    • Where: Bhatti Waddo, Nerul, Goa
    • Cost for 2: Rs 800

     

    • Fine Dine- The Beach House

     

    • Where: The Beach House, Calangute
    • Cost for 2: Rs 800

     

    • For Best European Dishes

     

    • A Reverie

     

    • Where: Holiday Street, Gauravaddo, Calangute
    • Cost for 2: Rd 1000
  25. What sort of nightlife I can experience in Goa?

    Goa has a fun filled nightlife. Though it is the smallest state, it has some of the most exciting nightlife options in the country. The dizzy neon lights, great music and delicious food make up your night and create the perfect ambiance. It has an infusion of varieties and has something for everyone to do at night. You can party till your drop, try your luck at the casinos or have a beachside bonfire night. Here’s a glimpse of what you can enjoy at night in Goa-

     

    • Chill at the beach shacks
    • Try your luck at the casinos
    • Cruising all night
    • Party hard in the discos and clubs
    • Bars and pubs for the ones who wish to get high!
    • Night Flea markets for the shopaholics
    • Silent Noise Parties
    • Star gazing all night long!
  26. What are drinking, smoking and drug laws in Goa?

    Goa is a relaxed destination but there are certain laws you need to follow on your trip to Goa…

     

    • Remember, drugs are illegal!
    • Sometimes, drug dealers have a setting with the local police. They sell you drugs and simultaneously report to the police who then get you into a big trouble!

     

    • The legal age for drinking in Goa is 18 years. Make sure you don’t booze if you’re younger than that in order to not land in the juvenile jail.

     

    • Smoking, chewing of tobacco and spitting in public places can land you behind bars in Goa.
  27. Which all places are good for yoga and meditation in Goa?

    Surprising to many, Goa is one of the most popular places for a yoga vacation.  After your dip in the sea and partying all night, here’s where you can head for some rejuvenation-

     

    • Little Cove Yoga Holiday Retreat
    • Location: Aguada beach
    • Rates:  Start from INR 2200 ($35) per person per day

     

    • Bamboo Yoga Retreat
    • Location: Patnem beach
    • Rates:  Start from INR 1900 ($30) per person per day

     

    • Kranti Yoga Village Beach Resort
    • Location: Patnem beach
    • Rates: Starts from INR 1500 ($25) per night for one person and INR 2800($45) per night for two people.
  28. Which places are good for shopping in Goa? What must I buy from Goa?

    Goa is a hub of tourist destinations and one reason that makes it so is its contribution as a shopping destination. From junk jewellery and gothic accessories to hippie clothing from shell and bamboo work to  brassware and terracotta, from cashewnuts and Goan sausages to feni and bebinca to; you will find anything and everything in Goa! All you need to do is...keep those eyes wide open!

     

    • Flea Market Baga And Anjuna
    • Chapora Fish Market
    • Tibetan Markets
    • Mapusa's Friday Market
    • Anjuna's Wednesday Flea Market
    • Calangute Market Square
    • Saturday Night Bazaar at Arpora
  29. How much it will cost me if want to rent a bike in Goa?

    Renting a vehicle in Goa is really, really simple and convenient You will find a board in literally every corner of the road end with a contact number on it. The locals here give out their vehicles on rent and the best part is...they don’t even charge a deposit.
    The cost of a two wheeler scooty will be INR 200 to 300 while a bike will cost you INR 350 to 500. A four wheeler car should cost you anywhere between INR 1000 to 2000 per day.

  30. Can we go for spice plantation tour in Goa? What is so special about spice plantation in Goa?

    India is often referred to as “the land of spices” and Goa proudly contributes to this title. A spice plantation tour in Goa lets you appreciate our country in its natural habitat. It is the perfect way to educate ourselves, know the eco-friendly life and have some fun at the same time! The speciality about spice plantations in Goa is that sme of them are exclusively grown in Goa. You can be a part of this habitat and understand how these spices are grown and processed. Such tours let you discover Indian hospitality and give you the taste of Indian agriculture.

  31. Which is the best time to enjoy festivals and carnivals in Goa? Which are some famous festivals in Goa?

    The best time to enjoy festivals and carnivals in Goa is from the month of October till the month of February. These months see many celebrations...right from Christmas to New Year’s, famous international music festivals to local parades. The yearly carnival of Goa is also held around the month of February. So if you want to be a part of Goa festivals, carnivals and parades...you should be here in these months.