Must Things to Do in Goa
Water Sports at Baga Beach
Performed under the professional’s supervision, the watersports are not only safe but extremely thrilling. You can either opt for a single activity or a complete package of exciting activities such as jetski, banana ride, boat ride, and Bumper ride that adds more adventure and fun to your trip.
Price: ? 1,199 per adult
Timing: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Scuba Diving at Grand Island
Experience the life of a mermaid and make acquaintance with turtles, reefs, and exotic plants, fishes, and a lot more. A PADI instructor will brief you about the dos and don'ts of Scuba diving. Thus, you can explore rip-roaring adventures without any worries.
Price: ? 1,399 per Adult
Timing: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Mandovi River Cruise
If you love enjoying the sunsets and sightseeing, then the Mandovi River cruise experience is all you need. It is a perfect way to ease off the stress and relax amidst water. Explore the serenity around in its untamed form with a glass of wine, some music, and the best delicacies, as you sail through the mangroves.
Price: ? 449 Per Adult
Timing: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Have Fun at Dudhsagar Falls
An irresistible tourist destination in Goa is Dudhsagar Falls, a four tiered waterfall located on the Mandovi River. It lies 60 kilometers away from Panaji. It is one of the tallest waterfalls in India with a height of 310 meters and an average width of 30 meters. It is protected by the famous Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park among the Western Ghats.
The tourists arrive here find it stunning due to the presence of the thick deciduous forests with a rich biodiversity. The monsoon is the most favourite climate for many tourists when the waterfalls become abundantly overjoyed with the gushing water. There are two routes to reach the falls; one starting from Kulem as trekking and then there is the jeep trail till the bottom of the waterfall and the second one is via the railway track.
Dudhsagar waterfalls trek is the major activity adventure seekers love to do in Goa. Dudhsagar rail stop is the one near to the falls which does not show you a proper platform and you have to climb down the steep ladder of the rail compartment to walk about a kilometer on the track to reach the falls. A 200 meter train tunnel exhibits the biggest challenge by imposing the dark tunnel that makes your walk bit tougher.
Best time to visit: monsoon and soon after monsoon are the best time to visit the falls.
Entry fee: the forest department charges an entry fee Rs. 20 for the visitors entering the premises and if you carry a camera or professional camera, the charges will vary as Rs.300 and Rs.5000 respectively.
Roam at Tito's Street
Goa is India’s favourite party place. Therefore, you simply have to visit one of the many clubs scattered around Goa on your visit there. Tito’s Street is one of the best clubs you can visit. Tito’s Street, named after the street it is located on, is a club that attracts a lot of crowd especially because of its prime location and its top-notch service. Baga beach, where the club is located, is a party hub so it is no wonder that loads of tourists find their way to Tito’s Street after sundown.
The club is known for its excellent services and this compensates amply for the slightly overpriced tags on drinks and food. The place is made up of two levels: the lower level is a dance floor with a separate dance space for couples; the upper level allows people to sit and watch the activity below while enjoying their food and drinks. The DJ is reckoned to be very good and you’re sure to get in some soul-pumping dancing on your visit.
There are various entry vouchers which have complimentary services included. The vouchers begin from Rs. 1000/-. Their security is also among the best which is very important in a party-climate like Goa’s. It does not matter whether you go during in or off-season. Tito’s Street is an exciting place to party in Goa all year round. Their cocktails are the talk of the town, so make sure you try them out. Nonetheless, even if you aren’t looking to drink, Tito’s Street is one of the places to visit in Goa for youngsters.
Head over to Tito’s Street if you want a great experience which is worth your time and your money.
Timings: 6 pm to 3 am
Location: Tito’s Street, Baga Beach, North Goa
Entry Fee (Couples and Stag):
-Rs. 1000/- for two.
-Free entry for ladies.
-Rs. 2000/- stag entry
Paragliding in Anjuna
Enjoying a 360° panorama of the enchanting beauty of Goa from about 1000 ft. over the ground is something that you cannot miss. With proper safety and guidance, one can just focus on the thrilling adventure and let the fear vanish while experiencing the most magnificent views by paragliding in Anjuna.
Price: ? 3,199 per Adult for 10 minutes flight
Timing: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Hot Air Balloon Ride
The boarding point for the balloon ride is a football ground and is wide enough to perfectly assist the elevated flight. A professional guide and a brief instructive session conducted previous to the ride promise you a fearless and outstanding experience.
Price: ? 9,499 per Adult
Timing: 6:45 AM to 8:30 AM
Try Your Luck at Casino Cruise
The gaming section includes American Roulette, Andar Bahar, Poker, Baccarat, Teen Patti, and Sic Bo with the western impression. Enjoying the pleasure of gaming at this off-shore casino is one of the fun activities to do in Goa that offers dance, music, and DJ night as an add-on.
Price: 3,500 per Adult for FNB Premium and ? 4,500 for FNB VIP
Timing: 24/7 operational
Party at Sinq Nightclub
The poolside deck dishes include Goan delicacies, barbeques, and European cuisine that will satiate your palate and offer a treat to your taste buds. A perfect place for party lovers, the club has everything that will turn your boring night into the most fun one. Partying at Sinq Nightclub is a must-do thing in Goa. The location of the club is easily accessible from Baga Beach via private or public transport.
Price: ? 500 per Adult
Timing: 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Parasailing at Calangute Beach
Experience the adrenaline rush and fill yourself with excitement and thrill by paragliding at Calangute Beach. Due to the change in weather conditions, the timings of this activity change often, thus it is at all times advisable to book a session beforehand.
Price: ? 730 per Adult
Timing: 11:30 AM to 03:30 PM
Height: Up to 25 ft.
Bungee Jumping at Mayem Lake
The thrill comes from the free-falling and the rebound. If you are a thrill-seeker then bungee jumping should be at the top of your bucket list. The joy of falling from extreme height is enough to get a chill down your spine.
Price: ? 2,699 per Adult
Visit Dil Chahta Hai Fort
If you have a keen interest in history, the historical aspects of this fort will leave you amazed as this fort had great importance during the Bijapur Sultanate being their center of power. Embark the refreshing trip to this fort and create memories to cherish forever.
Timing: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Houseboat Sunset Trip
The Malvani food offered on the boat exhilarates your taste buds and satisfies your appetite. The cruise is suitable for people of all age groups and you can experience hassle-free and relaxing houseboat cruising sessions.
Price: ? 1,999 per Adult
Timing: 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Go for a Romantic Couple Photoshoot
You can get as many photographs as you want during a booked session of photoshoot. Also, you will receive the edited social media stories and more than 25 edited pictures that will make your social media feed even more fascinating.
Best Shoot Timing: 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Visit Spice Plantation
Visit The Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception
The Portuguese culture influences the travelers, and the serenity of the place makes the trip even more divine. The church is 2.4 KM from Panaji and is easily accessible via private or public transportation. Apart from all the recreational activities, the visit to this church is one of the must do things in Goa.
Price: ? 10 per Adult
Timing: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, 3 PM to 5:30 PM
Experience Trance Party at Curlies
The weekly trance parties and electro beach parties are hosted by Curlies throughout the year. The trance music along with an exclusive trance set at Curlies are unlike anywhere else. The shack is truly a hotspot of trance lovers. The menu at Curlies offers a variety of delicacies, including drinks.
Price: ? 1,000 per Adult
Timing: 8:30 AM to 3:00 AM
Visit Anjuna Flea Market
The handworks, unique jewellery, and the hippie costumes are the ultimate souvenirs of Goa. The place is truly a paradise for shopping lovers. To add fun to your shopping, you can enjoy the entertaining activities performed in the crowd. To experience it in a full-fledged manner, it is advisable to have a visit in the evening.
Season: November to April
Timing: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (only on Wednesdays)
Have Breakfast at Britto’s
The impressive menu offers some high-end drinks to make your breakfast wholesome. Karaoke, live music, and live sports screening are some ongoing activities of the bar to maintain the vibe. A separate smoking area is a great relief for those who do not want to indulge in it. Having breakfast at Britto’s is one of the best things to do in Goa for food lovers.
Approximate Price: ?1200 for two Adults
Timing: 08:30 AM to 12:00 AM
Try Cashew Nut Fenny
This unique drink’s distinct and tart taste might feel overwhelming to some, but this doesn't contribute to a hangover. In Goa, getting this local organic drink at a low price should not come as a surprise. Trying the delicious cashew nut fenny will add a unique and enjoyable experience to your trip.
Availability: Throughout the year
Adventure Things to Do in Goa
Snorkeling at Grande Island
The sight of beautiful dolphins in their natural habitat makes the sightseeing even more cascading and majestic. The island is in direct control of the government authorities, and the prices of the water sports are also competitive to make your decision pocket-friendly.
Price: ? 999 per Adult in a 15 members batch
Timing: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (Every day)
Kayaking at Baga Creek
To munch something while you are enjoying your ride, refreshments are provided by the authorities that are included in your package. The clear water of the adjacent Sea offers breathtaking views. You may even spot some fascinating aquatic animals.
Price: ? 549 per Adult
Timing: 09.00 AM to 05.30 PM
Experience The Joy of Sailing in Goa
Sailing allows you to adore the gushing waves of the sea. You can indulge in thrilling activities such as Kayaking, crab catching, and fishing as you continue sailing. The astounding beauty of the sea will fill your heart with joy and tranquillity.
Price: ? 3,700 per Adult
Timing: 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Scuba at Malvan
Tranquil and poised tides on the seawater give a soothing feel. The Scuba diving session lasts for up to 10-15 minutes and within 10 feet of deep water. Scuba diving has evolved as the most fun adventure sport which is non-competitive but extremely thrilling.
Price: ? 1,499 per Adult
Timing: 07.30 AM to 05.30 PM
Season: September to May
Learn Surfing at Morjim Beach
In this activity, one can learn how to ride on the sea waves and enjoy the fun session of cutting and traversing through the sudden water currents. A trainer is usually present there who has been certified for the surfing methodologies. Learning to surf under the supervision of someone is safe as well as quick.
Price: ? 3,000 per Adult
Timing: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Session: Duration: 1 Hour
Windsurfing at Bambolim Beach
This watersport practice requires great agility and physical fitness as the activity is challenging and provides you with some provides exotic manoeuvres such as jumping which make it extremely exciting. If you are concerned about what to do in Goa, Windsurfing comes up as the ultimate option for a fun and adventurous session.
Price: ? 4,900 per Adult (Minimum)
Timing: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Session Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Things to Do in Goa at Night
Have Fun at Hammers Night Club
This luxurious nightclub also houses a rooftop restaurant and a thematic bar to give you the real vibe and feel of Goa. Partying at this riverside club complements your Goan trip adventure and adds the much required fun.
Approximate Price: ? 4,000 for two people
Party Timing: 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM
Candle Light Dinner at Baga Beach
The amazing seafood of Goa with the cool and soothing breeze from the Arabian Sea offers an astounding experience to your date night. Goa offers some exciting places, restaurants and cafes that organize candlelight dinner.
Approximate Price: ? 1,400 per couple
Timing: 04:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Chill at LPK Nightclub
Delicious food and drinking liquor with a riverfront view are some of the greatest highlights of Love Passion Karma nightclub. The cost of the beverages that you order is included in the entry fee. So, enjoy the cool breeze, vibrant ambiance, and a fun party with your friends or partner here.
Approximate Price: ? 1,700 per couple
Party Timing: 04:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Visit Big Daddy Casino
You also get to taste the yummy food accompanied with Goan vibes. For entertainment purposes, one can find artists performing different activities all the time. The place creates a fantastic blend of extraordinary gaming and high living experience.
Approximate Price: ? 2,500 per Adult
Timing: 07:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Mandovi Dinner Cruise
The 3 hours tour on the cruise includes dinner and some entertainment activities like dance, musical performances, and games. At dinner, some delicious food options are offered accompanied by desserts such as Bebinca, Kulkuls, and Patoleo that come with a unique Goan touch.
Approximate Price: ? 1,400 per Adult in a 60 members batch
Timing: 07:30 PM to 10:30 PM (Every day)
Clubbing at Shiva Valley Goa
Trance music is the specialty of Shiva Valley club that might give you a psychedelic vibe in the wee hours. The place gives you an astounding feeling and adds great memories to your trip.
Approximate Price: ? 1,000 per couple
Timing: 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM (timing varies depending on the days)
Party at Club Cubana
A place just right for those startling weekend vibes, the Party at Club Cubana promises an enthralling night to its guests. Perched on the hilltop under the starlit sky, this club serves just right to the blazing nightlife of Goa for the creatures of the night to descend in the gates as the sun sets in. You can see the club hem-packed with party aphrodites grooving and twirling on the exotic beats of the renowned DJs from all around the world.
Not just a groovy bashment, Party at Club Cubana is one of the chic clubs that feature a wood-fired pizza oven, beach-style cabanas, loungers, a jacuzzi, a swimming pool, an indoor dance floor, and sparking lights, rendering the house party vibes blended with luxury. Undoubtedly, hitting this club is one of the mandatory things to do in Goa.
Get the name of club Titos knocking in your head when you wish to party hard. One of the most rocking places to visit in north Goa, Titos allow everyone to dance like crazy, have drinks and mingle with friends and fellow travelers.
Moreover, it has not just one or two, but three branches in all over Goa, so that one may not be able to settle their night without partying in this nightclub. Seek the perfect ambiance with pop and Bollywood music at club Titos.
Location: Titos original at Baga Calangute, Titos Bollywood at Santa Vaddo and Titos club at Calangute.
Timings: Titos Original (8.00 AM to 3.00 PM), Titos Bollywood (9.00 PM to 3.00 AM) and Titos club (6.00 PM to 3.00 AM).
Entry fees: According to the event organized on a particular day
Distance from Panaji: 17.3 Kms
Partying at Hilltop Vagator Beach
If you happen to visit Vagator Beach, make sure that you dedicate one of your evenings to partying here.
Best Season: November to March
Offbeat Things to Do in Goa
The starting point of the ride is Tobacco Square and the ride ends at the Our Lady of Immaculate Conception church. To guide you through the tour a trained instructor accompanies you. All you need is a water bottle, sunglasses, and cycling shoes to embark on the refreshing tour.
Package Options: 90 Minutes, 3 Hours tour
Tour Timing: 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Cycling at Chorao Islands
While visiting the famous Sanctuary during the cycling journey, make sure you have your breakfast so that you can enjoy the flourishing biodiversity and adore beautiful birds with absolute energy. After covering the Chorao Island and Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary if the group allows and time permits, the astonishing Divar Island can also be included in the journey.
Price: ? 1,500 per Adult
Tour Timing: 07:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Explore Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary
Goa’s special and unique tourist spot is Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park located in the Western Ghats in Sanguem Taluk, Goa. It is a wide, 240 square kilometers large protected area situated near the town of Molem which has a lot of important temples and the famous Dudhsagar Falls. The protected area was known as Mollem Game Sanctuary and later in 1969, it was declared as a wildlife sanctuary and the name was changed to Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary.
The core area inside that covers around 107 square kilometers was declared as Mollem National Park in 1978. The most pristine greenery is located inside the park and that is classified as West Coast tropical evergreen forests, West Coast semi evergreen forests and moist deciduous forests. Also, the sanctuary houses several perennial water sources that act as the major water provider to the park and the nearby areas.
There are a huge variety of animal species and bird species living in harmony inside the sanctuary. Mammals include black panther, Bengal tiger, barking deer, common langur, flying squirrel, gaur, Malabar giant squirrel, porcupine, leopards, bonnet macaque, civet and the bird family includes drongo, emerald dove, fairy bluebird, greater Indian hornbill, Indian black woodpecker, grey headed myna and many more. Along with them, there are different types of butterflies, reptiles, insects and similar species found inside the sanctuary.
Entry timings: 08:30 am to 04:00 pm on all days.
Entry fee: adults- Rs.20, child- Rs.5, still camera fee- Rs.30, video camera- Rs.150. For vehicles: two wheelrs- Rs. 40, cars- Rs. 120 and for mini buses it is Rs. 250.Location: NH 4A, Caranzol, Goa 403410.
Visit Verna Springs
Enveloped by dense jungle, this spring is located at the Verna Plateau, thus the name “Verna Springs”. Having a bath at Verna Springs is considered to be beneficial as the spring is believed to have some sort of healing power that can provide relief to joint pain, skin diseases, and other muscular issues. This place can also be an amazing location for couple photoshoots.
Best Season: June to September
Boat Ride to Butterfly Beach
Therefore, a boat ride over this beach will not only be relaxing but also joyful. The Boat ride over pristine water will overwhelm you and let you experience the beauty of nature closely. If you wish, you can explore other beaches near Butterfly Beach to experience the serene and magnificent waves.
Best Season: November to March
Best Timings: 06:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Stay at Shack at Palolem Beach
The stay at Palolem beach is comfortable and reviving, thus providing you a leisure time to sleep and relax after an exhausting day. While staying, you can enjoy so many water sports at this beach such as Windsurfing, Banana Ride, Paragliding, Kayaking, Paddling, etc.
Enjoy at Arambol Beach Carnival
Many artists from all corners of the world come and showcase their skills in different domains such as performing and creating arts. Even if you are not an artist or don't want to perform, you can still participate in the parade. Apart from the carnival, you can also join the Arambol Open Mic organized weekly to bring out your talent.
The festival is organized for 3 days and includes different sessions of performing artists. After Tomorrowland and Ultra, Sunburn is ranked at number 3 in the list of music festivals around the world and number 1 in Asia because of its spectacular energy.
Enjoy a Silent Party at Silent Noise Club
A large dance floor and an energetic disc jockey will make you groove and dance like never before. Different kinds of cuisine to delight your taste buds are available in the club menu. The place offers chilled vibes and a unique way to party. The ambience of the place will let you forget about everything and make you sway like never before.
Price: ? 600 per couple
Timing: 07:00 PM to 04:00 AM
Dolphin Tour at Candolim Beach
Open for the people of all age groups, this tour can be enjoyed with a group of friends as well as family. The evening time of the tour is mostly preferred as you also get a chance to experience the sunset.
Price: ? 250 per adult
Timing: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Other Things to Do in Goa
Visit Fort Aguada
Overlooking the vast expanse of the endless blue waters in front of it, Fort Aguada is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Goa. It receives a lot of tourist traffic all around the year as it makes for an excellent sightseeing attraction and also that it stands as a testimony to the glory of the Portuguese empire.
The fort was named Aguada which means water in Portuguese because of the presence of three freshwater springs inside and has been standing strong since the year 1612.
Price: No entry fee
Timings: 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM on all days of the week
Distance from Panaji: The Aguada Fort is located at a distance of around 18 km. from Panaji.
Location: Fort Aguada is located atop a hilltop near the mouth of the river Mandovi, on the Aguada-Siolim Road in Sinquerim (Candolim, Goa).
Explore Divar Island
The sightseeing of the marine culture and natural habitats would motivate you to explore the island more as it provides a heavenly experience. Salim Ali Wildlife Sanctuary near Divar Island is the best location to explore for bird watching in Goa. The tour organizer provides delicious food and soothing drinks to give your trip a picnic feel.
Price: ? 1,500 per adult
Timing: 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Visit Vagator Beach
If you love Bohemian culture and are looking to match your vibe then visiting Vagator Beach is one of the most relishing things to do in Goa. The retail shop organized at this beach offers unique artifacts to be purchased as a memory of your Goa trip. Enjoy shopping while strolling in the markets where you not only get pleasure but feel refreshed.
Bird Watching at Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
About 473 species of birds are showcased in this eco-friendly location. Named after Dr. Salim Moizuddin Ali, a true bird lover, this sanctuary was considered a national park in 1988. The flora and fauna are spread across the entire 108 square kilometer region that offers a soothing sightseeing and refreshing stroll.
Best Season: October to March
Timing: 06:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Explore The Bom Jesus Basilica
The place not only makes you feel the tranquility and serenity but also makes you witness ancient historical art. After all the partying and adventure, a visit to the place is a must for experiencing a soothing session at the end of your journey.
Best Season to visit: September to March
Spending Romantic Time at Dona Paula Beach
The beach is located at the confluence of two rivers namely Zuari and Mandovi. Adorned with palm trees, its coastline gives an extraordinary view up to the famous Mormugao Port. With serene landscapes and pristine waves, the place will fill you with joy and excitement.
Best Season to visit: November to February
Shopping at Mapusa Friday Market
The distance between the market and Panaji is about 13 kilometers and one can use both public and private transport to reach the market. The Market is covered with the fragrance wafting from food joints at local streets.You can enjoy the pleasure of shopping with your friends and family at Mapusa Friday Market.
Trekking at Todo Falls
Feel the real essence of nature at Todo Falls in Goa to add another exciting memory to your journey. The mesmerizing and cascading waterfalls lift your heart with joy and thrill. This picturesque location attracts many trekkers that love strolling amidst the stunning ecosystem. This place is surely a must visit if you adore the natural escapes.
Price: ? 3,000 per adult
Trek Timing: 08:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Trek to Lamgau Caves
The delicate structure of these caves is carved out on laterite which makes them appear more fascinating. These caves, apart from being a tourist destination, are also considered cultural sites by the locals. You get to witness the local people and their culture during the trek. The place offers an overwhelming experience overall so it's highly recommended to visit this place.
Water Sporting at Bat Island
This island is a perfect place for people who love to visit quiet and relaxing places and feel the solitude. Modern shacks at these islands are furnished with basic amenities for a homely feel. Strolling on the shore and listening to the serene sound of the waves is also an ultimate experience that you will cherish for a lifetime.
Price: ? 1,600 per adult
Sports Activity Timing: 07:30 AM to 06:00 PM