Goa is said to be the place to give you the love, excitement and entertainment you want spending your holidays. I was there with my family and stayed for a week. Goa is one of the best places to visit in India. I love Goa. There are lots of fun things to do in Goa. Yes, Goa is one among those destinations where there is a flock of tourists all the time. You would hardly hear people complaining of this place. Be it beaches, food or shopping, Goa will never disappoint you.

Best Time To Visit Goa? October to January

The most wonderful time pass staying in Goa can be enjoying the following activities and visiting some famous beaches and natural beauties. Here’s the list of things to see and do in Goa! I am sure, you are going to enjoy each and every bit of your holiday Goa.

Best things to do in Goa:

Located about 18 kms from Panjim Old Goa which is at the tip of peninsula and on the Arabian Sea, there is a massive and magnificent structure called Fort Aguada.

The Basilica of Bom Jesus which is 9 km from Panaji and it lies on the banks of Mandovi River in present Old Goa. It contains all the mortal remains of Goa’s patron saint, St. Francis Xavier and is another place to visit.

11+ Fun Things To Do In Goa + Best Places In Goa To Chill
11+ Fun Things To Do In Goa + Best Places In Goa To Chill

The elephants are another experience to make your day and your money get full benefit. The viewing of the most beautiful paradise while sitting in a wheelie bin is really awesome. The Vagator Beach is one of the loveliest and wonderful beaches in North Goa.It is lined all around with the palm trees and secluded coves where you can remain laid down and enjoy both your drink and the sea view which is so calm and placid. But at night the same beach comes to the life with the fun filled and gathering in the rave parties.

The Se cathedral which is built in the Portuguese-Gothic style has its exterior of the church in the Tuscan style while the interior is Corinthian style. The bell which is existing in the tower is known as ‘Golden Bell’.

Coco beach which lies directly across the Panaji lies in the mouth of the Nerul River on the Mandovi Estuary. Here also the scenic beauty is amazing with the tall palm trees standing around the sea.

If you are a science enthusiast, you can visit the Goa Science Centre too. It is situated in Panjim, Goa.

The Saturday night bazaar will make every one shopaholic which has all the varieties of garments, jewelries, dresses, ornaments, shoes and other fashionable items- very trendy and very western. The beach huts present near the beach will make you feel so romantic and relaxing. Laying comfortably and sipping your favorite drink and watching the waves of the sea going and coming is awesome.

 

Bogmalo is said to be the home to some of the cleanest beaches in Goa. You can visit Betalbatim Beach to spot few Dolphins or head to Hansa Beach which is owned by the Indian Naval Unit. Benaulim is popular for shacks. And you cannot refrain yourself from the seafood that the place serves. Yes, Goa and seafood are synonymous. And you needn’t wander here and there. Why experiment with places when there is the best place to explore the shacks and the seafood.

Goan Toddy? Heard about it? Want to visit the place where it was born? Majorda in Goa is famous for the local breads and Toddy. There are several restaurants that offers the best toddy. The breads are fresh and worth the try. You must be there in the early mornings. Yes, Goa has water sports and adventure sports to try out as well. Whether you are with your family or friends, Varca beach is a great tourist place to be there. You can para-sail or opt for jet skiing as well. Boating is a better option for people who do not want to try out adventurous activities.

If you want to just sit and relax, Cavelossim beach is the best option as it is away from the crowd and is very peaceful.

List of best beaches in Goa:

  1. Anjuna beach
  2. Colva beach
  3. Calanguta beach
  4. Baga beach
  5. Vagator beach
  6. Arambol beach
  7. Candolim beach
  8. Varca beach
  9. Morjim beach
  10. Cavelossim beach
  11. Mobor beach

List of best churches in Goa:

  1. Basilica of Bom Jesus
  2. Se Cathedral
  3. Church of St Francis of Assisi
  4. Immaculate Conception Church
  5. St Alex Church
  6. Mae De Deus Church
  7. Church of St Cajetan
  8. Reis Magos Church
  9. Our Lady of Snows Church
  10. St Andrews Church
  11. Holy Family Church
  12. Santa Cruz Church

List of best of forts in Goa:

  1. Aguada Fort
  2. Chapora Fort
  3. Reis Magos Fort
  4. Corjuem Fort
  5. Cabo de Rama Fort
  6. Sinquerim Fort
  7. Querim – Tiracol Fort
  8. Colvale Fort

List of best temples in Goa:

  1. Maruti Temple
  2. Tambdi Surla Mahadev Temple
  3. Shanta Durga Temple
  4. Shantadurga Temple
  5. Shree Ramnath Devasthan
  6. Vimleshwar Temple

Hope this article of best things to do in Goa helps! There are several other places in Goa that are worth chilling out. If you know some more cool options in Goa then do share it with us via comments section below.

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