5 Fun Things to do with your friends During a Trip to Goa
Goa is a perfect travel destination. Period. Whether you are travelling solo, with your loved ones, with friends or with your family, there is something to do for everyone there. If you love beaches, Goa is just about perfect, and if you are looking to explore Goa beyond the beaches, there are tons of activities for you as well. Though it used to be a popular tourist destination only during winters, Goa is now a place to visit during all seasons, including monsoon and summers!
With so many Resorts in Goa, it isn’t a problem to find resorts in Goa near beach, and there are many things to do in a city that is filled with beaches:
1.Explore the Beaches
Goa is the land of beaches, and there is no denying that the beaches are the main draw for any traveler coming here. What many do not realize is that Goa has many beaches and it’s good to plan in advance to avoid any last minute decisions or cancellations.
Baga Beach is perhaps the most popular with Indian families. Except during off-season months, the entire stretch is lined with shacks and food places. Pick any that you like and you will have a lovely time. The water can get rough sometime, so be careful.
The fort came into limelight with the movie ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ and ever since, it’s been extremely popular, especially with the youngsters. There are two ways of going up on the fort. The slightly difficult way is to climb up from the Vagator Beach.
If you aren’t ok with it, you may skip this option and instead drive up to the Chapora Fort parking lot and then hike up. It’s a simple 10-15 minute hike and you are rewarded with lovely views all around.
When you are visiting the beaches of Goa, one of the best things to do is to enjoy some water sports. From banana rides, to Jet Ski, knee boarding, windsurfing, surfboarding, parasailing and paragliding, you can do it all there. However, not everything is possible in all the seasons, so do keep that in mind.
The best beaches for water sports are also the most popular ones – Calangute, Baga, Candolim, etc. However, if you want to go into Goa’s rivers, Mandovi River and Tilari River, you can also try kayaking and white-water rafting.
It’s surprising how many people think of Goa as a city and not as a state. Goa is large and its beaches constitute only a small part of it. So while you enjoy Goa’s sunny beaches, don’t forget to explore the hinterlands, which is where the true hidden magic of Goa actually happens.
Rent a car and go on a self drive road-trip away from the hustle and bustle of the beaches, make unplanned stops at the local food places, go make a small prayer in an old and beautiful, yet unknown village church, and make a trip you won’t forget.
Located on the border of Goa and Karnataka, Dudhsagar Falls is a four tiered falls on the Mandovi River. Located within the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park, these are a popular destination for visitors of all age-groups. If you really want to see the falls in its full glory, plan a trip during monsoon when the water really roars down the tiers.