25 Reasons Why You Must Visit Goa Now

You may not have thought it, but Goa in India is a coastal region bursting with activity and adventure - from beach yoga to flea markets. It's the ultimate destination for those who want a relaxing beach holiday with a bit of exploration and adrenalin thrown in the mix. And the street food is to die for!      

1. It’s a foodie’s paradise. Just look at this scrumptious seafood... and the street food is always really cheap!

Goa food Picture: indiacityblog.com        

2. Forget your stereotypical view of India – ditch the images of crowded cityscapes and instead picture coconut groves, bird calls and the whisper of the sea on the sand.

Goa beach Picture: worldoftravel.com    

 

 

3. Baga in North Goa is a party heaven for twenty-somethings, with clubs open until 4am, which is pretty rare in India. Try Tito’s Café Mambo...

Cafe Mambo Goa Backwater kayaking, or cruise for the less adventurous.        

4. You can spend a day with the elephants.

Elephants Goa Picture: indiamike.com        

5. You can stay in a beach hut like this…

Beach hut Goa Picture: beachhutbookings.com        

6. Or you can rent a heritage villa like this…

Goa was once ruled by the Portuguese, so it still is a hub of Portuguese culture with lots of the associated architecture. See the full property page here. Goa heritage villa - Clickstay Picture: Clickstay        

7. The Anjuna Flea Market – a hippie’s paradise. Get yourself some of those must-have baggy pants and bandanas.

Flea market Goa Picture: dazlinggoa.wordpress.com        

8. Goan architecture is bright and beautiful…

Goa architecture Picture: trekearth.com, dsource.in & Wikipedia        

9. You can enjoy a candle-lit dinner on the beach.

thrilliophilia Picture: thrilliophilia.com        

10. You can trek to the Dudhsagar Falls.

Dudhsagar Falls Goa Picture: Wikipedia        

11. Try some Feni – a traditional Goan liquor made from fermented cashews and coconuts – and see how it’s made.

Feni Goa Picture: Wikipedia, goabest.com & goastreets.com        

12. Goa Carnival – the best excuse to visit in February. Celebrated for 4 solid days.

Goa Carnival Picture: alwaysinfo.co.uk        

13. You can dance all night at Sunburn Festival.

Goa Sunburn Festival Picture: Wikipedia        

14. It’s easy to rent a bike and go exploring.

thrillophilia.com Picture: thrillophilia.com        

15. Or an open-air Jeep...

Jeep Goa Picture: thillophilia.com        

16. You can see the sun set at Chapora Fort.

Chapora Fort Goa Picture: Telegraph & Flickr        

17. There’s some pretty good surf to be had.

Try Banana Surf School near Arambol beach town... Surfing in Goa Picture: goasurf.com        

18. You can take a boat ride to Butterfly Beach – one of the most secluded beaches.

Butterfly Beach Goa Picture: panoramio.com        

19. Yoga on the beach.

Try Oceanic Yoga School in Anjuna. Yoga in GoaPicture: traveltherapytours.com & Guardian        

20. You can watch a fire show on the beach – performed by experienced fire artists.

Fireshow Goa Picture: thrillophilia.com        

21. It’s a great place for scuba diving.

mumbiatravellers.in Picture: mumbaitravellers.in        

22. … And quad biking.

Quad Biking Goa

Picture: thrillophilia.com        

23. You can take a tour of the spice plantations.

Spice Plantation Goa Picture: Wikipedia        

24. You can go crocodile-watching on a backwater cruise along the Cambarjua Canal.

Crocodile Goa

Picture: tourmyindia.com        

25. You can get your spiritual fix at Shanta Durga Temple.

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