Goa is not just about the beaches or its famous nightlife. There are so many things to do here. In fact, there is something to do for everyone here, be it adults or kids, those who just want to have fun and do some shopping or people who just want to relax while in Goa and get back home completely energised.
Find below some of the best things you can do while in Goa; these are just a few out of endless things you can do in Goa.
The “beach capital of India”, Goa has so much in store for its visitors. While beaches in North Goa steal the limelight, South Goa beaches are less crowded. Known for its sun-kissed and long stretches of silvery beaches; Goa receives a huge number of tourists, fond of spending time in the beaches.
The major attractions of Goa are the wide range of adventurous water sports that draw swarms of tourists from all the corners of the world every year. There are a variety of activities like surfing, scuba diving, water-skiing, snorkeling, jet-skiing, parasailing, boogie boarding, windsurfing along with deep sea fishing.
(Photo by Ami Vitale/Getty Images)Goans love to party and organise parties on the beaches. Therefore, it makes Goa lively and gorgeous at night. The beaches of Goa make a nice place for nightlife and tourists, who love to hang out at night, can visit these places.
You can also explore the heritage of Goa during your visit to this amazing place. In Panjim, history comes alive. This is Old Goa, the state capital for the better part of three centuries and known as the ‘Rome of the East’. The west of Panjim resembles the Indo-Portuguese period through its churches, museums, convents, art galleries, bungalows, government buildings and bakeries. Se de Santa Catarina, the glorious Basilica of Bom Jesus, The Naval Aviation Museum, The Archeological Museum of Old Goa and Institute Menezes Braganza are some of the heritage buildings of Goa with splendid architecture, which draws the attention of the visitors. Also, Old Goa is currently a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Goan wildlife sanctuary
Goa’s wildlife is as exciting as its nightlife! The Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary and Mollem National Park have animals like the panther, sloth bear, mouse deer and even barking deer. Then there are 200 species of birds including the Indian great black woodpecker, Malabar pied hornbill, paradise flycatcher, fairy bluebird, emerald dove and kingfisher. This peaceful sanctuary in the foothills of the Western Ghats (known as Sahyadri in Konkani) can be visited from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm on all days. Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary is a beautiful place to be visited by the nature lovers and wildlife lovers. It is located at a distance of 9km south of Palolem. This remote sanctuary majorly shelters leopards, gaurs, sambars and spotted deer.