Goa Top 10 Activities & attractions
Turquoise blue waters touching forts, lush green landscape edges the golden coastline, Old churches, Rivers, Islands, Portuguese colony, Waterfalls every thing is about one, THE BEACH CAPITAL OF INDIA-GOA. It’s a perfect weekend trip with friends or families or to relax on beach with your partner. Goa has more than enough to make you fall in love with it.
Goa is a state in western India with coastlines of Arabian Sea,Konkan region.It is smallest state,biggest tourist destination.Goa has popular beaches Baga to fishing villages such as Agonda.Many movies were shot here.
Other than beaches,kids to elders there is something for every one to do.There is a bad opinion about Goa for family travellers that most of foreigners occupy beaches shacks for sunbath.But it happens in peak season,at famous beaches like Baga,Anjuna.So avoid them when you travel with family.Here I share my Goa Dairies.
How to reach Goa: Dabolim international airport,Panjim-35km.well connected by daily flights from Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad&Bangalore. Trains are well connected to Goa.
Best season: Mid Nov-Feb best as one can cover Dudhsagarfalls (KTDC)&Dolphin trip, opened after monsoon.
Useful tips: Pack Beach wear, flipflaps, cotton clothes, Caps, Sunsceen sunglasses &trek shoes.Always carry a water bottle,Helmet for bikers.
what to do in Goa-India
1.Top 10 Beaches Goa
Explore top 10 beaches Baga, Calangute, Anjuna, Vagator, Sinquerim, Arambol Mandrem, Morjim, Chapora, Palolem& Colva. All these are crowded at beach spot, so walk along shore,to enjoy privacy. Walk Baga-Calangute(2km)which is secured Zone to enjoy with family.
Choose Best place to stay in Goa: Family friendly hotels are available near almost 35 beaches of Goa(search using Google Map)
2. Adventure sports in the Water & Air
kids enjoy water sports available at popular beaches. Jetski, Banana ride, speed boat. You can try kayaking, Rafting, Paragliding, Sky boarding like Hritik(BangBang movie)
THINGS TO DO IN GOA-INDIA
3.Trek Chapora&Aguada forTs
ChaporaFort is in Dil Chahta Hai movie.This ancient fort in North Goa is in ruins now. But offers awesome views of Vagator beach. Fort is on top of hillock. Enjoy setting sun into Arabian sea. From vagator beach it’s difficult to trek, so reach from parking. Also visit AguadaFort.
Mandovi river plunges to the depths from a height of 600m,forming milky sea(dudh-sagar)The couple of pools created by the waterfall gives you superb unique experience of swimming&bathing.Chennai Express Scenes shot here.
5.Dolphin cruise trip is a day tour of Grand Island watching dolphins dance(around boat)along with the waves in their habitats.kids’ll love.Enjoy dolphins dive&save in cameras.
6.Naval Aviation Museum kids love aircrafts here.
7.Try River cruise on Mandovi river at sunset.
8.South Goa churches:The Bom Jesus Basilica is World Heritage Monument&has been christened by UNESCO.
9.Ride Bike to explore North&Rural Goa.
10.Visit Abyss Marine Fish Aquarium,Splashdown,Froggy,Bluewhale waterparks.
Prefer Shopping at Anjuna flea market