Friday, 25 January 2013

Top 10 Things to Do on a Goa Trip

As you alight at Goa, you may look forward to relaxing at the beach, enjoying a bit of adventure through the trek, rubbing shoulders with the locals or exploring the medieval Portuguese heritage. There is so much you can do while on a trip to Goa. With so many Goa tour packages available online, there is no dearth of attractions to explore. So what can be done during Goa holidays? Have a look:

Fort Aguada
One of the largest and well preserved forts in Goa, Fort Aguada, situated on Sinquerim beach, is the most popular landmark in Goa. The fort was built as a formidable base of the Portuguese against Dutch and Maratha's.
Fort Aguada Goa
Wildlife Sanctuaries
A sizeable chunk of land in Goa is occupied by wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. There are four wildlife sanctuaries that occupy a combined 755 square kilometers. Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary and Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary are some of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in Goa.
Elephant - Wildlife Sanctuaries in Goa
Goa State Museum
Located in Panjim, the capital of Goa, Goa State Museum abounds with more than 8,000 artifacts which include wooden objects, sculptures, paintings, carvings, bronzes and manuscripts.
Goa State Museum
Anjuna Flea Market
The Wednesday flea market organized on Anjuna beach attracts a large number of shopaholics bargaining for fun. The weekly Saturday Night Bazaar is yet another attraction you do not want to miss. If you are contemplating to stay at Anjuna beach, it is a must do thing.
Anjuna Flea Market in Goa
Lamgau Cave
An amazing trekking opportunity for the adventure enthusiasts, a trek to the Lamgau Cafe is not for the faint-hearted. Take a decent camera along, or you'll only end up repenting it later.
Lamgau Cave in Goa
Church Exploration (Old Goa)
Old Goa or Velha Goa is the best place to visit in Goa if you have a penchant for heritage sites. The town is home to several 14th and 15th century churches and cathedrals such as Basilica of Bomb Jesus, Se Cathedral and The Church of St .Francis of Assisi.
Church in Goa
Panjim Bridge
Also known as Mandovi bridge, Panjim bridge connects Panjim city to Betim village. The hour long ferry drive hosts some of the most beautiful land-water sights you'll ever chance upon.
Panjim Bridge in Goa
River cruise
For those seeking a little privacy, the cruise ride on the Mandovi River is one of the best things to sign up for. Admire the cerulean ocean and enjoy some fun-filled moments in seclusion. Choices can be made between a sunset cruise, a moonlight cruise or a sundown cruise.
Sunset Cruise in Goa
Goa Nightlife
The thrilling nightlife of Goa is quite popular with party animals. Some famous party spots in Goa are Cafe Mambo's, Club West End, Club Cabana, Congo and Paradisio. Christmas and New Year is the best time to enjoy the nightlife at its best.
Goa Nightlife Party

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