One of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, the beach state of Goa consists of several sandy beaches, an engaging nightlife, adventurous water sports and sees a huge tourist footfall every year. If this the first time that you’re visiting this beach state, then here’s how you can make your trip a really exciting one.
One of the best ways to explore the beach state is to plan up an exciting Goa tour packages itinerary. One of the best ways to do this is to follow a famous travel blogger and tourists experience online. Let’s take a look at some of the amazing activities that you can undertake to make the most of your Goan holiday.
Visiting the captivating beaches – Goa has a coastline of more than 100 km with a mix of secluded, private and heavily crowded beaches. To find out your own piece of mind at a beach, you need to visit those private and secluded ones. The majority of which are either within a hospitality property or you need to scrounge the area on foot to find one. The northern part of the state is especially known for its soothing beaches like Morjim, Calangute, Ashvem, while the southern part consists of more commercial ones like the Baga.
Shop from the flea markets – Goa is also popular for a great shopping experience, something which you can find only here. Unlike the other metropolitan cities, where you need to visit malls and dedicated market areas for shopping; Goa is dotted with flea markets and stalls at almost every corner. If you like buying from the streets, then the Goan flea markets are the best place to do so. The popular Anjuna Market is held every Wednesday at the southern end of the beach. There are more than 500 stalls offering a wide assortment of items at super discounted rates. The only catch here is how well you can bargain. Other popular flea markets includes the Saturday Night Bazaar and Ingo’s Night Bazaar which also includes live entertainment options as well.
Visit Old Goa – The old quarters of the state was once a marvelous capital of the Portuguese empire in the country. Today, the area is dotted with several historical monuments and structures like churches, cathedrals, bungalows and market places. According to some census, the numbers of these ancient Portuguese churches are the largest in Asia. Today, some of these historic sites have been turned into museums, offering a glimpse into the glorious past of the state. Spots like
Se Cathedral, Church of St. Francis of Assisi and Basilica of Bom Jesus are some of the best places to visit in Goa.
Explore the wildlife sanctuaries – Apart from the beautiful beaches and churches, Goa is also famous for its wildlife sanctuaries. Though, it sounds quite amusing how the place known for its nightlong parties and after parties can be a home to a wide range of animal and plant species. Figuratively, about 20% of the beach state consist of forests and hills, which is an ideal haven for animals and birds. Sanctuaries like Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary and Mollem National Park are some of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries to explore in Goa.
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