Goa, a name that always brings smile to everyone’s face, is one of the best places in India which is featuring as the best holiday destination in the country. Goa tourism plays an important role in contributing the tourism industry of India. Travellers from not only India but from across the world visits this beautiful state to get their holidays memorable and mesmerizing.
Though Goa is listed among the smallest state of India, but from the point of view of tourism the place holds its prominence. So apart from Beaches, beach shacks and serene blue sky, there is a plethora of things that one can enjoy while visiting in Goa. Here are the list of best things to do in Goa which will spice up your Goa tours much more with exotic ranges of wine and beers in your hand.
- Scuba Diving in Goa
- Hot Air Balloon Ride in Goa
- Water Sports Activities in Goa
- River Rafting in Goa
- Casinos in Goa
- Parasailing in Goa
- Snorkeling and Sailing in Goa
- Exploring Saturday Night market and Shopping
- Trekking In Goa
- Splashing Elephant Ride in Goa
- Quad Biking in Goa
- Camping with Waterfall
- Flying Elephant Zip Lining in Goa
- Cycling and Exploring Goa
- Romantic Photoshoot
- Fun-filled Dolphin Ride
- Enjoy the Backwater of Goa
- Yoga Classes in Goa
1. Scuba Diving in Goa
Ever wondered to explore the beauty of marine life, well if you have then Goa is just a place. While you will be here, you can enjoy Scuba Diving in Ggrande Island in Goa. You will enjoy the diving in the sea up-to 12 meters deep which would be a safe deepness to dive in. It session runs for 45 minutes with professional instructor. The suitable timing for diving is in between 9:00 am to 4:00 am. So what are you waiting for, come you are welcome under the sea.
2. Hot Air Balloon Ride in Goa
Flying in air is always a fascination for all the people in this world. Among all the invention, the most exciting one is the hot air balloon ride. The charm of Hot air balloon ride in India has now become an integral part of India Tourism. Not only among foreigners but also among the Indian travellers flying in hot air balloon has become a matter of fascination. Being in Goa you can take a balloon flight in Assolda which is a major tourist spot in South Goa. Balloon ride starts at 6:30 am and runs for approx 30 to 45 minutes. A journey above 900 feet above with the professional trainer will be a memorable flight for you under your activity tours in India.
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3. Water Sports Activities in Goa
Visiting the state of sea shores and glittering beaches, it is obvious to indulge in the water sports activities in Goa. For locals and travellers the state of Goa features with innumerable opportunities through different sporting activities such as windsurfing, scuba diving, water skiing, parasailing and swimming in Goa. Through these activities you would get a chance to peek into the soul of Goa. Dona Paula in Goa is a best place for windsurfing and Dinghy Sailing. All these water sports activities are the most popular water sports activities in Goa.
4. River Rafting in Goa
River rafting is another major activity which will fill your holidays with thrilling experience. To enjoy the rafting the suitable time is in between 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. This river rafting in Goa is done in the Mandovi River in Goa. It stretches approx 10 km and is welcome to all kinds of adventure lovers, family, kids, friends and everyone. You will be doing the river rafting with a professional trainer who will provide you a life jacket and helmet to wear. This activity generally takes 3 hours but these three hours are worth trying and experience.
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5. Casinos in Goa
Goa’s life is not merely limited to water, water sports or wine, there are many other places which are as amazing as anything in Goa. One such place in Goa which is an integral part of Goa’s nightlife and culture is Casino. Probably the only place in India where the gambling is legal, Goa houses a huge range of casinos over here. So you can enjoy your visit to Goa by trying your luck. But it is always advisable to draw a line while gambling. Off-course there is a limit in fun and habit. Well, as they say, one should always try something new and there is no harm in it. So Casinos in Goa are some place where you can enjoy your Goa holidays life never before. Names of some major casinos are Deltin Royale, Casione Pride, Deltin Jaqk and many more.
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6. Parasailing in Goa
Another things that is included in the fun loving activities in Goa. Parasailing is always a matter of fascination among the travellers. Through parasailing you would be exploring the world of Goa from above the sky while flying the birds and winds. The winds whooshing your ears, tides jumps to touch you and watching sun a bit close will be gorgeous experience for you. Aarambol Beach and the Baga Beach are the major places in Goa to enjoy Parasailing.
This is one of the extreme activity that one can do while spending time in Goa. This highly adventurous activity in Goa is only meant for brave hearts. In this activity the one has to jump in to the gushing cascade and allowed oneself to carry with the flow of water. Thrilling indeed, right? If you wish to try thrilling activities in Goa you can take a visit to Netravali wildlife sanctuary where you can actually experience your blood gushing through your veins while jumping from the heights of several feet.
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8. Snorkeling and Sailing in Goa
One of the most famous and enthralling water sports activities in Goa, Snorkelling is an activity in which one has to swim under water using the snorkel (a diving mask). Bogmalo Beach in Goa is a perfect place for trying this adventurous activity. Watching the exotic marine life under the water will be a pleasing experience for you. What adds value to your snorkeling is a delightful sailing experience. Your sailing experience will include the ride from Dona Paula in Goa to the mesmerizing Grande Island. Grand Island in Goa is a place where you can enjoy the snorkeling and enjoy the gorgeous marine life.
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9. Exploring Saturday Night market and Shopping
This is a best place to spend your night with fun, love and wine. Saturday night market in Goa is located at Arpora. It is such a colorful place in India which might have never seen before. This gorgeous market is nestled with the various vibrant stalls along with the various places with delicious food. Music playing in the markets enhances your experience of shopping in Goa. Start from the vintage, to contemporary articles travellers can get everything over here. This market can be seen in some popular Bollywood movies also.
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10. Trekking In Goa
Dongor is a beautiful place which is quite an offbeat place in Goa. Filled with plush green hills and waving tall green trees that make this place a perfect tourist spot especially for adventure lovers. Trekking in Goa is among the best to do things in Goa. The trekking in Udaan Dongor generally starts from Panaji in the wee hours of the morning. A professional will always be there to guide you. The place has some really photogenic locations.
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11. Splashing Elephant Ride in Goa
While being in Goa, you can also try a splashing elephant ride and enjoy the bath with elephants. It is not very costly and is indeed worth trying. Here some major places for elephant safari in Goa are – Sahakari Spice Farm, Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary and Tropical Spice Farm.
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12. Quad Biking in Goa
Activities in Goa also bring the quad biking with high energy. Biking through the rough and bumpy terrains, on the four wheels with a high pumping engine, give you the experience beyond expressions.
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13. Camping with Waterfall
There is Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary where there present a milky waterfalls. Over here you can enjoy trekking along with the camping. You can also enjoy a visit to mesmerizing Mahadev temple. According to legends this temple is carved out from a single huge boulder. Camping in Goa offers you a pleasing experience.
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14. Flying Elephant Zip Lining in Goa
Zip lining in Goa is something you must experience while you would be on your Goa tours. This activity takes place in one of the most amazing locations in Goa. Zip Line Dharbandora is fitted with the longest Zip line course in whole Goa state which provides flight ranging from 1 Flight to13 flights. In 1 Flight you would enjoy various adventure activities like rope course and Burma Bridge. In multiple flights you can enjoy tree climbing, rope walking and net walking. This Elephant Zip lining activity in Goa is organized on then requirement and preference of the customers.
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15. Cycling and Exploring Goa
Cycling is the activity which holds an important place in activity tours of India. You all must have explored Goa while walking, boating or on vehicles but by cycling that is something new. The cycling tours in Goa will start with Soccour Church in the wee hours of the morning and you will be explained everything about the precautions and all. You will hop on a Comburpha Ferry and start heading towards magnificent Chorao Island. Exploring this charming island while cycling will be a memorable experience for you.
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16. Romantic Photoshoot
Being a major holiday destinations for newlywed-couples, Goa and its beauty is something which attracts the love birds towards itself. There are many amazing places in Goa where you can organize a romantic photo-shoot to capture the memorable moments with your loved ones. Photoshoot in Goa can be done in many resorts, heritage sites or someplace with tranquility. The natural beauty of Goa has lots of things to offer you such as swaying palms, shimmering beaches, Portuguese styled and built heritage sites and many more.
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17. Fun-filled Dolphin Ride
Have you seen the very cute and adorable story of Winter –The Dolphin in the movie “The Dolphin Tale”? Well if you have then you must be wondering about the playful activities that Dolphins do while spending time with them. In Goa, the story of Dolphin Tale comes to life where you can enjoy spending time during the dolphin rides in Goa. There are few places where you can enjoy the dolphin spotting in Goa such as Fort Aguada, Sinquerim and Panaji Jetty.
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18. Enjoy the Backwater of Goa
Generally the backwater of Kerala is famous in India tourism and is famous for plush greenery and scenic beauty. Talking about the backwaters, the list also includes Backwaters in Goa. In the state of beaches it is very interesting to find backwater in the glittering state of Goa. Waterways of Goa such as The Zuari River, The Mandovi River, The Sal backwaters and the Nerul River are the perfect place idol backwater cruising. Through kayaking tour you would get a chance to look into the flora and fauna of the place more closely. Watching Mother Nature so closely will be a pleasing experience.
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19. Yoga Classes in Goa
The art of meditation and the science of getting healed through traditional postures where mind, soul and body become one this is called Yoga. Generally people travel to Goa wish to enjoy their time by indulging in some fun time activities. On the same hand there are some travellers who love the peace and wish to spend their time in tranquility. Yoga tour activity in India is quite popular these days. All health lovers can visit Oceanic Yoga School in Anjuna which is a perfect place to distress you. Sitting on the serene Anjuna beach and performing different yoga posture is something soothing and amazing.
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