Goa is known as the land of “Sun, Sand and Sea”. The idea of visiting Goa would be unwinding on the beach or partying away at the famous night clubs people seem to think that Goa is all about. Well there is much more to Goa than the beaches and night clubs. Here is a list of activities you should include in your itinerary on your next visit to Goa. Some of the activities might seem common but to experience them in Goa is mind blowing!
Bike ride across the country side: If you haven’t ridden a bike across the beautiful villages of Goa, then you haven’t seen Goa yet. Hire a two wheeler and embark on a journey through some of Goa’s most beautiful island villages like Diwar, Chorao to get the real essence of what Goa is all about.
Kayaking: Goa is known to have some of the most mesmerizing sunsets. Taking a kayak and wandering in the sea during sunset should be at the top of your list. Kayaking can be done on the beach, Goa also offers you backwater kayaking for those nature enthusiasts who would like to get a view of the flora and fauna of Goa and the inland waterways.
Fish Thali: If you visit Goa and leave without trying Goa’s most famous ‘Fish Thali’ then you have done something very wrong. If you really want to taste the Sun, Sand and Sea then you have to sample the Goan fish thali which a large variety of restaurants have to offer. Quite a number of bars, pubs and fine dining places serve this Goan delicacy also. The restaurants might offer different types of thalis, but the main ingredients in the thali remains the same. Rice, fish, fish curry, vegetables and kokum make up the dishes on this giant plate.
Water Sports: All those willing for some extra adventure on their holiday, shouldn’t miss out on the various water sport activities which are present. Knee-boarding, wakeboarding, windsurfing, water skiing, parasailing, scuba diving, white water rafting, and dinghy sailing are just some of the water sports that Goa has to offer.
Flea Market: Originally started by the hippies to fund their stay in Goa, the flea market is one place you shouldn’t miss out on if you are the hippie culture loving kind. The flea market takes place in two places, Anjuna on Wednesdays and in Arpora on Saturdays. Along with clothes, ornaments and souvenirs the Saturday Night Market has some amazing music for the ears along with some lip smacking food. Don’t forget to get your haggling game on when shopping at the flea market as traders quote unrealistic prices to tourists in order to make quick bucks.
If you’re planning on coming to Goa, these are a number of things you can add to your itinerary.