Goa with friends
The land of beaches, Goa, is arguably the biggest tourist destination of the country while being the smallest state. Every list of best places to visit in India features Goa at the very top. You with your pals can have the time of your life enjoying at the markets, the beaches, the extravagant parties and the natural beauty of this mesmerising destination on the Arabian coast. Other than hip destinations, Goa also flaunts a blend of India and Portuguese influences, its unique history makes it a site much more than just beaches.
Goa is a spirited, animated place with affectionate people all around. Since it is vast tourist hub, you’ll come across several travellers who are always in happy mood wanting to make friends. This makes Goa exceptionally suitable for amusing, delightful and exciting holiday with your companions.
Here are a few places in Goa you absolutely must visit with your buddies.
The capital of Goa, Panaji is known for the old world charm. The heritage houses at Altinho and Fontainhas, the old Latin Quarter in Panaji will give you a peak into history
Places to visit
Divided in North and South, the popular beaches to not miss in north are Arambol, Morjim, Vagator, Mandrem, Anjuna, Baga, Calangute, Candolim and Miramar while in south are Palolem, Patnem, Butterfly beach and Angoda. There are various adventure sport opportunities along these beaches such as in Angoda you can take a boat ride for Dolphin spotting and also enjoy Paragliding and Wind Surfing. At Baga one can enjoy Parasailing, Banana boat rides and take scuba diving lessons. At Candolim you can persue water skiing. Other than sports, almost all beaches offer amazing food and eye catching scenes to capture while walking along the sands.
Away from the buzz of the beaches you with your pals should also visit the beautiful churches of Goa. Basilica de Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral and Church of St. Francis of Assisi will take you back in time.
The capital of Goa, Panaji is known for the old world charm. The heritage houses at Altinho and Fontainhas, the old Latin Quarter in Panaji will give you a peak into history. Along with history flashback one can visit sanctuaries such as the Bondla and Cotigao sanctuary. Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, a few miles away from Panaji is also a favourite among bird watchers. While wondering one should also not miss the DudhSagar waterfall, known for being world’s most exquisite waterfalls. It lies high up in the Mandovi River’s watershed.
An interesting activity that you can take up while in Goa is the cruise ride that takes you down to Sal River. On your cruise ride, you will be left awe struck with the beautiful sights of picturesque scenery and lush environs. And if you want to party and let your hair down, the Champions Beach Club is where you should be. It hosts one of the best DJ nights for people who love dance and music.
Places to stay and munch
The best places to stay in Goa are: Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort, Lemon Tree, Royal Nirvana Resort and Resort Rio. The best places to munch food are: For local cuisine, String fellow beach shack, Sam’s Goan beach shack, Soi Restaurant and Pousada by the beach. For India cuisine, Little world, Copperleaf and Jammies restaurant, Fishermens Cove.
All in all Goa is a place to have the best of times along with your companions enjoying the beaches and the scenic beauty along with the thrill it offers.