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A Local’s Guide to Goa, India: 6 Essential Experiences

Goa – popular for its sunny beaches, delicious seafood, exciting nightlife, neverending parties, majestic forts, and old-age churches gives a vibe that is hard for anyone to resist visiting this place once in a lifetime. It is the ultimate destination for travel enthusiasts, where you can indulge in several activities.

Undoubtedly, deciding what to and what not to do while you are on a trip to Goa could be a tedious task. So, if you want help preparing your Goa itinerary, here’s a blog.

In this blog, you’ll get a list of places, activities, and must-do experiences you must never miss while on a holiday in Goa.

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Top 6 Things to Do in Goa

Here’s a list of the top 6 things that you must never miss out on while on a trip to Goa. Have a look!

Visit to the Pristine Beaches

Beaches are the first thing that comes to mind when planning a trip to Goa. Exploring Goa’s exquisite beaches and enjoying sunbathing, water sports, and parties is probably one of the best things you must try out at least once while on a trip. You’ll be served with a long list when searching for beaches in Goa. To make your research task easier, here are some of our suggestions:

Some of the Best Beaches in North Goa

  • Baga Beach
  • Anjuna Beach
  • Calangute Beach
  • Candolim Beach
  • Arambol Beach
  • Vagator Beach

Some of the Best Beaches in South Goa

  • Palolem Beach
  • Agonda Beach
  • Colva Beach
  • Benaulim Beach
  • Butterfly Beach

Visit the Basilica of Bom Jesus

At the Basilica at Bom Jesus, you expect to see a Mummy. The reason why people prefer visiting this place is to witness the mummified body that is encased in a silver casket. Other than that, it is famous for its architectural brilliance.

●Location: Velha Goa
●Timings: 9:00 am to 6:30 pm (Monday to Saturday)
10:30 am to 6:30 pm (Sundays)

Explore Goa’s Majestic Forts

Goa offers many forts excellently showcasing architectural brilliance and the region’s past. But, above all, the forts in Goa allow you to witness some of the breathtaking views of nature. Some of our suggestions for the forts that you shouldn’t miss out on are:

Fort Aguada

Attractions Nearby: Prison cells, breathtaking sunset viewpoint, old lighthouse
Timings: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

Chapora Fort

Attractions Nearby: Beautiful view of Vagator Beach
Timings: 6:00 am to 7:00 pm

Corjuem Fort

Attractions Nearby: Spellbinding view of Corjeum River
Timings: 24/7

Cabo de Rama Fort

Attractions Nearby: Church of Santo Antonio
Timings 6:00 am to 5:30 pm

Mormugao Fort

Attractions Nearby: Amazing view of Varca River
Timings: 24/7

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Try Your Luck at a Casino

There are ample casinos in Goa where you can try your luck out. You’ll find that most of the casinos are located around Panaji, which offers you opportunities to have fun. Here are some of the famous casinos of Goa:

  • Deltin Royale
  • Casino Pride
  • Deltin Jaqk
  • Casino Palms

Enjoy Thrilling Water Sports

If you are adventurous, the beaches in Goa offer amazing opportunities to unleash the adventurer within you. Here, you get a chance to indulge in various water sports. Here are some of our suggestions related to water sports that you can try out:

  • Water Skiing (Baga, Majorda & Mobor Beach)
  • Scuba Diving (Grand Island & Pigeon Island)
  • White Water Rafting (Tilari River & Mandovi River)
  • Wakeboarding & Kneeboarding (Candolim Beach & Mobor Beach)
  • Kayaking (Hollant Beach & Dona Paula Beach)
  • Jet Skiing (Calangute, Candolim, Majorda & Miramar Beach)
  • Banana Boat Rides (Anjuna, Candolim, Vagator, Miramar & Agonda Beach)
  • Parasailing (Arambol, Baga & Dona Paula Beach)
  • Snorkeling (Grand Island, Bat Island & Navy Island)

Visit Historical Temples

When you are done with spending time on beaches and partying all night, take some time to explore the old and historic temples in Goa. So, pay a visit to these architectural places and experience the spiritual glory of a place. Here are some of the temples that you must visit in Goa:

  • Mangeshi Temple
  • Shanta Durga Temple
  • Mahadev Temple
  • Chandreshwar Bhoothnath Temple
  • Brahma Temple
  • Saptakoteshwar Temple


The list of things you can do while on a trip to Goa doesn’t end here. From cruise rides on the Chapora River to hot air balloon rides, the list that one should experience never ends.

So, pack your bags for now and head off to Goa. Ensure you experience these as mentioned in the blog, and get back to us for your feedback!

If you are confused about where to stay while on the trip, consider booking your stay in White Flower Morjim. It is one of the best resort in North Goa that offers a truly unique experience that will refresh your mind and soul!

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