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Things to do in Goa

A Maharashtra THINGS TO DO IN GOA >» Karnataka You've read about all the crazy sights, Arabian Sea << sounds, places and foods of Goa. But before you embark on your visit, be sure to read up on some must-do activities. Goa, India TripCrafters picks the 9 most fun things to experience in Goa. GET A BLACK HENNA TATTOO - Get a henna tattoo painted onto any part of your body by a tribal tattoo artist. - Choose from a variety of simple to really intricate designs. - Tattoo fades away after a couple of weeks. Find Henna Tattoo Studios on most popular beaches in Goa. - Takes about 15-45 minutes to create the tattoo. (cost Rs. 200 - Rs 500) 8. VISIT OLD GOA - Once the Portuguese capital of Goa, now Old Goa is full of churches & cathedrals. - Archeological museums display Goa's fascinating history. - Church of Saint Francis of Assisi, The Jesuit church & The Se Cathedral are recommended visits. - Close to Panjim; one can take a bus from Panjim to Old Goa. - Need at least half-a-day to appreciate the place. - Local guides, some approved by the tourism department of Goa are available. 7 Go ON A CRUISE Sunset, Moonlight or Casino cruises on the Mandovi River Yachts are totally lit up at night & look like glittering jewels. - Enjoy the sunset with a beer & some Goan dancing. - Try your luck at a casino cruise. - Casino Cruises, open 24 hours. (entry fee Rs. 1500 – Rs. 2000) - Sunset Cruises with/without dinner. (cost Rs. 150 - Rs. 6o0) - Day Cruises start from Panaji jetty into the Zuari bay or up to Aldona & mineral water spring. 6 CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN GOA - Goa has the prettiest Christmas culture in all of India. - Dozens of lanterns shining & carols echoing in every nook & cranny. - Lots of drinking, feasting & merry-making brings a wonderful charm to the whole state. - Various churches organize the midnight Mass. - Special Christmas lunches & dinners held at most Hotels & Restaurants. - 5 Star hotels host Christmas parties where kids can meet Santa Claus, enjoy games & food. 5 WEDNESDAY'S ANJUNA FLEA MARKET Came in to existence in the 198os & now is a famous market for shopping in Goa. - Buy jewelry, electronics, handicrafts, paintings, Balinese batik, trendy waistcoats & wrap arounds. - Over 500 stalls to shop. (do bargain before you buy!) - Located at Montero Waddo, Anjuna, Goa. - Held on every Wednesday, from 8am till late evening. - Held from September to March. 4 SATURDAY NIGHT MARKET (ARPORA) - Retro styled artisan market; stalls with cultural influences from all across the globe. - Live music & an eclectic range of food. - Shop for home made knick-knacks, Indian handicrafts, leather products etc. - Held on Saturdays only from 4pm to 11pm at Arpora. - No entry fee & free parking zone. - Held during high tourist season. (October – April) 3 DOLPHIN WATCHING - One of the popular & fun activities in Goa. - Spot dolphins with the help of your professional guide. See Fort Aguada, a former Portuguese military fort set high up on rocks. - You may even get to swim with a dolphin! Best time for Dolphin spotting is between October & May. Most boat cruises leave from near the mouth of the Mandovi River near Panaji. - It costs Rs 250 – Rs 1000 (Depending on inclusions) 2 INDULGE IN WATERSPORTS Endless beaches make it a great spot for water sports. - Choose from parasailing, jet skiing, waterskiing, wake boarding, kite-surfing, wind-surfing, catamaran sailing & banana rides. - Best season is from October to May. - POPULAR BEACHES: Calangute, Candolim, Baga, Bogmallo, Cavelossim & Colva. - KAYAKING: Nerul, Siolim, Morjim & Palolem. - KITE-SURFING & WING-SURFING: Most popular in Morjim. - RAFTING: Widely found on the outskirts of Goa in Dandeli. 1 PARTY! - Nightclubs dot every street of this state & more. - Hop between simple beach shacks, chic trendy lounges, jazz concerts & all-night parties. - Expect electronic dance music, free flowing alcohol, lots of pretty people. Silent Noise Beach Party at Neptune Point, Palolem Beach. - Sunburn Music Festival In December at Candolim Beach. Club Cubana (Arpora), Club LPK (Candolim), Cocktails & Dreams (Baga). Images: 9. 8. 7. 6. Conception, Panjim_Goa.JPG 5. 4. 3. 2. tripcrafters 1. O WHERE AHM O O WHERE AHM O WHERE ? WHY O WHERE ? WHY O WHERE ? WHY O WHERE AHM O O WHERE O WHERE AHM O O WHERE AHM O ΛΗΜ

Things to do in Goa

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You've read about all the crazy sights, sounds, places and foods of Goa. But before you embark on your visit, be sure to read up on some must-do activities. TripCrafters picks the 9 most fun things ...




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