10 Amazing Things To Do In Goa This Year

Goa is the ultimate holiday destination in India. When in love, in need of adventure, excitement or escaping your lives, it’s Goa where you should be. The favorite haunt of travelers in India, the smallest state in the country is blessed with a vast, kind of extensive and inexhaustible delights. From the golden shores, watersports, wildlife sanctuaries, churches, nightlife and many incredible experiences, Goa has it all.

If you are planning to visit the Party Capital of India, our blog shares with you 10 amazing things to do Goa in 2021:

Sandy Beaches

Spectacular Beaches of Goa | Image Source:Travelomiles.com

Beaches lure the crowds to Goa, so this is where you start for a wonderful vacation. The long coastline along the Arabian Sea give visitors a plethora of options to choose from. Beaches in North Goa steal the limelight with watersports, parties, and crowds, whereas South Goa beaches are less crowded. The beaches are hub of parties, adventure sports, delightful food, nightlife, shopping and all kinds of fun.

Water sports

Banana Boat Rides in Goa

Goa is known for its absolutely delightful watersports, some of the best things to do in India. From banana boat rides, jet-skiing, surfing, para-sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, the list never ends. You can either go exploring the marine world or get tipped and tossed by waves or enjoy flying on the ocean. Even if you have tried watersports in Goa, each time it’s exciting.

Goa Carnival

Goa Carnival Celebration | Image Source: Travelplanet

The biggest celebration in Goa, The Carnival is a time you must experience to believe it. Why just visit, be a part of the enchanting culture. The Old Portuguese festivities have a special place in the local culture. The 3-day festival is a wonderful feasting-drinking-merrymaking orgy, just before the 40 days of Lent. Goa Carnival features a frenzy of delights. Dance, music, delicious food, colorful costumes and excitement mark the festival. Huge parades with bands and floats pass through the cities. Evenings are full of balls, masked dance and other gaieties.

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Hot Air Balloon Rides in Goa

An experience of a lifetime, one of the best things to do in Goa, we are talking about hot air balloon rides. Imagine floating in the air, enjoying uninterrupted view of cerulean sea waters and lush palm trees. Hot air balloon rides are available at sunrise. Nothing can be more romantic that a hot air balloon ride for couples on honeymoon in Goa.

Wildlife Sightseeing

Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary

Blessed by nature and wildlife, one of the amazing thing to do this year is wildlife sightseeing. The most popular places to go wildlife sightseeing include Bondla  Wildlife Sanctuary, Dr. Salim Ali  Wildlife Sanctuary, Cotigaon  Wildlife Sanctuary, Madei  Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhagwan Mahavir (Mollem)  Wildlife Sanctuary and Netravali  Wildlife Sanctuary. Spot colorful birds and many other indigenous species of the Western Ghats. The mangrove forests are full of adventure.

Dolphin Watching

Dolphin Watching in Goa

Dolphin watching is a popular activity. Spotting the beautiful creatures skipping the waves is surely amazing. This year on your Goa Holiday, do give it a try. Dolphin watching tours are easily available during the months of October to May. Go for a sunrise tour and spot the playful dolphins or even go swimming with them. Calangute, Palolem beach, Agonda beach, Miramar beach, Aguada bay, Dona Paula beach and Grande Island are the best places for dolphin watching.

Christmas and New Year Celebrations

Christmas and New Year Celebrations in Goa

Owing to its colonial rule has touch of Christianity which makes Christmas in Goa truly amazing. The churches, villages and every nook and corner is seen celebrating. Churches are adorned in festive glory. Feasts, mass, prayers, celebrations make Christmas very special. New Year is quite an event, extravaganza of fun. People from all walks of life love to start the year with party, fun and excitement. This year plan a holiday where you enjoy the mega festivities, Christmas and  New Year in Goa.

River Cruises

River Cruises In Goa | Image Source: Monashholidays

Apart from the blissful water of the Arabian Sea, Goa is blessed with rivers and secret backwaters. River cruise on the Mandovi River is one of the unmissable pleasures in Goa. The delight to explore the river waters is truly amazing. Watch the world go by as your cruise the river. If you are seeking a romantic getaway, then you must definitely go for a sunset cruise. Good food, music, dance and celebration add to the charm.

Discover the Portuguese Legacy

Church Se Cathedral | Image Source: Architravel

For a taste of Portuguese culture, Goa is where you should be. This holiday, go exploring the rich legacy left behind the Portuguese. As a colony for more than 450 years, Goa has become a treasure of elegant architecture, food, dance, and much more. Walk through Old Goa where you can a look at churches, forts, mansions and re-live the olden days.

Anjuna Flea Market

Anjuna Flea Market | Image Source: Supercabz

To end with the amazing things to do in Goa, we have the spur exciting Anjuna Flea Market. More than a market it’s a world of its own. Open only on Wednesday, the market started from the hippie-days and have now become a tourist delight, walk through the stalls, shop for handmade jewelry to souvenirs of every kind. Also, have a taste of Goan food. The flea market bustles with energy and you must experience it.

Now, that you have all the information about things to do in Goa, check out the options of well-planned Goa holiday packages.

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Debasree

A travel writer by profession and self-professed addict to literature, momos, dancing, music and travelling, Debasree Chakraborty has all interesting things to share. Go through her penned down travel experiences and collected intelligence in her write ups. Read on!

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  • kanchan

    Travelling in India is such a great experience for every visitor. Goa is the beautiful place. Pictures are very inspirational. I never visit there, yet planning a trip to Goa and this information is going to be very useful to me.

  • Akhil

    A fun-filled holiday in Goa with your family is the best time to strengthen bonds and rejuvenate the love between dear ones.

    • Debasree

      Hey Akhil,

      Your words are true. Goa is the perfect spot for such vacations. Follow us for more information on India travel & tourism.

  • suresh jeoseph john

    It’s a nice blog about things to do in Goa, Recently we all friends planned a trip to Goa and visited a number of places Did so many things mentioned. Really India is a great place for tourism and Goa is the right place to enjoy. Thanks for sharing the information! Great article I will share this article on my social media sites.

    • Debasree

      Hey Suresh,

      Happy to hear about your trip and thanks for your appreciation. Do follow our blog for more interesting posts on India travel.

  • Girish Babu

    Great article!!!

    • Debasree

      Hey Girish,

      Thank you for your kind words. Keep following our blog for more interesting posts.

  • vaishnavi

    Travel is the best way to know different cultures and people . Goa is a beautiful place every one has to visit at least once in their life time. a wonderful article explained every single detail of Goa .

    • Debasree

      Hey Vaishnavi,

      Thank you for your kind words. We hope you enjoy your time in Goa. For more posts on India travel & tourism, keep following our blog.

  • Monica Sharma

    Fantastic post. This article is very helpful to me as my friends have planned a trip to Goa and after reading this article I have got the best places that we can explore first. Keep posting such articles and mentioning the best attractions of various places.

    • Debasree

      Hey Monica,

      Thank you for your kind words. Keep following our blog for more information on India travel & tourism.

  • Kimi Soni

    This post is really very helpful really thanks a lot for this informative post actually i am planning a trip to Goa. After this post Goa is the very nice place and I will definitely go there in these places.

    • Debasree

      Hey Kimi,

      Thank you for kind words. Hope this helps you to plan your holiday. For more posts on India travel and tourism keep following our blog.

  • David Zoey

    Goa is a very good place to spend a holiday. There is a lot to see in Goa. You share the right information on this blog.

    • Debasree

      Hey David,

      Thank you for your kind words. Keep following our blog.

  • minakshi

    It’s very nice blog. Thank you for your kind word . this information is very useful for Goa trip. read this blog for more information about water sports in goa.

  • Swatantra Chauhan

    Nice Blog , will be helpful in my Goa trip.

    Thanks

    • Diksha

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  • Priya Singh

    This is great and awesome blog. Thanks for sharing a wonderful site. I really like this post.Hey, I am so glad to read your thoughts because I really enjoyed reading this. The way you explain your travel experience is truly awesome.

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  • Christina

    Goa is an interesting sea beach and it’s amazing.
    I love the marine drive there.

    Your guide was impressive and mind-blowing photos.

    • Diksha

      Hey Christina,

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  • Sonali Chawla

    Very well written Blog. I have been to Goa a few times myself and the blog covers the essence and spirit of Goa quite well, Informative and entertaining read.

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  • Kritika

    Hey, nice blog.

    • Tusharika

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  • Madhuri Rao

    Nicely included all aspects of Goa. I feel that Goan parties, beaches, and food attracts most tourists. I’ve penned down a blog on my experience to goa if you can spare few minutes just have a look.