Goa: An Ideal Place to Rejuvenate Your Souls From Your Hectic Work Routines
Goa is indeed heaven redefined on Earth. Beaches, casinos and a range of adventure activities to undertake set this place apart from other tourist spots. With family or friends, either way, the place is an ideal location to rejuvenate your soul and take that all-important break from work.
Below are listed a range of activities to do and places to visit when you happen to be in Goa. Check out this list and plan your itinerary accordingly. This magical land will never disappoint you.
- Visit the Spice plantation
If you think Goa is all about beaches only, you would be mistaken. It is known for its spice plantations too and you can add a tinge of excitement to the vacations by planning to visit spice plantations located in Ponda. Sahakari Spice Farm and Tropical Spice Plantation offer guided tours of their farms and you can not only learn about different spices here but also enjoy locally cooked meals.
The adventurous one of the lot can also think about trying their hand at Go-Karting. Go –Karting tracks are located at multiple places including North and South Goa, Nuvem and Arpora. The track located at Arpora is typically exciting for the fact that it is 340 meters long and has numerous U-turns and narrow stretches which make it all the more thrilling.
- Explore the forts
The state is also known for its forts. For a quick history lesson to the kids, you can plan a trek to Fort Aguada as it has a rich Portuguese connection. Charpora fort is for the adventurous lot and a climb from the Vagator beach takes you to the summit. The views from the top are mesmerizing to the core.
- Check out the Dolphins
Watching the dolphins is always an exciting take and especially if you are accompanied by your children. John’s boat tour offers exciting proposition in the way that if no dolphin sighting is evident, you will not be charged for the visit. The 5-6 hour tour will make you come across Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin as also the finless porpoises which are known for their shyness.
- Endless Shopping
A visit to Goa is incomplete without a shopping sojourn. The place has multiple collectibles to offer ranging from trinkets, costume jewellery to beach dresses. For some random shopping, you can also check out the Arpora Night Market.
- Visit the Wildlife Sanctuaries
Goa is also known for its wildlife. It has Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary where you can explore the avian and faunal wealth of this small state. Birds like the striated heron, pied avocet, and black bittern can be seen in the bird sanctuary while the wildlife sanctuary is known for its sambhar, leopard, spotted deer, etc. Your kids will definitely relish a visit to their learning places and will carry the memories along too.
- Water sports
A visit to the region will be incomplete without indulgence in water sporting activities. You name it and the sporting activity is available. Beginning with banana boat ride you can graduate to jet skiing, wakeboarding, surfing, parasailing, and paragliding to name a few. Beaches like Candolim, Calangute, and Baga are known for this sporting activity and you can get a taste of this adventure at any of these places.
- Board a casino cruise
Nightlife and exotic parties form a formidable part of this state and not indulging in any of these will definitely leave your trip incomplete. Casino cruise is more of a floating restaurant with electronic games where you can try your hand at minting some money. Most of these are government regulated and you will definitely relish this unique experience. Choose a plan of your liking and make the most of your visit.
Ballrooms and beautifully done decks also give you the opportunity to experience the solitude of the still waters besides gorgeous views of the sunsets. The day will be so well spent that it is likely to remain etched in your memory for long.
- Soothe your soul and senses
Wellness programs from October to May are a specialty of this state. A range of healing activities varying from ayurvedic treatments to reiki healing courses are in the offering and if you believe in holistic healing of the body try any of these. All your stress an strain will vanish leaving a rejuvenated self of yours to take on the challenges of life that await you when you get back.
- Explore the beaches
A visit to the place will be incomplete without exploring some of the best beaches. Morjim, Baga, Candolim, and Majorda are some of the beaches worth visiting when you happen to be here.
Goa is a world apart in itself. A visit here would be a lifetime remembrance and the memories that you carry along are likely to remain forever!