10 Coolest Things to Do in Goa

Between all the things to do in Goa and all the things that you want to do in Goa, there are exactly 10 things that you simply must do when on Goa tour. Here’s a list of them all.

1. See dolphins

You wouldn’t have thought Goa to be a dolphin-seeing kind of place. But, it is! There are many boat services on which you can embark to see dolphins frolic and play around in the sea. The experience is sure to be better than *any* video you’ve seen on National Geographic, trust me.

2. Shop

There are some items that are best purchased in Goa. These include all kinds and varieties of swim-wear, jholas, harem pants and colourful of accessories + beads. There are numerous shops that line the streets, beaches of Goa and many places to see in Goa, so choice won’t ever be a problem.

3. Get a tattoo

Seriously, what’s the harm? Temporary, henna or permanent – you can choose to get just the type of tattoo that you’d like.

4. Eat!

Given the high number of tourists that flock to Goa each year, the food scene here has grown multi-fold. While the sea-food options are to die-for, the numerous shacks are the perfect place to hang-out, chill with friends and have a good time + meal.

 

5. Beaches

Undoubtedly, one of the best things to do in Goa is to visit its umpteen beaches. Lie down on the sand, bathe in the waters or go parasailing or gliding – Goa’s beaches are a joy. If you are in a large group, do spend the night at the beach. It will be an experience you won’t ever forget.

6. Cruises

Exotic river cruises or sunset cruises that offer live music and dance performances are a sheer joy. Embark on one of these and see the fun song & dance side of Goa.

7. Churches

Needless to say, Goa has some of the best and oldest churches in India. Make it a point to a visit a shrine or two and observe + appreciate their beautiful architecture.

8. Ride a bike

The best way to see Goa is to hire a bike (Vespa) and to ride non-stop, all day on its roads and routes. So, hire one as soon as you reach your destination and explore this sunny + beachy state on a two-wheeler.

Shraddha Kapoor takes Sidharth Malhotra for a bike ride in Goa

9. Ayurvedic angle

There are many ayurvedic centres in Goa. Head to one of these and allow the ancient healings & medicines to de-stress and re-energise you.

10. Party

The 10th item in the list of top 10 things to do in Goa is, not surprisingly, party. Go wild, get rid of your inhibitions and simply have a good time.

 

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  1. kamran ch

    i have plan to go GOA and i need some information befor go there this site help me a lot to find out what can i do there and more only thing i dont know if i rent a bike is that safe to live it any were in street going relax fo r shop or walk and come back ride bicycle again

    • lalit

      yes , it’s safe. one of the best way to visit goa on bike or Scotty. take it on rent easily . there are many person give bike,scotty, or jeep on rent.

  2. Divakar Kakrania

    I haven’t hit Goa yet but I intend doing it soon. Now, after flipping through this post, I feel that ‘my Goa time’ is not much far away. Water sports and night beach party are in my must-wish list though I won’t mind a bit of biking and binging too.

  3. Kirti Patra

    Probably, it is hard to pinpoint one thing which is great about Goa. When I see films like Josh, I feel drawn towards these period churches. But the moment I had my first piece of squid there, I knew why they call it a foodie’s destination. A great article by the way and I found the author’s bio extremely funny.

  4. Maleeva

    Goa is really that
    two-piece destination which you won’t find anywhere else in India. Though it
    has been over a year that I visited the place, you can say that I am still in
    the Goa hangover. Like you precisely stated, you need to get rid of all inhibitions
    and party hard. I even shed my fears for heights and went parasailing.

  5. Avishi Gupta

    Beautiful pictures! Oh I could live in Goa forever and never get bored. The prawn delicacies are amazing and surprisingly cheap! You can just get away with a part-time job and live in luxury here!

  6. Suneet Malik

    There is something so special about Goa. It’s like all the other holidays are on one side and a Goa trip on the other. Like my first bicycle ride or my first crush, my first Goa holiday is clearly etched in my memory.

  7. Prateek Arora

    Is there anything Goa doesn’t have? Beaches, spas, bike rides, dolphins, pubs, clubs, amazing food.. I think everybody should live here for some time

  8. Radhika Virmani

    Ambika, Goa is full of spas. You can choose from the high-end luxury spa services offered by hotels (Leela leads in this) or the Ayurvedic and more easy-on-the-pocket massage centres. Sereno Spa, Cansaulim; Brahmani yoga, Anjuna; Svaastha Spa, Salcette District; Zaara, Arpora are some options.

  9. Sanjay Rana

    This is a good amalgamation of things to do in Goa. Goan beaches are probably the best in India, especially if you are interested in water sports. Baga and Calangute in North Goa are my favourites. Try the banana boat ride if you happen to visit Calangute. It is probably the most fun water sport Goa has to offer.

  10. Ambika Sharma

    Informative post. Can you tell me a few Ayurvedic or Spa centres that i should visit on my Goa trip?

    • Radhika Virmani

      Ambika, Goa is full of spas. You can choose from the high-end luxury spa
      services offered by hotels (Leela leads in this) or the Ayurvedic and
      more easy-on-the-pocket massage centres. Sereno Spa, Cansaulim; Brahmani
      yoga, Anjuna; Svaastha Spa, Salcette District; Zaara, Arpora are some
      options.

  11. I went on one of the “Dolphin spotting” tours in Goa. The
    boat took us deep into the ocean and I saw 3 dolphins!!! After that we circled a
    few islands and stopped over at one for lunch. I agree, it should rate as one of
    the top things to do in Goa. And of course, what can one say about the Clubs. I
    recommend Mambos and Titos highly. If you dig Bollywood music, there is Hype
    club, again, on Baga road.