From sun-kissed beaches to vibrant flea markets to stunning Portuguese architecture, there are so many places to visit in Goa that you’ll find it difficult to fit them all in one trip. Add its water sports, happening seaside clubs, and a truly eclectic dining scene to that list and you know you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice. Here is your quick guide to the very best of Goa, including the best of beaches, night clubs, bars, markets and festivals. Enjoy.
Old Goa :
The former Portuguese capital of the region before Panjim, Old Goa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s home to several magnificent churches and cathedrals.
It has been described as India’s only Latin quarter. The quiet charm of this Panjim neighbourhood’s narrow streets and tile-roofed houses is best discovered on foot.
Surrounded by rocky hills at both ends, this crescent-shaped beach in South Goa is one of the prettiest in the state.
Anjuna’s Wednesday flea market:
Located near the Anjuna beach, this famous daytime market has a mix of Kashmiri, Gujarati and Tibetan shops, stalls offering clothes and jewellery designed by Goa’s foreign denizens and an eclectic range of food outlets
The Saturday Night Market:
This market on Arpora Hill, between Baga and Anjuna, is known as much for its party-like atmosphere, as for the actual shopping.
End your night with dancing at Tito’s, a Goan landmark that comprises of a cluster of restaurants and nightclubs located in a lane bearing its name.
Silent Noise :
In Goa’s headphone parties, everyone literally dances to their own tunes.
Goa Carnival :
Held in the second week of February, the annual Goa Carnival celebrates the arrival of spring.