Goa in three days

Sun kissed beaches, beautiful churches, crazy casinos, vibrant nightlife, amazing shopping, delicious cuisine… you name it and Goa has it. And since it is just a few hours away, going to Goa is really convenient! In just three days, you can soak in all that Goa has to offer, making it a perfect weekend gateway.

Day one – Beach Hopping and Shopping

Goa’s 103 km coastline is blessed with the most enchanting beaches, spoiling you for choice! One of the most popular tourist spots in Goa, Baga is known for its beach parties, nightlife and amazing seafood served at its beach shacks and restaurants. Candolim’s beach is also counted amongst the most beautiful beaches in India. The Cavelossim beach is serene, flanked by paddy fields and coconut groves and witnesses less crowd. Agonda beach makes it to the top beaches in Asia. Don’t forget to visit Mandrem beach as well. These beaches are perfect to laze aroud or take a swim in the clear waters or visit the eateries to enjoy local food!

Cavelossim Beach
Cavelossim Beach

 

Goa is also an excellent place to go on a shopping spree. From designer boutiques to flea markets, the variety is endless. Look for handicrafts, pottery, terracotta, cashewnuts, feni, bebinca, and the famous Goa sausages. You will find a number of shops, selling everything from curios to old coins, from dried fish to spices. The Wednesday Market at Anjuna Beach started by and for foreigners is an extremely lively spot where souvenirs, beachwear, trinkets and handicrafts are sold at bargain prices.  Now all international brands too have their outlets in Goa!

Day two – Exploring old Goa

Visiting the old Goa will take you to the colonial times. The former Portuguese neighbourhood has retained its old world charm and beauty. It’s bright, colourful and yet quiet and peaceful! Old Goa is also blessed with churches, chapels and convents of unsurpassed architectural beauty, befitting its label as ‘Golden Goa’ or ‘Rome of the East’. Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral, Church of our lady of Rosary etc are some of the monumental churches.

Church in Goa
Church of Mae De Deus Saligao

Famous Goan forts include Aguada fort, Cabo de Rama, Cabo Raj Niwas, Chapura fort, Tiracol fort etc. Visting these forts will definitely help you understand Goa and its rich history.

Light house of fort Aguada
Light house of fort Aguada

 

Day three – Water sports and Nightlife

Goa is quite famous for both adventure sports and its happening nightlife. Make sure you get a taste of both. Several beaches have the facilities for Jet-skiing, wind surfing, scuba diving and parasailing. The ideal time for the same is from September to March. There is go-carting, bird-watching and wildlife spotting as well. For entertainment, head to one of the pubs, clubs or discos. Club Tito’s. Café Mambo and Tito’s courtyard are loved by everyone. With casinos, movie theatres, festivals and carnivals, there is a never a dull moment in Goa 🙂

Tito's
Tito’s

 

Few tips for tourists –

  • Do not keep your valuables unattended during your stay at the beaches
  •  Do not indulge in drug offences, as these are punishable under the law
  •  Nudity on beaches and public places is forbidden and punishable under the law
  •  The sea is quite dangerous at times, with underground currents, especially during the rainy season. The underground sea-floor level may not be even
  • Do not venture into deep waters because in an emergency rescue becomes difficult
  • Do consult the lifeguard on the beach before venturing into the water!

 

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