GOA!!!!! – A destination that one should visit at least once in their lifetime. If you personally ask me, visiting just once in a lifetime is also a crime; Goa deserves to be visited much more than that. We all have a bucket list in our life, don’t we? Oh hold on, did you just Nod? High time you make one. So usually we have a bucket list which is about A to Z we wish to do before we die. But how about having specific kind of a bucket list? As I mentioned earlier, visiting Goa just once is also a crime, so what say having a bucket list for Goa? Oh yes, a whole bucket list just while you are in Goa.
Here is your ultimate checklist for Goa.
Beauty and the Beach
Have you ever wanted to sip a chilled beer on the beach and enjoy the scenic beauty of the beach? Well, that’s possible in Goa. If you are looking for calm, serene and clean beaches, then head directly to South Goa. But if you want to chill, party and much more then North Goa it is. Beaches like Baga, Anjuna, Calangute, to name a few, is where you should head to.
Adventure Your Way
Goa is the King of Adventure Sports (water mainly) in India. You can totally experience your adrenaline rush in Jet Ski, Water Ski, Wakeboarding, Parasailing, Banana Ride, Ringo Ride, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Wind Surfing, Kite Surfing, Surf Board, and Kayaking. No, I’m not just naming all the water sports that I know of, all these sure happen in Goa. So are they on your bucket list already?
Goan Food should not be missed at any cost. If you are a foodie, then Goa is a haven for you. Goa is known for its seafood, rice and coconut vegetables which are finger licking worthy. Trying the Goan food at the authentic Goan restaurants is like a feast for your stomach.
Party till you Drop
When in Goa, this is a MUST in your bucket list. Goa has few of awesome clubs that you can party like Club Cubana, LPK, Waters, and more. You should totally be club-hopping in Goa. Also, while you are at Goa, you should totally attend the underground parties and raves that mostly happen in Vagator, Anjuna, and Chapor because sometimes it’s totally okay to Sin because you have only one life, right?
Beach Shacks & Hookah
Most of the beaches have shacks that serve hookah. When with friends, why not enjoy the beauty of the beach while having hookah by the beach with some awesome party songs playing? I think it sure should be on your bucket list. If you aren’t a hookah person, then just enjoy sipping on a drink while the waves touch your feet.
Let the Gamble Begin
‘I’ll go to Vegas and gamble all night in a Casino’ – Says a lot of them. But while in India, Goa sure can be Our Vegas. Oh yeah! The casino is LEGAL in Goa! So roll your dice and gamble your way and hopefully win a lot of bucks (I wish that the luck on your side, my friend).
A Tattoo, maybe?
If a permanent tattoo is on your bucket list, then you need to score that out when in Goa. There are many tattoo artists in Goa and they are all very good. If you are not a tattoo person, then I would say that just because you are in Goa, get a temporary tattoo done and show off during your trip.
The Hippie Market
When in Goa, you should totally experience the hippie vibe. If you are here on a weekend then you should head to the Saturday night market in Arpora. The entire vibe of this place is so vibrant where the stalls display products from all over the world and the entire market is so well lit up with so many colours. The best part about the market is the band performances that happen here. If you happen to miss this, then head to Anjuna Night Market on Wednesdays.
The best way to explore Goa is on bikes. If you are a guy, you really should rent a Royal Enfield and ride your way in Goa. You can explore all the unexplored places in Goa and probably when on a bike, you might end up exploring something no one else has ever explored. The rent of bikes in Goa is pretty cheap. All you need is a Driving License and you are good to rent a bike. For those who do not want to rent a bike, can always rent a car.
Old Style Goa
While in Goa, you sure want to explore Goa, don’t you? Head to the old Goa side and explore the forts and churches which are a magnificent beauty. You should also explore Dona Paula. Also, there are few beautiful waterfalls in Goa like Dudhasagar but that my friend would be quite a trek for you as it is one of the highest waterfalls in India.
Enjoy the Sunrise / Sunset
What better way to end a trip! Watching a sunset is one of the most beautiful sights that you can witness. You sure should sit by the shore and watch the sunset till the very end. Also, if you are a party animal, I’m sure you would have had late nights at the beach partying making it easier for you to witness the sunrise in this mad city Goa.
How many of the above are you yet to check? Do that on your next trip to Goa!! I’m sure you will plan many more trips to check that list. Go Goaaaaa!!!
Also, if you are looking to stay in a Villa while you are at Goa, Do visit Villas Goa for a comfortable yet luxurious stay.
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