Goa is a must-see destination on the itinerary of every Indian traveller. Goa fulfils every traveller’s needs and expectations, whether it’s to party with friends, have an adventurous vacation with the group, spend time with family, or go on a romantic vacation with your companion.
When it comes to discovering Goa, many people believe that it is only about beaches and drinking. However, Goa has a lot to see and do, such as blissful beaches, lively nightlife, legendary forts, old churches and temples, delicious Goan food and so on. Goa is indeed an excellent weekend getaway.
Here is a list of few spots you can indulge yourself in to unwind your weekend in Goa.
Of course! When you say Goa you can hear beachessss!!! Goa houses the world’s best beaches in its North as well South! All you need to decide is what you wanna experience head to North Goa beaches for its shacks, delectable food, and water sports await beachgoers. The majority of visitors to Goa stay on the beaches of North Goa. Baga-Calangute beach is well known for its shacks, Candolim beach for its water sports, Anjuna beach, Vagator beach near Dil Chahta Hai point, Morjim beach, Arambol beach, and Mandarin beach for its beautiful white sand shoreline. If you want to escape from the chaotic and populated places to spend some peaceful time then you should try out South Goa beaches known for their serenity and lack of crowds. These are a few famous South Goa beaches you can head to: Palolem for its greenery lining and the white sandy shore; Colva beach; Benaulim beach; Bogmalo beach for peace & tranquillity; Agonda beach; Dona Paul Beach and Majorda beach for its clean water and to experience a beautiful sunset.
Beaches not only provide beautiful sunsets and breezy vibes, but they also house some of the best shacks to relax in and promise a hearty meal overlooking the beach with some good music and ambience. During Goa’s peak season, there are a plethora of beach shacks offering illumination, sea food, cocktails, and music. They assure an unforgettable evening in Goa for everyone, including couples, families, and groups of friends.
After having a good beach session you can discover some beautiful churches, temples, dargahs and forts preserved and maintained well in the womb of Goa. Almost all of the famous Goan churches can be found in Velha Goa, including the Basilica of Bom Jesus, which houses the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier, as well as the beautiful Se Cathedral and the scenic Church of St Francis of Assisi. Discover the beautiful temples like Shree Mahadev temple at Tambdi Surla for its beautiful atmosphere, The Shantadurga Temple in Quepem, Shree Damodar temple at Zambaulim well known for its healing powers, the most famous Mangeshi temple, and many more architecturally and culturally rich temples in Goa to experience spiritual and positive vibes. Also dont miss out on Konadi’s dargah located in Korgao-Pernem. This very old dargah is dedicated to Saint Khwaja Ismail Chisti and is located just a few miles from the busy town of Mapusa. His “incorrupt remains’ ‘ are still here. Visitors are greeted by an arc-style entrance. The dargah’s walls are surrounded by concrete walls with coconut trees neatly arranged in a row, creating a cool and peaceful atmosphere.
Goa is rich in heritage and historic spots,the forts of Goa are among the most popular tourist destinations in India. They provide an excellent opportunity to enjoy the panoramic scenery, hills, waterfalls, fresh air, and, most importantly, they are excellent locations for taking breathtaking photographs. Some of the most popular forts in Goa are Aguada Fort, Chapora Fort, also known as DCH point, which is popular among young people, Corjuem Fort with its majestic view, and the secluded Cabo de Rama Fort, which is ideal for watching the spectacular sunset.
Get away from all the stresses of the week and experience Goa’s terrifying nightlife. Goan nightclubs’ headbanging music and favourite cocktails are ideal for unwinding your mood and should not be missed while in Goa. Some of the well-known nightclubs that promise a one-of-a-kind aura as well as an unreal experience are:
It is the most visited and loved club in North Goa due to its massive maintenance, and you can tap your feet all night long while experiencing the best nightlife ever.
This nightclub features a green environment, 3D laser light shows, and fire pits.
Silent noise club
It has hosted many top-tier DJs who specialise in genres such as trance and electro-punk, among others. When you put on wireless headphones, it’s very easy to tune out everything, lose yourself, and let your body move freely to the music.
Located on Arpora Hill in north Goa, Club Cabana is best known for its terrace-style structure.
If you are not a clubber, try your luck at a casino. There are many casinos here, both onshore and offshore, that attract a large crowd, such as Casino Pride, Casino Royale, Deltin Royale Casino, and Casino Carnival. Because onshore casinos are restricted to only offering electronic games, offshore floating casinos dominate the gambling scene in Goa. Casinos provide a party atmosphere, music throughout the night, and food and drinks.
Goa has a plethora of activities and places to visit, and I guarantee you will not regret spending your weekend in Goa! In fact, a weekend is insufficient to truly explore Goa because it has so much to offer. Plan your ideal weekend getaway to Goa and begin your week with a bang.
How to travel?
There are numerous rental car services and self-drive options available throughout Goa. A driver’s licence is required. Prices are negotiable and may vary depending on the season. You can use rental services from Royal Car Rental to explore the best of Goa at your leisure.