Enjoying Goa In Just 3 Days
Goa is not about the beaches but to explore lots of things. It is an interesting place that can be scanned in a couple of days or can be enjoyed for a month long vacation. If your time is short, here is a way to enjoy Goa in just three days.
The best way to get around Goa easily is a two-wheeler. If you are ready to hire a cab, it is also acceptable. Start with the spice plantation so that you can focus the rest of the days with beach and nightlife. A complete spice plantation would take a whole day. On the route, you might encounter certain churches and temples. Mostly these spice plantations would be located near any stream or lake. Visit those water bodies and have some enjoyable time by late afternoon. In the evening, get down to Dona Paulo where you can enjoy night beach life and other attractions. If possible, check out any nearby beaches for some relaxation. You can find lots of beaches in Goa as Goa is popular for beaches and adventurous activities. Adventure enthusiasts plan the Goa Beaches Tour to explore the beaches and water activities.
This day is dedicated for the historic element of the place. Start with an early morning walk in the streets of Panjim. Spend the rest of the morning in Gitanjali art gallery, Fountain has, Goa state Museum, Customs Museum, Our Lady of Immaculate Conception church and others. By early evening, visit River Mandovi for a jetty boat ride with music and dance performance for an hour. There are a few floating casinos on River Mandovi, if you are up for some gambling, you can choose those spots else, drive to Old Goa. This is the colonial capital of the place and you can find a lot of churches decorated with lights. Most important ones are Basilica of BOM Jesus, Church of St Francis of Assisi, Se Cathedral and many others. If it is not too late for you, reach Divar Island after enjoying the churches for a ferry ride and sightseeing. This ferry ride is open only till midnight.
Start your day with the attractive beaches of Palolem or Anjuna beach. Enjoy all water based activities there. You can find many restaurants for enjoying a hearty meal. By early afternoon, get down to the flea market or other shopping areas for some lazy souvenir shopping. After lunch, travel to Dudhsagar Falls and Dr. Salim Ali bird sanctuary. If you keep up to the coastline, you can find a lot of attractions; especially near Netrani. By late evening, get down to Baga beach for some pumping night life till the dawn is near.
There are a lot more places to enjoy in Goa Tour Packages. There are more than 30 beaches here and no two beaches are the same. There are numerous places for enjoying nightlife, gambling and others. Apart from these, you can find water activities like diving, boating, hot air ballooning and so on. Do not stick with a strict itinerary and let the environment and instinct take you to the next destination. After all; Goa is a place for stress-free and rule-free vacation.
Ademar Arau, A Mexican guy staying in Gurgaon India from last 3 years, translator by profession. Love to do capture the moments, writing and blogging, currently associated with olaviajes.com as Spanish – English travel blogger.