Goa and happiness go hand in hand. This coastal town has much in its offering for any avid visitor. The place has a lot to offer and too off the beaten track. The diverse shades of Goa can be experienced by planning a visit to the below-listed places and undertaking the activities as suggested.
- Visit to the Utorda beach
If you wish to explore the solitude of Goa, a visit to the Utorda beach in North Goa, 30 Km south of Panjim is highly recommended. If you wish to explore this palm-fringed, beach with its white sand covered in seashells washed ashore, evenings are the best time as setting sun offers a perfect backdrop. This beach is located north of the famed Majorda beach and offers some great sunset and sunrise views if you can be here at the appropriate time.
The resorts and eateries here offer a taste of the local Goa cuisine and you can indulge in a chat with the locals here to get an insight into the cultural richness of the place too. You can travel to the place from Margao by bus. Cabs and auto-rickshaws are also available to the place. Ideally, the beach can be visited between 6: 00 am to 10:00 pm.
- Water Sports in Goa
There are a range of water sports activities to indulge in, the details for which can be found on LBB’s website. Parasailing is one of the most desirable adventures to pursue in Goa and once you indulge in the same, it will kindle in the adventure streak in you forever. October to May is the best season to pursue water sport activities and you can ideally try your hand at parasailing at Arambol beach, Baga beach, Mobor, and Dona Paula.
A ride on the water scooters is highly recommended and you will be able to feel the pulsating beat of your heart, once you try you’re at this ride. You will be able to discover an unknown aspect of your personality once you cruise at high speeds on the different beaches most popular of which are the Candolim and Majorda beach. You can know more by discovering Goa on LBB, which is a leading lifestyle website.
- Visit to the Jamboree Creek
Located close to the Manderem and Ashwem beach, this is another unique place to discover Goa. Not only can you enjoy the lush green ambience of the place but the sumptuous food that the place offers will leave a lot to desire for your taste buds. Add to this, the proximity of beaches of North Goa and uniqueness of living close to the peace and serenity of the region, a visit to Jamboree Creek could be one of the best experiences that you will have in Goa. Ideally, this is an organic retreat which is far away from the hustle and bustle of the city life of Panjim.
- Explore the Markets of Goa
Bustling lanes of food stalls, boutiques and bars make Saturday Night Market in Arpora one of the good places to discover in Goa. This is the biggest and the best night market in Goa with hippie stalls run by foreigners. You can get original craft items of Goa, jewellery and clothing items here which could be a virtual treat for someone back home. You can find more flea markets and their location and open timings on LBB’s blog.
The Wednesday flea market in Anjuna is another famous market to explore. Hippie clothing, blankets with impressions of Hindu gods, anklets, sunglasses, and spices are some of the popular items that one can shop for in the Anjuna market. A line of eateries offering the local taste of Goa adds to the experience and thrill of being in a unique place like Goa, an experience that you will carry along in form of stories to be told to friends and family back home.
- Explore the flavors of Goa
The cuisine of Goa has an influence of the long Portuguese colonization that spread across 451 years. Goa is a foodie’s paradise. You can also relish cuisines varying from Australian to Continental but the taste of the local cuisine of the place can give anyone a run for their money.
You name it and the dish the ready to soothe your palate. Rava Fish Fry, Goan Fish Curry, and Crab Xec Xec are some of the popular cuisines of the area which you should definitely give a try. Food in Goa is mostly based on seafood and you will find a lot of pomfret, tuna, shark, and mackerel in the preference list of locals who love enjoying their food outdoors, especially on weekends.
Check out the above-listed activities and explore the less known face and facts of Goa. You will definitely love the experience.