The scenic beaches, the mesmerizing sunsets, the laid-back life and the delicious food, Goa is the place that has got it all. Goa tops the list when it comes to the most visited tourist places in India. People visit Goa for spending a relaxing time or for partying with friends or family, it is also called the party hub of India. The food here is popular too, the Goan flavours are some of the most authentic in the country. So, if you love beaches and you would like to try food by the beach, then Goa is the place for you.


The history of Goa is very diverse and goes long back in time. The explorer Vasco da Gama first discovered India and under his guidance, the Portuguese arrived in Goa in 1498. The Portuguese rule lasted for about 450 years and influenced Goan culture, cuisine, and architecture. In the year 1961, Goa was freed from the Portuguese rule and was made a union territory in India. In 1987, Goa was granted statehood. Currently, it an Indian state and is the favourite destination for tourists.

Things to do (Activities)

Visit the beaches of Goa

If you are in Goa, the first thing to do is to visit the beaches of Goa. They are one of the best in the country and a magnet for tourists. Some of the must-visit beaches of Goa are – Calangute, Palolem, Baga, Anjuna and many more. Calangute beach is the largest beach in Goa and is visited by thousands of tourists every year. Palolem beach is also known as the white sand beach in Goa. Lined with palm trees, it is one of the most beautiful beaches to visit. Baga beach and Anjuna beach are situated at a distance of 3 km from each other and both are epitome of beauty. Along with the beaches of Goa, there are markets to visit and beachside shacks to relax.

Adventure sports

The adventure sports of Goa are very well known in the country. People will visit the beaches to try different kinds of adventure sports activities. Dona Paula Beach is popular for windsurfing, the mornings at this beach are perfect for beginners while winds get stronger with the afternoons. Dinghy sailing is another water sport that one should try at this point. Scuba Diving in Goa is the most loved sport by visitors. Other water sports activities that can be done are water-skiing, angling, and parasailing. If you are not into water sports, you can go for small treks or just go cycling around the towns.

Visit the Basilica of Bom Jesus

The Basilica of Bom Jesus is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it represents the ancient architecture of Goa and the essence of the age-old traditions. It is also the most visited Church in Goa. It is known for holding the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier revered as the ‘Apostle of the Indes’. The place has some beautifully carved statues, doors, and columns. There exists a modern art gallery inside which features over 30 late twentieth-century paintings.

Go on a food spree

If you visit Goa, you can’t miss the delicacies. The authentic Goan flavours reflect the Portuguese vibe in the food and the authentic taste takes you back in time. The place has its own kind of coastal food and spices which makes the Goan flavours very unique. Some of the dishes you should try in Goa are Prawn balchão, Sanna, Goan red rice, Chouris pão, Poee and Kingfish. As far as drinks are concerned, fenny is the original drink of Goa which has made a place nationwide. If you are in Goa do make sure to enjoy the Goan flavours at leisure.


List of the Accommodations available at the Destination

Santana Beach Resort

Santana Beach Resort

The Cabo Palace (0.7 mi), located nearby, makes Santana Beach Candolim a great place to stay for those interested in visiting this popular Candolim landmark.

Casa De Goa Boutique Resort

Casa De Goa Boutique Resort

Casa de Goa is located in close proximy to the famous Calangute beach, night life, market and main tourist places.

ibis Styles Goa Calangute Resort

ibis Styles Goa Calangute Resort

750 steps to Tivai beach, 15 min from Calangute beach & Candolim Beach and 25 min from Baga beach in North Goa

Varanda do Mar

Varanda do Mar

With a stellar location overlooking the Miramar beach, upscale Varanda Do Mar provides guests with impeccable service.

Resort Terra Paraiso

Resort Terra Paraiso

Welcome to our seaside haven which is surrounded by fascinating Goan culture on one side and the blue seas on the other.

Colonia Santa Maria

Colonia Santa Maria

Colonia Santa Maria Hotel Beach Resort, also known as CSM Hotel or CSM Beach resort, is the premier Four Star resort on Baga beach of Calangute.


By Air

It is convenient to visit Goa by air. The state has its own airport Dabolim Airport in Dabolim village in Mormugão. It is located about 30 km from the state capital Panjim. You can go to any part of the state by hiring a cab from here.

By Train

Goa has two major railway stations Madgaon and Vasco-da-gama. Both the stations are very well connected with all the major cities of the nation and are very reachable.

By Surface

The best option to travel to Goa and in Goa is on road. Rent a bike and travel across the towns on the bike. This is the best and the most trending option for travellers.