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Things To Do In Goa

Things To Do In Goa

Goa, with its splendid beaches, seafood, nightlife, parties, flea markets, majestic forts, as well as old churches, provides an enticing vibe to resist. It is a fascinating travel spot where you can go for multiple activities on land and in water. Come and enjoy the region through Goa trip packages from Mumbai conducted by Hellovisit.

List of Things To Do In Goa


1. Beach Fun

Think of Goa and you find beaches. One of the finest things to do in Goa is to see its distinct beaches where you can go for sunbathing, water sports, sundown parties, and more. There is a list of beaches in Goa across the northern and southern areas.

● Best Beaches in North Goa

  • Baga Beach
  • Anjuna Beach
  • Calangute Beach
  • Candolim Beach
  • Arambol Beach
  • Sinquerim Beach
  • Vagator Beach

● Best Beaches in South Goa

  • Palolem Beach
  • Agonda Beach
  • Colva Beach
  • Benaulim Beach
  • Butterfly Beach

While some beaches remain crowded with travelers, there are less-crowded beaches in Goa for some who want quiet moments.

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2. Visit Forts

Goa has spectacular forts that depict magnificence, architectural splendor, and the glorious past. But more than that, the forts in Goa provide you with a splendid glimpse of the surroundings.

Forts in North Goa

Fort Aguada
  •  Principal attractions: An old lighthouse, prison cells, exotic sunset view
  •  Timings: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm; each day
Chapora Fort
  • Principal attractions: Exotic view of Vagator Beach
  • Timings: 24×7
Reis Magos Fort
  • Principal attractions: Cultural and Heritage Centre
  • Timings: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm (closed on Mondays)
Corjuem Fort
  • Key attractions: Exotic glimpses of the Corjuem River and the area ahead of it
  • Timings: 6:00 am to 7:00 pm

Forts in South Goa

Cabo de Rama Fort
  • Principal attractions: Church of Santo Antonio
  • Timings: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Mormugao Fort
  • Principal attractions: A secluded chapel, amazing views of fishing boats lining up near the Varca Beach
  • Timings: 24×7


3. Basilica of Bom Jesus

Basilica of Bom Jesus

A mummy is something you cannot expect to see in India unless you are seeing the Basilica of Bom Jesus. This church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Goa and is popular for its architectural splendor. The 400-year-old structure comprises non-plastered outside and ornamented interiors. The main highlight of this church is the body of St. Francis Xavier encased in a silver casket.

  • Location: Old Goa Road, Velha Goa
  • Timings: 9:00 am to 6:30 pm (Monday to Saturday); 10:30 am to 6:30 pm (Sundays)


4. UNESCO World heritage sites

Goa is about history and heritage and about beaches as well as parties. The UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Goa depict rich heritage as well as the colonial imprint of the region. Spend time at these heritage sites located in Old Goa to experience spiritual as well as architectural grandeur.

  • Sé Catedral de Santa Catarina
  • Saint Catherine’s Chapel
  • Church of St. Francis of Assisi
  • Church of Our Lady of the Rosary
  • Church of Saint Augustine
  • Church of Saint Cajetan

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5. Historic Temples

Basilica of Bom Jesus

When you end up on the beach partying, explore the fascinating temples in Goa. Yes, Goa has some wonderful temples are known for architectural splendor, spiritual glory, as well as calmness.

Mangeshi Temple

  • Location: Mangeshi Village, Priol
  • Timings: 6:00 am to 10.00 pm

Shanta Durga Temple

  • Location: Kavalem Village, Ponda
  • Timings: 5:00 am to 10:00 pm

Mahadev Temple

  • Location: Sanguem, Surla
  • Timings: 5:00 am to 10:00 pm

Chandreshwar Bhootnath Temple

  • Location: Paroda, Quepem taluka
  • Timings: 5:30 am to 8:30 pm

Brahma Temple

  • Location: Valpoi, Satari
  • Timings: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saptakoteshwar Temple

  • Location: Narve, Bicholim
  • Timings: 6:00 am to 7:00 pm.


6. Pubs and Clubs

Pubs and Clubs

When you are in Goa, you are not far from a club or pub where you unwind with your drink of choice in hand. You can go to the best nightclubs as well as pubs in Goa:

SinQ Night Club

  • Location: Candolim, North Goa
  • Timings: 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
  • Cost for two: ₹ 1800 (approx.)

Café Mambo

  • Location: Tito’s Lane, Baga, North Goa
  • Timings: 8:00 pm to 3:30 am
  • Cost for two: ₹ 1500 (approx.)


  • Location: Saligao, North Goa
  • Timings: 6:30 pm to 1:00 am
  • Cost for two: ₹ 800 (approx.)


  • Location: Sinquerim, North Goa
  • Timings: 4:00 pm to 2:00 am
  • Cost for two: ₹ 1500 (approx.)

Leopard Valley

  • Location: Palolem, South Goa
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 3:00 am
  • Cost for two: ₹ 2000 (approx.)


  • Location: Majorda, South Goa
  • Timings: 9:00 am to 1:00 am
  • Cost for two: ₹ 2000 (approx.)


7. Wine and Dine

Wine and Dine

It’s said that the finest method to discover a place is by its food. in Goa, you activate your taste buds with seafood and Goan delicacies as well as delights. Some best restaurants in Goa:

Tuscany Gardens

  • Location: Candolim, North Goa
  • Timings: 4:00 am to 11:00 pm; closed on Tuesdays
  • Cost for two: ₹ 1000 (approx.)

Spice Goa

  • Location: Mapusa, North Goa
  • Timings: 11:30 pm to 3:00 pm; 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm; every day
  • Cost for two: ₹ 900 (approx.)

Britto’s Bar and Restaurant

  • Location: Bardez, Baga, North Goa
  • Timings: 8:30 am to 12:00 midnight; every day
  • Cost for two: ₹ 1400 (approx.)

The Fisherman’s Wharf

  • Location: Cavelossim, South Goa
  • Timings: 12:00 noon to 11:00 pm (Sunday to Thursday); 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight(Friday to Saturday)
  • Cost for two (approx.): ₹ 1100

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8. Casino


In Goa, you have floating casinos situated around the state capital Panaji, where games, entertainment, as well as fun, awaits you. Some top casinos in Goa as well as their tentative entry fees:

  • Deltin Royale (₹ 1500 to ₹ 8000)
  • Casino Pride (₹ 1500 to ₹ 2000)
  • Deltin Jaqk (₹ 2500 to ₹ 3500)
  • Casino Palms (₹ 1000 onwards)


9. Water Sports

The beaches in Goa are for thrill seekers. You can exhibit the adventurer in you by participating in many water sports across different beaches.

  • Water Skiing (Baga, Majorda, and Mobor Beach)
  • Kite Surfing (Arambol Beach, Morjim Beach, Mondego Bay)
  • Scuba Diving (Grand Island, Pigeon Island)
  • White Water Rafting (Tilari River, Mandovi River)
  • Windsurfing (Calangute, Vagator, and Colva Beach)
  • Wakeboarding and Kneeboarding (Candolim Beach, Mobor Beach)
  • Kayaking (Hollant Beach, Dona Paula Beach, Backwaters of Zuari, Sal, and Mandovi)
  • Jet Skiing (Calangute, Candolim, Majorda, and Miramar Beach)
  • Banana Boat Rides (Anjuna, Candolim, Vagator, Miramar and Agonda Beach)
  • Parasailing (Arambol, Baga, and Dona Paula Beach)
  • Snorkeling (Grand Island, Bat Island, and Navy Island)

You have a lots of things to do as well as adventurous activities for the young. Come to the region through Goa tour guide from Mumbai.


10. Goa State Museum

Goa state museum

The Goa State Museum has a collection of artifacts and depicts Goa’s past in a charming manner. The museum has more than 8000 relics that include bronze artworks, coins, Jain sculptures, as well as rock statues, and more.

  • Location: Panaji
  • Timings: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm; off on Saturdays and Sundays

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11. Naval Aviation Museum

Naval Aviation Museum

Naval aviation museum is in South Goa and provides knowledge of naval aviation. You can see some big machines and watch documentaries at the mini theater within the museum.

  • Location: Vasco da Gama
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; closed on Mondays
  • Entry Fee: ₹ 30 for adults; ₹ 10 for kids


12. Watch the Dolphins

One of the good things to do in Goa is to hire a boat and go to the deep blue Arabian Sea for the sight of dolphins in the morning. You go for a dolphin safari and see the water beasts that dive in and out of the water.

  • Location: Baga Beach, Sinquerim Beach, Morjim Beach
  • Cost: ₹ 500 per adult (approx].


13. Dudhsagar Falls

Dudhsagar Falls

Dudhsagar is a waterfall moving down at an elevation of 1017 feet. This waterfall is engulfed by greenery. In the monsoons, it looks like a sea of milk is flowing down and exhibits charm. You can trek along the fascinating trails engulfing this waterfall.

  • Location: Sonaulim

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14. Anjuna Flea Market

Anjuna Flea Market

If knick-knacks and souvenirs are your hobby, then shopping at the Anjuna Flea Market is a must. This weekly market is a place buzzing with stalls selling all stuff, from handicrafts and garments to hammocks as well as jewelry. The lively ambiance of the place is live music as well as great food stalls. Bargain when making a deal.

  • Location: Anjuna
  • Timings: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm; every Wednesday
  • What to Buy: Garments, Souvenirs, Footwear, Jewelry, Tibetan Goods


15. Jungle Safari

Away from the sunny beaches, the Mollen National Park is a green haven to move in. The park engulfs the core region of the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary. The best method to explore this park is to go on a jungle safari. You can see animals, reptiles, birds, as well as butterflies here, and this includes the Bengal tiger, sambar, leopard, spotted deer, and more.

  • Location: Sonaulim
  • Timings: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee: ₹ 20 per adult; ₹ 10 per children


16. Spa


In Goa, rejuvenate with a spa massage. You will find various spas and salons that provide massages as well as holistic healing in Goa. Some include:

  • Spa by Clarins (Bardez)
  • Snip Salons and Spas (Calangute)
  • Zaara Spa and Salon (Bardez)
  • Warren Tricomi (Bardez)

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17. Silent party

Goa is about beach parties. You can enjoy a beach party at Palolem. It is glamorous, and fun like a regular party. The difference is that you dance by wearing headphones. And that is why it is also referred to as a silent party.

  • Location: Silent Noise Club, Palolem Beach
  • Timings: 9:00 pm to 4:00 am; on Saturdays
  • Charges: ₹ 600 including the cost of headphones


18. Watch Tiatr

A tiatr is a Konkani play, full of dance, music, political satire, as well as comedy. This traditional art form is known for liveliness as well as stories. A type of musical theater, this Goan experience is something you should not miss.

  • Location: Hanuman Theatre in Mapusa, Kala Academy in Panjim, Ravindra Bhavan in Margao


19. Spice Plantation

Going to spice plantations in Goa is an experience that will stay for a long. A walk through the black pepper plantations, cardamom, cloves, as well as other spices can be a healing experience. If you are a lover of nature, this is for you.

  • Spice Plantation Tours in Goa: Tropical Spice Plantation, Pascoal SpiceFarm, Savoi Spice Plantation, Sahakari Spice Farms

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20. Tattoo


The souvenir you can take back from Goa is a tattoo, a reminder of the memorable time. You find tattoo parlors in Goa where you get fascinating designs on the body. You can also go for a temporary tattoo. Some of the tattoo studios in Goa are:

  • Dragon Ink Tattoo Studio (Calangute)
  • Krish Tattoo Studio (Calangute)
  • Sandy Tattoo Studio (Calangute)
  • Moksha Tattoo Studio (Calangute)
  • Inkfidel Tattoos (Assagao)


21. Hot Air Balloon Ride

Hot Air Balloon Ride

You do not need to travel outside the nation to enjoy hot air balloon rides. Goa provides many hot air balloon packages in various locations. The experience lasts for 1.5 to 2 hours. Balloons accommodate around 10 people. You can book a balloon tour and see the views Hot air balloon ride providers:

  • Hotairballooninginindia in Chandor, South Goa
  • Tiger Balloon Safaris, Panjim
  • Goatoursplanner, Assolda Grounds, South Goa
  • Cost: Starts at ₹10,000 per person


22. Animal Volunteer

If you love animals, then you can volunteer for the betterment of animals in Goa and spend a good time with other animal lovers from across the world. Volunteering can be for just one day or some days or weeks. Animal places to volunteer in Goa:

  • Welfare for Animals in Goa (WAGS) in Siolim
  • Panjim Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) in Panjim
  • International Animal Rescue in Assagao


 23. Foot massage

Beaches where you can have foot massages near the sea:

● Candolim Beach

● Ashwem Beach

● Calangute Beach

● Baga Beach


24. Grumpy Crocodiles

Crocodiles are exotic creatures and Goa has these predators. You can have a boat trip to the spot Mugger Crocodiles living in the calm waters in the state. Early mornings are a fine time.

Place to see crocodiles:

  • Cumbarjua Channel, Zuari River
  • Best time to visit: Early mornings
  • Costs: ₹ 1000 – ₹2000 per person


25. Collective bazaar

Do you love food? Then you should go to Goa Collective Bazaar. This is held on Friday and is a wonderful flea market to enjoy. There are food stalls serving cuisine here and you have delicacies at Ozran Beach Road, Vagator

  • Best time to visit: 3:00 PM to 2:00 AM
  • Entry Fee: ₹ 100

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Q: What is the best time to visit Goa?

A: October and March

Q: How to reach Goa?

A: The Goa International Airport (Dabolim Airport) is connected to different areas of the state.

Q: What are some of the finest for couples in Goa?

A: Beach shacks provide candlelight dinners for the couple near the beach.

Q: What are the things to avoid in Goa?

A: Drink responsibly and don’t sleep on the beach.

Q: What are some offbeat things to do in Goa?

A: Explore the lesser-known beaches of south and north Goa. Go for crocodile watching near the Zuari River.

Q: Which portion of Goa is safest?

A: If you look for a calm time, then skip North Goa and move to Southern Beaches like Palolem as well as Majorda.