Goa Tourism: Guide For Family Trips

Overview

Goa is well-known for its nightlife and beaches. Beyond its beaches, you can find plenty of other destinations to explore and enjoyable activities in Goa. The perfect mix of Eastern and Western traditions with significant Portuguese influences. Goa is an ideal destination for a holiday with the family.

Goa Tourism has ensured that Goa Tourism attracts a consistent flow of tourists all through the year. Thanks to its close collaboration in partnership with the local business. If you’ve got an excursion to Goa you’re thinking about exploring all the benefits Goa Tourism can offer.

The best places to visit in Goa

There are many tourist spots in Goa that are extremely popular with vacationers.

Calangute Beach: Your trip to Goa cannot be complete without a visit to Calangute Beach. It is awash with commercial establishments, like shacks, and food stands. It is also extremely popular for water sports of all kinds.

Aguada Fort: 

One of the tourist attractions that are located in Goa that you must explore with family members is Aguada Fort. The Portuguese constructed the fort in order to prevent Maratha or Dutch invasions by blocking ships. From crossing into the Mandovi River. Fort Aguada is open daily from 9:30 am to 6:45 pm.

Anjuna Beach: 

Another must-visit Goa tourist spot is Anjuna Beach. The stunning beach with white sand, and coconut palms is ideal for sunbathing and relaxing. It is also famous for its nightly party at the beach that draws visitors from all over the world. It is also possible to explore other beaches nearby.

Dudhsagar Falls: 

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Goa that should be not missed is The Dudhsagar Falls. It is said to be one of the highest waterfalls in India. The clear water flowing down from an altitude of 1017 feet is simply breathtaking. Legend says that a prince strolled through the waterfall as the princess bathed at the water’s edge. The maids would pour milk down a waterfall in front of her to form an awning to protect her modesty. And that’s how the Dudhsagar waterfall took its name.

Varca Beach: 

Peaceful and serene, Varca Beach is a stretch of breathtaking white sand and crystal-clear blue waters. The beach is lined with stunning black lava stones and is flanked by large palm trees and gorgeous greenery. There is also dolphin watching along the Sal River. In some areas, you can find fishing vessels that house local fishermen.

Things to do in Goa

If you believed that your excursion to Goa was only about the beach. You’d have missed out on many other things to discover what Goa offers. Your Goa itinerary should include many other elements, including

The Water Sport: 

With the abundance of beaches and water, there’s no reason to be surprised that Goa has plenty of water sports. These are adventurous that you can take part in. You can snorkel on Bogmalo, Calangute, and Baga beaches. Including Jet skiing at Colva, Anjuna, Calangute, Baga, Aguada, and Candolim beaches. Experience the thrill of white-water rafting along Valpoi, Madea, and Mando River as well as other.

Wildlife Sanctuary 

For animal and nature enthusiasts, make sure you go to Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary in Mollem. And Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary in Cotigao.

Churches and Temples: 

Rich in heritage, Goa is home to numerous famous temples and churches. And some of them have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Churches such as Bom Jesus Basilica which has the remains of Saint. Francis Xavier, Se Cathedral dedicated to Saint. Catherine or temples like Mangeshi Temple, and Shanta Durga Temple among others, are must-sees.

Hot Air Balloon Ride 

Goa Tourism has exclusively partnered with Tiger Balloon Safaris to provide hot balloon rides in Chandor, South Goa. It is a truly luxurious and unforgettable experience, you’ll get an unobstructed and breathtaking 360-degree view of the surrounding area. The pilot will take you 2,500 feet up in the air, while the ground crew is following the balloon. So that they will be on hand when you return.

The best time to go to Goa

The ideal time when you can visit Goa will be (From November through February). The weather is mild and pleasant. One is able to enjoy all the tourist attractions of Goa. The tourist attractions of Goa are accessible during this time. However, as this is the peak season and it’s typically extremely crowded and costly.

If you are a lover of the outdoors and lush greenery. The months of July through September are the best time to go to Goa. The majority of water sports are off limits. However some activities like white water rafting and trekking or visiting nature reserves. are available. Because of the low season you also get discounted prices and discounts.

How to get there

Going to Goa is a breeze as it is easily accessible by railway, air, and road.

By Air: the closest and sole airport is Dabolim which is located around 29 km from Panaji.

By train: Two stations located in Goa can be found at Vasco da Gama. And Margao both of which are extremely connected. There is a Konkan Railway connecting the west coast. While it is connected to the South Western Railway connects the south. Trains run frequently from Delhi.

By road: Goa is connected to other cities via the four highways of national significance. The government-owned company Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation. Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation, and Kadamba Transport Corporation operate buses for Goa.