In India, Goa is one of the top beach destinations in the country. There is a lot more to explore than just sit and relax under the sun, sand and sea. Right from the wildlife safaris to the touch of Portuguese neighborhood, Goa provides tourists with amazing opportunities to hangout even during a short duration vacation.
The very first thing you can do is take a cultural tour of the history and culture of Goa. you can start by visiting the churches and museums of Old Goa. This historical city once served as the capital of Portuguese colony between the 16th and 18th century.
The amazing church of The Basilica of Bom Jesus holds the mortal remains of the patron saint of Goa, Saint Francis Xavier. This church is also the most famous church in the area among the others. To know further about the culture, you can also visit The Museum of Christian Art and also the Archaeological Museum.
Next comes the most adventurous part of the trip. You head on to explore the whole of North Goa to experience the buzzing nightlife and some of the top notch beaches like Baga and Calangute, although they remain mostly crowded. In contrast to that Morjim, Aswem and Mandrem beaches are much better.
Also don’t forget to explore the Aguada Fort and the Chapora Fort and then head on to some exciting beach sport activities. Finally you can explore the beaches in South Goa where the beaches are naturally less crowded. This is a great place to relax and rejuvenate before you finally end your vacation. Some of the prominent beaches in South Goa include Colva, Palolem, Majorda and Benaulim.