What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word Goa? I'm sure that more often than not it is the beaches, cheap alcohol and crazy parties. Goa's tag of 'Party Capital of India' has created a certain image for the state—a place where you get sloshed out on cheap liquor. Not many know that Goa is actually much more than just beaches. Extremely rich culture, heritage and wildlife are some aspects of Goa that most travellers choose to ignore over and over again.
Geographically too, Goa offers a lot beyond than just beaches, which are now sadly seriously overcrowded and trash-laden. The state has several hidden, remote islands that never make it to the usual Goan itineraries. Here are Goa's 7 best islands that you can visit to escape the madness of its beaches: