Although Goa is the smallest state in India by area, the state is an emotion for many like me. And for all those innocent people who have never been there, your first trip to Goa will feel like you have lost your virginity as you discover the worldly pleasures Goa has to offer.
With this article, I would very much like to lay out all the must-do things in Goa to etch the state forever in your heart. Believe me, by the time you are done ticking off all the things from this list, Goa won't feel like any other place in India.
- Basics of Travelling:
Let's get all the basics out of the way.
Since tourism is the biggest industry in Goa, it is acccessible easily through all routes possible. I would recommend air travel in summers as it gets very cheap (no more than 2K).
As for accommodation, Goa has all types available. If you are visiting in the peak season, it is economical to get a serviced apartment rather than a hotel room. And folks don't care too much about the luxury of your room, because the more time you spend indoors is the least fun you will have.
Travelling around is done best with a scooty which can be hired for 200 per day to 450 per day in peak seasons. If you feel like moving around in style, you can also hire a Mahindra Thar. Cabs should only be hired for long distances as they are costly as compared to other means of transport.
While talking about food in Goa, seafood is the first thing that pops up in one's mind. And indeed it is best enjoyed on shacks. There are amazing restaurants as well to pamper yourself. I would strongly recommend visiting Curlies Beach Shack located at Anjuna Beach. It is the best shack experience once can get.
Now that we have covered the basics, let's have a look at places to go for experiences that will change your idea of fun.