Housed in Old Goa are some of the most famous churches in all of Goa. This was the old capital, but now not much remains but these historical relics.
The Arvalem Caves are located close to Sanquelim in Goa. Dating back to the 6th century, the origins are disputed. Some say they are of Buddhist origins while others say Hindu. Irrespective, they are simply fascinating.
The Portuguese quarter of Panjim, namely Fontainhas and the adjoining Hindu area of Mala are a lovely place to spend a day when in Goa. The houses in Mala are distinctly Indian and very different and from the European inspired ones in Fontainhas. Fontainhas gets its name from Fonte meaning fountain, which is present at the base of the Maruti Temple in Mala. This fountain also used to connect to another heritage fountain site, Boca de Vaca in Panjim. The quaint houses, and quiet lanes can be admired by taking an organized heritage walk through the area.
Some tour operators also organise cooking demonstrations with local experts of Goan cuisine to educate people on goan recipes and tips on how to cook the same delicious food when you’re back home.
The North Goa beaches as well the South Goa beaches both have facilities to go jet skiing, on a banana boat ride, paragliding and much more.
Dona Paula Jetty
The Dona Paula Jetty is a great place to go for an evening stroll so that you can enjoy the lovely sea breeze and enchanting view.
Grande Island is an ecological marvel off the coast of Goa. There are group trips that are organized to take tourists to Grande Island by boat. Once there, they can snorkel and swim and explore the wonders of this beautiful island.
The Savoi Spice Plantation in Ponda is a serene, beautiful space that it filled with plants and trees of different kinds. A guide will take you around and give you details about the different spices that are grown here. This languid afternoon will end with a delicious feast of Goan Hindu preparations made from all the ingredients from their backyard.
The Kala Academy Goa located in Panjim is a music, art and cultural academy that puts of shows of local musicans, Konkani tiatrs and is the main center for the International Film Festival of India (IFFI)
The Kerkar Art Gallery showcases works of renowned artist Subodh Kerkar as well as works by other artists from around India. It also organises workshops with artists and sculptors from all over India.