Top 9 things to do on family holidays in Goa

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Without the amazing golden beaches, your Goa experience is incomplete. Goa’s core and soul are beaches. You’ve got several places to visit and once you get soaked in the vibes of those places, you’ll appreciate the beauty of the places. In Goa, you can find a number of popular dining establishments such as, among other things, the renowned Tito’s, Mambo Café. Goa has an original Portuguese architecture style, and ancient architectural sites such as Fort Cabo de Rama attract many enthusiasts from all over the world.


Goa is, no doubt, a place that celebrates life in every aspect of Goa, culture, gastronomy, dialect, and of course lifestyle. It is quite normal to imagine sandy beaches and free-flowing beers, but in terms of fun, food, and experiences the State has a lot more to offer. Surfing, sand and sunlight, for people of all ages, can be a healthy familiar experience. Here’s a list of your family’s top ten things in Goa:


1. Visit a Spice Plantation


A visit to a spice planting in Goa will reinforce and refresh yourself. The fragrance of the place transcends you into a state of natural unity. The Sahakari Spice Farm and the Tropical Spice Plantation, both in the city Ponda, offer farm tours resorts in Goa, two leading spice plantations. More than 75 species of exotic birds can be seen on the Tropical Spice plantation. Goa is India’s largest spice exporter. You will be able to learn about the various spices and also gorge there at a delicious local lunch.


2. Go Go-Karting

Go-karting is all set to become one of the most popular and children’s activities in Goa, including the popular things that you will do in Goa. The paths in Nuvem, South Goa, and Arpora, North Goa, are the Goa Karting Pvt Ltd. The Arpora is 340 meters long, and thanks to its narrow stretches and U-shaped turns, is perfect for adventurous tourists.


3. Make a Trip to Dudhsagar Falls


Take the family to see the awesome Dudhsagar Falls to witness nature at its finest. These four-tiered fall-offs lies on the Mandovi River, in the south of Sonaulim, close to the Karnataka border. Visit the mountains to look at falls in their glory, but even if you can’t, it’s all right because at any time of the year they’re incredible.


4. Chill on the Beaches


What better way than to go to the beach to keep the children busy? Children of all ages are bound to remain busy between swimming, building sandcastles, and playing beach sports. Meanwhile, with a handbook, you will be able to take a nap in a sun lounger. We have countless beaches to choose from in Goa, but for complete solitude, we recommend those in the south. The trick is for Ashwem, Morjim, Calangute and Anjuna in the North if you’re looking for the hustle and bustle of urban living.


5. Indulge in Water Sports


Can any child say no when it comes to water sports? Goa has a number of these activities to keep you occupied, including banana boat rides, jet-skiing, wakeboarding, surfing, kayaking, paddleboarding, paragliding and other activities. Baga, Candolim and Calangute are popular water sports beaches.


6. Splash Around in a Waterpark


Take them to the state’s three water parks if your children love them. Select Anjuna Water Park in Splashdown, Nuvem Water World in Froggyland, and Blue Whale Water Park in Baga. Choose one of them. Be sure you’re carrying your bathrobes!


7. Shop Till You Drop


Older children, in particular girls, are welcome to shop in Goa. Everything you need can be yours from trinkets and jewelry to beach dresses, bathrobes and flip flops. Flea markets like Arpora Night Market are great for shopping alternatives. Enjoy cool tunes and eat delicious food in the evening.


8. Look for Dolphins


Dolphin watching is an interesting activity for your family, among several other exciting things to do in Goa. You can be certain that you will see both the Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin and the shy finless swans here, which are designed to intrigue even the most sceptical voyagers. Take the 5 to 6 hour John’s Boat Tours early in the morning – it follows a ‘no dolphin, no pay,’ which is a guarantee for sighting.


9. Be One With Nature 


When you think about what to do in Goa, you probably never think of visiting a fauna sanctuary. The state has two magnificent shrines, Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary for bird and animal lovers. The first is located alongside Mandovi on the western tip of Chorao Island and birds, such as the heron striated, the heron reef western, the black bitter, the snipe jack, the avocet pieds, etc. Mud and fiddler crabs crawl in abundance around the sanctuary. The sight gaur, sambhar, leopard, spotted deer etc are common in Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary in Molem.