Things to do in Goa – A pocket-sized paradise

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Goa, the smallest state in India, is a haven of white beaches, a bustling nightlife and beautiful blends of Indian and Portuguese architecture and culture. Here’s a simple guide on a few things to do when in Goa.

A rustic church

Marked as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this church houses the remains of the patron of Goa, St. Francis Xavier. The remains of the saint attract a huge number of visitors every year!

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SandeepseaChurch of St. Francis Xavier, old goaCC BY-SA 3.0

A flea market

Anjuna flea market happens every Wednesday and is very much a part of the Goan experience! Take a day off from the hotels in Goa to visit this extraordinary souvenir market. The best time to visit the market is early in the morning!

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Alexey KomarovAnjuna Flea Market, January, 2018-3CC BY-SA 4.0

Archaeological Museum

While you’re at any of the Alila properties in Goa, make sure you take some time off to experience the archaeological museum. Housing fragments of sculpture from Hindu temple sites around Goa, a gallery containing portraits of Portuguese viceroys and so much more to witness.

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A wildlife sanctuary

Goa has got it covered for nature lovers too- Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary is a beautiful and remote place to visit. Several species such as monkeys, deer, snakes, birds, and leopards can be found in abundance! This sanctuary is located roughly 9km south of Palolem.

Water sports

If you’re looking for adventure and excitement, adventurous water sports in Goa awaits you! Adrenaline rushing activities such as jet skiing, parasailing, boogie boarding, scuba diving, surfing and so much more make Goa a memorable place to visit!

Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers. Google+

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