Exploring Goa Beyond Beaches

Goa is truly paradisiacal with stunning beaches and amazing sightseeing opportunities. No wonder people from all across the world book cheap flight tickets to this fun capital of India.

Being a free spirited beach destination, Goa always tops the list of must-visit places. It works as a magnet to attract million of tourists every. As contrary to common belief, Goa is not just about beaches and party; Goa is a fun place and the experience of being in Goa is really stress-busting. Here are our recommendations:

  1. Aguada Fort

Also popular as the “Dil Chahta Hai” point, Aguada Fort is a rugged fort with magnificent view of the Sinquerim. This four storied fort is also a light house which has a central jail in the basement. The jail was once used for imprisoning drug traffickers in Goa.

Although, public is not allowed near the prison area, it still is a humble place to take lovely pictures with family and watch the Mandovi river.

  1. Martin’s Corner

Food is a major part of Goan culture. Martin’s Corner is an awesome food center in Goa that is also popular as “Paradise Of Goan Delicacy”. The colorful caricature and relaxed ambience of this food hub would immediately charm you right at the entrance.

Live music with choicest food items prepared excellently sets up your mood for indulgence. It’s a must- eat-at place while you have cheap flights to Goa booked for a family holiday

  1. The Flea Market At Anjuna Beach

If you are a shopping spree, the flea market at Anjuna beach is the place to stop. It is an exciting market which is setup every Wednesday with tons of shopping and eating options. From fashion to trending dresses, household, accessories and a lot of good stuff can be shopped here on attractive rates.

  1. Elephant Bathing

If you seek an experience that is hardly possible anywhere else, head to Sahakari Spice Park of Goa. Here, you may get to ride an elephant on the outskirts of the park and bathe the giant yet gentle four legged friend.

It would truly be an exciting experience to bathe the elephant with brushes and buckets. As a thankful gesture, you may also get a few splashes of water from the trunk of elephant. Remember, only 2 persons at a time are allowed to ride on elephant; so, put it on your list as one of the rare things to do in Goa.

  1. Visit Basilica De Bom Jesus Church

What’s new about it? You may say, “It’s there on every things-to-see in Goa list!” But, there definitely is a solid reason why this church of living legend is present on every such list.

Built in 1952 by Portuguese, the magnificent structure of the church astounds you enormously. There is a long history and many amazing facts associated to this church. However, the main attraction is the remains of St. Francis Xavier. His body is enshrined in a silver casket in the mausoleum at the right. It has been more than 400 years now since the saint’s body is enshrined but it is still fresh and in non-decomposing state.

The saint’s body is exhibited and carried around the Goan pilgrims once in every 10 years. So, plan your visit to Goa for an exemplary experience and book cheap tickets & flights to Goa right now.