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Things You Should Definitely Do In Goa This December

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Goa is in the bucket list of almost every traveler and December is the best time to be there. Goa has it all, from the sand and the sun to the loud and sumptuous parties. Goa comes to life when the rest of the country is freezing. The weather in Goa around this time is balmy and a perfect antidote to the freezing cold.

While some of you are already in Goa and most of you are considering the idea, here are 25 things you don’t want to miss doing in Goa this December! Pack your bags and go Goa now!!

1. Beach please!

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topratedflights.co.uk

It has to start with the beach. The beaches in South Goa are less crowded than those in North Goa. Sunbathing in Arossim Beach or Utorda Beach near the town of Majorda in South Goa is something that you shouldn’t miss. Also, if you are coming from up north or the northeast, wouldn’t it be a great break from the chilly winters?!

2. Keep hopping

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hellotravel

Partying every day of the week without anything stopping you seems like a lot of fun right? From shacks with karaoke, retro English, Bollywood, popular club and electronic music, to the standard bars to uber luxe lounges and nightclubs, to open air, hilltop, beachside and semi-jungle raves, Goa has something to offer for every kind of party goer.

3. Old is gold

From the Indo-Portuguese times , Goa has a number of churches, museums, and galleries including  St. Xavier’s Church, the Archaeological Museum of old-Goa and the Naval Aviation Museum. Old Goa is wonderful during Christmas as you get mesmerized by the giant and beautifully decorated churches, the countless number of stalls selling homemade chocolates and cakes and the infectious atmosphere of general happiness and merry-making.

4. Attend the Sunburn Festival

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theholidayindia

Sunburn has been the crux of December tourism in Goa since it’s inception. It is Asia’s biggest dance and electronic music party. Tune into some of the worlds finest DJs and musicians for three days in the last week December.

5. Ride a bike

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thrillophilia

A bike ride through the lovely streets bordered by the majestic Arabian Sea is one of the most exciting things to do in Goa. Bikes are available on rent in Goa provided you have a valid license.

6. Indulge yourself in water sports

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mygola

Splash about in the water during this holiday and make the most of your trip here with the innumerable water sporting activities like banana boat rides, jet-skiing, surfing, para-sailing, the list never ends!

7. Shop at the Anjuna Flea Market

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travellingidesofmarch

Anjuna is best known for its cheap and attractive items and trance parties which are held during the tourist season. It is a paradise for all the shopaholics. This fair is held every Wednesday on the entire stretch of the Anjuna beach.

8. Visit the uncommon market of Ingo

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trekhub.in

Fondly known as Ingo’s Saturday Night Bazaar, this market in Arpora is on for about six months of winter and presents a potpourri of junk jewellery, imported T-shirts, hippie merchandise, Indian and global cuisine from Rajasthan and Kashmir to Turkey, Spain and the rest of Europe. That is not all, it is a complete carnival. This market can be a fun night out because of all the street-DJs, fire-eaters, poi jugglers and a lots more.

9. Taste a little bit of Goa

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cookingclassesgoa

The coastal state is a haven for food lovers who can gorge on some delicious dishes made with the most special of recipes at any corner of Goa. Whether you are into seafood or just food, Goa has delicacies no other place can offer.

10. Go Dolphin spotting

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showme.co.za

Dolphins pepping out of the sea around your boat in a graceful motion is best savored by eye and saved on camera. The dolphin cruise trip is flanked with a day-long tour of Grand Island, ideal for a peaceful picnic.

11. Party on a luxury yacht

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india.gobananas

Rent a luxury yacht in Goa which sets sail from Aguada Bay and this experience will take you far away from the mainland and help you witness the charming excellence of the Arabian Sea as it caresses the banks of Goa!

12. Chill with the wild ones

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sanctuariesindia

Goa has way too many sanctuaries and national parks to explore. If you are a wildlife enthusiast, one of the best things to do in Goa is to visit the Bhagawan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary and the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary sanctuaries where you can enjoy the beauty of the place at its best.

13. Go on a houseboat tour

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melotours

This is a breathtaking experience. The houseboats have vast open rooms, gorgeous sit outs and experienced culinary specialists on board who hand out some phenomenal specialties.

14. Enjoy a silent party

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goaholidaydeals

This is typical of Goa. Headphone parties are a novel concept to have hit the scene. Everyone has a great time dancing but you hear no sound. You have to hear it to believe it!

15. Relish the Feni

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likeyourliquor

Feni is to Goa what Vodka is to Russia. It is a locally made drink that is extremely popular among the locals as well as visitors to Goa. Feni making process is indigenous and very much rooted in the local traditions.

16. Attend cooking classes in Siolim

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tripadvisor

The Siolim Cooking School is a must-visit destination for those who love Goan cuisine. Pick up some delicious recipes that you can take back home and enjoy whenever you want to. That way, you will have your bit of Goa with you forever.

17. Go backwater kayaking

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goakayaking

The Zuari River, The Mandovi River, The Sal Backwaters and Nerul River are especially ideal for indulging in backwater kayaking. A kayaking tour will bring you up, close and personal with nature where you can spot rare river birds and the mangroves.

18. Go fishing

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passageenclave

The seas and water escapes of Goa are filled with some fantastic fishing spots. Set sail on the wondrous beaches of Goa as the sunlight sparkles over them to engage in the spot fishing in the sea.

19. Learn surfing

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youtube

It is one of the most pleasurable things to do in Goa for all those thrill seekers. Get yourself a trainer and ride the waves like a pro.

20. Cruise at the Mandovi river

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david-desouza

Enjoy the true vibe of Goa and stunning landscape over the lilting waters as you embark on the Mandovi River Sunset Cruise. The cruises are carried out on two ships, namely the Santa Monica and the Shantadurga. It is here that you can see traditional Goan and Portuguese entertainment being brought to life by amazing local artists.

21. Go scuba diving

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buzzintown

 

Gear up from head to toe for a diving experience up to twelve meters and experience the beauty of deep undersea life at Calangute beach.

22. Get a massage

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aithein

Goa is the perfect retreat for the adventurous as well as the leisurely traveler looking for a soothing experience. Ranging from massages right on the beach in your lounge chair, to a full-fledged Thai and Swedish Massage in a spa or a luxury spa hotel; the massage experience is perfect for those muscles tired after a week of work and travel.

23. Go gambling at casinos

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rediff

This is the only place in India where you can conveniently gamble away and feel like James Bond.

24. Do the new

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travelmonkeyonmove

Goa is the place to experiment. Get a Black Henna tattoo painted onto your body by artists or braid your hair with colorful embroidery threads and beads by the tribal women in the markets and on beaches. Just go crazy and do the new.

25. Spend a night under the starry sky

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This could be an unforgettable experience and because it’s around Christmas and New Years, you wouldn’t want to miss a night full of fire-works.

 

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