It may be famous for long sandy beaches and renowned nightlife, but there is so much more to Goa than meets the eye. India’s smallest state also offers unique cuisine along with wondrous waterfalls, lush jungle and spice plantations.
With over 100km of golden coastline with shady coconut palms, Goa’s beaches are picture-postcard perfect. Feel your troubles melt away as you dip in the Arabian Sea, then unwind with a cocktail while the sun is setting.
If you want to explore a little more, the former Portuguese colony nearby is the perfect place. Wind your way down the cobbled streets of its Old Town, to find secret treasures such as churches, museums and art galleries.
Street markets are great for souvenirs, finding local handcrafts and art, or just a browse. You’ll find weekly markets in several nearby beaches, such as Calangute.