Things to do - general

Goa is a state in western India with coastlines stretching along the Arabian Sea. Its long history as a Portuguese colony prior to 1961 is evident in its preserved 17th-century churches and the area’s tropical spice plantations. Goa is also known for its beaches, ranging from popular stretches at Baga and Palolem to those in laid-back fishing villages such as Agonda.

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Climate & nature


The climate of Goa can, in general terms, be summed up in one word: coastal. Most of Goa is a part of the coastal country known as the Konkan, which is an escarpment rising up to the Western Ghats range of mountains, which separate it from the Deccan Plateau. Being in the tropical zone and near the Arabian Sea, the climate of Goa is warm and humid for most of the year. The month of May is the hottest, with day-time temperatures touching 35"C (95"F). To top it, the heat is coupled with high humidity. The monsoons arrive around early June and provide a much needed respite from the heat

Activities info

It is no surprise that Goa is one of the most sought-after destinations not only in India but the world simply because it offers the best of everything that one is looking for. Miles of golden sand coastline, expansive sea, a fun-filled party-scene and countless options to drink and dine all make it one of the most preferred destinations for adults and kids alike. And while you thought that a trip to the beach would be all about a relaxed, slow sea-gazing and indulge in some scrumptious food, it would do well to give a look at some of the most adrenaline-pumping and thrilling activities that could find a place on your bucket list of 'Things to Do' while travelling to Goa. It hardly matters whether one is a swimmer or more of a trekker, an out and out adventurous person or the more cautious one but open to trying out experiences, Goa will leave you spoilt for choices

  1. Scuba diving and Snorkelling
  2. Parasailing
  3. Water scooter
  4. Windsurfing
  5. River Rafting and Boat Cruise
  6. Kayaking
  7. Water boarding and  knee boarding
  8. Water Skiing
  9. Kite Surfing
  10. Banana Boat Rides
  11. ATV Biking
  12. Aqua Zorbing and Zoccer
  13. Trekking and hiking
  14. Camping
  15. Hot Air Balloon Flight


Visa requirements

Foreign Nationals eager of coming into India are required to possess a valid passport of their country and a valid Indian Visa.

There is no provision of 'Visa on Arrival' in India and no fee is charged for immigration facilities at the airports. Foreign passengers should ensure that they are in possession of valid Indian Visa before they start their journey to India except nationals of Nepal and Bhutan who do not require visa to enter India and nationals of Maldives who do not require visa for entry in India for a period up to 90 days (a separate Visa regime exists for diplomatic/official passport holders).

The Consular Passport and Visa (CPV) Division of the Ministry of External Affairs is responsible for issuance of Indian visas to the foreign nationals for their visit for various purposes. This facility is granted through various Indian missions abroad.

Visa fees are non-refundable and subject to change without notice. The High Commission reserves the right to grant and decide type/duration of visa, irrespective of the fees tendered at the time of making application. Granting of Visa does not confer the right of entry to India and is subject to the discretion of the Immigration Authorities

Languages spokenKonkini and Marathi
Currency usedIndian Rupee (INR
Area (km2) 3,702
Sports & nature

Goa is one of the most popular tourist places in India. The smallest state of India surely does pack the largest range of pleasures for its visitors. The long coastline is one of highlights of your holiday, so are the water sports in Goa. Adventure seeker or not, you must not miss them out. It is a great way to experience ultimate adrenaline rush. So get ready for ‘Sun, Sand and Sea’ and not to forget the thrilling water sports. Some of these adventure sports are available throughout the year while many are season specific

And I already mentioned the list of sports activities above

Nightlife info

After the sun sets and stars brighten the sky, Goa comes to life. The smallest state in the country is in happy party mood for 365 days of the year. As far as the nightlife is concerned, Goa is simply a pleasure.

Goa harbors a medley of exhilarating options. Check out the thriving nightclubs, the charming beach shacks, the alluring night markets and party cruise. Enjoy the

  1. Party Clubs
  2. Beach Shacks
  3. Bars and pubs
  4. Night Market
  5. Party Cruise
  6. Silent Party (Goan Speciality)
  7. Beach Rivers


Culture and history info

Goa, a former Portuguese colony, is called 'Rome of the East'. It is considered as the most westernized state of Indian Territory as the inhabitants of Goa adopted western culture. Goa is enriched with cultural heritage that include folk songs, dances, music, visual arts and folk tales. The Goans are fond of football. Environmental issues are prominently featured in Goa.It is known as a multi-ethnic state with a majority of Hindu and Muslim along with Catholic minority. They live in perfect harmony and participate in each others’ religious festivals. Goa is famous for its Indo-Latin festivals especially the carnivals, witnessed by numerous people every year. Other popular festivals observed in Goa are Shigmo- the spring festival and Shivaratri. New Year is celebrated in Goa with great pomp and show.Nightlife in Goa is alluring. Bars and restaurants are in abundance in Goa as it is the most admired tourist destination of India. It is also regarded as the dream destination of many foreign tourists. Night-outs and rave parties are held on beaches and nightclubs. Liquor and seafood of Goa attracts the tourists.

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