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Travel Guide: 8 things you must do in Goa


Think about a relaxing place in India, and the most obvious — and popular — answer would be Goa. It's been voted India's 'Favourite Leisure Destination' by Condé Nast India, and more recently National Geographic ranked it No. 6 in the Top 10 Nightlife Cities' list, beating places like Ibiza in Spain and Houston in Texas. With the Goa Carnival starting 14 February, it's a brilliant time to savour its best.

Here is your guide to what you absolutely must do while you're there:

1. Relax — at one of the many beaches and resorts

Also, read up Goan history here

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2. Shop till you dro
p — at the Saturday night bazaarat Arpora and flea market at Anjuna on Wednesday

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3. Attend the four-day carnival
— 14-17 February

Find out more about it here

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4. Get the adrenaline pumping with some water sports
— choose from water skiing, parasailing, etc.

Check out places to stay in Goa here

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5. Visit the many spice plantations
— in and around Ponda

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6. Take a leisurely, romantic walk
along the beach

But you must sort out getting there first, so check out the cheapest airfare here

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7. Hog on some typical Goan and Portuguese cuisines — especially if you're a fish-loving non-vegetarian!

Some interesting restaurants are: Horse Shoe, Ku and Britto's

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8. Spend a day on Old Goa
and take a lesson in history

Also read: Goa on a shoestring budget

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And if you need more inspiration for visiting Goa, look up here

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