Planning for escaping to Goa to take the enjoyment of family vacation in Goa? If so, this destination is suitable for you and your family members. Situated in the western part of India on the coast of the Arabian Sea, Goa, which is called the ‘Capital of Beaches in India’, is counted among the top tourist destinations in India as well as the world. Goa Holiday packages from Delhi, which are specially designed by ARV Holidays, one of the leading tour and travel operators of India, provide the tourists the opportunity of enjoying the holidays along with the family members in this beach destination. Here is the list of 10 Things to Do on a Family Vacation in Goa. So, read them and plan your tour as per your choice. A notable thing is that if you are going to Goa for a family vacation, you must visit the Old Goa city, enriched by the Goan history. In Old Goa, you will get the golden opportunity of taking the experience of the living and bearing of the people of this destination. So, to take the experience of the culture and tradition of Goa, you must go to Old Goa.
1. Basilica of Bom Jesus
Being a part of the ‘Churches and Convents of Goa’, recognized by UNESCO as the World Heritage Site, the Basilica of Bom Jesus, which is situated in Old Goa, is one of the oldest churches in Goa. Holding the mortal relics of St. Francis Xavier, this church, which is regarded to be one of the finest examples of the Baroque architecture in India, provides the view of the history and culture of Christianity in Goa.
2. Palolem Beach
Being renowned for the sighting of dolphins, the Palolem Beach is the ideal place for children to take fun. Besides dolphins, the boat riding provides the experience of the equally fun and pleasure. Having an abundance of family restaurants along it, this amazing beach has less crowd than other ones. Here, the children can get the chance of collecting shells and making sand castles.
3. Agonda Beach
If you love turtles sightings, you can proceed to the Agonda Beach. The Agonda Beach is the next beach in line to the Palolem. This beach has a plenty of turtles. The kids would feel much pleasure to watch the wonderful turtles in reality.
4. Calangute Beach
Lovingly called the ‘Queen of Beaches’, the Calangute Beach, which is one of the busiest beaches in Goa, is ideal for spending a great family time with one another. This beach is majorly renowned due to its major street leading to the major Hindu Calangute Temple from the fish market towards the beach, which is enriched with small shops at this point. Called a ‘Shopper’s Delight’, the holiday street of Goa is the right place for the shopping for all things from antiques to duplicates, from home products to handicrafts, from traditional wear to modern outfits, from ethnic to foreign.
5. Anjuna Flea Market
Holding on the Anjuna Beach on every Wednesday, the Anjuna Flea Market, which sells everything from jewelry to electronic items, is the right place for shopping on this beach. In 1960 A.D., the foreigner hippies played the main role to make this market very famous.
6. Head to temple town – Ponda
If you prefer to visit the temples, you should head to Ponda, the sacred town of temples in Goa. Being the heart of the Hindu settlement in Goa, this town is home to the most ancient temples of Goa. Here, you would get the chance of exploring the temples dating back to early 1560 A.D. These temples include Shri Shantadurga, Shri Mangueshi and Shri Mahalasa.
7. View Dudhsagar Falls
During your Goa tour along with your family members, you must head to the Dudhsagar Falls to take the fine glimpse of the falling water looking like milk. Literally ‘Sea of Milk’, the Dudhsagar Falls, which is a four tiered waterfall, situated on the river Mandovi on the border of Goa and Karnataka, is regarded as one of the tallest waterfalls of India.
8. Visit spice farms
When in Goa, you can visit the spice farms. These farms have the trees of vanilla, cinnamon, cashew, nutmeg and betel nut. In case of having the chance of taking the glimpse of these spices and dry fruits, you would not do without include them in your meal. Some of the must visit farms are Abyss Spice Farms, Sahakari and the Savoi Spice Plantation.
9. Explore Se Cathedral
Boasting of being the largest church in Old Goa, Se Cathedral, which is one of the ancient churches constructed by the Portuguese, is also a part of the ‘Churches and Convents of Goa’, recognized by UNESCO as the World Heritage Site. Being one of the largest churches in Asia, this wonderful church is located at a distance of only 10 km from Panaji, the capital city of the western Indian state of Goa.
10. Enjoy Goan Carnival
Lasting for three days in the month of January every year, the Goan Carnival, which draws the attention of thousands and thousands of tourists from every nook and corner of India as well as the world towards this beach destination, is considered as one of the top tourist attractions of Goa. Being a riot of gusto, merry making, and colors, this famous carnival is celebrated to commemorate the reign of King Momo over the state for three ceaseless days.
Thus, we can say that Goa is undoubtedly counted among the top tourist destinations of India as well as the world. In case of being willing to go to Goa, you can visit ARV Holidays and can book Goa Tour Packages from Ahmedabad. All these packages, which are affordable to the budget of every type of client, can also be customized according to the demand of the clients.