One of India’s most popular tourist destinations, Goa attracts thousands of travelers from across the world each year. Its beaches, cafes, churches, and arresting landscapes offer a combination of relaxation and fun for people of all ages. But a Goa holiday doesn’t have to be all about spending big bucks. What if we told you that you can have just as much fun in Goa on a budget? In fact, there are plenty of activities you can do in Goa for free. Surprised? Read on!
Relax by the Beach
If there is something Goa has in plenty, it is beaches. And hitting these havens of relaxation is absolutely free. Swim, sunbathe, play in the sand, take a romantic walk or just watch the sunset – you can unwind in so many ways. Some popular ones for partying are Baga, Arambol, Vagator, Calangute, Anjuna, Candolim, Miramar, and Palolem. If you are seeking some quiet, hit Mandrem, Querim, Betul, Butterfly or Kakolem.
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Take a Church Tour
Goa is home to several beautiful ancient churches, each with splendid architecture. The Basilica of Bom Jesus is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can also visit Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Church of St. Thomas, and St. Augustine Tower with friends or your partner. Taking a tour of Goa’s churches will give you moments of blissful quietude and peace.
Explore the Fontainhas
Goa’s allure doesn’t end at its beaches. It’s got something for history and culture buffs too. Visit the Fontainhas, the old Latin Quarters of Goa, to go back in time and explore its rich Portuguese heritage. Take a walk in the quiet lanes with colorful buildings and behold a visual treat that costs you nothing! Fontainhas offers some stunning architecture and those interested can also check out the Chapel of St. Sebastian, Maruti Temple, Confeitaria 31 de Janueiro, and the Phoenix Fountain
A Fort Outing
Goa houses a number of forts that provide an interesting destination for those looking to explore the history of the place. Fort Aguada, a popular fort built in 1612, is famous with tourists. You can also spend a quiet evening sitting on the walls of the Chapora Fort that overlooks a river, in typical Dil Chahta Hai style.
Take a Trek
Nature lovers can go on a trek and enjoy the scenic views of Goa’s forests, waterfalls, and wildlife sanctuaries. You can venture into the forests of Mollem National Park or head to the Krishnapur Canyon. Hikers also often visit the beautiful Dudhsagar Falls, Arvalem Falls, and Kesarval Falls.
GoFro Tip: Tourism peaks between October and January. But if you want to bag some attractive discounts on hotels, plan your stay during the monsoons from June to September.
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Whoever said there are no free travels sure didn’t take a trip to Goa. But now that you know about the multitude of options for having fun on a budget, you definitely can!
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