Goa, the most happening state in India, was earlier a small union territory in India. Also referred to as the budget version of Thailand, Goa has plenty to offer. Though primarily known for its vast beaches and night long parties, it also offers plenty of other attractions. These attactions should definitely be part of your 3 day goa vacation itinerary
Though Goa doesn’t have app enabled cabs, you can find plenty of bike , car rentals in every street corner . By just producing a original ID Card, you can easily rent a Pulsar or Yamaha FZ or Honda Activa (Scooter) or even a Royal Enfield. In cars, you get options like Maruti 800, Santro and even open air Jeeps.
Cost of Bike rentals vary from 400-600 on normal days and go to 750-1500 during peak seasons ( especially during Christmas and New Year).Car Rentals can range from 600-2000 a day (Based on how well you negotiate). Though difference between bike and car is not much , its advisable to opt for a bike . This is because most roads are very narrow and easy to manage.
Arrive at hotel . Post checkin, go to the nearby bike rental shop and get your ride ready. Visit a good nearby hotel for lunch for a nice Goan delicacy. Chill out in your resort/hotel and relax at your swimming pool or even visit a nearby beach . You can visit any of these beaches towards evening: Calangute / Candolim / Anjuna / Morjim. You can have a nice candelight dinner , shake a leg and even avail the hookah services in the beaches itself.
In case if it falls on a wednesday or Saturday, don’t forget to visit the Flea markets for some shopping. You can easily get some rare antiques, collectibles, Goan food, accessories among other things.
Goa Flea Market Details
Post breakfast, it’s an ideal time to get into some nice watersports. These include Parasailing, JetSki, Banana Boat ride etc. Though several beaches offer water sports, the popular beaches including Baga may be a tad bit expensive compared to others. In my opinion, the water sports at Sinquerim beach was affordable, has fixed rate tariff cards and a great experience. The beach is slightly less crowded compared to others as well.
You can have lunch at a nearby restaurant and explore the Fort Aguada & the adjoining Lighthouse. This should take you a couple of hours. Head over to hotel for some much needed rest.
Day 2 of your 3 day Goa Vacation should definitely include some partying. The famous Baga beach is a happening place and an ideal time is around 4-5PM. The world famous Tito’s club is right across the alley. If you’re in the mood for some partying, this is the best place you can be.
The final day of your 3 Day Goa vacation can be spent on a short tour to South Goa. Though its just an hour’s drive from North Goa, South Goa is almost like a quaint little peaceful town. Once you reach here, visit the nearby beach and see the statues at Dona Paula. Have lunch at Kamat Hotel for an excellent South Indian Thali.
You can also visit the famous St.Basilica Church and this is where the body of St.Xavier is located and kept on display once every 10 years.
For some cruise/gambling lovers, you can go for a small round of cards and gambling at the famous Deltin Royale ship. Do check their website for entry fees, cover charges. Else, visit the local markets in North goa .
Purchase some good quality cashews(at very low prices) in different flavors, some goan artefacts and chill out at the other beaches. A lot of beaches have small dance floors with dinner area, which can be a good time pass for the evening.