Top Places in Goa to Explore With Friends Youngsters
Posted on August 28, 2022 by Ghoomophiro
Goa has been called the travel capital of India because of its pristine beaches, thrilling nightlife, and happy-go-lucky ways. With its incredible combination of sea beaches, water sports, puts, clubs, dining options, and hotels; it will hardly surprise anyone that it should be the most preferred destination for youngsters. However, there is so much in Goa for youngsters to enjoy that you don’t plan. You are likely to miss a lot. This article will discuss some of the best places in Goa that one should explore if one is visiting with friends.
1. Morjim Beach
Goa is known worldwide for the tranquil beauty of beaches – one of the side-effects of this popularity is that these very beaches can also be very crowded. Mojrim beach is one of the less crowded ones. The beach will be perfect for a day in the sun with one’s friends and you can try your hands at kitesurfing.
2. Arpora Saturday Night Market
No trip is complete without some shopping in it. And if one is visiting Goa, one should leave the shopping for a Saturday night at the famous Aprora market – having everything including shops, food, live performances, etc – the place is a shopper’s delight and an awesome way of hanging out with one’s friends. The reader must note that the market is only open on Saturday evenings and must plan accordingly. The time of the market is 6:00 P.M. to midnight.
3. Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary
Traveling with friends means accommodating the interests of all your friends. Some of them are bound to love adventurous sports, others a day at the beach, for many it will be shopping, most will like partying and there will be some who will be nature lovers or wildlife enthusiasts. Now Goa offers something for all types of friends – and for that last category, it has the Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary at Sanguem Taluk in South Goa. The sanctuary is home to several animals including Gaur or Indian Bison, four-horned antelope or chousingha, Malabar giant squirrel leopard, black sloth bear, etc. A trekking adventure in the sanctuary is combined with a chance to see these exotic animals. The sanctuary is open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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4. Casino Pride
Goa represents the highest lavishness of modern lifestyles – and nowhere does it comes so true as in the mirthful time one enjoys at its casinos with drinks and gambling games. Indian youngsters will not like to miss a chance of visiting a casino while in Goa and try their hands at some of the casino games they must have seen in Hollywood movies. Casino Pride can be one such casino that one can visit with one’s friends. The casino is located at Captain of Ports Jetty in Panaji and has an entry fee of ₹ 1500 for weekdays and ₹ 2000 for weekends – that fee will include alcoholic drinks and an unlimited buffet to feed on. We highly recommend that you should only gamble responsibly if you are here.
5. Dudhsagar Waterfalls
The next item in our list of best places in goa to explore with one’s friends is Dudhsagar Waterfalls – which offers a mesmerizing sight with its four-tiered waterfalls. It makes a combination of trekking opportunities, breathtaking sights, and picnic opportunities with friends.
Also, check out our article on the list of best waterfalls in India here!
6. Grande Island
The is a sort of thrill in leaving the main continental landmass and being on an island and that is an opportunity availed by the last item on our list – Grande Island. The island also offers mesmerizing sights of nature at its beautiful best. To put the cherry on the cake, one gets a chance to try hands at scuba diving.
The reader must note that the above list is by no means exhaustive and there are several other tourist attractions in the city.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are several questions people ask that relate to visiting Goa with one’s friends. The following are some of the most frequently asked questions on this subject:
Question: When is the best time to visit Goa?
Answer: If one doesn’t mind crowds, the best time to visit Goa is definitely around the new (Roman) year when the city is partying at its best. However, Goa is amazing at all times of year – it is beautiful during the rainy season too which is sometimes considered off-season as sea beaches may be off-limits during the rains. And even in summers too, there is some fun to be had.
Question: What are some of the things to remember while visiting Goa as friends?
Answer: It is important to remember that some of the above places are only open to those who are legally adults and thus mixed groups of friends should plan accordingly. Also, the cab rental rates will feel lower when one is traveling with friends as the bill will get divided. One should not pressurize one’s friends for drinking. It is also important enough to not do something silly under peer pressure. One should avoid accepting drinks from strangers. Also, everyone should avoid drugs altogether. Taking these precautions will help keep the trip safe and enjoyable for everyone involved.
Question: How to reach Goa?
Answer: Goa is well-connected to the rest of the country and world by road, railways, and airways. Its airport is one of the best airports in the country.
Question: What are some of the other tourist beaches that one can visit in Goa with one’s friends?
Answer: Some of the other splendid sea beaches in Goa include Bogmalo Beach, Palolem Beach, Calangute Beach, Mobor Beach, Sinquerim Beach, Baga Beach, Colva Beach, etc. All these sea beaches offer incredible opportunities for sea sports.
If the reader has any other questions, they should feel free to ask them in the comments below.
The Bottom Line
One can easily wrap up the above discussion by concluding that Goa is the perfect place to visit with one’s friends. The pleasures it offers are limitless and it should be on the bucket list of any group of friends.