No matter what age you fall in, Goa is a state that has always attracted people from all walks of life and is often called the “Pearl of the Orient.” Stunning beaches, lively clubs, Portuguese architecture, cheap alcohol and soothing palm trees are the major attractions that make Goa one of the favourite places in India. With such popularity, we suppose even you couldn’t resist the urge to visit here. But are confused about where to start? Well, we have created a one-day itinerary for you so that you can experience the Goa vibe to the fullest.
To start your day in Goa, you need to eat like Goans, and the best way to do so is by ordering Goa’s popular breakfast Ros Omelette with the Goan bread Poee.
Goa has got a very rich Portuguese influence, and to see it for yourself, you should visit the old Goa, also known as Velha Goa in Portuguese. That said, your first stop has to be the Basilica of Bom Jesus, one of a few existing baroque architectures in India. Having been recognised by the UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s a perfect place to embrace Portuguese art in its true form.
Once you’re done with church exploration, head to the capital city of Goa, Panjim and take a pleasant walk around Fontainhas, a small Latin establishment. You can also give a quick visit to the Chapel of St. Sebastian present in the area.
After a tiring walk, you will require a heavy dose of delicious food and to douse your hunger; you can order traditional Goan fish curry with rice.
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
After lunch, you can have some quiet time at Panjim’s most iconic spot, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church. If you are a Bollywood fan, you must know it already, as this place is one of the favourite spots for film shootings in Goa.
Take a refreshing sunset cruise on the Mandovi River before bringing your remarkable Goa trip to an end. Also, you have got time before the flight or have the plan to stay overnight; you can try your luck at one of the Casinos as well.
Timings: 6 pm – 7 pm
Fees: 500 rs