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Things to do in Goa, Kerala + The South

Travelers planning a trip to Goa can begin their journey at one of Goa’s historical locations. One of the most popular starting points for visitors is a tour through the unique Goan churches. There are several churches throughout the region, many of which have been declared as protected sites due to their impressive architectural aesthetics and antique works of art.

For nature lovers wondering what to do in Goa, a trip to the Madei Wildlife Sanctuary is a must. The park covers over 2,000 kilometers of Goa’s untamed landscape and is home to an amazing selection of both flora and fauna, including leopards, anteaters, langur monkeys, and expansive paddy fields. The area’s beaches provide visitors with several entertaining things to do in Goa, from simply relaxing on the shore to embarking on a guided tour of Goan waters. And for those still wondering what to do in Goa, the area is known for its popular nightlife and regional musical scene.

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