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Things to do in Goa, Kerala + The South

Goa is a traveler's delight with miles of relaxing beaches, catholic cathedral and Hindu temples and a wild interior of jungle to explore. Whether you want to lie on the beach, uncover the region’s unique history or wander the bazaars and markets there are so many things to do in Goa.

A trip to old Goa is a must for history buffs and culture seekers. The Basilica of Bom Jesus, St Catherine’s Cathedral and Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception are the relics remain for the region’s 500-year Portuguese occupancy. Visit the Manguesh Temple in Ponda, the nearby Naguesh temple and Mahalsa temple to witness the Hindu culture of the region.

Wondering what to do in Goa for the modern explorer? A trek through the jungles to Dudhsagar Waterfalls where the water cascades 2,000 feet down a sheer rock face is sure to delight. Visiting the Sahakari Spice plantation in Ponda is a day well spent. Here you can learn about the spices, sample a traditional Gaon lunch and watch some folk dancing. For animal lovers visiting the wildlife sanctuary in Cotigao is a must.

One of the best things to do in Goa when looking to relax is visit one of the region’s beaches. From Ashvem beach to Mandrem Beach to Morjim Beach (known for its seas turtles), there are is vast array of sandy enclaves to choose from. With so many tempting sights travelers will never be left wondering what to do in Goa.

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