Backpacking Goa: A land of many flavours

Backpacking Goa

Backpacking Goa has been done before. Probably a hundred, thousand times over. Hence, a read up traveller would possibly know all there is to know about Goa. So, I doubt that Goa needs an introduction at all. Chilled out silken beaches, every genre of live music, dancing, festivals, parties, flea markets that one can dream up of, and crumbling relics of its Colonial-past. It is a different cocktail – Goa, and incidentally – you will find pretty much every cocktail from around the world here.

A backpacker map of Goa; pic courtesy theydrawandtravel.com
A backpacker map of Goa; pic courtesy theydrawandtravel.com

Beaches of Goa

Miramar Beach: Located at Panjim, Miramar is Goa’s city-beach.
Candolim & Sinquirem Beaches: Popular with tourists, these beaches are known for their water sporting activities.
Baga & Calangute Beaches: The busiest beaches in Goa.
Vagator Beach:  Unlike the other smooth sandy beaches of Goa, Vagator is a rocky and furnished with cliffs.
Anjuna Beach: It was the Wednesday flea market that put Anjuna on the map.
Chapora Beach: Chapora beach is a tiny, toy beach, furnished with a long jetty that ends in the sea.
Morjim & Ashwem Beaches: Just as you enter Goa by road, amongst first beaches toward the West are Ashwem and Morjim.
Mandrem Beach: A quiet, lazy, clean beach with a river running across it.
Read more about the beaches of Goa here. 

Backpacking Goa

Quench your thirst for coconut water, laid back beach fun, water sports, a trip to historical monuments, waterfalls, or go lie in your hammock for a breezy, lazy pineapple shelled beach drink. Goa does have many vibes to choose from. Be it quiet retrospection with sun dipped morning on the beach doing Yoga you seek, or be it partying non-stop for three days, Goa, as it has been said, has it all. (Sab kuch Milega – everything is available here). Read all about the various beaches of Goa, spread out over a coastline of about 500 kms, here. Each beach has its own unique appeal.
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