We all know that Goa is a place known for its vibrant culture, warm and lively people, and amazing lifestyle due to which the state is given the tag of ‘party destination’. A lot of people have the preconceived notion that you can’t visit Goa with your parents, but that’s not the case. Below are a few reasons why it is a perfect place for family vacation.
1. Spending quality time with family at the beach
One of the best parts about Goa is - its beautiful beaches! You can take your family early morning or late evening and have a nice picnic or a potluck. There are many beaches you can visit like - Anjuna, Baga, Palolem and many more. An added advantage to this is that after visiting the beaches, you can also visit the local flea markets. For a quieter time, head to beaches like Ashwem, Calangute, and Morjim, which are great places for kids, as they can rent a surfboard and have a great time. Make sure that you stay in a Goa luxury hotel which is also not far from all the action.
2. Go dolphin watching with family
You can surprise your family with an amazing boat trip to watch dolphins playing around the sea. Many companies do a 4-5 hour trip from 8:15 am every Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. This experience will be far better than any discovery channel video you have ever seen!
3. Pay wildlife sanctuary a visit:
Apart from all the beaches and churches, Goa is also famous for its wildlife sanctuaries which are a must see. Take your kids on a ferry ride to watch various species of birds at Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary located on the western tip of the Island of Chorao along the river Mandovi. Another attractive option for both kids and adults is the Bondla wildlife sanctuary with its mini zoo, sprawling deer park in natural habitat and its botanical and rose gardens.
4. Chapora Fort:
Most popularly known as the “Dil Chahta Hai” fort, the Chapora fort is located at the mouth of the Chapora river. Sadly, this old fort is almost in ruins but still offer some eye-pleasing views of the coastline from the top of the fort. So the photographer in you will really cherish this fort.
5. Basilica of Bom Jesus:
An integral part of Goa is their churches, and it also represents the Portuguese colony. These architectural buildings hold a lot of history and cultural significance. One of the most beloved churches in Goa is the Basilica of Bom Jesus. Its the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier which is preserved here in this Basilica and hence revered by many. It also is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
6. Dudhsagar Falls:
It translates to ‘sea of milk,’ Dudhsagar Falls is a 4 tiered waterfall and the 4th tallest waterfall of India. It is Located at a distance of 46km from Madgaon, and the falls look mesmerising during the monsoons after been fed by the rains. There is also a railway bridge which passes right in front of the waterfall and passenger train passing through the fall tend to always slow down for passengers to view the fall up close.
These are just a few places you can visit when you are visiting Goa with your family. After you are done making the itinerary, one thing that will be left is where exactly will you stay. One of the best hotels in Goa is Bloom hotels.
It is one of the finest affordable hotels in Goa and is also located walking distance from Calangute beach, only 200m from Calangute Circle and its right opposite to the famous Infantaria Restaurant. Hence, with bloom hotels, you are guaranteed to have a good time and fun-filled time, as it believes in providing luxurious services within affordable prices.