The best things to do in Goa in December invite you to a land of sun, sea, sand and seafood, with a climate so perfect, you’ll enjoy every bit of it. Goa is an enthralling beach destination, a paradise for gamblers, one-stop for adventure enthusiasts and the Vegas of India for partygoers. The land of ‘Sun, Sand and the Sea’ remains thronged with tourists all around the year for its happening nightlife, energetic ambience and lively crowd.
The local Goan people are a true charm to meet, with their hospitable and kind-hearted nature. As you stay in Goa, you’ll wake up to the sound of the pao wala in the morning and you can try the traditional Goan freshly baked bread called ‘Kakonn’. As you walk around a typical Goan village, you’ll find the locals busying themselves with different kinds of handicraft during the day like basket weaving, or caju collecting or cooking the delicious Goan food.
The spice plantations are some of the most offbeat place to visit in Goa. Walk through aromatic fresh plantation and learn about various spices. Savoi plantations and Sahakar Spice Farm are the two of the most famous plantations that you must visit. Apart from enjoying the natural beauty and walking through the plantation you also get to play with the majestic tuskers. Give them a bath or sit on their back while the splash you with water.
There are some items that are best purchased in Goa. These include all kinds and varieties of swim-wear, jholas, harem pants and colourful of accessories + beads. There are numerous shops that line the streets, especially on the best beaches of Goa and other market areas, so choice won’t ever be a problem.
For the water lovers, the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) runs different river cruises on the Mandovi river during daytime, sunset and moonlight. If you want to take a day cruise, there are two kinds- one from the Panaji jetty down the Mandovi into the Zuari bay and the second is up the Mandovi to Aldona and a mineral water spring. These cruises are an amazing way to dine in the moonlight as be entertained with traditional Goan performances along with trendy Bollywood music.This Portuguese Shangri-la on Indian soil has so many charming aspects that even the most seasoned travellers can make the best of their Goan holiday.