In India, think beach, envisage Goa. It is almost automatic. Goa offers decent snorkelling and scuba diving sites, off the coasts of Grande Island and Sinquerim Beach. You can also go dolphin-watching on the latter. As far as beaches are concerned, you are spoiled for choice. However, some of the best and cleanest include Ozran Beach and Ashvem Beach, and Palolem and Cola Beaches, South Goa, where you indulge in a fabulous photography tour in Goa. When at Vagator, have a tropical cocktail and some delicious Greek food at Thalassa, one of Goa’s most scenic restaurants or dine in the romantic ambience of La Plage, Ashvem. While in Old Goa, walk through the vivaciously done-up streets of Fontainhas, reminiscent of Goa’s Portuguese heritage and take vibrant pictures here. Get photographed re-enacting the famous scene from Dil Chahta Hai at Chapora Fort. Make a trip to Ponda and explore the Spice Plantations and adjacent Butterfly Sanctuary, home to a diversity of butterfly and bird species.
Literati bookshop and café at Calangute is a bookworm cum coffee addict’s delight. Goan nightlife has a charm of its own. Let your hair down at Waters, LPK, Britto’s or enjoy the rage-atmosphere of Café Lilliput. Get featured in a local magazine striking a pose for the paps at these clubs. Brunch at the indie vegan café, Been Me Up, done up in eco-friendly décor, which you can Instagram with fun hashtags. Splurge on bargain-buys at the festive Arpora Saturday Night Bazaar and capture its liveliness on film. Take a yoga class at Shiva Shakti Yoga Shala, Arambol and get photographed striking the same pose at the beach. If you are visiting during the monsoon, take a train-ride to the lush waterfalls of Dudhsagar and paste photos from here in your travel scrapbook. Indulge in the best photography tours in Goa and capture memories of a lifetime.