A kaleidoscopic blend of Indian and Portuguese cultures, sweetened with sun, sea, sand, seafood, susegad, and spirituality, Goa is India's pocket-sized paradise. Goa is not just about the beaches or its famous nightlife. There are so many things to do here, limitless opportunities of entertainment and fun that even the most seasoned traveler will find it difficult to choose. In fact, there is something to do for everyone here, adults and kids, those interested in nature and adventure, water sports, food and drinks lovers, people keen about art and history, culture, religion, and those who just want to have fun and do some shopping or people who just want to relax while in Goa and get back home completely recharged. All in all, goa is a great place for group vacation and if you are planning one yourself, make sure your goa group tour package includes these 5 fun and adventurous things to do with your gang in Goa.

5 Most Adventurous Things to do in Goa With Friends:

Fun and Games at the Beach

Goa’s biggest draw is undoubtedly its virtually uninterrupted string of golden-sand beaches. This coastline stretches along the Arabian Sea from the tip to the toe of the state, and each beach community has developed its own personality and reputation since the hippie days of the '60s. They cater to every tropical whim: choose from backpacker Arambol or bolder, brasher Baga; the palm-fringed sands of Palolem, hippie market bliss at Anjuna or lovely, laid-back Mandrem; expansive groomed sands in front of fancy five-star resorts or hidden crescent coves

Ride the Tide

There are many water sports activities to choose from, almost throughout Goa. There is parasailing, windsurfing, speed boat, and banana boat rides, waterskiing, water scooters, boogie boarding, dinghy sailing, and more. Of course, there is swimming too on the beaches. But remember, there are rocks in many Goa beaches. Also, watch out for riptides. There are lifeguards at the most popular beaches, but not all. You can also try deep-sea fishing in Goa.

Go Kayaking on the Backwaters

Kayaking in the backwaters of Goa could be an experience of a lifetime. Gently glide through the calm waters as you get close to the birds, bats, and the occasional dolphins. This tranquil experience will give you beautiful memories. You can see the villages, churches, and the daily life of the Goanese people as well.

River Rafting

If you want more excitement and adventure, then why not try whitewater rafting. Take on the challenge and ride over the rapids. It is sure to give you an adrenaline rush. There is whitewater rafting in Goa at many places – Valpoi River, Mhadei River, and the Mandovi River. The cost will be between 1,500-2,000 INR per person, which includes basic lessons, safety briefing, lifejackets, and rafting gear.

Explore the Deep Oceans

Head to Grande Island near Vasco da Gama for a day of swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving! Equipment is available on hire. There is basic training as well. Explore the many famous dive sites and shipwrecks, or just skim the surface to see colorful marine life. You can finish the day with a barbecue. Snorkeling is also available at Bogmalo Beach in South Goa.

It’s always good to know in advance all the things you can do in Goa so that you can plan your activities. Make sure you and your gang enjoy the best of this place on your goa group tour package. This Portuguese Shangri-la on Indian soil has so many charming worlds that even the most seasoned travelers can’t make the best of their Goan holiday. But when in Goa, do as the Goans do.

Author's Bio: 

Rahul is a travel blogger from Madhya Pradesh who is currently based in Delhi. He loves exploring remote corners of the world where he meets local people, tastes the local cuisine and learns about different ways of life. He strongly believes in the power of traveling to break down barriers and make people more tolerant of one another. Rahul lives for human moments, as it is through the various interactions with local people that he finds his happiness.