Goa is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. For a tourist, Goa offers everything from beach escapades to shopping exploits to jungle adventures to trying authentic local food and partying hard. Even for the most discerning of travellers, Goa surprisingly provides a unique chance at exploration or just old-fashioned relaxation. December is the best time to visit Goa as entire Goa bears a festive vibe. Here is a list of best places to visit in Goa during Christmas.
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church
The churches are embellished in glistening and glinting decorations and lights during Christmas. Our lady of immaculate conception church is a 17th-century church located in Panjim. The church has a singularly distinctive appearance. The church has a double flight of symmetrical stairs which run zigzag at the entrance. It has the second largest bell in Goa. Midnight masses are conducted, and the church is a sight to behold during Christmas. Large fairs are held where thousands of people gather to celebrate the feast and Christmas in December. If you are a Baroque architect enthusiast, this church should surely be in your to-visit list.
Beach shacks in Baga and Calangute
The sprawling beaches of Goa is the main attraction for tourists to visit Goa. Along with various other activities the beaches are also known for its famous beach shacks. The beach shacks provide refreshments, music and recreation. The beach shacks in Goa are the best places to relax, sip on a drink, have sumptuous food and enjoy the scenic view of the sea. The ones worth visiting are Souza Lobo, Cape Town café, St. Anthony’s and Pousada by the beach. The food here is sure to titillate your taste buds, and the accompanying drinks will surely send you into a food frenzy.
Nightmarket in Arpora
Also known as the Ingos Market, this market is one of the oldest markets of Goa. The season is considered unofficially open in December when the Ingo market starts. It is known as hippie’s paradise with peppy live music, fire dancers, food stalls, vintage artefacts shops and many stalls dressed to the nines. You can even shop for souvenirs, knickknacks, Junk jewellery, linens, handicrafts, wines spices and more. This market starts in the evening and is open till the wee hours of midnight. Shop till you drop and make sure to bring your bargaining A-game to the market.
Casual Dining places in Baga and Calangute
North Goa is known for its assortment of exciting restaurants. There’s something for everybody in Goa from, the spicy Konkani dishes to the flavourful Portuguese cuisine to the tangy and astringent Maharashtrian dishes to the exotic flavours of Asian and European cuisines. During Christmas season, select restaurants also offer Christmas dinners with local authentic Goan cuisine and original sweet preparations on the menu. Out of the many restaurants, the ones worth visiting are Thalassas known for its Greek cuisine, A reverie which offers a blend of European and Indian cuisine, Fiesta known for its Italian and Mediterranean cuisine and Amavi which is known for its continental cuisine.
Nightclubs at Titos Lane
The Baga-Calangute area is home to the legendary and well known Titos club. The Titos lane is the main street that leads to the Baga beach with several shops at the beginning, followed by bars and nightclubs. The street is always buzzing with infectious energy and activity. The best nightclub in Tito’s lane are Titos, Mambos, Capetown, Kamaki, Cocktails & Dreams where you can let your hair down and party till the wee hours in the morning. So, if you are a party animal, a trip to Goa is incomplete using the Folga App to get entry into these places. Due to the pandemic, it is better to book your tables in advance and avoid long queues and waiting hours. Folga App provides this service. Tito’s club online booking can be done through Folga app. Folga app can act as your official party planner and help you with nightclub online bookings in Goa