Popularly known as the beach destination in India, Goa will become bustling and classy in December as this festive month receives maximum tourist from all over the world. Along with backpackers and joyous youth, honeymooners and families make a trip to Goa in December.
No other cities in India can beat the way Goa celebrates New Year & Christmas parties. During this time, the city sparks itself with intense touch of enthusiasm to celebrate happening parties. Seashores, shacks, resorts, nightclubs, casinos, party places don’t cease to attract huge amount of people here. But there’s a lot more that you can encompass in your Goa holiday tour.
All the beaches in Goa, especially Anjuna Beach is worth visiting during the New Year eve to end the year with a bang. If you are visiting these beaches, you are about to experience some most awesome parties with live music concerts, tasty food etc in a super excited crowd. There is a Goanese tradition of burning a dummy of an old man, wrapped in torn clothes. This is a symbol of destroying the old worries and odds.
If you wish to absorb the happiness of enjoying Christmas in traditional way, do not forget to visit the Old Goa, although entire Goa looks dazzling during Christmas. People decorate their houses, the churches and streets with stars, ribbons, light-strings, big Christmas trees etc. Have some cakes, pudding, grilled seafood, roasted turkey, pork etc.
Arpora is famous for a midnight marketplace on Saturday. Do you desire to shop to the heart’s content? Then this place is beyond perfect for you. The market actually is in function from November to April, and in December, the shopkeepers execute large amount of various items. Every Saturday at 6 pm, the market opens and continues till early morning.
Dona Paula Bay
More or less, we all feel an adrenaline rush for some thrilling sports and activities like dinghy sailing, windsurfing, parasailing, and scuba diving. Various watersports is really worth experiencing during December month in the relaxing weather of Goa. Dona Paula Bay is a perfect place to enjoy such awesome activities.
Flying over the Arabian Sea in a paraglide is one of the most memorable experiences that you can ever have. This is one of the most exotic tourist activities in Goa. If you are not an expert or afraid of flying alone, there are tandem pilots to ride the paraglide with you. The ride takes off from a hill nearby the Arambol Beach and the beach is used as a landing ground.
The Chorao Island is located on the Mandovi River and is considered as a top ranked tourist location in Goa during December. It’s because the island is the home to Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, where you get the opportunity to witness various colorful and rare species of birds –both domestic and migratory. Along with nature lovers, trekkers, ornithologists etc, this place is suitable for those who are seeking some days in solace.