Worked hard throughout the year, and now want to take a breather? With Christmas holidays and New Year’s Eve just a month away, this is the ideal time to take the break you deserve. Dubbed the ‘Party Capital of India’, Goa is hands down the perfect destination to spend the last month of 2018 with some exciting activities and enthralling experiences. Here are some of the things you can do in Goa in December:
1. Indulge in fun festivities
During the last month of the year, Goa comes alive with a number of festivals and events. From a musical extravaganza to significant religious celebrations, the list of Goa December festivals will get you excited to spend your winter holidays there. Unleash the party animal in you, and dance the night away at the exciting Mando Festival, or indulge in the Christmas carnivals and head to St. Francis Xavier’s Feast, Mary Immaculate Conception Church Feast and Datta Jayanti.
2. Catch a sight of Olive Ridley Turtles
If you are in Goa during December, then you can be among those lucky ones to watch the Olive Ridley Turtles coming to the beaches to lay eggs. The best places to visit in Goa in December to catch a glimpse of the Olive Ridley Turtles are Morjim Beach, Arambol Beach, Ashvem Beach, and Colva Beach.
3. Sunbath at the beaches
Sunbathing in Goa never goes out of style and in December, the experience is most pleasant. Among all the places to visit in Goa in December, the mesmerizing beaches of this city offer the most relaxing yet adventurous activities. Make your trip to Goa exciting by trying your hand in adventure activities such as Scuba Diving, Kayaking, Snorkeling or Para Sailing. The popular beaches in Goa are Calangute Beach, Palolem Beach, Baga Beach and Anjuna Beach.
4. Watch the Liberation Day Parade
The Liberation Day Parade in Goa takes place on 19th December, which is a very important day for the community. On this day in 1961, Goa got freedom from the Portuguese colonial rule, which is celebrated with a light parade. All of these processions take place at the Azad Maidan.
5. Take a short trip to the Dudhsagar Falls
One of the many experiences that Goa offers is a visit to Dudhsagar Falls, the 5th tallest waterfall in the country, with many trekking routes.. Located in the Mollem region, this spot has served as a backdrop for numerous Bollywood movies. This breathtaking waterfall, and the surrounding natural fauna and flora, is a pleasure for the senses.