The best things to do in Goa run the gamut from parties to beach lounging. Known as India’s party state, Goa has a distinct, laid-back vibe that pairs well with its sprawling beaches, buzzing bazaars and legendary nightlife. Whether you’re looking to party for days on a beach, read in a solitary hammock or eat India’s finest seafood, Goa is the place to be. But this breezy state is also one that regularly only gets its surface scratched by most visitors. It’s deeply historic; some of India’s earliest traces of human life have been found here. Over the past few millennia, Goa has played host to several empires – Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic and eventually the Portuguese – whose remnants you’ll find in its numerous heritage sites.
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