Fort, Luncheon and Sunset
12:00 PM – 07:00 PM
Today we will try to utilize most of the daylight with some sightseeing. Set your alarms accordingly because rousing from sleep won’t be easy.
Put Chapora Fort on your GPS and hit the road. It will take 30 mins from Baga/Calangute to reach the fort.
The Chapora fort is ancient fort which overlooks the Chapora River on one side and sea towards the other side. It offers exhilarating views from the top and is an experience in itself.
This fort attracts a large number of Bollywood fans. At this very location couple of scenes from 2001 hit film, Dil Chahta Hai, were shot (only place to find Dil Chahta Hai Soda on sale!)
Tour of the fort is exhausting, after quenching your thirst at the stalls in the parking area, head towards Curlies in Anjuna beach, a half-an-hour drive from the fort.
Curlies is one of the most famous shacks in North Goa. Get a table in the open space on top floor and order your food and drinks. Carry your swim costumes. The sea water is tempting enough for a dip. (Part of the sea has a small patch of rocks which can be avoided).
Stay here to watch the spellbinding sunset.
After sunset you get a variety of sea food to gorge on. All you have to do is to choose from their stock and the local chefs will prepare the way you want to it in authentic Goan style.
Price range: Rs 1200 – 1500 for two people (food + alcohol)
Rs. 700 – 900 for two people (only food)
Post sunset, get back to hotel or some rest. The night is gonna be long and exciting!
Also read: Beaches in Goa
Exotic Culture and Shopping.
09:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Put on your party shoes and take a ride to Saturday Night Market in Arpora which is an open air market and takes place only on Saturdays.
A 10-min drive from Baga/Calangute.
The market consists of shops mostly owned by European traders and offers various goods and has live DJs, various musical performances and cocktails as well.
This market showcases the distinctive feature of Goa and is a must visit. Shopaholics can spent hours here.
Don’t forget to carry some cash here. Cards are not accepted at many shops.
Next stop is Baga beach. The beach is famous for dinner, drinks and dance.
A 10-min drive from Arpora.
It has series of shacks which are illuminated during night and the lights along with the music being played by DJs provides an experience like no other in Goa.
Take a table on the beach and close to the shack itself for the dinner. Further the table more difficult it becomes to draw the attention of the waiter.
The candlelight in the middle of the table makes it all the more beautiful (romantic for couples).
Price range: Rs 2000 – 2500 for two people (food + alcohol)
Rs.1000 – 1200 for two people (only food)
Gobble up as much as you can and hit the dance floor.
The night is not over yet!
12:00 AM – 02:00 AM
If interested to party harder and experience nightlife like nothing before, head to Tito’s Lane, just 100 meters away from Baga beach.
It is a lane which is packed with bars, pubs and nightclubs and is the major party centre in Goa.
Most pubs have free entry for couples and stag entry is unreasonably high.
The pubs are opened till late in the night and the place seems like another universe altogether. Even if you are not interested in partying and indulging in all sorts of things that are going around, just take a walk and experience what the night life in Goa is all about.
Later return to the hotel and call it a day.