When it comes to a vacation in Goa, we have all done the drill. Most of us have escaped to this city in search of peace, quiet and serenity, something that Mumbai lacks tremendously. With hectic work schedules and routines that take over our life, even a short quick trip can offer immense rejuvenation.
However, when one thinks of Goa, beaches are what comes to mind instantly. For bachelors and youngsters this might be the place to party but what does one do on a trip with family where kids are involved? Goa has multiple attractions that are equally enticing and exciting as the ones that seem alluring when you take a trip without the family.
Here is a list of places to visit in Goa with family:-
Family Places In Goa
Distance from Panjim City Center
Houses Of Goa Museum In Porvorim
Fountainhas In Panjim
Cafes On The Anjuna Beach
• Houses Of Goa Museum In Porvorim
The houses of Goa museum is a rare sight that is a collection of houses by reputed architect Gerarld Da Cunha and is the primes expression of Goan history. This museum is located in Porvorim which is a 1.5-hour long drive from the Club Mahindra Varca Beach Resort or the Emerald Palms Property in Salcete. You can always hire a car and head out for the day. The museum has a variety of interesting houses and a café that you can sit down and eat at once your tour is done. Take your children for a long drive and then head back to the resort for a sumptuous Goan meal.
• Fountainhas In Panjim
Another area that demands attention and is resplendent with vibrant colours, Portuguese styled houses, old villas and buildings projecting balconies painted in traditional tones of pale yellow, green, etc. is Fountainhas in Panjim. This is an area that your family will spend admiring and the walk done the narrow lanes inside Fountainhas is truly an enriching experience. Located a little further away from Porvorim, Panjim is a half an hour drive ahead. You can always plan a day trip and cover both locations in one day. Having lunch at Venite or Mum’s Kitchen or the famous Ritz Classic is a great choice when you visit Panjim city.
• Cafes On The Anjuna Beach
Children love to go to the beach and a great combination is sitting at a café that is at the beach or faces the golden sand. There are a couple of cafes at Anjuna beach that will let you relax, soak in the atmosphere as the waves hit the rocks creating a serene ambience. Café Eva is a tiny café tucked away in one of the lanes at Anjuna beach. Watching the sunset at this café as you devour their pancakes and sip on some coffee is a great idea for an evening out with your family. Anjuna beach is a two-hour long drive from Varca and though it seems far can prove to be a great outing for the day with the family.
• EXPLORE CHURCHES, FLEA MARKETS AND INDULGING IN ACTIVITIES
Exploring the various Portuguese style churches, the forts and monuments can be a great way to spend the day in Goa. There are flea markets such as the Friday Market and even a Saturday Night market at Anjuna which is a pop up every Saturday containing various food stalls and shopping opportunities. Apart from these tourist attractions, there are various activities near the Club Mahindra Varca Beach Resort such as jet ski, para gliding and many more that can keep your children excited and their get their adrenaline going. So, the next time you book your stay in Goa, make sure you take your family along. There are exotic experiences and moments that are waiting be lived and cherished forever. Check out the Club Mahindra reviews online to know how other families are making their vacations unforgettable!