Four Unforgettable Activities for a Great Family Holiday in Goa

Apr 16, 2012, 09:00 ET from Cosmos Holidays

LONDON, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Located off the Arabian ocean, Goa is revered in Hindu mythology as the place that the God Vishnu created from a single fire arrow. Nowadays, Goa is still a holiday hotspot, popular for its glorious beaches, which span a vast sixty-six miles. Goa is home to villas built in traditional Indian style and can be perfect for couples and families looking for an affordable and refreshing holidays. But pacifying youngsters while abroad can be a real concern for parents. Goa holidays offer a multitude of activities which will occupy tourists of all ages and temperaments.


The exotic jungles of Southern India boast a range of wildlife which will intrigue and enchant the whole family. From majestic wild cats to delicate butterflies, there's plenty to see and explore, and the rich colours and lush undergrowth make for an unforgettable sensory experience which serves as both entertainment and education for inquisitive children. Furthermore the Goa Tiger Safari offers the rare opportunity to get up close and personal with a beautiful species in danger of being lost forever. The tiger reserves are run by knowledgeable locals whose hospitality makes for a relaxed atmosphere, even among one of the most powerful species in the Animal Kingdom.


Your holidays would not be complete without a trip to the beach and Goa does not disappoint on that score. The beaches of Goa are plentiful, with each one having its own distinct ambience. For a fun family day out, Benaulim Beach, South Goa provides the perfect balance between serenity and activity.  Home to dolphins and marine life, the Goa boat trips will delight the kids, while giving parents a well-deserved rest as they enjoy the gentle lull of the Arabian Sea. For the more adventurous holidaymaker, Benaulim beach is known for offering a number of exciting water sports primed to please everyone from the casual enthusiast to the seasoned daredevil. Book early to ensure you get a cheap holiday deal as near to the beach as possible!

Elephant rides

Elephants have captured many hearts, young and old, and it is now possible for children to ride them in the Gajnaur training camp, just a train ride from Goa. The fascinating creatures are thought to have a similar range of emotions to humans, as they are known to laugh, cry, grieve, even hold social ceremonies. Tourists in Goa can observe and interact with them on a one to one level, creating   memories which will stay with them long after their holiday has come to an end.


Goa has a diverse range of shops and markets for everyone to enjoy. Children will find themselves in awe at the renowned 'Totally Toys' toy store and arcade which stocks thousands of charming and innovative toys, enough to fulfil any child's wildest dreams. Being situated opposite the Panaji market, holidaymakers can step out of the toy store to experience a synergy between traditional Indian culture and modern commercialism. Panaji market showcases the best in clothing, pottery, crafts and entertainment, meaning that it is ideal for souvenir shopping on a Goa holiday.

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