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    If you are a backpacker, Goa should be the last destination on your mind. It’s the party capital with loud music, spoiling clubs and utter cacophony and extravagance everywhere. What’s there to explore beyond the parties, the crazy fests and five star hotels? Nothing, we say!.
    Don’t agree? One look at the pictures below and we’re sure you’ll never think of backpacking in Goa!

    1. With all these famous 5 star hotels and resorts, Goa is all about luxury and extravagance.

    Beach Shacks in Goa offer food at throwaway prices

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    Why will anyone pick lonely beach shacks offering authentic Goan cuisine food at throwaway prices? That’s not a backpackers style at all, right?

    2. All you got for camping is sand and beaches.

    Floating teepee on a raft

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    What’s interesting about a floating tent, or a teepee for that matter?

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    3. Goa is all about crowded beaches and parties. Nothing different from the other coastal towns. And no me-time either!

    The Pandava Caves are a breath of fresh air offered in Goa

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    Some soul-surfing in the quiet of Pandava caves and the Devil’s canyon – who wants all that man?

    4. Loud parties is all that happens in Goa. Nothing new about them, and that’s not your style, anyway!

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    The not so happening Silent Noise Parties at Palolem Beach is an experience one can have anywhere.

    Suggested Read: Nightlife In Goa: Experience The Other Side

    5. All it has in the name of wildlife diversity is Dolphin watching and Crab tours.

    Butterflies at the Butterfly Conservatory of Goa

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    Weird caterpillars breaking out from their cocoons and the newborn winged insects flying around at the Butterfly Conservatory would be irritating. That’s just so far from nature and its little wonders.


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    6. Kayaking, rafting and surfing – same old, same old!

    An elephant splashing water on a backpacker

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    The grand tusker splashing water on you as you find a comfortable spot on his back – a backpacker would be the last person to enjoy this.

    7. Renting a bike to ride through the entire city would be a horrible idea.

    Vehicles trail past a road at night

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    Such a small state! Nothing much to explore around. The distance between North and South Goa is a mere 65 km.

    8. And if you have to carry home that exclusive souvenir, you know that the Goan shopping scene is just sad.

    A flea market at night near  Arambol Beach

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    After that long day on the trip, why would anybody want to spend some bucks at the boring night markets at Arambol Beach?

    9. Who would enjoy live music jams at random cafes?

    Ha ha ha ! Gotcha!  Goa is undoubtedly the ‘coolest’ place to be, especially for a backpacker! Besides adventurous water sports, spice plantation walks, elephant baths, and cheap food make Goa a paradise for a backpacker.

    “Aur bhai, daru yahan se sasti kahan milti hai?” (Where else do you get such cheaper booze?)

    Further Read: Don’t Tell Yourself You’ve Been To Goa If You Haven’t Had These 10 Mind Blowing Experiences


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