Goa was the first stop on my round the world trip and I spent one unforgettable month here.

In the north there’s the hippie yoga community of Arambol with its sunset beach parties, yoga and meditation workshops and nearby night market. Over the border in Karnataka is the historic city of Hampi, which is well worth a visit.

To the south there’s Palolem with its tucked away yoga centres and beautiful beaches.

I also explored Kerala, which lies south of Goa and is known as Gods Own Country thanks to its gorgeous green tea plantations. Here you will find examples of India’s traditional arts, culture and temples.

Read on to discover all my posts on these incredible places or head straight to my full guide to solo backpacking in Goa.

This is the Ultimate Guide to Backpacking Kerala (2020)

Kerala is India’s gorgeous green land known as God’s Own Country. Ranked one of the world’s most affordable winter […]

The Coolest Things to Do in Arambol, Goa (2020)

From workshops to beach parties, there‚Äôs never a dull day in the hippie beachside town of Arambol in […]

How to Plan a Perfect Solo Trip to Goa (2020)

A few years ago, I was preparing to take a round-the-world trip by myself, starting off with backpacking Goa […]

5 Perfect Things to Do in Palolem for Backpackers

Palolem in Goa has one of the most romantic beaches in India and it’s easy to see why. While it’s […]