India’s Grandest Beach Party: Sunburn, Goa

Sapna Kaushik

Last updated: Dec 18, 2017

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Take the five-day yoga course at Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre to detox after all the partying
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At Ingo’s Saturday Night Bazaar for junk jewellery and t-shirts
Anjuna Flea Market for funky accessories and handicrafts


"Dil Chahta Hai"- inspired shots at Chapora Fort
A selfie of you partying it up at Sunburn, of course


Sunburn was ranked by CNN as the 9th Best Festival in the World in 2009

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Asia’s biggest dance and music festival is all set to rock Goa’s Vagator beach once again this December, from the 27th to the 30th. For the last couple of years, Sunburn, Goa, has added unprecedented glamour to Indian nightlife and put it on the international party scene. Youngsters from all over the country and abroad are already gearing up for Sunburn which is undoubtedly the largest party in the country. With music performances beginning early in the evening and going on for hours into the night, partying is the sole karma of anyone at Sunburn.

Sunburn in the Past

While I anxiously await the final line-up for this year, let me tell you about the music stars who dazzled more than the stars in the sky in the previous years at Sunburn. Showtek simply stole the show with its stimulating electronic dance and music (EDM) spectacle last year. Swedish DJ Axwell has been one of the most loved DJ at Sunburn over the years. In 2012, Above and Beyond, the UK based band got the audience grooving to their music for endless hours.



What’s More?

If the music and parties are not enough and you are wondering what to do during the day, remember that you’re in Goa! The city has the most beautiful architecture and a vibrant heritage. You can spend your day touring the churches and getting to know the city better. Also, why not hire a scooter and unravel the beauty of Goa beyond the major tourist spots? When in Goa, one of the most gratifying experiences is food. While a number of restaurants come to mind, there are a few delicacies that you must not miss in Goa. If you’re looking to continue your party, Goa also has some great budget pubs



Another fascinating experience in Goa is shopping. The markets are flooded with junk jewellery, Goan handicrafts, paintings and a lot more during the festival. The Mapusa Friday market is an attraction in itself and everything from buttons to antiques can be bought here. The beach itself has plenty of activities to keep you engaged throughout the day. A variety of water sports and other fun-filled games and activities are organized during the fest, so let the spirit of celebration sink in!

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Plan Your Trip

For tickets and more information on the festival, visit http://sunburn.in/.

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