Goa has the reputation of being the party state of India. But although indoor parties go on till the wee hours of the morning, the outdoor ones, with larger gatherings, louder music, more dancing and amazing views, unfortunately need to silence the music pretty early.
Enter the headphone party. Each party goer is given a pair of wireless headphones that connect you to the music. Apart from not waking up the neighborhood, you also have personal volume control, DJ selection and the option to take a break. Here are the best places for a headphone party in Goa.
Best Headphone Party in Goa
1. Silent Noise
This party, recognized all over the world, has become the benchmark for a headphone party in Goa. Held every Saturday night and going on till early morning, the venue is located at the end of Palolem beach. Laser lights, fog machines, fire dancers, aerial performances, visual projections and some of the best DJs in the business are on offer.
- Location: Neptune Point Beach Resort, Palolem
- Entry: Rs. 600 (includes headphone hire charges)
- Timings: 9 pm to 4 am
- Day: Saturday
2. Leopard Valley
Leopard Valley in the South of Goa is better known for its party animals rather than its wild life so don’t let your imagination run away with the name. A safe and secure place to have a good time till all hours of the morning, the party at Leopard Valley is another example of headphone partying in the state that has hundreds of revelers dancing to the music in their heads every Friday night. Enjoy the sounds of more than a couple of DJs from India and abroad as well as some live entertainment at the open air venue.
- Location: Canacona
- Entry: Rs. 600 (including headphone rental)
- Timings: 9.30 pm to 4 am
- Day: Friday
3. The Laughing Buddha
Situated in the South, The Laughing Buddha is an ideal location to unwind and relax by the sea with good food and drink. But if too much rest and relaxation has made you itch for a way to expend all that energy positively, then you are in luck as once a week a silent party is hosted here right on the beach every Tuesday. Grab a pair of headphones form the reception, switch the channel to the DJ of your choice and let the party begin.
- Location: Arambol, South Goa
- Entry: Rs. 350 (including headphone rental)
- Timings: 10.30 pm to 4.30 am
- Day: Friday
4. Alpha Bar
Around since the early 1980s, this bar at the end of Palolem beach is famous for its chilled out atmosphere, good food, drinks and friendly service. Come 10pm every Thursday, the speakers go off and the headphones come on. Party here till the break of dawn without disturbing a soul around you. The headphone party here boasts more than a couple of DJs to choose from and claim to have brought the idea to Goa.
- Location: Palolem, South Goa
- Entry: Rs. 400 (including headphone rental)
- Timings: 10 pm to early morning
- Day: Saturday
So head down to anyone of these quiet parties for an experience like no other, where you can not only chooses your drinks and snacks but also the tracks you listen to, and if you feel you can do better, then carry along your own player and DJ for the night even if only in your own head.