Goa, one of the most popular tourist spots in the nation, there are many Tourist Places to visit in Goa, it is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The smallest state of India is long known for its crazy nightlife, mesmerizing sunsets, world heritage architecture, and its delicious variety of seafood.
Being the ‘Go-To’ location of India, Goa is quite a versatile location, suitable for all types of visitors, be it those seeking adventure and excitement to those looking for mental peace. North Goa is the party hub of the state to South Goa providing the most peaceful laid back beach experience one can imagine. Both are unique and beautiful in their own ways
Best time to visit- mid October to April.
Ideal duration of stay– 5-6 days
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Places to visit in North Goa
North Goa is the hub of tourists, providing them with the most exciting, adventurous, active experience. this is all about nightlife, shopping, and liveliness. From the best clubbing experience to the best seafood cuisines, from ancient forts to historical churches, north Goa has it all. To capture the beauty of this place, either you can hire local travel guides or rent vehicles and explore the captivating beauty of this place. Vehicle rentals are easily available near hotels or cottages. Here are some of our recommendations for places to visit.
Baga and Calangute Beach
Sitting on the north shore of Goa, Baga and Calangute beach are the busiest and most commercial beaches of the entire Goa. These adjacent beaches contain rows of dance bars, food shacks, classiest clubs in the entire region. The nightlife is just great around the Titos rd.
This place attracts water sports lovers to its heart. Activities like parasailing, jet ski, banana riding, bumper ride, bodyboarding, kayaking, paddleboarding, speed boats are available and enjoyed the most by tourists that comes here. You can also book scuba diving sessions held at Malwan or The Grande island from here.
Ashwem, Arambol and Mandrem Beach
These white sand beaches situated in the north most part of Goa mostly attract foreign tourists because of their less crowded beaches, posh restaurants, and finest seafood cuisines. These are some ideal locations for tourists who want a quiet vacation soaking up the sun, sand, and surf.
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Anjuna Beach Goa
This rocky golden beach is the best place in the whole of north Goa to enjoy the evening with a peaceful sunset. The extravagant nightlife and rave parties add an additional charm to the tour.
Monuments and Churches
Here is a list of historical forts and churches recommended to visit-
- Chapora fort
- Aguada fort
- Basilica of Bom Jesus
- Se Cathedral
- Church of St. Francis of Assisi
- Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate conception
- Shri Ramnath temple
- Mae De Deus Church
- Church of St. Cajetan
- Reis Magos Fort
- Corjuem fort
- Church of Our Lady of the Mount
- Church of Our Lady of Rosary
- Shri Shantadurga temple
- Mangeshi Temple
Top Tourist Places to Visit In south Goa
it is famous for its peaceful, less crowded and clearest beaches. Golden lined beach with palm tree, blue water striking the sand and cold breeze is pure delight. it is away from most of the clubs and transportation centers, is visited less by the tourists.
The most stunning and mesmerizing sunsets can be witnessed on the shores of the beaches like Agonda and Palolem. The isolated beaches scenic drives and tranquil environment is the key attraction.
Agonda beach in south Goa is perfect beach for anyone who wants to relax away from it all.
Chilling, swimming, walking, eating, shopping, and generally doing nothing and relaxing is possibly what you can do on such a beach. For animal lovers, the animal shelter agenda is a must-visit place. Agonda rock formation is one of the main attractions.
Colva and Cavelossim Beach
Colva beach is a beautiful beach in south Goa. it is a very popular tourist destination for its food, pubs, and bars. It is also known for its Portuguese significance with a number of buildings, Which speak about history, elegance, and architecture.
Cavelossim beach is a nice place with equally magnificent views. It’s the go-to location for water sports in south Goa. Due to less of the crowd, you can enjoy some extra leisure on the rides. Very quiet place with good food and no pushy sellers. Relaxing and having a spa/massage is going to be a great stress buster combined with the scenic peace of this place.
Secret Beaches North Goa
Butterfly beach and Honeymoon beach are some hidden beaches away from the sight of most of the visitors. These beaches are breathtakingly beautiful.
Butterfly beach is named because of the shape of valley, Ensconce is similar to that of a butterfly.
Honeymoon beach is one of the most romantic beach in Goa situate remotely between butterfly and agonda beach.
These beaches can be reached by a boat ride, which is available from both agonda and Palolem beach.
Dudh Sagar Falls North Goa
You might remember this sensational waterfall scene from the movie Chennai Express, Dudhsagar fall is a four-tiered waterfall situated at the border of the state Goa and Karnataka (approx 90 km from Baga beach). There are two ways of reaching the main waterfalls-
- Jeep safari- you can start your journey at Bhagwan Mahavir wildlife sanctuary following the mud trails of the forest to reach the waterfall. It will take approx 1.5 hrs to reach the main location. one jeep will accommodate 6- 8 people.
- By trekking- the last and most rewarding way to reach the falls, there are two treks available
- Kulem- Dudhsagar trek
- Castle rock trek
Both will take approx 3-4.5 hrs to reach the main location
Either way is adventurous and will definitely add a memorable page to the book of your Goa visit.
(Advisory !-It is suggest not to visit the falls during the monsoon due to sudden rains and chances of floods.)