‘Goa’ when you hear the name, what is the first thing strikes in your mind? the slideshow of fun, beaches, late night parties, sightseeing creates in a mind, am i right?Goa has always stayed favourite destination for the people, No other place can beat Goa for its fun and adventure, Exclusively party capital of India.
When you choose ‘Goa’ for your trip, there are plethora of options which bewilder you. We are here to help you choose the perfect place to make your holiday adventurous, memorable and more striking.
Top Places to visit in Goa.
- Calangute Beach:
This is the most recommended beach among all the beaches in Goa, the beach is the largest in North Goa and crowded due to its popularity. Beach is flooded with people all over the world during Christmas and New year.The beach offers water sport activities like parasailing and water skiing, among others.
2) Deltin Royale Casino
The casino boat offers 24 hours of nonstop fun, the delicious food along with luxury games with 850 gaming positions is possible here. You can try your luck here, if your luck do not support on the day, you can drop the game and can taste of food and mind blowing drinks.
3) Chapora fort
The fort was built by Portuguese, it’s noteworthy outlook appeared in movie ( Dil chahta hai). The fort sits on a prominent position which commands view from all direction, today the fort is almost ruined but still offers sensational views.
4) Fort Aguada
A well preserved seventeenth century Portuguese fort ‘Fort Aguada’ was constructed in 1612 to be a shield against Dutch and Marathas. It was a reference point for vessels coming from Europe at that time, the fort is ringed by thick battlements and a deep dry moat. Inside the fort a 13 metre lighthouse is constructed which is worth visiting.
5) Basilica of Bom Jesus
Church was consecrated in May 1605, this world heritage monument has emerged as a landmark in the history of Christianity. The church holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier which attracts large number of tourist, especially when his body is allowed to see every ten years, it is believed that the saint has miraculous power of healing.
6) Arvalem caves
The caves are believed to have carved in the 6th century. They are considered to be either of Buddhist origin or Brahmin origin. Carved and mined out with a single laterite work present a naive look.
7) Arvalem waterfall
A short 10-minute drive from the caves Arvalem waterfall is spotted. After the monsoon the look of waterfall becomes more beguiling. The waterfall with a height of 50m and width 7m is a popular tourist spot and picnic location in Goa.
8) Mangueshi Temple
The temple is located at Mangeshi village of Goa. In Goa it is one of the largest and frequently visited temple. Along with famous churches, Goa is also home to beautiful temples, the brightest parts of the temple are a seven story lamp tower, water tank, Nandi Bull.
9) Ashwen Beach
Ashwem Beach a rocky beach has been shaped by shellfish. Alone time can be satisfactory here, we can term it as a peaceful paradise with dazzling white sands and swaying palm trees.
10) Naval Aviation Museum
This museum is a military museum showcases the evolution of Indian Naval Air Arm over decades. Museum is divided into two interesting parts an outdoor exhibit and a two storey indoor gallery. Those are keen on life of defence force, this is the best place to visit.
11) Dudhsagar Falls
Dudhsagar meaning ‘sea of milk’ is one of the tallest waterfalls with a height of 30 metres. Dudhsagar Falls is surrounded by a forest which makes the waterfall more defined. The waterfalls appear spectacular during monsoons.
12) Mollem National Park
Mollem National Park is a 240 sq kms protected area located in western ghats, it is a home to several species of wild cats, birds and snakes. The park contains pristine vegetation. You can experience an adventurous trip here.
Old Latin buildings with projected balconies are found here. It seems to belong to another part of the world, street with brightly coloured houses with unique number plates give fresh look to the entire place.
14) Reis Magos Fort
Smaller fort erected in 1551 is located on the northern bank of Mandovi river in Goa. It was used as a residence for viceroys and dignitaries later was converted as fortress. The fort offers astonishing views of the surrounding and church located near.
15) Palolem Beach
South Goa’s largest tourism beach. Calm water and abundance of excellent restaurant and beach resorts draws the attention of tourist. There is a great view point on the rocks from where you can observe splendid sunset of Goa.
16) Arambol Beach
Rocky as well as sandy beach extends over 16 km is located in the North Goa. It consists of two beaches, more popular is the main beach . The main beach is a long stretch of curving sand opted by many for swimming.
17) Arpora Night Market
Night market in Arpora popularly known as ‘Saturday Night Market’, as the name defines the market always takes place at Saturday night offers largest shopping and entertainment event, represents distinctive culture of Goa state. The market attracts huge number of local and foreign traders.
18) Morjim beach resort
After so much of travelling, traveller looks for the tastefully decorated rooms, ‘Morjim beach resort’ becomes their favourite choice. Resort on the shores of popular Morjim beach fantasize many.
19) Colva beach
Another famous beach in South Goa lying close to the city of Margao. It is equally famous to Calangute beach in the north. Beach is always crowded with domestic tourists. Lots of hotels, pubs and restaurants offers nice ambience. One can get engaged in interesting water sports.
20) Vagator beach
This beach is the northernmost beach of Peninsula of Bardez in northern part of Goa. It has dramatic red cliffs looking down on the shore and two fresh water springs. There are number of places playing to a dance and trance crowd one of the place is Nine Bar located just above Little Vagator.
21) Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
The church was one of the first church to be built in Goa, the interior of the church is very simple, there are two flanking altars that catches the eye. At side of deeply carved ornamentation the statues are placed one of St. Peter and one of St. Paul.
22) Dona Paula
Dona Paula is a former village and tourist destination in the suburbs of Panaji. It is very famous area frequented by tourists. Curious attraction of the place is white washed statue perched on the rocks. Hindi movie ( Ek Duuje Ke Liye) was shot here.
23) Club Cubana
Goa is known for its late night parties. Club Cubana a location on the top of the Arpora Hills is always flooded with youngsters. Music, food and drinks creates a perfect ambience.
24) Church of St. Francis of Assisi
Oldest church and famous landmark of Goa. St. Michael’s statue in the central niche adorns the beauty of the church. Walls of nave retain showcases scenes of the life of St. Francis Of Assisi.
25) Se Cathedral
Se Cathedral’s ‘Golden Bell’ which is believed to be the largest bell in Goa is the famous feature of the church. The church was established to remember the victory of Portuguese. It has 14 altars every altar is beautifully carved.
26) Club LPK
LPK (Love Passion Karma) is one of the finest clubs in Goa, located on the waterfront. Wonderful decor of the club is noticeable. Weekends are wild here. Venue is surrounded by water on three sides, perfect place to enjoy the moment.
27) Anjuna Flea Market
The most important shopping destinations in North Goa. The market is held every Wednesday, Haggling games can also be played here. Live performances by bands can be enjoyed here.
28) Paradise Cruises
Cruise here is packet with entertainment like cultural folk dances and DJ music. Ultimate cruises in luxury and enjoyment.
29) The World Famous Decades Bar, Calangute
Great place to visit when you are out of mood. Games like pool can also be played here. Food, music creates great ambience.
30) Tito’s Nightclub
Tito’s one of the best nightclubs in Goa is located off the main road, towards Baga beach. Club consist of 2 levels, dance floor on first level and second level where you can watch and enjoy the dance. Food is great here.
31) Zaara Spa
If you want to relax your mind and body with the help of spa then Zaara Spa is the best option to rejuvenate yourself. With addition to the pleasing nature of Goa this place will help you in relaxation. It is located in Arpora, Goa.
32) Ancestral Goa Museum
The museum is located in the small village of Loutolim. The museum is also known as Big Foot. The museum recreates Goan rural life as it was hundred years ago.
Other than museum there are a number of places to visit in Ancestral Goa such as an Art Gallery, a handicraft center, a spice yard, rubber plantation and lot more.
33) Dive Goa
Goa offers scuba diving which most people add in their wish list. The water life and variety of creatures you find in water is amazing. It is a great option where you can shut the noisy, polluted atmosphere and enjoy deep peace inside the water. Multiple beaches in Goa offers diving facilities, Dive Goa is one of the companies which offer diving near Panjim.
Goa is the finest and best choice to enjoy the holiday in all aspects. We hope our blog was helpful. For those who have next plan to go to Goa for their holiday. INFO: You can reach Goa by train (major railway stations in Goa are Madgaon and Vasco- da- gama, you can start your fun tour from here) by Air ( reach Dabolin Airport, which lies just 29 kms from state’s capital, Panjim)