Places To Visit In Goa
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Places To Visit In Goa
If you are looking for a perfect mix of the old and the new, visit the eccentric party capital of India, Goa. There is a whole dearth of places to visit in Goa from exotic beaches like Baga and Anjuna to old forts like Fort Aguada and Chapora as well as churches like the Basilica of Bom Jesus and The Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception. Goa beaches especially are a treat for all the senses. These beaches are probably the most popular places to visit in Goa. You can explore the beauty of Goa tourist places from royal casinos to natural wonders like waterfalls and caves and charming villages and flea markets, which are some of the most important Goa points of interest.
One of the must visit places in Goa is the Calangute beach in North Goa where you can indulge in watersports or just laze around on the beachfront. Enjoy the view of the long coastline and try some of the delicious food items at the beach shacks and restaurants here. Among other best places to visit in Goa, if you visit this beach in December, you will get to experience the celebrations of the Sunburn festival.
Other beaches you can soak up the sunshine at are the Ashwem beach in North Goa & Arossim Beach in South Goa. The swaying palm trees, the glistening sandy shores and the relaxed atmosphere of the beach shacks and restaurants here will make you feel like you are in paradise. Vagator beach is a good option if you want some solitude and peace and the red cliffs and fresh water springs make this beach a sight to behold. Baga and Anjuna are also good beaches, though they are pretty crowded most of the time. Apart from beaches, there are also several places to visit in North Goa. In fact, there are also many places to visit in Goa with family, if traveling with family. For honeymoon couples, there are also several places to visit in Goa for honeymoon.
Take a trip down memory lane by exploring Fort Aguada that lies on Sinquerim beach and view the various buildings here. Some of these buildings have been turned into a jail and the thick battlements and lighthouse are worth viewing. Another fort that is worth visiting is the Chapora fort where the movie “Dil Chahta Hain” was shot. You can get grand views of the coastline from this fort which makes for some great shots.
You should also visit the Deltin Royale Casino which is one of the major tourist attractions in Goa. Enjoy the luxury of live gaming aboard this casino ship in Panjim, North Goa where each level is filled with different gaming stations. After you are done gaming, savor some delicious seafood at the restaurants onboard the casino ship.
If you are a nature enthusiast, the Dudhsagar Falls is a must visit tourist attraction as this 4-tiered waterfall is one of the tallest in the country. During monsoon in Goa, you can witness nature’s fury as this waterfall is fed by the rains. Besides this, the Arvalem Waterfall and the Pandava Caves are also tourist spots in Goa that you should visit. The cave complex has 5 compartments with a ‘linga’ in the middle compartment that are architectural delights.
You can also seek divine blessings at the Basilica of Bom Jesus, where the remains of St. Francis Xavier lie, as well as the Mangeshi temple. There are many more such tourist attractions in Goa, so plan that weekend getaway or major vacation to this beach paradise and enjoy a fun-filled time!
Fort Aguada in Goa
A seventeenth-century shining beacon that once directed Portuguese sailors who dreamt of trading spices from the Konkan Coast is now thronged by vacationers wanting to make their Dil-Chahta-Hai dreams come true.
Built by the Portuguese, the formidable Fort Aguada sits south of the Sinquerim Beach in Goa near the mouth o...
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Anjuna Beach in Goa
Anjuna Beach, GoaIf you are a beach lover, you must pay a visit to the hippie hangout Anjuna beach in North Goa on a holiday here. There are plenty of watersports, flea markets, restaurants, shops, yoga centers, spas, and buzzing nightclubs here! The beach parties here are one-of-a-kind and though it is lot quieter now, the...
Baga Beach in Goa
Baga Beach, Goa
Hop around the shacks and enjoy the dynamic party vibe of the Baga beach in Goa which is lined with a number of shops and restaurants. You can also enjoy Goa Baga Beach nightlife here. The nightlife at Baga Beach Goa is an amazing one, and must be experienced for sure. You can sit back and sunbathe, indul...
Calangute Beach in Goa
Calangute Beach, Goa
Experience paradise on earth at North Goa’s largest beach, the Calangute beach where the festive environment and vibrant culture will enchant you. Tourists from all across the globe flock here to groove to the tunes of rock and eclectic music. Visitors can indulge in some fun activities in Calangute ...
Panaji in Goa
Colonial-era buildings, old-school bookshops, leafy boulevards, and floating casinos underline Panaji Tourism. Nowhere in India is the Portuguese influence can be felt more strongly than in the Old Quarter of Panaji in Goa. Also known as Panjim, Panaji is the state capital of Goa.
Old Goa in Panaji is home to a number of ...
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Club Cubana in Goa
For those who like to live it up and party, Club Cubana Goa is one of the best places to spend a few hours. Apart from the fact that it is where all tourists make a stop, most locals come over here as well to enjoy a couple of drinks and a few dances. The Club Cubana Goa dress code is stylish yet casual, just like all of Goa is, so keep that in mind. However, they are not in the habit of turning away guests because of attire. One can enjoy live music, great food, and some amazing service here. A rocking party destination, Club Cuban...
Miramar Beach in Goa
Only a short walk away from the hubbub of downtown Panaji, the golden sands of Miramar Beach are the ideal playground for the locals and tourists alike. Being only three kilometres from Panaji city, the beach is the most crowded beaches in Goa. Previously named Porta de Gaspar Dias or Gasper Dias Beach by the Portuguese set...
Mambo's in Goa
One of the most popular nightclubs of Goa, Café Mambo is a truly spectacular destination for party lovers and revelers. Mambo’s Goa is much acclaimed for offering the best nightlife in Goa, with their all-night events. DJs and artists from all over the world come over to Cafe Mambo Goa, for enthralling the locals and touris...
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Shiva Valley in Goa
One of the hottest party spots in Goa, Shiva Valley is a popular hub for locals and tourists alike, especially on every Tuesday. It is located in on Anjuna Beach, and is almost always filled to the brim by party goers looking to live it up in Goa. An exemplary illustration of Goa nightlife and all that it is said to showcas...
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Curlies in Goa
Planning a trip to Goa and thinking where to enjoy a beach party? Look no further than the Curlies Club in Goa. Curlies is one of the oldest beach shacks in Goa and therefore remains the most popular spots to enjoy the nightlife in Goa.
This legendary beach shack is located on the Anjuna Beach, arguably the most happening...
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The best and must have dishes of Goa include: Fish Recheado, Bebinca, Pork Vindaloo, Rava Fried Fish, Chicken Xacuti, Chicken Cafreal, Pork Sorpotel and Goan Nevri. Despite Goan cuisine being heavy on the non vegetarian ingredients, most hotels in the state also offer vegetarian options.
People know English, Konkani, Marathi and Hindi languages in Goa.
If you are looking to spend some time at the small, secluded islands of Goa, then make sure to visit: Chorao Island Divar Island Canacona Island Cambariem Island Anjediva Island Butterfly Island Crocodile Island Bat Island
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