BEST Tourist Places to Visit in Goa

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BEST Tourist Places to Visit in Goa

BEST Tourist Places to Visit in Goa 

Life within the lush green state of Goa with wide beaches is filled with song and dance and merriment to the lilting beat of guitars and drums. This place is a perfect blend of serene and peaceful atmosphere for the lazing holiday makers seeking sand-’n’-sun, food-n-wine and old churches and temples. Stretches of silver sand wetted by a rush of blue waters, the sky mirroring the ocean below, the strumming of guitars from distant taverns. In other words, Goa. Yet, theres lot quite sand and sea here. Goa is about style, high fashion and class . the small west-coastal state may be a slice of the Mediterranean. Being in Goa is as close together can get to being abroad. No wonder then that the tourists one sees here are around the world.
Best Tourist Places to Visit in Goa, Goa Beaches
Goa Beaches 

The most comprehensive beach resort within the country, Goa is approachable from Mumbai by air. Goas coastline provides endless sun drenched crescents of sand. Vagator, Anjuna, Baga,Calangute and Candolim stretch call at and unbroken palm fringed line. Other beaches are at Miramar and Colva. Parasailing, yachting, windsurfing, and deep sea diving are a number of the more popular water sports, facilities that arc available. additionally every kind of accommodation fringes the beaches from deluxe resorts to budget lodgings. Inland, 451 years of Portuguese rule has imbued Goas towns and villages with a singular culture. Whitewashed chapels and churches that dot the landscape are surrounded by villages and rice fields. Panjim, the capital city, and Margao, a crucial town, have private houses and government buildings that date hack to Portuguese times. Old Goa, now deserted, features a collection of Goas largest churches Se Cathedral with its Iberian exterior. Bom Jesus which enshrines the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier and therefore the starkly beautiful Convent of Saint Monica are a couple of of those . Mapusa, a town , comes alive every Friday with a quaint pavement bazaar.

Bogmalo Beach

Location: 8-km Northwest Of Vasco Da Gama, South Goa

Main Attraction: Diving

Immediately south of the airport, the Mormagoa peninsulas sun parched central plateau tumbles to a flat-bottomed valley lined with coconut trees and redbrick huts. The sandy beach at the top of the cove would be even more picturesque were it not for the monstrous multi-storey edifice perched above it. Until Oberoi erected an enormous five star hotel here, Bogmalo was just another small fishing village. hemmed in by a pair of palm fringed headlands at the northern end of Colva bay. A former fishing Village is todays tourist hangout The village remains present at Bogmalo, complete with a tiny-whitewashed Chapel and gangs of hogs nosing through the rubbish, but its environs are transformed. Pricey cafĂ©-bars blaring Western music have crept up the beach, while the clearing below the hotel is prowled by assiduous Kashmiri handicraft vendors. Even so, compared with Calangute Or Colva, Bogmalo remains a small-scale resort. As long together hasnt come to Goa to urge faraway from it all or party all night, then one will find Bogmalo congenial enough. The beach is clean and not too crowded, the water reasonably safe for swimming, and there are many places to eat, drink and shop. If, on the opposite hand, one is trying to find somewhere not yet, on the package tourist map, one are going to be more happy further south, at the far end of Colva Beach or beyond. Diving At Bogmalo small dive school recently opened in Bogmalo and is one among the few places in India where one can do PADI-approved Open water diving courses. Operating out of Joes guesthouse, at the far end of the beach, British run outift also offers half day “Try Dives for novices, guided dives to shipwreck sites and coral beds off the coast and tuition for more advanced qualifications.

 

Dona Paulo Beach 

Location: 7-km From Panaji, North Goa

Nearby Attractions: Marmagoa Harbour, Water Sports , Water Scootering

Popularly referred to as The Lovers Paradise At the place where two of Goas famous rivers meet the Arabian Sea is that the secluded bay for Dona Paula with a fine view of the Marmagoa Harbour. 7-km from Panjim, nestled on the side of the rock. hammer shaped headland that divides the Zuari and Mandovi estuaries, this formed fishing village is nowadays a commercialized resort.This is an idyllic spot to relax and sunbathe. Water scootering facilities also are available up here . Along the road. resulting in this place lies the ruins of the tiny military cemetery British built at their brief occupation of the Cabo, to discourage the French from invading Goa. A romance named after Dona Paula de Menezes, this place is named the Lovers Paradise thanks to a myth that has been attached to the present place. According one legend the Viceroys daughter after facing objections from her family about her romance with a poor fisherman jumped of the cliff. Another legend says that punished for captivating Francisco de Tavora, the Count of Alvor together with her charm the Viceroys daughter was pushed off a cliff to drown within the waters below. Her spirit still continues to haunt every visitor with legends of her lovers. She is even alleged to are seen emerging from moonlit waves wearing only a pearl necklace.

  • Bondala

Madgaon



  • Church of the Holy Spirit
  • Largo de Igreja or Main Church Square
  • Damodar Temple
  • Loutulim
  • Ancestral Goa ( Big Foot )
  • Chandor
  • Kolva
  • Mayem

Panaji



  • Idalcao Palace
  • Statue of Abbe Faria
  • Church of the Lady of Immaculate Conception
  • Municipal Gardens
  • Jama Masjid
  • Azad Maidan
  • Menezes Braganza Institute & Central Library
  • State Archaeology Museum
  • Sculpture Gallery
  • Aguada Fort
  • Dona Paula
  • Miramar Beach
  • Main Square
  • Se Cathedral
  • Archaeological Museum
  • Portrait Gallery
  • Chapel of St. Catherine
  • Basilica of Bom Jesus
  • Viceroys Arch
  • Gateway of Adil Shahs Palace
  • Church of St. Cajetan
  • Pilar
  • Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
  •  Sinquerim Beach
  • Candolim Beach
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  • Calangute Beach
  • Baga Beach
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    Baga Beach Goa 
  • Anjuna Beach
  • Vagator Beach
  • Chapora Beach
  • Arambol Beach
  • Querim Beach
  • Agnada

Ponda



  • Ponda Fort
  • Safa Masjid
  • Shri Shantadurga Temple
  • Shri Mahalaxmi Temple
  • Lakshmi Narasimha Temple
  • Shri Mahalsa Temple
  • Shri Manguesh Mandir
  • Keri
  • Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary 
  • Tambdisurla Temple
  • Dudhsagar Waterfalls


Vasco da gama



  • Mormugao
  • Mormugao Harbour
  • Hansa Beach
  • Mormugao Fort
  • Pilot Point
  • Dabolim
  • Bogmalo Beach
  • Mapusa
  • Old Goa

South Goa Beaches


  • Majorda Beach
  • Betalbatim Beach
  • Benaulim Beach
  • Varca Beach
  • Cavelossim Beach
  • Mobor Beach
  • Betul Beach
  • Agonda Beach
  • Palolem Beach
  • Galjibaga Beach
  • Polem Beach 

Sightseeing

Taxi price starts in Goa at 2000Rs per day for city tour. Or you can hire a scooty for 300Rs or a self driven car for 800Rs. 

Hotels to Stay in Goa 

Hotels in Panaji

Goa Marriot Resort & Spa

Post Box No. 64, Miramar, Panaji 403001

Hotels in Candolim Beach

Pintos Waddo, Bardez, Candolim 403515

Hotels in Calangute Beach

321, Umtavaddo, Umtav Vado, Calangute 403516

Hotels in Vagator Beach

Emperor Resort & Spa 

320/02, Small Vagator beach, Anjuna-Vagator Beach Road, Vagator-403509 

In Goa budget hotels range from 1000-1500Rs which are located away from beaches. Closer to the beach cost 2000-2500Rs. 3 star hotels cost 2500Rs onwards. Brach front resorts and huts start at 5000Rs. 

How to Reach Goa 

By Air:

Goa has an international airport.

By Train:

Madgaon and Vasco-Da-Gama are main railheads of Goa.

By Road:

Goa is accessible by road from Mumbai, Pune and Bengaluru. 


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