We had been postponing the North Goa trip for some reason or the other long enough. In our last semester we knew that if we didn't go this time, it isn't going to happen for us! So, finally, in a group of five, we decided to elope to Goa for the weekend and started with North Goa.
We flew for a three-day trip, packed our bags in less than an hour and left for the North Goa journey and Places to Visit in North Goa.
Scenic beaches, thrilling water-sports, partying spots, and architectural landmarks make North Goa the best traveller's delight. Let us now Explore some Places to visit in North Goa.
If you a sports lover, Sinquerim beach is all for you. At the first day of our trip to Goa, we went to Sinquerim beach, North goa for trying a few cool water sports.
We took a banana boat ride and jet skies and spent the rest of the day dipping in the water.
Activities :- Scuba Diving , Windsurfing , Water Skiing , Dolphin Sighting trips , Jet skiing , Swimming , and Paragliding.
It is clean and tidy, and you would find mostly foreign and newly married couple enjoying Cool water sports there. It is also one of the best honeymoon destinations in winter in Indi a.
Activities :- Scuba Diving , Snorkeling , Windsurfing , Parasailing , Water skiing , Banana ride , Water Scooter , Dolphin Sighting.
To reach Calangute beach we booked a two-tier bus and reached Panjim at 11.00 AM. It took us 40 mins to reach.
We spent that day chilling at the beach and eating Goan food in Goa at one of the beach shacks. While crabs, prawns, lobsters and all kinds of fish are a quintessential part of Goan Food in Goa, that you should try for sure in your goa trip.
Activities :- Speed boat rides , Parasailing , Jet skiing , Water surfing , Banana ride.
Fort Aguada presents a majestic sight. It has considered the most iconic forts in Goa. Today, this fort has become a most mesmerizes place as the best a honeymoon sight in India with a spellbinding view of the Arabian Sea. And the presence of a secret passageway inside the fort adds to its charm.
Location :- Candolim
Visiting hours: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM , Every day
Vagator Beach is approximately 21 km far from Panajim , by road there are many buses and taxi stand that will drop you at beach till now. November to March is the right time to visit the Beach because at this time in Goa the temperature did not go below 15 to 17 degrees. So , It would be nice to go this time. Vagator beach very hot during summer , you will not be able to enjoy the beach at this time. Vagator Beach is beautiful in itself.
Activities :- Jet skiing , Parasailing , Dolphin Watching , Bumper Ride and Road ride.
This is some place name when you go to Vagator Beach , then definitely go here.
Chapora Fort aka Dil Chahta Hai Fort
This place always stays in every traveller's list, if you are visiting Goa. This fort featured in the Bollywood movie Dil Chahta Hai, and after that, it has become a favourite place for friends and the fort is now known as a Dil Chata hai fort Aguada Goa. Chapora Fort (Dil Chahta Hai Fort) was built by Muslim ruler Adil Shah above the Chapora River in Bardez.
Location :- Chapora
Visiting hours :- 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM , Every day
St. Alex's Church is only a short distance from Vagator Beach , In the popular tourist mecca of Calangute , this famous Pristine White Church is the only church in Goa that can boast its Indian style architecture consisting of ' cupola falsa' .
Morjim Beach is the most beautiful beach in Goa because from here the changing sky and the setting sun looks very beautiful . This place is also very good for relaxation .
Ozran Beach is also called a small Vagator Beach. This Beach framed with gentle rocky and green hills. This Beach is not too crowded beach , But one can relax and spend entire day with food and drink to the heart's content.
At the last day of our trip, we went to Casino pride Goa. Casino pride Goa images are still alive in our memories boasts with bewitching ambience, highlighted with golden-hued embellishments, the barbeque counter, bars, and restaurants inside this casino, was way too much than our expectations. Casino pride North Goa images are worth to freeze in memories and in-camera. It is one of the best places to visit in Goa.
Location :- Captain of Ports Jetty , Panaji Entry fee :- Monday to Thursday - Rs 1500 per adult ( with Rs 500 worth coupon )
Friday to Sunday - Rs 2000 per adult ( with Rs 1000 worth coupon )
Include alcoholic drinks and unlimited buffet.
Baga Beach is the most popular beach in North Goa , which attracts thousands of tourists and water sports lovers to its heart. Its shares its coastal line from the environs of Sinquerim , Candolim , and Baga , with the Baga shore.
This Bubbly Beach is one of the best in Goa. People stay awake all night here called as "The Hometown of Nightlife," Overnight at the Baga Beach the party continues with cranky music celebrations . Mouth - watering food Designer Shops and adventure sports have given and people enjoy them openly. This Baga Town surrounds with Baga river and it spot the place where the river and sea meet it is the amazing view to bait your eyes.
Dolphins can also be seen in deep blue ocean and there are some spotting trips organized by ship owners to look the amazing sea mammals.
Baga Beach is 15 km far from Panji airport and all it takes is half an hour to travel to the beach from panaji by taxi , other than this! You can also go by local and government bus and you can also hire cycle and motor cycle at low prices. To ride between the locations.
Activities :- Parasailing , Jet Ski , Banana Riding , Bumper Ride , Body boarding , kayaking , Paddle boarding , Knee Boarding , Speed Boat Ride , Wake Boarding.
Titos is such a place in Goa where the party is held overnight like crazy enjoyment some drink and dance. One of the most amazing place in Goa is Titos. Titos is rushing the minds with Bollywood disco , real classic style and having delicious food. Every day thousand of people come here . so , pick up your bike towards crazy party night and make your night life rocking.
Location :- Titos original at Baga Calangute , Titos Bollywood at Santa Vaddo and Titos club at Calangute.
Entry fees :- No Entry fees required . only you have to pay for your food and drink.
Candolim Beach is also one of the most amazing places to explore if you want to have an immersive goan experience. Candolim Beach where all the amazing happening parties take place.
Candolim Beach is located in North Goa Stretch of Aguada Fort , Candolim Beach is about 12.5 KM from Panaji. This place is best for foreigners because there is not much crowd here in fact it is one of the most sought after beaches when it comes to experience water sports or other activities. Candolim Beach is nearly 12.6 km far from panji and it takes around 35 to 40 min to reach Candolim Beach from Panji.
This beach can be visited at any time of the year , but the time between April to November is the most amazing time to visit and the best time is between 6 AM to 6 PM which is the ideal time for sunset and sunrise otherwise you can vist any time for visitors this beach is open all day.
This is some water activities , after enjoying all this , enjoy them too.
Parasailing , Bumpy banana ride , Boat ride , Water scooter , Dolphin sighting trips , Jet ski ride.
Mapusa Market is a traditional and weekly market that one step closer to a vibrant Mapusa Market that takes places every Friday. This market is known for jewelry pottery , spice and carpet shops . Not only this but you here find variety of delicacies.
Timing :- 06:00 AM to 08:00
Entry :- Only the money that you want to buy no entry fees required.
In Goa The Arambol Beach is developed and newest beach Arambol Beach is a part of Fisherman's Village and attract number of tourist across the year. Arambol Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa and the Mandren Beach and Keri Beach on two sides. One can enjoy the number of water spots at Arambol Beach. Arambol Beach attracts number of tourist and just a little distance there is Palim Sweet Water Lake. This Beach is also connected like the Keri Beach and the Mandrem Beach.
The easiest way to reach Arambol beach is from panaji , you can take cab and taxi from panaji which will easily drop you direct at armbol beach. Winter is the best time to visit Armbol beach between the month of October and march. During this time , the wheather is cool and pleasant , and the temperature rarely crosses 25 degree making it a perfect time to enjoy the open beach .
Activities :- jet ski , surfing , bumper ride , banana boat ride
Basilica of Bom Jesus
Basilica of Bom Jesus church old Goa is a UNESCO world heritage site situated in old Goa, 10km east from Panjim. The church is constructed with Basalt rock and has a huge altar and an art gallery with 36 oil paintings. The preserved body of Francis Xavier's displayed in the chapel.
Location :- Old Goa Road
Visiting Hours: - Monday to Saturday - 09:00 AM to 06:30 PM
Sunday - 10:30 AM to 06:30 PM
Tamarind Café (Arambol), La Plage (Ashwem Beach), Bhatti Village (Nerul), and Spice Goa (Mapusa), Britto's Bar and Restaurant (Bardez, Baga) are a few favourite destinations for food lovers in Goa.
If you are looking for a famous shopping destination in Goa, Anjuna flea market, Arpora night market, Mapusa Friday market, Mackie's Saturday night market, Panjim municipal market, and Calangute market square can fulfil all of your shopping cravings.
Club Tito's (Calangute), Cohiba (Candolim), Café Mojo (Panaji) places for party lovers in Goa.
Goa trip was one of the best experiences for us and going there with the best friends doubled the fun!