Top 118 Places to visit in Goa

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Palolem Beach

Baga Beach

Aguada Fort Area

Calangute Beach

Dudhsagar Falls

Arambol Beach

Colva Beach

Anjuna Beach

Chapora Fort

Anjuna

Arambol

Cabo De Rama Fort

Dudhsagar

Dona Paula

Basilica of Bom Jesus

North Goa

Baga

South Goa

Margao

Kulem

Miramar Beach

Aguada Fort

Fort Aguada

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church

Sinquerium Beach

Candolim

Calangute

Curlies Beach Shack

Anjuna Flea Market

Vagator

Canacona

Palolem

Agonda

Cola Beach

Dudhsagar Falls Railway Bridge

Dudhsagar View point

Kulem Railway Station

Ancestral Goa

Bogmalo

Panjim

Panaji

Coco Beach

Old Goa

Sé Cathedral

Shanta Durga Temple

Candolim Beach

Night market Arpora

Saturday Night Market

Thalassa

Morjim Beach

Agonda Beach

Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary

Turtle Lounge

Polem Beach

Cabo de Rama Beach

Mobor Beach

The Fisherman’s Wharf

Benaulim

Benaulim Beach

Sernabatim

Colvá

Fatorda

Betalbatim Beach

Martin's Corner

Rachol Seminary

Majorda Beach

Dudhsagar Water Falls

Dudhsagar Waterfall Camp site

Utorda

Dudhsagar Plantation

Grande Island

Three Kings Church

Caranzol Railway Station

Caranzol

Stone Water Eco Resort

Bogmalo Beach

Naval Aviation Museum

Goa International Airport

Baina Beach

Sahakari Spice Farm

Siridao Beach

Dona Paula Jetty

Dona Paula View Point

Santana Church

Miramar

Fort Aguada Road

Goa State Museum

Vivanta By Taj Fort Aguada

Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

Sinquerim River

Velha Goa

Church of St Francis of Assisi

Sinquerim Beach

Sé Catedral de Santa Catarina

Church of St Cajetan

Whispering Palms Beach Resort

Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

Valpoi

Mapusa Market

O Camarão

Infantaria

Titos Ln

Titos Club

Alidia(Alirio & Lidia)

16 Degrees North

Curlie's

Olaulim Backyards

SPLAT

Ozran Beach

Ozran Beach Road

Vagator Beach Road

Chapora Fort Road

Chapora Beach

Morjim

Bardez

Om Beach Resort

L'amore Cottages

Mandrem Beach

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Best things to do in Goa and sightseeing in Goa

Palolem Beach - Goa

It is beach located in Canacona, Goa and is quite untouched by tourists, it is inhabited by foreign tourists and local fishermen and is about 1.60kms in length and was also showcased in the movie The Bourne Supremacy.
mohit sharma

67 Followers, 14 Reviews


This beach is black sand beach in Goa.
Tanvi S

233 Followers, 66 Reviews


Serene Beach in South Goa
Subhadeep Banerjee

10 Followers, 9 Reviews


Best time to visit
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Baga Beach - Goa

One of the most popular as well as one of the most charming locations of Bardez, this is one out of the main beaches of the region. Especially, after the sun sets, the beach is beautifully lit up and so are the food shacks around. Carnivals are also organized here periodically and being here is absolutely blissful. If you feel the place is too crowded, the secret is that the region on the northern end of the beach where you find the main carpark or the mouth of the river is mostly crowded. This is because most of the water activity rentals are found over here. If you walk for about 15 minutes from here you will find the crowd thinning out and the beach becoming even more beautiful and peaceful. Besides the scenic beauty, the beach is also cleaner on this part and the water is cleaner too. The warm waters of the Baga Beach are not only fit for water sports but also for some swimming and beach games before that.
mohit sharma

67 Followers, 14 Reviews


so we spent 3 hours after clubbing, here on the Baga to witness the sunrise! Our bad that we missed out that Goa is on west coast so the sunrise turned out to be one of the funniest moment. Still this beach is lively till 4am. Few shacks were still open and playing music.
Tanvi S

233 Followers, 66 Reviews


The most lively beach of goa, eat and drink in the Shacks or enjoy water sports.
Damini Aggarwal

269 Followers, 120 Reviews


Best time to visit
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Things to do
water activities, swimming, eating
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Aguada Fort Area - Goa

Aguada means water and this was the most precious and prized fort of the Portuguese. It is so huge that it covers almost the full southern portion of the peninsula of Bardez. It is on the Sinquerim Beach and on the banks of the Mandovi River. The fort was built in the 17th Century and is still very well preserved, except the fact that it has long been abandoned from the time when the Portuguese left Goa. A holiday Resort owned by the Tatas is also a part of this fort complex. The might of the fort walls is still well visible. It was made so strong to make it safe against the Maratha and the Dutch rulers and it was successfull enough in its initiative.
mohit sharma

67 Followers, 14 Reviews


Aswathy Nair

194 Followers, 45 Reviews


This is one of the sightseeing places in Goa. There is the lighthouse on this fort. Many bollywood movies are shot here. Whilst going to this place, you will come across Dolphin ride too. On my first trip to Goa, we had taken the dolphin ride and we didn't spot a single dolphin. We had paid 300rs just for 30mins boat ride. So this time I was sure that I am skipping the dolphin ride and so did my group fellows too. We visited this place in scorching midnoon heat so we visited the place, clicked pictures as fast as we could and left early as the heat was unbearable. I am sure the evening time would be better as the view of vast ocean from this place is incredible too.
Tanvi S

233 Followers, 66 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Things to do
history tours
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Budget
Free

Calangute Beach - Goa

Known as the 'Queen of Beaches', this is regarded as the most popular tourist destination of Goa. The beach is located at about 15 kilometres from the capital city of Panjim and is in the northern part of Goa. There are also a number of very good holiday resorts out here and this makes the place even more popular. Besides, the Calangute Beach has to offer to its guests and visitors the golden sands, opportunities for water sports, awesome Goan cuisine and some lovely views too. The beach is steep and is thus not very apt for swimming but it can be done still if you do not go far off.
mohit sharma

67 Followers, 14 Reviews


Peaceful beach with best sunset view
Riket Shah

13 Followers, 12 Reviews


A very crowded beach as there is parking near this beach. The chain of restaurants begin and is at walk able distance from Baga.
Shruthi

4 Followers, 16 Reviews


Best time to visit
November- February
Things to do
water activities, swimming, eating
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
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Dudhsagar Falls - Goa

mohit sharma

67 Followers, 14 Reviews


Just sink into the feeling of water and greenery around you and if you are too tired, hitch a ride on a goods train back to civilisation
KatchuTravels

27 Followers, 46 Reviews


We continued our 12 km trek on the railway track. At some places we wandered off to the adjecent forest and found mini streams, waterfalls and river. We took snack breaks and ate the packed food that we had. Near Caranzol we also found a shop where we had tea and chips and asked for boiled water to have our Cuppa Noodles.
Smiti Maini

284 Followers, 123 Reviews


Arambol Beach - Goa

The 'capital of hippie culture in Goa' : Arambol is considered to be one of the best beaches in Goa. Very calm, serene and away from the hustle bustle of tourists.
Damini Aggarwal

269 Followers, 120 Reviews


It's the north most and less crowded beach with crystal clear sea
Sumit Singh

412 Followers, 8 Reviews


Aditya Sen

338 Followers, 45 Reviews


Colva Beach - Goa

Colva is a village in south goa and the beach stretches about for about 2.4kms of white sand and coconut palms, it is a famous tourist destination with budget hotels, shacks, pubs etc. It was a popular getaway for the Portugese when they were in India, this place has alot of migrants from Portugal, Brazil, Angola etc.
mohit sharma

67 Followers, 14 Reviews


Aswathy Nair

194 Followers, 45 Reviews


This place always gave me a new experience ... sometimes it started raining heavily, sometimes I fell in love with the view and sometimes I just sat on the beach and heard the ocean.
Sanchi Luthra

16 Followers, 5 Reviews


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Anjuna Beach - Goa

Anjuna is firstly the name of a village and is one of the places where the earliest Hindus came and settled down. There is also the church of St. Micheal over here which is another major attraction besides the flea market of Anjuna. Coming to the beach of Anjuna, this is not a very crowded beach but is still quite a popular one. The crowd is of mostly foreigners and so you can expect a different surrounding than you find in other beaches or the ones in Mumbai or South India. You can enjoy swimming as well as water sports here and it is also a perfect place for picnics and get togethers.
mohit sharma

67 Followers, 14 Reviews


This beach is famous for the Market, and you could do a lot of shopping here, Its a completely different world. Some unique restaurants with beach view are perfect for candle light dinners.
Shruthi

4 Followers, 16 Reviews


Lots of options to eat with great view of Arabian Sea from eateries.
Subhadeep Banerjee

10 Followers, 9 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
shopping, water activities, picnics
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Chapora Fort - Goa

Located in Bardez, his fort rises above the Chapora River. This was a red laterite fort built by the Portuguese in place of an earlier Muslim structure in the 1th Century. It was then captured and again lost by a number of Hindu rulers before the Portuguese finally abandoned it in the year 1892. The main enemies of this fort were the Bahmani Sultans who were successful in capturing it and again later it was captured by the Marathas in the beginning of the 18th Cdentury. It was recaptured by the Portuguese to be taken back again by the Marathas. This battle went on for a long time after which the fort was absolutely deserted. At present, what we can see here are simply ruins of the fort and the heads of two tunnels. Regular buses from Anjuna and Mapusa can bring and take you back from here.
Fort where Dil chahta hai was shooted. Birds eye view of vagator beach can be seen. Nice relaxing place
Riket Shah

13 Followers, 12 Reviews


Great view of Beach and less crowded
Subhadeep Banerjee

10 Followers, 9 Reviews


'Dil chahta Hai' fort offers a spectacular view of the beaches especially during sunset.
Damini Aggarwal

269 Followers, 120 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Things to do
history tours
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Budget
Free

Anjuna - Goa

This is a village in the northern part of Goa and one of the 12 villages where thr earliest Hindus came and settled down from Aryavarta many centuries ago. This village is one of the most popular villages of Goa and also a very good place for shopping here. Among all the small attractions here, the St. Micheal's Church and the Anjuna Fort are the most popular apart from the Anjuna Beach. The beach is not as crowded as the Baga or other such beaches but the crowd here is quite decent. Most of the people you see here are non- Indians and this is what makes the environment quite different. Also, the art of bargaining is necessary when you want to do shopping over here. There are also a number of food shacks around the beach.
Aditya Sen

338 Followers, 45 Reviews


It's the best beach for party lovers, but it's getting too crowded day by day.
Vinod Ramesh

52 Followers, 5 Reviews


Situated about18 kms from the capital city of Goa, Panji, the beach is a favourite hot-spot for couples and hippes . The swaying palm trees, sparking white sand and rave parties with trance , loud and heart pumping music makes it a perfect choice to spend your day and night on the beach.The nights are indeed a popular choice as everyone is lost in the serenity offered by the luminous moon hurling a spell and the white foamy waves kissing the feet. Adventure lovers get ready to enjoy the adrenaline riush as this beach offers various water sports as affordable price.
Smaranika Das

805 Followers, 8 Reviews


Best time to visit
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Things to do
shopping, eating, water activities
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Arambol - Goa

Peace.
Prateek Dham

1k+ Followers, 772 Reviews


Abhimanyu - @yatripandit

393 Followers, 29 Reviews


One of the cleanest yet fun filled beaches in Goa.
Aashish M Pawgi

17 Followers, 24 Reviews


Cabo De Rama Fort - Goa

Cabo De Rama Fort was built before the Portugese even settled in Goa. It isn't a very large fort and most of it is now in ruins. A small church still stands and I believe they still hold mass there once a week. Even though there isn't too much of the fort left to see, the views from there are spectacular. The fort is a little out of the way and thankfully not very crowded so you will get your peace and quiet. We reached there in time for sunset and after walking for around half an hour, found a perfect spot to watch the sunset. The north-eastern side of the fort is more easily accessible from the entry, but walk around a bit and find the western facing wall. Then enjoy the sunset, because it is beautiful.
Shraddha Pandya

235 Followers, 24 Reviews


Spectacular view of the Arabian sea from the fort.
Munish

384 Followers, 43 Reviews


On the way to Cabo De Rama, there is a lonely restaurant, you can stop over for a Fish thali(wholesome meal)
Samantha Mascarenhas

270 Followers, 36 Reviews


Dudhsagar - Goa

It is a waterfall located on the Mandovani river and is one of the tallest waterfalls in India (about 310mts) and is about 60ksm from Panaji and forms the border between Karnataka and Goa and has a rich variety of flora and fauna.
A must visit for everyone. The spectacular part of this waterfalls is that we you have a look at the train over bridge and as the water falls from the mountain and also the walk along the train track and tunnel view is simple awesome
Raghu Vamsi Kodaboina

116 Followers, 26 Reviews


Apart from being a useful mode of transportation the Ghat section of the railway line also harks back to olden times. Buildings in varied states of disrepair are all that remains of the government apparatus that once stood here on the border of British India and Portuguese Goa. Moss and lichen have taken over lonely dilapidated structures along the railway track. The ruins at Castle Rock reminisce the days when weary travelers crossing the border lined up in the offices for immigration checks.
Deeptangan Pant

437 Followers, 52 Reviews


There was a buzz of activity. I made it to the Dudhsagar falls in good time. 15kms in 4 hours! There was a flood of people who had alighted at the Dudhsagar railway station which is just about a kilometer from the falls. It’s usually, preferred by people who want to view the monstrous falls with their families, friends and kids without having to endure the walk from Castle Rock. [ But I do have a general request to the folks visiting the place. It's all great that you go and visit the place but please refrain from polluting the place. Please do understand that it's not a garbage yard that you can throw empty plastic bottles and containers and wrappers there as you go for a nice little picnic. mist sprayed into the atmosphere. The milky white waterfall roared and gushed down the rocky face. The green carpet encompassed the entire falls. And there I stood on the railway tracks made just a few feet away from the lavishing falls. It was majestic. It mighty. It was humongous. It just reminded me of the nature’s beauty and her sheer power. I am out of words at this juncture describing the awe that I experienced as I stood so tiny so powerless in front of the might and glory of the falls. Usually, hikers camp by the falls overnight, before they set out the next day on their return walk. Families walk back to the Dudhsagar Railway station to catch a return train. Hitch-hikers hop onto goods locomotives to carry them to the next closest major railway station. I had chalked out a different set of plans. I stayed put by the falls for an hour before I picked up my soaking boots and bags as I started walking towards the Goan side. A little ahead about half a kilometer into the walk is the view that people talk about when they hear Dudhsagar. Its an incredible view of the fizzing falls taking the plunge at an incredible force into unfathomable depths. If you are lucky you could witness a locomotive dredge slowly along the track with the falls in the background. It was pouring again and I had to cover another 11kms. This part of the trail is a lot quieter, through lesser number of tunnels and lesser number of enterprising walking stretches but the wind blew and the rains poured as I slowly made my way to Sonaulim Railway station. The walk- on the tracks, in the rains had started taking its toll on my calf muscles. Dredging along I made it to Kullem just as the dusk was creeping in. And so I there I was sitting on the bench, waiting for my train to carry me back to Bangalore with thoughts running wild in my head.
Prasad

199 Followers, 7 Reviews


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Dona Paula - Goa

The pretty view and the amazing scooter rides.
Vartika Chaudhary

15 Followers, 1 Reviews


Aditya Sen

338 Followers, 45 Reviews


Sneha Reddy

435 Followers, 24 Reviews


Basilica of Bom Jesus - Goa

It is located in Old Goa and is a UNESCO World Heritage and it has the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier and was also the capital of Goa when during the Portuguese rule.
The Basilica of Bom Jesus is one of the most important and popular church where people from all over the country visit. This church is considered even more sacred and important because it has the remain mortals of St Saint Francis Xavier. I saw the casket in which it's been kept. The body is kept at a good height and you cannot obviously get clear snapshots of it when you click from your camera as you get to see the body via screen. The church is very huge and the greenery surrounding the church looks pleasing.The crowd control is pretty decent here and the experience is just bliss. It's a moment of bliss. This is located in Old Goa. Just opposite to this place, the Royal Chapel of Saint Antony is situated which has beautiful white walls and architecture.
Ruchi Jain

475 Followers, 88 Reviews


One of the famous examples for the finest Baroque architectures in Goa, visiting the Basilica of Bom Jesus is one of the best things to do in the city of Goa. It has the mortal remains of St Francis Xavier and is considered to be one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Karthik Rao V

374 Followers, 70 Reviews


The Basilica is a UNESCO World Heritage site, so as you can imagine, it is impressive. It’s also very holy/creepy, depending on how you look at it – it has the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. A public viewing of the body is held every ten years. But apart from this, it’s a beautiful church. The altars are intricately worked, while the rest of the interiors are relatively simple. The floor is also gorgeously marbled. The church is over 400 years old.
Sarah

604 Followers, 49 Reviews


Best time to visit
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Things to do
Prayer
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North Goa - Goa

mohit sharma

67 Followers, 14 Reviews


North Goa is a maze of overcrowded beaches, bohemian markets and maddening nightlife. With gems like Anjuna, Baga, Calangute, Vagator and Morjim, most tourists deem this particular district of Goa unmissable. There is no dearth of luxury and budget accommodation in the North and there definitely is a deluge of the snazziest of cafes in the state.
Tripoto

486 Followers, 487 Reviews


Start out at North Goa. Not quite Baga beach, not quite Anjuna Beach Somewhere to start. Get up, put on a little bit of makeup, get ready and get out. Go to Baga where the water sports aplenty, with beer and feni. Too commercial you say. Well, mosey on along to Anjuna, where you can let your thoughts float in a cloud of …. Whatever. Then pack your shit up, get your butt on your activa (is there any other way to travel, except a bike maybe…..car is for tourists, and you’re a traveler my friend) and move forth
Anjali Swamy

63 Followers, 4 Reviews


Baga - Goa

This is a place which was first discovered by the hippies and is situated in the Northern part of Goa. This is a beach known to be one of the most popular in Goa and is surrounded by the Calangute Beach on one side and the Anjuna Beach on the other side. The Baga Beach starts from where the Calangute Beach ends though the place cannot be exactly pin pointed. This is also a shoppers paradise with all sorts of flea markets and the fresh seafood is wow over here. Also, you can enjoy a number of water sports and activities in this beach area such as jet skiing, para sailing, surfing and others. The people around here are always in a festive mood and dance and music are a major part of their culture here. They have carnivals during christmas and New Year too. Also, the people here are very religious and the main religion followed here is Christianity. The lifestyle here is a blend of Indian and Portuguese to a large extent. This is a stunning evidence of the fact that Goa was under the rule of Portuguese colonies till even a decades ago before it was taken over by the Indian Government.
Aswathy Nair

194 Followers, 45 Reviews


Along this beach, are series of restaurants you could choose to eat in. The famous one being St.Anthony's restaurant where you get to eat on the beach side and you could sit for hours have fun dancing.
Shruthi

4 Followers, 16 Reviews


Aditya Sen

338 Followers, 45 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
water sports, picnics, eating, shopping
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South Goa - Goa

It is oe of the two districts of Goa and was a part of the colonies of the Portugese.
mohit sharma

67 Followers, 14 Reviews


This is the relatively quieter district of Goa and is a mecca for those who fancy private beaches. There isn't much to do apart from relaxing and perhaps exploring beach villages and wildlife reserves. Palolem, Colva, Agonda and Benaulim are the most popular names.
Tripoto

486 Followers, 487 Reviews


There is the always gorgeous South Goa with its white sands and calming waters. Or a beautiful, more recent discovery is Ganpatipule a few hours drive away from Goa.
Nutterbugg

217 Followers, 15 Reviews


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Margao - Goa

When you want to get to South Goa, you can get buses from Mapusa to Panjim and from Panjim bus stand you can get Shuttle services directly stopping at Margaon bus terminal. Margaon market is the best option to do some shopping for local sweets, goan sausages, vinegar, goan spice mix and of course wine shops.
Samantha Mascarenhas

270 Followers, 36 Reviews


Went up the highway to Margao, then on to the tip of Vasco da Gama. A nondescript beach, with smog hanging heavy in the air and a bit of trash here and there.
shay

320 Followers, 17 Reviews


Margao or popularly know as Madgaon is 36km away from Palolem beach and has many sights and destinations. These include the 'Closed' Market called, in the Portuguese language, Mercado de Afonso de Albuquerque, the municipal building, the municipal garden, Anna Fonte, Old Market or Mercado Velho, Holy Spirit Church and the grand colonial mansions.
Gunjan Upreti

10k+ Followers, 726 Reviews


Kulem - Goa

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Mumpy Das

26 Followers, 6 Reviews


Ranjyoti Prakash

166 Followers, 9 Reviews


Trekking along the railway track during the monsoons doesn't disappoint anyone seeking the ferocity of the monsoons and the explosion of greenery which accompanies it. Add to this the thrill of playing hide and seek with trains darting in and out of the tunnels and one is assured of a memorable adventure. The fog roams freely on the mountain tops and envelops the dense jungles that give birth to thundering streams tempting the onlooker for a quick dip. The main attraction of the trek is the Dudhsagar Waterfall accessible by a 14 km walk from Castle Rock or alternatively an 11km trek from Kulem.
Deeptangan Pant

437 Followers, 52 Reviews


Miramar Beach - Goa

The main beach in the heart of the city, this is just a few minutes drive from the Panjim Main Market. Being is such a location, this beach is almost everytime crowded. The scenic beauty is awesome and the main reason is that this is the mouth of the Mandovi River. The slope of the beach is gentle and thus this place is ideal for swimming. You can also go for a morning or evening walk along the beach or sit and enjoy some snacks sold by the sellers who sit on the shores. This is however not the best beach if you are seeking one with lot of serenity and peacefulness.
Gita Madhu

22 Followers, 5 Reviews


The atmosphere is quite peaceful. One could sit here, enjoy the sight of sunset and relax. It's not a crowded beach like Calangute.
Nancy Nance

704 Followers, 187 Reviews


Now this time Goa really amazed me. Street food, that to in Goa. Yesss, I was really excited to try it. I am not a foodie person but when I see street food I am gone. I saw it while going to Dona Paula Jetty. Entry fee: NIL How to Reach: 5 kms from Panaji, Goa Recommended Length of Visit: 1-2 hrs Tips: Must visit to see the sunset. It will be a lifetime experience. Facts: Awesome street food and that to with local people. It was really one of the best experience in Goa I had.
Gautam Modi

416 Followers, 76 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
swimming, picnics, photography, walking
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Aguada Fort - Goa

Scenes from Dil Chahta Hai were shot here
Mahima Kohli

118 Followers, 3 Reviews


Well...a small part of 'Dil Chahta hai' movie was shot here..:D
Arpit Dugar

92 Followers, 4 Reviews


History : The fort was constructed in 1613 to guard against the Dutch and the Marathas. It was a reference point for the vessels coming from Europe at that time. This old Portuguese fort stands on the beach south of Candolim, at the shore of the Mandovi River. It was initially tasked with defense of shipping and the nearby Bardez sub district. A freshwater spring within the fort provided water supply to the ships that used to stop by. This is how the fort got its name: Aguada, meaning Water. Crews of passing ships would often visit to replenish their fresh water stores. On the fort stands a four-storey Portuguese lighthouse, erected in 1864 and the oldest of its kind in Asia. Built in 1612, it was once the grandstand of 79 cannons. It has the capacity of storing 2,376,000 gallons of water, one of the biggest freshwater storages of the time in whole of Asia. This fort is divided in two segments: the upper part acted as fort and watering station, while the lower part served as a safe berth for Portuguese ships. Whereas the upper part has a moat, underground water storage chamber, gunpowder room, light house and bastions, it also has a secret escape passage to use during time of war and emergency. The lighthouse at initial stage is used to emit light once in 7 minutes. In 1834 it was changed to emit light creating eclipse every 30 seconds, however it was abandoned in 1976. Fort Aguada was the most prized and crucial fort of Portuguese. The fort is so large that it envelops the entire peninsula at the south western tip of Bardez. Built on the mouth of river Mandovi, it was strategically located and was the chief defence of Portuguese against the Dutch and Marathas. During the Salazar Administration, Fort Aguada was repurposed for use as a prison primarily, some claim, for Salazar's political opponents.[citation needed] Many of its inmates are Western tourists serving time for drug-related crimes. State : Goa (Source : Wikipedia)
Muktadhara Ray

890 Followers, 71 Reviews


Fort Aguada - Goa

This is a very well preserved fort which was built in the 17th Century by the Portuguese. The fort was made as the most important building of the Portuguese colonials and they always wanted to save it against the Dutch and the Maratha rulers. It is in the Candolin area on the Sinquerim Beach. The location of the fort on the banks of the Mandovi River makes it look even more beautiful. The fort covers a large area and almost covers the whole tip land of the Bardez Peninsula. At present there is also a holiday resort built here by the tatas and is a beautiful place to stay for a peaceful vacation. It is also close to the Candolim Beach and the shopping and eating areas around. This was at one time the most important port where most of the ferries and boats landed and left from and thus the name Aguada meaning 'water'.
It's a seventeenth century Portugeuse Fort on Sinquerim Beach. It was built for clean water storage so that big ships could fill clean drinking water. That's why the fort is named Fort Aguada, 'Aguada' meaning water.
Nancy Nance

704 Followers, 187 Reviews


After exploring the calmness of South Goa, I went ahead to witness the madness of North Goa. My first spot Fort Aguada is possibly the largest and the best-preserved Portuguese bastion in Goa. A very interesting thing about the fort is a 13 metre high lighthouse, which looks down over the vast expanse of sea, sand and palm tress. It’s definitely worth visiting!
Gunjan Upreti

10k+ Followers, 726 Reviews


A much welcome change from the flurry of beaches in Goa, Aguada fort still has a lingering presence in it back from the days when it used to serve as a prison. Tour of the entire place takes less than 2 hours and overlooking the Arabian sea is a pleasant experience.
Deepak

221 Followers, 15 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Things to do
history tours
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Budget
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Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church - Goa

A beautiful church in the shape of a wedding cake, this was built in the year 1541 by the Portuguese. The original church here was not at all like this and it was a much bigger one which was replaced by the one we see now. The present church was built in the year 1619, in the time when this village was not at all popular. This church is one reason why people started knowing about this place more and more as the sailors from Lisbon used to pray here and thank the Lord because they could cross the sea safely. After the prayers they would continue their journey to Ela, in North Goa. The church is extremely well maintained and looks the best at night when it looks like a shining star with so many lights. The Feast of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception is held over year on the 8th of December every month.
Aditya Sen

338 Followers, 45 Reviews


One of the oldest churches in Goa and dating back to the 15th century, this famous church is a very popular tourist attraction in Goa. The backdrop of the main altar is magnificent which is mainly dedicated to the Mary Immaculate which makes it a must visit place in Goa. Outside the church is a shopping area and the place is specially a treat if you visit in the Christmas time of the year.
Karthik Rao V

374 Followers, 70 Reviews


The Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception is at Church square in Panjim. It is among Goa's earliest churches built in the mid 16th century. It was completely rebuilt in 1619. The massive bell atop the church was constructed in Portugal and was originally at St Augustine's Church (which I have reviewed separately). After the St Augustine's church collapsed, the bell was kept at the Fort Aguada Lighthouse for a while and then in the 1870s brought to this church. The Panjim Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception is placed on the hillside and just high above the Idalco Palace built by Adil Shah.
Veeral Pathak

399 Followers, 20 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Things to do
worship, history tours
Open Hours
Monday- Saturday- 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM and 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Sunday- 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM and 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, English Mass- 8:00 AM
Budget
Free

Sinquerium Beach - Goa

The smaller beach situated where the Candolim Beach ends by taking a turn is known as the Sinquerium Beach. This is also the location of the famous Aguada Fort and also the TAJ Vivanta Hotel. The location on the banks of the River Mandovi makes it even more scenic. People who are staying at this hotel find this an all- time favourite and the crowd here mostly include the guests of the TAJ Hotel.
less crowded than Baga, Calangute. There is Sinquerim Fort on this beach which has splendid ocean view! Vivanta by Taj is on this beach! oh boy, the sunset we experienced here was one of the best in Goa. The breeze, the ocean, the perfect-painting-like-sunset..You can also do the watersports here.
Tanvi S

233 Followers, 66 Reviews


Beautiful views forts, beaches,resturents, adventure sports
Sumit Singh

412 Followers, 8 Reviews


best place for water sports in north goa!
Mrunal Jani

160 Followers, 8 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
beaches
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Candolim - Goa

This is a village in the northern part of Goa and is on the southern side of the very popular Calangute Beach here. This is an extremely popular tourist attraction and witnesses a large number of tourists throughout the year. There are a number of restaurants and shopping options around. This is however a little more expensive for the backpackers but is an ideal location for those who love to eat out and shop. Apart from eating and shopping, the main attraction here is the pristine Candolim Beach. This beach is a little narrow at some parts which is because of continuous erosion. Also on the Sinquerin side you will find options for several water activities such as para sailing, dolphin boating and others. There are also a number of shacks here which sell authentic Goan cuisine which includes seafood mostly. The tiger prawns here are absolutely delicious. There are stalls which sell cheap clothes as well.
This beach is the one we chose to take the water rides as it is comparatively cheaper than the other beaches. We took a package of rides that cost Rs.1250/- per head which included Bumper ride,banana ride, parasailing and motorboat ride.
Shruthi

4 Followers, 16 Reviews


Three kilometres strech beach flanked by Siquerium and Calangute Beaches on both side. For all those who wish to spend some private time with their beloved ones in a peaceful place will definitely appreciate it. During sunset , the sky is painted with bright colors and thus makes it the most adorable memory.
Smaranika Das

805 Followers, 8 Reviews


There are a lot of makeshift bars and restaurants on the beachside of Candolim beach. Tourists can stop for a drink of feni - a locally brewed drink made from cashew or coconut. Candolim beach offers various water-sports activities-right from parasailing to water-skiing, wind surfing and fishing.
Gunjan Upreti

10k+ Followers, 726 Reviews


Best time to visit
October- March
Things to do
water activities, shopping, eating, picnics
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Calangute - Goa

Everything is Russian !
Amin Ud Din Shroff

117 Followers, 4 Reviews


Sprawling resorts, night life and sea sports, this beach offers them all and lies in the heart of Goa.
Ruchika Makhija

547 Followers, 177 Reviews


The place which got it all Beach, Babes, Booze and now Bikes.... Our Day 1 destination Goa. From beautiful virgin beaches to the craziest nightlife Goa got it all. Always been my favorite destination It was must for me to visit this heaven on this Dream ride. Unfortunately, we arrived late evening and have to leave early morning so there was nothing much we can do. We end the day relaxing and having pizza and beer by the beach.
Achal Gupta

181 Followers, 43 Reviews


Curlies Beach Shack - Goa

One of the most popular and one of the best beach shacks in Goa, the Curlies Beach Shack is located near the flea market at the Anjuna Beach. People love to come here again and again and their best point is of course the ambience out here. They serve you with delicacies and some real good beverages and drinks. Another reason for the popularity of this place is that that this place hosts some of the best parties you will get to enjoy in Goa. This includes trance parties and electro parties which you hardly find so good in other places.
Aditya Sen

338 Followers, 45 Reviews


A good spot for drinking and dancing!
Rumana Shaikh

436 Followers, 25 Reviews


this place is one of the most chilling places i have been in goa tilll now! located on very famous beach of goa, Anjuna beach. it has got amazing beach house music goin on! i was here from evening to night, the place is super cool. i got the pleasure to see the sun setting from here which was breathtaking
Mrunal Jani

160 Followers, 8 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
eating, parties
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
INR 60 for 2 people

Anjuna Flea Market - Goa

Shopping is an important part of your trip to Goa equally as the beaches are. The flea market or the Wednesday Market of Goa in the Anjuna region is one of the best souvenir markets here. Earlier here would only be found hippies smoking jumbo joints and trying to convince people to buy their stuffs and services which would in turn earn them money to help them during the rest of their stay.At present there is a lot more you will find here. Starting from Kashmiri and Tibetian clothes and show pieces to Gujarati tribal women selling t- shirts and home decor items and other tribal girls from Mumbai and Karnataka selling traditional stuff too. The remaining shops belong to backpackers from Europe and Russia and the others to the hippies. They mostly sell services such as massages, piercings, tattoo making and others.
Being their on a Wednesday meant heading out to the Anjuna flea market, taking a leisurely stroll around, bargaining and ending up not buying anything, and then heading out for a walk on the beach. The overtly perfumed flavored teas they sell might seem fake, but the fun was real. Shopping: Cashewnuts, Feni, Goan sausages, Bebinca (now that it is commercially available, I picked up a Costa’s) are some of the things one must bring back. You could also pick up locally grown spices, tees and souvenirs that would remind you of happy times spent in Goa.
Antypasti

121 Followers, 5 Reviews


This is a good place to find great bargains as long as you haggle...even if you do not want to buy anything just go there for a quick browse, and a good sighting of the faithful hippies playing music, minding their own business and gazing ocean wards.
Samantha Mascarenhas

270 Followers, 36 Reviews


The flea market at Anjuna beach is a shopping experience that should not be missed. Occupying the south of Anjuna beach, the market is held every Wednesday starting from 11 am catering to all the needs of Shopaholics. From clothing items to jewelry to souvenirs you just name it. It's all on offer. The best part is the great deals that the skilled haggling shoppers get. What started as an enterprise by hippies to sell their native products to garner enough money to buy a ticket home has now turned into a commercial venture. The vendors at the present date are both expats and natives seen belonging to a diverse section of India, some even coming from neighboring countries like Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh trying to sell the tourists the essence of their native lands. It takes hours for tourists to venture this flea market. The numerous restaurants and shacks on the beach providing a relaxing spot as well as enticing the tourists gastronomically further make the shopping experience delightful.
Mitali Chakraborty

280 Followers, 25 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
shopping
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Vagator - Goa

This is the northernmost beach of the Peninsula of Bardez in the northern part of Goa. This place is marked with rough cliffs and boulders and these are like outcropsfrom patches of greenery. This scene mainly makes Vagatpr as well as Chapora look very beautiful. The villages here here are more popular than the beach of vagator. The twin village of Vagator are places where people love to party and two of the first places where the partying culture first started over here. You can just get up and groove no matter whom you know here. Just make new friends and then be a part of all parties here.
Less crowded than Calangute. Water Sports can be done here. But try doing it at Calangute beach since it's crowded and you will find groups of other people if you are few in numbers (an activity can be done only if you have certain number of people for that activity! minimum 6 pax). Chapora Fort (Dil Chahta Hai fame!) is on this beach. Sunset here was spectacular too.
Tanvi S

233 Followers, 66 Reviews


“Taking a holiday mid-September was on Amrit’s mind from a very long time but the usual intricacies of a decent itinerary like planning what to do, where to stay, finding good company etc. was making it difficult to get the ball rolling. It is then when she and kriti got in touch with me. The plan was decided for 24th September and the group of four ladies were all set to sail on the exciting trip. They had a 04 nights 5days stay at Whispering Palms. In these 4 days they savoured vivid experiences ranging from the beautiful Bollywood Night of Mambos to the ravishing club of Love Passion Karma. They tried the local delicacies at Britos and ran on the endlessly beautiful beaches much the same way they show it in movies.
Ujjawal Sharma

339 Followers, 22 Reviews


Took a days break here. Beach Chilling. Laid back. Vagator, Calangute, Tito's, Mango Tree, Kings Beer, Port Wine, Port Wine, Port Wine
Priyam & Shrey

119 Followers, 17 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
beaches, tours, party
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Canacona - Goa

Famously known for temples, Canacona is a small village an hour before the Goa-Karnataka border
Shruti Rane Gupta

13 Followers, 6 Reviews


Kanj Saurav

197 Followers, 17 Reviews


Palolem - Goa

If you searching for serene, Tranquility and greenery then Palolem is waiting for you with its crystal clear Water and Green Beauty around the beach!!
Amishi Gaur

77 Followers, 2 Reviews


Go-to Place: Sun Beach Residency Resort. After 2 days at Gokarna, I switched to an impromptu plan made to Goa. The Madgaon Passenger Express takes you to Canacona station in an hour and costs about 40/- INR only! Warm and friendly owners and very resourceful in terms of making the stay comfortable and providing options to meet a customer's needs. My off season travel gave me the advantage to stay at 1/6th the price of a season time here. I paid 1000/- per day and the rooms are very comfortable and clean. A property just about 400 mtrs away from Palolem beach, toward the southern tip almost closing into Neptune Point, Goa. The owners helped me rent a bike and made me feel secure. They'd even arrange for bicycles on rent, autos for fares etc.
Rajita Ramachandram

199 Followers, 2 Reviews


Agonda - Goa

Away from the big city, at night the sky fills itself with dozens of stars, letting you drift away as the soft ocean breeze takes you along the soft waves to a small mental paradise. Soft guitar notes in the distance might be the only thing to break the spell, but even those feel in the right place. Agonda is the right beach to be at peace
Nicolas Zapata

57 Followers, 18 Reviews


Agonda is a quiet beach, a few kilometers away from Palolem which is much more popular. The beach is clean and the sand feels so soft under your feet, you won't be able to stop playing with it. The sea here is not the calmest you can find, but the waves make it fun to swim and bob around in nevertheless. Goa beaches have lifeguards present, so make sure you are within their flagged area just in case of any problem. We landed up paying Rs.200 for a rickshaw from Canacona station to Agonda, but I believe we might just have been overcharged. It was a nice ride though, and on reaching Agonda we found a comfortable place to stay in quite easily. A road runs parallel to the beach, just half a minute away. On the other side of the road you will find houses which provide accommodation too, and probably at a cheaper rate. We stayed in a beach hut, but if i ever visit again I would like to stay in a house opposite the beach. These houses are owned by local Goans, and it will probably give you a chance to interact with the family and learn more about the place. Beach shacks ranging from basic (Rs.700 a night) to extremely luxurious (Rs.10,000 a night) line the entire stretch of beach. A double room with attached bathroom will cost you around Rs.700 at the start of the season. Unlike Gokarna, here the shack owners are more bothered about making the beach 'tourist friendly' so you'll find sunbeds and umbrellas which can be used by patrons. At night some shacks put away the sunbeds and move tables right onto the beach so one can enjoy a beautiful candlelight dinner under the stars, next to the sea. If you're looking for accommodation in Agonda, the best place to get off is at the Church. This is right in the middle of the beach and you can go either way, looking for a place to stay. Food at the beach shacks is all the same and very ordinary. Go to the places like 'Dosa & Thali House' or 'Fatimas Corner' to get a taste of the local food. It tastes good and is easy on the pocket too ! We hired a scooter to move around, and paid Rs.250 per day. Petrol at a petrol pump is much cheaper than buying from the place you hire the scooter, they grossly overcharge. We bought one litre from there (at Rs.80 per litre) and drove to a petrol pump to fill the rest (at Rs.55 per litre). Agonda is quiet and clean. You can take a nap, read a book or just look at the ocean from under your umbrella. And drink cheap beer, ofcourse. It is Goa after all !
Shraddha Pandya

235 Followers, 24 Reviews


Cola Beach - Goa

A beautiful beach in Canacona, Goa, it is small beach but is very secluded and offers a great spot for people to relax and rejuvenate themselves.
It took me a long time to decide whether to write about this beach. Cola beach is undoubtedly the most beautiful beach I've ever been to in my whole life. It has a fresh water lagoon on one side and the sea on the other, separated by sand ofcourse. When the tide is high, sea water very often washes into the lagoon. The water in the lagoon is extremely cold; so brace yourself, take a deep breath and get in ! You can see tiny fishes swimming around in the lagoon, especially where the freshwater meets the salt water. The beach is extremely clean and the water is calm. However you cannot touch the bottom and have to float if you don't want waves breaking over your head all the time. So non-swimmers might want to give the sea a miss, spending all their time in the lagoon instead. The beach itself has two fancy beach resorts to stay in. Since we were on a budget trip, we made this a day excursion. There is an absolutely terrible path of about 2 kms to reach the hill adjoining Cola. You can park your scooter there and climb down to the beach. Mind you, you will need GPS to find this path. But its worth it. All the effort is completely worth it !! It was the best part of my trip. Enough said.
Shraddha Pandya

235 Followers, 24 Reviews


not an easy access, so very few people turn up here during off-season. but seemed to be quite eventful during peak-season.
Munish

384 Followers, 43 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
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Dudhsagar Falls Railway Bridge - Goa

Heaven on Earth! The most beautiful place to camp and stare at the waterfalls and the open expanse of the valley. Your ego's look really small from here :-)
KatchuTravels

27 Followers, 46 Reviews


Finally after passing through a few tunnels we saw the first view of the falls. There is a bridge and a viewing platform at the waterfall with water both above and below.
Smiti Maini

284 Followers, 123 Reviews


Dudhsagar View point - Goa

A nice point on the trek to watch the train wade through the waterfall in the monsoons. WOW Moment place!
KatchuTravels

27 Followers, 46 Reviews


The waterfall is so massive that one cannot get the whole thing in one frame from this bridge. We had to walk another 1 km towards Kulem to get the view of the entire waterfall. We took loads of pictures here and then continued walking on the railway track.
Smiti Maini

284 Followers, 123 Reviews


Kulem Railway Station - Goa

The last point of call when going out of Goa on South Western Railway or the formal entry point having a proper railway station
KatchuTravels

27 Followers, 46 Reviews


This was a small and empty railway station and we were probably the only people there along with some monkeys and dogs. Our return journey to Bangalore was on the same night and we had a couple of hours to kill so we played UNO. The train was at 9 PM and we reached Bangalore the next morning.
Smiti Maini

284 Followers, 123 Reviews


Ancestral Goa - Goa

A theme park called ancestral Goa has been built in Loutolim also called 'big foot'. This place also gives visitors a glance of a sight other than beaches, churches and temples which Goa is famous for and imparts a culture based education about the roots and heritage of Goa.
Gunjan Upreti

10k+ Followers, 726 Reviews


The spot way off the beach trips gives you an insight into Goan culture and tradition. Ancestral Goa recreates the Goa of old – with life-size figures wearing traditional clothes involved in traditional activities. Open from 9am to 6pm, it’s a great way to spend a morning, or evening, and find out the things that have made Goa tick through the ages. A guided tour is just to get you started. If you’re in Goa for a while, check out the Big Foot Trust activities for a bit of social work and fun activities.
Mukesh Rawat

137 Followers, 32 Reviews


Bogmalo - Goa

We decided to look at the map and explore. My experience of Bogmalo 8 years ago was completely different from this one. The crowd is definitely very desi. The ride from Majorda until Vasco is fine, however after a bit it does a little city like. Was it totally worth it , ? I didnt quite like the vibe., however I do know at one point it used to be a great beach.
Stacey Mendoz

486 Followers, 10 Reviews


We went south from there, driving along the coast. Stopped in Bogmalo for a quick swim and a simple but steep 200 rupee lunch of rice and dal fry. A cutesy, soft sand beach with a large block of a hotel towering over the beach.
shay

320 Followers, 17 Reviews


Panjim - Goa

Capital of Goa
Shazy Buoy's Travel Diaries

487 Followers, 70 Reviews


this place is bit crowded in the evening but pretty empty during afternoon.
Ms_WalkingShoes

457 Followers, 40 Reviews


Panaji - Goa

This is the capital of the state of Goa and is probably the smallest state capital. Panaji is also the headquarters of the North Goa District and is situated on the banks of the Mandovi River Estuary is the Tiswada Region. The more popular name is Panaji but Panjim is also a commonly used term. This was the name by which the Portuguese used to address this city. When the whole of India got independence, Goa was still under the colonial rule of the Portuguese who freed it a number of years later. The Portuguese effect is what you will get in each and every thing of Goa and Panjim too. The attractions here are the lovely white church, the food that you will get here and of course the different types of building lined on the sides of the narrow streets. These houses are the remains of the various clans who have ruled here including the Latins and the Portuguese. The houses look beautiful and brightly coloured and many of them have simple yet pretty wrought iron balconies too. Many of these are now either resorts for budget concious travellers or restaurants for the ones who love to taste Portuguese and Goan cuisine.
This Goa Itinerary for 7 Days begins in the smallest and the most-laid back of state capitals in the country, Panaji is deeply entrenched in its colonial past. This city is all about impressive churches, dainty boutiques and quaint mansions. Stroll along its ample boulevards and savour the real essence of Goa.
Tripoto

486 Followers, 487 Reviews


Prathamesh sathe

262 Followers, 32 Reviews


Coco Beach - Goa

A rather silent beach, you are just not to swim here as the waters are not clean enough and there are chances of getting affected with skin diseases if you step into the water. There are however a number of good points about this beach. Firstly, the views from here are really nice and you can enjoy boating across the river from here. The sight of dolphins pleases every tourist and the glimpse of the Fort Aguada from here is a plus point too. There are however not many shops or eateries around and it is true that people come here only to enjoy the boat tours.
Coco beach, about a km and a half from the rooms we rented out, was our very first stop in this insanely magnificent place. It was a place recommended by the locals and not high on any to go list you'd find over the internet. Coco beach is famous for its dolphin sightings.
Anushka Rathee

309 Followers, 15 Reviews


From here you can take a boat to get a decent sightings of some dolphins.
Samantha Mascarenhas

270 Followers, 36 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
boating
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Old Goa - Goa

More your take turns more you find.
Krisha Chakraborty

425 Followers, 17 Reviews


A slice of history, see daily life as it is in rural Goa.
Thunder Trails

154 Followers, 18 Reviews


Sé Cathedral - Goa

Located in Old Goa, India, it comes under the dominion of the Latin Rite Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Goa and Daman and the seat of the Patriarch of the East Indies.
Famous for its beautiful architecture, the place is spread over a large area and has a museum.
Nancy Nance

704 Followers, 187 Reviews


The Sé Catedral de Santa Catarina, known as Se Cathedral, is the cathedral of the Latin Rite Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Goa and Daman and the seat of the Patriarch of the East Indies. Located in Old Goa, India, the largest church in India is dedicated to Catherine of Alexandria. It is one of the oldest and most celebrated religious buildings in Goa and is one of the largest churches in Asia. The Se Cathedral was built to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese under Afonso de Albuquerque over a Muslim army, leading to the capture of the city of Goa in 1510. Since the day of the victory happened to be on the feast of Saint Catherine, the cathedral was dedicated to her.
Veeral Pathak

399 Followers, 20 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
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Shanta Durga Temple - Goa

Aswathy Nair

194 Followers, 45 Reviews


Shantadurga temple is the most visited temple in Goa which is dedicated to Goddess Shanta durga. As the name suggests, Shanta means peace and hence she is considered as the Goddess of peace. The temple is located in North Goa. When I had visited this place, many families had come to visit the temple and seek the blessing of goddess Durga.
Ruchi Jain

475 Followers, 88 Reviews


Candolim Beach - Goa

This beach is calm, peaceful and less commercialized as compared to Baga and Calangute.
Damini Aggarwal

269 Followers, 120 Reviews


Nice clam quite beach when compared to its sister beaches Baga & Calangute. Lovely water sports like para sailing, Jet ski, and other activites
Vishal Tangirala

110 Followers, 16 Reviews


Night market Arpora - Goa

Good to hang around and do some window shopping. Pretty expensive though. Bargain to 40% per the price
Vishal Tangirala

110 Followers, 16 Reviews


Shopping & Eating
Amin Ud Din Shroff

117 Followers, 4 Reviews


Saturday Night Market - Goa

This night market has everything! Food, entertainment, shopping you name it. This flea market opens at 6 pm to 1 am. This market has various attractions, there are various stalls erected for food wherein the food is prepared and sold by the foreigners so you can expect an international cuisine. For shopping one can expect a lot of artefacts,jewellery, clothes, leather items, bedspreads, spices and so on from all parts of the country and also abroad. Many of the items are overpriced but everyplace is open to bargaining. There is always a local band playing, with entertainers from across the world performing. oh yeah, and theres a bar too! so you can shop, eat, drink, dance all at once!
Jyoti Mahar Kundu

167 Followers, 8 Reviews


"Happening" !!! to say the least. Saturday night market near Anjuna is one of its kind. It's huge, it's bright and colorful, it's full with people from all across the globe. Must see. You get all sorts of fare, plus there are live bands playing, plus there is alcohol, plus world food ! This place is a carnival in itself. There's free parking. Go with a lot of time in hand....it starts at around 8 pm and goes uptill early morning. You should know how to haggle, incase you decide to buy.
tamanna tripathy

303 Followers, 19 Reviews


Thalassa - Goa

This is an awesome Greek Restaurant with an outdoor seating arrangement. The location looks absolutely stunning with all the cane tables and chairs. They serve authentic, delicious Greek food and the crowd is very decent here. The dim lights and the soft music makes the ambience even better. The people who come here are generally very well dressed and the crowd is a happy and cheerful one.
Aashish M Pawgi

17 Followers, 24 Reviews


A must visit place in Goa. One of the most happening places. A certain must visit on Friday nights
Vishal Tangirala

110 Followers, 16 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
eating- out
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Morjim Beach - Goa

We went to morjim beach around 6am. It was beautiful. The beach is full of shells. Thousands of shells comes with every wave and goes back with the same... Be careful if you find a shell there... Don't just grab it. It's a house of an insect which will bite you to protect his house ;) ... Peaceful environment. Less crowded. Have your fun. Wait for the sunset. Prices are very cheap at these shacks.
Abhishek Chaudhary

246 Followers, 24 Reviews


Backed by the palm trees on one side , the soft and dazzling white sand beach is the perfect choice for those who want to recline and relax in the lap of nature. The waves is not violent and is ideal for swimming and sun bathing. Some of the popular activites include biking on the beach sand, dophine watching other water sports.
Smaranika Das

805 Followers, 8 Reviews


Agonda Beach - Goa

Quieter beach....great sunsets, awesome food at wildflower restaurant
Shoyeta chatterjee

329 Followers, 60 Reviews


No people, no eateries, isolated, but quite green.
Munish

384 Followers, 43 Reviews


Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary - Goa

The best part about the Cotigao wildlife sanctuary is the drive leading to it. Although you won't get much to see inside (except for a few birds and small animals), it is good to be back with nature once in a while.
Deepak

221 Followers, 15 Reviews


Turtle Lounge - Goa

Set among the trees, with a fantastic view of the beach, that’s only steps away, Turtle Hill combines rustic luxury and great service to give you the perfect holiday (bookings for fewer than three nights are available only on request). Breakfasts are truly special at Turtle Hill, with the silence, the crashing of the waves and delicious food to wake up to. Designed by Bernd Slotta, Turtle Hill fits right in with nature, but doesn't leave luxury out of the equation either.
Mukesh Rawat

137 Followers, 32 Reviews


Polem Beach - Goa

A virgin beach just before the Goa-Karnataka check post
Shruti Rane Gupta

13 Followers, 6 Reviews


Cabo de Rama Beach - Goa

white sand, clean, and yes, few people land up here.
Munish

384 Followers, 43 Reviews


Mobor Beach - Goa

The last beach on our iternary was Mobor, the tip of the small peninsula. It was secluded, but that may be because the beachfront is mostly monopolized by a ‘eco-friendly’ luxury resort that is currently installing a grass lawn around its ‘bamboo huts’.
shay

320 Followers, 17 Reviews


The Fisherman’s Wharf - Goa

Fisherman's wharf is located in Salcete along the Sal river in South Goa. We drove from our resort at Colva to Fisherman's wharf and the drive was around 16 km through narrow roads. Nonetheless, a pleasant drive since the roads were empty and were in perfect condition (very alluring to us since we are used to driving in Mumbai). The restaurant was easy to locate (near Leela). We reached at around 9 pm. The place is huge and has ample seating capacity. It was relatively warm since it was outdoor seating. But the table by the river and the pretty decor made up for it. Will I call it romantic - YES! There was live music and guests were also dancing along to it. But the music was stopped after 10.30 pm. Fisherman's Wharf is known for its food everywhere and this place was no exception.
tamanna tripathy

303 Followers, 19 Reviews


Benaulim - Goa

If you’re looking for something off the beaten path, step into what makes Goa really tick. Benaulim village is home to a museum of Goan ethnography located on a traditional organic farm called Goa Chitra with an extraordinary display of 4000 traditional farming implements, ancient tools of trade and other privately-owned artefacts chronicling Goa’s past. Its appeal also lies in its very structure, which is of reutilised and recycled materials like wood work, doors, windows, pillars, railings and other elements from over 3000 demolished colonial houses. Its winning approach to engage with locals and visitors is by focusing on various events ranging from music concerts to cultural weeks and monthly book club meets.
Mukesh Rawat

137 Followers, 32 Reviews


Benaulim Beach - Goa

From there, Benaulim. It pretty much looked exactly the same as Utorda, with more foreigners and restaurants. Looking north (and south) I realized its just one long strip of sand divvied up into different beaches, so in essence they’re all the same… It all depends on whether you prefer to have some pretense of seclusion or easy access to overpriced restaurants.
shay

320 Followers, 17 Reviews


Sernabatim - Goa

Calm, pleasant, uncrowded, excellent food, excellent stay - the only warning I could give you is to watch out for the jellyfish. We didn't get stung, but we're really lucky. The wine helped make the decision to go in regardless of jellyfish, of course.
Sarah

604 Followers, 49 Reviews


Colvá - Goa

Colva is one of the most serene and beautiful beaches of Goa - white sands, shallow waters and the occasional whiff of dried fish. If you are at the beach, do visit the Our Lady of Mercy Church nearby.
Deepak

221 Followers, 15 Reviews


Fatorda - Goa

Football is culture, right? It's a way of life, that's for sure. Even if Bobby Pires doesn't play here all the time, anybody who loves football will have fun here.
Sarah

604 Followers, 49 Reviews


Betalbatim Beach - Goa

This place provided the most peaceful memories to me. With lots of sea shells, crabs and starfishes to see .. one must visit this place and the beach.
Sanchi Luthra

16 Followers, 5 Reviews


Martin's Corner - Goa

Was our favorite place back during Engineering. The food is good, service is decent and prices are reasonable too. Also, they mostly have bands playing on specific days.
Deepak

221 Followers, 15 Reviews


Rachol Seminary - Goa

The Seminary once housed the famous Museum of Christian Art, containing church artifacts collected from all over Goa. The green way that leads to the seminary is beautiful beyond explanation. Every corridor of the Rachol Seminary is furnished with paintings which speak volumes about the rich history.
Gunjan Upreti

10k+ Followers, 726 Reviews


Majorda Beach - Goa

The sands of Majorda are not as white as those of Colva. It is a quiet and calm beach that is not as crowded. Its one of those recreational beaches where people relax under beach umbrellas and recline on pool chairs. If you are on the lookout for a beach where you can enjoy the sea and read a book, this is your destination.
Gunjan Upreti

10k+ Followers, 726 Reviews


Dudhsagar Water Falls - Goa

One of the most exquisite waterfalls, the Dudhsagar waterfalls is located in the Bhagwan Mahavir Wild Life Sanctuary at Collem in South Goa in the Western Ghats. The site is very popular for trekking and hiking, the fall overlooks a steep, crescent-shaped edge of a valley covered with beautiful tropical forest.
Gunjan Upreti

10k+ Followers, 726 Reviews


Dudhsagar Waterfall Camp site - Goa

ust sink into the feeling of water and greenery around you
KatchuTravels

27 Followers, 46 Reviews


Utorda - Goa

Utorda was our next stop, because the road map showed a thumbnail pic of pure white sand juxtaposed against the cerulean blue water.Well, the sand WAS white, I’ll give em that, but they musta photoshopped out all the trash. I nearly stepped on what was obviously the remnants of last night’s party… The old fart in me pitied the dudes who managed to kill all that vodka and whiskey. I assume the plastic 2L bottle of Coke blew away with this morning’s breeze.
shay

320 Followers, 17 Reviews


Dudhsagar Plantation - Goa

Must stay farm stay to enjoy different goa
Mohal Banker

274 Followers, 67 Reviews


Grande Island - Goa

Grand island is the place where we went for our dive. It is around one hour boat ride to reach this place from Goa
Nityal Kumar

6 Followers, 1 Reviews


Three Kings Church - Goa

When you have an entire ocean before your eyes, all you do is question your existence! This place with that view did make me question my existence. You just don't want to leave this place.
Sanchi Luthra

16 Followers, 5 Reviews


Caranzol Railway Station - Goa

Along the railway track from Castle Rock to Kulem are three stations – Caranzol, Dudhsagar and Sonalium. They are buzzing with several railway staff and workers working tirelessly, often in pouring rain, to ensure that the track is viable for operations and all safety norms are met. From Sonalium one has the option of taking a dirt road through the woods that is also used by motorists coming from Kulem and heading to the fall. Several streams cross this dirt road and crossing them during the monsoons can be a bit tricky.
Deeptangan Pant

437 Followers, 52 Reviews


Caranzol - Goa

Goa's border has been breached. Think like a Goan from here on
KatchuTravels

27 Followers, 46 Reviews


Stone Water Eco Resort - Goa

Known for its exclusive beauty this resort is famous for weddings and functions. It has a unconventional view of the sea with large sand stones in the way. A scenic beauty with high waves coming towards you.
Sanchi Luthra

16 Followers, 5 Reviews


Bogmalo Beach - Goa

The Bogmalo beach is one of the beaches in South Goa. it is also one of the quieter and less crowded beaches. A beautiful scenery and the well behaved waves make it a pleasant sunny visit. Only make sure you have enough sunscreen on, because the sun is unforgiving!
Chetana Didugu

10 Followers, 6 Reviews


One of its kind - The Naval Aviation Museum is a must for anyone interested in History. It has, on display, 13 decommissioned aircrafts, huge replicas of INS Vikrant and INS Viraat and a lot of other informative signage, rare photographs etc.
Deepak

221 Followers, 15 Reviews


Goa International Airport - Goa

Arrive into Goa. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your resort hotel.
Nomad Travels

147 Followers, 55 Reviews


Baina Beach - Goa

A very serene, relatively isolated beach in Vasco
Mahima Kohli

118 Followers, 3 Reviews


Sahakari Spice Farm - Goa

Between 45 minutes or an hour out of Calangute, crossing the Mandovi River at Panaji (the capitol of Goa) we had a delightful visit at the Sahakari Spice Farm at Ponda. There was the aroma of vanilla orchid spice, ginger, cloves, cinnamon and many, many more spices coming from the trees and plants grown at the farm. The most exciting part of the day is yet to come as we made our way to a nearby lake to mingle with the kings of this jungle – Goan elephants! Marvel at the wonders of nature as you watch these elephants bathe in the peaceful lake. Feed them or, better yet, join them on a refreshing swim in the lake. This is one experience not to be missed!
Veeral Pathak

399 Followers, 20 Reviews


Siridao Beach - Goa

This beach was very close to where we stayed for the first 2 days. I fell in love with this place as there were no crowds here and also lots and lots of sea shells. We were the only 4 people on the entire stretch and it was a beautiful and clean beach.
Smiti Maini

284 Followers, 123 Reviews


Dona Paula Jetty - Goa

Its a must visit. It become famous and more tourist landing at this place who comes to Goa. Awesome, breathtaking view from here. Entry fee: NIL How to Reach: 7 kms from Panaji, Goa Recommended Length of Visit: I hr is fine Tips: Go just before sunset Facts: Any gussess?? SINGHAM- The famous Bollywood film, this place was featured in.
Gautam Modi

416 Followers, 76 Reviews


Dona Paula View Point - Goa

Very nice clean beach bit far from Baga though. Best place for Scuba Diving
Shazy Buoy's Travel Diaries

487 Followers, 70 Reviews


Santana Church - Goa

This church, also called Church of St. Anne, is supposed to be an excellent example of Baroque architecture, though that’s not to everybody’s taste. The exaggerated and rather theatrical style needs care and restoration, for which the Church of St. Anne has sadly too often been overlooked. It’s set on the banks of Siridao river, so the setting is really beautiful. There are also tales of miracles associated with this church, whether or not you choose to believe them.
Sarah

604 Followers, 49 Reviews


Miramar - Goa

This is the beach area in the center of the capital city of Panjim. The beach was originally named as the Porta de Gaspar Dias by the Portuguese but was later known as the Miramar Beach simply. This is where the confluence of the Mandovi River and the Arabian Sea take place. The easy location of this beach is the reason tourists come here everyday. Also, regular programs, musical and dance events are organized here thus attracting even more tourists. There are many cafes and restauarants nearby for you to just hop out of the beach and hop into one of these. The number of educational institutions including schools and colleges make this place even more popular.
Miramar Beach is the closest to Panjim. Though a lot of tourist do not visit this, the beach has a different charm to offer. Relaxing on the beach by enjoying spicy and street food from the stall can be a better option sometimes. This place also offers a breath-taking sunset along with the cool and preachy wind.
Smaranika Das

805 Followers, 8 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
swimming, picnics, photography, walking
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N/A
Budget
Free

Fort Aguada Road - Goa

The Fort Aguada is the prime attraction of the village of Candolim apart from the two beaches here. The road on the banks of the River Mandovi and on the shores of the Sinquerim beach is known as the Aguada Fort Road. This is a 17th Century fort which was built by the Portuguese to strengthen their hold on this place and also to keep themselves away from the Dutch and the Marathas. This was also at one time the most important port of the state and the Portuguese were thus commercially stronger than many others.
Tourist Attraction
Shazy Buoy's Travel Diaries

487 Followers, 70 Reviews


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history tours
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Goa State Museum - Goa

Also known as the State Archeology Musseum, this was built in the year 1977 and has a number of galleries inside. This is a simple place where you find exhibits on everything from archeology, art, craft and culture of this small state. There are even ain and Hindu bronze statues and many items of the Portuguese Era including furniture, coins, chariots, lottery machines and much more. The furniture portion is probably the most attractive out of all.
Located in the capital city of Goa, the famous Goa State Museum is one of the best attractions in the state which is highly popular in history enthusiastic and travel freaks. It has sculptures dating back to the 4th century and has 12 popular Galleries in it. The location, the history and the ethnicity makes it a must visit place in Goa for people who love art and inclined towards religious activities.
Karthik Rao V

374 Followers, 70 Reviews


Best time to visit
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Things to do
Open Hours
Monday- Saturday- 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM, Sunday closed
Budget
Free

Vivanta By Taj Fort Aguada - Goa

Right on the shores of the Sinquerim Beach which is an extension of the Candolim Beach, this is a sprawling resort by the Taj Group of Hotels. A 5- star hotel, everything about this place is really good. The staff and management here make sure that every penny you spend during your stay out here is worthed. The location is firstly applaudable and is very close to the Aguada Fort, which is a historic location too. The interiors of this property are very well done and each room is spacious and has awesome views. There is a pool, a restaurant and a bar too. Food served here is great and the service of each one who is a part of this project is equally helpful and courteous.
the view of the fort is unique
Sumana Srivastava

237 Followers, 4 Reviews


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holiday resorts
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Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception - Goa

Built in the year 1619, this church looks unique because of its design which is like a Christian Wedding Cake. The church was built by the Portuguese by replacing what was an even bigger church. The previous church was built in the 16th Century. Over the years there have been many additions and beautifications made to this church and this is also one reason for which it stands steady whereas the main church of Goa is almost in ruins in spite of being built in the 18th Century. This was earlier the place where the sailors from Lisbon used to halt and pray to thank the lord for their safety and then head towards Ela in the North Goa.
This church is very much famous among Bollywood. if any movie will shot in Goa then this Church is mandatory to show. Featured in Josh, Mujhse Shadi Karogi, Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani. This is really a Master Piece and a must visit church in Old Goa. Entry fee: NIL How to Reach: 9 kms from Basilica of Bom Jesus(Old Goa) Recommended Length of Visit: 1 hr Tips: Go in the evening- around 3-4 pm Facts: Featured in many Bollywood Films.
Gautam Modi

416 Followers, 76 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Things to do
worship, history tours
Open Hours
Monday- Saturday- 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM and 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Sunday- 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM and 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, English Mass- 8:00 AM
Budget
Free

Sinquerim River - Goa

Also known as the Nerul River, this is a part of the Mandovi River and drains into the Arabian Sea. This flows along the region which forms the foothills of the Aguada Fort and is an important port. For nice speed boat and dolphin boat tours, this is absolutely where you are supposed to come. Fish caught fresh from this river is also cooked and sold in the shacks around the beach and these taste delicious. Since the Candolim beach has almost no options for water sports and activities, guests mostly prefer to come to this beach and river for all the leftover fun.
Sinquerim Jetty near Fort Aguada from where we started sailing for Island Trip
Shazy Buoy's Travel Diaries

487 Followers, 70 Reviews


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water activities, photography
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Velha Goa - Goa

Also known as Old Goa, it is well known for its yearly procession of saints.
We visited Basilica of Bom Jesus and Se Cathedral on a nice and sunny day. These Portuguese heritage Churches are definitely worth a visit.
Smiti Maini

284 Followers, 123 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
City walk
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N/A

Church of St Francis of Assisi - Goa

Built in 1661 by the Portuguese, it is a church located in Velha Goa, a picturesque church, a must visit.
St. Francis of Assisi is a bit of an odd figure – he was a Catholic friar and he did a lot of good works, but he was never ordained to Catholic priesthood. But he has been canonised as a priest and a church has been built in his honour in Old Goa. He was a wealthy young man who liked a good time – the kind who’d like a vacation in Goa, in fact – until he got a vision and he lost his taste for decadence. Perhaps the oddest thing he did was attempt to convert the Sultan in Egypt to Christianity and stop the Crusades! He’s also considered responsible for the idea of the nativity scene that we’re all so used to around Christmas, so it’s the perfect church to visit around the time. The church itself is quite beautiful, with panels that depict the life of the saint.
Sarah

604 Followers, 49 Reviews


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N/A
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Prayer
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Free

Sinquerim Beach - Goa

The main Candolim Beach goes along and then takes a turn to form the smaller beach known as the Sinquerim Beach. This is just adjacent to the Taj Vivanta Hotel and Inn which is also the nearest attraction from the Aguada Fort here. One of the most beautiful beaches here, the two main reasons for this being so are that it is not very crowded and secondly the crowd is good here. This is because this beach almost seems to be a private property of the Taj Hotel and so most of the people here are guests at the hotel. There are also massuers who will try to convince you to take their service but you have to keep them away with your own skills. There are food shacks also over here.
This is a cheaper option for a homestay compared to the much hyped,expensive and touristy options at Calangute Beach, and it is not very far from Calangute.
Samantha Mascarenhas

270 Followers, 36 Reviews


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beaches
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Sé Catedral de Santa Catarina - Goa

Located in Old Goa, India, it comes under the dominion of the Latin Rite Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Goa and Daman and the seat of the Patriarch of the East Indies.
This cathedral in Old Goa is the seat of the Patriarch of the East Indies, which makes it quite a big deal. It is dedicated to Saint Catherine of Alexandria, who was one of the Saints who Joan of Arc said appeared to her. If the stories don’t sound that interesting to you, it should impress you that this is one of the largest churches in Asia. The church tower claims a bell that’s so rich in tone that it’s called the Golden Bell. It’s considered one of the finest-sounding church bells in the world.
Sarah

604 Followers, 49 Reviews


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Church of St Cajetan - Goa

It is a large and beautiful Church in Velha Goa and is constructed in the corithian style in the 17th century, a must visit.
This particular domed church in Old Goa is too often overlooked, but it’s architecturally very significant. It’s been modelled on the original St. Peter’s church in Rome, making it particularly interesting. It’s one of the most beautiful of all churches in Goa, so it’s odd that it isn’t more popular! The main altar in particular is an excellent example of Baroque style.
Sarah

604 Followers, 49 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
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Prayer
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Budget
Free

Whispering Palms Beach Resort - Goa

Very close to the Candolim Beach, this is a beautiful holiday resort. Not a sprawling, posh property like the Vivanta but its location is very good as well. It is about only 200 metres from the main Candolim beach and thus preferred even more by tourists. The servoces provided to the guests are all pretty standard including the fooding, rooms and also the parking space. There are however spaces of improvement but one thing can be assured and that is a complete value for money.
If the title doesn’t excite you enough to make you pack your bags and escape the unrelenting schedules of your daily life, we’ll see to it that you feel so by the end of this article. We often come across boys going on a trip with their ‘guy gang’ and living their bachelor life to the fullest. But as a famous brand’s tagline rightly points out, ‘Why should boys have all the fun?’
Ujjawal Sharma

339 Followers, 22 Reviews


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Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary - Goa

Spread across a vast area of 1.8 sq kilometers and having some of the rarest bird species in India, visiting the beautiful the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is an ideal thing to do in Goa for bird lovers. Some of the best species are the little bittern, thered knot, the jack snipe and the famous pied avocet. The ecosystem here is well suited for birds and consists of the think mangrove vegetation. Also present is a watch tower where one can enjoy the bird watch and also collect some wonderful snaps.
Karthik Rao V

374 Followers, 70 Reviews


Valpoi - Goa

I stayed at a friend's place in Valpoi, Goa. Surrounded by lush green forests and a river, it is literally a place out of the Jataka tales fairy land. I like the place for it's nonchalant vibe. This place does not figures in the 'to go' list of tourists but if you love nature and want to witness flourishing and untarnished natural beauty , you must visit this place . Th best way is to hire a scooty and just drive through the surroundings. There are some corners and twists and turns inside which lie hidden and are no less than a hidden wonderland in terms of peace and beauty they offer!
Dev Arbikshe

207 Followers, 25 Reviews


Mapusa Market - Goa

Local Market Of Mapusa
Ashish Srivastava

59 Followers, 14 Reviews


O Camarão - Goa

Budget friendly hotel 100 m from the beach. They provide Bamboo huts as well as concrete wall rooms to suit your taste. Being the rainy season we opted for concrete walls room otherwise bamboo huts are one awesome experience.
Achal Gupta

181 Followers, 43 Reviews


Infantaria - Goa

Eating out: I must admit Goa has gotten expensive in the past few years when it comes to food. Irrespective of the quality and authenticity, everybody seemed to be charging a premium when it came to seafood despite the supply being aplenty. Cribs aside, we figured if we were to be paying the premium prices, we’d rather visit the tried and tested institutions of food in Goa – Infantaria and Britto’s are two such places on the list you would not regret splurging at. And while all my meals at the former ended with their decadent bebinca (the famous layered Goan dessert made of flour, coconut milk and ghee), the latter was the preferred choice for a candle-lit dinner of Goan delicacies like the cafreal and the goan local bread called Sannas.
Antypasti

121 Followers, 5 Reviews


Titos Ln - Goa

This is a restaurant cum club cum entertainment center on the shores of the baga Beach and it has now become one of the iconic locations of Goa. This place is mainly known for the party animals but had broken beyond boundaries. The uniqueness of this beach lies in the fact that only couples and women are allowed to party here. This has made it an extreme safe place in spite of the fact that alcohol is what drives the crowd here. The bold music, lights and the crowd just does not let you stay at one place. So just lift up your twinkling toes a little more and get grooving!
Decent place, decent prices. Quality and reputation has taken a hit in the past few years.
Deepak

221 Followers, 15 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
clubbing, party
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N/A
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N/A

Titos Club - Goa

This is the gem of the Baga and the Calangute beach. They allow only women and couples and charge a fixed amount from each which includes everything from snacks and alcohol. The time they keep opened is not much but it is usually enough to enjoy as much as you want. This is simply an iconic location and people just do not return back without being a part of the party in the Tito's Club.
A very famous place at Baga Beach for Clubing, but costly as well for single stags
Raghu Vamsi Kodaboina

116 Followers, 26 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
clubbing, party
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N/A
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Alidia(Alirio & Lidia) - Goa

This is probably the best place around the Baga Beach and is better known as the Alidia Beach cottages. Everything about this property is just superb. The owners are wery cooperative and try to accommodate guests even on the busiest days. The rooms are very good and clean and have awesome views from the window. The swimming pool is just in front of the cottages and the food served is awesome too. The breakfast bucket is especially a must try here. You come here once and you are sure to come here again and again.
Unlike my other times in Goa when we have largely been busy driving corner to corner to cover as much as we could during our vacations, this time it was different. We chose to be laid back and just explore the north side where we were staying, and leave South Goa for another dedicated trip. In fact, given that rains are unpredictable in Goa, there is little choice one has but to improvise and make the most of what life gives. Which is why moments after we landed on the beach on our first day, we spotted dark mysterious clouds looming over the horizon, in a way we had never seen them before. We decided it was time to head back to one of the shacks to take refuge from the deluge that poured moments later; spending the next couple of hours watching people merrily dancing away in the rain, getting drenched, running for shelter, all over puffs of hookah.
Antypasti

121 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
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holiday resorts
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16 Degrees North - Goa

Very close to the Baga Beach, this is a 3- star hotel and is also very close to the Baga Main Market. The first good thing about this place is the luxurious setting and stay which you get at budget rates absolutely. The rooms are really good and clean and the pool is clean too. The food provided is fresh and good and the staff is really helpful at all times.
Very close to Baga beach. Good value for money.
Rahul

240 Followers, 104 Reviews


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holiday resorts
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Curlie's - Goa

This is one of the best and most favourite beach shacks of the Anjuna area as well as the whole Goa. They sell some of the best food and drinks and that too at very low prices. The other good part here is the ambience and the other advantage is that they host some of the best parties in town including trance and electro parties.
Curlies is a small stretch of a beach with 3-4 restaurants/shacks. Although its charm seems to have faded over the years, being here nonetheless, gives one a feeling of serenity and peace. A good place to have dinner and end the day. However, its accessibility is an issue. The road leading to it is in shambles and you will need to drive carefully. If you plan on drinking, make sure you have a designated driver.
Deepak

221 Followers, 15 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
eating, parties
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N/A
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Olaulim Backyards - Goa

I kept the slightly magical one for the last. There's the charm of Goa, and then there is a homestay like this nestled in that charm - Olaulim Backyards, on the Goan backwaters is in Olaulim village, around 30 minutes from Panaji and it is a haven of a homestay! Your hosts will be a delightful Finnish-Indian couple, who live there with their two children and a number of loving pets. They have added 3 fairytale-like cottages for their guests and each cottage is unique in decor, size and location within the property. You'll be blessed with view of the green backyard and paddy fields, coconut groves and a swimming pool in the midst of all this. And the view is just the beginning, these cottages may look rustic from the outside but they not short of any comfort and you will enjoy the open shower under the towering trees, in your private tropical-styled bathrooms! A day at Olaulim Backyards can consist of swimming, fishing, cycling through nature trails, visiting the local tavern or you can also choose to do- just nothing! Try booking a cottage on your next visit to Goa, because it'll be charming, refreshing and the family will make sure you have a lovely time!
Karishma

377 Followers, 51 Reviews


SPLAT - Goa

This is a game center very close to the Anjuna Beach in the village of Anjuna in Goa. Here you get to splash others with paintballs and hit them as much as you like. This fun arena is fit for all age groups except for infants. This is because they might get hurt. This experience is nothing short of a party on the beach stands of Goa.
A day at Splat – Oxford’s Paintball Arena is bound to get your adrenaline pumping. Where else can civilians dress for combat in camouflage suits, face masks, gloves and chest guards as pellets slice through the air and the ground explodes (yes, with colourful goo). It’s a thrill hard to resist. Splat is a natural open-air arena with tree trunks, wooden stacks, old tyres, sacks and recent wooden and sand bunkers, which create the perfect network to dodge and dart in a chaotic face off. The arena is opened from November to the onset of the monsoons, and includes an age restriction of 16 and above to participate in the game.
Mukesh Rawat

137 Followers, 32 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
game arenas
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Ozran Beach - Goa

Another name of the Vagator Beach, this is not a very known part of the Vagator Beach. The main attraction here apart from the beach itself is the 6ft tall idol of Lord Shiva with a backdrop of greenery and of course the waters of the river. There are a number of shopping stalls but bargaining is a must here. The food stalls are decent too. The only drawback here is that there are at times a bad crowd especially in this beach and to get rid of their nuisance you can just go and approach the police who are present here all time at your service.
Vagator is a quiet little place in the district of Bardez, hidden away in the lush greenery of the glorious monsoons, serene and enchantingly beautiful. Ozran Beach, also called the Little Vagator, at a walkable distance from the hotel, provided an amazing landscape. A rocky beach, with coconut trees swaying in the wind, and the clear foamy waters, the rippling waves breaking at the shore and retreating only to rush forth again with unparalleled vigour. Be it the cool breeze or the mighty winds, you cannot help but sit on the rocks for hours together, staring far ahead into the sea, losing yourself in a chain of thoughts, taking in the view, enjoying the calm surroundings; the rush you feel when you see something so beautiful and magnificent, the joys that the simplicity of nature brings that one usually overlooks when you're so engrossed with a busy life all come rushing to you with a suddenly unleashed force. A beautiful place to soothe your tired nerves and rejuvenate yourself, Vagator is just the place to be in North Goa.
Abhingya Patra

228 Followers, 12 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
photography, shopping
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Ozran Beach Road - Goa

Also known as the Vagator Beach Road, this is along which the bus will take you to get down at the Vagator Beach. More peaceful than the other main beaches, this is also not a very popular one. You will however find a number of options for eating as well shopping here. The massuers here are very good at giving you some relaxation and you certainly need to be aware of some leachourous people who come here to disturb others. There are always policemen here to whom you can confide at anytime. Also, this is a flat beach and perfect for swimming. There is also a beautiful, black statue of Lord Shiva nearby and almost on the shores which makes it clear that there are Hindu influences too out here.
Perfect spot to end the evening watching the sun take a dip into the ocean. The best part about this beach is descending down the typical Goa brick stairs to get on to the beach
Samantha Mascarenhas

270 Followers, 36 Reviews


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beaches
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Vagator Beach Road - Goa

The avenue along which you can find the rocky shores of the Vagator Beach is known as the Vagator Beach Road. A less crowded and a less popular beach, Vagator is located in the northernmost tip of Goa along with a village of the same name. Here you will also find a 6ft tall black statue of the Lord Shiva and this is an example of Shiva worship here. As you walk along the vagator Beach road you will come along a number of beach shacks and also a number of shopping options.
Already famous at the Saturday Night Market in Anjuna, the Boutique Bar is now also at the intimate but vivacious hotel in Vagator. The cosy bar features new cocktails and high-energy parties that are complemented by mouth-watering grilled snacks at Salaam, the Living Room’s Indo-Arabic restaurant. Set just off the pool where you can enjoy the crisp sunshine before heading off for an evening of fun and entertainment. The Boutique House Bar also has live music and DJs that spin some interesting tracks through the night.
Mukesh Rawat

137 Followers, 32 Reviews


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beaches, shopping
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Chapora Fort Road - Goa

This is the road is Bardez where you can get down to move to the famous Chapora Fort. This is a 17th Century fort which was built of red laterite by the Portuguese. They made this to serve tham as the border fort of the Portugal Colonial Kingdom but very soon was captured by the Bahmani Sultans. It then passed on from one hand to the other where noone was able to hold it back for a long time. At the end there was a head to head give and take repetition between the Portuguese and the Marathas in the 18th Century after a few years of which the Portuguese also deserted this place. Today, only the ruins of the Chapora Fort are found here along with the heads of tunnels. The walls are evidence enough of the might of the fort at one time but with natural forces. no maintenance and repeated battles and encroachments, the ruining happened faster.
Chapora fort is a beautiful place and you can explore scenic beauty along with your passion for adventure. You can climb up mountain for a wonderful trek and thrilling experience. Visiting Chapora Fort is a memorable experience for me and my friends and is one of the most beautiful attractions in Goa.
Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)

554 Followers, 52 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Things to do
history tours
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Budget
Free

Chapora Beach - Goa

Mainly known for the historical Chapora Fort, this is a popular beach which is about 10 kilometres from Mapusa. The other reason for the popularity of this beach is the fact that this is well accessible from other popular beaches such as Anjuna and Candolim too. There are opportunities for swimming, shopping and eating too but it is better not to spend the night here. This is because this beach area is a marked one for the people who are involved in drugs and there are other people who are involved in illegal activities during the night time as well.
One of the perfect places to visit in Goa in the blazing hot sun is the famous Chapora Beach known for its serenity. It is a very clean and picturesque beach having coconut palms all along its stretch known as the Chapora Fort. Present nearby are also some of the best restaurants which serve delicious gourmet food and drinks.
Karthik Rao V

374 Followers, 70 Reviews


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shopping, eating
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Morjim - Goa

Ok we all know Goa is done to death and that techno and EDM have burned North Goa from the nineties and sometime you wonder what’s become of this beautiful beachy paradise like, seriously? But then you stumble upon a precious gem and discover unique experiences within close range. I guess that’s what happened in Morjim. Of course the nuanced psy trance and house that was playing in the cafes reminded me of the hey days, but Morjim sets the tone for a more chilled and non touristy vibe.
Dipu Darko

1k+ Followers, 29 Reviews


Bardez - Goa

Also known as Bardes, this is a region and taluka in the northern part of Goa and was initially discovered by Hindu immigrants who came and settled here from Magadha during Arya- Varta. This region is boundaried and locked by the north by the Chapora River. To the south of Bardez is the Mandovi river and to the east is the Mapusa River which originates over here. To the west of Bardez is of course the Arabian Sea. The word 'Bardez' simply means 'Bara Desh' or the big country. The legislative assembly of Goa is situated over here and the people of this place are known as Bardezcars. The local language is Konkani and the main attractions include the beaches of Baga, Calangute, Candolim, Sinquerium, Vagator village, Fort Aguada and a few more. This place is also the birth place of the famous Goan Saint Agnelo and thus a popular place for Christian visit too. The Goan and St. Xavier's Collegs and the College of Hotel Management are the main educational institutions over here. People come here in large number especially to explore the beaches and also to do shopping and gorge on some Goan influenced konkan delicacies.
A beautiful place called Villa Alysha where we usually stay. Affordable + near to all locations
Shazy Buoy's Travel Diaries

487 Followers, 70 Reviews


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Things to do
beaches, tours, shopping, history tours, photography, water activities
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Om Beach Resort - Goa

Located right on top of a hill adjacent to the Om Beach, this is a beautiful holiday resort and the personal favorite of a lot of people who have been here. The experience here is more of a home away from home. These are one storey cottage like houses with big A/C rooms and very standard amenities. The food served is tasty and cheap too. All over if you want to stay in a very nice place within a limited budget, this is the best for you.
A resort which will lure you with every possible attraction in their arsenal to turn your trip into a indoor one. After a long day on the beach, proper food and hospitality is what you deserve and it is what you have reserved. As the dusk struck we stepped out with our torch and tacos(bring your own, you wont' get then there) and walked till we could see nothing but campfires after every twenty minutes. Which is what we did on the second day. Good food, beverages, new people, sound of waves crashing and the moonlight will make your stay remarkable. During the morning we explored the local markets and snorkeled in the crystal clear water of OM beach. You can try hard but every penny would be bound to be worth every second of your stay.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


Best time to visit
October- March
Things to do
Holiday resort
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L'amore Cottages - Goa

Beautiful and affordable stay on a beach cottage with privacy and cleanliness. Cherry on the top is you can see the seashore while lying on the bed
Meghna P

171 Followers, 5 Reviews


Mandrem Beach - Goa

Had enough, well then get moving on to Mandrem Beach. This is the relaxed part. You will see foreigners but they are more the family sort. The interesting topography makes a small inlet of water where you are sandwiched between water sand and ocean.
Anjali Swamy

63 Followers, 4 Reviews


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