Goa is a favorite destination with tourist of all ages and places, hence it is a perfect blend of cultures, activities, food and many aspects expected from a tourist place. Beaches are clean, temples serene, Portugese architecture adding to the charm of the city.
Broadly Goa can be divided in two regions North Goa and South Goa.
North Goa comprises of beaches which are full of life in day and night as well, starting from Chapora fort to Aguada fort one comes across Vagator, Anjuna, Baga, Calangute, Candolim to name a few beaches.
Whilst, South Goa is a blend of Old Goanese culture of Fisher folks and Portugese, Lord Manguesh temple, Spice Garden, Big foot Laudlim, Colva Beach, Panji church to name a few.
Now travelling in Goa is pretty expensive if you hire a guided tour for both North and South Goa and at you have a feeling of disappointment, instead would suggest if one knows how to drive a two wheeler, hire one which are available at low prices for a day and explore the way you want.
Am suggesting the starting and end points of and some of the points you must visit of both the sides of Goa, rest it is up to you to explore and experience the city.
North Goa - Chapora - Vagator Beach - Anjuna - Anjuna flea Market - Baga Beach - Calangute Beach - Candolim Beach - Calamari Shack - Fort Aguada - Fort Reis Magos - Shanta Durga Temple - Siolim church - Mapusa.
South Goa- Lord Manguesh Temple - Mahalasa Temple - Big foot Laudlim - Colva Beach - Cabo De Rama - Bambolim - Margao - Vasco Jetty - Dona Paula - Miramar Beach - Our Lady of Hope - St. Peter's Church - St. Francis Basilica - Panjim church - Panjim Market.
Apart from this if you want to explore Night Life visit Club Cubana - Anjuna, LPK - Candolim, Curlies, for one interested in Casino visit Panjim bay area, to experience wild life take a Crocodile River Cruise on Zuari River, Wild life sanctuary near Dudh Sagar Waterfall, Salim ali Bird Sanctuary.
Best Time to visit November to February.
Must Try Cuisine - Chicken/Fish Vindaloo, Goan Fish Curry and rice, Calamari (squid), Portugese dishes. Vegetarians options are bit less but its available across city.
So enjoy Goa, keep exploring........
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