North Goa: Off the beaten track

Tripoto
17th Apr 2014
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View from Reis Magos Fort
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Terrace of Reis Magos Fort
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Reis Magos Fort
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Verem Village
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Reis Magos Fort
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Corjeum Fort
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Moira Village Church
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Moira Village
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Buffalo Beach ;-)
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Way to Ashwem
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Morjim Beach
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Ashwem beach
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Perish Church Saligao
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Fort Aguada
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Sunset from Fort Aquada
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Jimmie's Place
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Querim beach
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Tiracol Fort
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Chapora Fort
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Saturday Night Market
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Thalassa Restaurant
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Club Cubbana
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LPK Club
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Basilica Of Bom Jesus
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Viceroy's Arch
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Arambol Beach
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Hotel 16 Degree North
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Baga Beach
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Vagator Beach
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View From Tiracol Fort

Reaching Goa:Took an overnight bus from Bangalore and reached Panjim in the morning around 8 am.

Getting Around: Pre-booked a rental car that was delivered to me near Panjim bridge where i was to deboard the bus.

Stay: Hotel 16 Degree North, near Baga River, Baga. Pretty good hotel for the price. Good value for money. No use wasting money on hotels in North Goa, you hardly going to be in the room :-). If you love enjoying good hotels and resorts then head to South Goa for good relaxing trip.

Day 1

a) Reached Panjim at 8 am, took a rental car and drove to Verem village (8.5 km)

b) Explored Reis Magos fort and a church nearby. Fort is beautiful and a must see.

c) Drove to Saligao from Verem and saw Perish church (rank 1 on Trip Advisor) - a beautiful portuguese era building

d) Checked in at the hotel (check in time was 12 pm)

e) Went to Britto's (at Baga) for lunch

f) Drove to Moira village and saw perish church

g) Drove to Corjeum island and explored corjeum fort. (Nothing much here and can be skipped. Drive is nice though).

h) Drove to Aldona and saw St. Thomas church. Aldona is a beautiful and a must visit. You can plan a good walk here. Couple of good walks available on internet.

i) Drove to Aguada fort to see sunset

j) Back to Baga. Dinner at Jamie's place. Lovely atmosphere at the restaurant and non indian good food.

k) Drove to LPK club near Candolim. Ambience is nice and music is cdecent.

g) Back to hotel for a good night sleep.

Day 2 (Friday)

a) Drove to Mapusa for morning market

b) Drove to Querim- about 45 min drive from mapusa

c) Explored Querim for sometime and then took a ferry to Tiracol village

d) Explored the fort (was once converted to hotel but not anymore)

e) Drove to Arambol to explore the beach

f) Lunch at Fellini Italiana restaurant (pretty cheap) , Arambol

g) Drove to Mandrem to explore the beach. Also checked "Elsewhere" cottages to check their stay. Pretty decent place to stay if you want to be away from the hustle and bustle and want far less crowded beach for yourself.

h) Drove to Morjim via Ashwem beach. Quick stopover at Ashwem before reaching Morjim. Morjim is estuary of Arabian sea and Chapora river. Move down the estuary to get beautiful view of Chapora fort. This beach is also known as Turtle beach since Olive Ridley sea turtles come here to lay eggs.

i) Drove to Chapora fort

j) Drove to Vagator beach for a good stroll

k) Drinks at Nine bar amidst good trans music and dinner at restaurant (don't remember the name) right next to Nine Bar

l) Drove to Sinq club (Opp. Taj Holiday Village), Candolim, for a pool party

Day 3(Saturday)

a) Morning at Baga beach. Breakfast at one of the shacks at the beach

b) Lunch at Zuperb restaurant, Calangute. Nice food.

c) Drove to Assagao/Siolim and checked church and the beach.

d) Drove to Penha De France to see the church

e) Drove to "Paper Boat Collective" for nice collections to buy. Shop is at Sangolda at Penha De Franca, Chogm Road. We couldn't locate the shop easily. Skip it if you do not have enough time

f) Back to Baga for evening beach stroll

g) Dinner at Chef Soumyen's Kitchen at Calangute then moved to Saturday Night Market at Arpora. This market is a must visit if you are in Goa on Saturday night.

h) Drove to Club Cabbana for staurday night

Day 4

a) Morning stroll at Baga beach

b) Checked out of the hotel at around 10 am

c) Drove to old Goa ferry terminal and took a ferry to Divar Island. Nice walk amidst portuguese era buildings

d) Lunch at Old Goa

e) Saw Viceroy's Arch, St. Cajetan church, Se Cathedral, St. Francis of Assisi church and Basilica of Bom Jesus

e) Drove to Pilar

f) Back to Panjim. Returned the car.

g) Took a night bus to Bangalore

Very close to Baga beach. Good value for money.

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One of the most famous north goan beach

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At the Estuary of Arabian Sea and Chapora River. Also known as Turtle beach since Olive Ridley sea turtles lay eggs here

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Quiet Querim is the place to come to while away the hours in peace and tranquillity, with only the occasional beach shack for company. Backed by a shady cover of fir and casuarina trees this a place for relaxing swim.

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Dil Chahta Hai Fort

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Photo of North Goa: Off the beaten track by Rahul
Photo of North Goa: Off the beaten track by Rahul
Photo of North Goa: Off the beaten track by Rahul
Photo of North Goa: Off the beaten track by Rahul
Photo of North Goa: Off the beaten track by Rahul
Photo of North Goa: Off the beaten track by Rahul
Photo of North Goa: Off the beaten track by Rahul
Photo of North Goa: Off the beaten track by Rahul
Photo of North Goa: Off the beaten track by Rahul
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Arambol beach is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa. Nice place to relax.

Photo of Arambol Beach, Arambol, Goa, India by Rahul
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Great Itinerary! Would certainly help me for my upcoming solo trip to Goa! Wanted to ask if Tiracol fort accessible to people who dont want to stay or dine in the Tiracol Hotel?
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