52 Kms from Agonda
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.
57 Kms from Agonda
Best time to visit - October- March
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.
60 Kms from Agonda
• Nightlife :- At the end of the day, what is Goa without its vibrant parties! This is by far the best season for party animals, as places like Mambo’s and Tito’s that you usually need to queue up endlessly to enter are now free of the crowds. Head to the Bar at Park Hotel in Calangute, or enjoy live music at the chilled out Cavala, on Baga-Calangute Road. If karaoke is what you’re looking for then head to St. Anthony’s bar on Baga Beach and sing your heart out. Another popular nightclub in Goa remains the LPK (short for Love Passion Karma) in Candolim, which is famous for its foot tapping music and peppy ambience. Goa is the only state in India where gambling is legal and there are many floating casinos where you can try your luck at the slot machines and roulette.
62 Kms from Agonda
Best time to visit - N/A
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.
65 Kms from Agonda
Best time to visit - N/A
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.
66 Kms from Agonda
Best time to visit - N/A
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.
74 Kms from Agonda
Best time to visit - January,February,March,October,November,December
Mandrem is one of the best-kept secrets of north Goa. This beach is as laid back and languid as one could possibly hope for. A balmy tropical breeze, sea waves running hastily to the shore and unexpected simplicity, makes this beach stand out from the others. Yoga and meditation are the most favoured activities on this beach. Meditating in the lap of nature with the distant whispering of the palm trees makes this place a haven for the exhausted mind and soul. Nestled among luxurious palms sits a cluster of shacks with a view of the serene Mandrem beach licked by the warm waters of Arabian sea. You should head here for the beach-bound bliss and be warned, you might find it hard to tear yourself away.
76 Kms from Agonda
Arambol Beach long unexplored beach surrounded by cliffs on two sides, with a Fresh Water lake and chirpy markets nearby, Arambol is considered to be one of the best beaches in Goa, A short walk to the north takes you to several attractive bays, the most famous among which is the sweet water lake.