Top 8 places to visit in Goa

Tripiwiki : 18 Jul 2024
A former colony of Portugal, Goa is famous for its excellent beaches, amazing nightlife, shopping, water sports activities. The Basilica of Bom Jesus, Basilica of Se Cathedral, Mangueshi Temple, Dudhsagar Falls, Shantadurga, Anjuna Beach, Aguada Fort, and Chapora Fort are famous attractions in Goa. Portuguese churche are the world heritage sites.

Following are the Top 8 places to visit in Goa

Agonda Beach (1 out of 8 places to visit in Goa)

Agonda is a very picturesque beach in South Goa, between Cola beach and Palolem. Agonda is a big village that is situated in South Goa's Canacona and is a popular tourist destination in Goa, India. The scenic beauty of Agonda beach is by no means lagging behind from any other beaches in Goa. Agonda beach is perfect for people looking for an exciting time in the water and for a place away from the hustle bustle of the crowd. It's almost 3km streched, water is crystal clear, and good for surfing, swimming. Comparatively less congested with visitors and tourists. There is also a church in the centre of the beach known as Agonda Church. The sea surrounded by dense forest would act as an ideal icing on the cake. Some fantastic restaurants are also there located nearby the Agonda beach. Plenty of beach facing huts and shacks during seasons. One should go for a boat ride in sea for Dolphin sight and nearby beaches and islands. Agonda Beach is located at approx 9km from Palolem Beach, 10km from Canacona, 39km from Margao, 70km from Panaji, 39km from Karwar, 95km from Gokarn, 305km from Mangalore, 557km from Bengaluru, 630km from Mumbai, 487km from Pune.

Anjuna Beach (2 out of 8 places to visit in North Goa.)

Anjuna is a small village in north Goa. The Anjuna beach (Rocky beach) in Goa is known for its full-moon (acid house/trance) parties. It is one of the popular beaches in Goa that fetches tourists all throughout the year. One of the most popular attractions at Anjuna is the Wednesday Flea Market. It's also know for the unusual rocky formation nestled over an inlay of white sand(red spongy rocks with small pores on them), jutting out into the sea. Sunset at this beach is beauty. You can sit over the rocks and watch it, with the waves spraying over you. Located in Bardez taluka, the Anjuna beach in Goa is approximately 18 kms away from Panjim.

Arambol Beach (3 out of 8 places to visit in Goa)

Arambol Beach is relatively unexploited beach located in North Goa. Arambol Beach is clean, beautiful, less crowded beach and has 2 to 3 restaurants/bars. The beach is safe as there are life guards. Near the beach there is a big street market, known as hippies, best market for Leather handmade products, many of foreign tourists sell handicrafts on the beach through small stalls. There is a small sweet water lake too, that you have to trek and go. Arambol Beach is located at approx 25km from Calangute, 37km from Panaji, 79km from Margao, 128km from Karwar, 187km from Gokarn, 632km from Bengaluru, 550km from Mumbai.

Baga Beach (4 out of 8 places to visit in Goa)

Butterfly Beach (5 out of 8 places to visit in Goa)

Colva Beach (6 out of 8 places to visit in Goa)

Colva is a beautiful beach in the village of Salcete in South Goa. It is one of the well maintained and clean longest beach in Goa. Colva beach is the closest beach to Margoa. Like other beaches, this one too has got a number of water sports. A number of adventure sports are carried out. There are coastguards who will not allow you to go beyond a certain point as the water currents are to strong. Nightlife too is one of the best things to do in Colva Beach. Colva Beach is located at approx 7km from Margao, 34km from Panaji, 43km from Canacona, 71km from Karwar, 127km from Gokarn, 338km from Mangalore, 588km from Bengaluru, 471km from Pune, 603km from Mumbai.

Morjim Beach (7 out of 8 places to visit in Goa)

Morjim Beach is one of the best beaches to visit in North Goa. Morjim beach is also known as 'Little Russia'. It is for the reason that it has a huge settlement of Russian inhabitants. Morjim beach is famous for being the nesting place of the Olive Ridley turtles, which are an endangered species and are thus protected under the Indian law. The 3km long beach is ideal for a long walk and relishing the sunset view. Morjim Beach is located at 13 km away from Mapusa.

Palolem Beach (8 out of 8 places to visit in Goa)

Palolem Beach is an exquisite beach situated in Canacona in southern Goa, India. Palolem Beach is one of the best Clean n Calm beach to visit in Goa. less crowded and very peaceful. Sunset and sunrise in Palolem is a View to behold. 2 kilometer stretch of sand known as Palolem Beach, with its thousands upon thousands of leaning palm trees and about fifty or so restaurants and beach hut operations scattered in between make it one of the perfect beach to visit in Goa, India. It makes you feel like you are in a different country with the lovely beach, Picturesque views and lots of foreigners around you. One can go for an hour boat trip to see honeymoon beach, butterfly beach and dolphins from here. Dolphins can be seen in the morning. Life guard on duty. Lots of options to eat and shop. Lots of activities to do on the beach. Palolem Beach is located at approx 38km South of Margao, 80km from Calangute Beach, 70km from Panaji, 32km from Karwar, 88km from Gokarn, 300km from Mangalore, 551km from Bengaluru, 630km from Mumbai.

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