Places To Visit In North Goa

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Here are the top 32 places to visit in North Goa

1. Fort Aguada

4.4 /5

6 kms
from city center
1 out of 32
places to visit in North Goa

The fort was built in 1612 to watch and guard against the Dutch and the Marathas. It was a reference point for the vessels coming from Europe. This old Portuguese fortification stands on the beach south of Candolim, at the shore of the Mandovi River. Earlier, it was tasked with the defense of shipping and the Bardez sub district in the vicinity.
A freshwater spring within the fortification 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. A four-storey Portuguese lighthouse is placed on the shore, erected in 1864 and the oldest of its kind in the whole of Asia. Constructed 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 reservoirs of Asia.

2. Chapora Fort

3.7 /5

16 kms
from city center
2 out of 32
places to visit in North Goa

Chapora Fort near Vagator beach is famous for its ruins and the success of Hindi movie 'Dil Chahta Hai' which made this place all the more famous. With its Portuguese architecture, this fort is strong reminder of Goa's Portuguese past.

3. Anjuna Beach

4.4 /5

13 kms
from city center
3 out of 32
places to visit in North Goa

Rocky shores, rocking music, and a free and happy vibe - That is Anjuna Beach for you. Located near Panjim at a distance of 21 km, it is a hippie paradise of sorts it is characterized by its rocky outcrops. Come and rock the night way at Curlies, or dance to some techno at Cafe Lilliput! 
Known as the jewel of Ozran, it quickly became a favorite haunt for the hippies in the swingin' 60s and still retains the same vibe to this day. You are sure to meet an eclectic bunch of tourists from all over the world when you are here!

4. Baga Beach

4.5 /5

10 kms
from city center
4 out of 32
places to visit in North Goa

One of the most popular beaches in North Goa, Baga Beach is located close to Calangute beach, around 30 Km North of Panaji. It is the perfect destination for you if you wish to witness the excellent nightlife of Goa as signature places such as Britto's, Tito's and Mambos have made their mark in their hearts of party goers. The shacks come to life in the late evening with some pumping music and mouthwatering food. It is also famous for its designer stores as well as its street-side markets where you can shop till your feet ache and your wallet grumbles! Being one of the most visited beaches in the North, Baga also has a vast range of water sports that you can try your hands at.

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5. Calangute Beach

4.4 /5

10 kms
from city center
5 out of 32
places to visit in North Goa

Calangute is a largest beach in north Goa stretching from Candolim to Baga. Due to its sheer size and popularity, it is a hub for tourists and backpackers from all over the world. It is the perfect place to look for accommodation as it keeps you well-connected to the other beaches in the north. You can also sample the sumptuous culinary fare at an array of shacks here and embark on a number of water sports at the beach.

6. Arambol Beach

4.4 /5

25 kms
from city center
6 out of 32
places to visit in North Goa

Beautiful and serene, Arambol Beach is among the best beaches of North Goa and is relatively unexploited by tourist activities. Considered to be one of the most spectacular beaches in Goa, Arambol beach has a distinct Bohemian feel to it, which attracts tourists from all over the world.

7. Club Cubana, Calangute

4.3 /5

11 kms
from city center
7 out of 32
places to visit in North Goa

Club Cubana, high up on the Arpora hill, overlooks the Saturday Night Markets. It goes up on several levels and even includes a swimming pool. The place is packed mainly by youngsters from around Goa and the traffic jams can eat up half the night. However, the ambience is popular and something out of a movie. The place is exciting as one will get a chance to meet party lovers from around the Globe at Club Cubana. Music and staff at the club is of top quality as compared to other clubs in Goa. Pizzas and drinks at Club Cubana are excellent and loud music adds a new flavor to the night. So one can go ahead and enjoy their stay at Club Cubana in Calangute Goa.

8. Club LPK - Love Passion Karma, Candolim

3.7 /5

5 kms
from city center
8 out of 32
places to visit in North Goa

Club LPK has generally some good DJs playing a mix of house, trance, and Bollywood music for all kinds of customers. The dance area is big and ambience is great.

9. Morjim Beach

4.3 /5

18 kms
from city center
9 out of 32
places to visit in North Goa

Morjim is sometimes referred to as "Little Russia" owing to the large population of Russian immigrants staying here. Morjim beach is home to exotic species of birds and some rare endangered animals such as sea turtles.

10. Sinquerim Fort

7 kms
from city center
10 out of 32
places to visit in North Goa

Located at a distance of 18 kms from Panaji, Sinquerim Fort was constructed in 1612 and overlooks the beautiful Sinquerim Beach. The magnificent fort was used as the reference point for goods arriving from Europe. Also, it was used to guard the territory from the Dutch and Marathas.

11. Vagator Beach

4.3 /5

15 kms
from city center
11 out of 32
places to visit in North Goa

Vagator Beach is the northernmost beach of Bardez Taluka, Goa. It is located on the opposite bank of the Chapora River from Morjim in Pernem. To the south of Vagator is Anjuna, one of the first hippie haunts of Goa.
Vagator Beach has dramatic red cliffs looking down on the shore and two fresh water springs within a stone's throw of the sea. But Vagator has little by way of seaside accommodation. Vagator beach Goa 180 Panorama Vagator Beach is split into two main beaches by a seaside headland which holds the car park and lots of stalls selling trinkets, clothes, soft drinks and snacks.

12. Tito's, Calangute

3.5 /5

10 kms
from city center
12 out of 32
places to visit in North Goa

Tito's is a brand name when it comes to clubbing in Goa. The club is famous for its commercial and Bollywood music and a huge dance floor. There is also a private party area available with its own bars on the first floor.

13. Mambos, Calangute

3.7 /5

10 kms
from city center
13 out of 32
places to visit in North Goa

Mambos have seen its lows and highs, starting as a run-of-the-mill club, gaining immediate popularity and coming back to square one. The club is trying to make the scene better and have different DJs playing different genre of music each day of the week.

14. Querim Beach and Tiracol Fort

3.4 /5

29 kms
from city center
14 out of 32
places to visit in North Goa

Located in the northern most part of Goa, around 58 km from Panajim, Tiracol fort is a 16th century fort overlooking the Arabian Sea providing a picturesque view.

15. Ashwem Beach

3.0 /5

20 kms
from city center
15 out of 32
places to visit in North Goa

Ashwem Beach is one of the few beaches left in Goa that is yet to be discovered by the mainstream tourist crowd of Goa, offering its visitors an endless expanse of pearly white sands complemented well by the beautiful waves of the Arabian Sea. Surfing and Yoga are widely practised here.

16. Chapora Beach

3.0 /5

15 kms
from city center
16 out of 32
places to visit in North Goa

On the other side of the Chapora fort near the famous beach parties of Vagator lies the idyllic Chapora beach. Being a lesser known beach of Goa, this coastal secret is a treasure trove of natural beauty, with a serene combination of white sands, turquoise waters, black lava rocks, and fringes of coconut and palm trees.

17. Mandrem Beach

3.0 /5

20 kms
from city center
17 out of 32
places to visit in North Goa

In addition to being an idyllic destination for peace and solitude by the sea, Mandrem beach is also a great place to spot crabs, kingfishers, herons and turtles. This pristine beach is the ideal spot to practise yoga on the soft sands or sip a refreshing cocktail while you get lost in the mysteries of the ocean.

18. Querim Beach

3.0 /5

29 kms
from city center
18 out of 32
places to visit in North Goa

There is no beach more secluded from the noise of the tourist crowds of Goa than the Querim beach. Located at the northernmost tip of Goa, this beach is a walk back through time, to a land where one could sit in awe of the magnificence of the coastal beauty of Goa, unmarred by the effects of tourism.

19. Fort Tiracol

3.0 /5

29 kms
from city center
19 out of 32
places to visit in North Goa

Once a prime constituent of the maritime defences of the Portuguese, Fort Tiracol is a beautiful heritage hotel, offering guests a rare vacation experience unlike any other in Goa, with an unbeatable view of the magnificent Arabian Sea.

20. Candolim Beach

7 kms
from city center
20 out of 32
places to visit in North Goa

Candolim Beach lies around 15 kms ahead of Panjim towards North Goa. The beach is very popular among the tourists owing to the scrub dunes present on the shore. Another highlight of the beach is the ship River Princess which got stuck at the shore since 2000 and now has turned into a tourist attraction.

21. Sinquerim Beach

6 kms
from city center
21 out of 32
places to visit in North Goa

Considered as one of the best beaches for watersports, the Sinquerim beach is the most famous tourist beach in Goa. Located on the south of the other famous beaches of Goa including Baga beach, Calangute beach, and the Candolim beach, the beach is a hotspot for all the adventure seekers with all kinds of watersports available for you to enjoy. It is located close to Aguada Fort and Beach and is a pristine locale with remains of an ancient fort.

22. Scuba Diving in Goa

4.3 /5

14 kms
from city center
22 out of 32
places to visit in North Goa

Goa is one of the 4-5 places in India offering scuba diving. Diving in Goa is not the best owing to limited underwater visibility, but it is still popular among tourists.

23. Kalacha Beach

26 kms
from city center
23 out of 32
places to visit in North Goa

Kalacha Beach is one of the unexploited beaches of Goa. It has a sweet water lagoon and can be accessed from Arambol beach on foot. A hilltop near the beach is famous for paragliding while the secluded beach provides for a tranquil escape for tourists.

24. Chapel of St Anthony

8 kms
from city center
24 out of 32
places to visit in North Goa

Chapel of St. Anthony, built in the 17th century by the Portuguese, is dedicated to the patron saint of the Portuguese Navy and the Army, St. Anthony. The attraction is located very close to the Monastery of St. Augustine. The chapel has a unique architecture with a semi-circular arch and a fort like influence. Devotees flock in large numbers on every 13th of June to celebrate the Saint's Feast Day.

25. Little Vagator Beach

14 kms
from city center
25 out of 32
places to visit in North Goa

Ozran Beach, famous for its natural landscape and the Fort of Chapora, is a rocky beach and requires climbing a little hillock to reach the shoreline. The view of the horizon from the top of the hillock is quite a sight. Not frequently crowded, the location is often chosen for shooting movies and is a paradise for stargazers. The beach is also called Little Vagator as it is located a little distance away from the Vagator Beach.

26. Fort Aguada Jail

6 kms
from city center
26 out of 32
places to visit in North Goa

Located at the bottom of Aguada Fort, Fort Aguada Jail is famous for its panoramic view, architecture and historic significance. It was once the largest jail in the state used to imprison legal offenders. but since 2015 it is open to the public as a heritage site. A part of the jail is also reserved as a museum with galleries, activity zones, amenity zones and information centre.

27. Church Of Nossa Senhora De Penha De Franca

8 kms
from city center
27 out of 32
places to visit in North Goa

Church Of Nossa Senhora De Penha De Franca is dedicated to a Spanish Saint. It was built in the 16th century by Portuguese seamen sailing to India. They strongly believed that Penha De Franca cured them when they were affected by plague and considered the Saint as the protector of their ships. The attraction is now considered a monument of national heritage and is also famous for its picturesque location on the banks of the confluence of River Mapusa and River Mandovi.

28. Mae De Deus Church

7 kms
from city center
28 out of 32
places to visit in North Goa

Housing the miraculous statue of Mae de Deus (Mother of God) which was brought from the ruins of the convent of Mae de Deus at Old Goa, this church in Saligao stands as one of the finest examples of the neo-gothic style of architecture. The church is situated in the amazing surroundings of the typical Goan countryside giving it the look of a castle from a fairy tale. The church was built in the year 1873. The first Sunday of May is celebrated as the church feast, the feast of Our Lady, the Mother of God which is the best time to join the celebrations.

29. St. Clara?s Church

21 kms
from city center
29 out of 32
places to visit in North Goa

One of the oldest churches in Goa, St. Clara?s Church stands as an example of not giving up. The church was destroyed several times but later reconstructed every time by the villagers. The church is a beacon of hope and strength to many followers and visitors alike. The church is surrounded by lush green forests and has a pure white exterior which gives it a fairy-tale like impression. The feast of St. Clara Church is celebrated on 2nd Saturday of May that is 14th May every year

30. Corjuem Fort

13 kms
from city center
30 out of 32
places to visit in North Goa

Built in 1705 by the Portuguese, Corjuem Fort is located in Aldona village near River Mapusa. Also known as Khojuem Fort, it is one of the smaller forts of Goa. Besides providing a surreal view of the adjacent surroundings, the fort also boasts of being one of the only two inland forts that continue to survive till today.

31. Shri Shantadurga Temple

13 kms
from city center
31 out of 32
places to visit in North Goa

Shri Shantadurga Temple is one of the largest temple complexes in Goa. It is dedicated to Goddess Durga who is one of the patron deities of the Gaud Saraswat Brahmins. The temple was built around 1715 AD. It was relocated from Keloshi after the Portuguese gained control over the state. The beautiful Indo-Portuguese style of temple architecture and the magnificent idol of the deity are a treat to the eyes and make it a famous tourist attraction.

32. The World Famous Decades Bar, Calangute

3.4 /5

9 kms
from city center
32 out of 32
places to visit in North Goa

The World Famous Decades Bar is a great place to go when you are not really in the mood to dance, but just want to go to a bar and have a good time with friends. There is live music on a couple of days in the week (check before going). You can also play a game or two of pool at the pool table.

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