Here are the top 188 tourist attractions to see in Goa:

1. Calangute Beach

4.4 /5 View 9+ photos

10 km
from city center
1 out of 188
places to visit in 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.

2. Basilica of Bom Jesus

4.3 /5 View 20+ photos

9 km
from city center
2 out of 188
places to visit in Goa

This historic church is located in Goa and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built in the year 1594 and consecrated in 1605, the building of this church coincides with the beginning of Christianity in India. The Basilica of Bom Jesus houses the tomb and remains of St. Francis Xavier. Even after 400 years, the remains are in a good condition and are taken out once every decade. Up untill half a century ago, Goa was the capital of Portuguese rule in India and this is part of their heritage.

3. Water Sports in Goa

Must visit 4.4 /5

26 km
from city center
3 out of 188
places to visit in Goa

Water Sports in Goa have always seen its fare share of excited tourists and adventure seekers. The beach capital of India enjoys a long and uninterrupted coastline with relatively calmer waves and even sea floors. While water sports in Goa can be enjoyed at any one of the beaches in the north or the south, they are more popular and draw huge crowds at Baga, Calangute, Benaulim, Candolim, and nearby beaches. While here, you can choose from a number of water sports activities such as kneeboarding, kite surfing, snorkelling, parasailing & paragliding, diving, kayaking and many more. If you prefer so, you can engage in your preferred activities through quite a few vendors of these water sports on the beach. Alternately, you can also engage in your favorite activities through a number of licensed water sports package operators such as Atlantis Water Sports, Aqua Sports Goa etc. The cost of these packages ranges between INR 2000 to 4000 or more, based on the activities chosen.

4. Fort Aguada

4.4 /5 View 19+ photos

6 km
from city center
4 out of 188
places to visit in 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.

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5. Baga Beach

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10 km
from city center
5 out of 188
places to visit in 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.

6. Cruise in Goa

Must visit 4.3 /5

1 km
from city center
6 out of 188
places to visit in Goa

The exotic beaches of Goa, pristine waters and breath taking view of sunset and sun rise can be best enjoyed through the luring river cruise. Bounded by numerous rivers, the place makes for one of an exclusive cruising destination.

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7. Anjuna Beach

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13 km
from city center
7 out of 188
places to visit in 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!

8. Dudhsagar Falls, Goa

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52 km
from city center
8 out of 188
places to visit in Goa

Literally meaning milky water waterfalls because of the color of the falls, this is one of the highest waterfalls in India and cascades through four-tiers.

9. Scuba Diving in Goa

Must visit 4.3 /5

14 km
from city center
9 out of 188
places to visit in 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.

10. Club Cubana, Calangute

4.3 /5

11 km
from city center
10 out of 188
places to visit in 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.

11. Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

3.7 /5

0 km
from city center
11 out of 188
places to visit in Goa

In the heart of the capital city of Panajim, Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception is a beautiful church lying on a hilltop. You need to climb up quite a few stairs to get to the church.

12. Dona Paula

Must visit 4.4 /5

5 km
from city center
12 out of 188
places to visit in Goa

Dona Paula is a former village, and tourist destination, in the suburbs of Panaji, Goa, India. Today it is home to the National Institute of Oceanography beside which lies, the Goa University and the International Centre of Goa. It is also home to a number of hotels and the luxury Cidade de Goa also resides in here.

13. Chapora Fort

3.7 /5

16 km
from city center
13 out of 188
places to visit in 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.

14. Butterfly Beach

3.9 /5

56 km
from city center
14 out of 188
places to visit in Goa

Butterfly Beach seems like a fairy place. The beach of butterflies, which occupies a tiny semicircular bay on the high northern end of Palolem beach, is one of the most photogenic places in whole Arabian Sea coastline and a real natural wonder.

15. Arambol Beach

Must visit 4.4 /5 View 8+ photos

25 km
from city center
15 out of 188
places to visit in 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.

16. Vagator Beach

Must visit 4.3 /5 View 5+ photos

15 km
from city center
16 out of 188
places to visit in 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.

17. Palolem Beach

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58 km
from city center
17 out of 188
places to visit in Goa

Palolem Beach, located in the South Goa is one of the most beautiful beaches of the Union Territory has to offer. Mostly unspoiled, the beach is often flocked with foreign tourists.

18. Spa and Massages

Must visit 3.7 /5

8 km
from city center
18 out of 188
places to visit in Goa

Goa is full of spa resorts and Ayurvedic massage centers. Beachside massages are also available at some beaches. Various spas of Goa which are preferred by the tourists from all around the world are Sereno Spa and Leela Kempinski Goa Spa Center.

19. Colva Beach

Must visit 4.4 /5 View 6+ photos

26 km
from city center
19 out of 188
places to visit in Goa

One of the most happening beaches in South Goa, Colva beach is mainly renowned for its shopping and phenomenal nightlife. The beach is full of shacks and eating joints.

20. Morjim Beach

Must visit 4.3 /5

18 km
from city center
20 out of 188
places to visit in 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.

21. Casino

Must visit 3.6 /5

0 km
from city center
21 out of 188
places to visit in Goa

Located on a yacht in River Mandovi, the casino is one of the coolest places to be when you're in the party state. The entry fee is placed high at Rs. 1600, and the casino holds ample number of tables of American Roulette, Blackjack and Rummy. Go ahead and try your luck!

22. Brittos

11 km
from city center
22 out of 188
places to visit in Goa

Be it during the season or off-season, you cannot NOT come here if you're in Goa. It is amongst the best shacks in Baga Beach and is just perfect if you're seeking the company of the sea and the sand while you sip on that beer. This beach shack in Goa gives you a multi-cuisine menu with a plethora of exquisite seafood and a massive list of drinks. It'll be your happy place!

Location: 
House No.7, 171, Calangute - Baga Rd, Saunta Vaddo, Baga, Goa 403516
Cuisine: Chinese, Continental, Goan, North Indian, Seafood
Must Try: Seafood Platter, calamari, baked crabs
Cost For Two: INR 1400
Timings: 8:30 am–12 am, Daily

23. Anjuna Flea Market

12 km
from city center
23 out of 188
places to visit in Goa

Considered a treasure trove of trinkets, handicrafts, hippie clothing, souvenirs and everything else from cheap bags to footwear and junk jewellery, Anjuna Flea Market is a shopper’s paradise. Offering a multiple range of products from Keralan spices, to Kashmiri jewellery, wooden toys from Karnataka to Jimi Hendrix t-shirts, the market is a must-visit place for a true Goan experience. In addition to that, you can also find second hand bikes, cellphones, cameras etc. Held from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM every Wednesday on the shores of the Anjuna Beach, the market is one of the most popular and sought-after markets in Goa.

24. Agonda Beach

Must visit 4.4 /5

53 km
from city center
24 out of 188
places to visit in Goa

If you're looking for a place away from the hustle bustle of the crowd with more space and solitude, Agonda beach is the right place for you. With the clear blue water and coconut trees, this beach is a delight for nature lovers.

25. Club LPK - Love Passion Karma, Candolim

Must visit 3.7 /5

5 km
from city center
25 out of 188
places to visit in 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.

26. Mambos, Calangute

Must visit 3.7 /5

10 km
from city center
26 out of 188
places to visit in 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.

27. Se Cathedral

3.3 /5

9 km
from city center
27 out of 188
places to visit in Goa

One of the largest churches in whole Asia, Se Cathedral took nearly 80 years to get constructed. It was established to remember the victory of the Portuguese over the Muslim rulers in the city.

28. Cavelossim Beach

3.0 /5

38 km
from city center
28 out of 188
places to visit in Goa

With magnificent black rocks that contrast with the white sand shores of this idyllic beach, the Cavelossim beach finds itself a spot on many lists about the best beaches of India. Cleaner and quieter than the cliched party beaches of Goa, the beautiful beach is the perfect spot for travellers looking to enjoy the endless expanse of the clear blue waters as they lounge around the soft sands that caress your body completely.

29. Patnem Beach

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60 km
from city center
29 out of 188
places to visit in Goa

Situated in South Goa, Patnem beach is flanked by its more popular counterparts, namely Agonda and Palolem. Being located at a distance of 39 km from Madgaon, it is easily reachable by road and is one of the most tranquil beaches in South Goa. Its laidback and lazy atmosphere is a welcome respite from the upbeat and happening nature of the North Goa beaches such as Baga Beach, Calangute Beach, Anjuna Beach and Vagator Beach. Located in the southernmost taluka in the state, Cancona is the nearest town. Although the nearby Palolem Beach is a preferred destination in the south, Patnem has a different charm and allures you with tranquil tides.

30. Querim Beach and Tiracol Fort

3.4 /5

29 km
from city center
30 out of 188
places to visit in 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.

31. Betalbatim Beach

24 km
from city center
31 out of 188
places to visit in Goa

Located in South Goa, Betalbatim Beach is one of the quieter beaches of Goa. Lined with a plethora of fast food chains, local restaurants and spas, the highlight of the beach is the easy spotting of the dolphins. You can ask the local fishermen who can hike you a ride in a sea to have a glimpse of the dolphins.

32. Church of St. Cajetan

3.4 /5

9 km
from city center
32 out of 188
places to visit in Goa

This church has a major resemblance with the St. Peters Basilica in Rome. On the left, there are three altars dedicated to the Holy Family, Our Lady of Piety and St.

33. Bambolim Beach

3.4 /5

6 km
from city center
33 out of 188
places to visit in Goa

Bambolim Beach, which is located 7 km from Panaji is considered one of the unexplored beaches of Goa. Since there are no major hotels or shacks, not many tourist visit this secret beach and is deserted all the year

34. Butterfly Conservatory Of Goa

21 km
from city center
34 out of 188
places to visit in Goa

The Butterfly Conservatory of Goa is a spectacular garden area in the Ponda district spread over 4000 square metres designed as a place to stroll and absorb in the serene beauty of nature. In the vast expanses of the garden, one can take a leisurely walk and observe over a hundred different species of butterflies from close quarters.

35. Tito's, Calangute

3.5 /5

10 km
from city center
35 out of 188
places to visit in 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.

36. Sri Mahadeva Temple

46 km
from city center
36 out of 188
places to visit in Goa

Sri Mahadeva Temple is one of the oldest temples in the state dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is said to be built by the minister of King Ramachandra of the Yadava Dynasty, Hemadri, but has influences of architecture belonging to the time the Kadamba Dynasty ruled Goa as well. The monument is made of basalt rocks sourced from the Deccan Plateau and adorns beautiful carvings made by skilled craftsmen of the time.

37. Fontainhas and Sao Tome

0 km
from city center
37 out of 188
places to visit in Goa

Fontainhas and Sao Tome is a beautiful Latin Quarter located in Panaji on the banks of the Ourem Creek and named after the natural springs nearby. It was laid out on a piece of land acquired by a Goan in the 18th century who had made a fortune in Mozambique. The quarter is now recognised as a heritage site and is famous for its charming Portuguese style houses on the base of the Altinho hills.

38. Church of St Francis of Assisi

3.4 /5

9 km
from city center
38 out of 188
places to visit in Goa

This is the famous landmarks of Goa and is the oldest church located in Panajim. The statue of Mother Mary stands at the front of the church with the tower of the church behind. This church has truly been beautifully preserved. Also, the church bell is the 2nd largest bell in the whole world.

39. Cabo de Rama Beach

3.4 /5

45 km
from city center
39 out of 188
places to visit in Goa

Cabo de Rama Beach is a beautiful beach located in Margao and is not yet been discovered by tourists. The beach is secluded owning to its distance from major towns and cities and is least visited by tourists. Overlooking the beach is the Portuguese Fort called Cabo de Rama. From the fort, one can see the beautiful view of the beach

40. Monastery Of St Augustine

8 km
from city center
40 out of 188
places to visit in Goa

Monastery Of St. Augustine is a 17th century structure, believed to be built by the Augustinian friars but today, mostly seen in ruins. The dilapidated but splendid tower of the church can be seen from a distance and one can gauge the grandiosity of the monastery when it was completely intact. It is considered as one of the biggest churches and an important tourist attraction in the state.

41. Savoi Plantation

19 km
from city center
41 out of 188
places to visit in Goa

Savoi Plantation is a 40 Hectare organic farm established by Mr. Shetye. The beautifully maintained farm has been open to the public since 1985. A number of fruits, vegetables and spices are grown with immense love and care. A guided and informative tour of the plantation is given to every guest. Exploring the attraction is one of the best ways to come close to nature and take away a tip or two for one's own little garden. Almost 200 years old, it is one of the best ways to see the beauty of Goa's untouched hinterlands. Lying at a distance of 16 km from Ponda, the nearest major connecting point, it can be reached by a private transport. The local guides at Savoi Plantation can give you a well-guided and escorted tour of the surroundings. However, do pla your visit in advance so that you can explore this beautiful place to the fullest.

42. Ashwem Beach

3.0 /5

20 km
from city center
42 out of 188
places to visit in 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.

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