Places To Visit In Goa

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Here are the top 189 tourist attractions to see in Goa:

1. Calangute Beach

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10 km
from city center
1 out of 189
places to visit in Goa

Located 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.

2. Basilica of Bom Jesus

4.3 /5 View 20+ photos

9 km
from city center
2 out of 189
places to visit in Goa

Located in : Panaji

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 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.

3. Water Sports in Goa

Must visit 4.4 /5

26 km
from city center
3 out of 189
places to visit in Goa

Goa is a haven for water sports like kneeboarding, kite surfing, snorkelling, parasailing, paragliding, diving, and kayaking. The water sports in Goa can be enjoyed at any one of the beaches in the north or the south. You can also engage in your favorite activities through a number of licensed water sports package operators.

4. Fort Aguada

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6 km
from city center
4 out of 189
places to visit in Goa

Located in : North Goa

Fort Aguada is a 17th-century Portuguese fort looking out at the confluence of Mandovi River and the Arabian Sea. The crumbling ramparts of the fort stand on the Sinquerim Beach, approximately 18 km from Panjim. The highlight of the fort is a lone four-storey lighthouse (which is one-of-its-kind in Asia) and a stunning view of the sunset.

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5. Baga Beach

Must visit 4.5 /5 View 5+ photos

10 km
from city center
5 out of 189
places to visit in Goa

Located 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 Panjim. Baga is the perfect destination to witness the dazzling nightlife of Goa as signature places such as Britto's, Tito's and Mambos are located in the vicinity. Being one of the most visited beaches in the North, Baga also offers a vast range of water sports.

6. Cruise in Goa

4.3 /5

1 km
from city center
6 out of 189
places to visit in Goa

Cruise in Goa allows one to explore the exotic scenery, pristine waters and marvel the breathtaking view of the sunset. There are several types of cruises in Goa ranging from simple evening cruises, elaborate and romantic dinner cruises, backwater cruises, and casino cruises. All of these usually originate from Miramar Beach in Panjim.

7. Anjuna Beach

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13 km
from city center
7 out of 189
places to visit in Goa

Located in : North Goa

Located near Panjim at a distance of 21 km, Anjuna Beach is among the most popular beaches in North Goa, stretching almost 2km. A hippie paradise of sorts it is characterized by its rocky outcrops. From family outings to adrenaline-filled adventures, Anjuna Beach is famed for its golden coastline, nightclubs, beach shacks, watersports, full-moon parties and flea markets.

8. Dudhsagar Falls

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52 km
from city center
8 out of 189
places to visit in Goa

Located in : South Goa

One of India's tallest waterfalls, the Dudhsagar Falls is located inside the Mollem National Park. The majestic falls are a little farther inland approximately 60 km from Panaji on the Goa - Karnataka Border. Literally translating to Sea of Milk, the 310 m high waterfall is divided into four tiers on the Mandovi river and resemble a heavy rush of milk flowing effortlessly down the hill.

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9. Scuba Diving in Goa

Must visit 4.3 /5

14 km
from city center
9 out of 189
places to visit in Goa

Located in : North Goa

Goa is one of the few 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 as it is a good destination for beginners to explore the delights of the underwater world. The absence of strong water current with occasional surges adds serenity to the activity.

10. Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

3.7 /5

0 km
from city center
10 out of 189
places to visit in Goa

Located in : Panaji

Located in Panjim, Our Lady of Immaculate Conception is one of the most popular and also one of the oldest chapels in Goa. Built in a Portuguese Baroque style, the church is located on a slight elevation, on a hillock. It is known to house the second largest church bells in Goa. These bells are known to have been removed from the Augustinian ruins of the Church of Our Lady of Grace that existed in Old Goa.

11. Dona Paula

4.4 /5

5 km
from city center
11 out of 189
places to visit in Goa

Located in : Panaji

Located around 7kms from Panjim, Dona Paula is one of the most popular tourist hangouts in Goa famous for its vast stretch of beach. The small beach is also popular as the Lover's Paradise and features a jetty (Dona Paula Jetty) adjacent to it, which provides an ethereal view of the Arabian Sea and Mormugao harbour. Another attraction here is the whitewashed statue, called 'Image of India', depicting Mother India and Young India.

12. Chapora Fort

3.7 /5

16 km
from city center
12 out of 189
places to visit in Goa

Located in : North Goa

Chapora Fort, located 10 km away from Mapusa, is undeniably one of the most famous forts in Goa. Built by the Portuguese in 1717, Chapora Fort has a long and fascinating history attached to it. More popularly known as the 'Dil Chahta Hai Fort', its claim to fame was the 2001 Bollywood blockbuster shot here. A scintillating escape, it offers beautiful views of the sea and Chapora River.

13. Butterfly Beach

3.9 /5

56 km
from city center
13 out of 189
places to visit in Goa

Located in : South Goa

A little to the south of Palolem in Cancona region of Goa lies the Butterfly Beach. This beach, also known as Honeymoon Beach, is in the form of a small cove surrounded by dense trees. One of the most secluded and lesser-known beach of Goa, the butterfly beach is mostly accessible by a boat (ferry) ride from the nearby beaches, which only adds to the charm.

14. Arambol Beach

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25 km
from city center
14 out of 189
places to visit in Goa

Located 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.

15. Vagator Beach

Must visit 4.3 /5 View 5+ photos

15 km
from city center
15 out of 189
places to visit in Goa

Located 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.

16. Palolem Beach

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58 km
from city center
16 out of 189
places to visit in Goa

Located in : South 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.

17. Spa and Massages

Must visit 3.7 /5

8 km
from city center
17 out of 189
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.

18. Colva Beach

Must visit 4.4 /5 View 6+ photos

26 km
from city center
18 out of 189
places to visit in Goa

Located in : Madgaon

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.

19. Morjim Beach

Must visit 4.3 /5

18 km
from city center
19 out of 189
places to visit in Goa

Located 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.

20. Thalassa

15 km
from city center
20 out of 189
places to visit in Goa

Perched atop rocky cliffs, overlooking the spectacular Arabian Sea and the picturesque hamlet of Vagator, Thalassa- The Green Taverna is one of the most popular restaurants in Goa reverberating with the cultural flavour of Greece and serving the best food. Ideated, owned and conceived by Mariketty (known to be the most hospitable hostess), the open air restaurant boasts of comfortable cushioned chairs, rustic wooden decor, lively music and a gorgeous ambiance. Besides a stunning sea view, and spectacular azure waters of the sea in the background, the place has been done up royally in billowy white drapes and furnishings.

21. Casino

Must visit 3.6 /5

0 km
from city center
21 out of 189
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 189
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 189
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 189
places to visit in Goa

Located in : South 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 189
places to visit in Goa

Located 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.

26. Mambos, Calangute

Must visit 3.7 /5

10 km
from city center
26 out of 189
places to visit in Goa

Located 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.

27. Se Cathedral

3.3 /5

9 km
from city center
27 out of 189
places to visit in Goa

Located in : Panaji

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 189
places to visit in Goa

Located in : South 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 189
places to visit in Goa

Located in : South 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 189
places to visit in Goa

Located 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.

31. Betalbatim Beach

24 km
from city center
31 out of 189
places to visit in Goa

Located in : Madgaon

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 189
places to visit in Goa

Located in : Panaji

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 189
places to visit in Goa

Located in : Panaji

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 189
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 189
places to visit in Goa

Located 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.

36. Sri Mahadeva Temple

46 km
from city center
36 out of 189
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 189
places to visit in Goa

Located in : Panaji

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 189
places to visit in Goa

Located in : Panaji

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 189
places to visit in Goa

Located in : South 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 189
places to visit in Goa

Located in : Panaji

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 189
places to visit in Goa

Located in : Panaji

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 189
places to visit in Goa

Located 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.

FAQs on Goa

What are the top restaurants in Goa?

The best places to eat in Goa are Waves Restaurant, Casa Vaz Tea Shop, Street-Food Stalls, Cinnabar, Tourist Inn, Zeebop by the Sea. You can see all the places to eat in Goa here

What are the top sightseeing places in Goa?

The top sightseeing places in Goa are Calangute Beach, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Water Sports in Goa, Fort Aguada, Baga Beach, Cruise in Goa.

What are the top shopping places in Goa?

The top shopping places in Goa are Flea Markets, Anjuna Flea Market, Shopping in Goa.

How can I commute within Goa?

Beaches in Goa are far apart, and it stretches more than 100 km from north to south. Bus connectivity is good for popular areas of Goa and fares are low and still gives you a great view of the city. But buses are not a great option if you are looking for beach hopping or going to hang around till late night. Also, there are no Ola and Uber services available in Goa. You could rent a motorcycle or a scooter if you have a valid license. The rent starts at INR 300 per day per bike like Honda Activa or around INR 400 per day for Royal Enfield bikes. This excludes petrol costs. Riding on bikes is the most popular way of commuting in Goa for young tourists, including foreigners. You can also hire a cab, with or without a chauffeur to roam around. Cars cost approximately 900 - 1300 per day. However, finding parking spots close to all beaches could be a problem whereas bikes give you the flexibility of going pretty close to the beach to park.

Here are some tips that will help you rent a vehicle safely and responsibly:

Documents

You will be required to submit your ID Proof like PAN Card or Aadhar Card to the dealer. Keep your Driving License with you.

Make sure to ask for the bike documents. You may need them if you?re stopped by the police and are asked for the registration.

Testing the Vehicle

1. Before renting the bike, be sure to look for any previous damages and inform the renter of them.

2. Do a test run and drive the vehicle for a while to make sure that it works fine. Ask the renter for a helmet if you're renting a bike.

3. These vehicles very rarely have fuel in them, so make sure you go to a petrol pump right away after renting.

4.  Take the renters information and contact details so that you can reach them if there is some trouble with the vehicle.

5. Return the vehicle on time. If you're late there are chances that the renter may charge you more money.

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How much does a package cost for Goa?

The packages for Goa start at INR 4100 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top hotels in Goa?

There are 1564 Hotels in Goa which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Goa are Sabinas Nest, The Secret Garden Goa, 2BHK Apartment In Candolim CM011, Aspire Casa Amarelo, Beaumonte by Vista Rooms, APARTMENT AS-6. You can see all the hotels in Goa here

Can you suggest an itinerary for Goa?

Day 1 - Arrive at Goa and hire a bike, scooter or a car to visit Baga Beach and Calangute Beach. Indulge yourself in water sports like Parasailing and Jet Ski. Have lunch at Brittos. End the day with dinner at Mambo's or with a party in Tito's.
Day 2 - Get up early in the morning and visit Fort Aguada and Fort Chhapora followed by Chhapora Beach. In the afternoon visit the churches - Basilica of Bom Jesus and Lady of Immaculate Conception. End the day with a party at Club Cabana.
Day 3 - Take a road trip to up North. Visit Morjim, Arambol Beach and Candolim Beach.
Spend the evening in Casino Cruise ship at Panjim Jetty. You may visit Dona Paula or Miramar before the cruise.
Day 4 - You can spend the day visiting Panjim on your day of return. Take a walk through the streets enjoying the colonial architecture.

What are the top activities in Goa?

The top activities in Goa are Full Day Sightseeing Tour of South Goa, @ 300 Only, Scuba Diving at Grande Island in Goa-, Dudhsagar Falls and Spice Plantation Full Day Tour, North Goa Sightseeing Full Day Tour @ 300 Only, Romantic Couple Shoot in Goa, Water Sports in Calangute Beach, Goa @1599 Only.
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