Here are the top 184 tourist attractions to see in Goa:

1. Calangute Beach

4.4 /5 View 9+ photos

10 km
from city center
1 out of 184
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 184
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 184
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

4.4 /5 View 19+ photos

6 km
from city center
4 out of 184
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.

5. Baga Beach

Must visit 4.5 /5 View 5+ photos

10 km
from city center
5 out of 184
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 184
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.

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7. Anjuna Beach

4.4 /5 View 6+ photos

13 km
from city center
7 out of 184
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

4.3 /5 View 8+ photos

52 km
from city center
8 out of 184
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.

9. Scuba Diving in Goa

Must visit 4.3 /5

14 km
from city center
9 out of 184
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 184
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.

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11. Dona Paula

4.4 /5

5 km
from city center
11 out of 184
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 184
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 184
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

4.4 /5 View 8+ photos

25 km
from city center
14 out of 184
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

4.3 /5 View 5+ photos

15 km
from city center
15 out of 184
places to visit in Goa

Located in : North Goa

Vagator beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa. It is famous for its soft white sands and imposing but beautiful rocky cliffs. The beach is divided into two major parts, namely Little Vagator, also known as Ozran Beach, and Big Vagator. It is also popular for its sweeping panoramic views, beach shacks and trance parties.

16. Palolem Beach

4.4 /5 View 9+ photos

58 km
from city center
16 out of 184
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. Shopping in Goa

Must visit 3.7 /5

2 km
from city center
17 out of 184
places to visit in Goa

For carrying back an authentic Goan experience with you, you can buy some feni, cashew-nuts, Goan hats and handicrafts. There are lots of shops in Panjim, the capital where you can buy interesting stuff. Goa is also known for its hand-painted ceramics.

18. Spa and Massages

Must visit 3.7 /5

8 km
from city center
18 out of 184
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

4.4 /5 View 6+ photos

26 km
from city center
19 out of 184
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.

20. Morjim Beach

4.3 /5

18 km
from city center
20 out of 184
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.

21. Thalassa

15 km
from city center
21 out of 184
places to visit in Goa

Thalassa- The Greek Taverna is one of the most popular restaurants in Goa. Having moved out to the backwaters along with Siolim (from its prior location of Vagator hilltop), it is famous for its signature cocktails and sunsets. Reverberating with the cultural flavour of Greece, it serves authentic Greek Mediterranean cuisine.

22. Casino

Must visit 3.6 /5

0 km
from city center
22 out of 184
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!

23. Brittos

11 km
from city center
23 out of 184
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. 

24. Anjuna Flea Market

12 km
from city center
24 out of 184
places to visit in Goa

Anjuna Flea Market on Wednesday is a treasure trove of trinkets, handicrafts, hippie clothing, souvenirs and everything else from cheap bags to footwear and junk jewellery. Also popular as the queen of hippie flea markets, the Anjuna Flea Market as much a part of the Goa experience as the beaches.

25. Agonda Beach

4.4 /5

53 km
from city center
25 out of 184
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.

26. Club LPK - Love Passion Karma

3.7 /5

5 km
from city center
26 out of 184
places to visit in Goa

Located in : North Goa

Club LPK is one of the most popular nightlife spots in Goa. Surrounded by water on three sides, it was shifted to Nerul from its original location. The nightclub has generally some good DJs playing a mix of house, trance, and Bollywood music.

27. Mambos

3.7 /5

10 km
from city center
27 out of 184
places to visit in Goa

Located in : North Goa

Located in the famous Titos lane, Mambos is a popular nightclub in Goa. The open-air lounge encircles a dancing area with a host of Indian and international DJs playing every night. They also serve a variety of Hookahs.

28. Candolim Beach

7 km
from city center
28 out of 184
places to visit in Goa

Located in : North Goa

Candolim Beach lies around 15 kms ahead of Panjim, along the stretch of Fort Aguada. Forming a part of the trio of Calangute, Baga and Candolim party beaches in Goa, this beach is known for its pulsating nightlife and thrilling water sports.

29. Se Cathedral

3.3 /5

9 km
from city center
29 out of 184
places to visit in Goa

Located in : Panaji

Se Cathedral, or Sé Catedral de Santa Catarina, is one of the largest churches in Asia. Located in Old Goa, it is dedicated to Saint Catherine. It is a famous landmark in Goa exhibiting Portuguese-Manueline architectural style.

30. Cavelossim Beach

3.0 /5

38 km
from city center
30 out of 184
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 is located in South Goa. Cleaner and quieter than the cliched party beaches of Goa, it is the perfect spot for travellers looking to enjoy the endless expanse of the clear blue waters. 

31. Patnem Beach

3.9 /5 View 5+ photos

60 km
from city center
31 out of 184
places to visit in Goa

Located in : South Goa

Situated in Canacona, South Goa, Patnem Beach is one of the most secluded and tranquil beaches of Goa. It is the perfect place to laze by the beach and do absolutely nothing. The waters are quite safe to swim in, and the views of the sunset are magnificent and uninterrupted.

32. Betalbatim Beach

24 km
from city center
32 out of 184
places to visit in Goa

Located in : Madgaon

Located in South Goa between Colva Beach and Majorda Beach, 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.

33. Church of St. Cajetan

3.4 /5

9 km
from city center
33 out of 184
places to visit in Goa

Located in : Panaji

The Church of Saint Cajetan, located in Old Goa close to the Se Cathedral, is one of the most beautiful churches in Goa. The only surviving domed structure in Goa, the church is admired for its wonderful and graceful architecture that reminds you of Basilica of St. Peter in Rome.

34. Bambolim Beach

3.4 /5

6 km
from city center
34 out of 184
places to visit in Goa

Located in : Panaji

Bambolim Beach is a pristine beach located in Bambolim in North Goa, 7 kilometres away from Panjim. It is famous for being a virgin beach, untouched by commercialization and is barely ever crowded. 

35. Butterfly Conservatory Of Goa

21 km
from city center
35 out of 184
places to visit in Goa

The Butterfly Conservatory of Goa is a butterfly sanctuary and garden in the Ponda district of Goa. Spread over 4000 square metres, it is 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.

36. Tito's Nightclub

3.5 /5

10 km
from city center
36 out of 184
places to visit in Goa

Located in : North Goa

Titos nightclub is one of the top things to do in Goa for most tourists. Located in Calangute, Tito's is one of the most famous nightclubs in Goa. The entire lane in Baga, where the pub is located is popularly called Tito lane. 

37. Sri Mahadeva Temple

46 km
from city center
37 out of 184
places to visit in Goa

Sri Mahadeva Temple, Tambdi Surla is one of the oldest temples in Goa to Lord Shiva. The inner sanctum of temple has a Shiva Linga mounted on a raised pedestal. There is also a statue of headless Nandi. The locals believe that there is a huge king cobra permanently sitting near the Shiva Linga.

38. Fontainhas and Sao Tome

0 km
from city center
38 out of 184
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.

39. Church of St Francis of Assisi

3.4 /5

9 km
from city center
39 out of 184
places to visit in Goa

Located in : Panaji

Church of St Francis of Assisi is a 16th-century Portuguese church located near Se Cathedral in Goa. It is a famous landmark which exhibits an eclectic mix of stunning architecture and intricate carvings. 

40. Cabo de Rama Beach

3.4 /5

45 km
from city center
40 out of 184
places to visit in Goa

Located in : South Goa

Cabo de Rama Beach is a beautiful secluded beach located in Margao, South Goa. Surrounded by tall coconut trees, this beach is perfect for setting up a picnic, playing volleyball, or just spending some quality time. 

41. Church Of St Augustine

8 km
from city center
41 out of 184
places to visit in Goa

Located in : Panaji

Church Of St. Augustine is a ruined church complex which was once the biggest church in Goa. Located near Nunnery of Santa Monica in Old Goa, there stands a solo tower (called St Augustine Tower) out of the four towers once forming the Church Of St. Augustine. 

42. Savoi Spice Plantation

19 km
from city center
42 out of 184
places to visit in Goa

Located in : Panaji

Savoi Spice Plantation is a 40-hectare organic farm located 15km from Ponda. Established by Mr Shetye, the beautifully maintained farm is popular for the guided tour of the intercrop plantation and the Goan Saraswat Buffet at its Sadauli Restaurant.

FAQs on Goa

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.

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?

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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.

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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