Top Places To Visit In Goa

1. Baga Beach

10 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Goa

The most popular beach of Goa, Baga is located close to Calangute beach, around 30 Km North of Panaji. Along with Calangute, Baga Beach is also popular for its nightlife with some very famous clubs right there such as Brittos, Titos and Mambo. There is also a range of water sports that you can try your hands at.

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2. Calangute Beach

10 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Goa

Calangute is a largest beach in north Goa and thus is known as 'Queens of beaches'. Situated 15 kms from the capital city of Panaji, this expansive stretch of water attracts tourist from all around the globe owing to its festive and entrancing environ.

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3. Palolem beach

58 kms
from city center

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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.

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4. Anjuna beach

13 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Goa

Known for its unparalleled natural beauty, glowing soft white sand and swaying palms, Anjuna Beach is a hot spot for tourists both domestic and foreign. The full moon beach parties are what attracts crowd the most.

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5. Basilica of Bom Jesus

9 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Goa

This historic church is located in Goa and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 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.

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6. Water Sports in Goa

26 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Goa

Water sports are available on most commercialized and touristy beaches in Goa. You can look for sports like windsurfing, jet skiing, water skiing, paragliding etc.

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Top Hotels in Goa

Vivanta by Taj Holiday Village

INR 9,000 - 60,000

Chances Resort & Casino

INR 3,000 - 6,000

7. Cruise

1 kms
from city center

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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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8. Colva Beach

26 kms
from city center

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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.

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9. Tito's, Calangute

10 kms
from city center

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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.

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10. Flea Markets

12 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Goa

There are a couple of famous flea markets such as Wednesday afternoon Anjuna market and Saturday night market which are great for shopping. You can buy things ranging from special tea to Kashmiri carpets.

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11. Dudhsagar Waterfalls

52 kms
from city center

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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.

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12. Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

0 kms
from city center

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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.

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13. City Shopping

2 kms
from city center

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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.

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14. Dona Paula

5 kms
from city center

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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.

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15. Elephant Rides

21 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Goa

Goa has a lot to offer to its tourists from exquisite nature to plethora of adventures. One of the other less known things is its wildlife. Elephant safaris are also available at some places and a lot of tourists head to Tropical Spice Plantation for the safari on the biggest mammal on land, the elephant.

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16. Spa and Massages

8 kms
from city center

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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.

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17. Agonda Beach

53 kms
from city center

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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.

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18. Casino

0 kms
from city center

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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!

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19. Club LPK - Love Passion Karma, Candolim

5 kms
from city center

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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.

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20. Scuba Diving in Goa

14 kms
from city center

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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.

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21. Fort Aguada

6 kms
from city center

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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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22. Club Cubana, Calangute

11 kms
from city center

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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.

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23. Arambol Beach

25 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Goa

Beautiful and serene, Arambol Beach is counted among the best beaches of North Goa unexploited by the tourist and thus offering solitude to those who are seeking.

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24. Other secluded Beaches

49 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Goa

There are numerous beaches in Goa and most of the important ones have been covered above. If you are still looking to go to even more unheard of beaches, you can check this list of beaches in Goa.

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25. Butterfly Beach

56 kms
from city center

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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.

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26. Chapora Fort and Beach

16 kms
from city center

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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.

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27. Mambos, Calangute

10 kms
from city center

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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.

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28. Vagator Beach

15 kms
from city center

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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.

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29. Morjim Beach

18 kms
from city center

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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.

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30. Se Cathedral

9 kms
from city center

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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.

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31. Candolim and Sinquerim Beach

7 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Goa

Situated right next to the Aguada Fort, Candolim and Sinquerim beaches are more famous with the up market tourists. Candolim and Sinquerim are continuations of Calangute, with lesser crowd and more luxury properties to stay.

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32. Church of St Francis of Assisi

9 kms
from city center

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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.

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33. The World Famous Decades Bar, Calangute

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Places To Visit in 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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34. Patnem Beach

60 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Goa

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35. Cabo de Rama Beach

45 kms
from city center

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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

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36. Querim Beach and Tiracol Fort

29 kms
from city center

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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.

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37. Church of St. Cajetan

9 kms
from city center

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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.

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38. Banbolim Beach

6 kms
from city center

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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

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