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

53. Chapora Beach

Chapora Beach
3.0 /5

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

Located in : North Goa

Chapora Beach is one of the lesser-known beaches of Goa which lies close to the very popular Chapora Fort. One can indulge in water sports, swimming, relaxing at the beach shacks, or partying at the Chapora Beach.

54. Mandrem Beach

Mandrem Beach
3.0 /5

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

Located in : North Goa

One of the northernmost beaches of Goa, the secluded Mandrem Beach lies between Arambol and Ashwem Beach. The 790m long white sand beach is lined with tall palm and casuarina trees and is peppered with some small beach shacks.

55. Querim Beach

Querim Beach
3.0 /5

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

Located in : North Goa

Querim Beach, also known as Keri Beach, is located at the northernmost tip of Goa. Due to its secluded location, it is visited by very few tourists which add to its charm. It serves as the perfect escape for those looking to get away from the commercial side of Goa and revisit its natural charm.

56. Varca Beach

Varca Beach
3.0 /5

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

Located in : South Goa

An idyllic beach in South Goa, the landscape and tranquillity of Varca beach are its most attractive features. With its golden sands seamlessly transitioning into a reddish magenta shade as it meets the turquoise blue water of the Arabian Sea, this beach finds itself home to many famous and luxurious resorts.

57. Benaulim Beach

Benaulim Beach
3.0 /5

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

Located in : South Goa

Just 2 km away from the tourist hub Colva of South Goa lies the serene Benaulim beach. With its long stretch of empty sands dotted with inviting beach chairs, this scenic beach is the perfect place for a relaxing vacation in the tourist trap of Goa.

58. Galgibaga Beach

Galgibaga Beach
3.0 /5

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

Located in : South Goa

With clear waters meeting a silver sand shore populated by rows of swaying coconut palm trees the Galgibaga beach is one of Goa’s most scenic hidden gems. Along with its unspoilt natural charm, the Galgibaga beach is also one of the three beaches of Goa known to be a nesting site for the Olive Ridley turtles.

59. Cola Beach

Cola Beach
3.0 /5

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

Located in : South Goa

Unspoilt, clean and quiet, Cola beach is one of the rare beaches of Goa that offers travellers the most tranquil of surroundings, with a location hidden from the mainstream view, showcasing the natural beauty of Goa at its finest.

60. Kakolem Beach

Kakolem Beach
3.0 /5

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

Located in : South Goa

One of the last hidden gems of Goa, the Kakolem Beach is a nature lover’s treat, with its majestic cliffs towering over an untouched sandy cove, showcasing rich natural vegetation that covers these rocky outcrops. This beach is one of the most remote and wildest beaches of Goa.

61. Utorda Beach

Utorda Beach
3.0 /5

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

Located in : Madgaon

Just north of the famous Majorda lies the quiet Utorda beach, home to soft white sands and fantastic palm vegetation that fringe its sides. The strip of the coast comes equipped with sunbeds and umbrellas for travellers looking to laze by the beach as they admire the sight while sipping a refreshing beverage as the day goes by.

62. Hollant Beach

Hollant Beach
3.0 /5

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

Located in : Vasco Da Gama

Hollant Beach located in South Goa near Bogmalo is the only beach in Goa where one can witness a sunrise. The water here is considered safe for swimming due to the lack of currents, and kayaking is a common activity here

63. Talpona Beach

Talpona Beach
3.0 /5

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

Located in : South Goa

Talpona Beach is located the Canacona region of South Goa, near the Galgibaga Beach and Rajbag Beach. It is one of the few beaches in Goa which is not visited by the crowd of tourists. This beach is ideal for people looking for absolute isolation and peace.

64. Velsao Beach

Velsao Beach
3.0 /5

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

Located in : Vasco Da Gama

Velsao Beach located in South Goa is one of the beaches in Goa which is popular amongst foreign tourists. The golden sand beach is ideal for walking along the seashore and simply relaxing. Despite being a sizable coast, Velsao Beach is not as crowded as the other beaches of Goa.

65. Cansaulim Beach

Cansaulim Beach
3.0 /5

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

Located in : Vasco Da Gama

Part of India’s second longest beach stretch, the quiet Cansaulim Beach is a beautiful little stretch of golden sands and palm groves. An extension of the massive Velsao beach stretch, this idyllic little beach is considered one of the best beaches in Goa for watersports.

66. Siridao Beach

Siridao Beach
3.0 /5

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

Located in : Panaji

Siridao Beach is a rocky beach popular for the mysterious caves, located at the mouth of Zuari River. It is also known as "The Shell Collector's Beach" owing to a large number of pearl shells and oysters that wash ashore. The view of the sunset from Siridao Beach is gorgeous.

67. Majorda Beach

Majorda Beach
3.0 /5

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

Located in : Madgaon

One of the more crowded beaches of South Goa, Majorda beach is an enchanting destination filled with golden sands and swaying palms that are met by the calm azure waters of the Arabian Sea. One can see a whole range of activity on this beach, from water sports to lazing on the beach or chilling in one of the many shacks.

68. Rachol Fort

Rachol Fort

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

Located in : Madgaon

Situated northeast to Margao in Salcette, South Goa, Rachol Fort is famous for the battles fought between Vijayanagar and Bijapur empires. Built complete out of laterite stones, the majestic fort has become a major tourist attraction of the city.

69. Mobor Beach

Mobor Beach
3.0 /5

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

Located in : South Goa

Mobor Beach is a tranquil beach located in South Goa, a few minutes' walk from the famous Cavelossim Beach. It is a unique beach with water on three sides. The popular activities at Mobor Beach are watersports, dolphin spotting cruise, bird spotting and cruising along the River Sal.

70. Corjuem Fort

Corjuem Fort

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

Located 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.

71. Betul Beach

Betul Beach
3.0 /5

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

Located in : South Goa

Betul Beach is a serene and peaceful beach located next to Mobor Beach in South Goa. This beautiful beach rests right at the delta of Sal River, thus affording a gorgeous view of the serene sea. The beach itself has soft silvery sand, fringed by looming fruit trees and swaying palms.

72. Polem Beach

Polem Beach
3.0 /5

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

Located in : South Goa

The southernmost beach of Goa, Polem beach marks the beginning of the famous shoreline of Goa, being a stone’s throw away from the Goa-Karnataka border. It is one of the least visited beaches by tourists, giving travellers the impression of a private beach with its pure white sands and azure waters.

73. Miramar Beach

Miramar Beach

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

Located in : Panaji

One of the only two beaches in Panjim, Miramar Beach is the longest beach in Goa stretching as far as 2 km. With silvery sand and palm trees, it is popular for picnics, barbecue parties, water sports and dolphin spotting cruises.

74. Bogmalo Beach

Bogmalo Beach

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

Located in : Vasco Da Gama

Bogmalo Beach, located near Vasco the Gama in Goa, is a serene and clean beach. Dotted with beach shacks and knick-knack stalls, this beach is known for its leisure activities. It is also ideal for a picnic with family or simply relaxing by the sea waves.

75. Mangeshi Temple

Mangeshi Temple

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

Located in : Panaji

Mangeshi Temple or Shri Mangueshi Temple is Lord Shiva temple located in the Mangeshi village in Ponda region of Goa. The largest and most visited temple in Goa, it is built in the honour of Bhagwan Manguesh. The 450-year old temple is known for its stunning architecture with grand domes and a magnificent water tank.

76. Sinquerim Beach

Sinquerim Beach

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

Located in : North Goa

The Sinquerim Beach located in North Goa is one of the best beaches in Goa for watersports. It is known for providing international class facilities for parasailing, scuba diving, water skiing, windsurfing and fishing.

77. Reis Magos Fort

Reis Magos Fort

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

Located in : Panaji

Reis Magos Fort is the oldest fort in Goa, located on the banks of River Bardez across Panjim. The majestic fort with reddish walls is visible all the way from Panjim. The height of the fort commands a stunning panoramic view of the surrounding area. 

78. Santa Cruz Church

Santa Cruz Church

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

Located in : Panaji

A place that started as a small place of worship, the Holy Cross church in the village of Santa Cruz now happens to be the largest parish in Goa. The church has been built in the Neo-Roman style of architecture with perfect blends of Indian and Europian culture. 

79. Shri Shantadurga Temple

Shri Shantadurga Temple

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

Located in : North Goa

Shri Shantadurga Temple is one of the largest temple complexes in Goa. It is dedicated to Goddess Durga - Shantadurga deity - who is the goddess who mediates between Vishnu and Shiva. The highlight of the temple is a golden palki (palanquin) on which the deity is carried around on Mahapanchami festival.

80. Holy Cross Shrine

Holy Cross Shrine

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

Located in : Panaji

Well known all around Goa as Fulancho Khuris (Cross of Flowers) or the Miraculous Cross, the Holy Cross Shrine is an iconic spot in Bambolim that almost everyone crosses on the way to South Goa. Most people pay their respects here by offering candles, garlands of flowers, or cash. 

81. Shri Mahalaxmi Temple

Shri Mahalaxmi Temple

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

Located in : Panaji

Shri Mahalaxmi Temple located in Bandora, 4km from Ponda in Goa, is dedicated to Goddess Mahalakshmi. The highlight of the temple is the idol of the Goddess with a linga on her head and is considered a Satvik (peaceful) form of the Devi.

82. Mormugao Fort

Mormugao Fort

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

Located in : Vasco Da Gama

Mormugao Fort is one of the top coastal forts in Goa, located at Mormugao port, a few km from Vasco de Gama. Overlooking the Varca Beach, the grand fort commands a fabulous view of the scenic landscape and the beautiful Arabian Sea.

83. Cabo De Rama Fort

Cabo De Rama Fort

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

Located in : South Goa

Located in the Canacona region of South Goa, Cabo de Rama is a 17th-century Portuguese fort associated with the legend of Ramayana. It is believed that Lord Rama, Goddess Sita and Lord Lakshmana lived in the fort during their 14-year exile.

84. Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

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

Located in : Panaji

Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is a popular bird-watching area and one of the smallest protected areas in Goa. The sanctuary is accessible by a 15-minute ferry ride from Ribandar ferry wharf near Panjim. To spot the migratory birds, the best time to visit is during the winters.

85. Chorao Island

Chorao Island

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

Located at a distance of 5 km from Panjim, Chorao Island is the largest of the 17 islands present in Goa. Boasting of old world charm, dainty cottages and narrow muddy pathways, the island is a slice of heaven tucked away in time. 

86. Kalacha Beach

Kalacha Beach

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

Located in : North Goa

Kalacha Beach, also known as Paliem Beach, is one of the unexploited beaches of Goa. Known for its sweet water lagoon, Kalacha Beach is located towards the south of Sinquerim Beach which can be accessed from Arambol Beach on foot. A hilltop near the beach is famous for paragliding.

87. Coco Beach

Coco Beach

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

Located in : Panaji

Situated right at the mouth of Nerul River, Coco Beach in Goa is a scenic shoreline located on the Mandovi estuary lined with tall palm and coconut trees. It is perfect for boating, water sports and spotting dolphins. 

88. Goa Chitra

Goa Chitra

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

Located in : Madgaon

Goa Chitra Museum, located in Benaulim, is an ethnography museum displaying the traditional Goan way of life and culture. The museum was established by Victor Huge Gomez who has collected over 4000 items such as woodwork, metalwork, weapons, furniture, religious Goa artefacts and other memorabilia. 

89. Sernabatim Beach

Sernabatim Beach

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

Located in : South Goa

Sernabatim Beach is a pristine unpolluted beach located between Colva and Benaulim Beach. The 1.2km long beach is extremely clean and serene with golden white sand lined with tall palm and coconut trees. 

90. Braganza House, Chandor

Braganza House, Chandor

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

Located in : Madgaon

Braganza House is a 17th-century grand Portuguese mansion in Chandor, South Goa. It is a popular tourist attraction as it is a one-of-its-kind mansion that is open to the public. A guided tour is given to all the tourists either by a family member or a representative.

91. Archaeological Museum Goa

Archaeological Museum Goa

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

Located in : Panaji

Archaeological Museum of Goa houses a splendid collection of artifacts belonging to the prehistoric and late medieval Portuguese rule in Goa. One can find an array of antiques including coins, statues, ivory and wood sculptures, paintings, portraits, maps, inscriptions, stonework, ceramics, etc.

92. Church Of the Holy Spirit Goa

Church Of the Holy Spirit Goa

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

Located in : Madgaon

Church Of the Holy Spirit is a 17th century Portuguese church in Goa and one of the oldest churches in Margao. The monument is famous for its splendid architecture and religious significance.

93. Fernandes House

Fernandes House

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

Located in : Madgaon

Initially known as Vodlem Ghor, Fernandes House is one of the oldest palaces in Goa. The house was built about 500 years ago and is famous for its historic significance and stunning architecture. Rajeev, the son of the owner usually gives a tour of the house to the visitors.

94. Altinho Hill

Altinho Hill

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

Located in : Panaji

Altinho Hill is a neighbourhood of Panjim, famous for its picturesque location and the splendid view of the city from the hilltop. The region has a unique charm and tempts many offbeat explorers.

95. Hivre Waterfalls

Hivre Waterfalls

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

Located in : Panaji

Situated in Valpoi, Goa, Hivre Waterfalls is an enchanting stretch of cascading water. Considered a paradise among the nature lovers and tourists, it is also a popular destination for trekkers and adventure enthusiasts.

96. SinQ Nightclub

SinQ Nightclub

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

Famous for being one of the most happening nightclubs in Goa, the SinQ Night Club is a super-chic lounge and quite a hit among party animals. Along with the amazing ambience, the club also has an amazing array of dining and beverage options. 

97. Goa State Central Library

Goa State Central Library

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

Located in : Panaji

Goa State Central Library is also known as the Krishnadas Shama Goa State Central Library. The six-floor library is the oldest public library in India. The visitors can choose from the stunning collection of over a quarter of a million books.

98. San Thome Museum

San Thome Museum

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

Located in : Madgaon

San Thome Museum of Goa is a museum of antiques and technical evolution dating back to the time of Thomas Elva Edison. One can explore every aspect of technology used from the 18th century to date displayed at the museum.

99. Museum Of Christian Art

Museum Of Christian Art

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

Located in : Panaji

Located adjoining the convent of Santa Monica in Old Goa, Museum Of Christian Art houses a fine collection of Christian artifacts belonging to the 16th century when Portuguese ruled Goa. The artworks also show the cultural harmony within the people of India as many of the Christian sculptures were carved by local Hindu artists.

100. Tropical Spice Plantation

Tropical Spice Plantation

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

Located in : Panaji

Tropical Spice Plantation is one of the famous spice plantations in Goa where one can get a guided tour of the area. The tour consists of traditional welcome with a delicious drink, an informative site tour and a delicious organic lunch made of the fresh farm produce.

101. Gitanjali Gallery

Gitanjali Gallery

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

Located in : Panaji

Gitanjali Gallery is an art gallery in Goa that exhibits a collection of artwork made by locally and internationally acclaimed artists from 1950s to 1990s. The Gallery is now a fabulous cultural centre with a cafe, an art studio and a conference area. 

102. Mahalasa Temple Goa

Mahalasa Temple Goa

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

Located in : Panaji

Sri Mahalsa Narayani Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Mahalsa located in Mardol. Shri Mahalasa Narayani, who is also known of Mohini, is an Avatar or incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The highlight of the temple is the stunning idol of the deity that appears in different 'alankaars' (Jewelry) at different times.

103. Caves of Khandepar

Caves of Khandepar

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

Located in : Panaji

Caves of Khandepar are four ancient rock-cut caves located in a jungle near Khandepar Village dating back roughly to the 12th century. They were discovered in 1970 and have two interconnected caves, while the other two are free standing. 

104. Church Of Our Lady Of The Rosary

Church Of Our Lady Of The Rosary

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

Located in : Panaji

Church Of Our Lady Of The Rosary is one of the oldest churches in Goa and is now considered as a World Heritage Site. The captivating design of the church was inspired by Gasper Correia and has a gothic style main altar dedicated to Our Lady of Rosary. 

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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