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

105. Statue of Abbe Faria

Statue of Abbe Faria

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

Located in : Panaji

Statue of Abbe Faria was built in the honor of an acclaimed hypnotist, Abbe Jose Custodia Faria. He was a Luso-Goan Catholic monk, a pioneer of the scientific study of hypnotism and the first one to ever demonstrate and prove its existence.

106. Church & Convent of Santa Monica

Church & Convent of Santa Monica

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

Located in : Panaji

Church & Convent of St. Monica, also known as the Royal Monastery of Santa Monica, was established in the early 17th century at Monte Santo in Goa. From 1968, the attraction functions as only a church.

107. Shri Lakshmi Narayan Temple

Shri Lakshmi Narayan Temple

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

Shri Lakshmi Narayan Temple is an 18th century shrine dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu. The beautiful temple complex has wooden carvings, paintings, a sacred water tank and a musician's gallery. 

108. Houses of Goa Museum

Houses of Goa Museum

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

Located in : Panaji

Houses of Goa Museum has a splendid collection of houses belonging to the Colonial era in Goa. The museum was designed and built by Gerard de Cunha and houses furniture, home decor items, door & window frames, railings, ceramic tiles, etc. from the bygone era when Portuguese architecture became a part of the Goan lifestyle.

109. Church Of Our Lady Of The Mount Goa

Church Of Our Lady Of The Mount Goa

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

Located in : Panaji

Church Of Our Lady Of The Mount is a 16th-century church in Goa famous for its religious significance and picturesque location. The structure is now partly in ruins and closed for daily exploration, but an evening mass is held on the 8th of every month.

110. Shri Ramnath Temple

Shri Ramnath Temple

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

Located in : Vasco Da Gama

Shri Ramnath Temple, also known as the temple of Ramnathi, is dedicated to five deities - Lord Rama, Lakshmi Narayan, Lord Ganesh, Kamakshi, Shanteri and Betal & Kalbhairav. Located in Ramnathim, Bandivade in Goa, the 450-year-old temple is of immense religious importance for the Gowda Saraswat Brahmins.

111. Chapel of St Catherine

Chapel of St Catherine

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

Located in : Panaji

Chapel of St Catherine is a 16th century historic chapel that was built over a Cathedral in 1552 on the orders of Afonso de Albuquerque after the Portuguese conquered the state. Located in Old Goa, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

112. Chapel of St Sebastian

Chapel of St Sebastian

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

Located in : Panaji

Built in the early 19th century, Chapel of St Sebastian marks an important attraction in Fontainhas, Goa. The pristine white structure is dedicated to St. Sebastian who treated the ones affected by plague and other diseases.

113. Institute Menezes Braganza

Institute Menezes Braganza

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

Located in : Panaji

Located in Panjim, Goa, Menezes Braganza Institute was established in the late 1800s by the Portuguese as a cultural institute. It was previously known as the Institute of Vasco da Gama. It holds cultural activities on a regular basis for the public.

114. Royal Chapel of St Anthony

Royal Chapel of St Anthony

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

Located in : North Goa

Chapel of St. Anthony, built in the 17th century is located very close to the Monastery of St. Augustine in Goa. The chapel has a unique architecture with a semi-circular arch and a fort like influence. Devotees flock in large numbers on every 13th of June to celebrate the Saint's Feast Day.

115. Naval Aviation Museum

Naval Aviation Museum

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

Located in : Vasco Da Gama

Naval Aviation Museum located in Mormugao, Goa is one of the two naval aviation museums in India. It has stunning outdoor and indoor exhibits where one can find decommissioned aircraft, weapons & arms, uniforms, vintage documents, and photographs.

116. Azad Maidan

Azad Maidan

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

Located in : Panaji

Located in Panjim, Azad Maidan is a ground and martyr's monument dedicated to Dr. Tristao de Braganza Cunha - a Goan Freedom Fighter. The maidan has a brass memorial dedicated to Dr. Tristao and the edifice is converted into the Police Headquarters.

117. Campal Gardens

Campal Gardens

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

Located in : Panaji

Campal Gardens, also known as Bhagwan Mahavir Children's Park is a beautiful little well-maintained garden perfect for jogging or walking, to sit in solitude or spend an evening with children. The garden also features a huge statue of Bhagwan Mahavir in a lotus position.

118. Church Of St Lawrence

Church Of St Lawrence

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

Located in : Panaji

Overlooking Mandovi River, Church Of St. Lawrence, located atop Sinquerim Hill was built in the mid 16th century by the Jesuits. Tourists are drawn for its religious significance, the age-old Portuguese architecture, and the annual feast held on the 10th of every August.

119. Kristu Kala Mandir Gallery

Kristu Kala Mandir Gallery

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

Kristu Kala Mandir Gallery located in Velha, Old Goa showcases modern Christian art. It is a perfect attraction for art lovers and exhibits a splendid collection of Christian and Non-Christian art.

120. Little Vagator Beach

Little Vagator Beach

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

Located in : North Goa

Ozran Beach, famous for its natural landscape and the Fort of Chapora, is a rocky beach and requires climbing a little hillock to reach the shoreline. The view of the horizon from the top of the hillock is quite a sight. The beach is also called Little Vagator.

121. Our Lady Of Mercy Church Goa

Our Lady Of Mercy Church Goa

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

Located in : Madgaon

Our Lady Of Mercy Church, located in Colva, is a colonial church founded in 1630. It was earlier known as Nossa Senhora de Merces. The church houses a statue of infant Jesus Christ.

122. Sahakari Spice Farm

Sahakari Spice Farm

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

Located in : Vasco Da Gama

Located in Ponda in South Goa, Sahakari Spice Farm is 113 acres spice plantation. The farm has rich plantations of organically grown spices, fruits, and herbs that tourists can explore through guided and informative tours. 

123. Goa Science Centre & Planetarium

Goa Science Centre & Planetarium

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

Located in : Panaji

Goa Science Centre & Planetarium located in Miramar is a science museum that expands over an area of 5 acres and houses a Planetarium, a theatre for 3D shows, and several scientific exhibits. 

124. Municipal Gardens

Municipal Gardens

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

Located in : Madgaon

Municipal Gardens located in Panjim, Goa is famous for its beautiful landscaped lawns, the fragrant flower beds, the tall green trees and the monuments built in the honor of some legendary men and seamen of the 16th century.

125. Pascoal Spice Farm

Pascoal Spice Farm

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

Pascoal Spice Farm is an award-winning organic spice farm found at the heart of Goa, in Ponda. Ideal for nature lovers and farmers, the farm has several guided tours with knowledgable locals, followed by a sumptuous and mouthwatering home-cooked lunch.

126. Viceroy's Arch

Viceroy's Arch

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

Located in : Panaji

Built in the late 16th century by Viceroy Francisco Da Gama (the great-grandson of Vasco da Gama), Viceroy's Arch is a historic monument that once served as the entrance of Old Goa. The structure is made of laterite and is an important landmark on the road that leads to River Mandovi.

127. Secretariat Building

Secretariat Building

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

Located in : Panaji

Secretariat Building is a 15th century structure and the oldest colonial building in Goa. It serves as a State Assembly Office and can be explored only from the outside. It is worth seeing for its ancient Portuguese architecture.

128. Maruti Temple Goa

Maruti Temple Goa

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

Located in : Panaji

Located on Altinho Hill overlooking Fontainhas district in Panjim, the majestic Maruti Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. One of the most beautiful temples in Goa, the idol of Lord Hanuman can be viewed from the main road through an opening in the basement of the temple. 

129. Fort Aguada Jail

Fort Aguada Jail

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

Located in : North Goa

Located at the bottom of Aguada Fort, Fort Aguada Jail is famous for its panoramic view, architecture and historic significance. A part of the jail is also reserved as a museum with galleries, activity zones, amenity zones and information centre.

130. Church Of Our Lady of Miracles

Church Of Our Lady of Miracles

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

Located in : Panaji

Church Of Our Lady of Miracles is a 16th century Church built by the Portuguese in Goa. The Church was initially dedicated to St. Jerome, therefore, it is also known as St. Jerome Church. It is most famous for its annual festival, on the 16th day after Easter.

131. Sat Burzam Ghor

Sat Burzam Ghor

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

Located in : Madgaon

Sat Burzam Ghor is Goa's first-ever private Chapel. It was built in 1790 and resembles a Portuguese mansion. It is famous for its stunning ancient Portuguese architecture. Since it is private property, it is not open to tourists. Prior appointment is required to visit the church.

132. Safa Shahouri Masjid

Safa Shahouri Masjid

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

Located in : Panaji

Safa Shahouri Masjid or Safa Mosque is a 16th-century mosque located in Ponda, Goa. The simple architecture of the national monument is worth a halt here. The structure with lush green grasslands all around and a serene water tank in the foreground is quite a sight. 

133. Church Of Nossa Senhora De Penha De Franca

Church Of Nossa Senhora De Penha De Franca

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

Located in : North Goa

Church Of Nossa Senhora De Penha De Franca is a grand 16th-century church located on the banks of the confluence of River Mapusa and River Mandovi in Goa. A monument of national heritage, it is also famous for its picturesque location. The interior of the church is stunning.

134. Rajbagh Beach

Rajbagh Beach

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

Located in : South Goa

Acquiring its name from the famous Rajbagh Residency near the beach, the Rajbagh beach has always prided itself for being one of the best and cleanest beaches found in Goa. Located in South Goa, the beach has a mesmerizing 1 km long shoreline which offers a lovely time at the beach.

135. Arossim Beach

Arossim Beach

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

Located in : Vasco Da Gama

Arossim Beach is a non-commercialized and uncrowded beach located in the Cansaulim area of Goa. The stretch of clean beach is perfect for lazing in the golden sand after a refreshing swim in the Arabian Sea. There are also some shacks amidst the tall palm trees that line the serene beach.

136. Convent of Santa Monica and The Chapel of The Weeping Cross

Convent of Santa Monica and The Chapel of The Weeping Cross

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

Located in : Panaji

Goa is considered a masterpiece of Portuguese planning and architecture in India. One such striking inclusion to the beautiful city is the Convent of Santa Monica and the Chapel of The Weeping Cross. Built in 1606 in Monte Santo, the historic building took a total of 21 years to get constructed. It was believed to be Asia’s first and largest nunnery that could accommodate around 300 people at once.

137. Our Lady Of Remedios Capital

Our Lady Of Remedios Capital

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

Also known as the Betalbatim Church, Our Lady Of Remedios Capital was founded by the Jesuits in the 17th century. The Church is famous for its splendid architecture, well-maintained lawns and its serene ambience. 

138. Church of St. Cajetan

Church of St. Cajetan

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

Located in : Panaji

Built in 1661 by Italian friars of the Theatine order, the Church of St. Cajetan is located half a kilometer away from Se Cathedral in Old Goa. Originally called as the Church of Divine Providence, it is believed to have been modelled on the original designs of the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome. The church has a pearly white exterior and is one of the landmarks of the capital city.

139. Convent and Church of St. John of God

Convent and Church of St. John of God

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

Located in : Panaji

The Convent and The Church of St. John of God is an olden Portuguese days structure built in 1685 dedicated to Our Lady of Good Success. Situated in North Goa, next to the tower of St. Augustine, the building is very ordinary looking depicting the traditional designs of Portuguese architecture.

140. Three Kings Church

Three Kings Church

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

Located in : Vasco Da Gama

The Three Kings Church is believed to be one of the most haunted places of Goa, known for its mysterious surroundings. Located on the hilltop of the Cuelim hull, the enchanting location of the church draws many tourists to the Chapel.

141. Mae De Deus Church

Mae De Deus Church

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

Located in : North Goa

Housing the miraculous statue of Mae de Deus (Mother of God) which was brought from the ruins of the convent of Mae de Deus at Old Goa, this church in Saligao stands as one of the finest examples of the neo-gothic style of architecture. 

142. St. Andrew's Church Goa

St. Andrew's Church Goa

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

Located in : Vasco Da Gama

The Church of St. Andrew’s built in 1570 is a result of the architectural amalgamation over the years since 1594. The Neo-Gothic style church has the pure white all around and the grottos are beautifully maintained in gold tinge and there is a statue of Lady of Fathima carved in marble.

143. Our Lady of the Lourdes Church

Our Lady of the Lourdes Church

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

Located in : Madgaon

The Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Utorda is an affiliate of the parish of Majorda. The church is built in a Neo-Roman architecture in white facade with a bell hanging on top of it. The painted glass makes the church more tranquil and peaceful.

144. St John the Baptist Church Goa

St John the Baptist Church Goa

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

Located in : Madgaon

The church of St. John the Baptist has one of the best constructed and most beautiful altars with a whitewash that charms everyone to visit the place once. The church is well known for the annual feast Sao Joao too. 

145. St. Clara's Church

St. Clara's Church

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

Located in : North Goa

One of the oldest churches in Goa, St. Clara’s Church is a beacon of hope and strength to many followers and visitors alike. The church is surrounded by lush green forests and has a pure white exterior which gives it a fairy-tale like impression. The feast of St. Clara Church is celebrated on 2nd Saturday of May that is 14th May every year

146. Sinquerim Fort

Sinquerim Fort

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

Located in : North Goa

Located at a distance of 18 kms from Panaji, Sinquerim Fort was constructed in 1612 and overlooks the beautiful Sinquerim Beach. The magnificent fort was used as the reference point for goods arriving from Europe. Also, it was used to guard the territory from the Dutch and Marathas.

147. Nanuz Fort

Nanuz Fort

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

Located in the Sattari district of North Goa, Nanuz Fort was built by the legendary ruler Shivaji and was later taken over by the Portuguese. Although comparatively smaller in size and currently in ruins, the fort is still flocked by many tourists to experience its magnificence and the olden times architecture.

148. Anjdiv Fort

Anjdiv Fort

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

Located on the border of Goa and Karnataka, Anjdiv Fort is yet another masterpiece of Goa. Built in 1505 AD by the Portuguese, the fort is also known as Anjediva and Anjadiva. Sprawling over an area of 1.5 sq km, the fort is synonymous with grandeur and magnificence.

149. Tambdi Surla Waterfalls

Tambdi Surla Waterfalls

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

One of the most mesmerising waterfalls of the region, Tambadi Surla Waterfalls flow in Surla in Goa. The waterfalls are enveloped in dense forests giving it the very enticing mystical charm. The highlight of the spot is also a heritage temple situated at the base of the waterfalls.

150. Netravali Waterfalls

Netravali Waterfalls

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

Located in : South Goa

Sprawling over a vast 211 sq kms of protected land area, Netravali Waterfalls is one of the most enchanting waterfalls of Goa. The waterfalls is situated into the wildlife sanctuary and preserved from exploitation. It is a popular attraction in Goa and remains especially crowded during weekends.

151. Bamanbudo Waterfalls

Bamanbudo Waterfalls

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

Located in : South Goa

Bamanbudo Waterfalls is considered to be one of the most pristine waterfalls of Goa flowing in the backdrop of the beautiful Ambe Ghat. Untouched and unexploited by tourism, the waterfalls is located right on the road and requires no trekking to go upwards.

152. Kesarval Waterfalls

Kesarval Waterfalls

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

Located in : Vasco Da Gama

Situated in Quelossim in Goa, Kesarval Waterfalls, also known as Kesarval Spring is another mesmerising waterfalls in Goa. Ideal for swimming and other water activities, the waterfalls are crowded with eagles in the forests inhabiting the forests of betel palm plantations.

153. Kuskem Waterfall

Kuskem Waterfall

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

Located in : South Goa

A well hidden secret of Goa, Kuskem Waterfalls is located in Khotigao. The waterfalls are situated inside the protected premises of Cotigao wildlife sanctuary and boasts of brilliantly cascading waters from a height. The water is immaculately clean and transparent at the bottom. 

154. Charavane Waterfalls

Charavane Waterfalls

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

Located in the village of Charavane, Charavane Waterfalls is a mesmerising untouched waterfalls in Goa. Roughly 12 kms from Valpoi, the waterfalls are especially popular among trekkers and adventure enthusiasts as it offers a trekking trail through beautiful scenic locales.

155. Karmalya Waterfalls

Karmalya Waterfalls

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

Located in : Panaji

Located near Priol in Gao, Karmalya Waterfalls is a local secret. The waterfalls is hardly visited by tourists due to its remote location. This factor makes the waterfalls all the more charming and pristine. Located on the road without any trekking trail, the waterfalls are also very easy to reach.

156. AZ.U.R

AZ.U.R

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

AZ.U.R is located in the Marriott in Goa and is one of the finer party places in the city. They have a premium bar lounge and the club remains especially crowded on Weekends and special occasions. 

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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