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50 Best Places to Visit in Goa

 
  • There is no second guessing that one can explore some of the best places to visit in Goa, considering that this tiny state exclusively party capital of India. A small state in Western India and lying in the Konkan region of the Western Ghats, this place is blessed with exotic biodiversity. From beaches to places of religious significance and to flea markets; Goa has it all. Every aspect of this party hub effuses the attributes of a perfect tourist destination.

    Goa has always been a favourite destination for the people. Some of the best places to visit in Goa are Basilica of Bom Jesus, Fort Aguada, Dudhsagar Falls, Se Cathedral, Goa Chitra Museum, Mangueshi Temple, Chaporra Beach, Casino Goa and Goa Museum.

    For that ultimate fun and adventure, nothing can beat Goa. Whether be it the beach night late parties or a refreshing sightseeing along with your friends this is the one place which will never dishearten you. And for the adventure seekers there is no limit for them. Go surfing, white water rafting, cruising or parasailing this place is definitely for you.

    Bestowed with a moderate climate, the weather in Goa is another major attraction for being salubrious for most times of the year. Live entertainment on the beach, at shacks and on docked ships are perennial features. Music and merriment are a part and parcel of everyday existence.
  • Best Places to Visit Around Goa

  • 01Dudhsagar Waterfalls

    Dudhsagar Waterfalls

    If you are a nature lover, than do not miss the gushing splendour of Dudhsagar Waterfalls, the largest of its kind in the state and the fifth largest in the country. Among the fine places to visit in Goa, this cascade is especially known for its milky white appearance. It is perched high up on the Mandovi River and lies around 10 km upstream from Collem hamlet. 

    The beauty spills over four tires in full force amidst clusters of green and makes quite a sight. The fall is also quite a popular for trekking and lures several adventure enthusiasts for the same.

    Thrillophilia recommended tours of Dudhsagar Waterfalls:

    1) Dudhsagar Waterfalls Walk in Goa
    2) Trip to Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Goa
    Trip to Dudhsagar in Goa

    Trip to Dudhsagar in Goa

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  • 02Spice Plantations visit

    Spice Plantations visit

    If you wish to do something beyond the beaches in Goa, you can opt for a spice plantation visit. There are packages available which involves you exploring the refreshing surroundings and also getting an insight on what all goes behind the makings of an inevitable part of Indian cuisine. 

    You can make a picnic out of the day. Away from the pollution and amidst the harmony of nature, the visit makes for a memorable experience.

    Best selling spice plantations tours:

    1) Spice Plantation Tour in Goa
    2) Spice Village Tour in Goa
    Dudhsagar Falls and Spice Plantation Full Day Tour

    Dudhsagar Falls and Spice Plantation Full Day Tour

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  • 03Elephant And Village Plantation Tour In Goa

    Elephant And Village Plantation Tour In Goa
    • h6 Hours
    • lDharbandora
    • NNNNN1 review
    • Jungle Book
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      Jungle Book
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    About the Activity:

    Enjoy the rural scenic beauty of Goa with a fun elephant visit and village plantation tour of Goa with your friends and family! Take in the amazing sights of this beautiful countryside as you are taken along to see some of the most unique plants and flora that make this coastal town so exquisite and unique! Explore the vast green and spend a good amount of time with the big-bellied friendly elephants who will welcome you with love and joy!

  • 04Day out with Crocodiles at Cumbharjua in Goa

    Day out with Crocodiles at Cumbharjua in Goa
    • h5 Hours
    • lNorth Goa
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    • Vinod V
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      Vinod V

    About the Activity:

    • Visit the amazing Cortalim jetty, take a boat, and go to Cumbharjua canals for watching the aquatic predators- crocodile. 
    • Unlike a zoo, you get to see the crocodiles at one of the biggest wetlands in Goa.
    •  A glimpse of the mangroves, the idea of the crocodiles lurking in the mushy wetland and the silence contributes to the mystery and adventure.
    • The tour lasts for 5 hours and is one of the most intriguing experiences.

    Meal Types: Snacks, Soft drinks and beer

    Activities: Crocodile Tour, Boat Ride

    Duration: 5 hours

    Timings: 8:30 am- 1:30 pm

    Transport Type: Jetty
  • 05Date with Butterflies with Trekking at Rajnagar

    Date with Butterflies with Trekking at Rajnagar
    • h5 Hours
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    • Yashodan Heblekar
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      Yashodan Heblekar

    About The Activity:

    • On your exciting experience at the Butterfly Conservatory of India, walk up the On bag Forest Reserve that offers you with a beautiful collage of sights.
    • The trip culminates on a vast plateau which magically transforms into carpets of wild flowers in the months of August and September. The place is recreated to be like a walk through a typical tropical forest, replete with streams and endemic plants. 
    • You can spot 25 species of butterfly as you walk through tropical forest.  
    • Come and marvel at the efforts of some ordinary citizens who have conjured up this safe haven for butterflies.
    • The Timings for this tour are between 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
    • Please note that the arrival and departure will be communicated once the group is formed.
  • 06Lamgau Caves

    Lamgau Caves

    Among the fascinating tourist places in Goa, Lamgau Caves is another place you can dash off to. Tucked away in Bicholim, it is situated around 35 km from north-east of Panaji. The caverns are etched out of decomposed laterite and hence quite delicate. Though incomplete, they make for quite a vision and an important educational and cultural centre.

    In here lies a cave that displays an impressive pavilion appearing structure as well as beams and ceiling in the shrine. In the courtyard you will find a stone linga with a tulsi vrindavan as well as a nandi bull image. There is another cave that is mostly used as a shelter during the time of rain. The passage to this cave is a complicated one.

  • Interesting Things to do in Goa

  • 07Overnight Houseboat Cruise at Chapora River

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    • lNorth Goa
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    About the Activity:

    • Get picked up at around 4:30 PM from the mentioned location Panjim, Calangute, Baga and Candolim in an air conditioned shared vehicle and reach Siolim at 5:00 PM
    • Head to sunset point for a magnificent view of the evening sky and also spot lots of dolphins on this cruise. Indulge in some of the indoor games like cards, chess, scramble, ludo etc.
    • You will also indulge in exciting activities like line fishing, bird-watching, swimming etc. This cruise is specially designed for the ones who love nature by the day and it is also a Birdwatchers dream.
    • Enjoy a lavish authentic goan dinner cuisine on board.
    • Witness another side of Goa on the overnight houseboat cruise on the backwaters of Chapora River in North Goa.
    • Enjoy the river breeze, lush greenery and scenic beauty as you relax in the comforts of this Paradise.
    • Santa Lucia is a Luxurious Wooden House Boat, one of the most beautiful and preferred holiday destinations around India. It has three deluxe bedrooms, one lobby cum dining area and two open sit outs on the upper deck. All bedrooms have individual bath toilets with modern amenities.
    • Its well stocked bar & friendly crew will pamper all your needs during your stay onboard.
    • End this exciting tour at around 1:00 PM the next day after a tasty breakfast.

  • 08Cookery Class cum Culinary Tour with Rita

    Cookery Class cum Culinary Tour with Rita
    • d3 Days
    • lDabolim
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    • Mrs. Rita Shinde
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    About the Activity:

    Commence on an exciting culinary journey of Goan cuisine with a cookery classes and culinary tour with accomplished chef Rita Shinde! Nestled on teh shores of India, Goa's cuisine is as delicate and eclectic as its people. With this delightful experience, you can not only learn to cook scrumptious recipes that area  mix of Indian, Portuguese and Coastal traditions. Explore and discover the true nature of spices and traditions and inclinations on local market tour with the chef herself. You can sample the fresh seafood catches as well the heritage spices. In the cooking class, you can follow the recipes as you will be given step by step directions to follow. The classes will be held in a garden gazebo amidst colourful trees, spice plants, pottery work and beautiful ornamental trees.

    The class has been extensively covered in international as well as Indian television.

    Activities: Cooking classes, market tour and spice plantation visit.

    Meal Types: Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian-Breakfast and Lunch

    Duration: 3 days

    Timings: 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM

  • 09Elephant Splash and Wash at the Jungle Book in Goa

    Elephant Splash and Wash at the Jungle Book in Goa
    • h15 Minutes
    • lDharbandora
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    • Jungle Book
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      Jungle Book

    About the Activity:

    • Experience 15 minutes of fun as you play around a pool with the giant elephants and bathe them under the guidance of a professional mahout! 
    • Take home the fun and joy of rural life and take in the beautiful sights around you that make Goa a place worth visiting for many reasons!
    • Watch these huge animals in their natural habitat – delight while watching them relax in the beautiful environs. Enjoy feeding and bathing them in the pristine environs of this place.
    • Enroll in this innovative activity with friends and family while embarking on this amazing day outing with elephants in Goa. 
  • 10White Water River Rafting at Mandovi River in Goa

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    White Water River Rafting at Mandovi River in Goa
    • h3 Hours
    • lValpoi
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    About the Activity:

    • If you love rafting and think that you are a pro in the same, this tour is a perfect fit for you to test your rafting skills.
    • Begin this thrilling activity at 10.00 AM in the morning  or 2:30 PM in the afternoon after reaching the rafting site at Valpoi.
    • Indulge in this amazing white water river rafting activity at Mandovi river in Goa and have an enthralling experience.
    • Start rafting from the Valpoi district and raft for around 10 KM, which includes some easy class 2 to 3 rapids and have the names like 'Big Daddy,' 'Giant Haystacks,' 'Y Fronts,'  and 'Pipeline.'
    • Whether friends, family or kids, everyone is welcomed to indulge in this amazing activity of white water rafting.
    • A safety kayak will follow you throughout your journey to ensure your safety. You will also be provided with Life jackets and Helmets.
    • This activity endsin 3 hours which you will be provided you with refreshments and will be dropped back to the starting point in Valpoi.




  • 11Rafting at Valpoi River in Goa

    Rafting at Valpoi River in Goa
    • h7 Hoursh30 Minutes
    • lValpoi
    • NNNNN18 reviews
    • Vinod V
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      Vinod V

    About the Activity:

    • Embark on an adventurous journey  along a six kilometer stretch of the Tilari River near the border of Goa.
    • With rapids classed between Grade 2 and Grade 4, the Tilari River is a bubbling rush of surprises. 
    • Groups are formed with one guide per raft and each group sets off down the tributary, practicing paddling skills and following instructions. 
    • No prior experience is required, though you do need to paddle and be comfortable floating in water. 
  • 12Cycling Tour at Old Goa

    Cycling Tour at Old Goa
    • h3 Hours
    • lOld Goa
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    • Ashwin Tombat
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      Ashwin Tombat
    About the Activity:
    • Get Picked up from Hotel In North Goa around 9:00 AM
    • Start cycling at Divja Circle, near Panaji Bus Stand.
    • Embark on this amazing cycling adventure that provides you with some of the best scenic landscapes.
    • Delight in the beauty of traditional houses, temples, churches and mosques, verdant greenery and the ever-present backwaters while riding through the countryside.
    • Enthrall in this amazing cycling experience that provides you with a ravishing  experience.
    • You can avail an accompanying vehicle with bike stand and special cycling gear which are optional in the trip.
    • Get Dropped back to your hotel around 1:00 PM

  • 13Self Defense Training in Tai Chi at Goa

    Self Defense Training in Tai Chi at Goa
    • h1 Hour
    • lMapusa
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    About the Activity:
    • Indulge in this professional self defense training fit for all age groups who aspire to learn the art of Tai Chi.
    • Tai Chi is a very old Chinese martial art system that deals with internal energy and strengthening the bodies internal system.
    • Tai Chi is practiced for self-defense, general fitness, or as a contact sport. 
  • Best Beaches in Goa

  • 14Baga Beach

    Baga Beach
    Image Credit : Shahnawaz Sid - Flickr

    One of the most sought after beaches in India, Baga Beach is the centre of tourist attraction in Goa. Situated in North Goa, pleasant ambience, scenic views of the shoreline and plenitude of things to do makes this fishing village one of the finest places to visit in Goa. On any visit to this sandy retreat, you can witness innumerable fishing boats docked by the shoreline.

    Unlike most of the Goan beaches, Baga is secluded from the outside world. Well, this has contributed a lot to its charm and appeal of this beach. The salubrious atmosphere all through the year, the quiet and calm atmosphere, plenty of water activities and the beach shacks on this holiday destination entices visitors from different parts of the world.

    Amongst all the activities, dolphin spotting, parasailing, banana boat rides and sun-basking are highly enjoyed at this beach. Though you can visit this sandy paradise at any point of the year, November to March is considered as the ideal time to make it to the Baga Beach.

    Thrillophilia Recommended Watersports at Baga Beach:

    1) Scuba Diving At Grande Island,Goa
    2) Dolphin Sightseeing In Goa

    Luxurious Stay at Acron Waterfront

    Luxurious Stay at Acron Waterfront

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  • 15Calangute Beach

    Calangute Beach
    Image Credit : Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay - Flickr

    One of the captivating tourist places in Goa, Calangute Beach is constantly bustling with tourists looking for some relaxed and good times. It is located about 15 kilometers from Panaji. The largest beach in north Goa, this place especially gets flooded during winter and summer months.

    There are several accommodations available here. This is where one can dabble with some water sports such as parasailing and water skiing. With Baga Beach just a hop, skip away, you can reel in some vibrant nightlife too.

    Thrillophilia Recommended Offbeat Experiences: 

    1) Advanced Diving Course At Calangute In Goa
    2) Paradise Village Beach Resort In Goa
    3) Forts, Beaches Sightseeing And Dolphin Watching Tour At Goa

    Beach Stay in Goa

    Beach Stay in Goa

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  • 16Candolim Beach

    Candolim Beach
    Image Credit : Dinesh Kumar (DK) - Flickr

    The Candolim beach in North Goa is one of the most popular beaches and is in close proximity to the Aguada beach. The tranquilizing atmosphere here attracts innumerable tourists. You would find both tourists and locals, rejuvenating themselves in its mesmerising panorama. Another major attraction of the Candolim beach is its food; come and savour the delectable sea food served here. 

    One need not worry about the accommodation facilities at the Candolim beach, as there are several hotels, resorts and guest houses here. If you are looking for adventure and thrill, then the Candolim beach is a perfect place to indulge in the varied water sports activities like waterskiing and parasailing. 

    Thrillophilia Recommended Offbeat Activities:

    1) Jet Skiing And Banana Ride In North Goa
    2) Fishing And Crab Catching Tour In Goa
    3) Discover Scuba Diving In Goa

    Island Trip with Water Sport Activities in Goa

    Island Trip with Water Sport Activities in Goa

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  • 17Palolem Beach

    Palolem Beach

    Placed in Canacona, Goa Palolem beach offers serene and soothing allures. The beauty of the shore lies in it being mostly untampered. People who reside here include fishermen and foreign tourists.

    Such is the exquisiteness of this beach that it was featured in The Bourne Supremacy as the Goan home of Jason Bourne (Matt Damon). Each season, bamboo-hut stays and restaurants are opened up by the beach for travellers to get a true experience of the sun, sand and sea.

    1 Night Stay at Palolem Guest House

    1 Night Stay at Palolem Guest House

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  • 18Dona Paula

    Dona Paula

    One of the most famous and striking monuments in Goa, Dona Paula is a monument that has been erected to honour the great baroness Paula Amaral Antonio de Souto Maior, who was the daughter of the Portuguese Viceroy. As she arrived with her family to Goa, she made various changes and charities that brought about reforms in the town. The memorial was erected in her memory. The statue has various legends attached to it, while some say it represents young and old Mother India, the others say that it was a statue sculpted by Dona Paula herself.

    The area is now amongst the most affluent in Goa and is truly charming and pleasant. The monument overlooks the sea, which makes up for its perfect location.

    Offbeat Sailing Experiences at Dona Paula:

    1) Sailing Tour At Beach Bohemia

    Sunset Sailing at Dona Paula in Goa

    Sunset Sailing at Dona Paula in Goa

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  • 19Mobor Beach

    Mobor Beach
    Image Credit : Thangaraj Kumaravel - Flickr

    For guaranteed beach side bliss in Goa, head to the Mobor Beach which lies in South Goa, further ahead of Cavelossim. It is one of the most reputed beaches in Goa and is famous for water sports and adventures that make it a haven for all adventure lovers. It is important to note that this beach was unexplored till the late 1980’s and only gained popularity after a few beach resorts came to the fore.

    The unique sea side serenity and calmness of the Mobor Beach cannot be overstated and it scores over other beaches in the area due to its wonderful combination of serenity and excitement of water sports.

    Offbeat activities and experiences at Mobor beach:

    1) Kayaking Escapade At Mobor Beach
    2) Banana Boat, Ringo Ride And Jet Skiing In Goa
    3) Winch Boat Parasailing At Mobor Beach, Goa
    4) Swim With The Dolphins At Mobor Beach, Goa
    5) Fishing At Mobor Beach, Goa
    6) Water Skiing At Mobor Beach, Goa

    Catch and Relish Crabs at Mobor Beach in Goa

    Catch and Relish Crabs at Mobor Beach in Goa

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  • 20Arambol Beach

    Arambol Beach
    Image Credit : dwan - Flickr

    Permeating a distinct bohemian vibe, Arambol Beach is said to be the most beautiful in the state. It lies on the north of Keri Beach and south of Mandrem Beach. This is also a traditional fisherman hamlet.

    The sandy shore is considered safe for swimming and hence attracts several family goers. It also lures many foreigners especially during the months from November to March. The accommodation provided is simple in the form of homestays and beach shacks and relatively cheaper. Over here, one can indulge in adventure sports such as paragliding and kite surfing. Those who are interested can also avail of courses in yoga, meditation, Odissi Dance and more.

    Keri To Arambol Trek

    Keri To Arambol Trek

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  • 21Bambolim Beach

    Bambolim Beach
    Image Credit : Rafael Nepô - Flickr

    The pristine Bambolim beach is approximately 7km from Panaji. It is in close vicinity of the city centre and the Grand Hyatt hotel, therefore proffering luxurious accommodation facilities. Bambolim beach is clean and tidy and less commercialised. 

    One can take long walks on the sea shore, enjoying the peaceful and healthy atmosphere. The vegetation, rocks and the palm groves on the shore make the vista extremely alluring. There are also Life guards on the beach so that one can enjoy swimming in the deep waves. 

    Thrillophilia Recommended Offbeat Activities:

    1) Sunset Back Water Kayaking In Goa
    2) Swims From Dona Paula To Bambolim In Goa

    Moonlight Kayaking at Bambolim Beach

    Moonlight Kayaking at Bambolim Beach

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  • 22Butterfly Beach

    Butterfly Beach
    Image Credit : Mathanki Kodavasal - Flickr

    A delightful little sandy cove north of Palolem Beach, Butterfly Beach beckons with silver sands and lucid waters. Not accessible by road, you would have to embark upon a trek of around 2 hours through woody areas to get here. You can even take a ferry ride from Palolem Beach to reach this place. 

    Needless to say, the beach is not crowded. The hills and thick vegetation fringing the sands further add to the allure. It is among the offbeat places to visit in Goa. 

  • 23Benaulim

    Benaulim
    Image Credit : Pankaj Kaushal - Flickr

    One of the most serene beaches in Goa, Benaulim is virtually virgin beach that is perfect if you are seekinga bit of solitude and calmness. On any given day, except in the monsoons, the beach is melodious with sounds of the sea and soft goan music from the shacks. The town too is one of immense natural beauty and is located in the South of Goa. Characteristic of Goa and its lifestyle, the twon to ois immensely laidback with a few houses and villas tucked few and far in between.

    During the season time, one can easily enjoy water sports and other activities like parasailing and paragliding, all of which are equally pleasurable. Relax and let nature take its course as you take in the sun and sand!

    Hot Air Balloon Flight in Assolda Ground, Goa

    Hot Air Balloon Flight in Assolda Ground, Goa

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  • 24Ashvem Beach

    Ashvem Beach
    Image Credit : xtinabot - Flickr

    The rocky Ashvem beach is located in the Pernem sub district of North Goa. It is situated close to the Kerim, Arambol and Morjim beach. Several tourists visit the Ashvem beach, to engage in sightseeing and admiring the fascinating panorama. One of the major attractions about the Ashvem beach is that the rocks here are carved by the shellfishes. 

    Another captivating attraction here is the Olive Ridley Turtles, who come to the shore in groups to lay eggs. If you are an animal lover, this sight is worth witnessing. Tourists visit the beach and get enticed by this beautiful scene.

    Offbeat Activities at Ashvem Beach:

    1) Beginner Surfing Lessons At Ashwem Beach

    Overnight Stay Rococco Ashvem

    Overnight Stay Rococco Ashvem

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  • Best Islands Around Goa

  • 25Grand Island

    Grand Island

    Situated a few kilometres to the west of Morumugao peninsula in south of Goa is the famous Grande Island. If you wish to dive into the magical waters of the Arabian Sea and explore the world underneath, then Grand Island has to be in your bucket list.

    Grand Island is a heaven for scuba divers. Adventure seekers should experience activities like treasure hunting, as the waters are abode to remains of wrecked ships of different eras. It is a hub for Scuba diving, fishing and treasure hunting, as the water is clear and the underwater visibility is extremely high. There are also numerous excursions and tours organised at the Grand Island that help the tourists to explore.

    Thrillophilia Recommended Offbeat Experiences:

    1) Scuba Diving And Water Sports Combo In Goa
    2) Grand Island Trip In Goa

    Half Day Trip to Grande Island, Goa

    Half Day Trip to Grande Island, Goa

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  • 26Divar Island

    Divar Island

    Lesser known than its famous counterparts, Divar Island is huddled away across the Mandovi River. At this place, you can unravel the appeals of old Goa countryside. Enjoy a pictorial drive amidst paddy hills and woody hillocks. The place was once popular among Hindu pilgrims where several ancient temples existed. They were destroyed by the Portuguese and the main Ganesh idol had to be replaced in Khandola hamlet near Marcel.

     When at the hilltop, you can soak in sweeping sights of the surroundings as well as Old Goa and meandering Mandovi River. The island especially comes alive during the Bonderam festival that is held with great gusto during the monsoon.

    Cycling at Divar and Chorao Islands

    Cycling at Divar and Chorao Islands

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  • 27Cycling Island Tour in Goa

    Cycling Island Tour in Goa
    • h3 Hours
    • NNNNN1 review
    • Ashwin Tombat
      Supplier
      Ashwin Tombat
    About the Activity:
    • Cycling through the villages of Goa is a pleasant and relaxing experience as you pass the traditional houses, temples, churches and mosques, verdant greenery and the ever-present backwaters offer a soothing backdrop to leisurely rides through the countryside.  
    • Each cycling tour lasts around three hours, where you ride the Montra Trance 21-speed geared bicycles.
    • Enthrall in this exciting experience that presents you with best views of coastal Goa region.
  • 28Bats Island

    Bats Island

    Also referred to as The Pequeno Island, the Bat Island is ideal for adventure seekers. About a kilometre from Baina Beach of Vasco-da-Gama, the delight has a little beach and tiny green stretch. This is where one can enjoy snorkelling or simply spend a lazy day soaking up the charms of the setting.

    With snorkelling, you might be able to get a glimpse of star coral, brain coral, sea fans, sea whips, parrot fish, angel fish, squirrel fish, butterfly fish, sea cucumbers and many other denizens of the water world.

    Ocean Kayaking at Bat Island, Goa

    Ocean Kayaking at Bat Island, Goa

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  • 29Sunny Island Trip at Goa

    Sunny Island Trip at Goa
    • d1 Day
    • NNNNN1 review
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      Code: 1978307
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    About the Activity:

    • Delight in this amazing excursion that begins at around 08:00 AM after getting picked up in an air conditioned vehicle from Candolim, Sinquerim,Calangute and Baga.
    • You will be transferred from your hotel to a jetty that will take you to the Grand Island.
    • Once close to the island, the boat will be anchored and you can proceed for a fun-filled swimming and snorkeling adventure in the pristine blue waters. Witness dolphins swimming alongside.
    • From here, head to isolated Monkey beach where a scrumptious barbecue lunch awaits your arrival. Spend rest of the day at leisure on the beach.
    • Admire the stunning Aguada Fort, Jimmy’s Palace, Central Jail and Raj Bhawan. Post this by late afternoon return back to Sequerim jetty and conclude this pleasing trip.
    • End this exciting activity around 4:00 PM after getting dropped back to your hotel.
  • 30Speed Boat Trip in North Goa

    Speed Boat Trip in North Goa
    • h1 Hour
    • lNorth Goa
    • NNNNN1 review
    • Sanket Mishal
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      Sanket Mishal
    About the Activity:
    • Experience this exciting island trip expedition in Goa, as the trip begins when you are picked up from North Goa in a speed boat.
    • Enjoy 1 hour sightseeing tour in a speed boat cruising through the turquoise blue waters with stunning views.
    • Visit the historical Portuguese architectural wonders like the Light House along with Millionaire palace and old Aguda Jail.
    • During the trip enjoy a healthy and homely barbecue with Buffet Lunch and some chilled beer.
    • At end of the trip you'll be dropped back to starting point. 
    • This tour is a customized tour and can be availed at your own convenience.
  • 31Paradise Island Trip from Majorda Beach in Goa

    Paradise Island Trip from Majorda Beach in Goa
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    About the Activity:
    • Delight in this amazing expedition to Paradise island from Majorda beach that enables you to enjoy the wild natural beauty of this region.
    • Start this amazing trip at around 9:00 AM in the morning and head out for the day.
    • Explore through beautiful tiny hamlets lush-green thickets – rivet in this amazing experience that provides you with ample natural beauty.
    • Enjoy the delicious sea food barbecue on the island with some cold beer to make the most of it.
    • This is a great opportunity for naturalist and wildlife lovers as this provides you with frequent spotting of rare aquatic mammals.
    • End your tour at around 2:00 PM and head back home after clicking some memorable pictures.
  • Historic Places in Goa

  • 32Bom Jesus Basilica

    Bom Jesus Basilica
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    A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the oldest churches in the country, the church of Bom Jesus Basilica was formally consecrated in 1605 and is amongst the top places to see in Goa. This church is considered to be one of the finest representations of Baroque architecture. An important pilgrimage for the Christians, it is here where the body St. Francis Xavier is kept. Aging over several centuries, the mortal remains of his body are still preserved at this church – an astonishing fact indeed.

    Located near Gandhi Circle, Old Goa Road, Velha Goa, the best time of the day to visit is 9:00AM to 6:30PM on all days; except Sundays when the church opens at 10 am. Every day mass is held from 7:00AM to 8:00AM. The Sunday mass is held from 8:00AM to 9:15AM. Whether an architecture enthusiasts or a history worm, amongst all the best places to visit in Goa, this ancient landmark with all its glories, will surely keep you stunned!

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  • 33Fort Aguada

    Fort Aguada
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    This fort is amongst the many preserved places to see in Goa and essays an era of yore filled with events. A Portuguese fort overlooking the Sinquerim Beach and the Arabian Sea, Fort Aguada was constructed in 1613 and since then it has become a prominent landmark or a reference point for ships visiting the Goan shores from Europe.

    Apart from being of navigational assistance, this fort was also of strategic importance for the Portuguese as centuries ago, it added to the defense line of the Portuguese from the Dutch and Marathas. Located in the Candolim Beach, Goa, and at the shore of the Mandolim River, it remains open on all days of the week from nine in the morning to six thirty in the evening. In addition, even one can have many more best happening things to do in Goa during the visit with family and friends.

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  • 34Chapora Fort

    Chapora Fort
    Image Credit : Kamaljith K V - Flickr

    Soaring above the Chapora River in Bardez, the Chapora Fort though in ruins, is an intriguing place of visit. The stronghold has witnessed the passage of many hands from Portuguese to Marathas. In the recent years, it shot to prominence after the Bollywood movie Dil Chahta Hai was shot here.

    The structure as it stands today belongs to the 18th Century. Mostly in shambles, you will find red laterite stone walls, a gate, bastions with cylinder-shaped turrets, some barracks and bushes. Perched on a prominent position, one can get sweeping views of all directions from here. Climbing up here during the day times can require a bit of an effort.  Evenings are relatively pleasant and breezy. 

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  • 35Mangueshi Temple

    Mangueshi Temple
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    Located at about 21km from Panjai and 26km from Madgaon, The Mangueshi Temple is one of Goa’s oldest and most prominent landmarks. Highly revered by the locals, entering into this temple constitutes following a traditional dress code. The temple has an interesting history as it was here that the local Bramhins hid the Mangesh Linga after the Portuguese started forcible conversions in the village.

    The current temple complex has been built under the Maratha Empire and is a sight highly respected by the local devotees. Go to this place to see a wonderful example of Indian and Maharashtrian architectural styles in Goa.
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  • 36The Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception

    The Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception
    Image Credit : Eustaquio Santimano - Flickr
    One of the most famous landmarks of Goa, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church in Panjim was built by the Portuguese in 1541 as a chapel. A fine example of Baroque architecture combined with Indian sensibilities. The location of the church in Panaji, makes it even more beautiful and stunning as it is surrounded by the municipal gardens. It was built for the sailors who disembarked here, after a long sail from Lisbon, Portugal as it was the first port before goint inland into older Goa.

    Although the church spells grandeur from its façade, the interiors are fairly simple with optimal use of colour. During the Festival of Our Lady Of The Immaculate Conception, the church decks up in lights and decorations and looks even more beautiful! The festival is held on March 8 every year and is followed by a fair!
  • 37Indian Culture Tour at Goa

    Indian Culture Tour at Goa
    • h45 Minutes
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    About this Activity:

    • Enthrall in this delightful Indian cultural tour in Goa with friends and family. This pleasing trip takes you on a walking tour through various famous monuments of India. 
    • Take a walk back into time, and enjoy the awe-inspiring beauty of these quaint structures that are part of the proud Indian heritage.
    • One of the most remarkable thing about this walking trip is that the entire beauty of the monuments is displayed in miniature forms providing you all the minute details about the real-gigantic structures. 
    • Delight in this alluring trip located in the Jungle book Goa resort along with your close members. A perfect trip to understand the intricacies of these priceless treasures of India – learn more about the rich history of India.
    • Make some wonderful memories while knowing more about the colorful and rich Indian heritage by embarking on this pleasing Indian Culture tour in Goa.
    • This tour is a group tour and can be availed every day at 10:00 AM or 3:00 PM 


  • 38Kala Academy

    Kala Academy
    The meacca for all art lover, practitioners and teachers, The Kala Academy of Goa has been setting new standards in exhibition and practice of the aesthetics.  One of the most prized possessions of the Goa Art Scene, The Kala Academy has been home to artists of national and International repute such as Dinanath mangeshkar, Jitendra Abhisheki, Lata mangeshkar, Antonio de Figueiredo, Trindade, Dinanath Dalal, Mario Miranda and many others. Developed by the Govt. of India in order to develop the disciplines of music, dance, drama and fine arts; the Kala Academy has consistently worked for the archiving and further studies of each art form.

    The architecture of Kala Academy in Goa is one of its finest points! Located in Panjim, it features a rare blend of architectural styles and forms alongwith various interesting graffitists, paintings and installations in its revered hallways. A visit to Kala Academy is a must do on your places to visit in Goa!
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  • Wildlife Sanctuaries in Goa

  • 39Mollem National park

    Mollem National park

    Also called the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, this region spreads over 240 sq. km. Amongst all the places to visit in Goa, visitors come here mainly to see the impressive biodiversity of this land and the ancient temples inside the forest. A paradise for the birds and the enthusiasts of reptiles, it houses some of the rare and exotic species of both the species. To name a few of the dwellers, Fairy Bluebirds, Drongos, Hornbills and Wagtails comes up as the most spectacular natives of Mollem National Park.

    Located in the Mollem town which is about sixty kilometres from Panaji, this park is open on all days of the week from eight in the morning to five in the evening. The Mollem forest is famous for the King Cobra, Viper, three-toed kingfisher, Hornbill. To explore and discover the most of wildlife, it is always advisable to hire an experienced guide during the visit.

    Considering the plenitude of options available for travel, Goa is truly a land of myriad attractions. The meeting point of different cultures from different corners of the world, this region essays the tenets of fine living. Suited for people from all walks of life, Goa attracts peace and pleasure lovers alike. 

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  • 40Boots on Hills Adventure Jungle Walk in Goa

    Boots on Hills Adventure Jungle Walk in Goa
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    About the activity:

    • Strap on your boots and head for a fun and exciting boots on the hills adventure jungle walk for 5 hours starting from Kulem.
    • Start your trip at around 9:00 AM in the morning after reaching the tour locality.
    • You will pay a visit to the railway tracks which leads to the amazing and enticing Dudhsagar falls 
    • Bask in the beautiful landscapes and enjoy a mouth watering lunch in between your tour.
    • End this exciting tour after 5 hours.
    • This tour is a customized tour and can be availed in between the time of 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
  • 41Adventure Jungle Walk in Goa

    Adventure Jungle Walk in Goa
    • h8 Hours
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    About the activity:

    • Enthrall in this exciting walking and trekking expedition in Goa and get a chance to explore the enduring beauty of this region.
    • Start this exciting activity at around 9:00 AM in the morning after reaching the tour locality.
    • Feel the thrill as you walk up the hills on the rough roads.Hike through steep roads and click some amazing pictures of the western ghats .
    • Visit the amazing Dudhsagar waterfall on your way and let your eyes explore the wonders of nature.
    • End this exciting tour at 5:00 PM and head back home after clicking some pictures.
  • 42Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

    Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

    Among the serene tourist places in Goa, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is a trove for bird lovers. It was coined so after the illustrious ornithologist with the same name. The estuarine mangrove habitat is positioned in the Island of Chorao by Mandovi River. You can get here by taking the ferries that ply from Ribander and Chorao. Birds spotted here include striated heron, western reef heron, little bittern, black bittern, red knot, jack snipe, pied avocet and the likes.

  • Best Places to Shop in Goa

  • 43Anjuna Flea Market

    Anjuna Flea Market

    Although Anjuna is a small village in Goa, its fame has travelled far and wide making it one of the most preferred places to visit in Goa. As much as this town is known for the St Michael’s Church, it is known for its flea market as well. Popularized by hippies, the flea market came into being during their time.

    Decades ago, Anjuna was thronging with recluse hippies who came from different parts of the world. They would sell wares procured from different parts of the country and world in the form of a flea market. This was when the roots of the Anjuna Flea Market came into being.

    This flea market is located towards the far south end of the Anjuna beach. Take a leisure walk through the market or get indulged in some local shopping, there are lot more to do in this market. It is in this market, where you can find merchandise ranging from clothing, souvenirs, jewelry, dancing dolls, electric and electronic items. While on a shopping trail in Anjuna Flea Market, make sure you have the required bargaining skills! Try using a scooter to reach here as driving can be a chaotic affair at times.

  • 44Mapusa Friday Market

    Mapusa Friday Market
    Image Credit : xtinabot - Flickr
    If you happen to be in Goa during a Friday, do not miss the bustling Mapusa Friday Market that takes place each week. Just outside Mapusa Municipal Market, you will find an array of stalls enticing you with local goods got by farmers and small entrepreneurs across the state. Get your hands on anything to everything from fruits to jewellery, pottery to spice, carpet to home made products and more. You can also but Goan chouriço and seedless tamarind.
  • 45Arpora Market

    Arpora Market
    Image Credit : Ashwin Kumar - Flickr

    If you are a shopaholic looking for knickknacks to decorate your home, office space or accessories to jazz up a dull outfit; then the Saturday Night Market at Arpora must be the top item on your list. The Arpora Flea Market opens up in the night and lasts late night and as the velvety night falls around you, there are definitely some great discounts to be bagged! You can get awesome deals on locally made products and intrinsically Indian Handicrafts as well as foods, herbs, spices, designer jewellery, beautiful cotton dresses, rugs, carpets and many more items.

    The market opens every Saturday at around 06:00PM and lasts well into the midnight. This allows shoppers to experience the cooling tropical air of Goa minus the sun and plus the pleasant weather.

  • Best Places to Party in Goa

  • 46Tito's Street

    Tito's Street

    If you are looking out for the most happening and electric pubs, bars and restaurants in Goa, Tito’s Street is the spot for you! Some of the famous venues on this street are Café Mambo, Retro Bar, The Club, Red Square, Cock and Bull, World Café and Tito’s Courtyard. There are plenty of events that happen at these places all year round. Visited by local, national and international celebrities, party and liveliness lies in the essence of this street.

    A hub of the party animals and the pleasure seeking crowd, it is also the home to some of the luxurious and stunning hotels like Saunta Vaddo, Baga Calangute and Bardez in Goa. It is one of the best places to visit in Goa for the night lovers. Be it discos, nightclubs, resorts, restaurants to hip pubs, Tito’s Street has them all. At Tito’s Street, you are posed with an embarrassment of choices! A serious safety tip is just to be sane!

  • 47The Baga Deck

    The Baga Deck
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    The Baga Deck or De Baga Deck is a fine-dining Italian restaurant that serves some of the most scrumptious and tantalizing foods in Goa. Visitors to this restaurant vouch for this fact and now this restaurant is a landmark of sorts. Tasty cocktails, great music, pleasing ambience and magical cuisines are the highlights of De Baga Deck. The ambience is unique given the large French windows through which you can enjoy uninterrupted and spectacular views of the Arabian Sea.

    Located at Khobra Wado near Casa Goa, this eating place also serves delicious Mexican foods. The Italian buffet features an impressive array of food items which include soup, antipasti and an enormous desert selection.

    Serving the visitors throughout the day and night, it is an excellent destination to spend after-hours. It is among those restaurants that serves food to poor souls in search for food in the wee hours of the morning after a drinking spree! The best time to visit is during the tourist season which starts in October.

  • 48Curlies

    Curlies
    Image Credit : Amaedeus - Flickr

    Curlies, a famous beach shack at the Anjuna Beach is considered to be one of the original beach shacks in Goa. Started as a mere beach shack, it now has become one of the major landmarks in Goa. Offering food and drink in a pleasant ambience, this is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Choose your favourite cocktail from the roof top lounge bar and settle down overlooking the Arabian Sea. On special occasions, the visitors can enjoy live music and other related shows, where international DJ’s play reverberating music can easily make you dance, sing and sway in abandonment.

    Located in St. Michael vaddo, Anjuna Beach, this is one of the beach shacks that never sleep. Serving the favourite delicacies, wines and the cocktails all throughout the year, it has now become an excellent venue to enjoy sunset in Goa. Given that it is a safe place to be in, you can visit Curlies any time you wish!

  • 49Club Cubana

    Club Cubana

    True to its name, Club Cubana in Arpora, Goa is an exclusive night club that is located at an enticing location over a hill in Arpora near the beach. One of the most reputed places in Goa for the party animals, it is a place where you can truly let your hair down as you sway to the beats of swaying music.. As soon as you drive up the slopes and hills of Arpora, you can hear tunes of music wafting by. A concept club, it outdoes itself in terms of décor as it is decorated by the canopied loungers that are stark white, luminiscent around evening time, a gorgeous Jacuzzi to cool down the fevered dancers, the water flowing off to the poolside. This multi leveled club has bars at each level, an interestingly the dance floor has mirrored columns reflecting the sway of bodies on the dance floor.

    The music played will definitely raise your spirits! The skill of the DJ is clear as he changes from hip, to vocal, to tech, to dynamic, to the raw beat. A night out at Club Cubana will surely make you feel like you can reach up to the stars.