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|Elephant Ride and Spice Plantation Tour in Goa||2D 1N||₹ 7500||4.0 star||View Details|
|Heritage Tour and Jungle Safari in Goa||2D 1N||₹ 9000||4.0 star||View Details|
|3 Day Bird Watching and Nature Tour in Goa||3D 2N||₹ 6000||4.0 star||View Details|
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A lover’s paradise, the name of the location got its designation after a tragic love story, making the place more interesting and catchy. This former village is a heaven on earth that provides picturesque spots and huge space for sunbathing while relaxing in the calm beaches adjacent to clean blue waters.
Travellers love to be here to indulge in water sports like parasailing, kayaking etc. and gets the adrenaline rush at beaches like Dias beach and Dona Paula beach. Moreover, the markets for shopping are also vibrant and gets shiny names of food and drinking spots to attract visitors. For a perfect stay, one can also book their own resort or hotels here which are also loaded with amenities and good services.
Location: 6 km from Panaji city.
Welcome yourself to one of the most enchanting pilgrimages centres, which is additionally an unbeatable place to visit in North Goa. Well settled in Mapusa, the temple is situated within the lush green environment and contains a small shrine within dedicated to Kanakeshwar Baba or Bodgeshwar, locally known as Bongini.
Famous for fulfilling the desires of its devotees, it also gets a flock of people searching for peace and a calm mind. Every year, a cultural festival also take place in the month of December of January and the location gets thronged by locals as well as tourists.
Location: Mapusa at Calangute - Mapusa Road.
Entry Fees: No fees required for entry.
Pulled up with a dark bricked stretch within the sea waters, Fort Aguada invites the visitors even from far to take a walk in, take a peek into the sea differently and get clicked in a movie style. The architecture of the fort is in royal Portuguese style and its vastness within the fortress is just grand.
One can witness the confluence of Mandovi river in the Arabian sea from here and the fort is a witness to the same since years. Embrace the old construction and military architecture here along with the lighthouse that stands tall. If the fort is not visited on a Goa trip, the trip is just not done right.
Location: At the southern tip of Candolim beach
Timings: Fort Aguada is open all days from 8.30 AM to 5.30 PM
Entry Fees: Good news! There are no charges to visit this ecstatic location. Visit it like a free bird.
This bright white building and Neo-Gothic architecture are so impulsive that just mesmerizes its beholders. One will surely get awestruck with the impact of peaceful beauty, settlement within the greenery and the aura it presents right from the first look to the same.
Right from the exteriors to interiors, the church is certainly one of the best places to visit in North Goa. Interestingly, it houses the miraculous statue of Mae de Deus which brought the church back to life post its ruin state. With imposing interiors and carved ornamentation on ceiling and walls, the church magnetizes not just the religion followers but also those who love to praise the reality on the ground.
Location: Chogm Rd, Saligao
Timings: Gate to God’s own home opens up every day from 9.00 AM to 12.30 PM and from 3.00 PM to 5.00 PM.
Entry Fees: Absolutely none!
Another amazing casino life could be experienced at Casino Pride which has its anchor tied down in Mandovi river. The casino boat has the best of the facilities and services having well-trained staff, delicious meals and a good range of drinks.
Moreover, the charm of the boat gets an upgradation with the performance of skilled dancers, acts by celebrities, people counting their winning amount while enjoying offers on unlimited drinks.
Entry Fees: Rs 1500 on Monday-Thursday and Rs 2000 on Friday-Saturday
Timings: Open 24x7 to all its guests.
Let us give you a glimpse of why Anjuna Market is one of the utmost amazing tourist places in North Goa? Wednesday flea market that sells everything at a dirt cheap rate will bring one closer to this place. This place is so much livelier to chill at that you never want to leave it but alas, it's just a day in the week that it gains its prominence on.
One can find here handmade clothing, jewellery, beach clothes, hammocks, Buddha or Shiva statues and anything that trance magic can provide you. Grab a drink, have some stall food, wear hippie jewellery and dive in a completely new era at Anjuna flea market.
Timings: Wednesday, 8.00 AM to 8.00 PM
Location: South end of Anjuna beach.
Another traditional and weekly market of Goa brings one step closer to a vibrant Mapusa market that takes place every Friday. Holding its grace within the Mapusa municipal market, get into the colours and noise and live the Goan charm distinctly.
The market is known for jewellery, pottery, spice, and carpet shops. Not just this, you can also find a variety of delicacies to munch upon as well as take them back home. Take a whiff of fresh fishes, vegetable and meat along with cheap local wine that will turn the mood happy and hippie.
Timings: Friday, 6.00 AM to 8.00 PM
Location: Reach Mapusa Market Area in Panaji to shop at one of the best tourist places in North Goa
Entry Fees: Pay for only the things you buy! There are no market entry fees, relax!
Located on a drive of about 30 km from Panaji, Bicholim welcomes all with natural beauty like scenic waterfalls at Arvalem and famous Mayem Lake. The town is known for a good network of cashew trees apart from the lake and waterfalls. Ancient and historic aspects could be seen here with Hindu temple Saptakoteshwar and oldest mosque to pay our respects for.
The economy of Goa gets a boost with iron ore mining and Bicholim surely contains huge spaces for the same. So, get your rented vehicle running and reach here to seek Goa in different limelight, away from parties and crowded beaches, buy some famous potteries and spend some time interacting with the locals
Location: 30 Km from Panaji towards the landmass of North Goa.
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Traveller Tales From North Goa
12 April 2019
Simply WOW!! Quite a thrillophilic journey with immensely warm hospitality, perfect planned schedules and of course amazing travel. As planned we were picked up @7 in the morning and were taken to the ...
12 December 2015
A well planned and executed sightseeing trip. Good for family tourists like us. We visited some of the famous beaches and churches of Goa. It was nice experience overall.
27 October 2015
If you are person who wouldn’t want to spend a long time in planning the whole trip, just like me, then you can take this. What I did was I planned south Goa by myself and we took the North Goa trip th...
26 April 2019
It was thrilling experience; especially Jeep Jungle Safari. Starting from pick up... Even though organizers asked us to board bus at Panjim (we were staying at Dona Paula)... we were waiting for bus fo...
14 February 2018
"Awesome experience. Should & must visit.... its a place where you would enjoy a lot"
12 April 2019
"it was a decent experience! must visit place in goa!"
19 January 2019
"Dudhsagar was great fun, trekking to n fro from where the bolero drops, ice cold waters, fishes, though missed the train passing through the bridge. At spice plantation, drank feni for the first time,...
12 October 2015
Who would have taught a jungle in Goa would make our holiday all the more fun and spicy? this was truly a fun and exciting experience for all of us!
28 July 2019
Our trip was awesome. We really enjoyed alot even though it was monsoon season. Guide was good to us. We like to visit again n again. Thanks to thrillophilia.
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The state capital of Goa is filled with cobbled streets and colourful villas that resound a true Portuguese ambience when you on a cycling tour in North Goa. While on a cycling Goa trip, you come past many monuments that unfold the wonderful history of the state. You’re bound to experience another side of Goa’s exquisiteness when you slow down long enough to notice the birds scurrying around and the way the light filters through the lush greenery.
Some famous cycling tours in North Goa are:
Goa is often renowned for its exotic beaches and its never-ending nightlife. Goa is tropical paradise and one righty so, owing to its amazing charms. Tourist attractions in Goa are abundant and suitable for all ages, interests and moods. It offers the perfect combination of nature, culture, history and adventure. Goa has a unique history, which is a fusion of Indian and Portuguese influences.
The top attractions for a sightseeing tour in North Goa are:
Goa might be the smallest state of the country, but it has the largest land-to-forest ratio. And, of late, trekking has become quite the trend here. Trekkers flock to Goa for an enthralling camaraderie with nature.
Trekking shows us the second facial expression of Goa, remarkably different from the alluring common photographs of the beaches, the sunset, and the beach side restaurants.
The most adventurous trekking tours in North Goa are:
North Goa has some wonderful Churches and Ancient Hindu Temples that are significant to several local and regional sects and therefore well visited all through the year.
Temples are steeped in traditions and have a countryside backdrop and are spread around entire North Goa (Panjim, Mapusa etc.). This often is a welcome change from the beaches that most tourists seem to flock to. There are more than two dozen temples spread across North Goa that are significant.
Whether you’re a casual vacationer or a honeymooner, elephant safaris in North Goa should be definitely on you bucket list. Nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts can enjoy this wonderful opportunity to get close to the elephants and take a photo with the wonderful animals. The true charm of North Goa can only be exploited with an activity like an elephant safari.
Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary and Dudhsagar waterfalls are the best region to enjoy an elephant safari in North Goa.
A vacation in North Goa will remain incomplete if you do not go on and witness the glory of splashing waterfalls in the state. The verdant greenery against these enchanting waterfalls plunging down the hills is a gorgeous scene to witness in North Goa. Many tourist also take a hiking trip in North Goa to these amazing waterfalls to explore the different side to this state.
Dudhsagar falls offers one of the best waterfall trekking tour in North Goa located on the Mandovi River. This waterfall is amongst India's tallest waterfalls and is located inside the Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary. Dudhsagar literally means a Sea of Milk in the local Konkani language and gets its name as it appears like an overflowing sea of milk. The waterfall is also called Vajra Sakala Falls by the locals but most people know it as Tambdi Surla falls based on the popular trekking trail to the waterfall which starts from Tambdi Surla Mahadev Temple.
A cruise in Goa is one of the best ways to spend your leisure time along the Mondovi River for a spectacular experience. While the boat sails down the river, local boys and girls perform folk dances and sing mandos. It is also a great way to enjoy with family and friends. North Goa cruise tours normally take visitors to places like Marym Lake, Lord Vithala Temple, Vanadevata Temple, Ravalnath Temple, Capital Bardez, Vagator Beach, Anjuna Beach, Calangute Beach and Fort Aguada.
One can enjoy different cruising tours in North Goa like river cruise, dinner cruise, sunset cruise, casino cruise etc.
People flock to North Goa to get an adrenaline rush with the thrill of enjoying water sports. Water sports in North Goa is one of the most popular activities among tourists. One can enjoy a range of water sports in North Goa like snorkelling, scuba diving, jet skiing etc. Due to the wide array of water sports offered in North Goa, it is undoubtedly the adventure capital of India for all the tourists.
The best places to enjoy water sports in North Goa are:
A houseboat stay in North Goa is an excellent activity to sail down the river and indulge in your favorite activities for adding excitement to your trip. A houseboat stay in North Goa is specially designed for nature lovers on the backwaters of Chapora River. Its is a great way to enjoy the river breeze, lush greenery and scenic beauty as you relax in the comforts of this scenic landscape of North Goa.
Some famous houseboat stays in North Goa are offered by:
Scuba diving in Goa is a fun filled activity where you get to explore the depths of underwater beauty and check off another adventure from your bucket list. With scuba diving in North Goa, not only you witness the scintillating marine life but also explore the various wrecks off its coastline including Portuguese Galleons and World War II war vessels. Scuba diving in Goa is a brilliant approach to witness the odyssey of this submerged dream with a varied color pallet, turtles, reef sharks and aquatic plants.
The famous places in North Goa where tourists can enjoy scuba diving are:
The cost of scuba diving in Goa is definitely worth every rupee spent. It is between 3500 to 7000 depends on timing. It’s not only within your budgets, it also makes sure to give you a value-for-money experience.
If one wishes to take a scenic retreat in North Goa, then our best recommendation would be a spice plantation tour. Offering you a rustic stay in the midst of nature while delighting you with authentic Goa cuisine, a spice plantation tour in North Goa is a memorable experience for all the tourists.
Tanshikar Spice farm in Netravali offers modest, cheap and cheerful Indian-style cottages where nature’s sounds will soothe you to sleep and you’ll wake up to the scent of vanilla from the working spice farm nestled in a rainforest. Sahakari Spice farm in Ponda, doesn’t have accommodation but offers a guided tour of its agro-processing facilities for cashewnut and vanilla, and is a great lunch stopover for simple fare served on banana leaves. Similarly, Tropical Spice Plantation is another great location in Ponda which offers tours and serves lunch.
Nightlife in North Goa is all about loud music, bright lights, casinos, delectable foods and many more which creates a vibrant atmosphere.
Attracting tourists like moths to a flame, Goa truly comes alive at night! With a range of experiences to choose from, you can pick things to do in Goa at night which are designed to give you a unique holiday experience.
Some famous night tours in North Goa are:
Eat out in the best restaurants that the beautiful district of North Goa has to offer. From laid-back cafes to seaside shacks and cosy restaurants, North Goa truly has a vibrant dining scene. The food is a mix of Portugese flavours and Indian spices with coconut milk and vinegar as traditional ingredients and a glass of port wine to accompany.
Here are the best places to dive into the culinary delights that North Goa has got to offer:
Goa is a vacationer’s paradise and it would not be justice with the vacation, if you do not splurge your pockets on a little shopping. These days shopping has been termed as one of the therapies for the minds that need to relax. Goa gives you ample of opportunities for the same as there are wonderful markets that are full of various items for the various needs of the people. So, if you are in Goa or a planning your vacation in Goa then you must bring a lot of memories along with you with a little shopping spree.
The best areas for shopping in North Goa are listed below