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Best Places to Visit in Goa in 2019

  • Goa, though carrying a rich colonial past, has attained fame as India’s centre of international tourism. Its present culture still reflects the association to its multi-cultural roots in the form of many churches, temples and synagogues that are located here. However, with the younger crowd, it is renowned as the destination to go to for a fun-filled and partying getaway.

    Attractions:
    For tourists who prefer natural experiences Dudhsagar Falls, Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary and Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary are good options to explore. Goa’s many beaches are places where one can indulge in watersports or simply lounge around in the shacks located there. Basilica of Bom Jesus, Shantadurga temple and Church of St. Francis of Assissi are few of the religious places one can visit while touring Goa

    Activities:
    Water sports and nightlife can be experienced at the beaches. Go on a river cruise, visit the churches and temples, enjoy wildlife and bird watching, and appreciate scenic beauty.

    Places to Stay: Best resorts in Goa

    Type of Destination:
    Beach, pilgrimage, family and kid friendly

    Best time to Visit: October to February

  • 01 Dona Paula Beach

    Image Credit : Dona Paula Beach

    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.




  • 02 Temple of Bodgeshwar

    Image Credit : Temple of Bodgeshwar

    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.



  • 03 Basilica of Bom Jesus

    Image Credit : Basilica of Bom Jesus

    The oldest withstanding Church of Goa, beautifully built under the influence of Portuguese architectural style, is one of the best places to visit in Panjim. The lovely marble floor embellished with valuable stones adds up to the charm of the magnificent church.

    The cathedral of the Church holds the remains of St. Xavier's in a silver casket which is elegantly decorated and, worshiped by his devotees. Famed for its amazing architecture, this ornate structure survived since the 16th century.
    The locals believe the remains are eternal and, have obscure healing powers which in turn makes it one of the most attractive places to see in Panjim.

    Location:
    Old Goa Road, Near Gandhi Circle, Goa 403402, India

    Timings: 
    All days of the week except Sunday (9:00 AM - 6:30 PM)
                   Sunday (10:30 AM - 6:30 PM)

    Entry Fees:
    Free

    Distance from Panjim Bus Stand:
    Approximately 11 km



  • 04 Fort Aguada

    Image Credit : Fort Aguada

     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.



  • 05 Se Cathedral Church

    Image Credit : Se Cathedral Church

    One of the most striking churches in India is the “Se Cathedral” located in the Southern part of Goa. This magnificent church exhibits excellent artistry of the Portuguese-Manueline style with beautifully arched interior and an impressive courtyard. Previously, the cathedral had two towers but one of them collapsed in late 17th Century and was never rebuilt.

    This cathedral is dedicated to St.Catherine, who belonged to Alexandria and there are six panels where her life scenes are beautifully carved. The most prominent feature of this cathedral is the huge “golden bell” which is one of the best bells in the world. This 250 feet high cathedral is a frequented spot and is visited by the tourists as well as locals. The tranquility and serene aura of the cathedral makes it a must visit spot in the list of places to visit in South Goa.

    Location: 
    Velha, Goa 403402

    Timings: 
    7:00 AM - 6:30 PM

    Entry Fee: 
    Free 



  • 06 Shantadurga Temple

    Image Credit : Shantadurga Temple

    “Pious Aura” this is what you will witness at this magnificent temple situated at the foot of Kavlem village in Ponda Taluka. This temple is devoted to goddess “Shantadurga” who is worshiped as the “Goddess of Peace” and, it is one of the most prominent and, large temples in entire Goa.

    The divine shrine was initially situated at, Cavelossim but during the demolition period of the Portuguese in the mid 15th century, the celestial being was relocated to Kavlem. The vibrant combination of the maroon, white and peach give the temple an enchanting old-charm look.

    Apart from these, Nayan Manohar Deepstambh is another point of attraction which is beautifully lit during the festivals and at that time, the beauty has no boundaries.

    Location: 
    Kapileswari - Kavlem Rd, Donshiwado, Ponda, Goa 403401

    Timings: 
    5:00 AM - 10:00  PM

    Entry Fee:
    Free



  • 07 The Church of Mae De Deus

    Image Credit : The Church of Mae De Deus

    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!



  • 08 Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary

    Image Credit : Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary

    Sitting, right in the middle of the hillock this mighty church has three shrines of Mary, Our Lady of the Rosary and, Crucifixion of Jesus. Being the first church to built-in Goa it holds utmost significance in its tourism and, adding up to the most attractive places to visit in Panjim.

    Previously, it was just a chapel in the early 15th century but, with time and tide, the chapel went through many transformations and, led to this massive structure which is elegantly built with influences of several architectural styles.

    Location:
     North-Eastern Side of Central Square, Panjim 403001, India

    Timings: 
    All days 10 AM - 12:30 PM and 4 PM - 5:30 PM

    Entry Fees: 
    Free

    Distance from Panjim Bus Stand: 
    Approximately 1.6 km away.



  • 09 Casino Royale Goa

    Image Credit :  Casino Royale Goa

    This place will “blow your mind” as here casino floats on water. Deltin has modern and classy casinos which are undoubtedly the most happening ones. There are numerous floors sprawling over an area of 40,000 square feet with various sections to keep people engaged of all ages. With 123 gaming tables here, you can play all sorts of gambling games be it Poker, Teen Patti, Black Jack, and many more variants.

    While you enjoy the gambling, you can also savor exclusive liquors at the whiskey lounge with amazing hand-rolled cigars. The casino provides all the top-notch amenities and, is the ace in the field of the casinos. Undoubtedly it is one of the most happening places to visit in Panjim.
    One can also relax in VIP gaming suites where one can stay as well as play. The highlighting feature of the casino is that it is the only place with a dedicated poker room.

    Location: 
    Noah's Ark, RND Jetty, Dayanand Bandodkar Road, Panaji, Goa 403001

    Timings: 
    Open 24 hrs

    Entry Fees: 
    Monday to Thursday    Rs 2500/-   
                        Friday to Sunday
             Rs 3500/-

    Distance from Panjim Bus Stand: 
    Approximately 1.6 km away



  • 10 Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary

    Image Credit : Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary

    This wildlife century came into existence in the year 1999 under the Wildlife Act. The Sanctuary lies on the Western Ghats in the northern part of the Panjim city. Sprawling over an area of 240 sq km, it has rich flora and fauna which attracts the tourists. One can witness bewitching scenic views at this splendid Sanctuary which is the largest protected wildlife. 

    Here at this sanctuary, you can come across numerous variant of animals like Pythons, Cobras, Slender Toris, Jungle Cats, Elephants, avian Birds, and many more rare species. One can even hire a jeep to explore every nook and corner of the diverse sanctuary.

    Location: 
    NH 4A, Caranzol, Goa, 403410, India

    Timings: 
    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    Entry Fee: 
    Rs. 20 per person for Adults
                      Rs. 10 per person for Children
                      Rs 30 per Still Camera
                      Rs 150 per Camcorder



  • 11 St Xavier’s Church

    Image Credit : St Xavier’s Church

    This is one of the most frequented sightseeing places in Goa famed as the prominent landmark for the Catholics. This extrusive church holds the incorrupt body of Saint Francis Xavier and, was built in the year 1605. After a few years of being built in 1622, the body of Saint Xavier was brought here and laid in a glass mausoleum. It is one of the most charming places to visit in South Goa which has showcased modern art in the gallery and, the structure exhibits a jaw-dropping baroque style of architecture.

    The best time to visit Bom Jesus Basilica is December, as in this month you can experience the traditions, cultures and a lot more at Christmas time.

    Location: 
    Off National Highway 4, Velha Goa, Goa 403110

    Timings: 
    9:00 AM - 6:30 PM

    Entry Fee: 
    Free



  • 12 Fort Aguada

    Image Credit : Fort Aguada

    Showcasing the glory of the Portuguese empire this fort stands overlooking the Arabian sea. Built in the early 16th century to keep an eye on the enemies this fort give breathtaking views and, is one of the most majestic places to visit in Panjim.

    The mystifying structure is more than 400 years old and still, its majestic beauty remains intact. It also houses a lighthouse which was built to guide the ships and, another part is the Aguada Jail which is one of the largest jails in Goa.
    The location of the mighty fort is strategic so that it provides great defense from the rivals.

    Location:
    Fort Aguada Rd, Aguada Fort Area, Candolim, Goa 403515

    Timings:
    8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

    Entry Fees:
    Free

    Distance from Panjim Bus Stand:
    Approximately 15 km



  • 13 Goa Archaeological Museum

    Image Credit : Goa Archaeological Museum

    This “Architectural Marvel” showcases the artifacts of the Portuguese rule in India, with eight unique galleries exhibiting different slices of the pre-historic era of Portuguese sways. The most significant of these are deemed to be the paintings of the long-dead Governors and, Administrators of Goa.

    To add up to the amusement of the visitors, the museum also has a remarkable collection of stamps, religious artifacts, and other such hidden gems. This is a perfect place to dig up the history of the Goan culture and styles in the early ages.

    Location: 
    EDC Complex, Patto, Panaji, Goa 403001

    Timings: 
    9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

    Entry Fees: 
    Only Rs 5/- per person

    Distance from Panjim Bus Stand: 
    Approximately 9 km



  • 14 Naval Aviation Museum

    Image Credit : Naval Aviation Museum

    Get awestruck by the amazing collection of The Naval Aviation Museum where you can witness the true essence of Military. This amazing museum is a must visit tourist place in Goa and lies in the vicinity of Vasco da Gama.

    Here, one can see real Helicopters, Aircraft, Fighter Jets and learn about their history. The museum is a combination of two parts, one is the outdoor regions which exhibits the evolution of the Indian Naval Air Arms and, another is the double-storey indoor gallery. The Naval Aviation Museum is the only of its kind in Asia. The outer region is a large park which has 13 aircraft in total namely, Sea Harrier, HAL Chetak, Westland Sea King and many more such decommissioned aircraft.

    Location: 
    Bogmalo Road, Dabolim AP Vasco da Gama, Mormugao, Goa 403806

    Timings:
    Tuesday - Sunday(9:30 AM - 5 PM)
                   Monday(Remains Closed)

    Entry Fee: 
    Rs. 20



  • 15 Casino Pride

    Image Credit : Casino Pride

    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.



  • 16 The Grande Island

    Image Credit : The Grande Island

    “The Grande Island” also known as the Ilha Grande is one of the most amazing discoveries in Goa. The Island is a house of Palm trees, jaw-dropping marine life experiences, and extraordinary sunsets.

    The Island is not only for the adventure buffs but is also a perfect destination for couples looking for a less crowded place with amazing facilities. One can indulge in sight-seeing, snorkeling, sea walk, swimming, and many more aqua activities. The outstanding activity which can be witnessed here is, Scuba diving which gives you a picture of the underwater kingdom making it one the most amazing places to visit in South Goa.

    Apart from these, one will also have instances when they can delve in dolphin sighting which is an amazing experience and cannot be experienced everywhere.



  • 17 Anjuna Market

    Image Credit : Anjuna Market

    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.



  • 18 Se Cathedral

    Image Credit : Se Cathedral
    Visiting Goa and missing out on this Church?No Chance. It is one of the most impressive churches in India lying in the Southern segment of Goa. This mighty church showcases mind-boggling artistry of the Portuguese-Manueline style and, is regarded as the only specimen of this kind of architectural style.

    Dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria this is an amazing Church with impressive courtyards and elegantly arched interiors.
    The remarkable feature of this old standing church is the “ huge golden bell” which is one of the most prominent and grand bells in the world.It is a perfect place to experience a blend of tranquility and serenity as it is intermixed in the aura of the Cathedral.

    Location: 
    Velha, Goa 403402

    Timings: 
    7:00 AM - 6:30 PM

    Entry Fees: 
    Free

    Distance from Panjim Bus Stand: 
    Approximately 9.2 km


  • 19 St. Augustin Towers

    Image Credit : St. Augustin Towers

    The historic gem of Goa - “St. Augustin Tower ” is a highly visible belfry from many sites. The sumptuous tower was built in the preceding years of 16th Century by the Augustinian pilgrims who visited Goa, the same time. Previously, there were four such towers but they couldn't withstand the time and got depreciated. Now, only one such tower stands there in the premises of the St. Augustine Church.

    The purpose of this tower was to serve as a turret and, the Church had eight lavishly embellished chapels, four altars and a cloister with numerous cells connected to it.
    The style and designing of this tower are still unknown but it is purely astounding.

    Location: 
    Church of St. Augustine Ruins, Velha Goa, Goa 403402

    Timings: 
    Throughout the day

    Entry Fees: 
    No entry fee

    Distance from Panjim Bus Stand:  
    Approximately 8.4 km



  • 20 Mapusa Market

    Image Credit : Mapusa Market

    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!



  • 21 Johnny Cool

    Image Credit : Johnny Cool

    This place gives a new dimension to the dining style, which is a combination of beach, exotic cuisine, and serene aura. This deadly combination can be experienced at the Johnny Cool Beach Bar which lies on the Dover Beach, famed as one of the most alluring beaches of Goa.

    Here, one can savor mind-blowing Caribbean delicacies with excellent ambiance accompanied by soft jazz music to make every part of your body move on the soothing beats. It is one of the most visited tourist places in South Goa with an unbelievable quality of service.

    Apart from these, one can even enjoy varieties of cocktails, beer and other liquors along the beachside bar. It is undoubtedly the best place to explore in southern Goa and enjoy meals in the relaxing environment coupled with striking sandy beaches.

    Location: 
    Dover Beach, Below Dover Playing Field, Dover, Barbados.



  • 22 Bambolim Beach

    Image Credit : Bambolim Beach

    “Untouched and Unexploited”  are words which perfectly describe this beach. Here, one can indulge in an unusual experience away from the chaotic cities as, it is not at all crowded. The cool sea breeze blended with extraordinary scenic views adorns the elegance of the beach.

    The serenity in the aura of the beach is perfect to rediscover oneself and, refreshes the mind and soul. Endless river, panoramic scenes, and aqua activities can all be witnessed at once at this impressive beach.

    Distance from Panjim Bus Stand:
    Approximately 7.8 km



  • 23 Cabo de Rama Fort

    Image Credit : Cabo de Rama Fort

    This decrypted structure with towers and rustic cannons was claimed by the Portuguese monarchs. It was a well-equipped fort with 21 guns and several military barracks and a chapel but, when the Portuguese left India, the place was abandoned and, later used as the government prison. Now, the fort is housed only by the ruins but is a popular tourist place in South Goa.

    The Fort also has a church of Santo Antonio which is in great condition and still visited by his followers. The mystical atmosphere, steep cliffs, and majestic views make it a frequently visited place. It is a perfect place for you whether you are an adventure buff, photo fanatic or a nature lover.

    Location: 
    Taluka Cabo da Rama, Canacona, Goa 403702

    Timings: 
    9:00 AM - 5:30 AM

    Entry Fee: 
    Free



  • 24 Bicholim

    Bicholim
    Image Credit : Bicholim

    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.



  • 25 Arvalem Waterfalls

    Image Credit : Arvalem Waterfalls

    A soothing and peaceful spot in Goa brings one near to Arvalem waterfalls which is excellent for picnics and outings. Cascading from the height of 50 m (24 ft), Arvalem is one of the top places to visit in North Goa. These falls make a plunge pool at the bottom where one can swim in and relax with cold waters.

    A temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is also settled in the vicinity along with a well-maintained park where one can just sit and observe the deep beauty it possesses. If you plan to visit this waterfalls, try to reach right after the monsoon as the water gushes in the highest amount during the time making it beautiful more than ever.Location: 30 km from Panjim Kadamba Bus stand and 8 km from Bicholim

    Timings:  Every day from 9.00 AM – 6.00 PM

    Entry Fees: No fees.



  • 26 Dudhsagar Falls

    Image Credit : Dudhsagar Falls

    This enticing waterfall magnetizes tourists from different verticals of the world as it has a breathtaking charm which in turn makes it one of the most visited tourist places in South Goa. The literal meaning “ Sea of Milk”, this waterfall is a treat to the eyes. It lies in the proximity of the Panaji city which is about 60 km. The waterfall is located inside the Bhagwan Mahavir wildlife sanctuary and has a height of 1,000 feet. The gushing water sprawling down through the tropical forest gives captivating views.

    If you are an adventure enthusiast then you can even trek to the waterfalls and explore the bewildering paths which lead to it. You can even stay near the waterfall, at the forest guesthouse that is taken care of by the Karnataka Tourism Development Corporation.

    Location: 
    Sonaulim, Goa 403410

    Timings: 
    9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

    Entry Fee: 
    Rs.400/- per person for Jeep drive from Castle Rock to Dudhsagar Falls
                      Rs. 20/- per person
                      Rs.300/- for Still Camera
                      Rs.5000/- for Professional Camera



  • 27 The Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception

    Image Credit : The Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception

    ‘Wow' is the one word that describes the church at first sight. Built-in 16th century, Portuguese style architecture speaks with a blow right here. Leading the main entry is the flight of stairs that rise like a floor above the floor. As the name is, the facade of the church is tarnished in immaculate, sparkling white colour.

    To your surprise, the interiors are decorated in a very calm manner, without any intricate or coloured details as seen in many other pilgrimage centres. Yet, the skills of the craftsmen could be seen at the graceful altar and sub-altar. Again, this location gives you a trivia of Bollywood that used this church as the background of various shots. A must visit a location, this is indeed not to miss tourist places in North Goa.

    Location: Within the main city of Panaji

    Timings: Every day from 9.00 AM – 12.30 PM and 3.30 PM – 7.30 PM

    Entry Fees: None!



  • 28 St. Cajetan Church

    Image Credit : St. Cajetan Church

    Witness the visual retreat at the St. Cajetan Church also known as the “Church of Our Lady of Divine Providence”. The Church exhibits the Corinthian style of architecture which was taken up by the Italian friars, though they were not allowed to work here somehow they managed in Old Goa. Taking a glance at this holy structure it has six Baroque style altars on which you can locate visions of angels.

    The minute you enter this place you can actually feel the purity and, pious environs all around you.
    You can also discover remarkable Italian compositions which extend an intriguing impression of St. Cajetan’s time and, this architectural gem of Corinthian style is a popular tourist place in Panjim.

    Location: 
    Velha Goa, Goa 403402

    Timings: 
    All days of  Week 
                   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Entry Fees: 
    Absolutely Free!

    Distance from Panjim Bus Stand: 
    Approximately 12.5 km



  • 29 Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

    Image Credit : Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

    Exuberant extravaganza of Birds” is what you will find here. Spreading over almost 2 km this bewitching Bird Sanctuary is the smallest wildlife sanctuary with variants of avian fauna and, is one of the most captivating places to visit in Panjim.

    Truly the Paradise for the bird watchers as this place has countless varieties of birds and, to add up to the amusement here, one can also spot crocodiles and jackals.
    Apart for the easily spotted birds here, one can also find coots and pintails which are mainly the winter birds and cannot be seen everywhere.

    The place gives an entirely new dimension to birdwatching as it has a three-storeyed massive building which is built only for this purpose. From here you can take a glance at all the types of birds and, explore the eye-popping flashes with vibrant colors.

    Location:
    Chorao Island, Ilhas, Ribandar, Goa 403006

    Timings:
    6:00 AM- 6:00 PM

    Entry Fees:
    Rs. 10/- for Indians
                        Rs. 100/- for foreigners
                        Rs. 25/- for still camera
                        Rs. 150/- per camcorder

    Distance from Panjim Bus Stand:
    Approximately 4.8 km



  • 30 Tambdi Surla Mahadev Temple

    Image Credit : Tambdi Surla Mahadev Temple

    One of the most notable temples in Goa, which was built in the 12th century, is a Shaivite temple of Lord Shiva. The place is frequently visited by Hindu devotees and has Jain style of construction. It is considered the only specimen of Kadamba-Yadava architectural style in basalt stone preserved and is one of the most spiritual places to visit in South Goa. 

    The temple has a Shiv Ling which is mounted on a pedestal and, has four withstanding pillars embellished with excellent carvings of elephants. Also, there are finely carved sacred lotus flowers and, intricate carvings designed by skilled craftsmen which add up to the charm of the stone ceiling and, the building. The beauty of the temple is at its peak on Mahashivratri.

    Location: 
    Near Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary, Sanguem, Surla, Goa 403406

    Timings: 
    7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    Entry Fee: 
    Free



  • 31 Coco Beach

    Image Credit :  Coco Beach

    Seated in the proximity of Panjim that is just 2 km away this alluring beach is home for various adventure activities. The beach is beautifully laced by the palm trees and here, one can enjoy the beautiful scenes nature has to offer, making it one of the most visited tourist places in Panjim. Boating is another activity which can be done at this beach other than the thrilling aqua sports.One can also, delve in scuba diving and explore the world beneath the land or can savor the thrill in water skiing and gliding.

    Apart from these, there will also be instances when you can witness dolphin sighting which will leave you in awe with the place. It is undoubtedly a picture-perfect beach offering a plethora of paradisiac views.

    Location:
    To Coco Beach Nerul, Goa 403114

    Timings:
    All through the day

    Distance from Panjim Bus Stand:
    Approximately 9.7 km



  • 32 Vainguinim Beach

    Image Credit : Vainguinim Beach

    Known for its silver sand seashore, Vainguinim Beach is an outstanding destination to visit.

    Seeking for solitude? Then this beach is definitely a treasure for you with greenish blue water and exciting marine life. The beach has an array of trees which are housed by variants of birds and, is a part of most frequented tourist places in Panjim.

    Location:
    7 km south of Panaji Center, Panjim, India

    Timings:
    You can visit anytime!

    Distance from Panjim Bus Stand:
    Approximately 9.7 km



  • 33 Pequeno Island

    Image Credit : Pequeno Island

    Commonly called the Bat Island, is located just a kilometer away from the Baina Beach in Vasco da Gama. This is a serene Island with several picturesque views, entailed with rocks and sand.

    It is truly a traveler’s paradise, who is seeking solitude and, unexploited sites with scenic splendors. The crystal clear water with amusing marine life attracts the masses. One can delve in enthralling water sports and experience the waters like never before.

    It is a perfect place where one can go deep inside the pure aura and, witness tranquility. 
    You can also enjoy a campfire and soft soothing songs on the beach.



  • 34 Reis Magos Fort

    Image Credit : Reis Magos Fort

    Seated on the banks of Mandovi this majestic fort serves as a turret.This massive structure has been resized twice just to increase its size for a better view of the entire city. Due to its huge size, it can be seen from any point from the Mandovi river.

    The artistry of the craftsmen is worth-watching as the fort has various jaw-dropping interiors which are beautifully carved.
    Moreover, the view from the fort is just beyond one's imagination with endless waters fused with beautiful displays.

    Location:
    Verem, Bardez, Goa 403114

    Timings:
    Tuesday to Sunday
                    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Entry Fees:
    Rs.  50 per person for Adults.
                        Rs.  25 per person for Students
                        Rs. 10 per person on Sundays and Goa Govt. Holidays

    Distance from Panjim Bus Stand:
    Approximately 7 km



  • 35 Mangueshi Temple

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    One of the largest and most visited temples in Goa, Mangueshi Temple has a sure shot grandeur that charms the devotees even from far away location. Keeping up with the pace of history, the Goan style of architecture comes to live here.

    A unique Deepastambha, which is a 7 storey octagonal lamp tower, is painted white with golden arches and catches the eye of the beholder. When illuminated at night, it's a place not to miss. Indeed, this temple is one of the best tourist places in north Goa and one shall surely drive towards it for paying respect as well as embracing the old architecture.

    Location: 22 km from Panaji

    Timings: Everyday, 6.00 AM to 10.00 PM

    Entry Fees: Rs.0.00!



  • 36 Odxel Beach

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    The Odxel Beach is a small beach with relaxing and positive surroundings. Lying at the center of Dona Paula and Bambolim this beach is a frequent spot by the tourists. Though it is not a good option to swim as there have been instances of underwater currents but it has a peaceful environment.

    It is a perfect place where one can indulge in self-analysis due to the picturesque offerings accompanied by a chapel right next to the beach and, is one of the most attractive places to see in Panjim.

    Location:
    Near the Bainguinim Town, Panjim, India

    Distance from Panjim Bus Stand:
    Approximately 7.7 km



  • 37 Netravali Bubbling Lake

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    The sacred water reservoir, Netravati Bubbling lake is a part of the Gopinath Temple. The astonishing fact about the lake is that it has clean water which keeps on bubbling at different points and bubbles even more if someone starts clapping. The priest who resides there believes that it will create the same bubbling effect if you start enchanting “Om” however, these are just mythological stories and the real fact is it bubbles due to the presence of limestone, carbon dioxide or methane in water. Undoubtedly, it is one of the most interesting places to visit in South Goa.

    It is a great source of bewilderment and has serene environs where one can rediscover oneself. The massive temple has a huge pedestal in the center of the lake and is frequented by the devotees of Shiva. It exhibits an intrinsic style of pillars carved by the Kadamba-Shilahara craftsmen.

    Location: 
    Netravali, Vichundrem, Goa 403704

    Timings:
    8:00 AM - 6:00 PM



  • 38 Miramar Beach

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    "Golden beach” is what this beach is famed for which has an array of alluring palm trees and, is one of the must-see places in Panjim.Lying close to the confluence point of Mandovi river and the Arabian Sea this beach is an amazing place to delve in a relaxing aura. The freshness in the air is just splendid and, one experiencing this can rejuvenate each and every rim of the body.

    Reaching out to the beach and not witnessing a sunset and sunrise is just not fair!
    Here, you can witness the impressive spectrum of hue as the sun sets down.Not only this, but you also indulge in various adventure sports like jet-skiing, water gliding, water skiing and many more to add up to the enchanting experience.

    Location:
    3 km from Panaji Centre | Near Dayanand Bandodkar Marg, Panjim, India

    Timings:
    All days of the week (12:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    Distance from Panjim Bus Stand:
    Approximately 5 km



  • 39 Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary

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    Seated in the Southern part of Goa, Netravali wildlife sanctuary is a tributary of the Zuari river. Nestled with dense forests which remain evergreen throughout the year, this sanctuary is renowned for varieties of animals like Gaur, Ratufa indica, Tetracerus quadricornis, and leopard. Its famous birds are Malayan night heron, Nilgiri wood pigeon, pied hornbill, grey-headed bulbul, white-bellied treepie and a rufous babbler. 

    The best time to visit this place is from October to March and at this time one can easily spot the rare species of flora and fauna like Black Panther, four horned antelope, and colorful butterflies.

    Location: 
    Verlem, Goa 403704

    Timings: 
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Entry Fee: 
    Free



  • 40 Siridao Beach

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    Also known as the Shiridon this beach of North Goa is one of the most mesmerizing places to visit in Panjim. This course sand beach is famed as the “Shell Collectors Beach” lying in the mouth of Zuari river. Taking about shells, here you can find the most unique shells and a wide range of oysters and pearl shells.

    Embellished with rock and sand, at this beach you can also find some mysterious caves.
    To add up to the glam and charm of the Siridao Beach there is also a “Chapel of Jesus of Nazareth” seated at the top of the verdant hillock. The best time to visit this place is from October to March as at this time the beauty of the beach at its peak.

    Location:
    Near Zuari Estuary, Siridao, India

    Distance from Panjim Bus Stand:
    Approximately 9 km



  • 41 Shri Mahalaxmi Temple

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    The Place with high Spiritual importance”- Shri Mahalaxmi temple is situated in the Bandora village. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu’s consort Mahalaxmi and, has a modern structure. As soon as you enter the worship place you will be welcomed by elegant carvings and, a beautifully decorated arch with two elephants.

    The walls of the worship place adorned beautiful paintings and the ceilings will leave you awestruck with alluring antique chandeliers.
    At the time of Mahashivratri, the main idol of Mahalaxmi is taken out from the premises and carried on the shoulders by the devotees.

    Location:
    Situated next to Mushtifund Sansthan Panaji, Dada Vaidya Road, Panaji, Goa 403001

    Timings:
    6:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    Entry Fees:
    Free

    Distance from Panjim Bus Stand:
    Approximately 2 km



  • 42 Down The Road

    Visiting Goa and, not experiencing the nightlife is definitely a crime. Down the Road is one of the most jam-packed pubs in South Goa which serves almost all types of lip-smacking cuisines. The place is well lit and is a picture perfect bar where you can indulge in various blood-tingling experiences as this place is one of the most visited Tourist Places in South Goa. The pub has courteous staff who is always willing to be at your service which makes it one of the Best Places to Visit in South Goa. 

    The best part of this extraordinary pub is that it is not at all overpriced and can be frequently visited with friends and family.

    Location: 
    H. No 99, Old Patto Bridge Rua de Ourém, Panaji, Goa 403001

    Timings:
    11:30 AM - 3:00 AM



  • 43 Goa State Museum

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    Those who love art, history, and culture shall not miss Goa State museum and observe a different set of antiques and an impressive collection of artefacts. Of all museums of Goa, this one exhibits items pertaining to religious expression, history of printing in the state, lottery printing, cultural anthropology, contemporary and Christian art, furniture, sculptures and information on Goa’s struggle for freedom.

    Gallery display is not the only thing you will find but also screenings for students on prior intimation. These screenings display short videos of various cultural, heritage and anthropological facts about Goa.

    Location: Mahatma Gandhi Road, Panaji

    Timings: Monday to Saturday
    , from 10.00 AM to 6.00 PM

    Entry Fees: To your surprise, it's none!




  • 44 Corjuem Fort

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    Even after being one of the smallest forts in Goa, Corjuem fort has made his place in the most visited places in Goa. Surrounded by unusually stunning swathes of Goan culture, this fort survived till 21st century and, is one of the best places to see in Panjim.

    It is one of the most visually appealing tourist places in Panjim with rich historic pieces of evidence. This majestic fort was built for increasing the defense power of the colonists, being square in shape.
    Even after being weathered and deteriorated the fort still stands beautifully and, is a major point of attraction.

    Location:
    Off Aldona-Corjuem Road, Corjuem, Goa 403508

    Timings:
    24 Hrs Open

    Entry Fees:
    Free

    Distance from Panjim Bus Stand:
    Approximately 19 km



  • 45 Bamanbudo Waterfalls

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    Untouched and unexploited are the words which perfectly describe the Bamanbudo Waterfall. One of the most pristine waterfalls lying in the vicinity of Old Goa. This waterfall flows in the backdrop of serene Amba Ghat.

    The waterfall is undoubtedly the picture-perfect spot, with water falling down through the lush green hillock. The sound of the water, freshness in the air and, everything beautiful contributes to the significance of the place. 
    This waterfall is located on the main road and one cannot trek to this splendid destination.

    Location: 
    MDR34, Gordongram, Goa 403702

    Timings: 
    24 Hrs

    Entry Fee: 
    Free



  • 46 Benz Celebrity Wax Museum

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    Doesn't wax museum sound familiar to you? Yes, it is the museum that houses wax structures of various celebrities of national and global. Opened very recently, the museum is being taken care of by well-trained staff and the glittering red and golden entrance attracts all, right from its entry point.  

    Take some time out to see lifelike wax statues of Marvel heroes, Mahatma Gandhi, Narendra Modi, and other Bollywood and Hollywood celebs. One can see the amazing detail work that artists have put into in making these statues and shall pay a visit to observe the efforts they have made so far.

    Location:
    Near Arpora Junction, Calangute

    Timings:
    10.00 AM to 10.00 PM

    Entry Fees:
    Rs. 30 per person.



  • 47 Backwaters of Chapora River

    Experience Goa differently, away from the beaches and party spaces while taking a backwater ride in Chapora river. This ride may make you meet distinct birds and fishes along with the breathtaking sunset and sunrise.

    Coconut and palm trees will be your companion all through the trail and romantic time with your partner can just make the day spellbinding.

    Entry Fees: From a 2-hour boat ride to overnight stay in well-furnished rooms, packages vary accordingly.



  • 48 Curlies

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    What to say about Curlies shack that proudly gains tourists like anything at its service on Anjuna beach. Known for not only its glowing ambience but also the huge space it offers in form of a lounge, garden restaurant, bar, club zone, and open sea view platform.

    Travellers love to visit here for the heart throbbing parties and delicacies they serve with yummy cocktails. Curlies also provide stay options to its guests and water sports activities so you may call it all in one and one for all.

    Location: Very close to Anjuna flea market, you can find Curlies!

    Timings: Everyday 8.30 AM to 2.30 AM, all ready for your breakfast to party time

    Entry Fees: It only wants you to pay for the food and drinks you consume here! No entry fees required.



  • 49 Titos

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    If you ever ask anyone the best party place in Goa, no wonder he will shout out the name ‘Titos'. This place is also known as the one where you can party like crazy, enjoy some drinks and dance the floor till the breath lasts.

    Having more than 1 branch in Goa, Titos is rushing the minds with Bollywood disco, original classic style, cool lounging place and delicious food one just imagines. Tito’s clubs get a good number of guests and hence it remains full almost all the time of the year. So pick up the scooter and ride towards the party place, dance the floor hard and make your nightlife rocking.

    Entry Fees: It only wants you to pay for the food and drinks you consume here! No entry fees required.

    Location: Titos original at Baga Calangute, Titos Bollywood at Santa Vaddo and Titos club at Calangute.




  • 50 Basilica of Bom Jesus

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    A world heritage monument and a UNESCO recognized the site, the facade of the church is quite dull and rusty in its first look giving a very different impression at first. Despite its rustic look, the church is famous as the relics of Saint Xavier was enshrined here long back. Moreover, its art, architecture and historical touch make it unique in another manner.

    The contrasting interiors is a worth to look at, having the marbled floor, precious stones, gorgeous silver statue, carved and gilded columns and old paintings which will all make one go awestruck. This place is undoubtedly topmost places to visit in North Goa and a place that ought not to be missed at any cost.

    Location: 10 km east of Panaji at Bainguinim

    Timings: 10.30 AM to 6.30 AM, every day

    Entry Fees: free of cost.



  • 51 Mandrem Beach

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    Mandrem Beach is well known for its white sand and lines of palm trees that line the shoreline and pulls in an expansive number of visitors which is  quite peculiar, being one of the slightest populated beaches in Goa. Individuals, local people and vacationers travel from great distances from abroad and nationally just to appreciate the peace, calm and excellence of this beach. The water has the ideal temperature which makes it utterly cheerful to lie in the sun. it is a must visit place in Goa.

    Being a remote beach, you would not find many five star resorts and restaurants here. But there are some popular places like The Mandrem Beach Resort, Cuba Retreat Mandrem, Dunes Holiday Village, La Cabana Beach and Spa etc. Many popular Bollywood celebrities have been spotted at this pristine beach.

    Location: 
    Pernem Taluka, Mandrem Beach, North Goa

    Distance from Panjim Bus Stand:
    Approximate 20 km



  • 52 Hollant Beach

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    Head to the Hollant Beach in Goa to witness a sunrise which you will remember for a lifetime. This beach is particularly known for its serenity and landscape and not to be missed when travelling to Goa. Hollant Beach offers wonderful perspectives including the popular southern shorelines of Goa, alongside the foothills of the Western Ghats.

    The shoreline looks much all the more enchanting amid the high tide, when the ocean water ascends to converge into the crisp waters of an adjacent stream. Hollant Beach is additionally an incredible place to go swimming, as it remains relatively calm without any dangerous currents. For romantic souls, the beach is an idyllic setting enchanting everyone.

    • Water Sports: Kayaking

    • Nightlife: There not many popular night clubs here but you can enjoy at the famous beach resorts located at the Hollant Beach.

    • Location : Hollant Beach, South Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: Hollant Beach is located at a distance of 27 kilometers from Panaji.

    • How to reach from Panaji: The beach is connected via road and one can travel here with their own vehicle as no buses ply to there.



  • 53 Calangute Beach

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    Deserving every reason to be called the ‘Queen of Beaches’ in Goa, Calangute Beach is a paradise for nature lovers holding the spectacular beauty and charm. The beach reflects the unique Goan culture with a glorious view of the landscape serving as a perfect retreat for visitors. Here you can find the effervescent markets selling everything from beer, trinkets to pawns. It is also the biggest beach of North Goa and ideal for witnessing the beauty of palm and coconut trees against the locale of the magnificent Arabian Sea.

    This beach is often crowded with people swelling towards the sea, lazing around, taking sunbath and children making sand castles. Another spectacular features of Calangute Beach is its sunsets and sunrise.

    • Water Sports: Parasailing, Speed Boat Rides, Water Skiing, Water Scooter, Jet Skiing, Banana Ride, Wind surfing etc.

    • Nightlife: Cantare, Revolution Pub, Club Antoos

    • Location: Calangute Beach, North Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: The Calangute Beach is 16 kilometers away from the city of Panaji.

    • How to reach from Panaji:  There is a regular bus service which runs from Panaji to the Calangute Beach. If one is driving then it takes half an hour to forty minutes to cover the distance.



  • 54 Baga Beach

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    Baga Beach in Goa looks as though it has come straight out of a work of art. Lofty white waves hurrying to wipe out the prints of feet left by you on the white sand while the breeze keeps on playing with the palm trees is a sight to behold at this majestic beach in Goa.

    It is a decent place to appreciate some moments and abide in a serene consideration with oneself. It is counted as one of the best beaches in Goa where you can see wonderful sunsets and at the same time appreciate the cool morning breeze. The shacks become animated in the late night with music impacting and astounding client service at the party places in Baga Beach. It is also a center point to experience daring water sports and famed for drawing in a huge number of sightseers every year.

    • Water Sports: Banana Ride, Dolphin Trip, Water scooter, windsurfing, Jet skiing, Motor boat ride, scuba diving etc.

    • Nightlife: Club Tito’s, Cavala, Britto’s, Zanzibar etc

    • Location: Baga Beach, North Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: From Panaji the Baga Beach is located 19 kilometers away.

    • How to reach from Panaji: The Baga beach is just half an hour drive away from Panaji and 15 minutes from Mapusa. There are frequent buses available to Baga from Mapusa and Panaji throughout the day and the journey takes about half an hour from Panaji.



  • 55 Candolim Beach

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    This beach has won the hearts of tourists for its tranquil ambience, adventure sports and other amusement options. The enchanting Candolim Beach is particularly famous for its nightlife which ensures fun and some crazy moments to remember for a lifetime. Interesting adventure sports, spellbinding scenery and a unique festivity makes Candolim Beach one of the best beaches in Goa. The Sunburn Festival is held here for three days every year attracting hordes of tourists. Also, the water activities at Candolim Beach are must try to get the adrenaline rush with adventure.

    This beach is the perfect place for all the individuals who search for restoration, fun and quietness. Its peaceful and serene air enchants numerous voyagers. On the highest point of it, when you come to realize that it's a home to a lot of water sports and different exercises, at that point you'll wish to never go back home.

    • Water Sports: Banana Ride, Dolphin Sighting Trip, Jet Skiing, Speed Boat Rides, Water Scooter etc.

    • Nightlife: Club LPK-Love Passion and Karma, SinQ, Drift Bar, Pharaos etc.

    • Location: Candolim Beach, Bardez Taluka, North Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: This beach is located at a distance of 14 kilometers from Panaji.

    • How to reach from Panaji: The best way to reach Candolim Beach from Panaji is via a bus or your private car. There is no air or rail connectivity between Candolim Beach and Panaji.



  • 56 Morjim Beach

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    Nestled in the midst of lush green surroundings, Morjim Beach is a delight that will leave you refreshed with its calm and serene ambience. If one is a fan of bird watching, Morjim Beach is one of the best beaches in Goa to spot several species like the Sand Plover, Bay-backed Shrike, Quill, Turnstones, Cuckoo, Kingfisher and Sandpipers can be seen in natural surroundings. Dolphin Sighting is another activity which you can indulge in at the Morjim Beach.

    This place is also famous for being a nestling place of Olive Ridley Turtles. Lately, Morjim Beach has earned the label as ‘Little Russia’ due to the large population of Russians here.  A lot of private beach sun beds, coco palms, Russian sports bar and beach touching restaurants can be found here.


    • Water Sports: Dolphin Watching, Swimming. There is not much of adventure sports here due to habitation of water animals.

    • Nightlife: Club Fresh, Bora Bora, Marbela Beach Resort

    • Location: Morjim Beach, Pernem, North Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: Approximate driving distance between Morjim Beach and Panjim is 27 kilometers.

    • How to reach from Panaji: There is a daily bus service available from Panaji to the Morjim Beach. You can also opt to drive by yourself via your own vehicle.

    • Other Stays: Check out some other resorts in north Goa.



  • 57 Anjuna Beach

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    Situated on the west coast of Goa by the Arabian Sea, Anjuna Beach is one of the best beaches in Goa. The hippies were the first people to come here in the 1950s and since then Anjuna Beach is a hotspot in Goa for local and international tourists. Anjuna Beach grows on you as you take a stroll along the glowing white sands and enjoy the sight of gently swaying palms in front of you. This beach is also famous for its Wednesday Flea Markets where you can shop for souvenirs, sarongs, traditional handicrafts etc.

    • Water Sports: Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Paragliding, Windsurfing, Bungee Jumping, Banana Ride, Dolphin sighting trip, Go karting, Water scooter, Water skiing etc.

    • Nightlife: Curlies, Purple Martini, Café Lilliput, Shiva Valley and UV Bar are popular spots for enjoying nightlife at Anjuna Beach.

    • Location : Anjuna Beach, North Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: Anjuna Beach is at a distance of 21.5 kilometers from Panaji.

    How to reach from Panaji: There are buses available every hour if you wish to travel to Anjuna Beach from Panaji via Mapusa. Motorcycle taxis and auto rickshaws are also available from Mapusa.  The nearest railway station is at Karmali 11 km away from Panaji and 29 km from Anjuna.


  • 58 Arambol Beach

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    If you are wishing to spend some moments in solitude appreciating the exquisiteness of a pristine coastline, then Arambol Beach is the perfect place to be in Goa. It is relatively unexploited by tourists and perfect spot for going to enjoy a day in sun with your folks. Also known as Harmal Beach, the place is a heaven for those searching for some quietness and solitude. The shoreline has  a long sandy extend with soft white sands. The beach is considered most favorite for some long-staying budget travelers.

    One of the popular activities here is dolphin sighting organized by local fishermen. Along the coast, tourists can find a few shops sell clothes, junk jewelry and handicrafts from Goa and other parts of the country.

    • Water Sports: Paragliding and Dolphin Watching

    • Nightlife: Cockstown, Friend’s Pub, Blue Diamond etc

    • Location : Arambol Beach, North Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: The distance between Arambol Beach and Panaji is 35 kilometers.

    • How to reach from Panaji: There are buses available from between Panaji to Arambol every thirty minutes until noon, and every ninety minutes thereafter and between Mapusa and Arambol which takes three hours. The nearest bus stand is a 2km walk away from the beach.



  • 59 Vagator Beach

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    Vagator Beach is one of the best beaches in Goa which provide a wholesome escapade offering everything like sightseeing, water sports, shopping and tranquility. The beach is mostly famous among Westerners and a permanent residence for many of them. Vagator Beach is the place that enchants people of all ages. This charming beach is the perfect destination to appreciate the company of sand, sun & sea. The sunsets are particularly beautiful witnessed from the Vagator Beach. It is also quite famous and popular beach in north Goa.

    Vagator resort offers a lot of shacks and restaurants where you can take a snack and try the wonderful appetizing dishes of local cuisine. The local art, music and nightlife defines the aura of this amazing beach. The coastline is stacked up with several stalls who sell books, apparels, handicrafts, trinkets, and other food items like soft drinks, snacks, sea food, etc.

    • Water Sports: Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Dolphin Sighting

    • Nightlife: Mezcal, Mango Tree, Disco Valley, Tin Tin Bar, The Alcove

    • Location : Vagator Beach, Bardez Taluka, North Goa

    • Distance from Panaji:  The distance between Vagator Beach and Panaji is about 20 kilometers.

    • How to reach from Panaji: Vagator Beach is connected to Panaji through Mapusa and Calangute. You can easily catch a bus or drive by yourself to reach the Vagator Beach.



  • 60 Palolem Beach

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    Palolem Beach is probably one of the most gorgeous beaches of South Goa and generally famous among foreign tourists who flock here often. The tranquil surroundings makes an ecstatic setting for indulging in an occasional stroll or just appreciate this amazing landscape. The beach remains packed with shacks, hawkers, restaurants, and eating outlets occupying the one mile long shore in crescent shape.

    Dolphins are also sighted here, so just keep your fingers crossed to witness this spectacular mammal playing amidst the blue waves of Arabian Sea.

    Quick Fact: The famous Matt Damon’s movie The Bourne Supremacy had some scenes filmed at this beautiful beach.

    • Water Sports: Wind surfing, Banana Ride, Dolphin Sighting Trip, Water scooter, Paragliding, kayaking, paddling etc.

    • Nightlife: Silent Noise, Found Things, Neptune’s Point etc

    • Location: Palolem Beach is situated in Canacona in South Goa.

    • Distance from Panaji: The Palolem Beach is located at a distance of 70 kilometers from the city of Panaji.

    • How to reach from Panaji: You can either take a bus or travel via your own car from Panaji to Palolem Beach. The closest train station is Canacona Rail Junction which connects the place to the city of Panaji.



  • 61 Bogmalo Beach

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    Nestled amidst the coconut palms and fishing villages, this sea side is a definitive destination to enjoy lovely moments with friends or family members. It's an excellent place to enjoy a long stroll with your friends and family or a plunge in the Arabian Sea. Bogmalo is also famous for its nightlife and luxury accommodations which make it a strong contender to be one of the best beaches in Goa.

    Aside from water sports and other intriguing activities, there are various top of the line shops that are known for exquisite handicrafts. This shoreline is an ideal mix of clamor and peacefulness, spotted with basic magnificence where one can feel loose and lose every one of the stresses in the wake of getting the beautiful view.

    • Water Sports:  Swimming, Diving, Windsurfing, Parasailing, Jet-skiing etc.

    • Nightlife: Full Moon Bar, Gazebo, Sunset Bar, Ruby Bar, Lobby Label etc.

    • Location: Bogmalo Beach, South Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: The distance between Bogmalo Beach and Panaji is about 30 kilometers.

    • How to reach from Panaji: Buses are available from Panaji at regular intervals. If one wishes, they opt for self driving or hiring a cab from Panaji.



  • 62 Chapora Beach

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    The wonderful Chapora beach in North Goa is an ideal spot for the leisure lovers and peace searchers. Catching the fishes with an astounding perspective of the lovely nightfall ahead is truly an alleviating background which you can witness at the Chapora Beach. One of the most important landmarks of Portuguese era, the Chapora Fort is located on the stretch of this beach.

    It remains one of the most crowded beaches of Goa flocked with tourists looking for a calm stroll on the sand, sunbathing or enjoy the warm currents at the shore. Hungry tourists can find a number of restaurants and beach cafes near the Chapora beach that serve some flavorsome seafood and drinks.

    •  Water Sports: Fishing, jet skiing, wind surfing, para gliding, ringo rides, para sailing, crocodile spotting at certain pre- defined locations and dolphin watching

    • Nightlife: Sunita Bar, The 9 Bar, Camlin Bar And Restaurant, Sunset Bar And Restaurant, Big Chill Goa, Ferns Bar And Restaurant, Mango Tree Bar And Restaurant, Siddheshwar Darbar Bar And Restaurant, Green Bar And Restaurant, Nyan Bar, Disco Valley, 9 Bar, Helinda Bar And Restaurant

    • Location : Chapora Beach, North Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: It is located at a distance of 21.1 km from Panaji. 

    • How to reach from Panaji: The nearest railway station is at Karmali, just 11 km away from Panaji. From Panaji you can hire car or taxi to reach Chapora.



  • 63 Majorda Beach

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    Majorda Beach in Goa attracts tourists for its idyllic and pleasant ambience. The landscape at Majorda Beach is accentuated by turquoise water, blue sky, soft sand, lush greenery and swaying palms against the golden sands which will leave you searching for words to explain your ecstasy. It doesn’t matter if you wish to have a quiet stroll, sit with a book by the beach or feel to get the adrenaline rush with water sports, Majorda Beach is a complete package.  

    The great range of restaurants and stalls here will delight with lip smacking dishes prepared in Goan cuisine and you can enjoy drinks and snacks at the beach shacks. In a nutshell, the place is very tranquil and it takes voyagers to the universe of unwinding, peace and attracts a huge number of vacationers to this paradise.

    • Water Sports:  surfing, skiing, snorkeling, Paragliding, parasailing, banana ride, etc.

    • Nightlife: Martin’s Corner, Lourdes Bar, Aquamarine, Miranda, Monsoon Bar, Seashell, Blue Waves

    • Location : Majorda Beach, South Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: Majorda Beach is at a distance of 30 kilometers from Panaji.

    • How to reach from Panaji: Public bus transport connects Majorda Beach with the City of Panaji Buses are running frequently and you can also go via your private transportation.



  • 64 Betalbatim Beach

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    Popularly known as the Sunset Beach of Goa, this place is your destination for witnessing the most enchanting sunset you will ever see. The clean sands and beautiful surroundings make an immaculate landscape worth visiting. Contrasting with most beaches in Goa surrounded by palm trees, Betalbatim Beach is has a number of pine trees along the shoreline. Due to a number of lovebirds flocking here, it has also earned the nomenclature of being called Lover's Beach.

    The beach is a preferred picnic spot among families and doesn’t have a lot of commercial activity going on contributing to the relaxed ambience. The shacks dotting the beach offer delicious Goan cuisine along with Italian and Continental dishes. Dolphin sighting is one of the most sought after activities at the Betalbatim Beach.

    • Water Sports: Water Skiing

    • Location:  Betalbatim Beach, between Majorda and Colva, in the Salcete sub District of South Goa.

    • Distance from Panaji: Betalbatim Beach is at a distance of 31.7 kilometers from Panaji.



  • 65 Butterfly Beach

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    This relatively unexploited beach is becoming a buzzing tourist spot in Goa. The place occupies a tiny semicircular bay on the high northern end of Palolem beach and the most astounding feature is that you can spot millions of butterflies flying over the hilltop blossoms. The golden sands against the warm blue water create postcard perfect location with palm trees and scores of butterflies.

    This spectacular beach is a well known site to spot some playful dolphins, crabs and goldfish. Here at the Butterfly Beach you will have a stunning opportunity to observe amazingly lovely and the most otherworldly nightfall you could just find in your life.

    • Water Sports: Boat Riding, Canoe Riding

    • Nightlife: This beach is not very crowded and there aren’t much of human establishments here. However there are often rave parties organized at the Butterfly Beach.

    • Location : Butterfly Beach, South to Vasco City,

    • Distance from Panaji: Butterfly Beach is located at a distance of about 70 kilometers from Panaji.

    • How to reach from Panaji: There is no access to this beach by road as it situated amidst heavy forests. If you wish to reach Butterfly beach, you may hire a cab or take a bus up to the Palolem beach from Panaji. From the Palolem beach, short boat ride will get you to the Butterfly Island.


  • 66 Querim Beach

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    This disconnected beach draws in less guests, and in this manner less hawkers than most Goa shorelines. On the off chance that you long for a void shoreline with pleasant scene, this is the place for you. Dotted with historical structures, this beach is found quite recently north of Arambol beach which is popular among the hippies and Russians.

    It is one of the most tranquil beaches and ideal for unwinding as it is still obscure to the world and is separated without any vacationers. This beach is also the spot where Terekhol River joins the ocean. Barely any rough outcrops and columns of pine trees finish the scene of this place. You can spend your day under a shady tree watching the waves slamming on the shore and drinking coconut water at Querim Beach on your vacation.

    • Water Sports: Paragliding is a popular water sport here. Swimming is not advisable at Querim Beach.

    • Nightlife: Here you can find some entertainment at night on the beach shacks.

    • Location : Querim Beach, North Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: Querim Beach is located at a distance of 50 kilometers from Panaji.

    • How to reach from Panaji: Querim Beach is well connected via bus from Panaji. You can drive by yourself to reach the Querim Beach by your own vehicle.



  • 67 Cansaulim Beach

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    Unwind here on ocean – side early morning and night to appreciate the excellent picturesque beauty. The shoreline is amazingly spotless and clean with brilliant gold sands. It is less swarmed and not an exceptionally prominent beach in Goa still nature presents probably the most wonderful scenes here. Tourists can find perpetually some incredible place for strolls and for swimming at Cansaulim Beach.

    In contrast to different resorts of this region, Cansaulim Beach resort pulls in for the most part those travelers who lean toward unwinding very peaceful retreats far from uproarious urban areas and teeming spots of amusement. Some popular places where you can enjoy some local shopping at Cansaulim Beach are Many Emporium, Nagoa market and Queen Nagar Market.

    • Water Sports: Windsurfing, catamarans, diving, fishing, parasailing, jet – skiing and windsurfing

    • Location: Cansaulim Beach, South Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: It is located at a distance of 26.6 km from Panaji. 

    • How to reach from Panaji: There are no local buses that ply here. We suggest you to arrange your own private transportation like car or bike to travel from Panaji to Cansaulim Beach. You may also find a little difficult to reach Cansaulim Beach because it falls a bit away from the main road (The National Highway). The best way to reach this beach is by a scooter or motors bike.



  • 68 Colva Beach

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    It is one of the most popular beaches in South Goa and attracts a lot of Indian visitors. The beach is an ideal destination to enjoy a range of activities from sunbathing, water sports to other leisure activities. Adventure freaks particularly flock here to get the adrenaline rush with adventure sports. You can find many shacks here selling street food and drinks to satiate your hunger.

    The Colva Beach is also a famous shopping destination where you can explore some colorful clothes, jewelry and other fashion accessories. Colva Beach is popular for its nightlife with happening late night spots becoming the most preferred party places in Goa for young party goers.
    • Water Sports:  water scooter rides, jet skiing, speed boat rides, snorkeling, swimming, banana boat rides, motorboat rides

    • Nightlife: Temptations, The Alcove, Ziggy’s and Johnny Cool’s 

    • Location : Colva Beach, Salcete , South Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: Colva Beach is located at a distance of 33.5 kilometers from Panaji.

    • How to reach from Panaji: The best way to commute within Goa is through a rental vehicle such as a scooter or motor cycles. You can also travel by local transportation such as taxi or auto-rickshaw. On reaching the destination, exploration on foot is the best option.


  • 69 Talpona Beach

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    This beach is popular among tourists looking for an isolated and quiet location to enjoy the beautiful coastline against the magnificent Arabian Sea. The sea is relatively calm and quiet here and one can easily enjoy a day with their thoughts. The Talpona beach has small sand dunes and is not visited much by tourists. The peaceful beach is also a resting ground of many birds.

    Talpona Beach is one of the most far-flung beaches of Goa. The beach of Talpona is covered with pure sand of a golden color and framed with palm trees and pine groves. Galgibaga Beach is one of the nearest beaches to this location.

    • Water Sports: No water sports activities are available at this beach.

    • Location : Talpona Beach, Canacona, South Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: It is located at a distance of 76.4 km from Panaji.

    • How to reach from Panaji: Panaji is connected to Talpona Beach via Palolem Beach. From Palolem Beach tourists can take an auto/cab or take a rented vehicle to reach Talpona Beach



  • 70 Galgibaga Beach

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    Galgibaga is perfectly defined as an ideally serene shoreline, still perfect bordered by casuarinas that influence carefully in the lilting ocean breeze. The beach is known for being one of the serene nesting places of the famous olive ridley turtle. With silvery sands, clear water and rows after rows of coconut and pine trees, the turtles love this beach and so will you.This shoreline has a town group that are mostly peace-adoring fisherfolk and an interaction with them help you appreciate more of village life in Goa.

    The ocean is their riches and before the beginning of the fishing season, they offer their sincere prayers in love of the sea gods they believe in. The Galgibaga beach is one of the most tranquil locations in Goa and offers a perfect space for the solitary visitor.

    • Water Sports: No water sports activities are available at this beach.

    • Location : Galgibaga Beach, Canacona, South Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: It is located at a distance of 84.1 km from Panaji. 

    • How to reach from Panaji: From Panaji you need to travel south along National Highway in the Canacona sub district, take a right after passing the village of Poinguinim and then follow this road until you reach the beach.



  • 71 Ozran Beach

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    Ozran shoreline is a standout amongst the most picturesque Goan Beaches. This beach is particularly a hotspot for foreign sightseers and boasts of a postcard perfect view of the coastline. Because of its confined area, frequently voyagers come here to make an escape from the whole murmur drum around them and go back revived and upbeat.

    This secluded beach is an extension of the famous Vagator Beach. The rocky beach is an ideal spot for picnics where you can enjoy the scenic beauty under the shade of palm trees. Here you can enjoy the sunsets as the sky turns golden from the sundecks outside the beach shacks. Tourists also engage in sports like volleyball and football at the beach. One of the attractions on this beach is the rock sculpture which people popularly call the Shiva Face which was carved by one of the tourists.

    • Water Sports:  Water scooters, Banana boat rides, Swimming, Fishing

    • Nightlife: Mezcal, Mango Tree, Disco Valley, Tin Tin Bar, The Alcove

    • Location : Ozran Beach, Bardez, North Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: It is located at a distance of 20 km from Panaji. 

    • How to reach from Panaji: Ozran Beach which is more or less a part of Vagator Beach is connected to Panaji through Mapusa and Calangute. You can easily catch a bus or drive by yourself to reach the Vagator Beach and then visit the Ozran Beach.



  • 72 Varca Beach

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    Varca Beach is fundamentally acclaimed for its incredible environment of quietness and placidness. The Varca Beach in Goa is known to its delicate white sands and its cleanliness. It is one of the cleanest shorelines in Goa that enables the travelers to invest some energy in solitude. Moreover, the beach has various beach shacks where vacationers can appreciate the wide assortment of treats, including sea food in traditional cuisines.

    Some interesting activities you can partake in at the Varca Beach include the boat trips to watch the rare species of dolphins, more known as Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin on the river Sal. These trips also offer the most brilliant vistas of sunset, best if you are looking to go on a romantic date.

    • Water Sports: water-skiing, windsurfing, jet skiing, parasailing, boating, diving, banana boating, fishing.

    • Nightlife: Atrium Bar, Blue Lagoon, Sunset Bar, Tangerine Island Bar, Sol Bar

    • Location: Varca Beach, South Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: Varca Beach is located at a distance of 38.8 kilometers from Panaji

    • How to reach from Panaji: Buses are available from Panaji to Varca Beach. People also arrange a private taxi or go via their own vehicle. The nearest railway station is Madgaon about 10 kilometers away from where buses, rickshaws and taxis are available.



  • 73 Agonda Beach

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    Agonda Beach in Goa is ideal for individuals searching for an energizing time in the water. The cool wind and warm summer sun help you alleviate the anxieties brought by the everyday routine. This shoreline is long and desolate, bordered with palms and casuarinas and overwhelmed by an expansive slope toward the south. In the event that you are searching for some tranquil minutes, Agonda Beach is the place to be.

    Some tourists also prefer to bring a tent and set an overnight camp for getting a real thrill of living by the sea. If you are fan of seafood you will be able to enjoy some mouth watering dishes available at nearby restaurants. Due to the strong undercurrents, we advise you to abstain from indulging in swimming at Agonda Beach.

    • Water Sports: Surfing, Water Skiing, Swimming

    • Nightlife: Duck & Chill

    • Location : Agonda Beach, Agonda, South Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: It is located at a distance of 70 km from Panaji. 

    • How to reach from Panaji: One can easily go via a bus from Panaji to Agonda Beach. Private cabs/taxis are also available, otherwise you can also take your own vehicle and drive to Agonda Beach.



  • 74 Sinquerim Beach

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    The scintillating Sinquerim Beach is an excellent shoreline that has a fabulous extend of sand. It is situated at the north of the well known shorelines like Baga, Calangute and Candolim. It is a perfect place for swimming and one ought not to miss going to this shoreline when vacationing in Goa to enjoy the beach activities.

    The beach is mostly popular among up market tourists and you will find some of the most amazing nightclubs in Goa here. Many music festivals are also hosted here. Apart from a number of restaurants that satiate your hunger with food, Sinquerim Beach is also known to satiate your appetite for adventure with a number of water sports.

    • Water Sports: Windsurfing, Jet skiing, Water Skiing ,Dolphin sighting, Paragliding and scuba diving 

    • Nightlife: Sinq , Love Passion Karma

    • Location : Sinquerim Beach, North Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: It is located at a distance of 14.1 km from Panaji. 

    • How to reach from Panaji: There are frequent buses available from Panaji. Private transport such as cabs, auto rickshaws are also available as a mode of transportation.



  • 75 Polem Beach

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    This is the last beach along the Goan coastline and perfectly suited for tourists who are planning to have a complete privacy and relaxation in the easiest on the pocket conditions. Polem Beach is ideal for a laid back retreat on the deserted sands with a breathtaking view to behold.

    Sunbathing and swimming in the warm blue waters are the most popular activities for tourists here. Polem Beach is for the most part an isolated beach, so there is a gigantic probability that aside from anglers you won't meet anybody and be the just a single guest at the incredible and calm resort. In any case, in a couple of shacks which you will effectively discover new fish dishes, sodas and diverse refreshments.

    • Water Sports: Kayaking, Paddling, Dolphin Rides, Water Scooters

    • Nightlife: Cafe Del Mar Cocktails & Dreams Euphoria Multicuisine Veg Restaurant & Juice/Cocktail Bar

    • Location : Polem Beach, Canacona, South Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: Polem Beach is located at a distance of 92 kilometers from Panaji.

    • How to reach from Panaji:  You can reach Polem Beach resort in Goa by municipal buses from Panaji to reach the Polem Beach.



  • 76 Kakolem Beach

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    Get away from the hustle and bustle of crowded places to the secluded and beautiful Kakolem Beach in Goa. Also called the Tiger Beach, Kakolem Beach is one of the most remote and truly natural beaches in whole Goa. One of the least crowded beaches of Goa where you can relax completely. It is often claimed that this beach is a secret place to shoot tigers but in reality no one can say that they have ever really spotted the King of the jungle here.

    The beach is mostly lonely and deserted and there isn’t much activity going around, however the beach is an awesome spot for adventure lovers and explorers. The entire beach has only one accommodation for tourists. The stunningly wonderful, fantastical view opens eye of everybody who is comes here. From the rock, which is set ideally one the Beach, a cool stream flows down to the sea. This beautiful beach will be a perfect place for the newly married couple for honeymoons.

    • Water Sports: Speed Boat Ride

    • Nightlife: The beach doesn’t have much to offer when it comes to nightlife because of its isolated location.

    • Location : Kakolem Beach, South Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: Kakolem Beach is located at a distance of 60 kilometers from the city of Panaji.

    • How to reach from Panaji:  There is no proper road and only a small path off the main road leads to the beach. There are no buses that travel to this beach. One can reach this beach only by private transport. Private transport such as cabs; auto rickshaws are also available from Margao. You can also reach the beach by a boat or a motor boat.



  • 77 Mobor Beach

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    Mobor Beach is vibrant with tourists and always bustling with parties and activities that go one here perpetually. The beach is beautified with natural creations with blooming lilies in ponds, sandy dunes and coconut palms which adore the landscape. This place is ideal for the individuals who need to make their vacation a more offbeat experience or just feel the light of common life in Goa.

    In Mobor, you can engage in enjoying delectable dishes at the beach shacks or have the thrill of adventure with water sports. Fisherman’s Wharf, Golden Eye restaurant, Mike’s Palace and Joe’s River Cove are some famous restaurants near the beach where tourists can enjoy tasty food. Underwater fishing or oysters catching are also some activities that are coming in vogue at the Mobor Beach.

    • Water Sports: Jet Skiing, Speed boat Rides, Water Skiing, Banana Boat Ride, Parasailing, Ringo Ride etc.

    • Nightlife: Aqua Night Club, Club Tito’s

    • Location : Mobor Beach,  Salcette, South Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: The distance between Mobor Beach and Panaji is 54 kilometers.

    • How to reach from Panaji: The best way to reach Mobor Beach from Panaji is via private taxis and autos available at the airport and railway station. If you are going by your car, you can drive yourself.



  • 78 Cavelossim Beach

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    Cavelossim Beach is nothing but a picturesque landscape with brilliant sand glinting in the daylight, sluggish hillocks and snarling waves. The shoreline gives a tranquil and refreshing vibe. You can just laze around, have long strolls or go for Dolphin trips in the wake of experimenting with daring adventures on the sea. Not just this, even the nightlife on the beach is very amazing.

    It's basically an ideal tourist spot for vacation couples, adventure seekers or beach lovers. It's a sentimental getaway and one can't stand to miss the charming air and magnificence of Cavelossim when they are on a holiday in Goa.

    • Water Sports: windsurfing, jet-skiing, speed boat racing, diving, swimming, banana & bump rides, parasailing, and many more.

    • Nightlife: Radisson Blu, Tito's Club , Yali Lounge,  Amalia,  Club Sinq,  Tia Maria,  Sam's Beach Shack, Papa Joe's Bar And Jamaica Inn

    • Location : Cavelossim, South Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: Cavelossim Beach is located at a distance of 35.8 kilometers from Panaji.

    • How to reach from Panaji: Panaji is connected to Cavelossim Beach via road. You can easily get a cab/taxi to reach Cavelossim Beach.



  • 79 Betul Beach

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    Betul Beach is particularly a fishing hamlet with a picturesque view and a secluded atmosphere to escape from the clamor and stress of life. Betul Beach is located south of Mobor Beach across the Sal river. This idyllic retreat is located against an imposing backdrop as headlands from the slopes of the Western Ghats protrude into the shore. The moderate climate and the cool sea breeze make it perfect for picnics and a laid back day.

    Betul Beach is renowned for Goa’s finest and largest mussels. Being a fishing village, this beach allows you to savor the most delectable fresh seafood you would not find easily anywhere else. The places near to Betul worth visiting are Mobor Beach and Madgaon city.

    • Water Sports: Fishing, Strolling

    • Location : Betul Beach, South Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: Betul Beach is located at a distance of 49.5 kilometers from Panaji.

    • How to reach from Panaji: Betul can be reached by bus from Margao but the frequency of buses is low. Private transport such as cabs, auto rickshaws are also available from Margao.



  • 80 Patnem Beach

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    Patnem Beach is known one the calmest places among all the beaches of south Goa. This beach will fulfill your dream of relaxing yourself by discovering a quiet place on the beach and appreciate the most lavish and fascinating seafood that one would ever have. You'll discover travelers lying in the sun throughout the day with sellers offering eatables, spending their days perusing parts, dusks with seashells and nighttimes being flocked with various tourists appreciating the great sunset.

    The cool sea breeze and the slamming sound of waves milieu gives generate the genuine feelings of serenity in your heart free from all stresses. Resting under a cool shack in this relaxed ambience is a definitive getaway that each one of us wishes to have. Make the most out of each minute in Goa in order to restate later as a major aspect of a memorable retreat at the Patnem Beach.

    • Water Sports:  Scuba Diving, Surfing, Swimming

    • Location: Patnem Beach, Canacona, South Goa 

    • Distance from Panaji: It is located at a distance of 70.4 km from Panaji.



  • 81 Velsao Beach

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    Get closer to nature enjoying a visit to the breathtaking Velsao Beach with its perfect picturesque landscape. Its quiet and calm ambience will basically give you a chance to hear the mumbling of birds closely. While being here, you can get to witness the flawless extends of white sand that is ideal for unwinding, walking and sunbathing.

    The alleviating air, cool winds and the water of the shoreline just make an immaculate pleasant view. It offers an eminent perspective of the dawn and nightfall and you should definitely time your visit to Velsao Beach at the time of sunrise or sunset. This beach is hotspot for honeymooners looking for natural scenic beauty with a invigorating retreat.

    • Water Sports: Swimming, Boat Rides, Snorkeling

    • Nightlife: Wow 916, Parag Bar And Restaurant, Pica Peixe Restaurant And Bar,  Rio Rico Bar,  Sheela Bar And Restaurant,  Sunset Bar,  Bar Negro

    • Location : Velsao Beach, South Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: Velsao Beach is located at a distance of 24.8 kilometers from Panaji.

    • How to reach from Panaji: From the airport, you can hire car or taxi to reach the destination. There are also direct buses services available from Panaji to Velsao.



  • 82 Kalacha Beach

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    Kalacha is a standout amongst the most picturesque beaches in North Goa. This shoreline IS situated toward the south of Querim beach and is known for its sweet water lagoon. Kalacha is renowned for its pleasant new water tidal pond and casual, bohemian vibe. Music sessions frequently happen around an open air fire and it becomes an extraordinary place to meet different voyagers. This is an untouched haven, far from the bother of merchants and expansive vacationer’s gatherings.

    The untainted beach is encompassed by a background of overgrown, green slopes toward the end of the shoreline. You may be lucky to spot some entrancing natural life, for example, exotic birds and monkeys amidst the tropical foliage around the lake.

    • Water Sports: Paragliding, Hang Gliding

    • Nightlife: Most often beach parties and live music sessions are spontaneously arranged by backpackers.

    • Location : Kalacha Beach, Pernem, North Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: Panaji is 42 kilometers away from Kalacha Beach.

    • How to reach from Panaji: Kalacha Beach is connected to Panaji via Mapusa to Arambol beach. From Arambol Beach, one can easily take a bus or walk along the northern part to reach Kalacha. Buses leave for Arambol from Mapusa every hour from 6 AM till 7 PM. The beach is then accessible only via foot.



  • 83 Ashwem Beach

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    Comparatively a lesser known beach among tourists, Ashwem Beach is ideal for tourists wishing to spend some alone time at a beautiful location. Ashvem has a lovely landscape known for its stones surrounding the beach carved by the shellfish. The view that the shoreline gives is a standout amongst the most wonderful sights at any point seen. Ashwem Beach is best known for the Olive Ridley Turtles and government has devoted to a Turtle Beach here for conserving this endangered species.

    The beach is ideal for swimming as the currents aren’t too strong. Here you can also find unique shacks made of coconut palms and bamboo which are known for their excellent and fresh seafood as well as their delicious Goan delicacies. If you wish to pamper yourself then go for the Ayurvedic Massages here for a relaxing experience. Ashwem Beach is popular for its party life after the sun sets down.

    • Water Sports: Speed Boat Ride. Ashwem Beach isn’t very popular for water sports in Goa.

    • Nightlife: La Plage Restaurant, Shanti Lounge, Bardo, Blue Sunset Beach Party etc.

    • Location: Ashwem Beach, North Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: Approximate driving distance between Panjim and Ashvem Beach is 29 kms

    • How to reach from Panaji: You can either drive or hire a cab to reach Ashwem Beach from Panaji.



  • 84 Benaulim Beach

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    Benaulim Beach is one of the evergreen beaches of Goa and a popular tourist spot. It has everything ideal from captivating shorelines, extravagant gleaming sands, superb convenience, to nightlife and late night vibrant parties. Far from the clamor and busyness of the city, the shoreline is an ideal place for beach lovers to unwind and recover their spirits.

    Additionally, an expansive number of globetrotters rush at this place generally at ends of the week and holidays. If you are visiting Goa and wishing to invest some noteworthy energy with your friends and family, companions or relatives for collecting some unforgettable memories, then Benaulim is the ideal place for you as it brings you bundle of pleasure.

    • Watersports:  Dolphin and crocodile spotting ,  Para sailing or jet-skiing, Wind surfing, boating, banana boat rides, skiing and rowing

    • Nightlife: Fiplees Pub and Disco, Adega Camoens Nightclub Art Escape Jacks Corner, Bebdeanchem Arxia Bar ,Whole Family Beer Bar Restaurant, Swastik Beer Bar And Restaurant, Muali Bar Restaurant, Johnny's Bar And Restaurant

    • Location : Benaulim Beach, South Goa

    • Distance from Panjim: Benaulim Beach is located at a distance of 35.8 kilometers from Panaji.

    • How to reach from Panaji: It's well-connected by road to other cities in Goa and so it is easily reachable by bus or rental car from Panaji.