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Best Places to Visit in North Goa of 2017

  • 01 Miramar Beach

    Miramar Beach
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    The Portuguese named it Puerto de Gaspar Dias and since then this beach has become one of the most popular beaches of Goa. With its peaceful surroundings, Miramar Beach is the ultimate destination to enjoy tranquility in isolation. The grandeur of the Arabian Sea is an enchanting sight for beach lovers and a perfect spot to hangout for bird watchers too.

    Whether it is sightseeing, seclusion and shopping, Miramar Beach hits the spot in many ways. A number of local shops selling souvenir items are lined up in one corner of the beach where you can explore a number of local crafts. The beach is an ideal escapade for adventure freaks, beach lovers and honeymoon couples.

    • Water Sports: Wind surfing, Banana Rides, Jet skiing, Water scooter etc.

    • Nightlife: Ozone, AZ.U.R, Sea Moon Bar, Tito’s Pub, Club LPK, Club Cabana etc.

    • Location : Miramar Beach, Panjim, Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: It is about 4 kilometers away from the city of Panaji.

    • How to reach from Panaji: Panaji bus station (3 km) is well connected to Miramar beach, from where you can take avail public transportation and private buses to reach here. It only takes 15 minutes to cover the distance from Panaji to the beach.



  • 02 Vagator Beach

    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.



  • 03 Ashwem Beach

    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.



  • 04 Kalacha Beach

    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.



  • 05 Mandrem Beach

    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.

    • Nightlife: Blu Sunset Beach Party, Soma Project

    • Location : Mandrem Beach, North Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: It takes 8 minutes to travel from Mandrem Beach to Panaji. Approximate driving distance between Mandrem Beach and Panaji is 7 kms.

    • How to reach from Panaji: You can either take a bus or drive with your own vehicle from Panaji to Mandrem Beach.



  • 06 Dona Paula Beach

    Dona Paula Beach
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    Also called the Lovers Paradise, the Dona Paula Beach is particularly famous for the romantic legend associated with it. As per the legend, Viceroy's daughter Dona Paula de Menezes jumped off the cliff after facing opposition from her family due to her love affair with fisherman’s son. This place pulls in its sightseers who come to stand amazed at its innate magnificence, immaculate shoreline and the sentimental legend associated with it.

    Individuals rush to the Dona Paula shoreline not exclusively to appreciate the sun and the ocean yet additionally to enjoy water sports on the unmistakable waters. The beachside stalls and designer boutiques tempt the shopping lover in you with excellent ranges of straw hats, handkerchiefs, feni, port wine, etc. The beach is a perfect blend of romance, buzzing nightlife and adventure and listed amongst the best beaches in Goa.

    • Water Sports: Wind Surfing, Parasailing, Dolphin Watching, Scooter Ride, Motor Boat Rides, Jet Skiing

    • Nightlife: Lido’s, Bar Latino, Bar Alfonso, Pescador

    • Location : Dona Paula Beach,

    • Distance from Panaji: Dona Paula Beach is located 7 kilometers away from Panaji.

    • How to reach from Panaji: Buses easily connect the city of Panaji with Dona Paula Beach. You can also opt to hire a taxicab or drive by yourself.



  • 07 Candolim Beach

    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.



  • 08 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.



  • 09 Sinquerim Beach

    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.



  • 10 Vainguinim Beach

    Vainguinim Beach
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    If one’s looking for some quiet and isolation, Vainguinim Beach is one of the most surreal places which attracts a large number of tourists in Goa. Nestled between the plush trees, the Vainguinim Beach offers a sight to behold. The beach boasts of a silvery sand coastline mingling with the clear and green waters. The gorgeous and clear waters of this beach are more than tempting to take a swim at the Vainguinim Beach.

    This beach is probably one of the most serene beaches of North Goa as it remains isolated without much of traffic from tourists. The beach is well known for watersports and other adventure activities in Goa. Here you can find one of the most sophisticated and well equipped casino-Chances at ‘Vainguinim Valley Resort for a gaming experience.

    • Water Sports: Windsurfing, Parasailing, Banana Ride, Water Skiing, Water Scooter, Knee-and-Wake Boarding

    • Nightlife: Chances Casino and Club

    • Location : Vainguinim Beach, North Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: Approximate driving distance between Vainguinim Beach and Panjim is 7 kms.

    • How to reach from Panaji: It takes 8 minutes to travel from Vainguinim Beach to Panjim. You can easily drive or take a bus for your journey.



  • 11 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.



  • 12 Querim Beach

    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.



  • 13 Arambol Beach

    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.



  • 14 Anjuna Beach

    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.


  • 15 Coco Beach

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    Located at the mouth of Nerul River on the Mandovi Estuary, the Coco Beach is a secluded shoreline in Goa. The beach is frequently viewed as an abbreviated door amongst Candolim and Nerul. Wonderful tall palm trees surround this beach. You may find this beach a little filthy contrasted with different beaches in Goa but it is prominent for water games and boating activities. One can easily spot dolphins on a boat trip on the Mandovi River.

    These outings additionally reach out up to the base of Aguada Fort and present great perspective of the the landmark attraction. The bustling mornings spent in enjoying boat trips are trailed by peaceful and quiet evenings and nights. For local sightseeing, tourists can visit the Reis Magos Fort and Reis Magos Church situated near this beach.

    • Water Sports: Banana Ride, Jet Skiing, Bumper Ride, Parasailing

    • Nightlife: For enjoying nightlife, tourists can go to the nearby destinations at Candolim Beach.

    • Location : Cocoa Beach, North Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: Coco Beach is located at a distance of 14 kilometers from Panaji.



  • 16 Siridao Beach

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    Siridao is a coarse sand beach and a haven for shell collectors. One can come across a wide variety of oysters and pearl shells at the beach. The area close to Siridao Beach is ideal for the individuals who are looking for an adventure and explore the caves in the surroundings. Most people here engaged in fishing activities and you can also enjoy a fishing trip at Siridao Beach along with the locals.

    When visiting Siridao Beach, we suggest you to go to The Chapel of Jesus of Nazareth situated here. Many devotees come here to pay reverence to Lord Jesus. The place gets most crowded during the first week Easter as people gather to enjoy a large feast arranged at the Chapel.

    • Location: Siridao Beach, Tiswadi, North Goa 

    • Distance from Panaji: It is located at a distance of 9.5 km from Panaji. 

    •  How to reach from Panaji: Private transport such as cabs, auto rickshaws are also available from Panjim



  • 17 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.



  • 18 Morjim Beach

    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.



  • 19 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.



  • Nearby Getaways from North Goa
  • 01 Pune

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    Located in the state of Maharashtra, Pune is one most the most prosperous metropolitan cities of India. It is considered to be the cultural capital of Maharashtra. Established by Shivaji Maharaj, Pune consists of a lot of places which will leave you mesmerized. It is 118 kms away from Mumbai and comes at second place in terms of population and advancement, Mumbai being at the first place.

    Pune is a perfect blend of culture and heritage with modernization. It has a lot of tourist’s attractions that cannot be compared with any other place in the world. Pune is also well-known for National Defence Academy.

    The places in Pune that are worth paying a visit are Aga khan Palace, Parvati Hills, Shaniwar Wada, Shivneri Fort, and the list goes on. You will get delicious Maharashtrian thalis in Pune which will make you lick your fingers. From authentic vegetarian foods like Puran Poli to typical non vegetarian Maharashtrian Biryani, from street side vada pavs to lavish restaurants, Pune is a foodie’s paradise.

    If you are a History student, you must visit Pune at least once in a lifetime. The forts, the palaces, the rich Maharashtrian culture and tales of bravery will leave will leave you in a surprise. Also, if you are a shopping-freak, the markets of Pune will surely make you fall in love with them.  


  • 02 Lonavala

  • 03 Chikmagalur

  • 04 Kolad

  • 05 Madikeri

  • 06 Alibag

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    Call it an island or a city, a holiday destination or just a leisure location, Alibaug situated on the outskirts of Maharashtra holds much popularity among visitors all around the world. This perfect holiday destination has everything one can be looking for in order to fulfill their desires of a weekend getaway.


    The place is situated quite close to Mumbai and one can simply catch a ferry from the Gateway of India to reach there. If you are the kind who doesn’t prefer the sea, well you can catch a train or even ride your way to Alibaug – Yes! It is that close.


    One of the primary attractions of Alibaug are its beaches, its seafood and last but not the least, its lovely people. The place is located approximately 120km south of Mumbai and the average elevation of the place is 0 meters. Tourism is what comprises or rather, contributes majority parts of the economy. Since as further back as 1990, Alibaug has witnessed great development in terms of its resorts, hotels and restaurants as well as industrial sites.


  • 07 Dandeli

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    A small town in the state of Karnataka, Dandeli is surrounded with natural beauty. Not only nature, historical monuments also contributes to the charm of Dandeli, attracting tourists from all over the world. If you are looking for a holiday that will soothe you with its sightseeing and adventure, pack your bags to Dandeli.

    Dandeli is a very sparsely populated small town with a laid-back lifestyle with not much rush. Away from the chaos of the big cities, Dandeli is a perfect destination for weekends.

    Dandeli is packed with a lot of adventure through its watersports. You can do awesome river rafting and kayaking in Dandeli. The natural caves are amazing to see. The other nearby tourist spots there are Kanwar, Goa, Gokarna, Tarkarli, Jog Falls, Chikmagalur and Devgarh. The similar and comparable places are Manas National Park, Nameri National Park and Dubure.

    Shopping in Dandeli is not much known except the bamboo items. You can buy handcrafted bamboo things such as flower vase, flutes, etc.

    Dandeli, being a small town, has not many night clubs. This means the town doesn’t have a happening nightlife. But you can go for Overnight River rafting in Dandeli. Yes, you read that correct. One of the most adventurous attractions of this small place is overnight rafting and canoeing.


  • 08 Shimoga

  • 09 Candolim

  • 10 Margao

  • 11 Gokarna

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    Gokarna has long been a regular nominee in the list of the favorite beaches in India. Situated in a small town of Indian state of Karnataka, Gokarna is predominantly known for its temples and the beaches. It is however a little laid back and a rather more less commercialized version of Goa. The beaches here attract a massive tourist crowd of people who wish to enjoy a low key, laid back and chilled out beach holiday and not just those seeking loud and wild parties. Most of the accommodations and stays found in Gokarna comprise of thatched bamboo huts along the the vast stretches of the blissful coast.

    Factually, there are two Gokarnas. In proximity to the beaches is the holy Hindu pilgrim town that is full of ancient temples that are in full charm during the prominent festivals like Ganesh Chathurthi and Shivaratri. While the fun, flamboyant and the lively bazaar of the Gokarna is a great place to visit. Most of the foreign tourists avoid hanging around during the late hours of the night rather they make it to a bee-line straight to the nearby beaches.  

    With its breathtaking landscapes and pristine beaches, Gokarna is a prominent Hindu pilgrimage town that is a newly discovered hub for both hippies and beach lovers.


  • 12 Kamshet

  • 13 Udupi

  • 14 Mahabaleshwar

  • 15 Mangalore

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    Situated 250 km west of Bangalore (now Bengaluru), the state capital of Karnataka, the coastal town of Mangalore (now Mangaluru) remains one of the prime tourist attractions in South India all throughout the year. Although Mangalore is known beaches, islands, temples and the sunrise and sunset points, you will be able to find many more interesting things in this coastal town if you are ready to explore. In fact, you can make Mangalore the base in the bid to explore the entire western coastline. Since Mangalore is well connected by air, road and railway network you can easily go out for sightseeing.

    While you are on the move, food remains one of your major concerns for sure. When you visit Mangalore, be ready to serve served with delicious sea foods and other authentic Canara dishes which are simply mouth-watering to say the least. Now when you are in Mangalore, you must be prepared to face the tropical climate there. Although the mornings are not too hot and you can brave the sun, the evenings remain the best time to be at the beach and relax with an ice-cream while watching the sun disappear.  So, if you are stationed in Bengaluru and looking for a weekend destination, Mangalore can definitely be your ultimate choice.