Day 1 in North Goa
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.
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.
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.
- North Goa
- North Goa
- Start your adventurous day at around 10:00 AM and board at Panjim, Goa. Alternatively, you could get on the cruise at 2:30 PM.
- Witness coastal Goa like never before by indulging in this exciting luxury cruise boat that provides you with an unparalleled experience for 3 hours.
- Try some exciting activities like kayaking, paddle boarding, crab catching, fishing and swimming as you continue sailing.
- This is your chance to enjoy the luxury side of the seas of Goa along with your friends.
- Enjoy some snacks and a delicious lunch while enjoying these activities.
- Languish in the clear waters, even as you swim and snorkel to admire the sheer vibrancy of underwater coral and marine life.
- Conclude this amazing day at 1:00 PM/5:30 PM and head back home with lots of memories.
If you are looking for amazing places to visit in North Goa, it will make you land at Chapora fort which is lying in a little ruin state at the edge of Chapora river. The fort stood at its position long back for a military significance during a fight between Portuguese and Marathas, which later lost the value.
Surrounded by steep walls, it gives breathtaking views from all the sides including Vagator beach, Chapora river and of course, deep blue ocean. This fort will take you on a memory lane of Bollywood movies for sure. Take a trip to this place with friends and family and get clicked to make memories for life.
Location: 22 km from Panaji
Timings: Everyday, 9.00 AM to 7.00 PM
Entry Fees: None!
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.
Goa is the ideal place to visit for a group of people who want to party and enjoy themselves on their vacation. There are many party places in Goa where one can actually have a gala time. But if one wants to have an outstanding night, then Mambos is the place they should go to. Thi club is amongst the best places to visit in Goa for youngsters especially. Mambos is considered to be among the best nightclubs of Goa.
The place is always is always filled with foreigners and Indians and the food available here is simply awesome. Not many places in Goa serve such lip-smacking dishes at one place. One is sure to have an amazing time if they are in Mambos.
Location- Baga Beach, Titos Lane, Goa 403516
How to reach there from Panaji- Mambos is 18 km away from Panaji and one can take a cab to reach there.
Day 2 in South Goa
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.
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
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.
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
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
The club is frequented by local and international celebrities, musicians, travelers and other people of note, all of who are attracted to the club for its great atmosphere and even better parties.
Location: Aguada - Siolim Rd, Arpora, Goa 403507
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 and it is the best places to visit in north goa in 1 day. 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.
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 making it one of the best places to visit in North Goa in 1 day.
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.
Day 3 in North Goa
- North Goa
- North Goa
Activity Location: North Goa
Activity Duration: 11 hours (6:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
Pick Up/Drop Off Points: Baga, Calangute, Candolim, and Panjim Bus Stand
About the Dudhsagar Waterfall and Spice Plantation:
Dudhsagar Falls (literally Sea of Milk) is a four-tiered waterfall located on the Mandovi River in the Indian state of Goa. Dudhsagar Falls is amongst India's tallest waterfalls with a height of 310 m (1017 feet) and an average width of 30 meters (100 feet). And then learn about the cultivation of herbs, tropical fruits, and spices at a local plantation.
Begin your day trip by getting picked up from the nearest landmark from Candolim, Baga, Calangute and Panjim bus stand at around 6:00 AM in a shared/ Private(min.4 pax required) transfer. Enjoy your jeep safari to Dudhsagar waterfalls and continue your experiential day with a guided spice plantation tour accompanied by Goan lunch. End your memorable day with the Old Goa Tour while returning from the Dudhsagar waterfall.
The Dudhsagar Falls jeep safari package can be made even more exciting by including the visit to the evergreen and refreshing spice farm along with its delicious and authentic Goan meal and the historical Old-Goa churches.
How to reach: Getaway on this day trip after getting picked up from the nearest landmark (within a radius of 1-1.5 KM) from Candolim, Baga, Calangute, Panjim bus stand and Mapusa at around 6:00 AM in a shared vehicle. These pickup points are easily accessible through Public & Private Transport.
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.
- South Goa
- South Goa
Activity Location: Assolda Ground, South Goa
Activity Timings: 2.5 Hours (Open from 6:00 AM to 8:30 AM)
About the Activity:
Assolda Ground is located in South Goa which is the launch site for all the hot air balloons in Goa. After exploring the coastal line and the local markets, it’s time for an offbeat adventure,i.e. Hot Air Balloon. Reach the launch site at Assolda Ground, South Goa and start your balloon ride with the inflation of the balloon and you’re ready to be in the air. Reach a height up to 900ft and enjoy the beautiful view.
Throughout your flight, the ground crew follows your balloon over grounds and roads so as to assure a safe landing. A transfer to the launch site would be provided. Conclude your memorable experience around 8:30 and head back to your hotel.
Note: Up to 10 pax per flight, children must be accompanied by an adult.
How to reach: Assolda is a football ground in Quepem Taluk in South Goa District of Goa State, India. It is located 13 KM towards East from District head quarters Margao. The location is accessible from both North and South Goa.
- South Goa
- South Goa
Activity Location: South Goa, Goa
Activity Timings: 10 Hours (Open from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM)
Pick up points: Candolim, Calangute, Baga, Arpora, Sinquerim and Nerul.
South Goa tour is a highly recommended tour for privileged tourists coming on a short trip to Goa because this tour covers most of the important places in South Goa. If you want a break from overpacked beaches and drunken strangers falling out of bars on the streets, this part of Goa is for you.
Explore South Goa with a lot of attractions on this group tour in an AC bus or a private car. This tour will take you across places like Miramar Beach, Dona Paula, Old Goa Churches, Basilica Bom, Se Cathedral, St. Augustine Tower, Mangeshi Temple, Balaji Temple.
Note: There are two variants in this tour as following which you can select at the booking stage:
1.Group Tour - AC Bus
2.Private Tour - AC Cars
How to reach: Getaway on this day trip after getting picked up from the nearest landmark (within a radius of 1-1.5 KM) from Candolim, Baga, Calangute, Arpora, Nerul area, Sinquerim, at around 8:30 AM in a shared vehicle. These pickup points are easily accessible through Public & Private Transport.
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
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.