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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.
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.
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.
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.
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Traveller Tales From Goa
12 April 2019
Simply WOW!! Quite a thrillophilic journey with immensely warm hospitality, perfect planned schedules and of course amazing travel. As planned we were picked up @7 in the morning and were taken to the ...
12 December 2015
A well planned and executed sightseeing trip. Good for family tourists like us. We visited some of the famous beaches and churches of Goa. It was nice experience overall.
27 October 2015
If you are person who wouldn’t want to spend a long time in planning the whole trip, just like me, then you can take this. What I did was I planned south Goa by myself and we took the North Goa trip th...
26 April 2019
It was thrilling experience; especially Jeep Jungle Safari. Starting from pick up... Even though organizers asked us to board bus at Panjim (we were staying at Dona Paula)... we were waiting for bus fo...
14 February 2018
"Awesome experience. Should & must visit.... its a place where you would enjoy a lot"
21 January 2017
"We booked south Goa sight seeing tour for 3 people. They guided us really well. Specially Pooja the girl working there, who is been polite and helpful. She gaves every bit of information. She picks ca...
15 March 2019
"fun filled experience. you will love it to the core. nice trip. nice people and nice experience. the trainers are very good and experienced. "
11 March 2019
An unforgettable experience in Goa. The travel team took care of each and everyone’s needs and their site seeing package covered all important picnic and historic spots. It was a refreshing view from t...
12 April 2019
"it was a decent experience! must visit place in goa!"
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The best time to visit Goa is from the months between October to February as this period has many celebrations like Christmas and New Year’s going on and the state experiences many parades and carnivals. However, this time is also the costliest time to be in Goa as rates of accommodation, transport etc becomes double the price due to an increased demand.
On the other hand, the months from June to September are also considered as a great time to visit Goa as the state looks like a beautiful painting during the rains. As many tourists avoid rains, this time is when you can incur accommodation, flights and overall expenses at half the prices than usual.
Goa falls under the tropical zone and near the Arabian Sea, so has a hot and humid climate for most time of the year. The month of May is usually the hottest that witnesses a daytime temperature of over 35 °C (95 °F) coupled with great humidity. The monsoons and winters here, on the other hand are moderate. It is never too rainy or cold.
Goa is one of the top visited cities by female travellers. It is safe and takes care of every tourist need. It has immense to offer, one of which is safety and precautions for travellers. Solo female travellers in Goa can enjoy their trip without any hesitation.
The ideal duration for a holiday in Goa is 10 to 15 days. Within this span, an individual will have enough time to undertake all water sports activities like snorkeling, sailing, jet skiing, scuba diving etc and adventure activities like trekking, hiking, quad biking and many more.
You can also cover sightseeing to various places like Aguada fort, Chapora fort, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Dudhsagar Falls and others.
If you’re planning a Goa holiday, to enjoy the best of its beaches, parties, outdoor fun activities and water sports...knowing everything that you should pack is an important part of the tips you should know for a safe Goa holiday. Here’s everything you should have in your luggage bag which is an :
Goa is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in India and it is popular for a reason. With beautiful beaches, mesmerising sunsets, fancy restaurants and pleasant weather, Goa offers every aspect of a romantic trip. The cost of your trip depends on the kind of trip you undertake. There are various companies that have Goa honeymoon package which include almost everything required by a honeymoon couple.
As Goa has everything for a budget traveller as well as luxury traveller, the average cost ranges between INR 50,000 to INR 2,00,000
Goa has a lot of adventure activities for all enthusiasts. It is an adventure paradise where you can engage in a number of adventure activities in Goa. Some of them are:
Goa is a destination that has something for everybody. Families can have some of the best times in Goa. They can start by booking a villa, preferably with a pool where the entire family can stay together and take a dip in the pool to play water volleyball.
Next, you can hire cars that again, are easily available to go for some sightseeing tours to places like chapora fort, aguada fort, baga beach, anjuna beach etc.
Goa has tons of hotels, homestays, villas and backpacker hostels. You can find absolutely any accommodation of your choice. You can look for a stay that matches your budget and preferences. It is never difficult to find an ideal accommodation as there are tons of options of stunning resorts in Goa.
Out of so many beaches in North Goa, the below ones will melt your heart with their beauty and facilities and adventure activities-
There are a variety of yacht as well as cruise rides in Goa. The cost of these tours range from INR 200 for one day for a simple one hour ride to INR 8000 for a overnight luxury tour. Prices may differ depending upon the type of cruise. Here are the various kind of cruise rides available in Goa-
Goa has got ample of places to visit and roam around. It is very difficult to choose a handful of places in Goa. Every place is beautiful and well maintained. However, if you are going to visit Goa for the first time or you are short of time. Here’s where should head first-
Kids can indulge in a number of activities in Goa like banana ride, kayaking, and swimming in Goa. Usually, the minimum age required to participate in other adventure activities is 12 years but kids below that age can also have fun in Goa provided necessary safety measures are taken beforehand.
You can smartly choose beaches like Palolem and Patnem that have calm and shallow waters that ensure the safety of kids while they undertake any adventure activity.
Goa has a fun filled nightlife. Though it is the smallest state, it has some of the most exciting nightlife options in the country. The dizzy neon lights, great music and delicious food make up your night and create the perfect ambiance.
You can party till you drop, try your luck at the casinos or have a beachside bonfire night. Here’s a glimpse the best party places in Goa:
Restaurants in Goa have a variety of cuisines and people from all over the world. It has Spanish, European, Chinese, Italian etc. However, the authentic local Goan food is the ethnic speciality here. Most of the food items are prepared using coconut. One of the famous dishes is Chicken Xacuti, so make sure you don’t miss out on trying this one!
There are a number of vegetarian as well non-vegetarian cafes in Goa. Try out a few of them!
Top Vegetarian Restaurants:
Top Non-Vegetarian Restaurants:
Yes, a cycling tour in Goa is a great way to explore the state through its interiors. You may dedicate 2 to 3 days for this activity and choose one of the below listed areas for your expedition. Many travel companies offer cycling tours that take you through different parts of Goa.
However, if you plan to have your private cycling expedition...here’s where you should head:
Goa is a hub of tourist destinations and one reason that makes it so, is its contribution as a shopping destination. From junk jewellery and gothic accessories to hippie clothing from shell and bamboo work to brassware and terracotta, from cashewnuts and Goan sausages to feni and bebinca to; you will find anything and everything in Goa! All you need to do is...keep those eyes wide open!
You can buy souvenirs like jewellery made out of sea shells, precious stones, fancy wallets, bags and clothes, local Goan food masalas, special Goa made cashews, etc. All these items are easily available in the below listed flea markets-
Goa has so much more to offer than just beaches and nightlife. There are some of the most beautiful wildlife sanctuaries in Goa. On your next trip to Goa, you should definitely consider visiting the below wildlife sanctuaries that are famous throughout India.
A safari ride in any of the above mentioned wildlife sanctuaries will cost you approximately INR 400 to 700 ($6 to $ 10) per head.
The art and culture of Goa is spread throughout the state. You can see it in the monuments, churches, museums, forts and other places having historical importance. Another best way of experiencing art and culture in Goa is to be a part of various local festivities.
Some places you can visit to witness the art and culture of Goa-
Some festivities you can be a part of to witness the art and culture of Goa-
Beach shacks in Goa are beautiful! They have ample of space and shed that let you get out even on a bright shining sunny day. You can relax and sip a mug of beer at any of these shacks and your day feels bliss!
Here are some of the best beach shacks Goa has:
Goa is known for having some of the most pristine and beautiful churches. They depict the Goan culture and traditions very well and have attracted tourists from all over the world. If you haven’t visited Churches in Goa yet, here’s where you should go: