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A lover’s paradise, the name of the location got its designation after a tragic love story, making the place more interesting and catchy. This former village is a heaven on earth that provides picturesque spots and huge space for sunbathing while relaxing in the calm beaches adjacent to clean blue waters.
Travellers love to be here to indulge in water sports like parasailing, kayaking etc. and gets the adrenaline rush at beaches like Dias beach and Dona Paula beach. Moreover, the markets for shopping are also vibrant and gets shiny names of food and drinking spots to attract visitors. For a perfect stay, one can also book their own resort or hotels here which are also loaded with amenities and good services.
Location: 6 km from Panaji city.
Welcome yourself to one of the most enchanting pilgrimages centres, which is additionally an unbeatable place to visit in North Goa. Well settled in Mapusa, the temple is situated within the lush green environment and contains a small shrine within dedicated to Kanakeshwar Baba or Bodgeshwar, locally known as Bongini.
Famous for fulfilling the desires of its devotees, it also gets a flock of people searching for peace and a calm mind. Every year, a cultural festival also take place in the month of December of January and the location gets thronged by locals as well as tourists.
Location: Mapusa at Calangute - Mapusa Road.
Entry Fees: No fees required for entry.
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
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.
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
“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
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!
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.
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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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What You Should Know More About Tours in Goa
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: