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  • Things to do in South Goa includes Canyoning, Winch Boat Parasailing, Water Skiing, Ringo Ride Mania, Beach Camping, Rachol Village Walk Tour, Jungle Walk, Paradise Island Trip, Hot Air Balloon Flight and many other amazing things.

    Comparatively astonishing is South Goa, the more pristine tourist destination in Goa which displays way more than Calangute Beach, Baga Beach etc. Here is a list of activities to do in South Goa that will help you go through the various colourful items and places at the sizzling spot of Goa.

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    Arrive in South Goa, to be a part of the slow moving crowd and the not so famed spots of attraction. Water sports and activities are not a new member in South Goa as well. You will come across some of the most selling water sports, so get ready to experience the best while you visit this destination.

    Best Offer: 
    Full Day Sightseeing Tour Of South Goa, Flat 33% Off

    Rappelling and rock climbing in Netravali, dolphin spotting on different islands and many more are there to promise you the best time ever in Goa. South Goa is brimming with activities which are rare and uncommon in North Goa.

    Listed below are some of the best things to do in South Goa:

  • 01Upper Sauri Canyoning in Goa

    Upper Sauri Canyoning in Goa
    • h7 Hours
    • lSouth Goa
    • NNNNN24 ratings
    • Emmanuel Ferre
      Supplier
      Emmanuel Ferre
    About the Activity:
    • Start your tour after boarding the a shared vehicle at 9:30 from Palolem.
    • Feel the thrill as you use variety of techniques like walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling, and swimming to traverse through the breath-taking Upper Sauri Canyon.
    • The narrow gorges with numerous drops, while surrounded by sculpted walls and spectacular waterfalls form an aesthetic backdrop for canyoning.
    • The Upper Sauri Canyon is replete with 6 main waterfalls to descend through!
    • A 40-minute jungle walk to access the canyon with 2 and 8-metre abseils, and 7 jumps.
    • The easy canyon unravels its beauty during descent, and can be enjoyed by most age groups with varying skill levels.
    • Conclude this exciting tour at around 5:30 PM and head back home with lots of memories after a 30-minute jungle walk.
  • 02Water Skiing at Majorda Beach

    Water Skiing at Majorda Beach
    • lSouth Goa
    • NNNNN37 ratings
    • Mahesh Singa
      Supplier
      Mahesh Singa

    About the Activity:

    • Feel the adrenaline rush as you enroll in this 10-15 minutes water skiing at Majorda beach and experience the ultimate fun and adventure.
    • If you are a beginner then get accompanied by professionals and enjoy water skiing with professionals.
    • Water skiing is a surface water sport in which an individual is pulled behind a boat or a cable ski installation over a body of water, skimming the surface on two skis or one ski.
    • You will be provided with the state of the art safety equipment and professional guides for your safety.
    • Enjoy the enchanting scenery and lose yourself admiring its beauty.
    • This activity can be availed at any time between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM
  • 03Winch Boat Parasailing At Mobor Beach In Goa - Flat 20% Off

    Winch Boat Parasailing At Mobor Beach In Goa - Flat 20% Off
    • lSouth Goa
    • NNNNN421 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 2829769

    About the Activity:

    • Experience another side of Goa as you winch- parasail at Mobor Beach
    • Commence your tour at around 9:00 AM in the morning after reaching the tour locality which is the perfect time to do parasailing in Goa.
    • Winch-boat parasailing is usually done alone and it takes you high in the air. In winch-parasailing, you have to take off and land on the winch boat. 
    • The ride lasts for 10 minutes and enables you to get a spectacular view of the turquoise expanse of the Arabian Sea.
    • The activity is accompanied by professional operators and adequate safety equipment.
    • End this exciting activity and head back home with lots of memories.
    • This tour is a customized tour and can be availed at any time from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
  • 04Ringo Ride Mania at Mobor Beach, Goa

    Ringo Ride Mania at Mobor Beach, Goa
    • lSouth Goa
    • NNNNN29 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 2829769

    About the Activity:

    • Ringo ride at Mobor Beach in Goa is fun filled ride through the calm water along the Goan shoreline. 
    • Get yourself comforted in the seat that is harnessed with the back of a powerful vehicle. 
    • Ringo rides are mega fun and give participants the chance to tear up and down the sea, feeling every bump and splash along the way for a full duration of 10 minutes!
    • After the ride, it will be the time to float in the air with a session of parasailing.
    • See the stunning shores from up above and marvel their pristine beauty!
    • Note: The activity can be availed between 9 am to 6 pm.


  • 05Beach Camping in South Goa from Bangalore

    Beach Camping in South Goa from Bangalore
    • d3 Daysn2 Nights
    • lSouth Goa
    • NNNNN40 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 8557485
    First of its kind, this tour is made up of a chance at camping on the beach, a trek in the jungles of South Goa's coast, serene views of the shore from the waters along with the feeling of tranquility in one of the offbeat and isolated beaches of Goa. 
    After boarding the transfer vehicle on Day 0, you will drive towards South Goa's Palolem beach. On the way, you stop and freshen up at Karwar, and have your breakfast.
    Upon arrival at Palolem, exploration of the coast begins from trekking along the Kanika islands and wading across a small stream in crystal clear waters. Few cliffs after,  you will bear witness to the crystal clear beaches from an aerial perspective. In the afternoon you would head back to Palolem beach and relax in one of the beach cafes where you would also be served your lunch. Just as the sun starts becoming pleasant, you will make your way to the Butterfly Beach by boats and witness the beach from the waters. This is also where you will set up camp and put up a fire by the beach right before the night sets in 

    After a good night's sleep, you wake up to witness a cool morning by the beach and be welcomed by the warm waters, like a natural Jacuzzi. You will then pack up and head towards Palolem beach; half - walk in the jungles of the coast and the other half - go by bus via the MDR 49. Post breakfast, head back towards Bangalore and have lunch on the way.  
  • 06Rachol Village Walk Tour

    Rachol Village Walk Tour
    • h3 Hours
    • lSouth Goa
    • NNNNN35 ratings
    • Varun Soul
      Supplier
      Varun Soul

    Rachol in Salcete Goa, also renowned as the Raitura village that includes the famous Portuguese colonial fort of Rachol, completely erased but still revealing the stories of the past. Explore the cultural and heritage structures and learn the history of the composition of Salcete. The Church of Our Lady of Snows at Rachol, the first church of Salcete is another attraction in the location that you must visit to understand the richness of the spot.

    About the Activity:
    The Rachol tour in Goa lets you experience a beautiful journey in the village of Rachol and take glimpses of the lush green fields and the magnificent monuments that reveal the stories of the past. Grab the chance to view a fortress and visit the Rachol Seminary and taste the freshly baked bread. Also, learn the process of cooking fresh bread when you visit a local bakery and chant the stories about Our Lady Of Snows which is the oldest church of South Goa.

    The walk tour in Rachol, Goa lets you experience a delightful tour along with the assistance of a highly trained and friendly storyteller who can speak English & Hindi and render recommendations to save money and to explore the best of the city. You also get access to hidden lanes and places and learn great conversations and interesting stories. You are also provided with snacks and goodies that would make your trip more joyous.

    Places to Visit:
    Rachol Fort Gate
    Rachol Port
    Bridge
    Rachol Seminary 
    Bakery
    Our Lady Of Snows, Rachol 

    Timings:
     8:00AM -11:00AM

    Starting Point: 
    Rachol Fort Gate, Rachol, Goa, India

    Note: The minimum number of persons required to book this package is 2 and the maximum number is 10.

  • 07Jungle Walk at Jungle Book in Goa

    Jungle Walk at Jungle Book in Goa
    • h3 Hours
    • lDharbandora
    • NNNNN32 ratings
    • Jungle Book
      Supplier
      Jungle Book

    About the Activity:

    • Embark in this exciting jungle tour in Goa and get a chance to get close to the nature while inhaling the pure uncontaminated air.
    • Start your trip at around 9:00 AM in the morning after reaching the tour locality.
    • Indulge in three hours of guided jungle walk starting from Kulem and proceed to a visit to the most ancient temple in Goa. 
    • Witness the diversified wildlufe of this region with the flora and fauna.
    • End this tour after 3 hours and head back home with lots of memories.
    • This tour is a customized tour and can be availed in between the time of 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM
  • 08Bat Island Trip With Watersports Combo in Goa - Flat 18% Off

    Bat Island Trip With Watersports Combo in Goa - Flat 18% Off
    • h10 Hours
    • lSouth Goa
    • NNNNN147 ratings
    • Verified Local Operator
      Supplier
      Verified Local Operator
    About Bat Island:
    Famous for offering water activities, Bat Island is a few miles away from beach of Goa. The island is rigged with greenery and multiple flora and fauna which are worth to watch. Hence, Bat island is a dream come true to many of its visitors from all over the world.

    About the Activity:
    - You will be picked up in the morning at around 7.30 from Calangute/Baga/Candolim beach and from here your transportation to Bat island will take place.
    - Here you can enjoy multiple activities like snorkelingBanana ride, Bumper ride, Jet ski etc once you reach here. Enjoy some fishing, beach volleyball, beers, soft drinks and snacks while basking in the sun.
    - Spend some time in leisure and return back by 4.30 PM to the Goan beach.

    Min number of people required to book: 1
  • 09Monsoon Sightseeing Trip in Goa

    Monsoon Sightseeing Trip in Goa
    • d1 Day
    • lSouth Goa
    • NNNNN34 ratings
    • Thrillophilia Vendor
      Supplier
      Thrillophilia Vendor
    About the Activity:
    • Embark in this exciting monsoon trip in Goa and get a chance to explore the different places along with your friends or family.
    • Get picked up at 8:00 AM in an air-conditioned shared vehicle from the mentioned location and head out for the day.
    • Visit the famous Harvalem Waterfall and Tambdi Surla Mahadev Temple which is one of the most famous temple.
    • Reach the Spice Plantation farm and explore the varieties of spices in this farm.
    • Enjoy a delicious Goan lunch buffet lunch at the Spice Plantation.
    • Get a chance to bathe the elephants and enjoy explore the places while riding on the elephants.
    • Visit the Old Goa Churches or the Balaji temples which is one of the famous places here.
    • Marvel at the sight of the temples and the enjoy the serenity of the region.
    • Conclude your tour at 6:30 PM and head back home with lots of memories.
  • 10Paradise Island Trip from Majorda Beach in Goa

    Paradise Island Trip from Majorda Beach in Goa
    • h5 Hours
    • lSouth Goa
    • NNNNN26 ratings
    • Mahesh Singa
      Supplier
      Mahesh Singa
    • 15,000
    • Book Now
    About the Activity:
    • Delight in this amazing expedition to Paradise island from Majorda beach that enables you to enjoy the wild natural beauty of this region.
    • Start this amazing trip at around 9:00 AM in the morning and head out for the day.
    • Explore through beautiful tiny hamlets lush-green thickets – rivet in this amazing experience that provides you with ample natural beauty.
    • Enjoy the delicious sea food barbecue on the island with some cold beer to make the most of it.
    • This is a great opportunity for naturalist and wildlife lovers as this provides you with frequent spotting of rare aquatic mammals.
    • End your tour at around 2:00 PM and head back home after clicking some memorable pictures.
  • 11Hot Air Balloon Flight in Assolda Ground, Goa

    Hot Air Balloon Flight in Assolda Ground, Goa
    • lSouth Goa
    • NNNNN418 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 8278839

    About the Activity:

    • If you are done with exploring the coastal beauty of Goa, then, embark on this amazing Hot Air Ballooning adventure in South Goa.
    • Start this tour at around 6:30 AM in the morning after reaching the tour locality.
    • Your flight begins with the inflation of the balloon by motorized fans. Once the envelope is filled with air, the propane burners are ignited and you are ready to fly within 30 minutes.
    • Join your pilot in the hand-crafted basket, who will explore a variety of altitudes, up to 900 feet in the air for a marvelous overview of Goa.
    • Throughout your flight, ground crew follows your balloon over grounds and roads so as to assure with a safe landing.
    • Conclude this activity at 8:00 AM and head back home after clicking some memorable pictures.
  • 12South Goa Heritage Tour

    South Goa Heritage Tour
    Image Credit : wikimedia.org

    Goa is home to some of India’s best heritage sites owing to the wonderful architecture on display as well as the local culture which appeals to a wide section of people. A Goa Heritage Tour is the perfect way to explore the various historically significant locations on offer. The cathedrals stand out as architectural marvels (Basilica of Bon Jesus and Se Cathedral). There are a few museums which showcase the local culture of the place.

    The best way to undertake a heritage tour in South Goa is by walking to some of these destinations. There are usually guides that are well-informed about the places. The Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral, Wax World Museum and Shri Manguesh Temple are just some of the heritage sites which are form part of the tour itinerary and are also regarded as some of the most interesting tourist places to visit in South Goa.

    When embarking on these tours, it is advised to dress comfortably, wear sneakers to support long walks and carry water for replenishment.

    Full Day Sightseeing Tour of South Goa, @ 300 Only

    Full Day Sightseeing Tour of South Goa, @ 300 Only

    NNNNN1820 Ratings

    h8 HourslSouth Goa

    O451

    Starting from

    O300

  • 13Adventure Jungle Treks

    Adventure Jungle Treks

    One of the ways to appreciate the flora and fauna of Goa is to undertake a trek. Unravelling uncharted territories, they are usually designed to provide a wholesome experience to the group members. 

    The Cotiago Wildlife Sanctuary is one such place which provides the setting for a fun and adventurous trek and should be on the list of places to visit in South Goa.

    The path undertaken in the sanctuary can be quite difficult in parts with the trail becoming muddy. Expect to catch a glimpse of some wild animals as well as some rare bird species and flora. Group members are instructed by the guides to dress comfortably to enjoy the trekking in Goa. Usually, enough pit stops are given to rest before starting again.

    Adventure Jungle Walk in Goa

    Adventure Jungle Walk in Goa

    NNNNM30 Ratings

    h8 HourslDharbandora

    O1,800

    Starting from

    O1,625

  • 14Overnight Houseboat Cruise

    Overnight Houseboat Cruise

    Romance the backwaters of South Goa and discover the place in a unique way. These boats are usually well-furnished and equipped with modern amenities and luxuries. The view provided will keep you gripped throughout the entire journey – one of the definite things to do in South Goa. Cruise in Goa is quite popular among the people who visit to Goa.

    One would find these boat house packages available at the Palolem and Cola beaches. While on the all – night journey, catch a glimpse of some heritage sites and old churches in Goa. Also, individuals on board the marvel at the range of flora and fauna that is visible.

    When on the boat house, be careful not to get to close to the railings especially when inebriated. For individuals prone to sea sickness, ensure that the appropriate medicine is carried on board. Make sure to carry warm clothes because the nights could get a little chilly especially during the winter months.

    Overnight Cruise with Music and Dinner in Goa

    Overnight Cruise with Music and Dinner in Goa

    NNNNM36 Ratings

    n1 NightlSouth Goa

    Starting from

    O1,520

  • 15Experience Dolphin Spotting

    Experience Dolphin Spotting
    Image Credit : iworldholidays.com

    Dolphin spotting tours is considered as a delightful activity in Goa. A boat will usually transport the group members to a particular point where they can catch a glimpse of the dolphins as well as the tricks they perform. This activity has now gained popularity for its appeal. Most people prefer to go in a group.

    The best time to undertake one of these tours would be during the winter months spanning November – February. 

    Parents are asked to ensure that their children do not get to close to the water to avoid any incidents. Also, all group members are asked to wear life jackets to be cautious.

    Scuba Diving packages in Goa are also available at this time to make the place more attractive to tourists.

    Dolphin Viewing at Mobor Beach, Goa

    Dolphin Viewing at Mobor Beach, Goa

    NNNNM27 Ratings

    h2 HourslMargao

    Starting from

    O800

  • 16Spice Plantation and Temples Tour

    Spice Plantation and Temples Tour
    Image Credit : kevinstandagephotography

    Among the best places to visit in South Goa, spice plantation is becoming popular because of the history involved. The price trade in Goa began with the entry of the Portugese in India.

     Spices were even used as a system of barter and were valued more than gold or any other form of currency.

    These are used today to add flavor to some authentic Goan dishes. A spice plantation tour will allow you to truly understand how these seasonings are grown, harvested and processed before being sold to the markets for purchase.

    Spice Plantation and Old Goa Church Tour

    Spice Plantation and Old Goa Church Tour

    NNNNM28 Ratings

    d1 DaylCollem

    O2,299

    Starting from

    O1,999

  • 17Enjoy Ayurveda Massage

    Enjoy Ayurveda Massage

    Nothing is more relaxing and liberating that an ayurvedic massage while being surrounded by the peace and quiet that South Goa provides. Special medicinal oils are used which are heated at times to provide relief to the muscles, making it one of the best things to do in South Goa. The massages will not only help in relieving pain but will also increase blood circulation to revitalize the body.

    Margao, Palolem, Vasco Da Gama and Agonda are just some of the places that provide these ayurvedic massages. Other places include Vendankur Ayurvedic, Yoga and Panchakarma Clinic and Sathgiri Ashram in Vasco Da Gama.

    These ayurvedic massages of India are designed to relieve body pain but they also help in healing certain ailments which can be caused as a result of stress. Most of these centres usually provide the Marmas in Ayurvedic Massage where the forefinger is used to increase circulation and release toxins around the forehead area.

    There are beauty massages also given by these ayurvedic experts. There are also ayurvedic massage houseboats which provide these massages to a lot of people at a time. These treatments are beneficial throughout the year and you can opt for a specific one depending upon the climate.

    Suggested Read: 15 Best Goa Beaches for Foreigners

  • 18Shopping in Covered Market Margao

    Shopping in Covered Market Margao

    If you ever decide to visit the small town of Margao in South Goa, you must visit the main tourist attraction there – the covered markets, among the best places to visit in South Goa. The entire bazaar is loud and comprises of a fish and produce market. The varieties of fish and other seafood available for sale are worth the buy.

    They are sold fresh and are great when making an authentic Goan dish. The best time to visit the market is during the early parts of the morning when the produce is fresh – and when the aroma is pretty awesome too.

  • 19Full Moon Party at Colva Beach

    Full Moon Party at Colva Beach

    Nothing really embodies the spirit of Goa like a good full moon party on the beach. Full-moon parties are just as their name implies – an all-night party which is held just before, on or after a full moon. 

    They are usually bursting with energy and filled with people of different nationalities from around the world. Food and drinks flow freely and music blares all night. There are bars that come together to host a combined party, thereby catering to a large audience.

    Colva is known for its churches and its vibrant nightlife, which is replete with parties, discos and other night spots. Some of the other beaches which host these parties include Arossim Beach, Cavelossim and Dona Paula. 

    However, one should note that these full-moon parties can get quite suffocating because of the huge crowds of people that come to visit. The winter months are perfect for these full-moon parties as the weather is conducive to such an event.

    Guests at these parties are advised to keep their valuables at home because of the amount of people that attend these events. Despite the rush, Colva Beach is among the best places to visit in South Goa.

    Popular Read: 25 Best Resorts in North Goa

  • 20Try Goan Seafood

    Try Goan Seafood

    Apart from its beaches, Goa is also famously known for the wide range of seafood on offer. One can buy a variety which includes pomfret, shark, tuna, mackerel, prawns, squid, mussels and lobsters, among others. Popular delicacies which one should taste in Goa are the Goan fish curry, Prawn Balchow and Prawn and Lady Finger Curry, among a host of other dishes which are available locally.

    Some of the best places to dig in some sumptuous seafood in South Goa include Gaffinos in Cavelossim Beach and Johncy’s in Benaulim Beach, a few of the beach shacks serve authentic Goan food as well. One of the best things to do in South Goa is to find a shack that serves these delicacies and enjoy a good meal.

  • 21Beach Football at Varca Beach

    Beach Football at Varca Beach
    Image Credit : toufeeq hussain

    For sports enthusiast, playing beach football on Varca Beach is a riveting experience. The beauty of the beach lies in its white sands and the sense of privacy that it provides. The wide, unhindered expanse makes it perfect for a game of football on the shore. 

    There is no obstruction in the form of people – this is a hidden gem which many people do not know much about.

    However, it should be noted that people wanting to engage in a game of football should play farther from the sea to avoid the waves disrupting the game. Do carry a first-aid kit in case there are any individuals from the group who might get cut as a result of contact with the sometimes coarse sand.

Sightseeing in South Goa

Attractions in South Goa

Trekking in South Goa

Day outs in South Goa

Water sports in South Goa

Boating in South Goa

Attractions

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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 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Netravali Bubbling Lake

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

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Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary

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

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Betalbatim Beach

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.

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Bamanbudo Waterfalls

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

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Agonda Beach

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.

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