41 Places to Visit Near Goa

Goa has always been one of the top destinations to visit in the checklist of every individual, but for the locales of Goa who wish to travel away from it, in order to spend some quality time with their family during the weekends, we have curated a list of destinations within a few kilometers from Goa that is sure to help you plan a fun weekend. You can start by choosing to trek in the wonderful hills of Rajmachi (225 km), or can even opt for spending a fun time by the beach, making sand castles and dunes with family in Maravanthe (184 km). For the more religious people Ganapatipule (225 km) is known for attracting tourists due to its various pilgrim spots can be a good weekend getaway. Similarly, Mangalore (277 km) in the Western Ghats is a must visit place for every traveler looking for a blend of modern architectures with the ancient sculpturing’s of the old times. The city is known for its diverse culture that is sure to please you. But in case you are inclined more towards exploring the wildlife then Kudremukh (261 km) will be the perfect destination for you as it not only has a rich flora and fauna, but also comes with beautiful sprinsg and waterfalls for you to satiate your nature-loving soul.

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Dandeli

Directions from Goa to Dandeli
Wildlife Rivers and Lakes

Located in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka is the picturesque little town of Dandeli. But the adjective “little” doesn’t even begin to describe what Dandeli has to offer. From nature walks and bird watching f...

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Karwar

Directions from Goa to Karwar
Beaches

Karwar is a coastal town in Karnataka which is known for its unexplored beautiful beaches. Karwar got its name from the adjacent town of Kadwad. Kade implies last and wado implies territory. Prior to Indian autonomy, ...

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Sawantwadi

Directions from Goa to Sawantwadi
Heritage

Sawantwadi is located in Sindhudurg district in the state of Maharashtra. Sawantwadi was earlier recognised as the capital city of 'The Royal Kingdom of Sawantwadi', which was reigned by Bhonsale clan of Marathas. Saw...

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Amboli

Directions from Goa to Amboli
Hill Stations

A serene hill station detached and secure from the human hustles located deep in the Western Ghats! The Amboli hill range is the perfect getaway to enjoy wild springs, seasonal falls, amazing treks, and the powerful G...

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Gokarna

Directions from Goa to Gokarna
Beaches Religious

A sleepy Brahmin Temple Town, blessed with serene beaches, Gokarna is a mixed bag of religious rendezvou and a hippie abode. Attracting thousands of national and international tourists, both piligrims and backpackers,...

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Kumta

Directions from Goa to Kumta
Beaches

Kumta can be categorized as a beachside coastal town located in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. Kumta is a stopover between Gokarna and Murudeshwara and home to some idyllic beaches for offbeat travellers seekin...

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Tarkarli

Directions from Goa to Tarkarli
Beaches

Located in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra, Tarkarli is a prominent tourist destination amongst the people of the country as well as foreigners. At a distance of 546 km from Mumbai, Tarkali serves as an ultimate go...

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Malvan

Directions from Goa to Malvan
Beaches Heritage

Malvan is a town in Maharashtra which is famous for Sindhudurg fort. Tarkarli can also be combined with this trip (8km from Malvan).Malvan is a culturally and truly essential town in the Sindhudurg locale of Maharasht...

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Murudeshwar

Directions from Goa to Murudeshwar
Religious Beaches

Mrududeshwar is a coastal town in Karnataka which is famous for Murudeshwar temple. Murudeshwar is another name for the Hindu god Shiva. It lies on Arabian Sea coast. Murudeshwar is a religious site which likewise fil...

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Jog Falls

Directions from Goa to Jog Falls
Rivers and Lakes Trekking

Popular as one of the highest waterfalls in India, Jog Falls is located in Karnataka and is a major tourist destination. Falling at a drop height of 253 meters, it is one of the most majestic falls that is created on ...

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Honnemaradu

Directions from Goa to Honnemaradu

Honnemaradu is a small village, situated on the backwaters of the river Sharavathi. It derives its name from the 'Honne' tree. However, its name translates to 'Golden Lake'. Its main highlight is the Honnemaradu Reser...

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Kolhapur

Directions from Goa to Kolhapur
Religious Heritage

Kolhapur is a city in the state of Maharashtra and falls in the Kolhapur district. It is believed that the place was named after the demon Kolhasur, whose dying wish was to name the place where he was killed after him...

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Badami

Directions from Goa to Badami
Religious Heritage

Situated in the Bagalkot area of North Karnataka in India, Badami was some time ago called Vatapi. Badami Chalukyas had this spot as its capital between 540 AD and 757 AD. This spot is very famous for its cavern sanct...

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Maravanthe

Directions from Goa to Maravanthe
Beaches

Maravanthe is a village and has a beach and is located in Karnataka. It is locted in the Udupi district. While crossing The National Highway (NH17) that passes from a very close distance, the Arabian Sea can be seen o...

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Pattadakal

Directions from Goa to Pattadakal
Heritage Religious

Pattadakl is a World Heritage Site along the banks of Malaprabha river in Bagalkot district of Karnataka. Pattadakal is famous for its temples. It is an ideal destination for family trips and for people interested in ...

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Kundapur

Directions from Goa to Kundapur
Religious Beaches

Socially rich, a fortune trove of entrancing nature, and environ of otherworldliness characterize this sanctuary town of Kundapur, the best. Lying on the western coast, the town is flanked by water bodies on three sid...

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Aihole

Directions from Goa to Aihole
Religious Heritage

Glory and gore go together and so proves the legend of a village in Karnataka. Stories claim that Lord Parshuram, after honurably avenging the death of his father, came to the river Malaprabha to wash his blood-staine...

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Ratnagiri

Directions from Goa to Ratnagiri
Heritage Beaches

A port city on the Arabian Sea, Ratnagiri is one of those destinations that are specifically for unwinding and rejuvenation. From beautiful hills to refreshing hot water springs, Ratnagiri has everything one needs to ...

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Davanagere

Directions from Goa to Davanagere
Rivers and Lakes Religious

Situated in the core of the state of Karnataka, Davangere lies on National Highway 4, which is also connected with all the neighboring cities. Legends have it that the city of Davanagere or Davangere was established w...

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Shimoga (Shivamogga)

Directions from Goa to Shimoga (Shivamogga)
Rivers and Lakes Wildlife

Shimoga, situated in the territory of Karnataka is a genuine pearl of nature and picturesque landscape. Shimoga is a nature's blessing, spread with cascades, charming characteristic view of slopes, thick timberlands, ...

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Ganapatipule

Directions from Goa to Ganapatipule
Beaches Religious

Ganpatipule is a beautiful enchanting beach along the Konkan coast of Maharashtra. The village is known for the Ganapati Temple which is at least 400 years old. Ganapatipule attracts pilgrims as well as tourists from ...

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Rajmachi

Directions from Goa to Rajmachi
Trekking Hill Stations

Rajmachi is a town bathed in its old world charm snuggled in the Sahyadri ranges of Maharashtra. This Konkan beauty boasts two well-known peaks - Shrivardhan and Manaranjan forts, located in close proximity to Lonaval...

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Udupi

Directions from Goa to Udupi
Beaches Religious

Known mainly because of its long stretch of beaches and sacred pilgrimage temples, Udupi is a breathtaking coastal town of Karnataka situated between viridescent mountain ranges of the Western Ghats and the Arabian Se...

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Bijapur

Directions from Goa to Bijapur
Heritage

The southern part of India has many hidden treasures when it comes to beautiful terrain and historical importance. Once such gem is the Bijapur. A city of extreme royal signifincance and the home to the Gol Gumbaj. Be...

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Sringeri

Directions from Goa to Sringeri
Religious

Snuggled on the banks of river Tunga, Sringeri also named Sri Kshetra Shringeri is a hill town positioned in Chikkamagluru district in the state of Karnataka. The place is home to of the very initial Matha called Srin...

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Karkala

Directions from Goa to Karkala
Religious Heritage

Karkala is a vibrant religious town and a renowned verifiable centre, situated in Udupi area of Karnataka. This is a place that is known for sculptors where one can discover the mix of devotion and nimbleness of fanat...

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Hampi

Directions from Goa to Hampi
Heritage

Hampi is a destination earmarked for every backpacker's trail and has been a flourishing tourist spot. All this is for good reason since Hampi is considered as a prestigious heritage spot and is even recognized by the...

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Chiplun

Directions from Goa to Chiplun
Rivers and Lakes Beaches

Chiplun is a tehsil in Ratnagiri district in the state of Maharashtra, India. It is the centre of Chiplun Taluk and is positioned on Mumbai-Goa highway, also known as National Highway 66 (earlier named as NH-17) in we...

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Hedvi

Directions from Goa to Hedvi
Religious Beaches

Hedvi is a little town situated close to the town of Guhanagar in the Konkan area of Maharashtra. On the off chance that you are searching for a disconnected spot away for a long end of the week but then remain near p...

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Kudremukh

Directions from Goa to Kudremukh
Hill Stations Wildlife

A high-range tourist destination which literally means the face of a horse, named after the famous hill that resembles the same. This small town is a masterpiece of nature, with folding hills of the Western Ghats cove...

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Kemmanagundi

Directions from Goa to Kemmanagundi
Hill Stations Trekking

Sophisticated beauty with elegance in its every wake and well maintained natural surroundings makes Kemmanagundi the hill station of your dreams. Lying in Tarikere Taluk of Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka, this b...

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Mangalore

Directions from Goa to Mangalore
Beaches Religious

A gateway to the Konkan Coast and the Kodagu District, Mangalore is a blend of the modern intricacies and the ethnic affair of the coastal region. Known as one of the cleanest city of India, Mangalore is nestled betwe...

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Chikmagalur

Directions from Goa to Chikmagalur
Wildlife Hill Stations

Chikmagalur (literally means The Land of Younger Daughter) is one of the most popular hill stations in Karnataka. It is known for its vast coffee plantations and in fact is the first place in India to cultivate coffee...

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Dapoli

Directions from Goa to Dapoli
Beaches Hill Stations

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Dapoli is a small town in Ratnagiri situated about 215 kms from Mumbai. A perfect spot for beach holidays, Dapoli has everything you can ask for in a vacation spot. ...

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Panchgani

Directions from Goa to Panchgani
Hill Stations

Panchgani is a beautiful hill station that falls under Satara district in Maharashtra, India. Panchgani that literally means five hills was derived from the five mountains of Sahyadri mountain range. This picturesque ...

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Dharmasthala

Directions from Goa to Dharmasthala
Religious

A Pilgrim destination in Karnataka which is famous amongst Vaishnava, Shaiva and Jaina communities, Dharmasthala is known for its Dharamsthala Temple.  It houses various shrines such as Shiva, Manjunatha, Dharma Daiva...

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Murud Janjira

Directions from Goa to Murud Janjira
Heritage Beaches

Known for beautiful beaches and majestic forts, Murud is a picturesque destination in Raigad district of Maharashtra. With its pristine landscape, soothing beaches, Murud is an excellent destination for relaxed vacati...

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Mahabaleshwar

Directions from Goa to Mahabaleshwar
Hill Stations

Celebrated for its pleasant excellence and invigorating feel, Mahabaleshwar is a lovely slope station settled in Satara District in the Indian territory of Maharashtra. It tenders enchanting sight of the fields alongs...

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Halebidu

Directions from Goa to Halebidu
Heritage

A small town in the Hassan district of Karnataka, listed as a World Heritage Center, Halebidu is a gem of Indian architecture.This city with a glorious past is known for its temples, shrines and sculptures. Once the g...

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Harihareshwar

Directions from Goa to Harihareshwar
Beaches Religious

Harihareshwar, a small beach town in Maharashtra, lies in the district of Raigad. It is surrounded by three hills named Harihareshwar, Harshinachal, and Pushpadri on 3 sides. Besides having a sea-shore on the fourth s...

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Kasargod

Directions from Goa to Kasargod
Heritage Beaches

The northernmost region of Kerala, Kasargod is situated on the ocean coast bordered by hilly slopes of Kodagu and Mangalore area of Karnataka in the east and north. However, it has a lot of appealing shorelines, fortr...

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