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November- March

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Goa Tourism

How many times has your 'Goa Plan' with friends been cancelled? Well, I'm sure after reading about the places mentioned below, none of your friends will back out! 

The synonym of Vacation is Goa. This beach capital city of India is every kind of traveller's dream. It is the hub for all the Party Animals and those Adventure Sports Enthusiasts.  A state between the western and southern India within the region known as the Konkan. Bounded by Maharashtra to the north and Karnataka to the east, Goa is India's mini paradise.

The perfect blend of Indian and Portuguese cultures, mixed with golden sun, salty sea, soft sand and  delicious seafood it is every backpacker's 'Go- To' place. From beaches to forts, flea markets to spas and adventure sports to treks, Goa has it all and how!

Attractions

Dona Paula

1.Dona Paula

38 kilometres from city centre

Being the meeting point of the Zuari and Mandovi Rivers, in North Goa just seven kilometres away from Panaji is Goa's most enduring monument. Dona ...

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Agonda Beach

2.Agonda Beach

32 kilometres from city centre

If clear blue water, coconut trees, less crowd or soltitude is what you're looking then Agonda beach is the right place for you.Located in South Go...

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Baga Beach

3.Baga Beach

49 kilometres from city centre

Famous for its beach shacks and the delicious sea food, located in North Goa, Baga Beach is the most famous of all Goan beaches. Entertaining from ...

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Water Sports in Goa

4.Water Sports in Goa

25 kilometres from city centre

When it comes to the thrilling adventure of water sports, Goa has been one of the go-to destinations. The open blue skies, clear waters and the rhy...

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Church of St. Cajetan

5.Church of St. Cajetan

32 kilometres from city centre

Stands gloriously in Old Goa, northeast of the Se Cathedral, this is without a doubt one of the most beautiful churches in Goa. The Church was orig...

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Cabo de Rama Beach

6.Cabo de Rama Beach

30 kilometres from city centre

Located in the south of Goa, also known among local citizens as Cab de Ram, this beautiful wild beach is 2 km from Cabo de Rama Fort. The beach is ...

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Se Cathedral

7.Se Cathedral

32 kilometres from city centre

Also known as the Sé Catedral de Santa Catarina, this majestic white beauty shrine in Goa is dedicated to Saint Catherine. Situated in Old Goa, opp...

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Basilica of Bom Jesus

8.Basilica of Bom Jesus

32 kilometres from city centre

Built in the year 1594, located in Old Goa in Bainguinim about 10 km away from Panjim, Basilica of Bom Jesus is the oldest church in Goa. The Basil...

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Palolem beach

9.Palolem beach

34 kilometres from city centre

Also known as the 'Paradise Beach,lined with towering coconut palms this mile long beach is a scenic beauty.Palolem Beach is considered to be the s...

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Patnem Beach

10.Patnem Beach

35 kilometres from city centre

Located in the town of Canacona, one of the quietest and most secluded beaches of South Goa, this beach is a paradise of its own. Patnem beach is f...

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Fort Aguada

11.Fort Aguada

44 kilometres from city centre

Approximately 18 km from Panjim is the glorious Fort Aguada which is an epitome of Portuguese architecture built in the 17th century.The Portuguese...

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Dudhsagar Waterfalls

12.Dudhsagar Waterfalls

20 kilometres from city centre

Approximately 60 km from Panaji on the Goa - Karnataka Border, located inside the Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary, cascading from the mighty peaks of the...

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Arambol Beach

13.Arambol Beach

62 kilometres from city centre

 Located in North Goa, having the perfect combination of relaxation and adventure sports, Arambol beach should be one's 'go-to' choice. Blessed wit...

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Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

14.Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

39 kilometres from city centre

Standing tall in the capital city of Goa, lying on a hilltop is the beautiful Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. Close to the Mandovi...

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Church of St Francis of Assisi

15.Church of St Francis of Assisi

32 kilometres from city centre

Situated near the Se Cathedral in Old Goa,this church is a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site (Churches & Convents of Goa). The exterior of the...

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Vagator Beach

16.Vagator Beach

54 kilometres from city centre

Situated in North Goa, near Chapora fort and also 3 km north of Anjuna Vagator is one among the most beautiful beaches that one can find in norther...

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Candolim and Sinquerim Beach

17.Candolim and Sinquerim Beach

44 kilometres from city centre

Sinquerim beach is connected to the Candolim Beach and Fort Aguada guards one end of its shore. As a result, the tourist attractions are pretty muc...

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Scuba Diving in Goa

18.Scuba Diving in Goa

44 kilometres from city centre

Goa is one of the few places in India offering scuba diving. iIt is the perfect destination for beginners to explore the delights of the underwater...

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Spa and Massages

19.Spa and Massages

49 kilometres from city centre

To help one  relax and rejuvenate their tired body, mind and soul, Goa offers places of spa and massages as well. Goa has spa resorts and Ayurvedic...

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Querim Beach and Tiracol Fort

20.Querim Beach and Tiracol Fort

66 kilometres from city centre

Also known as Keri beach, in the northern part of Goa this secluded beach is one of the lesser known beaches in Goa. The beach has a long stretch o...

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Club Cubana, Calangute

21.Club Cubana, Calangute

49 kilometres from city centre

Club Cubana, high up on the Arpora hill, is considered as the best spot to enjoy the nightlife in Goa. It is an upmarket club with the coolest DJs ...

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Calangute Beach

22.Calangute Beach

48 kilometres from city centre

Known as the “Queen of Beaches” and considered one among the top ten beaches in the world, Calangute beach is the largest beach in North Goa. This ...

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Morjim Beach

23.Morjim Beach

55 kilometres from city centre

Located a little south of Ashwem beach this beach serves as a nesting habitat for Olive Ridley Turtles. Morjim is one of the three beachs that serv...

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Butterfly Beach

24.Butterfly Beach

34 kilometres from city centre

Just 6 km north of Palolem beach lies the mesmerizing Butterfly beach. The beauty of this beach is that it is not as commercially dense as the othe...

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The World Famous Decades Bar, Calangute

25.The World Famous Decades Bar, Calangute

48 kilometres from city centre

On the main road to Arpora/Anjuna in Goa, this British Owned Bar a great place to enjoy live music on a couple of days in the week and also to  pla...

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Anjuna beach

26.Anjuna beach

51 kilometres from city centre

Located north of Baga and Calangute, adjacent to Chapora fort, Anjuna beach is famous for its scenic coconut trees and white soft sands. It is a fa...

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Colva Beach

27.Colva Beach

23 kilometres from city centre

Extending for nearly 25km with a stretch of white sand, Colva Beach is one of the most popular beaches in South Goa. There are dozens of shacks to ...

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Mambos, Calangute

28.Mambos, Calangute

49 kilometres from city centre

Mambos club is amongst the best places to visit in Goa, for youngsters especially. It is one among the best nightclubs of Goa. The place is always ...

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City Shopping

29.City Shopping

452 kilometres from city centre

Goa is not only a hub for the best beaches but also a place for every shopperhollic's drream to come true at. From hippie clothing to junk jeweller...

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Elephant Rides

30.Elephant Rides

14 kilometres from city centre

Some places in Goa such as Ponda, Kulem, and Kurim offer an unique experience of an elephant ride. Most of these places are slightly inland but are...

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Casino

31.Casino

39 kilometres from city centre

The union territory of Daman and Diu,Sikkim and Goa are the only places in India where you can legally play casino games. The casinos in Goa are th...

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Flea Markets

32.Flea Markets

51 kilometres from city centre

Best markets for shopping in Goa are Anjuna Flea Market, Mapusa Market, Panjim Market and Calangute Market Square. Goa's night markets are also qui...

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Tito's, Calangute

33.Tito's, Calangute

49 kilometres from city centre

Located off the main road, towards Baga beach, Tito’s is one of the best nightclubs in Goa.The place is made up of two levels: the lower level is a...

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Chapora Fort and Beach

34.Chapora Fort and Beach

53 kilometres from city centre

Built by the Portuguese in 1717, located in North Goa, Chapora Fort is undeniably one of the most famous forts in Goa. The fort gets its name from ...

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Club LPK - Love Passion Karma, Candolim

35.Club LPK - Love Passion Karma, Candolim

44 kilometres from city centre

An amazing vibe made up of great music, trippy lighting, and a dance floor that's Love Passion Karma for you. One can visit this club during the va...

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Cruise

36.Cruise

38 kilometres from city centre

Goa makes for an exciting and various cruising destination.There are several types of cruises in Goa offering  a unique experience ranging from sim...

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Banbolim Beach

37.Banbolim Beach

34 kilometres from city centre

Located in North Goa, this secludedl little beach is a long  stretch of sand and rocks, lined on with swaying coconut palms.Bambolim beach is not c...

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Things to do :

- Water Sports

- Dolphin Watching

- Mandovi River Cruising

- Enjoy In Casinos 

- Nightlife in Goa

How to reach

Goa is easily accesible through air, rail, and road.

How to Reach by Flight

The nearest international airport is the Dabolim, which is situated near Vasco da Gama. The airport is situated at a distance of almost 29 kilometers away from Panaji. This international airport is well connected with the major domestic cities as well as international major cities in U.K. and Germany.

How to Reach by Train

Major railway stations are Madgaon and Vasco-da-gama. These railway stations are well linked with Mumbai and other major parts of the country as well.

How to Reach by Bus

There are a number of public as well as private buses to reach Goa. KSRTC, MSRTC and KTC are some of the Government undertakings that operate from Panaji, Madgaon and Vasco Da Gama. Private bus operators include the likes of Neeta Tour and Travels, Paulo Travels and Naik Tours and Travels. Goa enjoys daily bus service from important cities like Mumbai and Pune.

How to Reach by Road

 The roadways that connects Goa to Mumbai is approximately 610kms, Pune is 460kms and Kolhapur that is approximately 230kms. One who is planning to drive to Goa by road from Bangalore has to pass National Highway 4 that connects to State Highway 34 followed by National Highway 4A and pelt along the State Highway 7. The approximate distance from Bangalore to Goa is 560kms and it takes around 9 or more hours.

How to travel within

You can find a number of Taxis, rickshaws and auto-rickshaws, in cheaper prices to travel around Goa. One can also rent scooters or jeeps to travel around.

Goa Itinerary

DAY 1

Cover Old Goa on the first day and the places you could go are : Basilica of Bom Jesus , Chapel of St. Francis Xavier, Se Cathedral and the Archealogical Museum.

- Break for lunch after this and try some authentic Goan food at Bhatti Village.

- One can end the day by relaxing at Aguada or Agonda beach. They're the famous beaches in Goa.

 

DAY 2

- Explore North Goa on the second day, one can do beach - hopping as there are many beaches in North Goa.

- Start off with Calaunge then move on to Candolim and Sinquerium and end with Baga.

- Break for lunch at the very famous Blue Whale around Baga beach.

- One can then explore North Goa by visiting Dona Paula and then Chapora Fort and Chapora River.

- End your day with the beautiful sunset at the Vagator Beach.

 

DAY 3

Dedicate the third day to South Goa.

- Begin by going to Colva Beach 

- Visit Vas Coda Gama just before lunch 

- Try delicious lunch at The Fisherman's Wharf

- Visit the Palolem beach

- End the trip at the Patnem beach

 

 

 

 

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