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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!

Things to do :

- Water Sports

- Dolphin Watching

- Mandovi River Cruising

- Enjoy In Casinos 

- Nightlife in Goa

Top things do in Goa

1. Dona Paula

38 kilometres from city centre

2. Agonda Beach

32 kilometres from city centre

3. Baga Beach

49 kilometres from city centre

4. Water Sports in Goa

25 kilometres from city centre

5. Church of St. Cajetan

32 kilometres from city centre

6. Cabo de Rama Beach

30 kilometres from city centre

7. Se Cathedral

32 kilometres from city centre

8. Basilica of Bom Jesus

32 kilometres from city centre

9. Palolem beach

34 kilometres from city centre

10. Patnem Beach

35 kilometres from city centre

11. Fort Aguada

44 kilometres from city centre

12. Dudhsagar Waterfalls

20 kilometres from city centre

13. Arambol Beach

62 kilometres from city centre

14. Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

39 kilometres from city centre

15. Church of St Francis of Assisi

32 kilometres from city centre

16. Vagator Beach

54 kilometres from city centre

17. Candolim and Sinquerim Beach

44 kilometres from city centre

18. Scuba Diving in Goa

44 kilometres from city centre

19. Spa and Massages

49 kilometres from city centre

20. Querim Beach and Tiracol Fort

66 kilometres from city centre

21. Club Cubana, Calangute

49 kilometres from city centre

22. Calangute Beach

48 kilometres from city centre

23. Morjim Beach

55 kilometres from city centre

24. Butterfly Beach

34 kilometres from city centre

25. The World Famous Decades Bar, Calangute

48 kilometres from city centre

26. Anjuna beach

51 kilometres from city centre

27. Colva Beach

23 kilometres from city centre

28. Mambos, Calangute

49 kilometres from city centre

29. City Shopping

452 kilometres from city centre

30. Elephant Rides

14 kilometres from city centre

31. Casino

39 kilometres from city centre

32. Flea Markets

51 kilometres from city centre

33. Tito's, Calangute

49 kilometres from city centre

34. Chapora Fort and Beach

53 kilometres from city centre

35. Club LPK - Love Passion Karma, Candolim

44 kilometres from city centre

36. Cruise

38 kilometres from city centre

37. Banbolim Beach

34 kilometres from city centre

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