49 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.



72 kilometres from Goa Directions from Goa to Dandeli

Best Time: From October to January.

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 for the solace seeker in you to kayaking and river crossing for your adventures side. Legend has it that Dandeli got its name from a king named Dandakanayaka who passed through the forest and named them after himself. This little town is ext...

Dandeli Travel Guide
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72 kilometres from Goa Directions from Goa to Karwar

Best Time: October to February Peak Season: December to January

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, the name Karwar was spelt Carwar. This is an old city significantly utilized for the ocean exchange, visited by the Arabs, Dutch, Portuguese, French and later the British. Amid the eighteenth century, this city was a piece of the Maratha Em...

Karwar Travel Guide
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101 kilometres from Goa Directions from Goa to Sawantwadi

Best Time: September to March

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. Sawantwadi is a spectacular town located on the National Highway (NH17) that links Mumbai and Goa. A lot of travellers stop by the place for refreshments and resting purposes. The place houses a magnificent royal palace which comprises of a hu...

Sawantwadi Travel Guide
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101 kilometres from Goa Directions from Goa to Amboli

Best Time: Throughout the year

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 Ghats in its variety and fullest form. This place is also known for its strong Hindu religious history and background. Some of the remote temples here are worth a visit even if you are not a devotee. The legend says there are about 108 templ...

Amboli Travel Guide
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116 kilometres from Goa Directions from Goa to Gokarna

Best Time: Throughout the year except monsoons

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, Gokarna is dream destination for so many different reasons.  On the western coast of India in the Kumta taluk of Northern Karnataka region, Gokarna is the new and emerging favourite in beach towns. Open beaches, undiscovered caves, mesmer...

Gokarna Travel Guide
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138 kilometres from Goa Directions from Goa to Kumta

Best Time: November-March

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 seeking a peaceful countryside stay. The little town of Kumta comes with stunning sceneries, rich culture and impressive monuments making it a memorable experience to visit. The highlight of the town is the Om beach and the Gokarna Temple that li...

Kumta Travel Guide
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144 kilometres from Goa Directions from Goa to Tarkarli

Best Time: October-March

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 goal for the adventure seekers and beach lovers. Tarkarli has a series of pristine white sand beaches, where one can enjoy walking on the shores, have a family picnic or dive into the many water sports, that has been introduced there. Being s...

Tarkarli Travel Guide
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148 kilometres from Goa Directions from Goa to Malvan

Best Time: Nov-Mar

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 Maharashtra. It is outstanding generally for the Sindhudurg Fort of Chatrapati Shivajiraje. Socially, it is well known for it's mouth-watering Malvani ocean bottom and desserts, which generally sees a hot and humid climate because of its proximity t...

Malvan Travel Guide
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