79 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

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...

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Karwar

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...

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Sawantwadi

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...

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Amboli

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...

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Gokarna

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...

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Kumta

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...

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Tarkarli

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...

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Malvan

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...

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Murudeshwar

189 kilometres from Goa Directions from Goa to Murudeshwar

Best Time: Oct - May

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 fills in as the associating point for well known scuba jumping goal Netrani. Murudeshwar is home to the second tallest statue of Lord Shiva on the planet. With the shining Arabian Sea on three sides and the heavenly Western Ghats forcing their...

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Jog Falls

189 kilometres from Goa Directions from Goa to Jog Falls

Best Time: June-September

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 Sharavathi River, in the Shimoga district of Karnataka. The Sharavathi River originates at Ambuthirtha in Thirthahalli taluka, and then flows north-west through the Western Ghats. The river then falls forming the Jog Falls before joining th...

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Honnemaradu

200 kilometres from Goa Directions from Goa to Honnemaradu

Best Time: October - December, March - April

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 Reservoir, which also has a small island in the middle. Being such an ideal spot, it attracts a lot of campers, especially from the nearby places, as still a lot of people outside Karnataka don't know about the existence of this place.  Honnema...

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Kolhapur

212 kilometres from Goa Directions from Goa to Kolhapur

Best Time: July- February

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. Thus the name Kolhapur, ‘Pur’ means a city. Kolhapur experiences better climate than the other neighbouring cities. The temperature in summer ranges from 10⁰C to 38⁰C and during winter it is between 9⁰C to 32⁰C. This place is visited by a...

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Badami

243 kilometres from Goa Directions from Goa to Badami

Best Time: July-March

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 sanctuaries that are made of sandstone rocks which encompass the Agastya Lake. Three amongst the four cavern temples are devoted to divinities of Hinduism and one temple is committed to Jainism. Stone worked stairs inside, interfaces these caver...

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Maravanthe

248 kilometres from Goa Directions from Goa to Maravanthe

Best Time: September- March

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 on one side and the Sauparnika River with with Kodachadri Hills forming the backdrop can be seen on the other side. Fishing is the main activity of the people of this place; however the economy is not very flourished because the infrastructu...

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Pattadakal

263 kilometres from Goa Directions from Goa to Pattadakal

Best Time: September to March

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 archeology and architecture. 

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Kundapur

264 kilometres from Goa Directions from Goa to Kundapur

Best Time: October-March

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 sides, for example, Panchgangavalli River in the north, Kalaghar River in the east and Arabian ocean and pleasant Kodi backwaters in the west. Getting its name from Kundeshvara sanctuary, the town of Kundapur claims a rich and wonderful past. ...

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Aihole

276 kilometres from Goa Directions from Goa to Aihole

Best Time: October - March

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-stained axe. As he washed his axe, the river turned red due to the colour of blood and a passer-by woman saw this. In terror, she screamed "Ayyo, hole!" in Kannada, which means "Oh, dear, blood!" and hence the village was called - "Aihole" Once ...

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Ratnagiri

280 kilometres from Goa Directions from Goa to Ratnagiri

Best Time: October-March

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 find peace and positivity in life. It is a part of the Konkan region of Maharashtra. With a relaxing environment around, Ratnagiri is also a very interesting place for all history buffs. Ratnagiri is known to be the birthplace of Lokmanya B...

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