Goa, India’s smallest state and unlike any other, is known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife, delectable seafood, and UNESCO-listed architecture. It is a small state in the Konkan region that spans approximately 3,702 kilometers. It’s not a hippy commune or a beach getaway, but it is one of the only locations open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The laid-back atmosphere of Goa draws a large number of visitors.

This may be useful for those of us who are often perplexed by the variations between North and South Goa: It is divided into two parts, North and South Goa. North Goa is popularly known for its nightlife and tourist attractions such as beaches, flea markets, and beach shacks, South Goa is known for its opulent resorts and laid-back beach atmosphere.

Visit one of the many whitewashed churches, crumbling forts, or spectacular churches. It has been a Portuguese territory for almost 450 years now, but Portuguese architecture is nowhere else to be seen as prevalent as it is in Goa.

Places To Visit in Goa

Calangute Beach
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Calangute Beach

Calangute Beach is the longest beach in North Goa, stretching from Candolim to Baga and approximately 15 kilometres from Panjim. Due to its size and popularity, it is a major tourist and travel destination for people from all over the world.

Calangute Beach in Goa is known as the “Queen of Beaches” and is regarded as one of the world’s top 10 bathing beaches. As one of Goa’s busiest and most commercial beaches, it is crowded with dining locations, shacks, and clubs serving cocktails, beer, and seafood. At Calangute Beach, water sports such as parasailing, water surfing, banana rides, and jet skiing are popular.

Best time to visit the site- After monsoon to enjoy water sports
Cost for water sports at the Beach- Jet Ski- Rs300 per person, Banana Ride- Rs450 per person

Fort Aguada
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Fort Aguada

Fort Aguada was built in the 17th-century. It is a Portuguese fort that overlooks the confluence of the Mandovi River and the Arabian Sea. The crumbling ramparts of the fort may be found near Sinquerim Beach, 18 kilometers from Panjim. A lone four-story lighthouse (the only one of its kind in Asia) and a spectacular sunset view are two of the fort’s highlights.

The fort was named after the Portuguese term for water, ‘Agua,’ and it provided a source of freshwater for seafarers. With a capacity of 2,376,000 gallons of water, it was one of Asia’s largest freshwater reservoirs.

Timings to visit the site- 09:30 am to 06:00 pm
Entry fees- Absolutely free

Dudhsagar Falls
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Dudhsagar Falls

The Mollem National Park contains the Dudhsagar Falls, one of India’s tallest waterfalls. The spectacular falls are 60 kilometers inland, on the Goa-Karnataka border, around 60 kilometers from Panaji. On the Mandovi river, the 310 m high Sea of Milk waterfall is divided into four tiers and resembles a gigantic flow of milk spilling down the hill.

While the bulk of people arrives by car or private transport from Panaji and the neighboring areas, others prefer to visit the falls by train or walking. Although the famed Dudhsagar Railway hike is no longer open to the public, the lower falls trail is still open.

Timings to visit the site- Throughout the week
Time required to visit the site- 6 to 7 hours
Entry fees- Rs20

Anjuna Beach
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Anjuna Beach

Anjuna Beach, which spans for 2 kilometres and is located 21 kilometres from Panjim, is one of North Goa’s most popular beaches. It’s famous for its rocky outcroppings, which make it a hippie haven. Anjuna Beach is famous for its fascinating golden sands, nightclubs, beach shacks, water sports, full-moon parties, and flea markets, which excites a wide range of visitors, from families to adrenaline addicts.

Timings to visit the site- Throughout the week
Entry fees- Absolutely Free

Baga Beach
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Baga Beach

Baga Beach is one of North Goa’s most popular beaches,  located near Calangute Beach, around 30 kilometers north of Panjim. Baga is the ideal location to experience Goa’s vibrant nightlife since signature establishments such as Britto’s, Tito’s, and Mambos are all close by. Baga Beach, one of the most mesmerizing beaches in North Goa, also offers a wide choice of water activities.

Baga is the name of the ‘Baga creek,’ which drains into the Arabian Sea. Designer boutiques and street markets are also well-known. While in Baga, start your day with a delicious breakfast at Infantaria, a highly regarded diner, then relax by the beach all day and let your inner party animal out in the evening. Because they are on the same stretch of coastline, Baga Beach is considered an extension of Calangute Beach.

Time to visit the site- Throughout the week 
Entry fees- Absolutely Free

Where to stay in goa?

  • Holiday Inn Resort Goa
  • The Baga Beach Resort 
  • The Leela Goa
  • Hard Rock Hotel Goa
  • The Bodhi Village
Take a tour to India’s smallest state and have the most amazing fun!!!!!

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