Goa is the dream destination for many Adults. It is one of the Best Destination for the tourist to enjoy their Holidays. It is an important tourist place in India due to its culture and Beauty.
Goa was ruled by the Portuguese in the Past so the place is famous for Portuguese building, Culture. Arambol, Anjuna, Agonda, Colva, Candolim, Palolem, Dona Paula are best known for the water sports in Goa. Goa is also famous for Pilgrimage activities.
The reason why Goa is famous for Tourism:
- Water sports
- Spice and Exotic condiments
March to June is the ideal time to visit Goa. Here we are going to see the famous places to visit in Goa. This Includes Beaches, islands, Hotels, and sanctuaries.
1. Mangeshi Temple
It is located in Mangeshi village, Goa. It is a temple of Bhagavan Manguesh.
This place is preferred for god lovers to visit in Goa. It is best to visit from October to June. It is the most visited place to visit in Goa. Nowadays this place is banned for foreigners due to their dressing. It is available all days of the week.
The timing is 6 AM to 10 PM. Mangeshi Temple is the most beautiful temple in Goa.
In this temple, Nandi is present which is considered as the vehicle of Shiva. It also has rooms for weddings.
It is also known as Bairro das Fontainhas. It is located in Panjim in the state of Goa. It was founded by Antonio Joao de Sequeria in 1770.
Fontainhas is declared as Heritage Zone in 1984 by UNESCO. It is the only Latin Quarter in India and is famous for many Indo-Portuguese houses. Every year in February the houses are decorated with artwork.
It is conducted like a festival to make awareness about the Goan Heritage in Younger generations. The artist makes use of this and expands their work.
3. Reis Magos Fort
It is present opposite Panjim and located northern bank of Mandovi River, Goa. It is a Portuguese word derived from the Bible that means Three Wise Men. It is the most popular fort in Goa.
Reis Magos is the oldest fort which was constructed in the year 1551. It is a 400-year-old fort in Goa. For a person who is fond of architecture, this is the best place to visit in Goa.
It is best known for its beautiful view surrounded by landscape and sea. Vasco da Gama, Karmali, and Verna are the railways that are connected to this fort.
4. Calangute Beach
Calangute Beach is the biggest beach in Goa. This place is also known as the Queen of Beaches. It is the best place to visit in Goa for nature lovers. It expresses the culture in Goa and is surrounded by beautiful views and landscapes.
The sunrise and sunset view attracted many tourists to this place. This place is best to visit from October to February. Calangute Beach is located 11 kilometers away from Panaji.
St.Alex Church, Kerkar Art Library, Aguada Fort are the popular places to be visited in Calangute Beach.
5. Baga Beach
Water sports are more attractive towards Baga Beach in Goa. The Dolphins are seen in the deeper of the Baga Sea. Baga Beach surrounds the Whole Baga town. The foreigners are attracted to this spot for discos, paddle boarding, and fishing.
It is best to visit this place from March to June. Chapora fort, Casa de Retiros, and Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary are some of the important places that should not be missed.
Baga Beach is located 15 kilometers away from Panji Airport. Many Government buses are available to reach this place.
6. Candolim Beach
It is best known for Shopping, Pubs, and Shacks. Scuba Diving, boat ride, banana ride, Parasailing, Jet Skiing, and Snorkeling are the important activities attracts more tourists. It is 12.5 kilometers located away from Panaji.
Bus facilities are available ant takes half an hour to reach this place. April to November is the best time to explore the Beauty of Candolim Beach. The tourists are allowed to visit this place for sunset set and sunrise from 6 AM to 6 PM.
Ginger Tree Village Resort, 360 degrees Beach, and Holiday Beach Resort are the important places nearby.
7. Chapora Beach
Sunbathing, Fishing and Shopping are the things done in Chapora Beach. It is located in Vagator, Goa. October to June is the best time to visit this Beach. It is the best place for those who love adventure and peace.
Railways, Roadways, and Airways are some of the routes available to visit Chapora Beach. Goan cuisines, seafood, and Continental cuisines are famous foods served on this Beach.
All days in the week are allowed to visit this place from 9.30 AM to 5.30 PM.
8. Palolem Beach
It is one of the beautiful beaches to visit in Goa. This beach is best known for its natural beauty. November to February is a good time to visit this Beach. Dolphin sighting Trips, Banana rides, Water scooters, and Kayaking are the sports available on this Beach.
Disco parties are conducted and this beach is best known for Nightlife. It is best to take sunscreen with them while visiting this place. Medical facilities are also available.
Candolim is located in Bardez taluk of Goa and south of Calangute Beach. It is also known as the Conspiracy of Pintos. It was the first village that is converted to Christianity. It is the home of Aguada Fort.
The tourist can get into this place through taxi, bus, and train. Parasailing and water skiing are the important activities of Candolim.
Agonda is a large village in Goa. It is the best place for swimming and sunbathing. December and January are the ideal time to visit this place. Campoli Dam, Rock formations, Mobor Beach, Palolem Beach are the beautiful places to visit in Agonda village.
Agonda is best known for Surfing, Kayaking, Motorboat Ride, and Parasailing. Sea Breeze, Sonho Do Mar is the best place to eat in Agonda.
11. Anjuna Beach
Anjuna Beach is famous for nightclubs, resorts, and Beach hotels. The tourist can visit this place to enjoy their weekend with Adventure. It is one of the ideal places to visit in Goa for a photoshoot.
It is located in the west coast paradise in Goa. Anjuna Beach is also known as Multidimensional Entertainment Hub. Bungee Jumping, banana rides are famous on this Beach. The Winter season is the enjoy this place.
The summer season is not a good time to visit this place due to hot conditions.
12. Arambol Beach
It is located near Fisherman Village. It is one of the beautiful places to visit in Goa. It is best to visit in the winter season. Palolem Lake, Kalacha Beach, Keri Beach are important places that should not be missed in Arambol Beach.
It becomes the borders of Mandrem Beach and Keri Beach. Surfing, Jet Ski, Bumper ride, and Banana Boat Ride are the water sports available in Arambol Beach.
13. Vagator Beach
Vagator Beach is best known for a clean, quiet beach with restaurants. It is located northern part of Goa. Vagator Beach is the first hipple haunts of Goa. It is divided into two beaches.
One part of the Vagator Beach contains snacks, Car park, and stalls. While the other side has a sea view. Anjuna, Mapusa, and chapora are important towns located near Vagator Beach.
Vagator Beach is best known for its red cliff. It also contains many hotels which serve tasty foods to tourists. Vagator is one of the oldest destinations to visit places in Goa.
14. Morjhim Beach
It is located north side of Chapora River. Due to many Russian immigrants visiting this place is also known as Little Russia. It is the home for different types of Birds.
It is one of the best places to visit in Goa for the Holidays. It is also a breeding place for Olive Ridley sea turtles. November to February is a good time to visit this place.
Due to hotness and humid this place is not advisable to visit in the summer and winter seasons. Chapora fort, St. Alex church is an important place to visit in Vagator Beach.
15. Fort Tiracol
It is a Portuguese fort near the Tiracol village. Fort Tiracol was the important fort Portuguese defense. It was controlled by the Portuguese government till 1961.
Now it is transformed into Hotel called Fort Tiracol Heritage. The fort is the symbol for Freedom Fighters. Nowadays it is controlled by the Government of Goa and open to the public.
16. Arvalem Waterfalls
It is located in the Sequelim and Bicholim towns of Goa. Arvalem falls is a worth visiting place in Goa. It is best known for Picnic and weekend spots.
More film crews are attracted to this place. It is good to visit this waterfall during the Monsoon season. Pandava caves, Rudreshwar temple are the important place to visit in Arvalem Waterfalls.
The timings are 8 AM to 8 PM and are free to all.
17. Ashwem Beach
It is located in Mandrem village Pernem district of Goa. Ashwem Beach is the most visited place to visit in Goa. The tourist can enjoy their time by seeing the Arabian Seawater.
This beach is best known for its cleanliness which is controlled by local authorities. November to February is the best time to visit Ashwem Beach. Chapora fort, Morjai temple, and Arambol Mountain are the important places in Ashwem beach.
Ashwem Beach is a popular beach in North Gao.
18. Dudhsagar Falls
Dudhsagar Falls is located in Goa and gives the illusion of a white milky sea falling from a great height. It is a four-tiered waterfall. Due to its white spray and foam, the word Dudhsagar translates to the milky White Sea.
It has a total height of 320 meters. The month of November to May will be the best time to visit.
19. Butterfly Beach
It is located in Palolem Beach in Goa. Butterfly Beach is also known as Butterfly Beach. This Beach is famous for Aquatic animals.
The best time to visit Butterfly beach is November to March. Palolem Beach, Agonda Beach, Himalayan Therapeutic studio, Samson's kiosk, and Rahul's cooking classes are the important places located on this Beach.
This place is heaven for those who love water sports. Boat riding, Snorkeling, and Kayaking ride are the water sports available in Butterfly Beach.
20. Colva Beach
Colva Beach is located in Colva village in south Goa. It is one of the best tourist destinations. This beach is located 27 kilometers away from Panjim and 23 kilometers from Goa Airport.
This place can be visited in all the season but most tourists visit this place during October to March. The tourist can get beautiful sunset views in the evening time.
Burnzam Ghor, the church of lady of mercy, Varca Beach is an important place to visit.
21. Cavelossim Beach
It is located in South Goa. It is situated between the Sal River and the Arabian Sea. There are many adventure activities present on this Beach. It is the best place for Long Walk.
The tourist is recommended to visit this place during November and March. It is not advisable to visit this place in the Rainy and Hot seasons.
Water sports are not available during Monsoon Season. Parasailing, water scooter, and jet skiing are the water sports at Cavelossim Beach.
22. Patnem Beach
It is located in south Goa and five minutes from Palolem Beach. It is best suited for tourist who loves yoga Holiday.
This Beach is best known for yoga Holidays. It becomes very famous among the tourist due to Yoga.
October to March is the right time to visit Patnem Beach. Cooking classes, spa massage, and yoga classes make this place as most visited place.
23. Betalbatim Beach
It is located in South Goa between Colva beach and Majorda beach. It is a one kilometer streach of Goldenbsand. But this place is not much known to the tourists.
This beach contains Spa, restaurants, food, hotels, and villas. Betalbatim Beach is the best time to visit from November to February.
Vasco da Gama and Colva place are the important places to be visited on this beach. Windsurfing, parasailing, and waterskiing are the water sports available on this beach.
24. Cabo de Rama Beach
It is one of the beautiful beaches in Goa. It is located 28 kilometers away from Margao. Picnics, fishing are the activities to do on this beach.
Cabo de Rama Fort is also an important place to be visited. It is open from Saturday to Sunday from 6 AM to 10 PM.
There are no bus facilities. The tourists can hire a private vehicle to visit this place.
25. Basilica of Bom Jesus
It is a part of the World Heritage site of UNESCO. It is situated in Old Goa. It is a Roman Catholic church and also the oldest church in Goa.
Basilica of Bom Jesus construction work was started In 1594 and ended in 1605. It is a memory of Portuguese colonial architecture.
It is Baroque architecture. It was constructed with black granite and a mixing of Doric composite styles. This church contains various oil paintings from 1973 to 1076.
The painting speaks about Italian culture and Christianity.
26. Dona Paula
It is the most popular tourist place to visit in Goa. It is situated seven kilometers away from Panjim.
Whitewashed Statue is another place that attracts many tourists towards this place. It is also known as Image of India. This place is most famous for shooting and water sports.
The movie Ek Guje Ke Liye and Singham were shooted in this place. Swimming, water-skiing, yachting, fishing, and windsurfing are the activities available for the tourist to enjoy.
The Dona Paula viewpoint is also a famous place to visit.
27. Church of our lady of Immaculate Conception
It was built in 1541. It was used by the sailors to thank Chapel for their safe arrival. It represents Portuguese architecture.
On December 8 the local authority organizes a feast with fireworks, music's and illuminating the buildings with colors. It is located 2.4 kilometers from Panaji.
28. Bambolim Beach
It is located 7 kilometers from Panaji. It is the best place to visit in Goa with family and Friends to make beautiful memories.
October to March is the right time to visit this place. British Cemetery, beaches, and churches are important places to visit.
Speed Boating, Ringo Rides, Jet skiing, and parasailing are the water sports available here. Due to heavy rainfall from June to September, it is not advisable to visit this place.
29. Church of St. Augustine
Church of St. Augustine is one of UNESCO's World Heritage sites. It was built by the Augustinian order. It is one of the biggest churches in Goa.
It is 150 feet high, built on the remains of Queen Ketevan. It is dedicated to the Lady of Grace.
The church comprises The Seminary of St Guilherme, the Convent of Saint Augustine, Our Lady of Grace, and The College of Populo.
30. Savoi Spice Plantation
Savoi spice Plantation is located in Ponda taluk at Savoi. Cinnamon, Pepper, Apple, Banana, Vanilla, Cashew nuts, mango, Nutmeg, and Cardamom are grown in this plantation Savoi Plantation was founded by Mr. Shetye. It also helps the students to know about the cultivations of fruits and Vegetables. The tourists who visit this place are treated with Goan Saraswat Buffet in Banana leaves and mud pots.
31. Devar Island
Devar Island is the most famous for its culture. It is located in the Mandovi River.
Bonderam and Potekar are the festivals celebrated on this Island. Bonderam is celebrated every fourth Saturday of August. Patekar is celebrated for three days by wearing a mask and bells.
This place speaks about the ruins of the Kadamba Dynasty and Witness how pilgrimage turned into Ghost Town.
32. Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary
It is located in Sanguem District, Goa. It is 70 kilometers away from Goa. It is a home for many rare species.
The Tallest waterfall in India, Dudhsagar waterfall is situated in this sanctuary. It is a land of exotic Flora Fauna. The ideal time to visit this sanctuary is November to March.
Tambdi falls, Devils canyon, and Tambdi Surla Temple, and the famous places in this sanctuary.
33. Mollem National Park
Mollem National Park is located in Sanguem taluk of Goa. It is the house of various birds such as Tailed Jay, Malabar Tree Nymph, Crimson Rose, Blue Mormon, and Lime Butterfly.
The tourists are attracted towards this park for Jungle Safari.
Mollem National Park is also known as Trekking Trails. It is declared as Sanctuary in 1969. This park is about 107 square kilometers.
34. Mahadev Temple
Mahadev Temple was constructed in Kadamba Style. It is located in Tambdi Surla, Goa. It is situated 65 kilometers from Panaji. The four pillars in the temple represent carvings of elephants.
Mahadev temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and protected by ASI. Mahadev Temple connects Karnataka through Anmod Ghat.
35. Butterfly Conservatory of Goa
It is located 26 kilometers from Panaji and 25 kilometers from Margao Railway station. 9 AM to 4.30 PM is the timings to visit with an entry fee of 150. It takes two hours to see the entire Butterfly Conservatory. Dr.Jyoti and Yashodan Heblekar are the owners.
They started this sanctuary as a Hobbies and it was turned into a tourist spot in Goa. Don't forget to take the camera with you because it is a beautiful place for the photoshoot.
36. Braganza House
It is one of the Glamorous mansions in Goa. It was built in the 17th century by the Braganza family. It is a Portuguese Mansion spread over 10000 square meters.
The House has two wings. Menezes Braganza family is the owner of west wings. The east wing was owned by the Pereira Braganza family. The family member is the guide for this House.
The west wing has a Library which is the first private Library in Goa. The tourist is free to visit and they can also offer a donation to make the house even better.
37. Utorda Beach
It is located in South Goa. It is best known for its beautiful Beachside and cleanest area. November to March is a good time to visit. Tourists and Businessmen often visit this place for peace.
Majorda Beach, Three Kings chapel, Indian Naval Aviation Museum are popular places to visit. Windsurfing, Fishing, and Waterskiing are interesting activities to enjoy. Utorda Beach is the best place to spend Leisure time.
38. Tanshikar Spice Farm
It is an Organic Spice Farm. Peppers, Cashews, chilies, Vanilla, Nutmeg are the corps grown on this farm. Chinmay is the owner of this Farm. There is no bus facility and tourists should offer private vehicles.
It has Beautiful mud called eco-cottages and houses are built in Hindu style. This Farm also gives the tourist cooking class and trekking in Waterfall nearby.
39. Grande Island
Grande Island is also known as Bat Island. The tourist can reach this place by sailing. Snorkeling and Fishing are important activities to enjoy.
It is the best Picnic spot and tourists can see the twirling of dolphins if they are lucky. Water sports are major attractions mainly Snorkeling.
40. Bogmalo Beach
Bogmalo Beach is filled with palm and coconut trees. It is one of the cleanest beaches in Goa. It is a great choice for those who want to enjoy their holidays privately. This Beach contains nightclubs, resorts, dance, and Music.
The water sport includes Scuba Diving, Jet skiing, Windsurfing, snorkeling, and parasailing. Naval Aviation Museum, Sernabatim Beach, Chicalim, Siridao Beach, and Colva Beach are important places to visit.
So, I think I mentioned most of the tourist places in Goa. Though many other places are also available, the famous places to visit in goa are listed here.
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