Are you thinking of a Goan holiday and want to enjoy the family vacation in Goa, but unsure of where to go and what to do? Then you must read this blog to check out the best places & beaches in Goa. So read on, and plan to surprise yourself with a true Goan experience on your next vacation.
It is one of the most popular beaches in Goa and surprisingly one of the largest beaches in North Goa. It is at top of the list of all tourist places in Goa and is popular for both domestic and international tourists. No doubt, it is also the busiest and commercialized beaches in Goa and during the peak seasons, this very beach gets overly-crowded with people from all over the world.
It has the longest coastline, which offers an amazing view of the sea and at the beachfront, there are dotted shacks, restaurants, clubs, and shopping outlets.
There is a huge glut of water sports opportunities which can be experienced at Calangute beach.
2. Fort Aguada
A well-preserved 17th-century Portuguese fort, Fort Aguada. It is located on the Sinquerim Beach in North Goa. It was built as the chief defence for Portuguese against the Dutch and Marathas, and this fort has encountered thick battlements and a deep dry moat.
You can find 13-meter high lighthouse built in 1864 and a vaulted cistern capable of storing ten million liters of fresh water. Although, some buildings of the fort are still in good shape, which was converted into a jail and now Fort Aguada is one of the top sightseeing places in Goa.
3. Deltin Royale Casino
Try your luck at the Deltin Royale Casino boat, which is the largest casino boat in Panjim, Goa. It provides 24 hours of nonstop fun in an area spread over 40,000 sq.ft of luxury live gaming on three levels with 850 gaming positions.
Here, you can find live entertainment on the restaurant floor, and you need to buy an entry and play package to get access to the casino. Also, you can also select to buy a stay and play package which lets you stay at the Deltin hotel and access to the casino as well.
4. Chapora Fort
It is one of the popular destinations for the Bollywood flicks and has been picked by many films. It is located at the mouth of the Chapora river like an old guard.
However, this fort is almost in ruins but proffers the sensational views of the coastline from the top of the fort.
5. Pandava Caves and Arvalem Waterfall
Located in North Goa, you can find Pandava cave complex and Arvalem waterfalls. This very cave complex is bifurcated into 5 compartments and the ‘linga’, it is filled with the middle compartment and has great significance for devotees.
The Arvalem waterfalls are next Arvalem caves, which has water cascading down from a height of 50 mts makes for an awesome view. Also, you can find a park nearby from where you can view the waterfall as well as the lake at the bottom.
6. Ashwem & Arossim Beach
If your idea is to enjoy some ME time at some not-so-crowded beaches and willing to find the serenity, then Ashwem beach is kind of an oasis. It is situated in North Goa, around 27 miles from Anjuna beach. Unlike other beaches, it is quiet, clean, less crowded and peaceful.
Arossim Beach is another such South Goa travel destination, which is located at a distance of 12 km from Margao. This beach is a peaceful paradise with sparkling white sands and tall & swaying palm trees. You can enjoy mouth-watering delicacies Indian & continental here.
7. Mollem National Park
Also known as Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary. This National Park is situated in the Western Ghats along Goa’s eastern border with Karnataka.
It is spread over 240 sq km, the national park has many different species of wild cats, a wide variety of birds, a huge number of species of snakes and butterflies. Also, you may find “the Dhangar”; a community of nomadic buffalo herders.
Calling it to be a part of another world would not be wrong. Fontainhas reflects nothing but in Europe. It has the narrow winding street which is covered with brightly coloured houses with projecting balconies and red-tiled roofs make. Eventually, the housing system here gives a very Mediterranean look and feel to the entire place.
It is situated at the foothills, with the Altinho hills on the west and the Ourem creek on the East. Also, a Heritage walk in Fontainhas can help you get information about the architectural marvels of the place.
9. Reis Magos Fort
If you love history, and love to find solace in the historical places, then the Reis Magos Fort is the perfect delight for you, it is the oldest fort in Goa and has been recently restored to its former glory.
Earlier it was the abode for viceroy but later converted to a fortress. It has sturdy and distinctive reddish laterite walls, which are studded with typically Portuguese watchtowers or turrets at strategic points.
10. Arpora Night Market
Get indulged in Retail Therapy, with the Flea market, indeed Goa’s flea markets are another eye-candy to be experienced on your Goa visit. This market was started by the hippies as a source of money making but today this flea market has turned out to be a part of any tourist’s Goan itinerary.
Arpora night market happens every Saturday from 6 pm until late at night. Here you can find the scrumptious food stalls offering an inexhaustible range of delectable fare and the centre stage which hosts live concerts, grab the eyeballs.
This is the list of top 10 places to visit in Goa and will help you to get off the tourist trail and discover something special.
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