10 Must Places To Visit In Goa | Sightseeing And Things To Do
Hello readers, how are you?
I know as usual fine.
Thinking about Goa holiday?
Looking at Goa for family vacation?
There are plenty of amazing things to see and do in Goa.
Goa is famous because of its natural beauty and soothing weather which made it a very popular tourist place.
Goa is the best place for celebrating bachelor’s party, New year celebrations and even best place for recently married couples.
It is becoming very popular beach destination not just in India but also in the west.
If you and your family or friends want to have good time, or exhausted from regular routine then Goa is the best place for relaxing in India.
It’s budget friendly for accommodation and food (and drinks, if you do).
If you visit Goa between March to October, it’s non-peak season, you will find really good accommodation at highly affordable price.
Don’t go for expensive shacks and restaurants all the time, you can find plenty of good restaurants just outside the beaches.
Booze is very cheap as compared to other states of India.
The cheapest way to travel and explore Goa is to rent bikes and taxis.
If you plan to visit Goa, few things you need to remember to pack.
1. If you are reader then take a book with you, for light reading at beach.
2. Take a camera, to capture your beautiful moments.
3. Sunscreen, shampoo and conditioner, to take care of yourself.
4. At least 3 pair of shorts, swimwear and a pair of sandals.
5. Your driving licence for renting bikes and cars.
If you’re thinking that Goa is only famous for beaches.
Nope, other than beaches, there are museums, churches, wildlife sanctuaries, forts, pubs and many more.
I know that beaches tend to be similar in many respects, so keep in mind to visit the most popular ones.
In Goa, there are more than 130 places to visit, I know that you can’t visit all the places.
So always go for unique place and beautiful destination.
I have listed some amazing places in Goa, take a look-
1. Dudhsagar falls :
Dudhsagar falls is the tallest waterfall in India and located on the Mandovi river.
It is 60 km from Panjim by road.
If you want to see the top of Dudhsagar falls, you have to climb and trek also.
You can view it from a train journey.
There is absolutely no access to cellular signal and power at this location, so just enjoy the view and click some stunning pictures with your friends.
2. Fort Aguada :
It is one of the top sightseeing places in Goa.
In 17th century, Portuguese constructed this fort for a defence against the Marathas and the Dutch.
It is a well-preserved Portuguese fort and located at bank of Sinquerim Beach, also close to Candolim Beach.
It is a beautiful place to stay for a peaceful vacation.
3. Calangute Beach :
This is the most popular tourist destination of Goa.
It is popularly known as “Queen of beaches”.
Calangute beach is among the most recommended tourist places in Goa and popular with both domestic and international tourists.
At this beach, a huge number of holiday resorts are there.
4. Chapora Fort :
Popular Bollywood film “Dil Chahta Hai” was filmed here, for those in love with Bollywood Hindi movies must visit.
Chapora Fort is located in Bardez, fort rises above the Chapora River.
The fort is almost in ruins now, but it still offers incredible views of the river and the coastline.
5. Baga Beach :
One of the most popular as well as one of the charming locations in Goa, this is one out of the main beaches in the region.
Beach shacks, pubs, restaurants, shops, nightclubs, water sports, there is everything in Baga.
Water sport options include banana riding, speed boats, paddle boarding, paragliding, surf boarding, and more.
This Beach is the most crowded place, especially at the mouth.
6. Basilica of Bom Jesus :
A landmark for Catholics from around the world, St. Francis Xavier’s body kept preserved and this making it one of the most important tourist attractions.
Built across centuries, these architectural wonders were more than just a place of worship, they hold a place of historical or cultural significance as well.
Visitors timing is from onwards 9:00am to 6:30pm.
7. Agonda Beach :
It is a very quiet, peaceful, and picturesque beach with few tourists.
Many shops, cafes, beach shacks, bars, restaurants, yoga centers, massages are there, but still you will get a less “touristic feel” here.
In 2016, it was ranked on TripAdvisor’s “Travelers Choice” as fourth in Asia by Tripadvisor and first in India.
8. Tito’s :
Other than beaches, churches and historical museum, you forget about the nightclubs of Goa.
Goa has always popular for its nightlife.
Tito’s is one of the best nightclub in Goa, located off the main road, towards Baga beach.
Saturday night at Tito’s is all about electrifying music, pulsating dance floor and throbbing lights.
This place offers amazing music with good ambience and decent food.
9. Hilltop Nightclub :
Hill Top is Goa’s iconic party destination and the place to be for all trance aficionados!
Also they completed 35th anniversary last month.
This is one of the best places in Goa for trance music and rave parties.
The DJs are from England, Sweden, Italy, France, Russia, Germany, Israel and India.
There is a big area for people to drink and dance.
There is a swimming pool too.
10. Casino in Panjim :
Finally, let’s talk about casino gaming.
Goa is the only place where you can legally play casino games.
Some of the most famous Goa casinos are Deltin Royale, Deltin Jaqk, Casino Carnival, Casino Pearl, Casino Pride, and Casino Paradise.
They are floating casinos on ships.
The Deltin Royale Casino boat is the largest casino boat in Panjim, Goa.
It offers 24 hours non-stop fun.
Apart from the usual games – Indian Flush, poker, blackjack, and baccarat, can also be played.
So these are the places you must visit in Goa, make sure you don’t miss any of these places.
I hope you have an amazing journey.
So what are you waiting for?
Just go and plan a trip to GOA.
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– Written by Hitendra(Intern at BoldBlush)
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