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BEST 10 PLACES TO VISIT IN GOA

TRAVEL!!! DO IT BEFORE YOU RUN OUT OF TIME…

Goa is a castle in the air for almost every itinerant. Cultural heritage and beauty give a unique identity. So, all these make places to visit in Goa an important tourist destination in India. The word Goa elicits us of beaches, sunrise and sunset and the cool environment that it provides people. Goa is a small state with just two districts that stretches along the  Arabian sea. So, this article gives you an idea about, top ten places to visit in goa add to your list of places to visit in Goa.

  1. PANAJI, NORTH GOA      

It is one of the relaxed places in the state. It is important for you to visit Panaji not just because it is the capital of the city it is because it provides a  prodigious sight to your eyes.                                                                    

Places to visit:

You can spend your day at Miramar beach. Bird lovers could visit Dr Salim Ali bird sanctuary and take a serene walk in Fontainhas- Latin quarters. You could also visit the church of our lady of immaculate conception and also the Shanta Durga temple.

2. MARGAO, SOUTH GOA

Margao is the “cultural capital of goa”. This is a place you shouldn’t miss while visiting Goa. Margao is best for its special Margao curry. It’s amusing to know that Margao curry is been exported to Portugal and some other countries too.

Places to visit

Here, you could visit The municipal garden, Margao market, Pandava caves. Some other exhilarating places to visit are the holy spirit church, House of seven gables, Damodar temple, Zalor beach, monte hill etc.

3. VASCO DA GAMA, SOUTH GOA

If you wish to squander your time at the beaches, Vasco da Gama is the best place for you. March is actually the best time to visit Vasco da Gama, it is because you can attend Shigmo, a festival marked by street dances and flamboyant parades.

Places to visit

There are several beaches like Arossim beach, bogmalo beach, Cansualim beach, velsao beach, Hollant beach. There are other fetching places like Mormugao fort, kesarval waterfalls, sahakari spice farm, naval aviation museum, Shri Ramnath temple. This is another place that you shouldn’t miss.

4. CALANGUTE, NORTH GOA

This is stationed in north goa and it is best-known for Calangute beach. This is one of the most astonishing beaches in goa. You could engage yourself in adventures like parasailing and water skiing.

Places to visit

Calangute beach is one place which you should visit. There are other places like St. Alex church and Tibetan market which shows the heritage of Goa. And also there are lots of clubs, shows, and open dances also being carried out.

5. ANJUNA, NORTH GOA

This has been the spot of hippies in the 1960s. Even today you would find some traces of the hippie era. If you go to restaurants like curlies or shiva valley you could experience the trance scene.

Places to visit

Anjuna beach could give you a peaceful environment as it is not much crowded as other beaches. Another important place to visit is the flea market which opens on Wednesday, you could find lots of stuff like sandalwood, leather stones, sarongs, stones and crystals.

6. MAPUSA, NORTH GOA

Mapusa is best known for its Friday market. It is being held every Friday, it encompasses many stalls that sell fish that is marinated and ready to cook, cashews, homemade sausages, vegetables, green spices etc.

Places to visit

You could stop over at places like bodgeshwar temple, St.jerome church, the church of our lady of miracles.

7. PONDA, NORTH GOA  

It is known very well for its rich heritage. It has temples and mosques which adds to its heritage. There are also plantation farms to visit.

Places to visit  

There are a number of temples which include Shri mahalasa temple, Mahalaxmi temple, Shri Ramnath temple, Laxmi Narasimha temple, Vijaya Durga temple, Shri nagueshi temple. And there are tropical spice plantations where you see trees like Mexican Mirchi, pepper tree and lavender tree. 

8. OLD GOA

During the olden days, Panaji was not the capital of goa, it was Velha goa, better known as old goa today. It is a spectacular pieces of architecture and also its cultural legacy.

Places to visit

The most popular places to visit are Basilica of Bom Jesus, se cathedral, the church of our lady of the rosary, church of divine providence, the chapel of Santa Catarina, the church of st. Francis of Assisi, all these are collectively known as “ churches and convents of goa”.

9. BAMBOLIM, NORTH GOA

This is one of the quietest and lively places in goa. It is a kind of white stretch of sand. It is a great spot to spend time with your family.

Places to visit

Bambolim beach is the best place for you to relax yourselves. You would be able to see fishermen getting ready to go fishing. There is Bambolim beach resort, where they serve you a lot of cuisines.

10. MANDREM, NORTH GOA

Mandrem is a sleepy coastal and also the calmest in north goa. There are places where you get good massages.

Places to visit

You could go to the calmest mandrel beach which is also lined up with some hotels that serve you great food. You could get a sunbed and spend quality time.

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