Goa is a beautiful place. It is home to numerous attractive and impressive tourist places worth visiting. Right from the beautiful beaches to the national parks, ancient forts, hills, backwaters, churches, and markets, you will find everything in this amazing state.
There a huge number of travel choices you can enjoy being in this state. Many of the tourist spots here are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Hence, if you are an ardent tourist, a visit to Goa will let you have a great time. Do not miss out on the exquisite churches, local markets, and ancient Portuguese structures.
Here are 5 best places you must visit in Goa:
This beach is in South Goa is a must visit. The isolated stretch of white sand flanked by palm groves, Agonda Beach is a discreet, peaceful, and scenic beach with only a few tourists. Hence, it is also one of the cleanest beaches in Goa. Once here, you can visit several happening cafes, hip bars, shops, beach shacks (during tourist season), restaurants, and massage parlors. So, a visit to the beach is about feeling pampered and relaxed. In the year 2018, Agonda was ranked as “Asia’s #1 Beach” by the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® awards.
When on Goa, you just can’t miss out on this picturesque 17th century Portuguese fort. Located in north Goa, the fort marks the meeting point of the Mandovi River and the Arabian Sea atop hill. The Portuguese built this fort as a defense against the Marathas and the Dutch. You can have a look at the 13 meter high lighthouse constructed in 1864. A visit to the Fort Aguada will offer you some amazing views of the sea and river.
Situated in North Goa, close to Vagator beach, the Chapora fort is one of the most beautiful places in Goa. This is the point where Chapora River meets the vast Arabian Sea here. If you are a Bollywood lover, you must visit the fort. Several movies from “Dil Chahta Hai” and “Dil Se” were filmed here. Presently in ruins, it offers incredible views of the coastline and the river.
If you want to witness beauty in the fury of nature, this is the place to be. Dudhsagar falls is one of the tallest and most powerful waterfalls in India. Situated on Goa-Karnataka border, these falls are very attractive and at their beautiful best during the monsoon. You can also view these falls through train to and from Margao. You can trek to the base of the falls through the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and then the popular Mollem National Park. You would be amazed to see several beautiful sights along the way.
Located in North Goa, Baga Beach is one of the most popular beaches in North Goa. The place is also popular for the Baga-Calangute stretch. If you are staying at one of the best beach villas in Goa near Baga, visit this popular beach to have a great time with your family and friends. It is one of the longest sandy shores situated in Goa. The place will welcome you with a large number of pubs, beach shacks, nightclubs, restaurants, shops, and water sports activities. Enjoy banana rides, paragliding, speed boats, paddle boarding, surf boarding, and much more once you visit the beach. The most famous shack is Britto’s located at the northern end of the beach. Nightclubs Cafe Mambo and Club Tito’s are also must visit spots here. Being at Baga will let you experience the real essence of Goa.