Goa is one of the most sought-after destinations in India. So, when you are planning a Goa tour it is a difficult task to plan your itinerary. Here is the list of 6 superb locations which will bring you back again.
Goa is always exciting and joyful. People often get excited while planning for a beach holiday. No place can beat Goa, the state is full of surprises and beach parties. The party capital of India is always ready to welcome its guests. So, here is a list of 6 happening places to visit in Goa.
Take a two-wheeler and explore the shopping street of Calangute. Calangute is a prominent spot in Goa. Calangute beach was discovered by Hippies and now it is for all. Calangute-Baga lane is one of the musts explore streets of Goa. The path is full of restaurants, shops, nightclubs and tattoo parlors. You will surely like the atmosphere. From here you can take a long walk to Baga beach Goa as well.
2. Aguada Fort
It is a perfect place for a tranquil evening. An old lighthouse is the charm of the place. Climb the spiral stairs of the Lighthouse and experience the panoramic view of the Panjim city from the top.
3. Dona Paula
It is the suburbs of Panjim. Dona Paula still retains the feel of a village. The Goa University and the National Institute of Oceanography lie here. Dona Paula offers a bird-eye scenery to the tourists. Dona Paula is often referred as the lovers paradise. This place is quite popular for shooting as well. During monsoon, Dona Paula is comparatively a calm and quiet destination.
4. Cansaulim Monte
The place is known for offering a magnificent view of the South Goa. The place offers a joyful view of the sunset. Narrow roads, Portuguese style buildings and the typical Goan farmers, Casualism Monte is an offbeat spot in Goa. You will enjoy the atmosphere as it is not much crowded. It is located 25 km away from Margao and you have to plan the route accordingly. It is better that you hire a car or two-wheeler and enjoy the countryside according to your wish.
5. Basilica of Bom Jesus
Whenever you visit Goa, this is the landmark which you cannot afford to miss. The church holds the mortal remains of St Francis Xavier. A grand structure, this church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the Portuguese rule, this place was the old capital of Goa. The location still retains the charm of the bygone era. The interior of the Basilica and the body is the main attraction. Pilgrimage and general tourists from all over the world often land Goa just to visit this site.
6. Palolem Beach
Want a Miami feeling? Come to Palolem Beach. This is a beach village which is situated in the Canacona. Mainly a fishermen village but you will see a huge foreigner settlement as well. Good foods and watersports are the main options in Palolem Beach. It is less crowded compared to other villages. Overall, it is a pleasant place to have a good time.
Goa offers postcard-perfect beaches. The old Goa beholds the Portuguese essence and the New Goa is a mixed bag. November to March is the time when the sea is calm and clear, the weather is cool and soothing. Do plan your trip during this time and choose from the above-listed places to visit in Goa.
Sandeep is an experienced travel writer and enthusiast blogger. He has explored many known and less-known places in India in the last 10 years. His experience adds to his expert knowledge on the best hotels, different travel routes through trains, flights, and road. He also specializes in off-beat places to eat and stay at. He also advises amateur tourists on travel tips.