Goa is a popular vacation destination in India. Goa is a small state but there are 35 beaches in Goa.
It is said that if you are going with friends, then you go to North Goa and if you are going with the family then you go to South Goa. It is said that because North Goa is very crowded and it is famous for its nightlife and party and on the other hand South Goa is a very less crowded and peaceful area.
Best Places to Visit in Goa
This temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is located at Mangeshi village, which is located 20 kilometers from Panaji.
Every Monday there is a Maha Aarti in this temple and the journey of the statue takes place in the palanquin along with a grand festival is organized here every year in the month of Magha.
Aravalam waterfall is about 24 feet high, this waterfall is about 31 kilometers from Panaji. To see this waterfall, a great park has been created here, from where you can enjoy this waterfall, it is a great picnic spot in Goa.
This waterfall is worth seeing in the rainy season. A large number of tourists come here to see the waterfall.
This historical place of Goa is located at a distance of 31 km from Panaji. According to the statement, in the Mahabharata era, the Pandavas spent their exile place at this place. And the Pandavas had established a Shivling here which is still there.
Goa is famous in the world for its beautiful beaches. There are many beautiful beaches in Goa but some of them are beautiful beaches like Morjim Beach, Baga Beach
Morjim beach is slightly different from other beaches in North Goa, despite being in North Goa, it is a peaceful place.
Baga Beach is completely different from Marjim beach. It is a crowded beach where you will find many water activities and full of enjoyment.
Candolim and calangute Beach
It is the most popular beach in Goa where the foreigners are there to spread their vacation. This beach is the largest beach in Goa and it is the most crowded beach and this place is also famous for its water activities.
This beach is one of the few famous beaches of North Goa, it is also near some famous nightclub of Goa and in the meantime, on this beach, the famous Sunburn festival takes place in December.
On these beaches, you can enjoy many water sports.
This place is a suburb of Panaji, the capital of Goa, which is one of the popular tourist destinations in Goa. It is located at a distance of 7 kilometers from Panaji.
The place is situated in the middle of North Goa and South Goa. The place was named after the voice Roy of Goa. Dona Paula is also a very famous place for its shopping.
Reis Mangos Fort
Located on the banks of the river Mandvi, this fort was built by Sultan Adil Shah in the sixteenth century, which was later used as a check post by Portugal.
This whole fort is made of Nataraja stone. There is also a watchtower in which you get to see the amazing view of the Mandvi river and the city of Panaji.
Doodh Sagar Fall
This waterfall is the only waterfall in India that lies on the border of two states of India. 60 km from Panaji, this waterfall is situated on the Mandovi River on the Goa-Karnataka border. Falling from a height of about 310 meters, this waterfall is also known as Milk of Sea.
The rail line passes through the waterfall, which gives a spectacular view to the passengers.
Panjim Church is the most popular church in Goa. An annual fair is organized here on 8 December every year, the view of this church at night is amazing.
Basilika of Bom Jesus
Situated in Old Goa, the church is located at a distance of 9 km from Panaji. This famous church of Goa is also included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. This place is the mausoleum of Francis Xavier where some of his paintings are also kept.
This fort was built in 1612 for protection from the Dutch and Marathas. It is divided into two parts. The lower part worked for Portugal ships while the upper part had a stunning lighthouse which has the capacity to store more than 24 lakh gallons of water.
The fort has been converted into a prison, which is the largest jail in Goa.
Best time to visit Goa
The best time is from October to March, at this time, maximum tourists come here, in which both Indian and foreigner are there. At this time, the weather is also good here during the day, the temperature is normal and it can be mildly cold during the night.
Goa is different in New Year and Christmas, at this time it remains full of tourists. Hotels in Goa are very expensive on New Year and Christmas.
How to reach Goa
Distance from Mumbai to Goa is 650,
Distance from Pune to Goa 400 km from Poona a
Distance from Bangalore to Goa is 550 km
You can reach goa by train, bus or flight.
Goa has four railway stations Madgaon Shivam:
- Karmili railway station
If there is a direct train from your city, then you can come to Mumbai in it. Otherwise you can come to Goa via train from Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, or Delhi.
If you want to stop in North Goa, then you should book a train that comes to Thivim and Karmali railway station. Because from the station you will get the hotel nearer and you will also get fewer taxi charges.
And if you want to stay in South Goa then you can come to any railway station in Madgaon or Vasco.
If you are going to Goa by bus then it is also a good option because the bus services are very good and the bus runs very freely. You will get a direct bus from every major city Mumbai Pune Bangalore Ahmedabad to every city.
Dabolim Airport in Goa is located in Vasco. Air service you will get from Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru Ahmedabad to all the big cities.