Now, everyone is in a festive mood and planning to spend some time at a happening destination. After a wonderful trip to North and south, I decided to change the theme of our next trip; change it straight to beach. And Goa is without doubt India’s West Coast paradise tourist place which is surrounded by beaches, resorts, drinks and foreigners. There are many well-loved things to see and do in Goa. So do take a look. Make sure you don’t miss these astonishing places to visit in Goa :
Blissful Beaches in north Goa
Baga beach is located close to Calangute beach. It is named after the ‘Baga creek’ which streams into the Arabian Sea and is the ideal destination to witness beautiful sunsets and enjoy the cool morning breeze. There are a lot of shacks all around, nightclubs, and discos. The seaside is loaded with restaurants, cafes, shops, and resorts. Thai massage, tattoo parlor… everything is close.
Located between Candolim and Baga beach, this beach is said to be the queen of all the beaches, and it is true… Calangute Holding the spectacular beauty and charm with all the unglued nightlife of a sea heaven, Calangute is your way to paradise. Surrounded by palm and coconut trees, the beach is spread four miles along the Arabian Sea.
Being one of the busiest beaches of Goa. Calangute is a perfect place for seafood lovers. You can find stalls in the town as well as on the beach serving seafood. You can also find several multi-cuisine restaurants all over Calangute. For those who love adventures; a various water sport activities are there. One can go for parasailing, boat riding, banana riding, jet skiing, bumper ride, scuba diving for thrill and adventure.
I personally love the beach. I have visited all the beaches in the north Goa , I found Morjim to be the most pleasant beach as the waves were so smooth enough that it made the whole climate into most romantic one.
Less crowd, limited shacks, no water sports, no music to disturb the calm, just a beach in all its natural glory. This is a quieter beach than the others in Goa ’s north. Morjim beach is clean and a popular choice for many tourists. Tourists visit this place for relaxing and Most of them are from Russia, which is why, Morjim beach is often referred to as “Little Russia”.
Churches in north Goa
Basilica of Bom Jesus
One of the gems on our tour of Goa . Beautiful architecture, its finest works of precious stones and structure , more than 400 years incorrupt body of St. Francis Xavier, and surreal works of impressionist painter, Dom Martin Basilica Bom of Jesus casts a spell of astonishment on each one who visits. This place dates back during the Portuguese time when Portuguese ruled Goa.
This place has a lot to see inside. They also have a museum where you can see the artifacts which are stored in very good condition. If you go, read up a little about the Basilica’s history first and then you will enjoy your visit all the more.
Best time of the day to visit is on a Sunday 10.30 am to 6.30 pm and on Weekdays 9.00 am to 6.30 pm
Goa is not only a city of party animals, rocking nightlife and fun on the beach, but the city also has its deep-rooted religious beliefs and is famous for that.
SE Cathedral is close to the Bom Jesus Basilica, but stands out for its size. Se Cathedral Church, owing to its magnificent architecture. This place really surprises you by the sheer beauty. The tranquility of the church would surely make you relax. Don’t judge by the outside looks.It may not be that appealing where you see just a white building.. Get inside and enjoy the interior architecture which tells a lot.
Three Kings Chapel
Three Kings chapel is among the most famous churches in South Goa . This church is situated at the peak of the mountain in cansaulim area, this church gives spectacular scenic views of the coastline and the lush greenery.
The chapel was shut when we visited so one could only admire the wooden doors, and the view, very peaceful, with trees adding their presence to the natural beauty. Sunset view from three kings is absolutely breathtaking and is worth a few photographs if you’re not into spooky tourism.
Legend says, this church is haunted. I was very keen to see moonlit sky from here, but then why take a risk 😉 I recommend you must visit this place in Monsoon! The only thing that will haunt you is it’s beauty 🙂
Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception
With its elegant outer structure, and innovative makeup, the Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church is a very old gem in the list of churches in Goa . Situated in Panaji, The Church had been immortalized in many Bollywood movies Josh, Sagar and many more.
It is a landmark structure in the capital city. Though tourists were not allowed inside the church, one can see the beauty of inside view of the church from the door. The brilliant architecture of this church is mesmerizing. The zigzag staircase leading to the church gives a dramatic effect and when you reach the top the view of the locality is impressive.
This is one of those churches that you must visit during your trip to Goa .
Nightlife in Goa
After the sun sets, Goa comes to life. Neon lights, great music, delicious food, that makes for the perfect ambiance you’d wish for.
Nightclubs and shacks in budget
Tito’s ClubIf you are done with clubbing and you are still in party mood, you can visit a popular shack “Ratnasagar” on Calangute beach. Food and ambiance, music, scenic beauty of beach everything is perfect. It will cost you around 2k for two with food, hookah, beer.
Go Gambling at just 2,000/-
If you’re into gambling, you can visit Deltin Royale Casino, India’s largest casino which offers luxurious stay, lavish meals, all at a starting package of just INR 2,500/-
Famous Fort In Goa
Some miles away from the Candolim beach, Aguada Fort has a timeless monument in Goan history and is worth seeing. The famous fort Aguada was seen in Aamir Khan’s Dil Chahata Hai song is one of the best tourist spots one should not miss while in Goa .
The sea view, sunset and romantic weather waking you up and the greenery calming your soul, mind will be in peace as it’s sea shore.
Adventures in Goa
Go karting at just rs 300 /-
Arpora, is the best place for Go-Karting. Racing Track & Car is good and very well maintained.They offer 10 Laps for 300 bucks, 1 Lap approx 400 Mtr. I have been here twice, this place is very close to Saturday night market called ingo’s and right opposite to Hilton.
Worth visit for Teenager and Families too.
The queen of nightlife and excellence seafood, Goa is known for hosting the best water sports adventure in the country. And Calangute Beach is the best spot to try Water sports activities. Best beach with clear skies, this is the ideal layout for water-scooter rides along with Parasailing .
For Parasailing , they will charge you Rs 700/- per person. And don’t forget to get a glimpse of the Aguada fort while Parasailing .