It comes under the jurisdiction of Calangute, which is 2 km south. The beach contains rows of shacks and fishing boats, and at high tide the beach is narrow
Known for its Aguada Fort, Aguada Beach is among the places to visit in Goa. The seashore is positioned in North Goa and is perfect to bask in beachy allures. This destination stands apart with the many historical attractions. It also allures with pristine landscape and the background of ancient citadels. Thanks to the great settings, the beach is also a favourite among honeymoon goers.
Palolem beach offers serene and soothing allures. The beauty of the shore lies in it being mostly untampered. People who reside here include fishermen and foreign tourists.
Such is the exquisiteness of this beach that it was featured in The Bourne Supremacy as the Goan home of Jason Bourne (Matt Damon). Each season, bamboo-hut stays and restaurants are opened up by the beach for travellers to get a true experience of the sun, sand and sea.
Vagator is located approximately a one hour drive from the Dabolim Airport, Adjoining the famous Vagator is a little more laid back and tourist come to watch the sunset from the rocks.
The peak tourist season is during Christmas and New Year, and during the summer in May. During the monsoon season, from June through September, the sea can be rough and swimming is prohibited. The beach offers water sport activities like parasailing and water skiing, among others.
The main road that is the Candolim Calangute road is packed with shops and restaurants, but the beach front is rather free of any commercial activity apart from some water activities. Though the beach is close to bustling Calangute beach
The fort was constructed in 1613 to guard against the Dutch and the Marathas. It was a reference point for the vessels coming from Europe at that time. This is how the fort got its name: Aguada, meaning Water. Crews of passing ships would often visit to replenish their fresh water stores.Bom Jesus Basilica- Located near Gandhi Circle, Old Goa Road, Velha Goa, the best time of the day to visit is 9:00AM to 6:30PM on all days; except Sundays when the church opens at 10 am. Every day mass is held from 7:00AM to 8:00AM. The Sunday mass is held from 8:00AM to 9:15AM. Whether an architecture enthusiasts or a history worm, amongst all the best places to visit in Goa, this ancient landmark with all its glories, will surely keep you stunned!
Dolphin watching tours are a popular activity in various parts of the Mandovi River and are especially popular at Sinquerim beach alongside Fort Aguada. Operators gather tourists in groups of 4 or 6, who hop on to a boat and venture out about a couple of kilometres into the sea to watch the dolphins circling in action.
Dona paula beach
Dona Paula located on the beautiful and famous sea stretch that spans from Panjim, Miramar and Dona Paula is a very famous area frequented by tourists
The area is now amongst the most affluent in Goa and is truly charming and pleasant. The monument overlooks the sea, which makes up for its perfect location
Miramar is the beach area of the Goan capital of Panjim, also known as Panaji and is one of the most visited beaches of Goa. Many people, mostly tourists, come to this beach every day. Originally named Porta de Gaspar Dias by thePortuguese, the name was then changed to Miramar.
Colva is a gorgeous beach that stretches for almost 2.4km with fine white, powdery sand alternating with coarse seashells. The beach is lined by Bogmalo towards the north and the famous 'Dil Chahta hain' Fort i.e. Cabo De Rama on the southern end. The Colva beach is famous for its gorgeous beach front and bridges as well as various cafes and hotels that line the way.
The beach of Colva is monitored by Lifeguards and has a relatively even floor making it one of the safest beaches to swim in. The Colva beach has been a favorite retreat for foreigners and locals alike since the rule of the Portuguese! No wonder then, that it has featured on this list of must visit places in Goa.
Located at about 21km from Panjai and 26km from Madgaon, The Mangueshi Temple is one of Goa's oldest and most prominent landmarks. Highly revered by the locals, entering into this temple constitutes following a traditional dress code. The temple has an interesting history as it was here that the local Bramhins hid the Mangesh Linga after the Portuguese started forcible conversions in the village.
The current temple complex has been built under the Maratha Empire and is a sight highly respected by the local devotees. Go to this place to see a wonderful example of Indian and Maharashtrian architectural styles in Goa.
The temple is dedicated to Shantadurga, the goddess who mediates betweenVishnu and Shiva. Shantadurga is shown as holding two serpents, one in each hand
Old goa church
- (Church of St. Francis of Assisi , Church of Saint Cajetao in Old Goa,
Basilica of Bom Jesus..)- The city was founded in the 15th century as a port on the banks of the Mandovi river by the rulers of the Bijapur Sultanate. The city was founded in the 15th century as a port on the banks of the Mandovi river by the rulers of the Bijapur Sultanate.
This is one of the best tourist attraction of Vasco. Nicely maintained Garden
The Japanese Garden is a beautiful garden, located at a distance of 3 km from the largest city of
Benaulim is virtually virgin beach that is perfect if you are seekinga bit of solitude and calmness. On any given day, except in the monsoons, the beach is melodious with sounds of the sea and soft goan music from the shacks. The town too is one of immense natural beauty and is located in the South of Goa. Characteristic of Goa and its lifestyle, the twon to ois immensely laidback with a few houses and villas tucked few and far in between.
During the season time, one can easily enjoy water sports and other activities like parasailing and paragliding, all of which are equally pleasurable. Relax and let nature take its course as you take in the sun and sand!
Best Western Harbour Pointe Lakefront is a 100% Smoke-Free Hotel nestled on 800 feet of private Lake Huron shoreline. Guests enjoy private balconies overlooking Mackinac Island coupled with 11 acres of complete resort seclusion. Indoor and outdoor pools and spas with children's wading area are just a few of the many unique amenities found only at Best Western Harbour Pointe.
A military museum, the Naval Aviation Museum houses exhibits which portray the evolution of the Indian Navy over the years. The museum is divided into an indoor exhibit and an indoor gallery divided over two floors. There are a total of thirteen aircrafts on display, some of them being: Sea Harrier, Hawker Sea Hawk, HAL-HT-2, HAL Chetak and the Westland Sea King.
The market opens every Saturday at around 06:00PM and lasts well into the midnight. This allows shoppers to experience the cooling tropical air of Goa minus the sun and plus the pleasant weather.
Small and serene place,less cool and calmcrowded and picturesque. Visited this place on a November ,during a trip Baina beach is situated near Vasco. Its clean & calm but deserves promotion from authorities so that more tourists can be attracted to the beach.. During the season time, one can easily enjoy water sports and other activities like parasailing and paragliding, all of which are equally pleasurable. Relax and let nature take its course as you take in the sun and sand!
The beach is located about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from Dabolim Airport , , this beach has a lot of shops selling local handicrafts. It has clean water ideal for swimming with the Goa institute of diving located there. It is also famous among BITS Pilani Goa Campus students
Dudhsagar Waterfalls, the largest of its kind in the state and the fifth largest in the country. Among the fine places to visit in Goa, this cascade is especially known for its milky white appearance. It is perched high up on the Mandovi River and lies around 10 km upstream from Collem hamlet. The beauty spills over four tires in full force amidst clusters of green and makes quite a sight. The fall is also quite a popular for trekking and lures several adventure enthusiasts for the same.
- Chapora River in Bardez, the Chapora Fort though in ruins, is an intriguing place of visit. The stronghold has witnessed the passage of many hands from Portuguese to Marathas. In the recent years, it shot to prominence after the Bollywood movie Dil Chahta Hai was shot here. Climbing up here during the day times can require a bit of an effort. Evenings are relatively pleasant and breezy.