Thinking of spending your holidays in India? With a hot and tropical winter climate, India’s best beaches, a famous party culture, and a Christian population that celebrates the Christmas season with feasting and festivities, Goa should top your list of winter travel destinations.
One of the most popular beaches in Goa and also the largest beach in North Goa, Calangute beach is among the most recommended tourist places in Goa and popular with both domestic and international tourists.
- Fort Aguada
A well-preserved 17th-century Portuguese fort, Fort Aguada is located on the Sinquerim Beach in North Goa. Built as the chief defense of Portuguese against the Dutch and Marathas, it was the most prized and crucial fort of the Portuguese.
- Dudhsagar Waterfalls
If you are a nature lover, then do not miss the gushing splendor of 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.
- Pandava Caves and Arvalem Waterfall
About 9 km to the south of Bicholim town in North Goa has located the 6th century Pandava cave complex and Arvalem waterfalls. The cave complex is divided into 5 compartments and the ‘linga’ enshrined in the middle compartment is held in great reverence by devotees here.
- A day out with Crocodiles at Cumbharjua in Goa
Visit the amazing Cortalim jetty, take a boat, and go to Cumbharjua canals for watching the aquatic predators- crocodile. Unlike a zoo, you get to see the crocodiles at one of the biggest wetlands in Goa.
- Lamgau Caves
Among the fascinating tourist places in Goa, Lamgau Caves is a place you can dash off to. The caverns are etched out of decomposed laterite and hence quite delicate. Though incomplete, they make for quite a vision and an important educational and cultural centre.
- Chapora Fort
Popular as the place where the Bollywood flick “Dil Chahta Hai” was picturised, the Chapora fort stands at the mouth of the Chapora river as an old guard. Today this laterite fort is almost in ruins but does offer some sensational views of the coastline from the top of the fort.
- Basilica of Bom Jesus
One of the popular churches in Goa is the Basilica of Bom Jesus. The mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier is preserved here in this Basilica and hence revered by many. It is an UNESCO World Heritage site.
- Mandovi River (White water river rafting)
If you love rafting and think that you are a pro in the same, this tour is a perfect fit for you to test your rafting skills.
Begin this thrilling activity at 10.00 AM in the morning or 2:30 PM in the afternoon after reaching the rafting site at Valpoi.
- Baga Beach
One of the most sought after beaches in India, Baga Beach is the centre of tourist attraction in Goa. Situated in North Goa, pleasant ambience, scenic views of the shoreline and plenitude of things to do makes this fishing village one of the finest places to visit in Goa.