Places to visit in Goa

Goa is an attraction with unending chances to enjoy your vacations with extreme thrill and entertainment. This place is all set to enthrall each and every vacationer. This amazing land of glorious sandy beaches is a spot of various breathtaking activities for all the age groups including adults as well as kids. You can leisurely spend your days on the beaches and adore the beautiful sunset, admire the rushing waves striking the rocks, take ferry rides and visit raw beaches, involve in adventure sporting activities, shop for authentic Goan stuff, relish the authentic Goan delicacies, enjoy the electrifying nightlife, be a part of world famous festivals and meet amazingly friendly and hospitable people.

No vacation is ever fulfilled without shopping. Goa too like any other tourist destination offers immense opportunities to shop for. This is no less than a shopaholic paradise in a real sense. You can find outstanding Flea markets and late-night shopping markets featuring bundles for all.

The outstanding nightlife that Goa offers needs no description at all. With electrifying pubs, clubs, and casinos one can have well-spent vacations. Hence, one can indulge in water sports during the days and party to the core during the nights. Goa is an unending heaven offering outstanding opportunities to each and every visitor. Concluding, things to do in Goa are plenty that are must be explored while touring the place.

Anjuna beach is one of the popular attractions in Goa stretching over 30 km. It houses rocky shores and white sands. It houses various shacks that offer an array of choices to the visitors. One can enjoy at the beach as well as chill at one of the electrifying pubs while exploring Anjuna.


Location: North Goa, located around 18 km away from Panaji

Known for: Anjuna Flea Market, Goan shacks, Night bazaars on Saturdays

How to reach: By flight, nearest airport is Dabolim which is 47 kms away from Anjuna beach and 29 kms away from Panaji. By rail, Karmali and Thivim are the nearest railway station situated 29 and 19 kms respectively away from Anjuna beach whereas Karmali is only 11 kms away from Panaji. By roadways, beach is well connected via NH17 from Panaji and Mapusa convenient for travelling by car or bus.

Cost: NA

Operating hours: Open 24 hours

Type: Beach

Another famous beach in Goa. This is a beautiful destination that also offers various water sporting activities. Relishing Goan delicacies, partying post-sunset, shopping around are the other activities that you can indulge in while exploring Baga Beach.


Location: North Goa

Known for: Scuba diving, motor boat ride, jet skiing, banana boat ride, river cruise, dolphin rides as well as Ayurvedic Spa

How to reach: By flight, nearest airport is Dabolim which is 50 kms away from Baga beach. By rail, Karmali and Panaji are the nearest railway station situated 17 and 15 kms respectively away from Baga beach. By roadways, beach is 30 minutes away from Panaji and 15 minutes from Mapusa convenient for travelling by car or bus.

Cost: NA

Operating hours: 6:00 am to 10:00 pm

Type: Beach

This beach of Goa is also known as the 'Queen of the Beaches'. It stretches to the northeastern part of Panaji. This is the largest beach in Goa. This place is a party hub for the tourists. Tourists are seen partying all night long at Calangute. It also offers various water sporting activities for the guests to indulge into. One will also locate people leisurely sunbathing on the beach.


Location: North Goa, located around 15 km away from Panaji

Known for: Water skiing, parasailing and surfing.

How to reach: By flight, nearest airport is Dabolim which is 38 kms and Sambre airport (IXG) Belgaum, Karnataka which is 88 kms away from Calangute beach. By rail, Thivim and Vasco Da Gama are the nearest railway station situated 38 kms away from Calangute beach. By roadways, beach is 38 kms away from Margoa, Goa and 39 kms away from Sawantwadi, Maharashtra convenient for travelling by car or bus.

Cost: NA

Operating hours: 5:00 am to 10:00 pm

Type: Beach

Nestled between Goa and Karnataka border is the majestic Dudhsagar Waterfalls, which when literally translated means ‘sea of milk’ in Konkan.  Located in Sanguem Taluka, near Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary, Mollem, the waterfall originates from Karnataka flowing from the Deccan Plateau into the river Mandovi towards the imposing Sahyadri Western Ghats cascading from a height of 300 meters and splitting into three streams, forming a deep green pool with clouds of milky foam rising up at the base before continuing its journey to join the Arabian Sea in the west. The magnificent waterfall is an enchanting spectacle to behold as it vehemently gushes down appearing as a heavy stream of milk flowing effortlessly from a distance.   

Perched at the top of a crescent shaped valley and surrounded by lush pristine verdant forest with a rich biodiversity, Dudhsagar Waterfalls offers an unparalleled, magical and mesmerizing view that attracts a large number of local and foreign tourists.

The appearance of the waterfall as milky has a legend associated with it. Apparently there was a wealthy king who ruled the western ghats and had an opulent palace with a vast landscape of a flourishing garden and abundance of animals roaming freely there. His daughter was a beautiful princess who used to bathe in the lake close to the palace and drink sweetened milk from a golden jug ritually post bathing. One day as a prince was passing by the river he noticed the princess. Embarrassed at being watched in her inadequate bathing attire, she poured the jug of milk in front of her to shield herself, thus forming a curtain of milky water to cover herself. Hence, from that day onwards the waterfall has had a milky appearance.

To reach the Dudhsagar Waterfalls, one has to hire a jeep which carries 6 passengers only from tour operators run by the government of Goa’s forest department that will include a driver cum guide tour from Mollem to the base of the Dushsagar Waterfalls. The bumpy rocky ride will take you through the hilly topography of the scenic dense riveting tropical forest where you can also spot monkeys in abundance and small creeks to the parking base from where it’s a 10km trek a stream of water to the captivating sights of the charming waterfall where you can swim along with the fishes or dip your feet in the pool and relax. Every visitor is provided a lifejacket which is mandatory to wear when visiting the Dudhsagar waterfalls. 

As you pass through the sanctuary, which is a residence to a diverse range of bird species and a bird watchers paradise, you can witness paradise fly catcher, grey jungle fowl, kingfishers, great Indian hornbill, fairy blue bird, drongo etc. Some of the animals found around here are langur, spotted deer, barking deer, wild boar, flying squirrel, civet etc. 

The best time to visit is during October to May as the jeep safari stops operating during the monsoon season. During monsoons the waterfall swells up due to the heavy rainfall and the pool deepens making it unsafe to swim in.



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  • Dudhsagar waterfall is a wondrous sight of natural beauty bestowed by mother nature
  • The gushing white water, splash of water hitting the rocks and the cool breeze make for a rejuvenating experience for body and mind.


Recommended For

Adventure Seekers and Nature Lovers


How to get to Dudhsagar waterfalls

Air: The nearest airport is Dabolim Airport, Goa. From there you can hire a cab to Dudhsagar Waterfalls

Train: The nearest station at a distance of 6km is Collem station. From there, you can either hire a taxi or take a bus.

Road: With well-connected roads, private and state buses run daily to Dudhsagar Waterfalls.


Interesting Facts About Dudhsagar waterfalls

  • Dudhsagar waterfalls is among the top five highest waterfalls in India and top 100 waterfalls in the world.
  • The waterfall has a height of 300 meters and a width of 30 meters.
  • A scene from the blockbuster movie ‘Chennai Express’ was shot here since then raising the popularity of the falls as a major tourist attraction




Dedicated to lord Bhagavati, this ancient temple of Goa is a much-visited pilgrimage destination by various pilgrims. Tourists from all over come here to pay a visit, especially during festivals and events.


Location: Parshem city, Goa

Known for: Boating, birds watching, peddle boating, shopping for handicrafts and souvenirs.

How to reach: By rail, Margao and Vasco Da Gama are major railway stations.By roadways, located few kilometres from Morjim, you can take bus or drive from Dabolim airport. You can also make use of ferry services from Mapusa and Pernem to Morjim with Mapusa being the nearest bus station.

Cost: NA

Operating hours: 5:00 am to 12:00 pm, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Type: Temple

The extraordinary beauty of Arvalem waterfalls attracts a huge number of tourists each year owing to its mesmerizing beauty and surroundings. The water here falls from an elevation of 70 feet. Further, it forms a beautiful lake at the bottom.


Location: 9 km south from the town of Bicholim

Known for: Swimming

How to reach: By roadways, you can take bus or drive from Mapusa and Panaji to Arvalem. KTC bus station in Mapusa being the nearest bus station. You can also rent motorbike or taxi on your way to Arvalem

Cost: NA

Operating hours: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Any precautions / must carry items: Good pair of shoes, raincoat if visiting in monsoon

Type: Waterfall

This beautiful fort is constructed of red laterite. A remarkable feature of this fort is the amazing underground tunnels that were anciently used. Although the fort stays in a dilapidated state today, still it attracts a major number of tourists each year. One can also enjoy the picturesque views of the Vagator Beach from the fort.


Location: Vagator Beach, Goa

Known for: Nature lovers, adventure seekers

How to reach: By roadways, you can take bus or drive from Mapusa and Panaji to Chapora which is only 18 kms. You can also rent motorbike or taxi on your way to the fort.

Cost: NA

Operating hours: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Type: Palace

This ancient church of Goa was changed into a museum in the year 1964 by the Archaeological Survey of India. You can adore the amazing remains of sculptures of Hindu temples while visiting this place. Apart from this it also is well-known for its rich carvings, designs as well paintings. The architecture is a brilliant reflection of the popular Tuscan as well as Mosaic-Corinthian style.


Location: Old Goa

Known for: Portuguese and Manueline style, statue of our lady of miracles, octagonal towers, and frescoes with floral decorations.

How to reach: By rail, it is 27 kms from Vasco Da Gama railway station and 22 kms from Mapusa. By roadways, you can take bus from Kadamba bus terminus which is only 9.2 kms away from the church. You can also rent motorbike or taxi on your way to the church.

Cost: NA

Operating Hours: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

Type: Notable building

The popular Mahalaxmi Temple is one of the popular pilgrim places of Goa that is visited by various tourists each year in bulk. Dedicated to goddess Laxmi this temple is considered sacred by the Hindu community but is visited by tourists of numerous cultures including tourists from foreign lands as well.


Location: Ponda, Goa

Known for: Wooden gallery of images of lord Vishnu

How to reach: By rail, it is 37 kms from Vasco Da Gama railway station and 22 kms from Margao railway station. By roadways, you can take bus from Kadamba bus terminus which is only 27 kms away from the temple. You can also rent motorbike or

taxi on your way to the temple.

Cost: NA

Operating Hours: 6.00 am - 8.00 pm

Type: Temple

This ancient fort was rebuilt by the Portuguese. They also made a chapel to worship inside the fort. It holds a tarnished look as it stayed abandoned for a long stretch of time. It imparts an ancient historic feel to the visitors. It was once under the Indian rule followed by the rule of the Portuguese. Later it was converted to a prison. You can also visit the adjacently located Angoda Beach.


Location: Canacona, South Goa

Known for: Church inside the fort, great north and south sea view

How to reach: By roadways, you can take bus from Margao to the fort. You can also rent cab or taxi on your way to the fort.

Cost: NA

Operating Hours: 9:00 am- 5:00 pm

Type: Palace

Also named as The Church of Our Lady of Divine Providence this brilliant church flaunts amazing architecture. The designs of this church resemble the designs of the renowned Basilica of St. Peter in Rome. It is crafted using blocks of laterite. The blocks are further quoted using lime. The altar is further crafted intricately and boasts unique Baroque patterns. Concluding, this church of Goa is not worth a miss.


Location: Old Goa

Known for: Italian school paintings, Corinthian columns, only domed church in Goa

How to reach: By rail, it is 27 kms away from Vasco Da Gama railway station.By roadways, it is 10 km from Panji’s, Kadamba bus station.

Cost: NA

Operating Hours: 09:00 am - 12:00 pm as well as 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Type: Notable building

This is a peaceful beach of Goa that is housed within 15 km radius of Panjim City. The back of the beach boasts dunes that are covered with vast scrub stretches is one of the major attractions of this beach. It houses a peaceful and calm ambiance.


Location: North Goa

Known for: water skiing, windsurfing, parasailing, angling, yoga, meditation, boat excursions

How to reach: At a distance of 45 km, Dabolimis the nearest airport from where you can take a taxi to reach here. If arriving by train, you can again hire a taxi from the railway station (Thivim, 21 km away). Buses also run from Panaji (12 km) to Candolim beach.

Cost: NA

Operating Hours: NA

Type: Beach

This church is also popularly known as Santana by the locals. It is a mesmerizing piece of work. The architecture of this tourist destination is a perfect combination of Indian as well as European designs which makes it both rare as well as unique. It is said that these are an ample number of myths as well as legends associated with this ancient church of Goa. Every year on the 26th of July the church celebrates an event named The Feast which celebrates the Cucumber Feast or the Touceachem Fest.


Location: Santana, TalaulimIlhas, Goa

Known for: Its splendid Baroque style architecture and the Touceachem Fest.

How to reach: On reaching Goa, you can travel to St. Anne Church situated in TalaulimIlhasthrough local transport- buses or taxis.

Cost: NA

Operating Hours: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Type: Notable Building

This ancient temple of Goa is another major attraction while touring the state. This is a structure that is housed in Goa long before the Portuguese invasion took place. Goddess Malalsa is worshipped in this temple. At the very entrance, a huge DiptaStambha comprised of five metals welcomes the tourists. Crafted back in the seventeenth century this Stambha flaunts exquisite carvings of wood. This showcases the talent of the ancient artisans and craftsmen.


Location: Mardol, Prilol, Goa

Known for: Exquisite wood carvings and beautiful construction of the temple.

How to reach: Upon reaching Goa you can either take a local bus that runs on Ponda-Mardol route or hire a taxi from Kaarrmali Railway Satation located near the temple.

Cost: NA

Operating Hours: 6:30 AM - 8:30 PM

Type: Temple

This ancient church was built in the year 1602. The church stays in ruins today but still manages to attract a vast number of visitors each year. An elevated 46 meters of Bell Tower is the major attraction of this church. This tower serves as a belfry. It remains vacant since the eighteenth century and was distorted back in 1842. This ruined beauty is surely worth a visit to witness the remains which give an insight of how amazing the structure once was.


Location: Old Goa

Known for: Its 17th century architecture, intriguing history and still-enigmatic beauty.

How to reach: By taking an autorickshaw, bus or a cab from anywhere in Goa.

Cost: NA

Operating Hours: 6:30 AM to 12:45 PM

Type: Historic Site

This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It accommodates wide gallery on both parallel sides that flaunt wooden carvings that depict various events from Ramayana. The entrance of the temple welcomes the visitors by a massive idol of Nandi made up of granite rocks. The temple celebrates Shivaratri with much enthusiasm.


Location: Bandiwade - Ponda, Goa.

Known for: Engravings depicting events from Ramayana and the granite idol of Nandi.

How to reach: Located at a vantage point, the place can be reached easily via local cabs or buses and also Maharashtra and Karnataka road transport. You can also take one of the many transportation options available to reach the temple from Panaji airport which is located 29 km away from the spot.

Cost: NA

Operating Hours: 7.30 AM - 08.00 PM

Type: Temple

This particular fort will reveal a lot of history of Goa. This ancient fort is named after TerekholRiver that resides in the southern part of the massive fort. Various paddy fields surround the fort. One must plan a visit to this fort while exploring Goa.


Location: Terekhol River, North Goa

Known for: Scenic vista of the seascape

How to reach: You can hire a taxi to reach Terekhol from anywhere in North Goa. The river can be crossed via a ferry. While bikers and pedestrians usually get a free ride, those driving cars may have to pay a small fee.

Cost: NA

Operating Hours: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Type: Palace/ Historical site

This crescent-shaped unspoiled beauty of Goa is another major attraction of the place. One can leisurely spend the day on the beach adoring the sunrise and sunset. This beach is a perfect spot to chill and relax with a drink in hand. Additionally, the accommodation adds on to the beauty and comfort of the place immensely.


Location: South Goa

Known for: Shacks, swimming, delicious sea-food, and souvenir shopping.

How to reach: If coming from North Goa an hour and a half drive along the NH66, or if from South Goa itself, a half hour drive is needed to reach the beach. There are no public transports that take you directly to the place.

Cost: NA

Operating Hours: 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Type: Beach

A perfect location for the peace seekers who flock to goa. You can sunbathe, walk along the sandy shores as well as enjoy the water currents to the core. The scenic beauty of this beach is absolutely breathtaking for all. It is also closely located to the famous Chapora Fort that flaunts admirable Portugese kind of architecture.


Location: North Goa

Known for: Boat buildingandangling

How to reach: You can drive or take a cab or bus from Mapusa, located at 10 km away, to reach the place. Alternatively, you can also hire a taxi, car or even a bike from Panaji (24 km away) to reach Chapora.

Cost: NA

Operating Hours: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Type: Beach

Placed at the rocky promontory and sidelined by Mandoviriver, Sinquerim as well as Candolim beaches attract a various number of tourists each year. This fort is one of the most well-preserved and admired monuments of Goa the building of which dates back in the year 1612. It gives a taste of the Portuguese art and culture. The topmost ramparts of this brilliant fort allow the visitors to experience picturesque scenic views.


Location: Old Goa

Known for: Largest fort in Goa, fort defense system, great sea view, luxury beach resort

How to reach: By flight, nearest airport is Dabolim which is 29 kms away from Panaji. By rail, Margao and Vasco Da Gama are the main railway station. By roadways, fort can be reached by state run buses such as MSRTC and KSRTC between Vasco, Panaji, Margao and to Pune, Belgaum and Bengaluru and other private buses.

Cost: NA

Operating hours: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Type: Palace

This beautiful church holds much significance amongst the Christians. It flaunts the architecture of the ancient 16th century which is worth adoring by every tourist. It is also one of the World Heritage Sites. The architecture incorporates elegant white marble infrastructure along with mesmerizing frescoes.


Location: Bainguinim, Goa

Known for: Example of Baroque architecture, interior is built in Mosaico-Corinthian style

How to reach: By flight, nearest airport is Dabolim which is 30 kms away from Panaji. By rail, Margao and Vasco Da Gama are the main railway station. By roadways, church can be reached by bus connecting old Goa from Panaji and other places.

Cost: NA

Operating hours: 9:00 am to 6:30 pm

The lake accommodates still and calm waters that imparts an intense feeling of relaxation. This place is an ideal attraction for the ones looking out for peace. It is conveniently housed amidst the beautiful town of Maposa. The lake is surrounded by woodlands as well as hills. Another additional activity here is birds watching for wildlife lovers.


Location: 35 km from Bicholim

Known for: Boating, birds watching, peddle boating, shopping for handicrafts and souvenirs.

How to reach: By roadways, lake can be reached by bus connecting Bicholim from Panaji, Mapusa and once you reach Bicholim you can board local bus to the Mayemlake.

Cost: NA

Operating hours: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Type: Landmark

The largest wine festival if India that takes place in Goa every year in the month of January. During this festival, restaurants, and wineries all come under one single roof. This festival is a must to be experienced by all the wine and food lovers.

Celebrated in January

The carnival of Goa is celebrated 40 days before Easter. You can witness parades and various other events all across the state. The festival is full of music, color, and fun for all.

Celebrated in February

This festival marks its time in the summers in the calendar. It is a cultural event that showcases alluring acts of Bollywood dancers, singers as well as fashion designers.

Celebrated in March- April

For all the mango lovers the Goan Mango Festival is an ideal event. During this festival, all the varying varieties of mangoes are put to display with demonstrations and interesting workshops.

Celebrated in Summers

The month of June marks the celebration of the feast of Sao Joao. In North Goa, the celebration incorporates the starting of Monsoons and people are seen enjoying the popular drink Feni. You might as well witness boat races in some parts.

Celebrated in June

This Latin dance festival flaunts various Indian as well as International dance performances by artists, pool parties as well as workshops. If you love salsa then make sure to attend this festival.

Celebrated in October

This festival of Goa brings together various renowned authors, artists, poets as well as musicians from all around the country. If you have a corner for art then this festival is a must visit for you.

Celebrated in December

This event is amongst the best festivals of Goa where a whole lot of people pour in to celebrate New Year with utmost fun, frolic, and celebration. Various popular musicians from all across the world contribute to the event. If you are planning to start your new year in Goa then Sunburn will give you lifelong memories.

Celebrated in December-January

Kneeboarding is a water sport that you can try out while touringGoa. While being tied to the kneeboard you require lesser balance hence you can concentrate completely on having fun.


Places to Try - Mobor Beach, Candolim Beach as well as Rajbaga Beach

Difficulty Level – Moderate

Preferred Season - October to June

For: Individuals, friends

Approximate Cost: 1,500- 1,800

Tips: It is essential that you know how to swim before trying knee-boarding in Goa

A calm yet adventurous water sporting activity of exploring the mangroves while paddling with your buddies. Kayaking can be more fun if tried in the Monsoon season.


Places to Try - Dona Paula, Palolem Beach as well as Hollant Beach.

Difficulty Level Easy

Preferred Season - October to May

For- Familiy, friends, couples

Approximate Cost- 3,500- 4,500

Tips:Remember to wear light weight shorts and a t-shirt along with waterproof shoes. Use a sunscreen and bring along a camera to take some memorable pictures.

This sporting activity is very much similar to Water Skiing. While practicing wakeboarding you use just a board which demands lesser focus on balance allowing you to enjoy to the fullest.


Places to Try - Mabor Beach, Candolim Beach as well as Rajbaga Beach

Difficulty Level - Moderate

Preferred Season - October to May

For: Individuals, couples and friends

Approximate Cost: Rs.1,500- 2,000

Tips: It requires less focus but greater control on your body

One of the most thrilling and exciting water sports that unique blends sailing and surfing. You can enjoy the waters with the changing directions of the wind.


Places to TryBogmalo Beach, Paula Beach as well as Vagator Beach

Difficulty Level - Moderate

Preferred Season - January to March

For: Individuals, friends

Approximate Cost: 500- 1,000

Tips: If you are a newbie to this sport, it is advised to make use of the morning hours with calmer breeze for the feat

You can explore the mesmerizing underwater world while touring in Goa. Get yourself trained and get all set for an amazing experience of exploring the beautiful corals of Goa.


Places to Try - St. George Island, Grande Islands, Netrani Islands, Pigeon Island as well as Devagh Island

Difficulty Level - Easy

Preferred Season - October to April

For: Family, friends, couples, senior citizens

Approximate Cost: Rs 3,000- 5,000

Tips: Follow the instructions given by your trainer carefully.

Get all set to have your adrenaline shoot up by this amazing water activity of Rafting. You can enjoy this sport while enjoying the lush green beauty all around which will leave your tour memorable for life.


Places to Try -Tilari River as well as Mhadei River

Difficulty Level - Moderate

Preferred Season - June to September

For:Couples and groups of friends

Approximate Cost:Rs 1,500- 2,000

Tips:Keep your life jacket on at all times

In Goa, you can get the opportunity of gliding through the massive waves of the vast Arabian Sea. This is a very popular water sport in Goa and a must to do activity as well.


Places to Try - Candolim, Colva, Rajbaga, Calangute, Miramar as well as Mobor

Difficulty Level - Easy

Preferred Season - October to March

For: Individuals and couples

Approximate Cost: Rs 600- 1,200

Tips: If you are a beginner or it is your first time jet skiing, hire an instructor. Also, wear a life jacket throughout the ride.

Another thrilling activity that you must try out with your friends while traveling to Goa. This is also one of the easiest water sports that can be practiced in Goa.


Places to Try -Candolim, Calangute, Miramar, Anjuna, Baga, Palolem, Agonda as well as Vagator

Difficulty Level - Easy

Preferred Season - October to March

For:Group of friends

Banana Boat Riding:Rs 100-400

Tips:Keep your life jacket on throughout the ride

The closest you can get to flying if paragliding is not your cup of tea! Parasailing allows you to conquer the waves originating from the Indian Ocean and soar above them with all your might. One of the most preferred adventure sports for tourists, parasailing lets you get the feel of a surfer but by attaching yourself with a boat and a canopy on your back. As the boat propels further, you raise from the ocean bed to soar above the waves that are usually 2 meters in height.

The Maldives is very popular for parasailing and will make you question your experience if you’ve experienced this in other countries. The proximity of sailing spots from Malé makes it easier for you to find tour agents to book your ride and instantly get on board. Catch an aerial glimpse of your resort when you’re up there at the top and think how tiny people look from far, just like your stress and problems. Say hello to a new you once you land. Perfect for adults and honeymoon couples.

A parasailing ride for one person lasts for 10 minutes and is priced approximately at Rs. 7,000. On the other hand, for two people, the ride becomes a 12-minute voyage and approximately priced at Rs. 13,000. If you’re planning to indulge in several sports, try making a combo deal with your local adventure agent and combine more sports at reduced prices.


Location: Malé, Kuredu, and Galholu


For: Adventure enthusiasts, friends groups and honeymoon couples


Difficulty Level: Moderate


Approximate Cost: Rs. 7000 for one person and Rs. 13,000 for two


Why should you do it: To get an aerial view of your resort, the island and coastline


Tips: Wear light and check if all the safety measures like lifejackets are in place. Do not carry your mobile phones, wallets, watches and important documents when flying.

Get the outstanding experience to witness the fun of being around 15 m up in the sky of Goa. It surely scary and difficult but the fun that it imparts has no comparison for sure.


Places to Try - Baina Beach

Difficulty Level - Difficult

Preferred Season - October to May

For: Individuals (Adults only)

Approximate Cost: Rs 3,000- 5,000

Tips: It is only meant for those with enough experience of water sports.

No Goan holiday is ever accomplished without taking up a sailing tour on the waters of the Atlantic. You can enjoy angling as well as sunbathe and have a fantastic time with your family and friends.


Places to Try - Mayem Lake, Palolem Beach, Mandovi River, Candolim Beach as well as Miramar Beach

Difficulty Level - Easy

Preferred Season - October to May

For: Family

Approximate Cost: Rs 500- 800 (with dinner), Rs 200- 500 (for children aged 5-12 years)

Yet another adventure activity that you can practice while touring Goa. This is a fun-filled activity where you rush through the waves of Goa waters.


Places to Try - Candolim Beach, Utorda Beach, Arossim Beach, Baga Beach, Calangute Beach as well as Mobor Beach

Difficulty Level - Difficult

Preferred Season - October to February

For: Individuals with experience in water sports

Approximate Cost:Rs 800- 1,200

Tips: Wearing a wet suit along with a life jacket is essential.

You can experience paddleboarding on a surfing board. This is a challenging water sport that you can surely try out in Goa.


Places to Try - Mobor Beach, Candolim Beach as well as Rajbaga Beach

Difficulty Level - Difficult

Preferred Season - October to May

For: Individuals with experience in water sports

Approximate Cost: Rs1,500- 3,000

Tips: Knowing how to swim is a vital requirement

You can get beneath the waters and explore the underlying beauty to the core. This is another easy and must to do activity while touring Goa.


Places to Try - Grande Island, Suzy’s Wreck as well as Bat Island

Difficulty Level - Difficult

Preferred Season - October to March

For: Family

Approximate Cost: Rs2,000- 4,000

This is a very romantic restaurant that serves mouth-watering Italian dishes including pizzas and pasta. You can also try out the delicious prawns, tuna as well as other seafood here that flaunt the local taste of Goa.


Must eat: Risotto with chicken and Bruschetta

Approximate Cost for two:  1,000

Address: Near Kingfisher Villa, Candolim, Goa

Contact: +91 9922914663

Opening Hours: 4:00 PM- 11:00 PM

This place offers you the unique tastes of Goa that feature both Portuguese and Goan ways of preparation. The menu of this exclusive restaurant flaunts bimbliudamehti, a delicacy prepared using various spices and coconut.


Must eat: Pork Vindaloo and Sol Kadhi

Approximate Cost for two: 1,700

Address:D.B. Street, 854 Martin’s Building in Panjim

Contact:+91 9822175559

Opening Hours:11:00 AM- 11:00 PM

This cafe serves amazing coffee as well as English tea along with a varying lunch and snacks options. This place also seres brilliant salads and crepes. As the name itself suggests, this restaurant serves outstanding desserts and chocolate related beverages.


Must eat: Veg Panini, Strawberry Shake and Croissant

Approximate Cost for two: 1,000

Address: 409A, Fort Aguada Road in Candolim

Contact: +91 9326112006

Opening Hours9:00 AM- 7:00 PM

If you desire to relish the local cuisine of Goa then this restaurant is a must visit. The menu consists of vegetable vindaloo served with Portuguese spiced sausages and rice. If relaxation is what you seek while munching on delicious delicacies then this is the ultimate destination.


Must eat: Stuffed Crab and Pork Chops

Approximate Cost for two: 1,000

Address: 31st January Road in Panjim

Contact: +91 9850467008, +91 832 2425537

Opening Hours: 9:00AM – 3:00PM, 7:00PM – 11:00PM (Sunday closed)

This is a beautiful open-air restaurant that offers various delicious appetizers including melitzanosalata, an eggplant dip, meat chops, grilled items etc. The specialty of this restaurant is the Greek taste of the dishes. Also, the seafood dishes of this restaurant is worth a try.


Must eat: Vegetable Moussaka, Baklava and Cheesecake

Approximate Cost for two: 1,000

Address: Ozron Beach in Small Vagator

Contact: +91 9850033537

Opening Hours: 9:00 AM- 11:30 PM

This restaurant of Goa serves exclusive European cuisine blended with South Indian as well as Asian twist. The menu proudly boasts bruschetta with sausage, wasabi prawns as well as Belgian chocolate parfait. You can add on top-notch wine to your meals that Goa serves.


Must eat: Pad Thai, Wasabi Prawns and Tiramisu

Approximate Cost for two: 3,000

Address: Holiday Street, GauraWaddo, Calangute Beach

Contact:+91 8380095732, +91 9823174927

Opening Hours: 7:00 PM- 11:00 PM

This offbeat night club of Goa is an amazing place to visit. The virtually silent parties are to be experienced here. You will have an opportunity to enjoy the compositions of the topmost DJs. The most interesting aspect being the wireless earphones. You just need to put these on and enjoy your night party. You can have the chance to play the music channel of your choice. This place will surely add on to your Goa visit.


Opening Hours: 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: Palolem Beach, Canacona, Goa

Conveniently located amidst the backwaters of Candolim River, this nightclub is popular for its amazing service, music, and excellent ambiance. There lies an ancient church it the backdrop that further adds on to the location's beauty.


Must try: Shooters and unique cocktails

Opening Hours: 9:30 PM – 3:30 AM

Location:  On the road, opposite to Bank of India, Bhatiwado, Nerul, Goa.

This nightclub is a perfect destination to capture the beautiful Goan sunset with the very amazing techno music. It features two amazing dancing floors, various events as well as thrilling fire shows. These added events add on to the aura of the nightclub. While partying if you feel like relaxing on the beach then you would love to try out the local delicacies on the beach that the various stalls offer.


Must try: LocalGoan delicacies and beer

Opening Hours: 6:00 PM – 7:00 AM

Location: Near Anjuna Market, North of Anjuna Beach, DmelloVaddo, Anjuna, Goa

Club Cubana is all set to offer you the most happening time ever. The club has a massive area on the outer side along with a pool. It owns various dancing floors at various levels. Music is played if numerous genres ranging from disco beats to trance to techno. It flaunts a bar full of drinks of numerous types. If you pay the cover charges then you are allowed to consume unlimited drinks.


Must try: Finger food                   

Opening Hours: 9:30 PM- 3:30 AM

Location: Arpora Hill top, North Goa, Arpora, Goa

You can visit Kamaki for a crazy night party. This place offers a perfect blend of great DJs, live music as well as live performances by musicians playing retro tracks as well as some soothing old school music. These live performances are generally held out in the bars whereas the inside of the club plays some fast and energetic music for the guests to enjoy. It also features two large projector screens that keep playing cricket or football matches.


Must try: Fried Squids

Opening Hours: 6:00 PM- 4:00 AM

Location: Tito's Lane, SauntaVaddo, Baga, Goa

Another nightclub worth checking out is Cape Town Cafe. This place is both a bar as well as a nightclub flaunting a unique outer space. It offers various kinds of drinks and food items. The nightclub boasts a huge screen that plays football matches each and every night.


Must try: Pomfret, garlic bread and Vodka shots

Opening Hours: 6:00 PM- 4:00 AM

Location: Tito’s Lane, BagaCalangute Road, SauntaVaddo, Bardez, Goa

This is a lounge resort as well as a nightclub that offers unlimited music, dance, food, and fun. The contemporary style of the interior is all set to give you an amazing ambiance feeling. The mesmerizing music played by the top DJs will keep you dancing all night long. The club also flaunts an outdoor space where you can have the opportunity of partying right under the stars.


Must try: Shisha

Opening Hours: 10:00 PM- 2:00 AM

Location: Opposite Taj Holiday Village, Aguada Road, Candolim, Goa

The popular Shiva Valley is no less than a Goan heaven. It is one of the liveliest and coolest places of Goa flaunting outstanding music, electrifying ambiance, unlimited drinks as well as delicious food.


Must try: Israeli food and beer

Opening Hours: 7:00 AM- 3:00 AM

Location: Anjuna Beach, MonteiroVaddo, Anjuna, Goa

If dancing all night is what your heat desire then this cafe is a perfect pick. The international DJs that the place flaunts play impeccable music entertaining its guests to the core. You will get a great variety of drink as well as food options which is both affordable and worthy. This place is seen to be jam-packed on the weekends.


Must try : Mediterranean seafood

Opening Hours: 6:00 PM – 4:00 AM

Location: Titos Lane at Baga Beach, Goa

If you desire to have the local flavor of Goa then make sure to take a stroll through the famous Mapusa Market. Vendors from all over the state come here to set up stalls and sell their authentic items. You might be lucky enough to find antiques, beautiful textiles, Goan handicrafts, fruits, spices, homemade sausages, and pickles, traditional handicrafts etc. It offers varying choices as well to pick your suited one from. The market is set up in a huge spread area so take enough time to explore it in totality.


Location: Mapusa, North Goa

Timings: It shuts down at the time of sunset

Popular for: It is popular for spices

Bargaining: Necessary

The popular and liveliest most market of Goa. It is set up every Wednesday in North Goa in the Anjuna Beach. Since it has an ideal location it is one of the most visited markets of Goa. The market offers a wide range of items including spices, handicrafts, footwear, beachwear, accessories as well as artificial jewelry. You can try out your bargaining skills here and strike a great deal. You can also purchase tiny trinkets as well as clothes that flaunt the vibe of Goa in its making.


Location: Anjuna Beach

Timing: Wednesdays 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Popular for: Various items including handicrafts, accessories, clothes.

Bargaining: Necessary

This market place houses numerous Goan shacks and stalls flaunting various items including sarongs, trinkets as well souvenirs. There are also a number of stalls serving delicacies like prawns as well as beer. Additionally, you can also purchase metal items, clay items, leather items, carpets as well as various textiles.


Location: Calangute Beach

Timing: 6:30 AM – 11:30 PM

Popular for: Trinkets, beachwear, carpets, leather goods etc

Bargaining: Necessary

To perfectly spend a Saturday evening in Goa you must head to the Saturday night bazaar. Here you will find plenty of kiosks that offer carpets, clothes, embroidered textiles, accessories as well as spices. The market offers various high-quality handicrafts that are both expensive and rare to find elsewhere. These handicrafts are produced by the locals. The foreigners love this marketplace to the core.


Location: Arpora

Timing: 6:00 PM- Until late in the night

Popular for: Try refreshing cocktails at Boutique House Bar especially the strawberry daiquiri, embroidered textiles, high quality handicrafts.

Bargaining: Necessary

A perfect market place for the foodies. This market place is jam-packed with food stalls where you can try out relishing cuisine. The items that this market flaunts are eco-friendly including a hige range of localy crafted handicrafts. It features live music as well as a dance floor which makes Mackie’s Night Bazaar a unique place to visit. You can buy various gift items as well as a number of souvenirs of various kinds. An ample of Goan bands also give live performances here which must be witnessed at least once.


Location: Baga Beach, MarinhaDourada Road

Timing: Saturdays6:00 PM- Until late in the night

Popular for: Live music performed by local bands, souvenirs, handicrafts, stalls serving multiple cuisines.

Bargaining: Necessary

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