Top 20 Places to Visit in Goa & Things to Do

Goa has many places to visit and a lot of things to do more than what you can imagine. You will wonder that this small piece of land has a lot more to offer than Beaches and party. The Tourist locations defy the size of Goa making it the favourite Tourist destination for people around the Globe. Apart from natural beauty, Goa is also Significant for its rich past, marked with a variety of architectural wonders. It has fort, churches, mansions and a lot more.


Churches in Goa are the main footprints that show the Influence of Portuguese rule. Some of the Prominent Churches in Goa are.

1. Basilica of Bom Jesus

This church holds the Holy Relics of St Francis Xavier and said to be the oldest church in India spanning about 400 years old. The Relics of St Francis Xavier is Set for public view once in 10 year and thousands of people from all over the world come to witness the moment. Read More

Watch the Video and Know more about Basilica of Bom Jesus.

2. Se Cathedral

Se Cathedral is said to be the Largest Church in India. It is adjacent to Basilica of Bom Jesus and is in the same compound as of Archeological Museum.

3. The Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

The Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception is locally known as the Panjim Church. This Church has been a part of lot of Indian movies because of its amazing Architecture

4. St. Alex Church

St. Alex Church is Situated in Calangute which was built in 1741 and is significant for its spectacular architecture.


1. Calangute Beach

Calangute is one of most happening Beach in Goa. It is about 15km from Panaji and is said to be the largest beach in North Goa.

2. Baga Beach

Calangute and Baga come in the same stretch just 2 Kms apart. it is famous for Water Sports and other adventure activities.

3. Vagator Beach

Vagator Beach is another Beautiful Beach in North Goa. To get the best View of Vagator Beach You must Visit Chapora Fort. It is About 21 Km from Panaji.

4. Candolim Beach

Candolim Beach is Calm And peaceful Beach south of Calangute Beach. It is 14 Km from Panaji. There isn’t much to do here but a calm beach to sit and relax from other overcrowded beaches in Goa.

5. Anjuna Beach

Anjuna is known as the Hippie Beach in Goa and is Mainly known for its trance parties held during the tourist season. Anjuna is also best for shopping during the Wednesday Flea market

6. Colva Beach

Colva is one of the famous beach in south goa, with its white sand stretching 2.5 km.It is very much known for its food, pubs and bars


1. Dudhsagar Falls

Dudhsagar Waterfall is a must visit if you are in Goa. This majestic Fall is located on the border of Goa and Karnataka. It is about 74 Kms from Panaji the capital of Goa. In Monsoon season the entry to the waterfall is restricted, so check before you leave to Dudhsagar.

2. Amboli Falls

Amboli Falls is a 7m long Fall on the way to Samantwadi from Goa. The waterfall is situated 3Km from Amboli Village and is well connected by Bus, Jeep and Rickshaws.

3. Netravali Waterfall
Netravali waterfall is in the eastern part of Goa inside Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary. If you are a nature lover then this will best suit you.


1 Aguada Fort

Aguada fort is located on a hilltop near Panaji. It is divided into two the upper fort and the lower fort. But only the upper fort is open for the tourist. The fort is adjacent to the Aguada Beach and the central Jail and its worth a watch.

2.  Chapora Fort

Chapora Fort is mainly known as “Dil Chahta hai Fort” after the superhit Aamir Khan movie

So these were some Interesting Places you must Visit in Goa. Hope you Find this article helpful.


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