Six Popular Places to Visit in Goa - NgTraveller

Six Popular Places to Visit in Goa - NgTraveller

Goa is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. People travel from all over this small state for its diverse mix of beaches, adrenaline pumping activities, parties, nature and history. One of the best ways to see all that Goa India has to offer is to rent a motorbike or scooter and explore it at your leisure. These places to visit in Goa are popular.


The long, sandy stretch of coastline of Goa is famous for its abundance of beaches. There is something on offer for everyone from luxurious resorts to temporary cabins and ecstasy parties to tranquility. Which Goa India beach is right for you will depend on what kind of experience you want. Do you want water sports? Head to Baja. He wants to hang out with the hippies. Try Arambol. Do you prefer solitude? Agonda or Patnem might be the beach for you. Places to visit in Goa


Anjuna flea market takes place every Wednesday from morning to evening, except for monsoon season at the southern end of Anjuna Beach. The market has grown tremendously and attracts people from all over Goa. It now has more than 500 jobs and continues to grow. You'll find a variety of products there, but be sure to bargain. After a day of shopping to drop, head to Curly Beach Cottage and enjoy the sunset there. Places to visit in Goa

If a market isn't enough for you, the ultra-trendy Saturday Night Market and Mackie's Night Bazaar are also worth a visit, both in the Arpora Baga area. They provide entertainment, including live music, as well as an eclectic variety of food.

Latin Quarter and Portuguese Mansions

The capital, Panaji, is well worth a visit to Fontenhas. Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986, it got its name (meaning "fountain") from the fountain at the foot of the hill. You will be transported back in time as you wander through the colorful old Portuguese houses, belonging to the last surviving Portuguese families from Goa. The narrow winding streets and lanes, quaint shops, art galleries, bakeries and restaurants add to its undeniable charm. Plan your visit with this essential guide from Fontainhas.

Old Goa

Once the gorgeous Portuguese capital of Goa, India, all that remains of Old Goa is a handful of towering churches and cathedrals. However, they are among the largest in Asia. Some of the buildings have now been converted into archaeological museums and offer a fascinating presentation of Goa's history.

One of the most interesting buildings in Old Goa is the Monastery and Church of St. Francis of Assisi, built in 1521. Just opposite is the Bom Jesus Church, which contains the remains of the body of St. Francis Xavier, an evangelist and venerable. patron saint of goa. The corpse is shown to the public every 10 years (the last exhibition was held in early 2015). Old Goa is located not far from Panjim, the current capital of Goa.

The Goa Tourism open sightseeing bus departs from Panjim and provides an inexpensive way to get to Old Goa. Tickets cost 300 rupees.

Spice Plantations

Another highlight of a trip to Goa, India, is the spice plantations in the dense jungle around Punda. Goa's lush tropical climate makes it an ideal place to grow spices. Spice plantations are open to visitors. Take a guided tour, enjoy the stunning scenery, and finish with a hot lunch.

One of the oldest and most famous is the 130-acre Sahakari Spice Farm, located about 40 minutes from Panaji. Others include Tropical Spice Plantation, Savoi Plantation, and Pascol Spice Village. Many farms offer accommodations and other activities, such as elephant rides or boating. If you are interested in Ayurvedic herbs and organic farming, don't miss the Sai Abyss Herbarium, run by an Ayurvedic doctor. It is located on the outskirts of the village of Savoi-Verem.

Wildlife Sanctuaries

Goa India is not just beaches and churches. The state's location along the mountainous Western Ghats is home to a variety of birds and animals. About 20 percent of Goa is made up of wildlife reserves (about 290 square miles). It is open all year round, although October to March are the best months to visit.

The two main disadvantages are Bhagwan Mahavir (of which Molim National Park is a part) and Kottigao. On the edge of Mollem National Park, you will find the magnificent Dudhsagar Falls, where the water descends from a great height during and just after the monsoon season. Accommodations, provided by the Goa Forest Department, are available on both campuses. For an eco-friendly stay, try a mud hut at Shanti Nature Resort in Mollem National Park.

Also Read: Goa not opening for tourism until 100% coverage of 1st dose of Covid vaccine: CM