Places to visit in Goa

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  • Natashajose
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates5 contributions
    It is a nice temple with plenty of parking space. blue, golden and white combination of colours makes it look more beautiful. Lord Mangueshi is recognized as Lord Shiva. It is a nice spiritual place to feel calm and relax.
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • Geeta M
    Mumbai, India196 contributions
    Fontainhas, Goa's Latin Quarter, is a quaint, beautiful part of Panjim city. Its lanes are flanked by vibrant, colourful Portuguese style villas with wrought iron balconies. They are remnants of Portuguese colonial times. The names of the lanes have links to important dates, eg. Rua 31 de Janeira (31st January Road) is named after the day when Portugal got independence from Spain on January 31, 1640. It is best to explore Fontainhas on foot, seeing rows of colourful houses and cottages, quaint bakeries, cafes and art galleries dotting the area. Some of the must visit spots in Fontainhas are St Sebastian Chapel, Afonso Guest House, Velha Goa Galleria (for hand painted azulejo tiles and ceramics), Peacock Steps, Joseph's Bar, Maruti Temple atop Altinho Hill. Some of the famous places to eat in Fontainhas are Viva Panjim and Verandah Panjim Inn.
    Written 28 March 2022
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  • Dhiraj H
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India2,271 contributions
    This fort is located very near Panjim. Burn like all places in Goa you will need your own vehicle to reach this renovated fort located next to a church and the sea . The ticket office closes at 5 PM and the entry fees is Rs50. There are free parking inside the ticket office compound. As it is a fort you have climb a bit. The restoration has been done quite well. It’s a small fort and you get an amazing view of the area around. The room with Mario’s paintings could have a section devoted to the great artist. There are excellent photo ops.
    Written 2 April 2022
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  • tyagirakg
    Pune, India318 contributions
    Nice to visit this church during late evening and this was looking very beautiful in electric lights. very nice to watch this.
    Written 24 October 2021
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  • Rimma Quadros
    3 contributions
    It's old architecture and interiors makes it worth visiting. If you could hear mass then please do beautiful choir and service
    Written 4 November 2021
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  • Dawn G
    Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom17 contributions
    We had a good night out here looking at the stalls, listening to the music and visiting the food stalls.
    Written 8 March 2020
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  • jojo
    Navi Mumbai, India1,696 contributions
    Visited noon time and enjoyed the sun and sea. Properly maintained having clear water and the tides were exciting. Eatery facilities were good. Can enjoy having good seating arrangement. Boating was good
    Written 17 April 2022
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  • authorneelesh
    New Delhi, India627 contributions
    loud and crazy or amazing and crazy- you can call it what you like. For the action at all costs types, Baga has it all - launch rides, speed boating, water scooters, parasailing, shacks, night clubs, loud music blaring all night and food and drink offers of all kinds.
    For those targetting peace and solitude- this is certainly not the place for you.
    However we a mid-sixties couple, both teetotallers and one a staunch vegetarian did not exactly get repelled, though our tastes veer more to the south goa kind of laid back environ.
    The best is to stay in south goa for half the time and switch to Baga for the end of the vacation.
    Written 24 February 2022
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  • Shubhanshu B
    11 contributions
    One of the first beaches in north goa (coming from the airport), candolim is located near Taj aguada. With enough official parking space (both 2/4 wheeler) it is quite convenient to drive in. Cleaner, less crowded and with better crowd density (less youngsters) compared to calangute/baga. Not scenic when it comes to watching sunsets compared to Anjuna/vagator. Can enjoy beach sports (including parasailing), night/morning walks and grab a bite at multiple shacks (walk a little farther from the entry point to get quieter, less expensive shacks). Avoid peak sun timings (between 12-3pm).
    Written 3 April 2022
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  • Voyage_De_Plaisir
    Gurugram (Gurgaon), India886 contributions
    Very much in city with nice view , bit parking issue but it’s okey , disappointment because it was closed , reason don’t know
    Written 5 October 2021
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  • lotusdiamond
    Chandigarh, India1,232 contributions
    Chapora beach is not so popular among tourists and not very well developed like other South Goa beaches. Tucked away from hustle bustle of Goa you may spend some time enjoying Sunset at this beach. Very quite and beautiful place good for photography lovers.
    Written 27 April 2021
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  • Ria1104
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India544 contributions
    This might be the most scenic beach in Goa. Morning, afternoon, evening whenever you go here you will be mesmerized by its beauty. Last time I visited this place on a day trip from Benaulim but could not get enough of the beach. So this time I decided to stay at least for a day here.

    The only con of this beach is that it is located far away from the main hub of Goa so it might take a long time to reach here. We started from Panaji at 4 and it was quite dark when we reached there. My boyfriend was very scared while driving in that dark but I won't say there was any safety issue. Still its better to reach here before dark if you are not sure about the direction. Our stay was just behind the Art Resort Cafe so we just walked over to the beach through the cafe everytime. I must say at night the beach looks magical. Though we dont see much clublife on the beach but the entire beach is set up with beautiful candle light dinner arrangements by the shack guys. There are beautiful cabanas also where you can sit and enjoy your drinks. Surprisingly the drinks here are super cheap compared to North Goa but just an advice....always check the menu before placing any order.

    The morning view of the beach was far more beautiful. It was much calm and peaceful. We rented a kayak and went deep inside the waters till an island called Monkey Island and spent quite some time relaxing in the waters. Best part of the beach was that it was mostly filled with foreigners and so I happily wore my bikini when I went for a swim without any awkward look from men.

    It was my birthday that day so my boyfriend arranged for a shack to beautifully decorate their cabana at some minimal charge and we had a wonderful time there cutting cake, enjoying our drinks and having a tasty dinner while enjoying some soul soothing music.
    It was honestly the best beach experience for me in Goa and even though I might get bored of Baga or Calangute one day I can never get bored of Palolem and would definitely go there again and again.

    I highly recommend you to visit this beach if you are in South Goa and its better if you can stay a night or two here (you will even find beach huts right on the beach). Do not miss out kayaking in the waters. Also it is one of the safest beach in Goa to go swimming. Other than this you can also try out the boat ride to Butterfly Beach if you are interested. Also if comfortable....ladies do put on your favourite swimwear here without fear. If you don't own one feel free to shop at the local stores.
    Written 11 May 2022
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  • ashwanikumar
    New Delhi, India31 contributions
    It's get difficult to run water park in Goa (place of water/ beaches) but they have managed Very well. Good place for kids and lots enjoyment
    Written 12 November 2018
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  • Harshshah
    Modasa90 contributions
    One of the clean beach of Goa with long shore. The Shore has plenty amount of shacks with delicious eatery.
    One can have a long walk on the beach and get relaxed. Also there are paragliding from nearby hills option if one likes Adventure.

    We could not able to visit the lake but it says a worth to visit.

    Go for early morning around 8 am if you don't want the crowd much.
    Written 7 March 2022
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  • Katrin A
    Goa, India47 contributions
    Quite long journey but great to connect with Dudsagar and plantation trip. Big area, good to walk, not so much to see. I fall in love to kaurs - big pisons, the national animal of GOA.
    Go and just look at them...
    Really wow! I would like to go back to sence them more!
    Written 6 January 2020
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