Goa, on the west coast of India, has plenty of gorgeous beaches and tourist attractions to keep visitors and locals alike busy throughout the year. If you’re planning a place to visit in Goa here are five places you should definitely see while you’re there, each one unique and exciting in its own way.
It’s home to some of India’s most stunning beaches and is a must-visit for anyone visiting Goa. Gokarna beach hosts one of India’s most important temples: Jainism’s Shri Mahabaleshwar Temple. It’s also famous for its unique white sand, which makes it one of Goa’s cleanest beaches. While it’s still unknown among many travelers, Gokarna is quickly growing as a beach destination within India. This little beach town is so stunning that many people describe it as heaven on earth. There are only two ways to get there—by boat or by foot. If you choose to walk from either Hirebudi or Kudle Beach, expect a roughly two-hour trek through muddy trails filled with wildlife (like monkeys). The road trip from Margao takes around an hour and 15 minutes. Expect beautiful views of coconut trees along your journey—and don’t forget your camera!
2) Kalamboli Beach
This beach is located near Panjim, which is about 20 km from Margao. This beach is famous for its corals and calm blue waters. If you are planning a weekend getaway from Goa, Kalamboli Beach can be your first choice. The beach looks more like a garden as it has coconut trees all over it. Moreover, there are also many good resorts nearby where you can spend your evenings enjoying delicious food and drinks and still more days sunbathing at the sunny beaches of Goa. A trip to Kalamboli Beach would give you a memorable experience that will leave you craving for more such trips!
3) Dudhsagar Falls
Located at a distance of around 6 kilometers from Kulem and just 10 kilometers from Pernem, Dudhsagar falls is Goa’s most famous waterfall. The waterfall is visible even before you approach it and becomes visible only after walking through a forest trail which takes almost an hour. At one point during your walk, you get to view a panoramic view of Brahmagiri Mountain Range which makes it one of India’s greatest sights. You can also go rock climbing here making it ideal for adventure enthusiasts looking for some fun during their visit to India. For those who are not so adventurous, there are restaurants nearby where you can enjoy local cuisine. There are plenty of places to stay nearby if you want to spend more time exploring Dudhsagar Falls as well as other tourist attractions in Goa.
4) Anjuna Beach
If you’re looking for a laid-back, peaceful experience, then Anjuna Beach is one of those places that can provide that. Set against a scenic backdrop, it’s not surprising why anyone would consider Anjuna one of India’s most beautiful beaches. Plus, it’s less than an hour from North Goa’s capital city, Panaji. So if you have some time after exploring all there is to see and do in Panaji, visiting Anjuna Beach will give you a nice respite before heading back home or packing your bags for your next destination. With its beautiful golden sand and swaying palm trees, it’s no wonder that so many people flock to Anjuna Beach every year. But while everyone seems to be attracted by its charm, very few people know how they got here in the first place.
Panaji (Panjim) is Goa’s capital city and a great place to start your trip. Even if you’re only there for a couple of days, you should have time to explore its lovely waterfront promenade, make a visit to St. Francis Church and spend an afternoon at Caculo Mall Shopping Centre before moving on. There are also many historical sites worth checking out, like Fort Aguada Jail, Fudam Falls and Candolim Beach. The city has plenty of hotels that range from budget-friendly guest houses all along Calangute beach or Panjim’s Old Quarter to luxurious five-star resorts further away from town or in Arpora or Baga area. Many restaurants offer both international cuisine as well as traditional Goan food. In fact, it’s one of India’s best places to try seafood! The closest airport is Dabolim Airport which serves international flights as well as domestic ones. Public transport includes buses, auto rickshaws and taxis while private vehicles can be rented too.