A lot has been said and written about Goa. To simply put it in one sentence – ‘Goa is an experience in itself’. Having visited over numerous times to this Paradise, it has so much to offer and I feel sad that it mostly goes unnoticed.
Goa is mainly divided into two parts: North and South Goa with tourists flocking North more.
North consists mainly of beaches like Baga, Calangute, Candolim, Arpora, Morjim, Ashwem, Arambol, Vagator, Anjuna, etc. Apart from beaches, you can also visit forts like Aguada and Chapora.
On the other hand, South goa consists of beaches like Benaulim, Canacona, Agoda, Majorda, Palolem, Colva, etc. Unlike North, south Goa has cleaner and calmer beaches. There are no party vibes there, but it’s definitely a place for you if you’re looking for some peace and tranquillity.
Check out these 8 places which according to me are a must visit while in Goa.
1. Aguada Beach + Fort:-
While Fort Aguada is known to soothe ones’ eyes with delightful views of Aguada beach, it attracts travelers with its pristine landscape and the background of ancient citadels. The beach is famous amongst tourists especially honeymooners.
2. Arambol Beach:-
With its Bohemian atmosphere, Arambol has long been a tourist attraction for many of the hippies and backpackers. Because of its relaxed environment coupled with peace and tranquillity, this beach attracts many vacationers from other beaches of Goa.
3. Anjuna Beach:-
One of the most popular tourist places in Goa – Anjuna beach is known for its full-moon parties, trance parties and the hippies who tried to synthesize the spiritual traditions of the East and the art, ideas and the music of the West.
4. Chapora Fort:-
Remember the Bollywood movie- Dil Chahta Hai? Many of you might have longed to sit on the fort walls just like the actors. Well, it is the Chapora Fort! There is also a lot of history in this fort.
5. Trek to Dudhsagar Falls:-
Goa has some amazing trekking routes and the route to the Dudhsagar Waterfalls is one of them. True to its name, the waterfall appears like a ‘Sea of Milk’. The best time to visit here is during the monsoon season.
6. Basilica de Bom Jesus:-
It is the most famous church and among the most revered by Christians worldwide. It is partially in ruins but still a model of simplicity and elegance. Located at Old Goa, this Basilica is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
7. Deltin Royale:-
This is the most lavish of all the casinos both gaming-wise and size-wise. Open 24 hours, it offers live gaming at any time of the day or night. It offers an unparalleled experience of luxury with live music performances and international dancers. It is a gamer’s paradise in the true sense.
8. Anjuna Flea Market:-
It is amongst the most popular tourist place. It offers many things, right from fruits, clothes, accessories, electronic devices, etc. It’s a favorite hangout among hippies and backpackers.