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  • Beaches


    Goa has well over 25 amazing beaches ranging from the full-of-life party destinations to the serene and peaceful ones. As a general assumption, the beaches of North Goa are considered to be more happening and lively than those of South Goa which are quieter and more secluded.

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  • Basilica de Bom Jesus

    Basilica de Bom Jesus

    This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a church, which is situated in Old Goa, and is an excellent example of Baroque architecture. Basilica of Bom Jesus was constructed in the year 1605 and is one of the most important destinations for Christian pilgrims from all over the world. One of ...

    Religious Monument
  • Fort Aguada

    Fort Aguada

    This majestic fort perched over the Sinquerim beach is an architectural marvel of the 17th century, which was constructed by the Portuguese in order to defend their land from the Marathas and the British. Offering breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea, a walk through the fort to the lighthouse located ...

  • Travelling Divas - Goa, Gokarna, Murudeshwar and Om Beach

    Travelling Divas - Goa, Gokarna, Murudeshwar and Om Beach

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    4 Days|3 Nights Rs. 15,999
  • Chapora Fort

    Chapora Fort

    Chapora Fort first got noticed in the movie Dil Chahta Hai. This ancient fort in North Goa offers splendid views of the adjoining Vagator beach and overlooks the Arabian Sea from all angles. The fort is located on top of a hillock with slopes on all sides, and though it ...

    Monument Movie Connection
  • Dudhsagar Waterfalls

    Dudhsagar Waterfalls

    One of India’s most splendid waterfalls, Dudhsagar Falls are located approximately 60 kilometres away from Panjim. This multi-tiered waterfall gushes down milky white waters from a height of 310 metres, making it India’s fifth-highest waterfall. The site, nestled in a completely natural habitat is a pleasure to witness and one ...

    For Kids Waterfall
  • Church of St. Francis of Assisi

    Church of St. Francis of Assisi

    The Church of St. Francis of Assisi is a heritage construction, which was built in the year 1660 by the Portuguese as a chapel, and was later given the status of a church. Now a part of Old Goa, the church boasts of impressive architecture, and has some remarkable sculptures ...

    Religious Monument
  • Galjibag Beach

    Galjibag Beach

    One of the most remote and prettiest beaches in Goa and Dabolim, Galgibag beach is 16 kilometres from Chaudi. Surrounded by fir trees, this beach is also popular because it is one of the few breeding grounds for Olive Ridley turtles (also known as Pacific turtle). While there aren’t much ...

  • Naval Aviation Museum

    Naval Aviation Museum

    A military museum, the Naval Aviation Museum houses exhibits which portray the evolution of the Indian Navy over the years. The museum is divided into an indoor exhibit and an indoor gallery divided over two floors.

    Inaugurated in October 1998, the Naval Aviation Museum is the second ...

  • Sernabatim Beach

    Sernabatim Beach

    The Sernabatim Beach is essentially a continuation of the Colva Beach. This beach is a much cleaner and quieter beach, as compared to other beaches in Goa and is an ideal place for swimming and relaxing. Away from noisy crowds and minus persistent hawkers, the Sernabatim Beach is popular for ...

  • Hollant Beach

    Hollant Beach

    Located south of Bogmalo beach, this is the only beach in Goa where one can witness a beautiful sunrise (considering Goa is on the West Coast of India). Nestled along the foothills of the lush Western Ghats, Hollant Beach offers visitors beautiful views. The beach looks even more charming during ...

  • Sunburn Festival

    Sunburn Festival

    One of Goa’s most popular festivals, The Sunburn Festival is essentially an electronic dance music festival held in Candolim Beach every year in December. A combination of music, food, entertainment and shopping, the Sunburn Festival was ranked as the Ninth Best Festival in the World by CNN in 2009. Apart ...

  • Feast of St.Francis Xavier

    Feast of St.Francis Xavier

    The Feast of St.Francis Xavier is celebrated annually on December 3rd in Goa to honour the memory of St.Francis Xavier. The feast commemorates the date the saint died and was buried. The feast is celebrated by Goans all throughout the state, though the dates of celebration may vary. Large scale ...

  • Goa Carnival

    Goa Carnival

    The Goa Carnival is held every year in Goa before the beginning of the Christian sacred observance of Lent. Lent marks a 40 day period of strict fasting and abstinence from non-vegetarian food and alcohol and hence Goans try and make the most of the days immediately preceding lent. ...

  • Christmas and New Year

    Christmas and New Year

    This is one of the best times to be in Goa, since almost the whole world arrives in Goa to party like the Goans do. With singing, dancing, eating and partying in full swing, Christmas and New Year is when Goa is at its festive best and the whole state ...

  • Chapora Beach

    Chapora Beach

    One of the most serene and reclusive beaches in Goa, the Chapora beach is a sight to behold. Golden sands washed by blue waters and a coastline flanked by green hills, Chapora is perfect for some fun and relaxation. The shacks and hut restaurants by the beach are an experience ...

  • Viceroy's Arch

    Viceroy's Arch

    Established in 1599 by Viceroy Francisco da Gama, the Viceroy’s Arch is made up of laterite and green granite. The archway was once the main street for entering Old Goa. The arch was built to commemorate the memory of the famous explorer – Vasco da Gama. The arch is embellished ...

  • Kegdole Beach

    Kegdole Beach

    A serene and comparatively less commercialized beach, the Kegdole Beach is one of the less frequented beaches of Goa. The beach is located at the base of a hillock in the village of Verem. The Indian Navy has a Naval Academy on the top of the hillock. Among the more ...

  • Tvoy Goa Day Tours

    Tvoy Goa Day Tours

    Tvoy Goa Day Tours arranges day excursions to areas near Candolim. The day tours give you the opportunity to once again get up close with the myriad beauties of nature and have fun while doing so. On these day tours you will get to explore the hidden crocodile habitats, spice ...

  • Baga Beach

    Baga Beach

    One of the liveliest and most popular beaches in North Goa, Baga Beach is an extension of the Calangute Beach, dotted with sun decks and set amidst the picturesque Baga-Anjuna Hill. The most vibrant place where the fun never ends – Baga Beach is witness to hordes of visitors just ...

  • Arambol Beach

    Arambol Beach

    Located an hour’s drive from Dabolim Airport, Arambol Beach witnesses many tourists, especially foreigners, during winters (November and March). The beach is divided into two beaches – Armabol and Harmal. If you compare the beach with the popular beaches of North Goa like Baga, Calangute, Anjuna, this is less commercialized. ...

  • Keri Beach (Querim Beach)

    Keri Beach (Querim Beach)

    Located at a distance of 30 kilometres from Mapusa and boasting of natural beauty, Keri Beach, also known as Querim Beach is popularly known as a sea shore marvel. Since this white sandy beach is not commercialized and offers a quiet, peaceful environment, it attracts a lot of couples, especially ...

  • Paliem Beach

    Paliem Beach

    Also known as Kalacha beach or Sweet Lake beach, Paliem beach is nestled between the Keri and Arambol beaches. It is a secluded beach and is not directly accessible by road. You will love walking around the rocks if you’re travelling with your partner. ...

  • Paliem Lake

    Paliem Lake

    Paliem is popularly known amongst tourists for its fresh water lake. Interestingly, there is mud around the lake that tourists believe is “cleansing mud.” Hence, they go for a mud bath at the lake. The lake is believed to have some magic that charms visitors into taking the mud bath. ...

    Lakes & Waterfall
  • St Cajetan’s Church

    St Cajetan’s Church

    This is the most beautiful of all churches of Old Goa. The church is built in Corinthian style. It is said to be modeled on the design of Basilica of St. Peter in Rome and is built of laterite blocks which are lime plastered. Originally named The Church of Our ...

  • Reis Magos Fort

    Reis Magos Fort

    Opposite the city of Panjim, lies the village of Reis Magos located on the northern bank of the Mandovi River. The village is famous for two monuments- The Reis Magos Fort and The Reis Magos Church-the first church in Bardez. Erected in the year 1551 it was mostly accommodated by ...

  • Church and Monastery of St. Augustine

    Church and Monastery of St. Augustine

    The Church and Monastery of St Augustine was built in 1572 by 12 Augustines when they arrived in the city of Goa. Even though the monument is almost in shambles the beauty of the place can be seen by its remains. ...

  • Shantadurga Temple

    Shantadurga Temple

    As the name suggests the Shantadurga Temple is dedicated to Shantadurga, the Goddess of peace. Situated 33 kilometres from Panaji, the temple has an idol of Goddess Durga with Shree Vishnu and Shree Shiva on either side. It is symbolic to the mediation that Goddess Durga did when there was ...

  • Church Square

    Church Square

    Also known as Municipal Garden, Church Square is a green rectangular park in the heart of the city of Panjim. It is quite an attraction for tourists mostly during the fair of the feast of Mary Immaculate Conception when the fair is set all round the square. You will find ...

    Parks and Gardens
  • Church of St Francis of Assisi

    Church of St Francis of Assisi

    The Church was built in the year 1661 by the Portuguese Viceroyalty of India. It is a roman catholic church situated in the main square of old Goa. It is a beautiful mixture of Tuscan order and Baroque and Corinthian features. The church has a museum which was set up ...

  • Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount

    Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount

    The Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount is situated on the top of the hill behind St. Cajetan Church. It was built in 1510 by Alfonso de Albuquerque after his victory over the Muslim ruler Yusuf Shah. This place has been featured in many movies like All The Best, ...

  • Fort Terekhol

    Fort Terekhol

    Fort Terekhol was built by Maharaja Khem Sawant Bhonsle, the king of Sawantwadi in the 17th century. It was later taken over by the Portuguese. This fort was used as a base for freedom fighters during the freedom fight of 1961. The fort has a 100 year old church inside ...

  • 18th June Road

    18th June Road

    18th June Road is one of the busiest roads of Panaji. It is located in the heart of the city and is a major attraction for all tourists. Majorly all the restaurants and shopping complexes are located on this road only. It is known as 18th June Road to mark ...

  • Gateway of the Palace of Yusuf Adil Shah

    Gateway of the Palace of Yusuf Adil Shah

    Gateway of the Palace of Yusuf Adil Shah is located close to the Mandovi waterfront and was constructed by the Muslim King Yusuf Adil Shah, the sultan of Bijapur. The palace was demolished in 1820 for construction of new houses and now only the gateway of the palace is what ...

  • Maruti Temple

    Maruti Temple

    The Maruti temple is situated on the top of Altinho hillock. It is dedicated to Lord Hanuman, the Hindu God. It is beautifully lit up at night and is visible from a distance. ...

  • Chapel of St. Catherine

    Chapel of St. Catherine

    Located in the west of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi is the magnificently built chapel of St. Catherine. It was built by Alfansode Albuquerque in 1510 when he defeated the local Muslim ruler Adil Shah on St. Catherine’s Day i.e. November 25, 1510. The chapel is not functioning ...

  • Church of Reis Magos

    Church of Reis Magos

    The church of Reis Magos was constructed in 1555 shortly after the construction of the Ries Magos Fort. It is dedicated to St. Jerome. Historians have evidence that the church was built on the ruins of an old Hindu temple. Two former Portuguese viceroys have been buried here. Every year ...

  • Church of Our Lady Rosary

    Church of Our Lady Rosary

    It was built during the year 1544-1547 on the Holy Hill to fulfill the vow taken by Alfanso de Albuquerque. It has a two storied portico, plastered with lime mortar. It is not very far from the Basilica of the Bon Jesus. It is architecturally very well developed and worth ...

  • Chapel of St. Lawrence

    Chapel of St. Lawrence

    The Church was founded in 1630 by the Count of Linhares, Viceroy Dom Miguel de Noronha. The decision to build the church was taken soon after the fort was completed. The reason to build the church was so that the enemies could not get a close by outpost near the ...

  • Cabo Chapel

    Cabo Chapel

    Cabo Chapel is located near the end of the Cabo Palace Fortress, where the Governor of Goa lives. Opposite the Chapel across the Mandovi River is the Fort Aguada. The Chapel has been used for centuries to overlook any ship entering the port. The view of the ocean from the ...

  • Old Goa

    Old Goa

    Old Goa or Velha Goa (Velha means old in Portuguese) is a historic city in north Goa. It is said that the city once had a population of 200,000. The city was constructed by the Bijapur Sultanate in the 15th century and served as the capital of Portuguese India from ...

  • Basilica of Bom Jesus

    Basilica of Bom Jesus

    Basilica of Bom Jesus is a UNESCO World Heritage situated in Old Goa. It is considered to be one of the best examples of baroque architecture in India. Basilica of Bom Jesus contains the tomb and mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier, founder of the Society of Jesus. The construction ...

  • Panaji Kala Academy

    Panaji Kala Academy

    The Kala Academy is a vibrant representation of the culture and art of the people of Goa who excelled in the field of art, music and drama. Several artists like Dinanath Mangeshkar, Dattaram Volvoikar, Kesarbai Kerkar, Jitendra Abhisheki, Lata Mangeshkar, Khaprumam Parwatkar, Trindade and many others have made a mark ...

  • Se Cathedral

    Se Cathedral

    The Se Cathedral de Santa Catarina is also known as Se Cathedral and is one of the most ancient and celebrated religious buildings of Goa. It is the largest Catholic Church in Asia. It is dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria. Alfanso Albuquerque defeated the Muslim army and took possession ...

  • Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

    Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

    Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church is one of the oldest churches of Panaji, Goa which exists from 1540. It is a very beautiful building from the Portuguese era. It has also been featured in the Bollywood picture ‘Josh’. ...

  • Gallery Gitanjali

    Gallery Gitanjali

    Gallery Gitanjali is a treat for art lovers. Beautiful paintings are exhibit by acclaimed artists like Vamona Navelcar, Mohan Naik, Suhas Shilker, Praveen Naik, Sadguru and Veenita Chendvankar. There is both, realistic and abstract art work at the gallery in colour and oil, including collages and landscapes and is spread ...

  • Goa Science Centre

    Goa Science Centre

    Goa Science Centre is the latest attraction of Goa. It is the constituent unit of National Council of Science Museums functioning under the Ministry of Culture, government of India. The government of Goa has leased 5 acres of land in Miramar. It has come into existence since the year 2001. ...

  • Odxel Beach

    Odxel Beach

    Not very well known to the tourists, Odxel beach is the favourite picnic spot for the locals. It is a small beach but a very pleasant and quiet one. There’s a catholic chapel on the beach, where lot of people have gotten married. The residence of the Governor of Goa ...

  •  Patnem Colomb Beach

    Patnem Colomb Beach

    Situated close to the Palolem beach are the twin beaches of Patnem and Colomb. The twin beaches form a horseshoe shape. It is especially for the people who do not like crowded areas. Water here is quite clean and worth taking a plunge. There are a few shacks to cater ...

  • Caranzalem Beach

    Caranzalem Beach

    If you are a water sport enthusiast, Caranzalem is the place for you. It is the coast line of Goa. As there are no under currents, people can swim safely here. Traditional Goan food shacks and restaurants are in abundance. The beach is used by locals for evening walks and ...

  • Arossim Beach

    Arossim Beach

    Just to the south of Velsao Beach is the beautiful stretch of Arossim Beach. It is the home of the pioneer of Goa’s freedom struggler Tristao Braganza Cunha. The place is heaven for adventure lovers and party seekers. The Star Fish shack is located in the very centre of the ...

  • Bambolim Beach

    Bambolim Beach

    If you wish to taste the local Goan cuisines, you must visit the Bambolim Beach. The restaurants on the beach offer not only amazing food, but the location is a complete delight to the eyes. The Bambolin Beach Resort offers comfortable accommodation. You will have a great time if you ...

  • Butterfly Beach

    Butterfly Beach

    As the name suggests, the Butterfly Beach is the beach of butterflies. It is one of the most picturesque beach among all the beaches of Goa. The beach is mesmerizing. Not known to many, the place is a perfect relaxing holiday destination. If one is lucky, one might see ...

  • Rajbagh Beach

    Rajbagh Beach

    Rajbagh Beach, also known as Raj Baga is situated 4 km south from Palolem Beach, in Canacona region. The 1 km long beach is undoubtedly one of the best and the tidiest beaches in Goa. The sand here is clean, perfect for evening walk and the water is safe for ...

  • Ashwem Beach

    Ashwem Beach

    Beginning on the banks of river Chapora, Ashwem Beach stretches for almost 1.5 km between Morjim beach and Mandrem beach. Ashwem beach is one of the laid back beaches of Goa and is never very crowded. There is plenty of accommodation around the Ashwem Beach and the most famous restaurant ...