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Top 10 places to visit in Goa

Is it difficult to see why goa is one of the most popular destinations for holidays? No, because of the sun, sand, beaches, and the sacks with the partying top spot make it a fascinating combination of part and leisure.Here is the list of top 10 places to visit in goa. 

1. Calangute Beach:

Calangute Beach
Calangute Beach

One of the largest beaches yet busiest of all the beaches in Goa. It is stretched from the Candolim to Baga, Calangute enjoys the reputation of being the queen of beaches in Goa are adventurous on this beech due to various water sports that include speed boat rides, banana rides, parasailing, water surfing and a lot more. Even the nights are sizzling with the beach parties that keep you dancing and drinking all night. So this is first in our list of top 10 places to visit in Goa.

2. Fort Aguada:

Top 10 places to visit in Goa
Fort Aguada

Goa is not only famous for its beaches but also the historic places are an attraction. Fort Aguada is one of the most iconic places of goa a was built dates back in 1612. it was ruled by Portuguese rulers, who valued it much for its strategic location. So this is second in our list of top 10 places to visit in Goa.

Location: Candolim

Timings: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm, every day

3. Chapora Fort aka Dil Chahta Hai Fort:

Chapora Fort
Chapora Fort

 This fort was featured with a Bollywood movie Dil Chahta Hai, which told the story of three friends named Sameer, Siddharth, and Akash. It is located above Chapora river, the fort has a rich history that dates back to 1717. this fort is popularly known as Dil Chahta hai fort and it has become a favorite spot.  So this is third in our list of top 10 places to visit in Goa

Location: Bardez 

Timings: 24 x 7

4. Basilica of Bom Jesus

Top 10 places to visit in Goa
Basilica of Bom Jesus

One of the most fascinating churches in Goa. Its architecture is designed in the Portuguese architectural style with the non-plastered look on the exterior. Interior of the church has been displayed with the ornamental look.  So this is fourth in our list of top 10 places to visit in Goa

Location: Old Goa Road, Bainguinim

Timings: 9:00 am to 6:30 pm (Monday to Saturday)10:30 am to 6:30 pm (Sunday)

5. Mangeshi Temple:

Mangeshi Temple
Mangeshi Temple

One of the oldest temple that attracts devotees and travelers. It is the only temple built in the honor of Lord Mangesh (an incarnation of Lord Shiva). the origin of this temple was traced more than 450 years. the reason behind the most tourists visiting this temple is because of its splendid architecture that busts of the column and the domes. 

Location: Mangeshi Village, Priol 

Timings:  6:00 am to 10.00 pm; every day

6. Mollen National Park:

Top 10 places to visit in Goa
Mollen National Park

 Mollen National Park, a green paradise with an exotic variety of reptiles, birds and amazing spots for the nature lovers. In this national park, theBengal tiger spotted deer, leopard, sambar,will be found roaming here and there. 

Tip: If you are visiting this national park, opt for an open jeep jungle safari that takes the visitors into the deep area of the park, where one will have the thrilling experience with the wonders of nature.

Location: Sonaulim 

Timings: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm; every day 

Entry fee: ₹ 20 per adult; ₹ 10 per children

7. Indian Naval Aviation Museum:

Indian Naval Aviation Museum
Indian Naval Aviation Museum

 A place that displays many artifacts and machinery related to naval Aviation. The museum displays various types of ancient aircraft, bombs, protective gears, rockets, armaments, pilot outfit, parachute. The museum also has a mini theatre where you can watch documentaries and movies related to naval aviation.

 Location: Vasco da Gama 

Timings: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; closed on Mondays 

Entry fee: ₹ 30 for adults; ₹ 10 for kids

8. Palolem Beach: 

Top 10 places to visit in Goa
Palolem Beach

Palolem is the beach where you can hang around by engaging yourself in the number of activities .Things to do at the beach is getting indulge in adventurous water sports, flea market shopping, and eating out at the beach-side restaurants. 

Activities: Scuba diving, Silent Discos, Kayaking, Yoga, Turtle Spotting, Dolphin Spotting 

9. Casino Pride:

Casino Pride
Casino Pride

A luxury gaming destination with abeguile ambiance highlighted with golden-hued embellishments. Spread over an area of 30,000 sq. ft. spread over 3 levels with numerous playing tables and gaming slots is where you can have a tryst with destiny.  

 Location: Captain of Ports Jetty, Panaji

Timings: 24×7

Entry Fee:

  • ₹1500 per adult Monday to Thursday (includes coupon worth ₹ 500) 
  • ₹2000 per adult Friday to Sunday (includes coupon worth ₹ 1000) Note: The entry fee is inclusive of alcoholic beverages and unlimited buffet

10. Pandava Caves:

Top 10 places to visit in Goa
Pandava Caves

Pandava caves or the Arvalem Caves, these are the caves built by the Pandavas in the 6th century. this cave consists of 5 compartments with a small idle of Hindu god in the middle. The architecture of the caves is simple yet appealing. The walls are plain with no paintings on them. The mysterious look of the caves has been attracting the tourists over long years. Here come to the end of our list of top 10 places to visit in Goa.

Timings: 9 am- 1 pm and 2 pm- 5 pm

Entry:  Free 

Conclusion: 

Those who want to have a rapturous yet relaxing vacation, Goa is the place where one can enjoy the golden sand, sparkling nightlife, picturesque ancient museums, aged old churches and many more things to explore the heaven of the beaches. Hope the top 10 places to visit in goa might help you.

~ JUHIKA METHA

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