With its vibrant beaches, fresh seafood, vibrant party scene, wild nights, flea markets, forts with grand designs, and old churches, Goa emanates an alluring atmosphere that is hard to resist. It is the perfect holiday location to enjoy various activities on the land and the water. As you will see, when you get settled in your Goa hotel, deciding on which activities to take part in and where you want to go can seem a bit difficult. Do you require help in making a schedule that lists the top things that you could do and see throughout North Goa and South Goa?
Enjoy the beach with a splash
Beaches are most likely the first thing to come to mind when you think about Goa. Exploring Goa’s stunning beaches which allow you to indulge in water sports, sunbathing as well as sundown parties, and many more is among the top activities you can do in Goa. Goa is home to numerous beaches across its southern and northern regions.
Strands and beaches of North Goa to visit
- Beach Baga
- Beach Anjuna
- Californian Beach
- Caribbean Beach
- Beach at Arambol
- Vagator Beach, Sinquerim Beach
The top beaches in South Goa include Palolem Beach, Agonda Beach, Colva Beach, and Butterfly Beach.
There are some less frequented beaches within Goa for those who would like peace and tranquility away from the bustling cities although certain beaches are still crowded with visitors.
Discover the magnificent forts of Goa
Goa has many stunning forts which represent the region’s rich heritage as well as architectural excellence and beauty. Above all Goa’s forts offer stunning views of the surrounding region. We recommend these things:
North Goa forts Fort Aguada
Some of the most notable sights include a historic lighthouse, cells, and an uncommon sunset view.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 6 pm.
The most notable highlights are the stunning Vagator Beach’s stunning vista.
The most important Attractions that are part of Reis Magos Fort: Cultural and Heritage Centre
Hours: 9 am to 5 at night (closed on Mondays)
The attractions in Corjuem Fort include breathtaking views of the Corjuem River and the country beyond it.
Time: From 6 am to 7 pm.
South Goa forts
Port of Rama Attractions in Fort Key: Church of Santo Antonio
9:00 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Attractions In Mormugao Fort Key: Amazing views of Varca Beach’s traditional fishing vessels and a chapel that is deserted
Go to the mummified body of Francis Xavier
It is believed that the Basilica of Bom Jesus is the only spot in India in which you can imagine finding the remains of a mummified mummy. The Goa church, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is famous for its exquisite architectural style. This building, which dates back 400 years, is steeped in history. It is characterized by a non-plastered exterior and a decorated interior.
The body of the mummified St. Francis Xavier, which is kept in a coffin made of silver is the main draw of this church.
Location: Velha Goa, Old Goa Road
Hours Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 6:30 pm on Sundays; 10:30 am until 6:45 pm (Sundays)
Explore Goa to see UNESCO site of world heritage in Goa
Goa is renowned for its wild partying, beaches, and its rich cultural legacy. The extensive colonial and historical legacy of the region is confirmed in these UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Goa. Discover the spiritual and architectural beauty that Old Goa is renowned for by visiting the area.
Santa Catarina Cathedral
Church of St. Saint Catherine’s Chapel Francis of Assisi Church of Our Lady of the Rosary Saint Augustine Church Church of Saint Cajetan
A visit to the temples of the past
After you’ve had enough of beach hopping and partying make time to visit Goa’s stunning temples. It’s true, that Goa is home to numerous magnificent temples that fulfill the requirements for architectural beauty, spiritual splendor, and peace. Here are a few of our top picks:
Hours at the Mangeshi Temple: 6:00 am to 10:00 pm Location: Kavalem Village, Ponda Address: Mangeshi Village, Priol 5:00 am to 10:00 pm Temple of Shanta Durga
Location of the Mahadev Temple: Sanguem, Surla
Time: the time of 5:00 am to 10:00 pm.
The location of the Chandreshwar Boothnath Temple Paroda, Quepem taluka
Time 5:15 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Location of the Brahma Temple: Valpoi, Safari
The times are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Saptakoteshwar Temple is located at Narve, Bicholim. The time frame is 6 am to 7 pm.
In Goa, You will never get too far from a bar or a club that allows you to relax with your favorite drink. Here is our list of the best nightclubs and bars in Goa.
Try pubbing and clubbing
Location of SinQ Night Club: Candolim, North Goa
From 5:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.
1800 for two persons (approx.)
Tito’s Lane, Baga, North Goa, Cafe Mambo
8:15 p.m. until 3:00 a.m.
1500 for two persons (approx.)
Location of Cantare: North Goa’s Saligao
6:30 p.m. until 11:30 a.m.
800 for two persons (approx.)
Sinquerim, North Goa — Cohiba
4:00 p.m. until 22:00 a.m.
1500 for two persons (approx.)
Location: Palolem, South Goa, Leopard Valley
10:00 a.m. until 22:00 a.m.
2000 for two persons.
Some more destinations
There are more options in Goa to discover. There’s a lot to explore and experience that ranges from hot air balloon ride to houseboat cruises along the Chapora River. So, the most effective option is to pack up your bags, take a flight to Goa and allow yourself to be open to all the experiences.