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Hard Rock Hotel Goa

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Hard Rock Hotel Goa

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Hard Rock Hotel Goa

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Hard Rock Hotel Goa

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Hard Rock Hotel Goa

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Hard Rock Hotel Goa

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Hard Rock Hotel Goa

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Hard Rock Hotel Goa

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Hard Rock Hotel Goa

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Included in this package
Hotel
Sightseeing
Meals
Transfer
  • Overview
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  • Accommodation
  • Inclusions
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Tour Description

About HARD ROCK HOTEL GOA

Hard Rock Hotel Goa is well-placed in the nightlife, beaches, and restaurants area of Goa city, it provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days. Only 45 kilometers away, this 5-star hotel can be easily accessed from the Goa airport. This modern hotel is in the vicinity of popular city attractions such as Shri Ram Hospital, Calangute Beach, and Calangute Mall.

India’s first Hard Rock Hotel is positioned in the most visited part of North Goa, making it perfect for any party freak traveller.

The hotel provides an exclusive ‘Sound of Your Stay’ program that allows their guest to enjoy legendary live performances and customized playlists and guitar jam sessions in their room.

Tour Highlights

It’s time to unplug, have fun in the sun, discover new adventures and celebrate the joy of your Holiday.

  • Refresh yourself with a welcome drink on arrival. Tickle your tastebuds with complimentary breakfast and dinner; indulge in unlimited IMFL drinks with mouth-watering starters every evening for 2 hours.
  • Work yourself out at Body Rock, fitness centre, laze around in the pool, dance to heart-thumping music and revel in amazing offers which include 15% discount on F&B and Rock Spa, 20% discount on laundry services.
  • Complimentary upgrade to a next category room. Backpack and bring alive your holiday experience at Hard Rock Hotel Goa.

Relax at Home with Hard Rock Goa !

Tour Plan

Day 1 

Arrive in Goa

Arrive in Goa on the Arrival at the Goa Airport. You will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Day at leisure. Enjoy Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel.
 

Meal Included

Dinner

Day 2 

Goa - North Goa Tour

After Breakfast, get ready for the for Goa Sightseeing, explore North Goa. This tour takes you to visit Coco Beach situated at the mouth of the Nerul River on the Mandovi Estuary and famous Aguada Fort. Next comes the exquisite Mayem Lake which nestles sparkling silver among low forested hills. The tour halts for lunch here. Then tour covers Vagator Beach, Anjuna Beach, and Calangute Beach & Panaji Handicrafts Emporium. Enjoy Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel.

Meal Included

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3 

Goa - South Goa Tour

After Breakfast, get ready for South Goa Sightseeing. This tour takes you to Old Goa Churches- Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral. The tour continues to the temples of Shri Manguesh at Priol, Lunch halt at Farmagudi, Shri Shantadurga Temple at Kavlem, Ancestral Goa (Big Foot) at Loutolim, Colva Beach, Dona Paula Bay, Goa Science Centre and Miramar Beach. Enjoy Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel.

Meal Included

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4 

Departure Goa

After a leisurely breakfast, do some quick shopping. Later get ready to move to Airport to board your return flight back to your own destination with pleasant memories.
 

Meal Included

Breakfast

Tour Accommodation

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Hard Rock Goa Hotel

Goa

NO OF NIGHTS

4 Nights

ROOM TYPE

Deluxe

Inclusions

  • 3 Nights Stay in Well Appointed Room on Twin Sharing Basis
  • Refreshing Welcome drink on arrival
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Daily Lunch Or Dinner
  • Daily Unlimited IMFL for 2 hours between - 7PM to 9 PM
  • One child below 12years will be complimentary on existing bedding
  • Two Way Airport Transfer
  • Full Day North Goa Tour by Air conditioned vehicle
  • Full Day South Goa Tour by Air conditioned vehicle
  • Mineral Water bottle replenished daily in the room
  • Complimentary use of Swimming Pool (with proper swim wear) & Gymnasium
  • Complimentary use of Tea/Coffee maker in the room
  • Free Wifi
  • 15% Discount on Food & Soft Beverages
  • 15% Discount on Rock Spa
  • 20% Discount on Laundry Services
  • Complimentary Digital Album

Exclusions

  • Early Check-in and late Checkout in properties
  • Entry tickets other than mentioned in Inclusions
  • Personal Expenses / Extras during Stay in Resort like laundry, Telephone calls, Medicines, Liquor
  • Meals other than those mentioned above
  • Anything other than those mentioned in the ‘Inclusions’ list above
  • Surcharge, if any applicable at the time of booking
  • Weekend Surcharge extra

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Booking Policies

  • 50% of the Holiday Package Cost at the time of Booking.
  • Balance 50% of Holiday Package Cost, 30 days prior to Departure.
  • Non-Refundable items (if any) will be told in advance for full payment.
  • Airfare to be paid full at one time in advance.

Cancellation Policies

  • 25% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled 51 Days or More
  • 50% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled between 50 – 36 Days
  • 75% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled between 35 – 21 Days
  • 100% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled 20 Days or less.

Important Notes

  • Per person cost is calculated on the basis of Minimum 02 adults travelling together on Twin sharing basis.
  • Extra adult is the 3rd person who shares the same double room and is provided with an extra bed or rollaway mattress.
  • Mostly the hotels allow 03 adults in one double room with an extra bed or 02 adults and 02 children below 12 years of age with one extra bed.
  • All the guests (husband, wife & adult children) are requested to carry their photo identity proof in original & a photocopy to be produced & handed over at the time of Check In at the resort. This is mandatory.
  • Complimentary Arrival / departure transfers & sightseeing tours shall be provided as per schedule fixed by the hotel. However this may require you to wait at the airport for short duration until all the guests arriving at that time exit the airport.
  • Selection of seats in Airline is subject to availability and is at sole discretion of the airlines.
  • Transfers and Sightseeing tours are on SIC (seat in coach) / shared basis.
  • As of now we are not holding any service, it is subject to availability upon your request. Booking process will start only after receiving booking amount.
  • Above tour prices are subject to change in the event of increase in hotel room rates, Govt. Taxes levy by the hotel especially during Peak Season/Holiday surcharge and major events/fairs and convention.
  • All Tours & Transfers are outsourced facility and the hotel has no control on the profile and behavior of fellow passengers on board, moreover the hotel is not responsible for the safety and security of the in-house guests availing the same.
  • To avail the arrival transfers please check the hotel representative holding the placard of your name / hotel name.
  • In hotels for an extra Adult / Child either Rollaway bed or mattress shall be provided.
  • The request for an adjacent or an adjoining room will be on subject to availability.
  • It is mandatory to carry the age proof of children (02 to 11 yrs) and infant (below 02yrs) along with other travel documents. Child above than 11 yrs shall be considered for an adult cost.
  • Room allocation (Twin bed / Double bed) is at the discretion of the hotel. The check in and check out time of the hotel is 12 to 12 noon. Numbers of meals are always corresponding to the number of nights booked. Breakfast is not provided on the day of arrival.
  • For early check in and late check out the payment is to be settled directly by the guest.
  • Hotel has the right to claim the damages incurred by any of the guest.
  • The guests are requested to take care of their personal belongings carefully and avoid leaving them unattended.
  • Cost of additional services availed by the guest which are not part of our package inclusions are to be settled directly at the hotel.
  • Mini bar facility available in the hotels is on chargeable basis.
  • Buffet meal will be provided at fixed venue decided by the hotel.
  •         Timings: Breakfast: 0800 - 1000 hrs
  •         Lunch: 1300 - 1500 hrs
  •         Dinner: 1930 - 2200 hrs
  • These are the standard buffet timings observed by the hotels. Still you are kindly requested to check the perfect buffet timings at the time of check in at the hotel. Once the buffet time is over the hotel might ask you to pay for your meals.
  • This hotel is suggested on the basis of the feedback taken from our customers. Still we request you that before finalizing the tour with us kindly go through the website of the hotels and read the reviews.

Tour Destination

About City

Goa
"Beaches, Sunsets and Crazy Nights"

Lying on the western coast, Goa is India's smallest state and unlike any other, known for its endless beaches, stellar nightlife, eclectic seafood, world-heritage listed architecture. Spread across just 3,702 km, Goa lies in the Konkan region. It is a far cry from the hippie haven or a beach getaway, and one of the only few destinations that is open 24x7. The laid-backness (susegad) of Goa attracts as many international tourists as it does Indians, or even more so.

The Goans are quite friendly towards tourists and celebrate many festivals throughout the year, the most famous being the New Year and Goa Carnival. While the seafood is excellent, Goa has one of the best nightlife in India with trendy bars, beach shacks, elegant cafes and many clubs and discotheques. Thanks to lower alcohol prices in the state, Goa is also great for younger tourists with relatively tighter pockets.

For those of us perpetually confused between North Goa and South Goa, this might help - the state of Goa is divided into North Goa and South Goa. While North Goa is the nightlife hub where all the touristy beaches, flea markets, and beach shacks are located, South Goa is the land of luxurious resorts and laid-back beach vibes. 

Having been a Portuguese territory for almost 450 years, the Portuguese architecture is nowhere as prevalent as in Goa - visit one of the many whitewashed churches, crumbling forts or spectacular churches. The yellow houses with purple doors, ochre coloured mansions and oyester shell windows is what completes the kalieodscope of Goan architecture.

Panjim, the capital city located in the centre overlooks the calm Mandovi River where the famous floating casinos of Goa are docked. The centre is well-connected with an international airport and roads and trains run from North to South part of Goa. With a coastline stretching for over 100 kilometres, Goa has stunning beaches. While Baga and Calangute are more popular among the Indian family crowd, Anjuna and Arambol draw a lot of foreign tourists. The beaches in South Goa are relatively lesser explored, but some of them like Agonda and Palolem are more beautiful.

Must Visit Places in Goa

1. Calangute Beach
Popular as the "Queen of Beaches", the Calangute Beach of Goa is among the top ten bathing beaches in the world. Being one of the busiest and most commercial beaches of Goa, it is swarming with eating joints, shacks and clubs serving cocktails, beer and seafood. The Calangute Beach is also known for its water sports activities like parasailing, water surfing, banana ride and jet-skiing.
Calangute Beach Nightlife 
One of the most happening things to do at Calangute Beach of Goa is to attend one of its parties once the sun goes down. Be it crazy dancing, psychedelic music, delicious drinks or scrumptious food, you will find all the elements of a memorable night, right here. Some of the most preferred party places are:
1. Tio Tilly's Bar and Kitchen: The exquisite interiors and facilities such as full bar, live entertainment, live sports screening, smoking area, board games, live music and outdoor seating make Tio Tilly's a perfect choice for a wild night out. 
2. Carvalho's: Dig into Goan, Continental, North Indian and Chinese delicacies as you sip on delicious cocktails and mocktails at Carvalho's.
3. Spice It: Casual dining and chilled out drinks call for a night out at Spice It, where you have full access to resources such as full bar, buffet, outdoor seating, nightlife and smoking area. 
In addition to these, some of the other popular places include Cantare, Hipster, Souza Lobo, Tonic - Hard Rock Hotel, IVY, Moon Pub and Clove.

2. Fort Aguada
Fort Aguada-"A Fortress of Tranquility", is a 17th-century Portuguese fort looking out at the confluence of Mandovi River and the Arabian Sea. The crumbling ramparts of the fort stand on the Sinquerim Beach. The highlight of the fort is a lone four-storey lighthouse (which is one-of-its-kind in Asia) and a stunning view of the sunset. Fort Aguada has also been used as Aguada jail. A statue in front of the jail salutes the freedom fighters, giving the fort a touch of patriotism.

3. Anjuna Beach
Anjuna Beach is among the most popular beaches in North Goa, stretching almost 2 km. From family outings to adrenaline-filled adventures, Anjuna Beach is famed for its golden coastline, nightclubs, beach shacks, watersports, full-moon parties and flea markets.

4. Chapora Fort
Chapora Fort is undeniably one of the most famous forts in Goa. More popularly known as the 'Dil Chahta Hai Fort', its claim to fame was the 2001 Bollywood blockbuster shot here. A scintillating escape, it offers beautiful views of the sea and Chapora River.

5. Basilica of Bom Jesus
The Basilica of Bom Jesus Church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It houses the tomb and remains of St. Francis Xavier. Even after 400 years, the remains are in a good condition and are taken out once every decade.

6. Baga Beach
One of the most popular beaches in North Goa, Baga Beach is located close to Calangute beach, around 30 Km North of Panjim. It is the perfect destination to witness the dazzling nightlife of Goa as signature places such as Britto's, Tito's and Mambos are located in the vicinity. It is also known for a vast range of water sports.

7. Dona Paula
Dona Paula is one of the most popular tourist hangouts in Goa famous for its vast stretch of beach. The small beach is also popular as the Lover's Paradise and features a jetty (Dona Paula Jetty) adjacent to it, which provides an ethereal view of the Arabian Sea and Mormugao harbour.

8. Arambol Beach
Beautiful and serene, Arambol Beach is among the best beaches of North Goa and is relatively unexploited by tourist activities. Considered to be one of the most spectacular beaches in Goa, Arambol beach has a distinct Bohemian feel to it, which attracts tourists from all over the world.

9. Vagator Beach
Vagator beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa. It is famous for its soft white sands and imposing but beautiful rocky cliffs. The beach is divided into two major parts, namely Little Vagator, also known as Ozran Beach, and Big Vagator. It is also popular for its sweeping panoramic views, beach shacks and trance parties.

10. Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
Located in Panjim, Our Lady of Immaculate Conception is one of the oldest chapels in Goa. It is known to house the second largest church bells in Goa. The view of the sunset and the church lit up at night is a soothing sight to witness.

11. Palolem beach
Palolem Beach, located in the South Goa is one of the most beautiful beaches of the Union Territory has to offer. Mostly unspoiled, the beach is often flocked with foreign tourists.

12. Colva Beach
One of the most happening beaches in South Goa, Colva beach is mainly renowned for its shopping and phenomenal nightlife. The beach is full of shacks and eating joints.

13. Morjim Beach
Morjim is sometimes referred to as "Little Russia" owing to the large population of Russian immigrants staying here. Morjim beach is home to exotic species of birds and some rare endangered animals such as sea turtles.

14. Agonda Beach
If you're looking for a place away from the hustle bustle of the crowd with more space and solitude, Agonda beach is the right place for you. With the clear blue water and coconut trees, this beach is a delight for nature lovers.

15. Candolim Beach
Candolim Beach lies around 15 kms ahead of Panjim, along the stretch of Fort Aguada. Forming a part of the trio of Calangute, Baga and Candolim party beaches in Goa, this beach is known for its pulsating nightlife and thrilling water sports.

16. Dudhsagar Waterfalls
One of India's tallest waterfalls, the Dudhsagar Falls is located inside the Mollem National Park. The Dudhsagar falls should be visited during the monsoon when it is in full flow and the surrounding deciduous forests are at their verdant best.

Top Activities & Things to do in Goa

1.  Dine on a Cruise
Cruise in Goa allows one to explore the exotic scenery, pristine waters and marvel the breathtaking view of the sunset. There are several types of cruises in Goa ranging from simple evening cruises, elaborate and romantic dinner cruises, backwater cruises, and casino cruises. All of these usually originate from Miramar Beach in Panjim.

2. Casino
Located on a yacht in River Mandovi, the casino is one of the coolest places to be when you're in the party state. The entry fee is placed high at Rs.1600, and the casino holds ample number of tables of American Roulette, Blackjack and Rummy. Go ahead and try your luck!

3. Water Sports in Goa
Goa is a haven for water sports like kneeboarding, kite surfing, snorkelling, parasailing, paragliding, diving, and kayaking. The water sports in Goa can be enjoyed at any one of the beaches in the north or the south. You can also engage in your favorite activities through a number of licensed water sports package operators.

4. Thalassa
Thalassa- The Greek Taverna is one of the most popular restaurants in Goa. Having moved out to the backwaters along with Siolim (from its prior location of Vagator hilltop), it is famous for its signature cocktails and sunsets. Reverberating with the cultural flavour of Greece, it serves authentic Greek Mediterranean cuisine.

5. Scuba Diving
Goa is one of the few places in India offering scuba diving. Diving in Goa is not the best owing to limited underwater visibility, but it is still popular among tourists as it is a good destination for beginners to explore the delights of the underwater world. The absence of strong water current with occasional surges adds serenity to the activity.

6. Go Shopping
For carrying back an authentic Goan experience with you, you can buy some feni, cashew-nuts, Goan hats and handicrafts. There are lots of shops in Panjim, the capital where you can buy interesting stuff. Goa is also known for its hand-painted ceramics.

7. Party at the Tito's, Calangute
Titos nightclub is one of the top things to do in Goa for most tourists. Located in Calangute, Tito's is one of the most famous nightclubs in Goa. The entire lane in Baga, where the pub is located is popularly called Tito lane. 

8. Brittos
Be it during the season or off-season, you cannot NOT come here if you're in Goa. It is amongst the best shacks in Baga Beach and is just perfect if you're seeking the company of the sea and the sand while you sip on that beer. 

9. Mambos, Calangute
Located in the famous Titos lane, Mambos is a popular nightclub in Goa. The open-air lounge encircles a dancing area with a host of Indian and international DJs playing every night. They also serve a variety of Hookahs.

10. Club LPK - Love Passion Karma, Candolim
Club LPK is one of the most popular nightlife spots in Goa. Surrounded by water on three sides, it was shifted to Nerul from its original location. The nightclub has generally some good DJs playing a mix of house, trance, and Bollywood music.

11. Anjuna Flea Market
Anjuna Flea Market on Wednesday is a treasure trove of trinkets, handicrafts, hippie clothing, souvenirs and everything else from cheap bags to footwear and junk jewellery. Also popular as the queen of hippie flea markets, the Anjuna Flea Market as much a part of the Goa experience as the beaches.

12. Bungee Jumping in Goa
Located near one of the most popular beaches in Goa that is obviously Anjuna Beach, the Gravity Adventure Zone conduct Bungee Jumping from a height of 80 ft and has been installed by a US based company- Sports tower Inc. It is one of the lowest Bungee jumping site and is good for a first try and is priced at a reasonable rate.

13. Rejuvenate by Spas and Massages
Goa is full of spa resorts and Ayurvedic massage centers. Beachside massages are also available at some beaches. Various spas of Goa which are preferred by the tourists from all around the world are Sereno Spa and Leela Kempinski Goa Spa Center.

14. Sunburn Festival
Ranked amongst few of the world’s best music festivals, Sunburn Music Festival tops the list of every Electronic Music fan’s bucket list. It is mostly famous for its extravagance, fantastic music and noteworthy artist line-up.

15.  Carnival in Goa
The Goa Carnival is a legacy of the Portuguese rule and has grown from being a quiet event to a popular, massive scale festival, attracting thousands of tourists from India and abroad. One of the most awaited occasions in the state, the carnival has a long history of its origin, stretching back right to the ancient Roman Empire. The atmosphere is charged with spectacular parades, dances, musical events and the great food, all of which are major crowd pullers. Festivities occur in the cities of Panjim, Mapusa, Margao, and Vasco da Gama, with Panjim having it the largest of all.
Goa Carnival Festival Celebrations & Events
The epicentre of the Carnival is the capital city of Panjim, although celebrations occur at several places across the state.

Parade and the Floats
Panjim sees the grandest of these celebrations with heavily decorated carnival floats moving through the roads, accompanied by dancing men and women in bright costumes. Mermaid shaped large floats, clowns with large heads, and people moving their bodies to dance numbers on the roads are defining features and common sights to the festival.

The Stalls
Short plays representing Goan culture are also organised. Various musicians can be found playing their instruments with much entertainment. Other forms of art to are represented by respective artists. Food stalls line up, offering a variety of food to the people to buy.

King Momo
A nominal leader, known as King Momo, is chosen before the celebrations, who is supposedly given charge of the state to rule for four days. Generally, a fat, jolly person is selected for the job, as per the practice all around the globe. King Momo of the Goan Carnival leads the troupe of dancing men and women, with the message of 'Kha, piyeaanimajjakar' meaning, 'Eat, drink and enjoy'.

16. SinQ Nightclub
Famous for being one of the most happening nightclubs in Goa, the SinQ Night Club is a super-chic lounge and quite a hit among party animals. Along with the amazing ambience, the club also has an amazing array of dining and beverage options. 

17. HillTop, Goa
Located in Vagator, The HillTop is one of Goa's most iconic and happening trance party destinations. The place is decorated by neon lights spiraled around palm trees which will look enchanting when you come for partying or enjoying your food at Hilltop Goa.

18. Club Westend
Club Westend is located on the hill top in Mollembhat Valley in Saligao, Goa. It mostly caters to electronic music fans and has a Ladies night on Fridays.

19. Silent Noise, Palolem
Silent Noise in Palolem is definitely the one with the wildest nights and craziest parties. The parties are held on every Saturday and are an experience that must not be missed. 

20. Cafe Lilliput, Anjuna
Located on the rocky beaches on Anjuna Beach, Cafe Lilliput is synonymous with the hippie vibe and party atmosphere of North Goa. Facing the calm blue waters of the Arabian Sea, it serves traditional Goan food.

21. Leopard Valley
Located in the green and serene locales of Palolem in Canacona, South Gia Leopard Valley Goa is unique party spot which is situated in the laps of a jungle quarry. It is well-known to be one of the biggest and most happening night clubs in South Goa.

22. International Film Festival of India (IFFI)
The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) held in Goa is India's most distinguished film festival that showcases outstanding films made by acclaimed directors and debutant filmmakers alike. It provides a platform for stories to be told through the medium of world cinema as well as Indian films. Since its inception in 1952, the International Film Festival has been one of the biggest of its kind in India.

23. Shigmo Festival
The Shigmo festival that takes place in the Konkani diaspora of Goa, during the spring season, is a beautiful and auspicious festival of Hindus that celebrates the vibrancy of colours. The festival spans five days. In other regions of the country, Hindus, more commonly, celebrate Holi, which is a part of it.

24. Igitun Chalne
Igitun Chalne celebrated in May, is a religious festival in the northern district of Goa in the temple of Sirigao, which is located in Bicholim Taluka. It is also known as the “fire walk” festival. Devotees walk on hot coals in commemoration of the goddess Lairaya

25. Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman’s Wharf is a dainty multi-cuisine restaurant chain in Goa that is especially swamped with seafood lovers. Located at Salcette, Calangute, and Panjim, it claims to serve the best and most authentic Goan food in the region.

More Places & Attractions To Visit In Goa

1. Butterfly Beach
A little to the south of Palolem in Canacona region of Goa lies the Butterfly Beach. This beach, also known as Honeymoon Beach, is one of the most secluded and lesser-known beaches of Goa. The beach is mostly accessible by a boat (ferry) ride from the nearby beaches.

2. Divar Island
Divar Island is a slice of heaven tucked away in dense woods amidst the beauty of nature. Connected to Old Goa only through ferry service, this island is synonymous with natural beauty, serenity and tranquillity.

3. Fontainhas and Sao Tome
Fontainhas and Sao Tome is a beautiful Latin Quarter located in Panaji on the banks of the Ourem Creek and named after the natural springs nearby. It was laid out on a piece of land acquired by a Goan in the 18th century who had made a fortune in Mozambique. The quarter is now recognised as a heritage site and is famous for its charming Portuguese style houses on the base of the Altinho hills.

4. Se Cathedral
Se Cathedral, or Sé Catedral de Santa Catarina, is one of the largest churches in Asia. Located in Old Goa, it is dedicated to Saint Catherine. It is a famous landmark in Goa exhibiting Portuguese-Manueline architectural style.

5. Cavelossim Beach
With magnificent black rocks that contrast with the white sand shores of this idyllic beach, the Cavelossim Beach is located in South Goa. Cleaner and quieter than the cliched party beaches of Goa, it is the perfect spot for travellers looking to enjoy the endless expanse of the clear blue waters.

6. Patnem Beach
Situated in Canacona, South Goa, Patnem Beach is one of the most secluded and tranquil beaches of Goa. It is the perfect place to laze by the beach and do absolutely nothing. The waters are quite safe to swim in, and the views of the sunset are magnificent and uninterrupted.

7. Betalbatim Beach
Located in South Goa between Colva Beach and Majorda Beach, Betalbatim Beach is one of the quieter beaches of Goa. Lined with a plethora of fast food chains, local restaurants and spas, the highlight of the beach is the easy spotting of the dolphins. You can ask the local fishermen who can hike you a ride in a sea to have a glimpse of the dolphins.

8. Fort Tiracol
Across the Terekhol river from the Querim beach in North Goa lies the majestic Tiracol Fort. Once a crucial part of the maritime defence, it now serves as Fort Tiracol Heritage Hotel. It is popular for an unbeatable panoramic view of the Arabian Sea.

9. Grande Island
Originally known as Iha Grande, Grande Island in Goa is one of the most sought after destinations, owing to its serene and tranquil environment and the availability of a plethora of thrilling activities like snorkeling, dolphin spotting, and scuba diving.

10. Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary
Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary is a 240 sq km protected natural habitat located in the Western Ghats of India, on the Goa-Karnataka border. Touted to be Goa's largest wildlife reserve, it is home to the famous Dudhsagar Falls, Mollem National Park, Tambdi Surla Temple, and Devil's Canyon among other attractions.

11. Arvalem Waterfalls
One of the most beautiful spots to visit in North Goa, Arvalem Waterfalls is located in Sanquelim. Also known as Harvalem Falls, it forms a huge pool of water at its base - almost as big as a lake. This makes Arvalem Falls a popular tourist and picnic spot. 

12. Mollem National Park
Mollem National Park part of the famous Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary is the biggest national park in Goa that takes you on a fascinating wildlife adventure. Jeep safaris take the tourists right into the heart of the dense forest reserve.

13. Church of St. Cajetan
The Church of Saint Cajetan, located in Old Goa close to the Se Cathedral, is one of the most beautiful churches in Goa. The only surviving domed structure in Goa, the church is admired for its wonderful and graceful architecture that reminds you of Basilica of St. Peter in Rome.

14. Bambolim Beach
Bambolim Beach is a pristine beach located in Bambolim in North Goa, 7 kilometres away from Panjim. It is famous for being a virgin beach, untouched by commercialization and is barely ever crowded. 

15. Butterfly Conservatory Of Goa
The Butterfly Conservatory of Goa is a butterfly sanctuary and garden in the Ponda district of Goa. Spread over 4000 square metres, it is designed as a place to stroll and absorb in the serene beauty of nature. In the vast expanses of the garden, one can take a leisurely walk and observe over a hundred different species of butterflies from close quarters.

16. Sri Mahadeva Temple
Sri Mahadeva Temple, Tambdi Surla is one of the oldest temples in Goa to Lord Shiva. The inner sanctum of temple has a Shiva Linga mounted on a raised pedestal. There is also a statue of headless Nandi. The locals believe that there is a huge king cobra permanently sitting near the Shiva Linga.

17. Church of St Francis of Assisi
Church of St Francis of Assisi is a 16th-century Portuguese church located near Se Cathedral in Goa. It is a famous landmark which exhibits an eclectic mix of stunning architecture and intricate carvings. 

18. Cabo de Rama Beach
Cabo de Rama Beach is a beautiful secluded beach located in Margao, South Goa. Surrounded by tall coconut trees, this beach is perfect for setting up a picnic, playing volleyball, or just spending some quality time. 

19. Monastery Of St Augustine
Church Of St. Augustine is a ruined church complex which was once the biggest church in Goa. Located near Nunnery of Santa Monica in Old Goa, there stands a solo tower (called St Augustine Tower) out of the four towers once forming the Church Of St. Augustine. 

20. Savoi Plantation
Savoi Spice Plantation is a 40-hectare organic farm located 15km from Ponda. Established by Mr Shetye, the beautifully maintained farm is popular for the guided tour of the intercrop plantation and the Goan Saraswat Buffet at its Sadauli Restaurant.

21. Ashwem Beach
Ashwem Beach is one of the few beaches left in Goa that is yet to be discovered by the mainstream tourist crowd of Goa, offering its visitors an endless expanse of pearly white sands complemented well by the beautiful waves of the Arabian Sea. Surfing and Yoga are widely practised here.

22. Chapora Beach
Chapora Beach is one of the lesser-known beaches of Goa which lies close to the very popular Chapora Fort. One can indulge in water sports, swimming, relaxing at the beach shacks, or partying at the Chapora Beach.

23. Mandrem Beach
One of the northernmost beaches of Goa, the secluded Mandrem Beach lies between Arambol and Ashwem Beach. The 790m long white sand beach is lined with tall palm and casuarina trees and is peppered with some small beach shacks.

24. Querim Beach
Querim Beach, also known as Keri Beach, is located at the northernmost tip of Goa. Due to its secluded location, it is visited by very few tourists which add to its charm. It serves as the perfect escape for those looking to get away from the commercial side of Goa and revisit its natural charm.

25. Varca Beach
An idyllic beach in South Goa, the landscape and tranquillity of Varca beach are its most attractive features. With its golden sands seamlessly transitioning into a reddish magenta shade as it meets the turquoise blue water of the Arabian Sea, this beach finds itself home to many famous and luxurious resorts.

26. Benaulim Beach
Just 2 km away from the tourist hub Colva of South Goa lies the serene Benaulim beach. With its long stretch of empty sands dotted with inviting beach chairs, this scenic beach is the perfect place for a relaxing vacation in the tourist trap of Goa.

27. Galgibaga Beach
With clear waters meeting a silver sand shore populated by rows of swaying coconut palm trees the Galgibaga beach is one of Goa’s most scenic hidden gems. Along with its unspoilt natural charm, the Galgibaga beach is also one of the three beaches of Goa known to be a nesting site for the Olive Ridley turtles.

28. Cola Beach
Unspoilt, clean and quiet, Cola beach is one of the rare beaches of Goa that offers travellers the most tranquil of surroundings, with a location hidden from the mainstream view, showcasing the natural beauty of Goa at its finest.

29. Kakolem Beach
One of the last hidden gems of Goa, the Kakolem Beach is a nature lover’s treat, with its majestic cliffs towering over an untouched sandy cove, showcasing rich natural vegetation that covers these rocky outcrops. This beach is one of the most remote and wildest beaches of Goa.

30. Utorda Beach
Just north of the famous Majorda lies the quiet Utorda beach, home to soft white sands and fantastic palm vegetation that fringe its sides. The strip of the coast comes equipped with sunbeds and umbrellas for travellers looking to laze by the beach as they admire the sight while sipping a refreshing beverage as the day goes by.

31. Hollant Beach
Hollant Beach located in South Goa near Bogmalo is the only beach in Goa where one can witness a sunrise. The water here is considered safe for swimming due to the lack of currents, and kayaking is a common activity here.

32. Talpona Beach
Talpona Beach is located the Canacona region of South Goa, near the Galgibaga Beach and Rajbag Beach. It is one of the few beaches in Goa which is not visited by the crowd of tourists. This beach is ideal for people looking for absolute isolation and peace.

33. Velsao Beach
Velsao Beach located in South Goa is one of the beaches in Goa which is popular amongst foreign tourists. The golden sand beach is ideal for walking along the seashore and simply relaxing. Despite being a sizable coast, Velsao Beach is not as crowded as the other beaches of Goa.

34. Cansaulim Beach
Part of India’s second longest beach stretch, the quiet Cansaulim Beach is a beautiful little stretch of golden sands and palm groves. An extension of the massive Velsao beach stretch, this idyllic little beach is considered one of the best beaches in Goa for watersports.

35. Siridao Beach
Siridao Beach is a rocky beach popular for the mysterious caves, located at the mouth of Zuari River. It is also known as "The Shell Collector's Beach" owing to a large number of pearl shells and oysters that wash ashore. The view of the sunset from Siridao Beach is gorgeous.

36. Majorda Beach
One of the more crowded beaches of South Goa, Majorda beach is an enchanting destination filled with golden sands and swaying palms that are met by the calm azure waters of the Arabian Sea. One can see a whole range of activity on this beach, from water sports to lazing on the beach or chilling in one of the many shacks.

37. Rachol Fort
Situated northeast to Margao in Salcette, South Goa, Rachol Fort is famous for the battles fought between Vijayanagar and Bijapur empires. Built complete out of laterite stones, the majestic fort has become a major tourist attraction of the city.

38. Mobor Beach
Mobor Beach is a tranquil beach located in South Goa, a few minutes' walk from the famous Cavelossim Beach. It is a unique beach with water on three sides. The popular activities at Mobor Beach are watersports, dolphin spotting cruise, bird spotting and cruising along the River Sal.

39. Corjuem Fort
Built in 1705 by the Portuguese, Corjuem Fort is located in Aldona village near River Mapusa. Also known as Khojuem Fort, it is one of the smaller forts of Goa. Besides providing a surreal view of the adjacent surroundings, the fort also boasts of being one of the only two inland forts that continue to survive till today.

40. Betul Beach
Betul Beach is a serene and peaceful beach located next to Mobor Beach in South Goa. This beautiful beach rests right at the delta of Sal River, thus affording a gorgeous view of the serene sea. The beach itself has soft silvery sand, fringed by looming fruit trees and swaying palms.

41. Polem Beach
The southernmost beach of Goa, Polem beach marks the beginning of the famous shoreline of Goa, being a stone’s throw away from the Goa-Karnataka border. It is one of the least visited beaches by tourists, giving travellers the impression of a private beach with its pure white sands and azure waters.

42. Miramar Beach
One of the only two beaches in Panjim, Miramar Beach is the longest beach in Goa stretching as far as 2 km. With silvery sand and palm trees, it is popular for picnics, barbecue parties, water sports and dolphin spotting cruises.

43. Bogmalo beach
Bogmalo Beach, located near Vasco the Gama in Goa, is a serene and clean beach. Dotted with beach shacks and knick-knack stalls, this beach is known for its leisure activities. It is also ideal for a picnic with family or simply relaxing by the sea waves.

44. Mangeshi Temple
Mangeshi Temple or Shri Mangueshi Temple is Lord Shiva temple located in the Mangeshi village in Ponda region of Goa. The largest and most visited temple in Goa, it is built in the honour of Bhagwan Manguesh. The 450-year old temple is known for its stunning architecture with grand domes and a magnificent water tank.

45. Sinquerim Beach
The Sinquerim Beach located in North Goa is one of the best beaches in Goa for watersports. It is known for providing international class facilities for parasailing, scuba diving, water skiing, windsurfing and fishing.

46. Reis Magos Fort
Reis Magos Fort is the oldest fort in Goa, located on the banks of River Bardez across Panjim. The majestic fort with reddish walls is visible all the way from Panjim. The height of the fort commands a stunning panoramic view of the surrounding area. 

47. Santa Cruz Church
A place that started as a small place of worship, the Holy Cross church in the village of Santa Cruz now happens to be the largest parish in Goa. The church has been built in the Neo-Roman style of architecture with perfect blends of Indian and Europian culture. 

48. Shri Shantadurga Temple
Shri Shantadurga Temple is one of the largest temple complexes in Goa. It is dedicated to Goddess Durga - Shantadurga deity - who is the goddess who mediates between Vishnu and Shiva. The highlight of the temple is a golden palki (palanquin) on which the deity is carried around on Mahapanchami festival.

49. Holy Cross Shrine
Well known all around Goa as Fulancho Khuris (Cross of Flowers) or the Miraculous Cross, the Holy Cross Shrine is an iconic spot in Bambolim that almost everyone crosses on the way to South Goa. Most people pay their respects here by offering candles, garlands of flowers, or cash. 

50. Shri Mahalaxmi Temple - Bandora
Shri Mahalaxmi Temple located in Bandora, 4km from Ponda in Goa, is dedicated to Goddess Mahalakshmi. The highlight of the temple is the idol of the Goddess with a linga on her head and is considered a Satvik (peaceful) form of the Devi.

51. Mormugao Fort
Mormugao Fort is one of the top coastal forts in Goa, located at Mormugao port, a few km from Vasco de Gama. Overlooking the Varca Beach, the grand fort commands a fabulous view of the scenic landscape and the beautiful Arabian Sea.

52. Cabo De Rama Fort
Located in the Canacona region of South Goa, Cabo de Rama is a 17th-century Portuguese fort associated with the legend of Ramayana. It is believed that Lord Rama, Goddess Sita and Lord Lakshmana lived in the fort during their 14-year exile.

53. Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is a popular bird-watching area and one of the smallest protected areas in Goa. The sanctuary is accessible by a 15-minute ferry ride from Ribandar ferry wharf near Panjim. To spot the migratory birds, the best time to visit is during the winters.

54. Chorao Island
Located at a distance of 5 km from Panjim, Chorao Island is the largest of the 17 islands present in Goa. Boasting of old world charm, dainty cottages and narrow muddy pathways, the island is a slice of heaven tucked away in time. 

55. Kalacha Beach
Kalacha Beach, also known as Paliem Beach, is one of the unexploited beaches of Goa. Known for its sweet water lagoon, Kalacha Beach is located towards the south of Sinquerim Beach which can be accessed from Arambol Beach on foot. A hilltop near the beach is famous for paragliding.

56. Coco Beach
Situated right at the mouth of Nerul River, Coco Beach in Goa is a scenic shoreline located on the Mandovi estuary lined with tall palm and coconut trees. It is perfect for boating, water sports and spotting dolphins. 

57. Goa Chitra
Goa Chitra Museum, located in Benaulim, is an ethnography museum displaying the traditional Goan way of life and culture. The museum was established by Victor Huge Gomez who has collected over 4000 items such as woodwork, metalwork, weapons, furniture, religious Goa artefacts and other memorabilia. 

58. Sernabatim Beach
Sernabatim Beach is a pristine unpolluted beach located between Colva and Benaulim Beach. The 1.2km long beach is extremely clean and serene with golden white sand lined with tall palm and coconut trees. 

59. Braganza House
Braganza House is a 17th-century grand Portuguese mansion in Chandor, South Goa. It is a popular tourist attraction as it is a one-of-its-kind mansion that is open to the public. A guided tour is given to all the tourists either by a family member or a representative.

60. Archaeological Museum
Archaeological Museum of Goa houses a splendid collection of artifacts belonging to the prehistoric and late medieval Portuguese rule in Goa. One can find an array of antiques including coins, statues, ivory and wood sculptures, paintings, portraits, maps, inscriptions, stonework, ceramics, etc.

61. Church Of the Holy Spirit
Church Of the Holy Spirit is a 17th century Portuguese church in Goa and one of the oldest churches in Margao. The monument is famous for its splendid architecture and religious significance.

62. Fernandes House
Initially known as Vodlem Ghor, Fernandes House is one of the oldest palaces in Goa. The house was built about 500 years ago and is famous for its historic significance and stunning architecture. Rajeev, the son of the owner usually gives a tour of the house to the visitors.

63. Altinho Hill
Altinho Hill is a neighbourhood of Panjim, famous for its picturesque location and the splendid view of the city from the hilltop. The region has a unique charm and tempts many offbeat explorers.

64. Hivre Waterfalls
Situated in Valpoi, Goa, Hivre Waterfalls is an enchanting stretch of cascading water. Considered a paradise among the nature lovers and tourists, it is also a popular destination for trekkers and adventure enthusiasts.

65. Goa State Central Library
Goa State Central Library is also known as the Krishnadas Shama Goa State Central Library. The six-floor library is the oldest public library in India. The visitors can choose from the stunning collection of over a quarter of a million books.

66. San Thome Museum
San Thome Museum of Goa is a museum of antiques and technical evolution dating back to the time of Thomas Elva Edison. One can explore every aspect of technology used from the 18th century to date displayed at the museum.

67. Museum Of Christian Art
Located adjoining the convent of Santa Monica in Old Goa, Museum Of Christian Art houses a fine collection of Christian artifacts belonging to the 16th century when Portuguese ruled Goa. The artworks also show the cultural harmony within the people of India as many of the Christian sculptures were carved by local Hindu artists.

68. Tropical Spice Plantation
Tropical Spice Plantation is one of the famous spice plantations in Goa where one can get a guided tour of the area. The tour consists of traditional welcome with a delicious drink, an informative site tour and a delicious organic lunch made of the fresh farm produce.

69.  Gitanjali Gallery
Gitanjali Gallery is an art gallery in Goa that exhibits a collection of artwork made by locally and internationally acclaimed artists from 1950s to 1990s. The Gallery is now a fabulous cultural centre with a cafe, an art studio and a conference area. 

70.  Shri Mahalasa Temple
Sri Mahalsa Narayani Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Mahalsa located in Mardol. Shri Mahalasa Narayani, who is also known of Mohini, is an Avatar or incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The highlight of the temple is the stunning idol of the deity that appears in different 'alankaars' (Jewelry) at different times.

71.  Caves of Khandepar
Caves of Khandepar are four ancient rock-cut caves located in a jungle near Khandepar Village dating back roughly to the 12th century. They were discovered in 1970 and have two interconnected caves, while the other two are free standing. 

72. Church Of Our Lady Of The Rosary
Church Of Our Lady Of The Rosary is one of the oldest churches in Goa and is now considered as a World Heritage Site. The captivating design of the church was inspired by Gasper Correia and has a gothic style main altar dedicated to Our Lady of Rosary. 

73. Statue of Abbe Faria
Statue of Abbe Faria was built in the honor of an acclaimed hypnotist, Abbe Jose Custodia Faria. He was a Luso-Goan Catholic monk, a pioneer of the scientific study of hypnotism and the first one to ever demonstrate and prove its existence.

74. Church & Convent of St Monica
Church & Convent of St. Monica, also known as the Royal Monastery of Santa Monica, was established in the early 17th century at Monte Santo in Goa. From 1968, the attraction functions as only a church.

75. Shri Lakshmi Narayan Temple
Shri Lakshmi Narayan Temple is an 18th century shrine dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu. The beautiful temple complex has wooden carvings, paintings, a sacred water tank and a musician's gallery. 

76. Houses of Goa Museum
Houses of Goa Museum has a splendid collection of houses belonging to the Colonial era in Goa. The museum was designed and built by Gerard de Cunha and houses furniture, home decor items, door & window frames, railings, ceramic tiles, etc. from the bygone era when Portuguese architecture became a part of the Goan lifestyle.

77. Church Of Our Lady Of The Mount
Church Of Our Lady Of The Mount is a 16th-century church in Goa famous for its religious significance and picturesque location. The structure is now partly in ruins and closed for daily exploration, but an evening mass is held on the 8th of every month.

78. Shri Ramnath Temple
Shri Ramnath Temple, also known as the temple of Ramnathi, is dedicated to five deities - Lord Rama, Lakshmi Narayan, Lord Ganesh, Kamakshi, Shanteri and Betal & Kalbhairav. Located in Ramnathim, Bandivade in Goa, the 450-year-old temple is of immense religious importance for the Gowda Saraswat Brahmins.

79. Chapel of St Catherine
Chapel of St Catherine is a 16th century historic chapel that was built over a Cathedral in 1552 on the orders of Afonso de Albuquerque after the Portuguese conquered the state. Located in Old Goa, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

80. Chapel of St Sebastian
Built in the early 19th century, Chapel of St Sebastian marks an important attraction in Fontainhas, Goa. The pristine white structure is dedicated to St. Sebastian who treated the ones affected by plague and other diseases.

81. Menezes Braganza Institute
Located in Panjim, Goa, Menezes Braganza Institute was established in the late 1800s by the Portuguese as a cultural institute. It was previously known as the Institute of Vasco da Gama. It holds cultural activities on a regular basis for the public.

82. Chapel of St Anthony
Chapel of St. Anthony, built in the 17th century is located very close to the Monastery of St. Augustine in Goa. The chapel has a unique architecture with a semi-circular arch and a fort like influence. Devotees flock in large numbers on every 13th of June to celebrate the Saint's Feast Day.

83. Naval Aviation Museum
Naval Aviation Museum located in Mormugao, Goa is one of the two naval aviation museums in India. It has stunning outdoor and indoor exhibits where one can find decommissioned aircraft, weapons & arms, uniforms, vintage documents, and photographs.

84. Azad Maidan
Located in Panjim, Azad Maidan is a ground and martyr's monument dedicated to Dr. Tristao de Braganza Cunha - a Goan Freedom Fighter. The maidan has a brass memorial dedicated to Dr. Tristao and the edifice is converted into the Police Headquarters.

85. Campal Gardens
Campal Gardens, also known as Bhagwan Mahavir Children's Park is a beautiful little well-maintained garden perfect for jogging or walking, to sit in solitude or spend an evening with children. The garden also features a huge statue of Bhagwan Mahavir in a lotus position.

86. Church Of St Lawrence
Overlooking Mandovi River, Church Of St. Lawrence, located atop Sinquerim Hill was built in the mid 16th century by the Jesuits. Tourists are drawn for its religious significance, the age-old Portuguese architecture, and the annual feast held on the 10th of every August.

87. Kristu Kala Mandir Gallery
Kristu Kala Mandir Gallery located in Velha, Old Goa showcases modern Christian art. It is a perfect attraction for art lovers and exhibits a splendid collection of Christian and Non-Christian art.

88. Little Vagator Beach
Ozran Beach, famous for its natural landscape and the Fort of Chapora, is a rocky beach and requires climbing a little hillock to reach the shoreline. The view of the horizon from the top of the hillock is quite a sight. The beach is also called Little Vagator.

89. Our Lady Of Mercy Church
Our Lady Of Mercy Church, located in Colva, is a colonial church founded in 1630. It was earlier known as Nossa Senhora de Merces. The church houses a statue of infant Jesus Christ.

90. Sahakari Spice Farm
Located in Ponda in South Goa, Sahakari Spice Farm is 113 acres spice plantation. The farm has rich plantations of organically grown spices, fruits, and herbs that tourists can explore through guided and informative tours. 

91. Goa Science Centre & Planetarium
Goa Science Centre & Planetarium located in Miramar is a science museum that expands over an area of 5 acres and houses a Planetarium, a theatre for 3D shows, and several scientific exhibits. 

92. Pasocal Spice Farm
Pascoal Spice Farm is an award-winning organic spice farm found at the heart of Goa, in Ponda. Ideal for nature lovers and farmers, the farm has several guided tours with knowledgable locals, followed by a sumptuous and mouthwatering home-cooked lunch.

93. Viceroy's Arch
Built in the late 16th century by Viceroy Francisco Da Gama (the great-grandson of Vasco da Gama), Viceroy's Arch is a historic monument that once served as the entrance of Old Goa. The structure is made of laterite and is an important landmark on the road that leads to River Mandovi.

94. Secretariat Building
Secretariat Building is a 15th century structure and the oldest colonial building in Goa. It serves as a State Assembly Office and can be explored only from the outside. It is worth seeing for its ancient Portuguese architecture.

95. Maruti Temple
Located on Altinho Hill overlooking Fontainhas district in Panjim, the majestic Maruti Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. One of the most beautiful temples in Goa, the idol of Lord Hanuman can be viewed from the main road through an opening in the basement of the temple. 

96. Church Of Our Lady of Miracles
Church Of Our Lady of Miracles is a 16th century Church built by the Portuguese in Goa. The Church was initially dedicated to St. Jerome, therefore, it is also known as St. Jerome Church. It is most famous for its annual festival, on the 16th day after Easter.

97. Sat Burzam Ghor
Sat Burzam Ghor is Goa's first-ever private Chapel. It was built in 1790 and resembles a Portuguese mansion. It is famous for its stunning ancient Portuguese architecture. Since it is private property, it is not open to tourists. Prior appointment is required to visit the church.

98. Safa Shahouri Masjid
Safa Shahouri Masjid or Safa Mosque is a 16th-century mosque located in Ponda, Goa. The simple architecture of the national monument is worth a halt here. The structure with lush green grasslands all around and a serene water tank in the foreground is quite a sight. 

99. Church Of Nossa Senhora De Penha De Franca
Church Of Nossa Senhora De Penha De Franca is a grand 16th-century church located on the banks of the confluence of River Mapusa and River Mandovi in Goa. A monument of national heritage, it is also famous for its picturesque location. The interior of the church is stunning.

100. Rajbagh Beach
Acquiring its name from the famous Rajbagh Residency near the beach, the Rajbagh beach has always prided itself for being one of the best and cleanest beaches found in Goa. Located in South Goa, the beach has a mesmerizing 1 km long shoreline which offers a lovely time at the beach.

101. Arossim Beach
Arossim Beach is a non-commercialized and uncrowded beach located in the Cansaulim area of Goa. The stretch of clean beach is perfect for lazing in the golden sand after a refreshing swim in the Arabian Sea. There are also some shacks amidst the tall palm trees that line the serene beach.

102. Convent of Santa Monica and The Chapel of The Weeping Cross
Goa is considered a masterpiece of Portuguese planning and architecture in India. One such striking inclusion to the beautiful city is the Convent of Santa Monica and the Chapel of The Weeping Cross. Built in 1606 in Monte Santo, the historic building took a total of 21 years to get constructed. It was believed to be Asia’s first and largest nunnery that could accommodate around 300 people at once.

103. Our Lady Of Remedios Captial
Also known as the Betalbatim Church, Our Lady Of Remedios Capital was founded by the Jesuits in the 17th century. The Church is famous for its splendid architecture, well-maintained lawns and its serene ambience. 

104. Church of St. Cajetan
Built in 1661 by Italian friars of the Theatine order, the Church of St. Cajetan is located half a kilometer away from Se Cathedral in Old Goa. Originally called as the Church of Divine Providence, it is believed to have been modelled on the original designs of the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome. The church has a pearly white exterior and is one of the landmarks of the capital city.

105. Convent and Church of St. John of God
The Convent and The Church of St. John of God is an olden Portuguese days structure built in 1685 dedicated to Our Lady of Good Success. Situated in North Goa, next to the tower of St. Augustine, the building is very ordinary looking depicting the traditional designs of Portuguese architecture.

106. Mae De Deus Church
Housing the miraculous statue of Mae de Deus (Mother of God) which was brought from the ruins of the convent of Mae de Deus at Old Goa, this church in Saligao stands as one of the finest examples of the neo-gothic style of architecture. 

107. St. Andrew's Church Goa
The Church of St. Andrew’s built in 1570 is a result of the architectural amalgamation over the years since 1594. The Neo-Gothic style church has the pure white all around and the grottos are beautifully maintained in gold tinge and there is a statue of Lady of Fathima carved in marble.

108. St John the Baptist Church Goa
The church of St. John the Baptist has one of the best constructed and most beautiful altars with a whitewash that charms everyone to visit the place once. The church is well known for the annual feast Sao Joao too. 

109. Sinquerim Fort
Located at a distance of 18 kms from Panaji, Sinquerim Fort was constructed in 1612 and overlooks the beautiful Sinquerim Beach. The magnificent fort was used as the reference point for goods arriving from Europe. Also, it was used to guard the territory from the Dutch and Marathas.

110. Tambdi Surla Waterfalls
One of the most mesmerising waterfalls of the region, Tambadi Surla Waterfalls flow in Surla in Goa. The waterfalls are enveloped in dense forests giving it the very enticing mystical charm. The highlight of the spot is also a heritage temple situated at the base of the waterfalls.

111. Netravali Waterfalls
Sprawling over a vast 211 sq kms of protected land area, Netravali Waterfalls is one of the most enchanting waterfalls of Goa. The waterfalls is situated into the wildlife sanctuary and preserved from exploitation. It is a popular attraction in Goa and remains especially crowded during weekends.

112. Bamanbudo Waterfalls
Bamanbudo Waterfalls is considered to be one of the most pristine waterfalls of Goa flowing in the backdrop of the beautiful Ambe Ghat. Untouched and unexploited by tourism, the waterfalls is located right on the road and requires no trekking to go upwards.

113. Kesarval Waterfalls
Situated in Quelossim in Goa, Kesarval Waterfalls, also known as Kesarval Spring is another mesmerising waterfalls in Goa. Ideal for swimming and other water activities, the waterfalls are crowded with eagles in the forests inhabiting the forests of betel palm plantations.

114. Kuskem Waterfall
A well hidden secret of Goa, Kuskem Waterfalls is located in Khotigao. The waterfalls are situated inside the protected premises of Cotigao wildlife sanctuary and boasts of brilliantly cascading waters from a height. The water is immaculately clean and transparent at the bottom. 

115. Charavane Waterfalls
Located in the village of Charavane, Charavane Waterfalls is a mesmerising untouched waterfalls in Goa. Roughly 12 kms from Valpoi, the waterfalls are especially popular among trekkers and adventure enthusiasts as it offers a trekking trail through beautiful scenic locales.

116. Karmalya Waterfalls
Located near Priol in Gao, Karmalya Waterfalls is a local secret. The waterfalls is hardly visited by tourists due to its remote location. This factor makes the waterfalls all the more charming and pristine. Located on the road without any trekking trail, the waterfalls are also very easy to reach.

117. Japanese Garden Goa
Japanese garden in Goa is known for its aesthetic beauty and charming scenery. Located on a hilltop, in Vasco Da Gama the garden accentuates the beauty of nature and thus provides a sharp contrast to the artifice of modern civilisation.

118. Conco Island
Also known as Monkey Island, Conco Island is one of the most visited islands near Agonda beach in South Goa. It is often referred to as Canacona Island and is called Monkey Island because the wooded island was once inhabited by monkeys that lived in nearby forests.

119. San Jacinto Island
One of the tiniest islands in South Goa, San Jacinto is one of the most exotic islands to visit. This island is best known for its panoramic, beautiful and natural views from the Portuguese lighthouse.

120. Goa State Museum
Also known as the State Archaeological Museum, Goa State Museum is an ancient archaeological and heritage museum situated at Adil Shah’s Palace in Panajim. It boasts of over 8000 artefacts that include stone sculptures, paintings, wooden objects, carvings, bronzes, manuscripts, rare coins, and anthropological objects.

121. Bigfoot Museum
Located in Ancestral Goa, a miniature Goan village which depicts the rural life of Goa as it was about a hundred years ago, the Bigfoot museum has a great collection of art and other traditional artefacts. The museum also features artwork done by local children and artists of State and National fame.

122. Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary
If you are eager to witness some unique species, head to Cotigao. You find Gazelles, Sloth Bears, Porcupines, and Panthers in abundance. The best time to visit the sanctuary would be at dawn when you get to witness the sunrise along with sightings of rare species. It is noted for its observation deck which is an area nestled in the foliage to witness the animals closely but still remain unnoticed. It makes for a great feature.

How to Reach Goa

Goa is easily accessible by road, rail, and air from most parts of India and international destinations. The Dabolim Airport (the only airport in Goa) is an international airport and a military airbase. It is connected by regular flights to all Indian cities as well as international destinations like London, Dubai, Moscow, Doha, Kuala Lumpur among others. The airport has two terminals where Terminal 1 is domestic while Terminal 2 is the international terminal. Vasco da Gama Railway Station and Madgaon Station are the two major railheads serving Goa. Both stations are extremely well-linked to all parts of India. Apart from this, plenty of long-distance inter-state buses ply to and from Goa which is connected through four national highways.

The nearest major entry point to Goa from different parts of the world is the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. Mumbai being the major city is easily accessible to Goa via flights, railways, and roadways.

Best time to visit Goa

The best time to visit Goa is from November to February when the weather is ideal for sightseeing and relaxing on the stunning beaches. The temperature during this time ranges around 20 to 30 degrees Celcius and it is also the peak tourist season in Goa. Monsoons from June to September are another great time to visit Goa if you love the beach during rains. Summer is not a good time to visit Goa. With the temperature fluctuating between 25 to 35 degrees Celcius, the weather from March to May is extremely hot and humid.

Food of Goa

Goa is home to everything refreshing, zesty, exotic and colourful. And this includes Goan food. The food here is a blend of Konkani, Hindu, Portuguese and Catholic cuisines, providing wide and vibrant choices. Seafood, coconut milk, rice and local spices are the main elements of Goan cuisine and fish, curry and rice form the staple food. Goan food with its unique combination of coconut, rice, and spices form a rich Portuguese as well as South Indian cuisine. 

Traditional Goan dishes are xacuti (spicy chicken or meat cooked in red sauce), vindaloo (spicy dish marinated with vinegar and garlic), cafreal (fried chicken cooked in green masala and toddy vinegar), and bebinca (Goan dessert layered with coconut). Also, do try the Goan alcohol - feni made with cashew or palm toddy.

Beach Shacks 
Thalassa for Greek Salads and Grills, La Plage for French Mediterranean Cuisine, Brittos, a plethora of Seafood and Multi-Cuisine, Souza Lobo for Goan Seafood dishes
Restaurants 
Waves for Seafood and Italian Cuisine, Zeebop for Goan and North-Indian Cuisine, Home for European Cuisine, Smugglers Inn for British Cuisine, Bean Me Up for American, and Kamaxi Hotel for Goan food

Goa Tour Packages

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Sightseeing
Meals
Transfer
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Description

About HARD ROCK HOTEL GOA

Hard Rock Hotel Goa is well-placed in the nightlife, beaches, and restaurants area of Goa city, it provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days. Only 45 kilometers away, this 5-star hotel can be easily accessed from the Goa airport. This modern hotel is in the vicinity of popular city attractions such as Shri Ram Hospital, Calangute Beach, and Calangute Mall.

India’s first Hard Rock Hotel is positioned in the most visited part of North Goa, making it perfect for any party freak traveller.

The hotel provides an exclusive ‘Sound of Your Stay’ program that allows their guest to enjoy legendary live performances and customized playlists and guitar jam sessions in their room.

Tour Highlights

It’s time to unplug, have fun in the sun, discover new adventures and celebrate the joy of your Holiday.

  • Refresh yourself with a welcome drink on arrival. Tickle your tastebuds with complimentary breakfast and dinner; indulge in unlimited IMFL drinks with mouth-watering starters every evening for 2 hours.
  • Work yourself out at Body Rock, fitness centre, laze around in the pool, dance to heart-thumping music and revel in amazing offers which include 15% discount on F&B and Rock Spa, 20% discount on laundry services.
  • Complimentary upgrade to a next category room. Backpack and bring alive your holiday experience at Hard Rock Hotel Goa.

Relax at Home with Hard Rock Goa !

Tour Plan

Day 1 

Arrive in Goa

Arrive in Goa on the Arrival at the Goa Airport. You will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Day at leisure. Enjoy Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel.
 

Meal Included

Dinner

Day 2 

Goa - North Goa Tour

After Breakfast, get ready for the for Goa Sightseeing, explore North Goa. This tour takes you to visit Coco Beach situated at the mouth of the Nerul River on the Mandovi Estuary and famous Aguada Fort. Next comes the exquisite Mayem Lake which nestles sparkling silver among low forested hills. The tour halts for lunch here. Then tour covers Vagator Beach, Anjuna Beach, and Calangute Beach & Panaji Handicrafts Emporium. Enjoy Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel.

Meal Included

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3 

Goa - South Goa Tour

After Breakfast, get ready for South Goa Sightseeing. This tour takes you to Old Goa Churches- Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral. The tour continues to the temples of Shri Manguesh at Priol, Lunch halt at Farmagudi, Shri Shantadurga Temple at Kavlem, Ancestral Goa (Big Foot) at Loutolim, Colva Beach, Dona Paula Bay, Goa Science Centre and Miramar Beach. Enjoy Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel.

Meal Included

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4 

Departure Goa

After a leisurely breakfast, do some quick shopping. Later get ready to move to Airport to board your return flight back to your own destination with pleasant memories.
 

Meal Included

Breakfast

Tour Accommodation

Goa

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Hard Rock Goa Hotel

NO OF NIGHTS

4 Nights

ROOM TYPE

Deluxe

Inclusions

  • 3 Nights Stay in Well Appointed Room on Twin Sharing Basis
  • Refreshing Welcome drink on arrival
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Daily Lunch Or Dinner
  • Daily Unlimited IMFL for 2 hours between - 7PM to 9 PM
  • One child below 12years will be complimentary on existing bedding
  • Two Way Airport Transfer
  • Full Day North Goa Tour by Air conditioned vehicle
  • Full Day South Goa Tour by Air conditioned vehicle
  • Mineral Water bottle replenished daily in the room
  • Complimentary use of Swimming Pool (with proper swim wear) & Gymnasium
  • Complimentary use of Tea/Coffee maker in the room
  • Free Wifi
  • 15% Discount on Food & Soft Beverages
  • 15% Discount on Rock Spa
  • 20% Discount on Laundry Services
  • Complimentary Digital Album

Exclusions

  • Early Check-in and late Checkout in properties
  • Entry tickets other than mentioned in Inclusions
  • Personal Expenses / Extras during Stay in Resort like laundry, Telephone calls, Medicines, Liquor
  • Meals other than those mentioned above
  • Anything other than those mentioned in the ‘Inclusions’ list above
  • Surcharge, if any applicable at the time of booking
  • Weekend Surcharge extra

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Booking Policies

  • 50% of the Holiday Package Cost at the time of Booking.
  • Balance 50% of Holiday Package Cost, 30 days prior to Departure.
  • Non-Refundable items (if any) will be told in advance for full payment.
  • Airfare to be paid full at one time in advance.

Cancellation Policies

  • 25% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled 51 Days or More
  • 50% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled between 50 – 36 Days
  • 75% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled between 35 – 21 Days
  • 100% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled 20 Days or less.

Important Notes

  • Per person cost is calculated on the basis of Minimum 02 adults travelling together on Twin sharing basis.
  • Extra adult is the 3rd person who shares the same double room and is provided with an extra bed or rollaway mattress.
  • Mostly the hotels allow 03 adults in one double room with an extra bed or 02 adults and 02 children below 12 years of age with one extra bed.
  • All the guests (husband, wife & adult children) are requested to carry their photo identity proof in original & a photocopy to be produced & handed over at the time of Check In at the resort. This is mandatory.
  • Complimentary Arrival / departure transfers & sightseeing tours shall be provided as per schedule fixed by the hotel. However this may require you to wait at the airport for short duration until all the guests arriving at that time exit the airport.
  • Selection of seats in Airline is subject to availability and is at sole discretion of the airlines.
  • Transfers and Sightseeing tours are on SIC (seat in coach) / shared basis.
  • As of now we are not holding any service, it is subject to availability upon your request. Booking process will start only after receiving booking amount.
  • Above tour prices are subject to change in the event of increase in hotel room rates, Govt. Taxes levy by the hotel especially during Peak Season/Holiday surcharge and major events/fairs and convention.
  • All Tours & Transfers are outsourced facility and the hotel has no control on the profile and behavior of fellow passengers on board, moreover the hotel is not responsible for the safety and security of the in-house guests availing the same.
  • To avail the arrival transfers please check the hotel representative holding the placard of your name / hotel name.
  • In hotels for an extra Adult / Child either Rollaway bed or mattress shall be provided.
  • The request for an adjacent or an adjoining room will be on subject to availability.
  • It is mandatory to carry the age proof of children (02 to 11 yrs) and infant (below 02yrs) along with other travel documents. Child above than 11 yrs shall be considered for an adult cost.
  • Room allocation (Twin bed / Double bed) is at the discretion of the hotel. The check in and check out time of the hotel is 12 to 12 noon. Numbers of meals are always corresponding to the number of nights booked. Breakfast is not provided on the day of arrival.
  • For early check in and late check out the payment is to be settled directly by the guest.
  • Hotel has the right to claim the damages incurred by any of the guest.
  • The guests are requested to take care of their personal belongings carefully and avoid leaving them unattended.
  • Cost of additional services availed by the guest which are not part of our package inclusions are to be settled directly at the hotel.
  • Mini bar facility available in the hotels is on chargeable basis.
  • Buffet meal will be provided at fixed venue decided by the hotel.
  •         Timings: Breakfast: 0800 - 1000 hrs
  •         Lunch: 1300 - 1500 hrs
  •         Dinner: 1930 - 2200 hrs
  • These are the standard buffet timings observed by the hotels. Still you are kindly requested to check the perfect buffet timings at the time of check in at the hotel. Once the buffet time is over the hotel might ask you to pay for your meals.
  • This hotel is suggested on the basis of the feedback taken from our customers. Still we request you that before finalizing the tour with us kindly go through the website of the hotels and read the reviews.

Tour Destination

About City

Goa
"Beaches, Sunsets and Crazy Nights"

Lying on the western coast, Goa is India's smallest state and unlike any other, known for its endless beaches, stellar nightlife, eclectic seafood, world-heritage listed architecture. Spread across just 3,702 km, Goa lies in the Konkan region. It is a far cry from the hippie haven or a beach getaway, and one of the only few destinations that is open 24x7. The laid-backness (susegad) of Goa attracts as many international tourists as it does Indians, or even more so.

The Goans are quite friendly towards tourists and celebrate many festivals throughout the year, the most famous being the New Year and Goa Carnival. While the seafood is excellent, Goa has one of the best nightlife in India with trendy bars, beach shacks, elegant cafes and many clubs and discotheques. Thanks to lower alcohol prices in the state, Goa is also great for younger tourists with relatively tighter pockets.

For those of us perpetually confused between North Goa and South Goa, this might help - the state of Goa is divided into North Goa and South Goa. While North Goa is the nightlife hub where all the touristy beaches, flea markets, and beach shacks are located, South Goa is the land of luxurious resorts and laid-back beach vibes. 

Having been a Portuguese territory for almost 450 years, the Portuguese architecture is nowhere as prevalent as in Goa - visit one of the many whitewashed churches, crumbling forts or spectacular churches. The yellow houses with purple doors, ochre coloured mansions and oyester shell windows is what completes the kalieodscope of Goan architecture.

Panjim, the capital city located in the centre overlooks the calm Mandovi River where the famous floating casinos of Goa are docked. The centre is well-connected with an international airport and roads and trains run from North to South part of Goa. With a coastline stretching for over 100 kilometres, Goa has stunning beaches. While Baga and Calangute are more popular among the Indian family crowd, Anjuna and Arambol draw a lot of foreign tourists. The beaches in South Goa are relatively lesser explored, but some of them like Agonda and Palolem are more beautiful.

Must Visit Places in Goa

1. Calangute Beach
Popular as the "Queen of Beaches", the Calangute Beach of Goa is among the top ten bathing beaches in the world. Being one of the busiest and most commercial beaches of Goa, it is swarming with eating joints, shacks and clubs serving cocktails, beer and seafood. The Calangute Beach is also known for its water sports activities like parasailing, water surfing, banana ride and jet-skiing.
Calangute Beach Nightlife 
One of the most happening things to do at Calangute Beach of Goa is to attend one of its parties once the sun goes down. Be it crazy dancing, psychedelic music, delicious drinks or scrumptious food, you will find all the elements of a memorable night, right here. Some of the most preferred party places are:
1. Tio Tilly's Bar and Kitchen: The exquisite interiors and facilities such as full bar, live entertainment, live sports screening, smoking area, board games, live music and outdoor seating make Tio Tilly's a perfect choice for a wild night out. 
2. Carvalho's: Dig into Goan, Continental, North Indian and Chinese delicacies as you sip on delicious cocktails and mocktails at Carvalho's.
3. Spice It: Casual dining and chilled out drinks call for a night out at Spice It, where you have full access to resources such as full bar, buffet, outdoor seating, nightlife and smoking area. 
In addition to these, some of the other popular places include Cantare, Hipster, Souza Lobo, Tonic - Hard Rock Hotel, IVY, Moon Pub and Clove.

2. Fort Aguada
Fort Aguada-"A Fortress of Tranquility", is a 17th-century Portuguese fort looking out at the confluence of Mandovi River and the Arabian Sea. The crumbling ramparts of the fort stand on the Sinquerim Beach. The highlight of the fort is a lone four-storey lighthouse (which is one-of-its-kind in Asia) and a stunning view of the sunset. Fort Aguada has also been used as Aguada jail. A statue in front of the jail salutes the freedom fighters, giving the fort a touch of patriotism.

3. Anjuna Beach
Anjuna Beach is among the most popular beaches in North Goa, stretching almost 2 km. From family outings to adrenaline-filled adventures, Anjuna Beach is famed for its golden coastline, nightclubs, beach shacks, watersports, full-moon parties and flea markets.

4. Chapora Fort
Chapora Fort is undeniably one of the most famous forts in Goa. More popularly known as the 'Dil Chahta Hai Fort', its claim to fame was the 2001 Bollywood blockbuster shot here. A scintillating escape, it offers beautiful views of the sea and Chapora River.

5. Basilica of Bom Jesus
The Basilica of Bom Jesus Church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It houses the tomb and remains of St. Francis Xavier. Even after 400 years, the remains are in a good condition and are taken out once every decade.

6. Baga Beach
One of the most popular beaches in North Goa, Baga Beach is located close to Calangute beach, around 30 Km North of Panjim. It is the perfect destination to witness the dazzling nightlife of Goa as signature places such as Britto's, Tito's and Mambos are located in the vicinity. It is also known for a vast range of water sports.

7. Dona Paula
Dona Paula is one of the most popular tourist hangouts in Goa famous for its vast stretch of beach. The small beach is also popular as the Lover's Paradise and features a jetty (Dona Paula Jetty) adjacent to it, which provides an ethereal view of the Arabian Sea and Mormugao harbour.

8. Arambol Beach
Beautiful and serene, Arambol Beach is among the best beaches of North Goa and is relatively unexploited by tourist activities. Considered to be one of the most spectacular beaches in Goa, Arambol beach has a distinct Bohemian feel to it, which attracts tourists from all over the world.

9. Vagator Beach
Vagator beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa. It is famous for its soft white sands and imposing but beautiful rocky cliffs. The beach is divided into two major parts, namely Little Vagator, also known as Ozran Beach, and Big Vagator. It is also popular for its sweeping panoramic views, beach shacks and trance parties.

10. Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
Located in Panjim, Our Lady of Immaculate Conception is one of the oldest chapels in Goa. It is known to house the second largest church bells in Goa. The view of the sunset and the church lit up at night is a soothing sight to witness.

11. Palolem beach
Palolem Beach, located in the South Goa is one of the most beautiful beaches of the Union Territory has to offer. Mostly unspoiled, the beach is often flocked with foreign tourists.

12. Colva Beach
One of the most happening beaches in South Goa, Colva beach is mainly renowned for its shopping and phenomenal nightlife. The beach is full of shacks and eating joints.

13. Morjim Beach
Morjim is sometimes referred to as "Little Russia" owing to the large population of Russian immigrants staying here. Morjim beach is home to exotic species of birds and some rare endangered animals such as sea turtles.

14. Agonda Beach
If you're looking for a place away from the hustle bustle of the crowd with more space and solitude, Agonda beach is the right place for you. With the clear blue water and coconut trees, this beach is a delight for nature lovers.

15. Candolim Beach
Candolim Beach lies around 15 kms ahead of Panjim, along the stretch of Fort Aguada. Forming a part of the trio of Calangute, Baga and Candolim party beaches in Goa, this beach is known for its pulsating nightlife and thrilling water sports.

16. Dudhsagar Waterfalls
One of India's tallest waterfalls, the Dudhsagar Falls is located inside the Mollem National Park. The Dudhsagar falls should be visited during the monsoon when it is in full flow and the surrounding deciduous forests are at their verdant best.

Top Activities & Things to do in Goa

1.  Dine on a Cruise
Cruise in Goa allows one to explore the exotic scenery, pristine waters and marvel the breathtaking view of the sunset. There are several types of cruises in Goa ranging from simple evening cruises, elaborate and romantic dinner cruises, backwater cruises, and casino cruises. All of these usually originate from Miramar Beach in Panjim.

2. Casino
Located on a yacht in River Mandovi, the casino is one of the coolest places to be when you're in the party state. The entry fee is placed high at Rs.1600, and the casino holds ample number of tables of American Roulette, Blackjack and Rummy. Go ahead and try your luck!

3. Water Sports in Goa
Goa is a haven for water sports like kneeboarding, kite surfing, snorkelling, parasailing, paragliding, diving, and kayaking. The water sports in Goa can be enjoyed at any one of the beaches in the north or the south. You can also engage in your favorite activities through a number of licensed water sports package operators.

4. Thalassa
Thalassa- The Greek Taverna is one of the most popular restaurants in Goa. Having moved out to the backwaters along with Siolim (from its prior location of Vagator hilltop), it is famous for its signature cocktails and sunsets. Reverberating with the cultural flavour of Greece, it serves authentic Greek Mediterranean cuisine.

5. Scuba Diving
Goa is one of the few places in India offering scuba diving. Diving in Goa is not the best owing to limited underwater visibility, but it is still popular among tourists as it is a good destination for beginners to explore the delights of the underwater world. The absence of strong water current with occasional surges adds serenity to the activity.

6. Go Shopping
For carrying back an authentic Goan experience with you, you can buy some feni, cashew-nuts, Goan hats and handicrafts. There are lots of shops in Panjim, the capital where you can buy interesting stuff. Goa is also known for its hand-painted ceramics.

7. Party at the Tito's, Calangute
Titos nightclub is one of the top things to do in Goa for most tourists. Located in Calangute, Tito's is one of the most famous nightclubs in Goa. The entire lane in Baga, where the pub is located is popularly called Tito lane. 

8. Brittos
Be it during the season or off-season, you cannot NOT come here if you're in Goa. It is amongst the best shacks in Baga Beach and is just perfect if you're seeking the company of the sea and the sand while you sip on that beer. 

9. Mambos, Calangute
Located in the famous Titos lane, Mambos is a popular nightclub in Goa. The open-air lounge encircles a dancing area with a host of Indian and international DJs playing every night. They also serve a variety of Hookahs.

10. Club LPK - Love Passion Karma, Candolim
Club LPK is one of the most popular nightlife spots in Goa. Surrounded by water on three sides, it was shifted to Nerul from its original location. The nightclub has generally some good DJs playing a mix of house, trance, and Bollywood music.

11. Anjuna Flea Market
Anjuna Flea Market on Wednesday is a treasure trove of trinkets, handicrafts, hippie clothing, souvenirs and everything else from cheap bags to footwear and junk jewellery. Also popular as the queen of hippie flea markets, the Anjuna Flea Market as much a part of the Goa experience as the beaches.

12. Bungee Jumping in Goa
Located near one of the most popular beaches in Goa that is obviously Anjuna Beach, the Gravity Adventure Zone conduct Bungee Jumping from a height of 80 ft and has been installed by a US based company- Sports tower Inc. It is one of the lowest Bungee jumping site and is good for a first try and is priced at a reasonable rate.

13. Rejuvenate by Spas and Massages
Goa is full of spa resorts and Ayurvedic massage centers. Beachside massages are also available at some beaches. Various spas of Goa which are preferred by the tourists from all around the world are Sereno Spa and Leela Kempinski Goa Spa Center.

14. Sunburn Festival
Ranked amongst few of the world’s best music festivals, Sunburn Music Festival tops the list of every Electronic Music fan’s bucket list. It is mostly famous for its extravagance, fantastic music and noteworthy artist line-up.

15.  Carnival in Goa
The Goa Carnival is a legacy of the Portuguese rule and has grown from being a quiet event to a popular, massive scale festival, attracting thousands of tourists from India and abroad. One of the most awaited occasions in the state, the carnival has a long history of its origin, stretching back right to the ancient Roman Empire. The atmosphere is charged with spectacular parades, dances, musical events and the great food, all of which are major crowd pullers. Festivities occur in the cities of Panjim, Mapusa, Margao, and Vasco da Gama, with Panjim having it the largest of all.
Goa Carnival Festival Celebrations & Events
The epicentre of the Carnival is the capital city of Panjim, although celebrations occur at several places across the state.

Parade and the Floats
Panjim sees the grandest of these celebrations with heavily decorated carnival floats moving through the roads, accompanied by dancing men and women in bright costumes. Mermaid shaped large floats, clowns with large heads, and people moving their bodies to dance numbers on the roads are defining features and common sights to the festival.

The Stalls
Short plays representing Goan culture are also organised. Various musicians can be found playing their instruments with much entertainment. Other forms of art to are represented by respective artists. Food stalls line up, offering a variety of food to the people to buy.

King Momo
A nominal leader, known as King Momo, is chosen before the celebrations, who is supposedly given charge of the state to rule for four days. Generally, a fat, jolly person is selected for the job, as per the practice all around the globe. King Momo of the Goan Carnival leads the troupe of dancing men and women, with the message of 'Kha, piyeaanimajjakar' meaning, 'Eat, drink and enjoy'.

16. SinQ Nightclub
Famous for being one of the most happening nightclubs in Goa, the SinQ Night Club is a super-chic lounge and quite a hit among party animals. Along with the amazing ambience, the club also has an amazing array of dining and beverage options. 

17. HillTop, Goa
Located in Vagator, The HillTop is one of Goa's most iconic and happening trance party destinations. The place is decorated by neon lights spiraled around palm trees which will look enchanting when you come for partying or enjoying your food at Hilltop Goa.

18. Club Westend
Club Westend is located on the hill top in Mollembhat Valley in Saligao, Goa. It mostly caters to electronic music fans and has a Ladies night on Fridays.

19. Silent Noise, Palolem
Silent Noise in Palolem is definitely the one with the wildest nights and craziest parties. The parties are held on every Saturday and are an experience that must not be missed. 

20. Cafe Lilliput, Anjuna
Located on the rocky beaches on Anjuna Beach, Cafe Lilliput is synonymous with the hippie vibe and party atmosphere of North Goa. Facing the calm blue waters of the Arabian Sea, it serves traditional Goan food.

21. Leopard Valley
Located in the green and serene locales of Palolem in Canacona, South Gia Leopard Valley Goa is unique party spot which is situated in the laps of a jungle quarry. It is well-known to be one of the biggest and most happening night clubs in South Goa.

22. International Film Festival of India (IFFI)
The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) held in Goa is India's most distinguished film festival that showcases outstanding films made by acclaimed directors and debutant filmmakers alike. It provides a platform for stories to be told through the medium of world cinema as well as Indian films. Since its inception in 1952, the International Film Festival has been one of the biggest of its kind in India.

23. Shigmo Festival
The Shigmo festival that takes place in the Konkani diaspora of Goa, during the spring season, is a beautiful and auspicious festival of Hindus that celebrates the vibrancy of colours. The festival spans five days. In other regions of the country, Hindus, more commonly, celebrate Holi, which is a part of it.

24. Igitun Chalne
Igitun Chalne celebrated in May, is a religious festival in the northern district of Goa in the temple of Sirigao, which is located in Bicholim Taluka. It is also known as the “fire walk” festival. Devotees walk on hot coals in commemoration of the goddess Lairaya

25. Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman’s Wharf is a dainty multi-cuisine restaurant chain in Goa that is especially swamped with seafood lovers. Located at Salcette, Calangute, and Panjim, it claims to serve the best and most authentic Goan food in the region.

More Places & Attractions To Visit In Goa

1. Butterfly Beach
A little to the south of Palolem in Canacona region of Goa lies the Butterfly Beach. This beach, also known as Honeymoon Beach, is one of the most secluded and lesser-known beaches of Goa. The beach is mostly accessible by a boat (ferry) ride from the nearby beaches.

2. Divar Island
Divar Island is a slice of heaven tucked away in dense woods amidst the beauty of nature. Connected to Old Goa only through ferry service, this island is synonymous with natural beauty, serenity and tranquillity.

3. Fontainhas and Sao Tome
Fontainhas and Sao Tome is a beautiful Latin Quarter located in Panaji on the banks of the Ourem Creek and named after the natural springs nearby. It was laid out on a piece of land acquired by a Goan in the 18th century who had made a fortune in Mozambique. The quarter is now recognised as a heritage site and is famous for its charming Portuguese style houses on the base of the Altinho hills.

4. Se Cathedral
Se Cathedral, or Sé Catedral de Santa Catarina, is one of the largest churches in Asia. Located in Old Goa, it is dedicated to Saint Catherine. It is a famous landmark in Goa exhibiting Portuguese-Manueline architectural style.

5. Cavelossim Beach
With magnificent black rocks that contrast with the white sand shores of this idyllic beach, the Cavelossim Beach is located in South Goa. Cleaner and quieter than the cliched party beaches of Goa, it is the perfect spot for travellers looking to enjoy the endless expanse of the clear blue waters.

6. Patnem Beach
Situated in Canacona, South Goa, Patnem Beach is one of the most secluded and tranquil beaches of Goa. It is the perfect place to laze by the beach and do absolutely nothing. The waters are quite safe to swim in, and the views of the sunset are magnificent and uninterrupted.

7. Betalbatim Beach
Located in South Goa between Colva Beach and Majorda Beach, Betalbatim Beach is one of the quieter beaches of Goa. Lined with a plethora of fast food chains, local restaurants and spas, the highlight of the beach is the easy spotting of the dolphins. You can ask the local fishermen who can hike you a ride in a sea to have a glimpse of the dolphins.

8. Fort Tiracol
Across the Terekhol river from the Querim beach in North Goa lies the majestic Tiracol Fort. Once a crucial part of the maritime defence, it now serves as Fort Tiracol Heritage Hotel. It is popular for an unbeatable panoramic view of the Arabian Sea.

9. Grande Island
Originally known as Iha Grande, Grande Island in Goa is one of the most sought after destinations, owing to its serene and tranquil environment and the availability of a plethora of thrilling activities like snorkeling, dolphin spotting, and scuba diving.

10. Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary
Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary is a 240 sq km protected natural habitat located in the Western Ghats of India, on the Goa-Karnataka border. Touted to be Goa's largest wildlife reserve, it is home to the famous Dudhsagar Falls, Mollem National Park, Tambdi Surla Temple, and Devil's Canyon among other attractions.

11. Arvalem Waterfalls
One of the most beautiful spots to visit in North Goa, Arvalem Waterfalls is located in Sanquelim. Also known as Harvalem Falls, it forms a huge pool of water at its base - almost as big as a lake. This makes Arvalem Falls a popular tourist and picnic spot. 

12. Mollem National Park
Mollem National Park part of the famous Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary is the biggest national park in Goa that takes you on a fascinating wildlife adventure. Jeep safaris take the tourists right into the heart of the dense forest reserve.

13. Church of St. Cajetan
The Church of Saint Cajetan, located in Old Goa close to the Se Cathedral, is one of the most beautiful churches in Goa. The only surviving domed structure in Goa, the church is admired for its wonderful and graceful architecture that reminds you of Basilica of St. Peter in Rome.

14. Bambolim Beach
Bambolim Beach is a pristine beach located in Bambolim in North Goa, 7 kilometres away from Panjim. It is famous for being a virgin beach, untouched by commercialization and is barely ever crowded. 

15. Butterfly Conservatory Of Goa
The Butterfly Conservatory of Goa is a butterfly sanctuary and garden in the Ponda district of Goa. Spread over 4000 square metres, it is designed as a place to stroll and absorb in the serene beauty of nature. In the vast expanses of the garden, one can take a leisurely walk and observe over a hundred different species of butterflies from close quarters.

16. Sri Mahadeva Temple
Sri Mahadeva Temple, Tambdi Surla is one of the oldest temples in Goa to Lord Shiva. The inner sanctum of temple has a Shiva Linga mounted on a raised pedestal. There is also a statue of headless Nandi. The locals believe that there is a huge king cobra permanently sitting near the Shiva Linga.

17. Church of St Francis of Assisi
Church of St Francis of Assisi is a 16th-century Portuguese church located near Se Cathedral in Goa. It is a famous landmark which exhibits an eclectic mix of stunning architecture and intricate carvings. 

18. Cabo de Rama Beach
Cabo de Rama Beach is a beautiful secluded beach located in Margao, South Goa. Surrounded by tall coconut trees, this beach is perfect for setting up a picnic, playing volleyball, or just spending some quality time. 

19. Monastery Of St Augustine
Church Of St. Augustine is a ruined church complex which was once the biggest church in Goa. Located near Nunnery of Santa Monica in Old Goa, there stands a solo tower (called St Augustine Tower) out of the four towers once forming the Church Of St. Augustine. 

20. Savoi Plantation
Savoi Spice Plantation is a 40-hectare organic farm located 15km from Ponda. Established by Mr Shetye, the beautifully maintained farm is popular for the guided tour of the intercrop plantation and the Goan Saraswat Buffet at its Sadauli Restaurant.

21. Ashwem Beach
Ashwem Beach is one of the few beaches left in Goa that is yet to be discovered by the mainstream tourist crowd of Goa, offering its visitors an endless expanse of pearly white sands complemented well by the beautiful waves of the Arabian Sea. Surfing and Yoga are widely practised here.

22. Chapora Beach
Chapora Beach is one of the lesser-known beaches of Goa which lies close to the very popular Chapora Fort. One can indulge in water sports, swimming, relaxing at the beach shacks, or partying at the Chapora Beach.

23. Mandrem Beach
One of the northernmost beaches of Goa, the secluded Mandrem Beach lies between Arambol and Ashwem Beach. The 790m long white sand beach is lined with tall palm and casuarina trees and is peppered with some small beach shacks.

24. Querim Beach
Querim Beach, also known as Keri Beach, is located at the northernmost tip of Goa. Due to its secluded location, it is visited by very few tourists which add to its charm. It serves as the perfect escape for those looking to get away from the commercial side of Goa and revisit its natural charm.

25. Varca Beach
An idyllic beach in South Goa, the landscape and tranquillity of Varca beach are its most attractive features. With its golden sands seamlessly transitioning into a reddish magenta shade as it meets the turquoise blue water of the Arabian Sea, this beach finds itself home to many famous and luxurious resorts.

26. Benaulim Beach
Just 2 km away from the tourist hub Colva of South Goa lies the serene Benaulim beach. With its long stretch of empty sands dotted with inviting beach chairs, this scenic beach is the perfect place for a relaxing vacation in the tourist trap of Goa.

27. Galgibaga Beach
With clear waters meeting a silver sand shore populated by rows of swaying coconut palm trees the Galgibaga beach is one of Goa’s most scenic hidden gems. Along with its unspoilt natural charm, the Galgibaga beach is also one of the three beaches of Goa known to be a nesting site for the Olive Ridley turtles.

28. Cola Beach
Unspoilt, clean and quiet, Cola beach is one of the rare beaches of Goa that offers travellers the most tranquil of surroundings, with a location hidden from the mainstream view, showcasing the natural beauty of Goa at its finest.

29. Kakolem Beach
One of the last hidden gems of Goa, the Kakolem Beach is a nature lover’s treat, with its majestic cliffs towering over an untouched sandy cove, showcasing rich natural vegetation that covers these rocky outcrops. This beach is one of the most remote and wildest beaches of Goa.

30. Utorda Beach
Just north of the famous Majorda lies the quiet Utorda beach, home to soft white sands and fantastic palm vegetation that fringe its sides. The strip of the coast comes equipped with sunbeds and umbrellas for travellers looking to laze by the beach as they admire the sight while sipping a refreshing beverage as the day goes by.

31. Hollant Beach
Hollant Beach located in South Goa near Bogmalo is the only beach in Goa where one can witness a sunrise. The water here is considered safe for swimming due to the lack of currents, and kayaking is a common activity here.

32. Talpona Beach
Talpona Beach is located the Canacona region of South Goa, near the Galgibaga Beach and Rajbag Beach. It is one of the few beaches in Goa which is not visited by the crowd of tourists. This beach is ideal for people looking for absolute isolation and peace.

33. Velsao Beach
Velsao Beach located in South Goa is one of the beaches in Goa which is popular amongst foreign tourists. The golden sand beach is ideal for walking along the seashore and simply relaxing. Despite being a sizable coast, Velsao Beach is not as crowded as the other beaches of Goa.

34. Cansaulim Beach
Part of India’s second longest beach stretch, the quiet Cansaulim Beach is a beautiful little stretch of golden sands and palm groves. An extension of the massive Velsao beach stretch, this idyllic little beach is considered one of the best beaches in Goa for watersports.

35. Siridao Beach
Siridao Beach is a rocky beach popular for the mysterious caves, located at the mouth of Zuari River. It is also known as "The Shell Collector's Beach" owing to a large number of pearl shells and oysters that wash ashore. The view of the sunset from Siridao Beach is gorgeous.

36. Majorda Beach
One of the more crowded beaches of South Goa, Majorda beach is an enchanting destination filled with golden sands and swaying palms that are met by the calm azure waters of the Arabian Sea. One can see a whole range of activity on this beach, from water sports to lazing on the beach or chilling in one of the many shacks.

37. Rachol Fort
Situated northeast to Margao in Salcette, South Goa, Rachol Fort is famous for the battles fought between Vijayanagar and Bijapur empires. Built complete out of laterite stones, the majestic fort has become a major tourist attraction of the city.

38. Mobor Beach
Mobor Beach is a tranquil beach located in South Goa, a few minutes' walk from the famous Cavelossim Beach. It is a unique beach with water on three sides. The popular activities at Mobor Beach are watersports, dolphin spotting cruise, bird spotting and cruising along the River Sal.

39. Corjuem Fort
Built in 1705 by the Portuguese, Corjuem Fort is located in Aldona village near River Mapusa. Also known as Khojuem Fort, it is one of the smaller forts of Goa. Besides providing a surreal view of the adjacent surroundings, the fort also boasts of being one of the only two inland forts that continue to survive till today.

40. Betul Beach
Betul Beach is a serene and peaceful beach located next to Mobor Beach in South Goa. This beautiful beach rests right at the delta of Sal River, thus affording a gorgeous view of the serene sea. The beach itself has soft silvery sand, fringed by looming fruit trees and swaying palms.

41. Polem Beach
The southernmost beach of Goa, Polem beach marks the beginning of the famous shoreline of Goa, being a stone’s throw away from the Goa-Karnataka border. It is one of the least visited beaches by tourists, giving travellers the impression of a private beach with its pure white sands and azure waters.

42. Miramar Beach
One of the only two beaches in Panjim, Miramar Beach is the longest beach in Goa stretching as far as 2 km. With silvery sand and palm trees, it is popular for picnics, barbecue parties, water sports and dolphin spotting cruises.

43. Bogmalo beach
Bogmalo Beach, located near Vasco the Gama in Goa, is a serene and clean beach. Dotted with beach shacks and knick-knack stalls, this beach is known for its leisure activities. It is also ideal for a picnic with family or simply relaxing by the sea waves.

44. Mangeshi Temple
Mangeshi Temple or Shri Mangueshi Temple is Lord Shiva temple located in the Mangeshi village in Ponda region of Goa. The largest and most visited temple in Goa, it is built in the honour of Bhagwan Manguesh. The 450-year old temple is known for its stunning architecture with grand domes and a magnificent water tank.

45. Sinquerim Beach
The Sinquerim Beach located in North Goa is one of the best beaches in Goa for watersports. It is known for providing international class facilities for parasailing, scuba diving, water skiing, windsurfing and fishing.

46. Reis Magos Fort
Reis Magos Fort is the oldest fort in Goa, located on the banks of River Bardez across Panjim. The majestic fort with reddish walls is visible all the way from Panjim. The height of the fort commands a stunning panoramic view of the surrounding area. 

47. Santa Cruz Church
A place that started as a small place of worship, the Holy Cross church in the village of Santa Cruz now happens to be the largest parish in Goa. The church has been built in the Neo-Roman style of architecture with perfect blends of Indian and Europian culture. 

48. Shri Shantadurga Temple
Shri Shantadurga Temple is one of the largest temple complexes in Goa. It is dedicated to Goddess Durga - Shantadurga deity - who is the goddess who mediates between Vishnu and Shiva. The highlight of the temple is a golden palki (palanquin) on which the deity is carried around on Mahapanchami festival.

49. Holy Cross Shrine
Well known all around Goa as Fulancho Khuris (Cross of Flowers) or the Miraculous Cross, the Holy Cross Shrine is an iconic spot in Bambolim that almost everyone crosses on the way to South Goa. Most people pay their respects here by offering candles, garlands of flowers, or cash. 

50. Shri Mahalaxmi Temple - Bandora
Shri Mahalaxmi Temple located in Bandora, 4km from Ponda in Goa, is dedicated to Goddess Mahalakshmi. The highlight of the temple is the idol of the Goddess with a linga on her head and is considered a Satvik (peaceful) form of the Devi.

51. Mormugao Fort
Mormugao Fort is one of the top coastal forts in Goa, located at Mormugao port, a few km from Vasco de Gama. Overlooking the Varca Beach, the grand fort commands a fabulous view of the scenic landscape and the beautiful Arabian Sea.

52. Cabo De Rama Fort
Located in the Canacona region of South Goa, Cabo de Rama is a 17th-century Portuguese fort associated with the legend of Ramayana. It is believed that Lord Rama, Goddess Sita and Lord Lakshmana lived in the fort during their 14-year exile.

53. Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is a popular bird-watching area and one of the smallest protected areas in Goa. The sanctuary is accessible by a 15-minute ferry ride from Ribandar ferry wharf near Panjim. To spot the migratory birds, the best time to visit is during the winters.

54. Chorao Island
Located at a distance of 5 km from Panjim, Chorao Island is the largest of the 17 islands present in Goa. Boasting of old world charm, dainty cottages and narrow muddy pathways, the island is a slice of heaven tucked away in time. 

55. Kalacha Beach
Kalacha Beach, also known as Paliem Beach, is one of the unexploited beaches of Goa. Known for its sweet water lagoon, Kalacha Beach is located towards the south of Sinquerim Beach which can be accessed from Arambol Beach on foot. A hilltop near the beach is famous for paragliding.

56. Coco Beach
Situated right at the mouth of Nerul River, Coco Beach in Goa is a scenic shoreline located on the Mandovi estuary lined with tall palm and coconut trees. It is perfect for boating, water sports and spotting dolphins. 

57. Goa Chitra
Goa Chitra Museum, located in Benaulim, is an ethnography museum displaying the traditional Goan way of life and culture. The museum was established by Victor Huge Gomez who has collected over 4000 items such as woodwork, metalwork, weapons, furniture, religious Goa artefacts and other memorabilia. 

58. Sernabatim Beach
Sernabatim Beach is a pristine unpolluted beach located between Colva and Benaulim Beach. The 1.2km long beach is extremely clean and serene with golden white sand lined with tall palm and coconut trees. 

59. Braganza House
Braganza House is a 17th-century grand Portuguese mansion in Chandor, South Goa. It is a popular tourist attraction as it is a one-of-its-kind mansion that is open to the public. A guided tour is given to all the tourists either by a family member or a representative.

60. Archaeological Museum
Archaeological Museum of Goa houses a splendid collection of artifacts belonging to the prehistoric and late medieval Portuguese rule in Goa. One can find an array of antiques including coins, statues, ivory and wood sculptures, paintings, portraits, maps, inscriptions, stonework, ceramics, etc.

61. Church Of the Holy Spirit
Church Of the Holy Spirit is a 17th century Portuguese church in Goa and one of the oldest churches in Margao. The monument is famous for its splendid architecture and religious significance.

62. Fernandes House
Initially known as Vodlem Ghor, Fernandes House is one of the oldest palaces in Goa. The house was built about 500 years ago and is famous for its historic significance and stunning architecture. Rajeev, the son of the owner usually gives a tour of the house to the visitors.

63. Altinho Hill
Altinho Hill is a neighbourhood of Panjim, famous for its picturesque location and the splendid view of the city from the hilltop. The region has a unique charm and tempts many offbeat explorers.

64. Hivre Waterfalls
Situated in Valpoi, Goa, Hivre Waterfalls is an enchanting stretch of cascading water. Considered a paradise among the nature lovers and tourists, it is also a popular destination for trekkers and adventure enthusiasts.

65. Goa State Central Library
Goa State Central Library is also known as the Krishnadas Shama Goa State Central Library. The six-floor library is the oldest public library in India. The visitors can choose from the stunning collection of over a quarter of a million books.

66. San Thome Museum
San Thome Museum of Goa is a museum of antiques and technical evolution dating back to the time of Thomas Elva Edison. One can explore every aspect of technology used from the 18th century to date displayed at the museum.

67. Museum Of Christian Art
Located adjoining the convent of Santa Monica in Old Goa, Museum Of Christian Art houses a fine collection of Christian artifacts belonging to the 16th century when Portuguese ruled Goa. The artworks also show the cultural harmony within the people of India as many of the Christian sculptures were carved by local Hindu artists.

68. Tropical Spice Plantation
Tropical Spice Plantation is one of the famous spice plantations in Goa where one can get a guided tour of the area. The tour consists of traditional welcome with a delicious drink, an informative site tour and a delicious organic lunch made of the fresh farm produce.

69.  Gitanjali Gallery
Gitanjali Gallery is an art gallery in Goa that exhibits a collection of artwork made by locally and internationally acclaimed artists from 1950s to 1990s. The Gallery is now a fabulous cultural centre with a cafe, an art studio and a conference area. 

70.  Shri Mahalasa Temple
Sri Mahalsa Narayani Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Mahalsa located in Mardol. Shri Mahalasa Narayani, who is also known of Mohini, is an Avatar or incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The highlight of the temple is the stunning idol of the deity that appears in different 'alankaars' (Jewelry) at different times.

71.  Caves of Khandepar
Caves of Khandepar are four ancient rock-cut caves located in a jungle near Khandepar Village dating back roughly to the 12th century. They were discovered in 1970 and have two interconnected caves, while the other two are free standing. 

72. Church Of Our Lady Of The Rosary
Church Of Our Lady Of The Rosary is one of the oldest churches in Goa and is now considered as a World Heritage Site. The captivating design of the church was inspired by Gasper Correia and has a gothic style main altar dedicated to Our Lady of Rosary. 

73. Statue of Abbe Faria
Statue of Abbe Faria was built in the honor of an acclaimed hypnotist, Abbe Jose Custodia Faria. He was a Luso-Goan Catholic monk, a pioneer of the scientific study of hypnotism and the first one to ever demonstrate and prove its existence.

74. Church & Convent of St Monica
Church & Convent of St. Monica, also known as the Royal Monastery of Santa Monica, was established in the early 17th century at Monte Santo in Goa. From 1968, the attraction functions as only a church.

75. Shri Lakshmi Narayan Temple
Shri Lakshmi Narayan Temple is an 18th century shrine dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu. The beautiful temple complex has wooden carvings, paintings, a sacred water tank and a musician's gallery. 

76. Houses of Goa Museum
Houses of Goa Museum has a splendid collection of houses belonging to the Colonial era in Goa. The museum was designed and built by Gerard de Cunha and houses furniture, home decor items, door & window frames, railings, ceramic tiles, etc. from the bygone era when Portuguese architecture became a part of the Goan lifestyle.

77. Church Of Our Lady Of The Mount
Church Of Our Lady Of The Mount is a 16th-century church in Goa famous for its religious significance and picturesque location. The structure is now partly in ruins and closed for daily exploration, but an evening mass is held on the 8th of every month.

78. Shri Ramnath Temple
Shri Ramnath Temple, also known as the temple of Ramnathi, is dedicated to five deities - Lord Rama, Lakshmi Narayan, Lord Ganesh, Kamakshi, Shanteri and Betal & Kalbhairav. Located in Ramnathim, Bandivade in Goa, the 450-year-old temple is of immense religious importance for the Gowda Saraswat Brahmins.

79. Chapel of St Catherine
Chapel of St Catherine is a 16th century historic chapel that was built over a Cathedral in 1552 on the orders of Afonso de Albuquerque after the Portuguese conquered the state. Located in Old Goa, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

80. Chapel of St Sebastian
Built in the early 19th century, Chapel of St Sebastian marks an important attraction in Fontainhas, Goa. The pristine white structure is dedicated to St. Sebastian who treated the ones affected by plague and other diseases.

81. Menezes Braganza Institute
Located in Panjim, Goa, Menezes Braganza Institute was established in the late 1800s by the Portuguese as a cultural institute. It was previously known as the Institute of Vasco da Gama. It holds cultural activities on a regular basis for the public.

82. Chapel of St Anthony
Chapel of St. Anthony, built in the 17th century is located very close to the Monastery of St. Augustine in Goa. The chapel has a unique architecture with a semi-circular arch and a fort like influence. Devotees flock in large numbers on every 13th of June to celebrate the Saint's Feast Day.

83. Naval Aviation Museum
Naval Aviation Museum located in Mormugao, Goa is one of the two naval aviation museums in India. It has stunning outdoor and indoor exhibits where one can find decommissioned aircraft, weapons & arms, uniforms, vintage documents, and photographs.

84. Azad Maidan
Located in Panjim, Azad Maidan is a ground and martyr's monument dedicated to Dr. Tristao de Braganza Cunha - a Goan Freedom Fighter. The maidan has a brass memorial dedicated to Dr. Tristao and the edifice is converted into the Police Headquarters.

85. Campal Gardens
Campal Gardens, also known as Bhagwan Mahavir Children's Park is a beautiful little well-maintained garden perfect for jogging or walking, to sit in solitude or spend an evening with children. The garden also features a huge statue of Bhagwan Mahavir in a lotus position.

86. Church Of St Lawrence
Overlooking Mandovi River, Church Of St. Lawrence, located atop Sinquerim Hill was built in the mid 16th century by the Jesuits. Tourists are drawn for its religious significance, the age-old Portuguese architecture, and the annual feast held on the 10th of every August.

87. Kristu Kala Mandir Gallery
Kristu Kala Mandir Gallery located in Velha, Old Goa showcases modern Christian art. It is a perfect attraction for art lovers and exhibits a splendid collection of Christian and Non-Christian art.

88. Little Vagator Beach
Ozran Beach, famous for its natural landscape and the Fort of Chapora, is a rocky beach and requires climbing a little hillock to reach the shoreline. The view of the horizon from the top of the hillock is quite a sight. The beach is also called Little Vagator.

89. Our Lady Of Mercy Church
Our Lady Of Mercy Church, located in Colva, is a colonial church founded in 1630. It was earlier known as Nossa Senhora de Merces. The church houses a statue of infant Jesus Christ.

90. Sahakari Spice Farm
Located in Ponda in South Goa, Sahakari Spice Farm is 113 acres spice plantation. The farm has rich plantations of organically grown spices, fruits, and herbs that tourists can explore through guided and informative tours. 

91. Goa Science Centre & Planetarium
Goa Science Centre & Planetarium located in Miramar is a science museum that expands over an area of 5 acres and houses a Planetarium, a theatre for 3D shows, and several scientific exhibits. 

92. Pasocal Spice Farm
Pascoal Spice Farm is an award-winning organic spice farm found at the heart of Goa, in Ponda. Ideal for nature lovers and farmers, the farm has several guided tours with knowledgable locals, followed by a sumptuous and mouthwatering home-cooked lunch.

93. Viceroy's Arch
Built in the late 16th century by Viceroy Francisco Da Gama (the great-grandson of Vasco da Gama), Viceroy's Arch is a historic monument that once served as the entrance of Old Goa. The structure is made of laterite and is an important landmark on the road that leads to River Mandovi.

94. Secretariat Building
Secretariat Building is a 15th century structure and the oldest colonial building in Goa. It serves as a State Assembly Office and can be explored only from the outside. It is worth seeing for its ancient Portuguese architecture.

95. Maruti Temple
Located on Altinho Hill overlooking Fontainhas district in Panjim, the majestic Maruti Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. One of the most beautiful temples in Goa, the idol of Lord Hanuman can be viewed from the main road through an opening in the basement of the temple. 

96. Church Of Our Lady of Miracles
Church Of Our Lady of Miracles is a 16th century Church built by the Portuguese in Goa. The Church was initially dedicated to St. Jerome, therefore, it is also known as St. Jerome Church. It is most famous for its annual festival, on the 16th day after Easter.

97. Sat Burzam Ghor
Sat Burzam Ghor is Goa's first-ever private Chapel. It was built in 1790 and resembles a Portuguese mansion. It is famous for its stunning ancient Portuguese architecture. Since it is private property, it is not open to tourists. Prior appointment is required to visit the church.

98. Safa Shahouri Masjid
Safa Shahouri Masjid or Safa Mosque is a 16th-century mosque located in Ponda, Goa. The simple architecture of the national monument is worth a halt here. The structure with lush green grasslands all around and a serene water tank in the foreground is quite a sight. 

99. Church Of Nossa Senhora De Penha De Franca
Church Of Nossa Senhora De Penha De Franca is a grand 16th-century church located on the banks of the confluence of River Mapusa and River Mandovi in Goa. A monument of national heritage, it is also famous for its picturesque location. The interior of the church is stunning.

100. Rajbagh Beach
Acquiring its name from the famous Rajbagh Residency near the beach, the Rajbagh beach has always prided itself for being one of the best and cleanest beaches found in Goa. Located in South Goa, the beach has a mesmerizing 1 km long shoreline which offers a lovely time at the beach.

101. Arossim Beach
Arossim Beach is a non-commercialized and uncrowded beach located in the Cansaulim area of Goa. The stretch of clean beach is perfect for lazing in the golden sand after a refreshing swim in the Arabian Sea. There are also some shacks amidst the tall palm trees that line the serene beach.

102. Convent of Santa Monica and The Chapel of The Weeping Cross
Goa is considered a masterpiece of Portuguese planning and architecture in India. One such striking inclusion to the beautiful city is the Convent of Santa Monica and the Chapel of The Weeping Cross. Built in 1606 in Monte Santo, the historic building took a total of 21 years to get constructed. It was believed to be Asia’s first and largest nunnery that could accommodate around 300 people at once.

103. Our Lady Of Remedios Captial
Also known as the Betalbatim Church, Our Lady Of Remedios Capital was founded by the Jesuits in the 17th century. The Church is famous for its splendid architecture, well-maintained lawns and its serene ambience. 

104. Church of St. Cajetan
Built in 1661 by Italian friars of the Theatine order, the Church of St. Cajetan is located half a kilometer away from Se Cathedral in Old Goa. Originally called as the Church of Divine Providence, it is believed to have been modelled on the original designs of the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome. The church has a pearly white exterior and is one of the landmarks of the capital city.

105. Convent and Church of St. John of God
The Convent and The Church of St. John of God is an olden Portuguese days structure built in 1685 dedicated to Our Lady of Good Success. Situated in North Goa, next to the tower of St. Augustine, the building is very ordinary looking depicting the traditional designs of Portuguese architecture.

106. Mae De Deus Church
Housing the miraculous statue of Mae de Deus (Mother of God) which was brought from the ruins of the convent of Mae de Deus at Old Goa, this church in Saligao stands as one of the finest examples of the neo-gothic style of architecture. 

107. St. Andrew's Church Goa
The Church of St. Andrew’s built in 1570 is a result of the architectural amalgamation over the years since 1594. The Neo-Gothic style church has the pure white all around and the grottos are beautifully maintained in gold tinge and there is a statue of Lady of Fathima carved in marble.

108. St John the Baptist Church Goa
The church of St. John the Baptist has one of the best constructed and most beautiful altars with a whitewash that charms everyone to visit the place once. The church is well known for the annual feast Sao Joao too. 

109. Sinquerim Fort
Located at a distance of 18 kms from Panaji, Sinquerim Fort was constructed in 1612 and overlooks the beautiful Sinquerim Beach. The magnificent fort was used as the reference point for goods arriving from Europe. Also, it was used to guard the territory from the Dutch and Marathas.

110. Tambdi Surla Waterfalls
One of the most mesmerising waterfalls of the region, Tambadi Surla Waterfalls flow in Surla in Goa. The waterfalls are enveloped in dense forests giving it the very enticing mystical charm. The highlight of the spot is also a heritage temple situated at the base of the waterfalls.

111. Netravali Waterfalls
Sprawling over a vast 211 sq kms of protected land area, Netravali Waterfalls is one of the most enchanting waterfalls of Goa. The waterfalls is situated into the wildlife sanctuary and preserved from exploitation. It is a popular attraction in Goa and remains especially crowded during weekends.

112. Bamanbudo Waterfalls
Bamanbudo Waterfalls is considered to be one of the most pristine waterfalls of Goa flowing in the backdrop of the beautiful Ambe Ghat. Untouched and unexploited by tourism, the waterfalls is located right on the road and requires no trekking to go upwards.

113. Kesarval Waterfalls
Situated in Quelossim in Goa, Kesarval Waterfalls, also known as Kesarval Spring is another mesmerising waterfalls in Goa. Ideal for swimming and other water activities, the waterfalls are crowded with eagles in the forests inhabiting the forests of betel palm plantations.

114. Kuskem Waterfall
A well hidden secret of Goa, Kuskem Waterfalls is located in Khotigao. The waterfalls are situated inside the protected premises of Cotigao wildlife sanctuary and boasts of brilliantly cascading waters from a height. The water is immaculately clean and transparent at the bottom. 

115. Charavane Waterfalls
Located in the village of Charavane, Charavane Waterfalls is a mesmerising untouched waterfalls in Goa. Roughly 12 kms from Valpoi, the waterfalls are especially popular among trekkers and adventure enthusiasts as it offers a trekking trail through beautiful scenic locales.

116. Karmalya Waterfalls
Located near Priol in Gao, Karmalya Waterfalls is a local secret. The waterfalls is hardly visited by tourists due to its remote location. This factor makes the waterfalls all the more charming and pristine. Located on the road without any trekking trail, the waterfalls are also very easy to reach.

117. Japanese Garden Goa
Japanese garden in Goa is known for its aesthetic beauty and charming scenery. Located on a hilltop, in Vasco Da Gama the garden accentuates the beauty of nature and thus provides a sharp contrast to the artifice of modern civilisation.

118. Conco Island
Also known as Monkey Island, Conco Island is one of the most visited islands near Agonda beach in South Goa. It is often referred to as Canacona Island and is called Monkey Island because the wooded island was once inhabited by monkeys that lived in nearby forests.

119. San Jacinto Island
One of the tiniest islands in South Goa, San Jacinto is one of the most exotic islands to visit. This island is best known for its panoramic, beautiful and natural views from the Portuguese lighthouse.

120. Goa State Museum
Also known as the State Archaeological Museum, Goa State Museum is an ancient archaeological and heritage museum situated at Adil Shah’s Palace in Panajim. It boasts of over 8000 artefacts that include stone sculptures, paintings, wooden objects, carvings, bronzes, manuscripts, rare coins, and anthropological objects.

121. Bigfoot Museum
Located in Ancestral Goa, a miniature Goan village which depicts the rural life of Goa as it was about a hundred years ago, the Bigfoot museum has a great collection of art and other traditional artefacts. The museum also features artwork done by local children and artists of State and National fame.

122. Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary
If you are eager to witness some unique species, head to Cotigao. You find Gazelles, Sloth Bears, Porcupines, and Panthers in abundance. The best time to visit the sanctuary would be at dawn when you get to witness the sunrise along with sightings of rare species. It is noted for its observation deck which is an area nestled in the foliage to witness the animals closely but still remain unnoticed. It makes for a great feature.

How to Reach Goa

Goa is easily accessible by road, rail, and air from most parts of India and international destinations. The Dabolim Airport (the only airport in Goa) is an international airport and a military airbase. It is connected by regular flights to all Indian cities as well as international destinations like London, Dubai, Moscow, Doha, Kuala Lumpur among others. The airport has two terminals where Terminal 1 is domestic while Terminal 2 is the international terminal. Vasco da Gama Railway Station and Madgaon Station are the two major railheads serving Goa. Both stations are extremely well-linked to all parts of India. Apart from this, plenty of long-distance inter-state buses ply to and from Goa which is connected through four national highways.

The nearest major entry point to Goa from different parts of the world is the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. Mumbai being the major city is easily accessible to Goa via flights, railways, and roadways.

Best time to visit Goa

The best time to visit Goa is from November to February when the weather is ideal for sightseeing and relaxing on the stunning beaches. The temperature during this time ranges around 20 to 30 degrees Celcius and it is also the peak tourist season in Goa. Monsoons from June to September are another great time to visit Goa if you love the beach during rains. Summer is not a good time to visit Goa. With the temperature fluctuating between 25 to 35 degrees Celcius, the weather from March to May is extremely hot and humid.

Food of Goa

Goa is home to everything refreshing, zesty, exotic and colourful. And this includes Goan food. The food here is a blend of Konkani, Hindu, Portuguese and Catholic cuisines, providing wide and vibrant choices. Seafood, coconut milk, rice and local spices are the main elements of Goan cuisine and fish, curry and rice form the staple food. Goan food with its unique combination of coconut, rice, and spices form a rich Portuguese as well as South Indian cuisine. 

Traditional Goan dishes are xacuti (spicy chicken or meat cooked in red sauce), vindaloo (spicy dish marinated with vinegar and garlic), cafreal (fried chicken cooked in green masala and toddy vinegar), and bebinca (Goan dessert layered with coconut). Also, do try the Goan alcohol - feni made with cashew or palm toddy.

Beach Shacks 
Thalassa for Greek Salads and Grills, La Plage for French Mediterranean Cuisine, Brittos, a plethora of Seafood and Multi-Cuisine, Souza Lobo for Goan Seafood dishes
Restaurants 
Waves for Seafood and Italian Cuisine, Zeebop for Goan and North-Indian Cuisine, Home for European Cuisine, Smugglers Inn for British Cuisine, Bean Me Up for American, and Kamaxi Hotel for Goan food

Goa Tour Packages

About Goa Tourism: A state on India’s Konkan coast, Goa is perhaps the first thought that comes to mind when one thinks of a beach vacation. Its beaches and lively nightlife, festivals, adventure sports and heritage sites make for an exciting yet cultural trip. We offer you a bunch of amazing Goa tour packages that will leave you with innumerable memories!

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