Best Places to visit in Goa for a Successful Vacation

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If we talk about India’s famous and popular tourist places, Goa’s name comes. Goa is famous for its beaches, nightlife, fabulous foods, beautiful shacks and many more. Apart from these, there are many things to do in Goa which you don’t know.

Not to worry,

After reading this article, you will get excellent information about the best places to visit in Goa and also know about top things to do in Goa.So read this article before going to Goa so that you don’t have any problem later. 

Places to visit in Goa: 

Fun in Beaches 

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It will not be wrong if i say Goa is famous worldwide for its beautiful beaches. Every 2 to 3 kilometers walk, you will see a new beach in Goa. Goa beaches are divided into two parts, North Goa beaches, and South Goa beaches.

North Goa beaches are crowded with many things to do, like shopping, parties, and water activities while South Goa beaches are clear and calm. Due to clearwater, South Goa beaches are perfect for a swim. 

There are more than 40 beaches in Goa. Among these 40 beaches, I will tell you the best beaches in Goa. Here are my suggestions: 

Best beaches in North Goa 

Best beaches in South Goa 

Dudhsagar waterfalls

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Dudhsagar waterfall falls in the Mandovi river, which is around 60km from Panaji. It is one of the most visited waterfalls in Goa. This waterfall separates Goa and Karnataka States. 

Goa airport to Dudhsagar falls: The distance between Dudhsagar falls, and Goa airport is around 70km. All the transportation services are available from the airport to the waterfall.  

The best time to visit Dudhsagar falls: Winter and Summer seasons are the best time to visit Dudhsagar waterfall. 

Can we take a bath in Dudhsagar falls: Yes, you can take a bath at Dudhsagar waterfall. But not near the waterfall because it is too deep and dangerous too. So, at the bottom, you can take a bath. 

How tall Dudhsagar falls: This waterfall’s average width is 30 meters and height 310 meters. 

Harvalem waterfall

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Harvalem waterfall is around 25km from Panjim, Goa. It is one of the most beautiful and scenic tourist’s destination place and picnic spots and also known as Arvalem waterfall. This waterfall’s average width is 7 meters, and the height is 50 meters. 

  • Location: Harvalem falls situated near Sanquelim Village, North Goa. 
  • How to reach: It is around 60km from Goa airport. 
  • Timing: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (all days) 
  • Best time to visit: Just after the Monsoon. 

Butterfly Island

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It is also known as Honeymoon beach island because many couples come here to enjoy this lovely picnic spot and see the wonderful dance of butterflies. You can reach this island by hiring a boat from Palolem and Agonda beaches. 

  • Location: Butterfly island is located North of Palolem beach, South Goa. 
  • How to reach: You can hire a taxi from Panjim Palolem beach. It takes around 1:30 hours, after that you can hire a boat from Palolem beach.  
  • Best time to visit: Winter season is the best time to visit this island.  

Anjuna Flea Market 

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Anjuna Market is open every Wednesday at Anjuna beach. It is popular among tourists and also locals. There are a lot of stalls with plenty of goods that are available in this market. 

You can also buy some rare local stuff from this market. You must have good bargaining skills; otherwise, you may be at a loss. 

Special thing to buy in Anjuna Flea Market:  

  • Beaded Jewelry. 
  • Beautiful dresses made from old sarees. 
  • Tibetan market stuff. 
  • Macrame jewellery. 
  • How to reach: You can take a taxi from Goa airport to Anjuna beach. It is around 45km from Goa airport. 
  • Best time to visit: Early morning and evening is the best time to visit this market. 

Houseboat Cruise 

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It falls in Chapora river. The houseboat ride is lovely, and here you can also enjoy the sunrise and sunset. It’s a glorious cruise, and the Chapora river’s waters are so clean and peaceful.

Here you can do many activities like crocodile spotting, fishing, watching beautiful birds. 

  • Location: Panjim, South Goa. 
  • Pick up/ drop off point: Baga, Calangute, Candolim, and Panjim. 
  • Timings: 2 Days 1 Night (Check-in time: 3:00 pm, Check out time: 11:00 am) 

Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary 

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It is around 50km from Panjim. This Sanctuary covers a 208 sq.-km area. Mhadei Sanctuary is mostly famous for its many waterfalls, especially the twin Vazra Sakla waterfalls and Virdi falls. 

This Sanctuary is home to various mammals, birds, reptiles, and butterflies. At least 250 types of butterflies and 255 birds have been seen in this Sanctuary. On 20 June 2011, Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary declared a tiger reserve because of Bengal tigers’ presence. 

  • Location: Sanguem Taluka, Valpoi town, North Goa 
  • Best time to visit: October to March 
  • Other attraction places: Vagheri Hills and Chorla Ghat, White Water Rafting, and Hiking and Trekking 

Tattoo Artists

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There are many tattoo parlours in Goa, but out of these there are many artists who will charge a lot of money from you, and there are some who don’t do tattoos properly due to which you can have a skin problem later. 

Today I will tell you the name of an extraordinary and genuine tattoo studio in Goa. 

  • Dragon ink tattoo studio 
  • Moksha tattoo studio 
  • Krish tattoo studio 
  • Sandy tattoo studio 
  • Kukus tattoo studio 
  • Blazing ink tattoo studio 
  • Andy’s tattoo studio 
  • RK’s ink Exposure tattoo studio 

Crab Catching trip

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Crab Catching is a fun thing to do in Goa but Scary at first. If you are a seafood lover, then definitely try it. The locals will help you in catching the crab. There are many places in Goa where you can do crab catching. 

  • Pick up/ drop off point: Baga, Calangute, Candolim and Sinquerim 
  • Things to Carry: Towels, Sunscreen, extra clothing 
  • Best time for crab catching: October to April 

Hot Balloon ride  

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Goa is the most happening and popular tourist destination place in India. There are a lot of things you can do in Goa. Balloon rides are one of them. It is a bit expensive. 

The hot balloon ride consists of a pilot with 4 to 5 passengers. It depends entirely on the weather condition, if the weather condition is bad, your ride is postponed to the next day. 

  • Timings: 6:00 am to 8:00 am 
  • Cost: 11000 per person 
  • Included: Trip insurance, Briefing, and assistant, Certificate signed by the pilot. 

Quad biking

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It’s a bike which has four wheels and looks like a Monster Truck but not as big as a Monster Truck. The other name of this bike is ATV (all-terrain vehicles). 

You can enjoy a quad biking ride on various beaches in Goa, but Mandrem beach is most famous for quad biking. 

  • Cost: Average cost is Rs 600 per person 
  • Timing: About 1 hour 
  • Accessories: Helmet, Gloves, a jacket and safety kit (include with cost) 

Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary and Mollem national park 

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It is around 57 km from the east of Panaji. Earlier this place had the name Mollem Game Sanctuary, but in 1969 its name changed to a wildlife sanctuary and renamed Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary. Both cover 240 sq.-km.

Popular butterflies that can be seen in the Sanctuary include blue Mormon, common Jezebel, common Morman, standard mime, plum Judy, everyday wanderer, crimson rose, lime butterfly, plain tiger, and tailed jay. 

Popular mammals that can be seen in the Sanctuary include black leopard, barking deer, Bengal tiger, bonnet macaque, common langur, civet, flying squirrel, gaur, mouse deer, pangolin, porcupine, slender loris, sambar, spotted deer, wild boar, and wild dog. 

Popular birds which can be seen in the Sanctuary include drongo, emerald dove, fairy bluebird, golden oriole, greater Indian hornbill, Indian black woodpecker, Malabar grey hornbill, Malabar pied hornbill, grey-headed mina, grey jungle fowl, sizeable green barbet, paradise flycatcher, Sri Lanka frogmouth, and wagtails. 

Popular reptiles that can be seen in the Sanctuary include ling cobra, cat snake, bronze back tree snake, hump-nosed pit viper, Indian rock python, Malabar pit viper, rat snake, Russell’s viper, Indian cobra, and common krait. 

  • Location: Sanguem taluka, Goa state, along the eastern border with Karnataka state 
  • Other attraction places: Dudhsagar waterfalls, Tambdi falls, Devil’s Canyon, Tambdi Surla Temple, Hiking and Trekking, Eco-tourism wing. 

Snow Park

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It’s a fantastic place where you can do many activities like play with real snow, ice sliders, DJ dancing, sledding car, thunderstorm, snow volleyball, and climbing walls. 

  • Location: Tito’s Lane 2, Baga- Calangute road, North Goa 
  • Activity Timings: 2 hours (11:00 am to 8:00 pm) 
  • Inclusions: Entry to the snow park, unlimited access to rides, sterilized winter gears (shoes, jackets, gloves and jerkins) 
  • Things to carry: Valid ID proofs, towel. 
  • Age limit: all ages are available. 

Butterfly Sanctuary Goa 

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It’s a small and friendly place in thick forests where various butterflies are seen. They have documented about 100 species of butterflies in this Sanctuary. But at any given time, you can see up to 25 varieties. 

  • Location: Ponda, Goa 
  • Timings: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm (all days) 
  • Cost: 100 per person 

Splashdown Waterpark Goa 

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This waterpark is beautiful and is surrounded by plenty of trees. There are about five giant water slides. Here you can enjoy many rides and activities like zoom flume, boomerang, twister, tornado, Gilderman, panic attack, Tad pool, and awesome threesome. 

  • Location: Calangute-Anjuna Main Road, Bardez, Goa 
  • Timings: 10:30 am to 6:00 pm (all days) 
  • Entry fee: Rs 500  
  • Best time to visit: Between November to March is the best time to visit this place. Avoid Monsoon because of heavy rainfalls. 

Bamanbudo waterfall 

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Location: Gaodongrem village, Canacona – Naturlim road, South Goa. 

How to reach: The distance between Canacona to Bamanbudo waterfall is around 25km. 

Timing: 24/7 hours (all days) 

Best time to visit: you can go in any season except Monsoon. 

Goa Science Centre and Planetarium 

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Location: Marine highway, Panjim, Goa 

Timings: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm (open all days) 

Planetarium shows: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm 

3D shows: 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm 

Price: Rs 25 per head for Science centre, Rs 30 per head for Planetarium show and Rs 20 per head for 3D shows 

Goa State Museum 

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The State Museum is the place where you can discover and display a remarkable collection of artefacts that represent the saga of Goa’s past in an attractive manner. 

The museum has more than 8000 relics, including bronze artefacts, coins, Jain sculptures, and rock sculptures. 

  • Location: Mahatma Gandhi Road, Panaji, Goa 
  • Timings: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Monday to Saturday) 
  • Entry fee: zero 

Naval Aviation Museum Goa 

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It is around 2km from Dabolim airport, 6km from Vasco da gama railway station, and 30km from Panaji. 

  • Location: Bogmalo Road, Mormugao, Goa 
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (all days except Monday) 
  • Entry fee: Rs 20 per person, Rs 50 per camera 

Dolphin Spotting 

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Goa is also famous for Dolphin Spotting. You can hire a boat and go into the Arabian Sea to spot Dolphins. It’s one of the fun activities to do in Goa. 

Calangute beach, Palolem beach, Agonda beach, and Sinquerim beach are the best places to spot dolphins. The cost per person is around 400 to 600 rupees. 

Visit the Renowned historical Temples

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Apart from beaches, nightclubs, resorts, and shacks, Goa has many historical renowned Temples, making Goa even more famous. 

1) Shri Saptakoteshwar Temple 

  • Location: Bicholim 
  • Timing: 6:00 am to 7:00 pm (all days) 
  • Main Attraction: European architecture 

2) Mahalasa Temple 

  • Location: Mardol, Ponda, Goa 
  • Timing: 12:30 pm to 8:00 pm (all days) 
  • Main Attraction: Water pool 

3) Shri Nagesh Temple 

  • Location: Bandiwade, Donshiwado, Ponda, Goa 
  • Timing: any time (all days) 
  • Main Attraction:  Celebration of Shivratri 

4) Shri Kamakshi Temple 

  • Location: Shiroda, Goa 
  • Timing: 5:00 am to 9:00 pm (all days) 
  • Main Attraction: Late 16th century architecture 

5) Shri Ramnath Temple 

  • Location: Ramnathim, Ponda, Goa 
  • Timing: 6:00 am to 8:00 pm (all days) 

6) 1008 Shri Adinath Digambar Jain Mandir 

  • Location: Mugalli, Near Rosary Chapel, Davorlim Road, Margao, Goa 
  • Timing: any time (all days) 
  • Main Attraction: Interiors 

7) Shri Rudreshwar Temple 

  • Location: Rudreshwar Temple, Goa 
  • Timing: NA 
  • Main Attraction: Mahashivratri 

8) Shri Bhagavati Temple 

  • Location: Dhaval, Yashwant Nagar, Ponda, Goa 
  • Timing: 5:00 am to 9:00 pm (all days) 
  • Main Attraction: Dussehra 

9) Laxmi Narasimha Temple 

  • Location: Veling, Mardol,Goa 
  • Timing: 6:00 am to 12:00 pm (all days) 

10) Brahma Temple 

  • Location: Brahma Taluka Carambolim, Satari, Goa 
  • Timing: NA 
  • Main Attraction: for its Architecture 

11) Shri Damodar Temple 

  • Location: Fatorda, Margao, Goa 
  • Timing: NA 
  • Main Attraction: Festivals 

12) Mahadeva Temple 

  • Location: Near Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary, Sanguem, Surla, Goa 
  • Timing: NA 
  • Main Attraction: Mahashivratri 

13) Maruti Temple 

  • Location: Nanu Tarkar Pednekar Rd, Altinho, Panaji, Goa 
  • Timing: 5:00 am to 8:00 pm (all days) 
  • Main Attraction: Splendid architecture 

Visit the Heritage Sites in Goa 

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1) Basilica of Bom Jesus 

  • Location: Old Goa 
  • How to Reach: The nearest railway station is Vasco da Gama railway station, which is around 25km from Basilica and the nearest bus stand is the Panjim Kadamba bus stand. It is around 10km from Basilica. 
  • Timings: Mon-Sat 9 am – 6:30 pm, Sun 10 am – 6:30 pm 

2) Aguada Fort 

  • Location: Near Candolim Beach 
  • How to Reach: The nearest railway station is Candolim railway station, which is around 5km from Aguada Fort and the nearest bus stand is the Panjim Kadamba bus stand. It is around 15km from Aguada Fort. 
  • Timings: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm on all days. 

3) Mormugao Fort 

  • Location: South Goa 
  • How to Reach: The nearest railway station is Vasco da Gama railway station, which is around 5km from Mormugao Fort and the nearest bus stand is the Panjim Kadamba bus stand. It is around 30km from Mormugao Fort. 
  • Timings: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm on all days. 

4) Cabo De Rama Fort 

  • Location: Near Canaguinim, South Goa 
  • How to Reach: The nearest railway station is Margao railway station, which is around 25km from Cabo De Rama Fort and the nearest bus stand is the Panjim Kadamba bus stand. It is around 60km from Cabo De Rama Fort. 
  • Timings: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm on all days 

5) Church of St. Augustin 

  • Location: Old Goa 
  • How to Reach: The nearest railway station is Vasco da Gama railway station, which is around 30km from the Church of St. Augustin and the nearest bus stand is the Panjim Kadamba bus stand. It is around 10km from the Church of St. Augustin. 
  • Timings: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm. 

6) Chapora Fort 

  • Location: Near Chapora Village and North of Vagator beach 
  • How to Reach: The nearest railway station is Mapusa railway station, which is around 10km from Chapora Fort and the nearest bus stand is the Panjim Kadamba bus stand. It is around 20km from Chapora Fort. 
  • Timings: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. 

7) Reis Magos Fort 

  • Location: Near Reis Magos Village 
  • How to Reach: The nearest railway station is Mapusa railway station, which is around 8km from Reis Magos Fort and the nearest bus stand is the Panjim Kadamba bus stand. It is around 18km from Reis Magos Fort. 
  • Timings: 10:30 am – 5:00 pm all days except Monday. 

8) Se Cathedral 

  • Location: Old Goa 
  • How to Reach: The nearest railway station is Mapusa railway station, which is around 11km from Se Cathedral Fort and the nearest bus stand is the Panjim Kadamba bus stand. It is around 22km from Se cathedral Fort. 
  • Timings: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm all days. 

9) Mangeshi Temple 

  • Location: Mangeshi Village, Mardol, Goa 
  • How to Reach: The nearest railway station is Mapusa railway station, which is around 22km from Mangeshi Temple and the nearest bus stand is the Panjim Kadamba bus stand. It is around 35km from Mangeshi Temple. 
  • Timing: 6:00 am to 10:00 pm (all days) 

10) Shri Shanta Durga Temple 

  • Location: Ghudo Avedem, Quepem, Goa 
  • How to Reach: The nearest railway station is Margao railway station, which is around 30km from Shri ShantaDurga Temple and the nearest bus stand is the Panjim Kadamba bus stand. It is around 22km from Shri ShantaDurga Temple. 
  • Timing: 7:00 am to 10:00 pm (all days)

11) Mahalaxmi Temple 

  • Location: Bandivade, Ponda, North Goa 
  • How to Reach: The nearest railway station is Margao railway station, which is around 27km from Shri Mahalaxmi Temple and the nearest bus stand is the Panjim Kadamba bus stand. It is around 22km from Mahalaxmi Temple. 
  • Timing: 6:30 am to 8:30 pm (all days) 

Check out The Best Nightclubs

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Goa is well known for its beaches, beautiful shacks, delicious seafood, and nightclubs. Here you can enjoy live music, fabulous foods, and wines. If you are planning to visit Goa, don’t forget to enjoy Goa’s night club.

1) Tito’s Bar and Club (best night club in Goa) 

  • Location: Tito’s Lane, Calangute 
  • Timings: 6 pm to 3 am 
  • Price for two: INR 1500 

2) Cafe Mambos (foreigners choice)

  • Location: Baga Beach, Goa 
  • Timings: 6 pm to 4 am 
  • Price for two: INR 1500 

3) Shiva Valley  

  • Location: Anjuna Beach, Goa 
  • Timings: 6 pm to 3 am 
  • Price for two: INR 1000 

4) Leopard Valley  

  • Location: Agonda Road, Palolem, Canacona 
  • Timings: NA 
  • Price for two: NA 

5) Kamaki   

  • Location: Tito’s Lane, Santa Vaddo, Goa 
  • Timings: 6 pm to 4 am 
  • Price for two: INR 800 

6) Hilltop  

  • Location: Hilltop – Vagator, Anjuna, Bardez, North Goa 
  • Timings: Not fixed 
  • Price for two: Not fixed 

7) UV Bar 

  • Location: Anjuna Beach, Goa 
  • Timings: 24 hours open 
  • Price for two: INR 1500 

8) Silent Noise Club  

  • Location: Riverside, South End Palolem Beach, Canacona 
  • Timings: 9:00 pm to 7:00 am (Saturday only)  
  • Price for two: INR 1600 

9) LPK Waterfront  

  • Location: Candolim 
  • Timings: 6 pm to 3:30 am 
  • Price for two: INR 1500 

10) Club Cabana  

  • Location: situated near Anjuna’s Saturday market 
  • Timings: 9:30 pm to 4:00 am 
  • Price for two: INR 2500 

11) SinQ Night Club 

  • Location: Opposite Taj Holiday Village, Aquada Road, Candolim  
  • Timings: 7:00 pm to 3:00 am 
  • Price for two: INR 1800  

12) Cape Town Café 

  • Location: Baga beach, Goa 
  • Timings: 6:00 pm to 4:00 
  • Price for two: INR 1000  

13) Curlies  

  • Location: Anjuna beach 
  • Timings: 8:30 pm to 3:00 am 
  • Price for two: INR 1500 

14) Monkey Valley  

  • Location: Chapora, Goa 
  • Timings: NA 
  • Price for two: INR 1000 

15) Bubble Brunch Club 

  • Location: Chapora Market Road Vagator, Dmello Vaddo, Anjuna, Goa 
  • Timings: NA 
  • Price for two: NA 

16) Antares   

  • Location: Small Vagator Beach, Ozran, Vagator, Goa 
  • Timings: 12 Noon to 12 Midnight 
  • Price for two: INR 2000 

17) Soro  

  • Location: Badem Junction, Vagator 
  • Timings: NA 
  • Price for two: INR 1200 

18) Cocktails & Dreams  

  • Location: Baga beach, Goa 
  • Timings: 8:00 pm to 3:30 am 
  • Price for two: INR 800 

19) Nyex Beach Club   

  • Location: Anjuna beach 
  • Timings: 12:00 pm to 3:00 am 
  • Price for two: INR 1400 

20) Britto’s Bar  

  • Location: Baga beach, Goa 
  • Timings: 8:30 pm to 12:00 am 
  • Price for two: INR 1400 

These are the best night clubs in Goa. It depends on you which night clubs you select.

Fun in Goa Casinos 

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If you are a Casino Lover, Goa is the best place for you. Gambling is legal in Goa. Goa Casinos are mostly famous for their delicious seafood, quality liquids, music, gambling, various kinds of games etc.

1) Deltin Royale Casino 

  • Location: Panjim, Goa 
  • Cost: Rs 2000 Monday to Thursday and Rs 3000 Friday to Saturday 
  • Timing: 24/7 hours (all days) 

2) Casino Paradise  

  • Location: Panjim, Goa 
  • Cost: Rs 1000 per person 
  • Timing: 24/7 hours open (all days) 

3) Deltin Jaqk  

  • Location: Panjim, Goa 
  • Cost: Rs 1500 per person 
  • Timing: 24/7 hours open (all days) 

4) Casino Carnival  

  • Location: Panjim, Goa 
  • Cost: Rs 1500 Monday to Thursday and Rs 2000 Friday to Sunday 
  • Timing: 24/7 hours open (all days) 

5) Casino Palms  

  • Location: Baga beach, Goa 
  • Cost: Rs 1000 per person 
  • Timing: 24/7 hours open (all days) 

6) Casino Dice  

  • Location: Canacona, Goa 
  • Cost: Rs 1500 
  • Timing: 4:00 pm to 12:00 midnight (all days) 

7) Big Daddy Jetty Casino  

  • Location: Panjim, Goa 
  • Cost: Rs 2000 Monday to Thursday and Rs 3500 Friday to Sunday 
  • Timing: 24/7 hours (all days) 

8) Las Vegas Casino  

  • Location: Cavelossim, Salcette, Goa 
  • Cost: Rs 1200 per person  
  • Timing: 24/7 hours open (all days) 

9) Casino Pride  

  • Location: Panjim, Goa 
  • Cost: Rs 1500 Monday to Thursday and Rs 2000 Friday to Sunday 
  • Timing: 24/7 hours open (all days) 

10) Dunes  

  • Location: Panjim, Goa 
  • Cost: Rs 700 per person 
  • Timing: 24/7 hours open (all days) 

11) Chances Casino  

  • Location: Dona Paula, Goa 
  • Cost: Rs 750 to Rs 2000 
  • Timing: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm (all days) 

12) Grand 7 Casino  

  • Location: Candolim Beach, North Goa 
  • Cost: Rs 1500 Monday to Thursday and Rs 2000 Friday to Sunday 
  • Timing: 24/7 hours open (all days) 

13) Treasure Casino 

  • Location: Majorda beach, Goa 
  • Cost: Rs 1500 per person 
  • Timing: 24/7 hours open (all days) 

14) Casino Strike  

  • Location: Bambolim, Goa 
  • Cost: Rs 1500 Monday to Thursday and Rs 2000 Friday to Sunday 
  • Timing: 24/7 hours open (all days) 

15) Casino Crown  

  • Location: Panjim, Goa 
  • Cost: Rs 1500 per person  
  • Timing: 24/7 hours open (all days) 

These are the 15 best Casinos in Goa, where you can roam on your Goa Trip. 

Enjoy the Water Sports Activities at Goa Beaches 

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Goa beaches are well known for their excellent water sport activities, which attract tourists to visit Goa repeatedly.

1) Banana Ride 

  • Duration: 10 minutes 
  • Cost: Rs 350 (approx.) 

2) Parasailing at Calangute 

  • Duration: 1-2 minutes 
  • Cost: Rs 1000 (approx.) 

3) Wakeboarding and Kneeboarding 

  • Duration: 15 – 20 minutes 
  • Cost: Rs 1500 – 2000 

4) Scuba Diving 

  • Duration: 7 hours 
  • Cost: Rs 2000 

5) Flyboarding  

  • Duration: 10 minutes 
  • Cost: Rs 2500 (approx.) 

6) Jet ski  

  • Duration: 1 – 2 minutes 
  • Cost: Rs 500 (approx.) 

7) Speed boat ride 

  • Duration: 5 minutes 
  • Cost: Rs 500 (approx.) 

8) Kayaking Tour 

  • Duration: 2 – 3 hours 
  • Cost: Rs 800 (approx.) 

9) Cruise with water sports 

  • Duration: 1 hour 
  • Cost: Rs 1200 

10) Bumper Boat 

  • Duration: 1 – 2 minutes 
  • Cost: Rs 350 

Must-Visit Restaurants in Goa 

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There are plenty of restaurants available in Goa. I will tell you the five best restaurants where you can visit and enjoy the delicious seafood, quality drinks. 

1) Chique Shanti 

  • Location: Mandrem village, Goa 
  • Timings: 8:30 am to 11:30 pm 
  • Price range: Rs 100 to Rs 1000 

2) The Fisherman’s Wharf 

  • Location: Cavelossim, South Goa 
  • Timings: 12 noon to 11:00 pm (Sunday to Thursday) noon to midnight (Friday to Saturday) 
  • Price range: Rs 1100 (for two approx.) 

3) Mosaic 

  • Location: Candolim, Bardez, Goa 
  • Timings: 12 noon to 11:59 pm 
  • Price range: Rs 500 to Rs1200 

4) Amavi by Sumera 

  • Location: Behind the Art chamber, Gauravaddo, Calangute, Goa 
  • Timings: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm, 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm (all days except Tuesday) Tuesday: 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm 
  • Price range: Rs 600 to Rs 1500 

5) Britto’s Bar and Restaurant 

  • Location: Bardez, Baga, North Goa 
  • Timings: 8:30 am to 12 midnight 
  • Price range: Rs 1400 (for two approx.) 

These are the best places in Goa where you can roam in your Goa trip.I hope you liked my post on Places to visit in Goa, if you like then help others by sharing it on social media. 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Goa: 

Q: How to reach Goa?

A: By Air- The nearest international airport is The Dabolim. It is around 30km from Panaji( Capital of Goa). This airport connects to all the major domestic cities of India and all the major domestic cities of international.
By Rail- Goa’s two main railway stations are Margao and Vasco da Gama railway station. These two stations connect to India’s major cities like Mumbai, Pune and Delhi.
By Bus- You can also travel by bushes. Goa’s central bus stands are Madgaon, Kadamba and Vasco da Gama bus stations.  

Q: What is the best time to visit Goa?

A: In my opinion, if you are planning to visit Goa, then choose the winter season because in winter the weather is pleasant  and also the temperature is not very high. While in summer apart from being high temperature, the humidity is also very high. In Monsoon, due to heavy rainfalls, you can not enjoy your trip. 

Q: What are the places to visit in North Goa? 

A: Beaches like Vagator, Anjuna, Baga, Calangute, Candolim, Arambol, Forts like Chapora, Reis Magos, Churches like Mae de Deus, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Temples like Mahalaxmi, Mangeshi, Bodgeshwar, Museums like Goa state Museum, Museum of Christian art and markets like Arpora night market, Mapusa market.

Q: What are the places to visit in South Goa?

A: The places to visit in South Goa are Palolem beach, Agonda beach, Benaulim beach, Saviour of the world church, three kings church, Tambdi surla Mahadev temple, Chandreshwar bhootnath temple, Cabo de Rama fort, Goa Chitra Museum, bigfoot museum and Dudh Sagar waterfalls.

Q:  What are the things to do in North Goa? 

A:  If you are in North Goa, then there are many things to do. Explore the banana boat ride, visiting fort Aguada, Trekking at Dudhsagar falls, Experience Kayaking, Ferry ride travel, cruise ride, spotting dolphin, jet ski ride, parasailing, relax on Arvalem waterfalls and elephant ride.  

Q: What are the things you don’t do while in Goa? 

A: Don’t wear heels on the beach, don’t drink and drive, don’t throw trash on beaches, don’t carry too much money while walking on beaches, don’t take an auto-rickshaw while visiting one place to another they charge a lot.

Q: What are the offbeat things to do in Gao? 

A: Apart from beaches, shacks, and nightlife, there are some offbeat places in Goa where you can roam. You can visit the butterfly Conservatory, Spice plantations, Mandovi river, Cabo de Rama, Kayaking, Chapora river, Mandrem, Todo waterfalls, Zuari river, Mandrem Miramar beach. 

Q: Can we sleep on the beach in Goa? 

A: Some beaches (Baga, Calangute, Anjuna, Palolem) where you can sleep because these beaches are full of a crowd. So, you have to take care of this before you stay somewhere. Apart from this, many crabs keep roaming on Goa beaches, so stay away from them too.

Q: Is South Goa better or North Goa? 

A: It depends on you. If you want to enjoy the nightlife, shopping and especially want to spend some time in Baga, Calangute and Anjuna beaches. You can go to North Goa. South Goa beaches are spotless, peaceful, and less crowded. If you want to relax and want to enjoy the sunset view, go to South Goa. 

Q: Is food costly in Goa? 

A: It depends on you, from where you eat, and what you eat. But if you eat in street food stalls and beachside restaurants, you will get food at a reasonable price. 

Q: Which month is best for a Goa trip? 

A: Between November to February is the best time to visit Goa. At that time, the weather is delightful so that you can enjoy your trip. But in Monsoon due to heavy rainfalls and Summer due to humidity, you can’t enjoy your trip, so better avoid these Seasons. 

Q: Is Goa costly in December? 

A: Yes, it is because most tourists come to visit Goa this month. So, everything is expensive. From flights to food and drinks, all are expensive. Not so much that you can’t afford. If you do it with a travel agency’s help, you will get a good deal which is slightly reasonable. 


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