Goa, Travel, Hotel, Accommodation, India

Places to see in Goa

 

   Goa is world famous for its beaches, its ancient temples and churches, and its Goan carnival.

If naval aviation interests you, you might want to stop by the Naval Air Museum. This is behind the Dabolim Airport, and you will need to loop around the airport perimeter across the Dabolim Railway station to get there. There are seven outdoor exhibits and other memorabilia and models in a two story building.

Beaches

Anjuna Beach - Close to the Chapora Fort, its key attraction is a magnificent Albuquerque Mansion built in 1920, flanked by octagonal towers and an attractive Mangalore tile-roof. Anjuna was the second-home (and main location) of the hippies in Goa, in the 1960s and 1970s, after other destinations like Calangute got more "crowded" for them. It is still venue of a (vastly-changed, more mainstreamised) flea market held each Wednesday. In the nearby village of Arpora, two colourful Saturday night bazaars are held in the non-monsoon seasons. This is still part of "alternative" Goa, though charter and other tourists also visit the place in increasing numbers to "get a feel of the hippy years".
Palolem Beach A scenic beach in extreme south Goa. Getting a bit crowded. Good eating options. Turning pricey though (by local standards). The rocks and islands off its schore are definitely scenic.
Patnem Beach - a small and quiet beach in Canacona taluka
Vagator Beach - a beach in Bardez, neighbouring Anjuna
Morjim and Asvem - two quieter beaches in extreme north Goa's Pernem taluka
Mandrem Beach - another beach in extreme north Goa's Pernem taluka
Candolim and Sinquerim Beaches in North Goa's Bardez taluka. Once humble fishing villages. Now the crowded concretised coast of North Goa. Goa's Benidorm. Or quickly getting to be as crowded.
Colva and Benaulim - This beach's spectacle of sea, sand and sky blend in a enchanting natural harmony, weaving their magic spell on the visitors. Known for its scenic beauty. This is part of Salcete, Goa's only Catholic majority sub-district. Once a very hospitable area, now relations are getting monetized thanks to tourism.
Calangute Beach - aka Queen of all Beaches in Goa. Once highly rated. Now crowded. Expect traffic jams along the main crowded street.
Baga Beach A family-beach and charter tourist destination just outside Calangute.
Chapora Home of the Chapora fort. Close to Vagator and Anjuna beaches. Also site for a fishing jetty where trawlers (introduced into Goa in the 1960s and 1970s, amidst protests from traditional fishermen, who were affected by them) bring in their catch.
Following is a list of beaches in Goa, geographically, from north Goa to south:

In Pernem taluka:

Keri
Arambol
Ashvem
Morjim
In Bardez taluka:

Vagator
Anjuna
Baga
Calangute
Candolim
Sinquerim
Coco beach, Nerul
In Tiswadi taluka:

Miramar
Caranzalem
Cabo Raj Bhavan
Dona Paula
Vainguinim
Bambolim
Siridao
In Mormugao taluka:

Baina
Bogmalo
Hollant
Velsao
Arossim
Cansaulim
In Salcete taluka:

Utorda
Majorda
Betalbatim
Colva
Sernabatim
Benaulim
Varca
Fatrade
Cavelossim
Mobor
Betul
In Quepem taluka:

Tarir
Zorint
Caanguinim
Nuvem
In Canacona taluka:

Cabo de Rama
Khola, also known to tourists as Big Cola and Little Cola
Agonda
Butterfly Island
Palolem
Columb
Patnem
Rajbag
Talpona
Galjibag
Xendrem
Polem
 

 
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