No matter how many times you’ve visited Goa, it’s not easier to describe the popular tourist spots in Goa. Goa is blended with unmatched natural beaches, sea-side palm trees, forts, bars, clubs, parties, churches, atmosphere, and a large gathering of foreigners, making Goa the best tourist spot in India. Also, the beauty, magnetism, and popularity of Goa make it one of the best honeymoon and holiday destinations in the world.
So today, I’ve written about the best tourist spots in Goa and the things you can do here. However, there’s a lot of information available online about Goa’s tourist attractions and its famous beaches, but here I’m going to try to cover all the odd attractions in this Goa travel blog. And I’m going to try to stumble on why you need to visit Goa at least once in your life: Let’s check it out-
The Best Places to Visit on Goa tour.
1. Palolem Beach
No one can deny that Palolem Beach is one of the most visited, most beautiful, best picturesque, and most popular beaches to visit in Goa. Located in Chaudi town South Goa, the specialty of this tourist resort is to offer a broad white sandy coastline, beautiful palm tree surroundings, less crowd (because too far from Panaji), clean and clear water, an incredible beachside night experience, amazing food joints, and a great honeymoon spot for couples. What more can you expect from Palolem Beach Goa as a tourist? It has everything to offer that both a foreigner and a local tourist should expect from Goa.
2. Anjuna Beach
Again, a well-known, somewhat different, most visited, and the best late-night party venues in Goa. Anjuna Beach is renowned for its stunning natural attraction, scenic coastline, water sports, seafood, pubs, trance parties, and the most famous Wednesday flea market. Anjuna is a landmark for hippies as well as tourists from abroad. It’s also easier to find a party place in Anjuna because of its popularity, but if you’re visiting from Christmas to New Year’s Eve, it’s getting too crowded this season as a large number of tourists from all over the world come to Goa to enjoy the colorful Anjuna beach parties.
3. Dona Paula
It’s not an overstatement to say that Dona Paula is a paradise among the travelers of Goa. And why not, the encounters of the two magnificent rivers ‘Mandovi’ & ‘Zuari’ and the evidence of the historical monuments of Portugal make it the most visited and the most idyllic tourist attraction in Goa. However, the whitewashed statue is the main attraction of Dona Paula, but most tourists visit Dona Paula for its popular rocky beaches and water sports activities such as swimming, yachting, boating, water scooters, windsurfing, para-sailing, and fishing.
4. Dudhsagar Waterfalls
I’m sure every Indian (traveler) is well aware of Goa’s most attractive, popular, and ideal picnic spot-Dudhsagar Waterfalls. Situated in Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, 60 km north. From Panaji on the Karnataka-Goa border, Dudhsagar is a must-stop tourist spot in Goa, where beautiful white water slides down like a drunken snake over 300 meters high, spreading rocker hills, and during the monsoon season in Goa Western Ghats. The lush green forest surroundings, the black rocks of unrivaled attraction, and its spectacular panoramic view, full of stunning charms, will make anyone insane for a while.
5. Casino Royale Cruise Goa
Casino Royale is a must-see tourist spot in Goa for bachelors, youths, elders, casino lovers, and liquor hunters. TAR Casino Royale is a Goa cruise that offers travelers the undefeated experience that no tourist place can offer anywhere in Goa. Even the success and amusement of Casino Royale can’t compete.
As the name seems, Casino Royale offers Goa the best places to play casino games, e.g. Indian Flush, Baccarat, Texas Hold’em Poker, Blackjack, Roulette, and Money Wheel. And the best thing about this exciting location is that you’ll get unlimited free drinks, snacks, and a buffet.
6. Basilica of Bom Jesus/St. Francis Xavier Church
Located in Old Goa, the Church of St Francis Xavier is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the oldest church in India, famous for its divinity and the finest paradigm of baroque architecture.
Bom Jesus is one of the most famous and most visited churches in the world that every Goa traveler must visit to experience the spirituality, calmness, confidence, and architectural art of this masterpiece. What more can I say about this religious model, it is the core of Goa’s religious attraction, and it can never be unseen.
7. Fort Aguada
Proof of the Portuguese past of Goa and the art of magnificent architecture, Fort Aguada is the largest and one of the oldest forts in Goa. Established in 1609-1612 to defend Goa from secret enemy attacks and to supply clean water to ships passing through the Arabian Ocean. But now Fort Aguada is the biggest landmark of Goa tourism and a top visit to the historic site. It’s still an exciting and incredible experience to see the deep-sea waves and natural scenery from the historic site. The unique attraction of Fort Aguada is the thirteen meter (42.5 feet) high lighthouse and the stunning view of the bastions with the majestic sea surrounding it.