Places to Visit in Goa

Top 5 Places to Visit in Goa

When you are visiting the state of Goa, which is supposed to be one of the smallest states in the country of India, you will be rather surprised to know that a state this small has an abundance of tourist attractions that are just unbelievably beautiful. All these tourist destinations defy the small size of this state, which further makes this little state literal heaven for all the people who visit it, no matter from what part of the world they come from.

With more than 50 mesmerising beaches, each of them beautiful in its own way, you will have a hard time choosing one and even if you do your camera will be way too busy capturing the scenes. However, it is not just beaches that this state of Goa offers, it has many more amazing tourist destinations that are just as interesting. It is a land with a very rich history and has a plethora of architectural wonders and not just natural sceneries.

The state has a number of ancient fortifications and places of worship that belong to a variety of faiths. You can also participate in various water-based activities, but we definitely realise that choosing a destination can often be a tough task and for that reason, we have got you covered. Below we have a list of 5 top destinations that you must visit when in Goa.


Located at the banks of the beautiful river Mandovi, Panaji is the capital city of Goa. A city with the most picturesque views that will surely leave you in awe. And to add to all that we have the historical significance and the serenity add certain magic in the air, one can clearly see the Portuguese influence in the culture. The first-ever medical college built in India by the Portuguese, the Goa Medical College is also located here in Panaji, Goa and even today the college is among the highest-ranked colleges in the country and is also one of the oldest medical colleges in the continent of Asia. Below we have mentioned a few sights you should consider paying a visit to when you are in Panaji, Goa.

  • Fort Aguada
  • 18th June Road
  • Goa Archaeological Museum
  • Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
  • Panjim Heritage Walk
  • Goa State Museum
  • Idalcao
  • The Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
  • Shanta Durga Temple
  • Jama Masjid

Vasco Da Gama

Founded in the year 1543 by the Portuguese, Vasco Da Gama has emerged as one of the most important industrial centres in the state of Goa. it is the largest city in the state and is named after the very famous Portuguese explorer, Vasco Da Gama. in order to get an insight into the cultural life and living styles of the people of Goa, one must visit this beautiful city. Here we have mentioned some important destinations you may consider visiting.

  • Bogmalo Beach
  • Velsao Beach
  • Mormugao Port
  • Pilot Point
  • Goa Kayaking-Day Tour
  • Japanese Garden
  • Zuari River
  • Naval Aviation Museum


Situated in the northern region of Goa, an absolutely excellent destination to relax and rejuvenate your spirit and have the much-needed rest. Calangute Beach at one point in time was home to a number of hippies today welcome to enjoy the brilliant beauty of the mesmerising land. The beach is so beautiful that it can often be mistaken as someplace in heaven. Here we have mentioned the leading destinations that5 you must visit on your tour.

  • Calangute Beach
  • Baga Beach
  • Se Cathedral
  • Aguada Fort
  • St. Alex Church
  • Medicinal Springs
  • Baga Retreat House


If the beaches are something that always attracts you, you will definitely fall in love with Mapusa, which is closer to the most popular beaches in Goa. The weekly market in Mapusa which is set up every Friday is popular as you can find a wide range of products that are sold here. Here we have a few top tourist destinations in Mapusa.

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  • Kalacha Beach
  • Mascarenhas Mansion
  • Arpora
  • Aldona
  • Chapora Fort
  • Sri Kalika Temple
  • Mapusa Friday Bazaar
  • Basilica of Bom Jesus


Margao which is the oldest city in Goa is also the second-largest city in the state. It is also the commercial centre in Goa. It was earlier identified as Madgaon before the Portuguese eventually colonized the state of Goa. This is also an important religious centre in Goa with various places of worship. These are some of the tourist attractions which are top in Margao.

  • Canopy Goa
  • Colva Beach
  • Loutolim
  • Caves of Aquem
  • Velsao Beach
  • Town Square
  • Monte Hill
  • Jorge Barreto Park
  • Colonial Style Villas