Goa is known as the most happening holiday destination in India, where travellers from all over the world come to relax, party, and enjoy the amazing beaches that only this state has to offer. But Goa’s popularity has reached such levels that it can be hard to find an affordable hotel room during the peak season, so before you book any accommodation, you should consider these 10 best places to visit in Goa for a romantic weekend getaway.
This tiny state and hub of the beach in Western India is a must-visit place for beach lovers. The Portuguese ruled Goa for almost 450 years that’s why you will find many churches and vivid colourful houses all over the state. They leave an everlasting impact of Portuguese culture on this little space. The moment you enter this Govan territory you will see all over the brick red sand and the salty smell in the air. Goa is not only a happening place for beach lovers but famous for its food also. You will get a lot of options for lip-smacking food, especially for fish lovers. Here are the top 10 places you must visit in Goa.
With the coolest vibe and high on spirits, this white sandy beach will keep you on your toes. As the popularity of this vibrant beach, it’s a bit crowded but yeah that is the way it is. On the coastline, it is covered with wooden bungalows where you can have your upscale dining while watching the beautiful sunset.
Basilica of Bom Jesus
Situated in heart of old Goa this ancient church is also one of the World Heritage sites by UNESCO. This site has pilgrimage importance too as it is a landmark for Christianity. In this church, Saint France Xaviors body is preserved it is said that he has the mysterious power of healing.
Situated on the Candolim beach this primordial fort is built by the Portuguese as a guard against the Duch. One can have a panoramic view of the ocean from this fort. A large lighthouse is also there nearby although the lighthouse is not open, photography and videography are allowed for tourists.
This highly popular beach is mainly for adventure lovers, as many water sports activities are happening here. Also, you can spot Dolphins here. Situated in the North Goa region this beach is always flying with all colors. Nightlife is also very much sparkling and many food outlets are there to relish the Govan cousin. Shopping is also a very lively experience to collect many souvenirs.
5. Anjuna Beach
The bohemian atmosphere on this beach is the coolest thing to enjoy a while. Still a great place for family get-togethers. Many bars and exotic places are there to explore as food lovers. The vogue at this place definitely elevates your mood with full energy.
One more place in north Goa for water sports lovers. Known as a queen of beaches many shacks all over and fresh prawns dishes to relish. As the huge coastline, it’s a bit crowded place again. A beautiful canvas of colours attracts tourists here. You can sit here for hours and have fun in the golden sand.
7. Se Cathedral
This is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO’s biggest church in Asia. This church holds the charm of old Goa. The authentic interior of this church imposes all the main churches. The “Golden Bell” at this church has a melodious sound, in addition, there are five other bells too.
Dona Paula Beach
The place is named after Dona Paula a historical figure. Dona Paula was a woman of charity and there are many stories regarding her love for fishermen in Goa. As her father refused their marriage she fell off the cliff and the place named after her. This small beach is famous for its lover’s symbol. The tourists visit this place to see white-washed statues depicting Mother India along with Young India.
Immaculate Conception Church
Located in the heart of Goa is ‘Punaji’ which is the capital of Goa. You must have seen this church in many Bollywood films. This place is perfect for your Instagram photos. You can see the whole Punaji from the stairs of this church. The criss-cross stairs are the unique feature of this whit-washed church. The second-largest bell is in this church.
Shree Mangesha Temple
This simply beautiful temple is located just 22km from Punaji. It is famous for Lord Mangeshi i.e nothing but Lord Shiva. Its 400-year-old temple, the lamp tower is a must-watch at this place.
These are the top places to visit in goa this most happening place on earth. So you can plan to visit mostly in winters as the climate is quite cool at times. Hope you enjoy the context. It will definitely help you to choose goa as a holiday destination.