North Goa Tourism

The state of Goa in India is divided into two different districts - the North and the South Goa. The North Goa is considered to be the party hub and a shopaholics’ paradise. Here we find some of the most popular beaches like the Calangute, Sinquerim, Vagator, Anjuna and many more. From experiencing the beach shacks, thrilling water sports, beautiful clear water and their mesmerising views these beaches have it all. There are many shopping centres around these sites with shops selling fashionable attires and handicrafts items. One can also find many restaurants with delicious Goan dishes and other cuisines. The luxurious casinos and the fun filled night life are some of the major attractions of North Goa.

North Goa also has places with great historical significance. The beautiful gothic architectures of various churches and forts built during the Portuguese colonisation are spectacular. These century old structures are quite popular sites to visit. Fort Aguada, Chapora Fort, Bom Jesus Basilica and Church of Mae De Deus are well known tourist spots in North Goa. Bom Jesus Basilica in old Goa is also famous for holding the mortal remains of St. Francis Xaviers. The Temple of Bogdeshwara is also considered as a masterpiece and is visited by many. It is just 34 kms from the Dabolim International Airport and is well accessible through roads. You can hire cars and bikes to travel around.

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Travel Guide Basilica of Bom Jesus South Goa
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Basilica of Bom Jesus

Europe offers some of the most beautiful cathedrals and churches, albeit with architecture, history and delight. The Bom Jesus Basilica is Goa's most famous church and among the most revered by Christians worldwide, is partially in ruins but still a model of simplicity and elegan....

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Travel Guide Ashvem Beach
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Ashvem Beach

The Ashvem beach is in the north of Goa and is one of the best beaches in Goa and is very popular among foreigners as it is away from the hustle bustle of Goa. The Ashwem beach offer a serene atmosphere, clean water and clean surroundings.

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Travel Guide Fort Aguada
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Fort Aguada

Goa was the Portuguese colony in India. Though Goa was no very fortified defensively being by the Arabian Sea, still to revamp the defences the Portuguese built Fort Aguada over the sea reaches of the main Goan shoreline.

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Travel Guide Arambol Beach
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Arambol Beach

Arambol beach is a tourist retreat by the Arabian Sea coast of Goa. This place is very relaxing and could be reached by rail, road and air. The Arambol beach festival that celebrates the contemporary culture of the land is a great highlight.

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Travel Guide Shri Shantadurga Temple
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Shri Shantadurga Temple

Shri Shanta Durga temple is one of the most popular religious tourist destinations in Goa. Located amidst the hills of the Goa state, this architectural acme is quite famous for the home deity’s residential golden palanquin. Shanta Durga bestows the blessings of patience and su....

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Travel Guide Fort Tiracol
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Fort Tiracol

Fort Tiracol is an ancient fort on the river Tiracol and one of the most visited forts in Goa. This fort has a great historical value as it has witnessed the rise and fall of many emperors and that is why it is still steeped in historical wisdom.

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Travel Guide Shri Mangeshi Temple Goa
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Shri Mangeshi Temple

This temple is dedicated to Bhagavan Manguesh, the incarnation of Lord Shiva, Located at Mangeshi Village in Priol, the temple is approximately 21 km away from Panaji, the Goan capital. The temple has also been subjected to relocation due to religious issues during the Portuguese....

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Travel Guide Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Goa
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Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception is Located at the heart of the Panajim City, this church is bejeweled with antiquity and is built with Portuguese architectural legacy. The Augustine Bell in the church belfry is very famous.

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Travel Guide Harvalem waterfalls Goa
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Harvalem waterfalls

Harvalem or Arvalem waterfall is located near Mapusa village. There is a drive of 2 hours from Mapusa village to Sanquelim village. After that, a 30-minute walk will take you to the memorable waterfalls. There are rock-cut caves called Arvalem caves and a Hindu pilgrimage called ....

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Travel Guide Mandrem Beach Goa
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Mandrem Beach

Goa is well known for its magnificent beaches and enchanting beauty and Mandrem beach is one of the favourite destinations to enjoy your weekend or holidays. Mandrem is known for its two quiet, magnificent, huge and beautiful beaches that are visited by tourists all around world.....

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Travel Guide Morjim Beach
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Morjim Beach

Morjim Beach is a very famous beach in Goa. The location of this beach is in the Northern most part of Goa. This beautiful beach strip begins at the place where Chapora river meets the Arabian Sea and at the same place where the Ashwem beach begins.

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Travel Guide Patnem Colomb Beach
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Patnem Colomb Beach

Combination of Two beaches, Patnem beach and Colomb Beach is known to form a shape of a horseshoe. This beach is known as the healing centre in goa with Ayurvedic spa resorts and yoga centres located alongside the Patnem-Colomb beach.

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Travel Guide Reis Magos Fort
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Reis Magos Fort

Reis Magos Fort is a 16th century Fort located on the northern bank of Mandovi river in Goa. This Fort was built by King Adil Shah of Bijapur in the year 1493, and it is still popular which is why many people from all around the world flock to this destination.

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Travel Guide St. Francis of Assisi Church
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St. Francis of Assisi Church

In the year 1517, eight Portuguese Franciscan friars landed in Goa. During their stay in Goa, they constantly tried to construct a church. In Goa, they finally became successful by constructing a small chapel consisting of three altars and a choir. Later in 1616, this small chape....

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Travel Guide St. Alex Church Goa
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St. Alex Church

Goa is a place of many beautiful beaches and magnificent monuments and churches which are one of the best pieces of architecture and of important religious and cultural values. Amongst them one of the most beautiful is the St. Alex Church Calangute for sure.

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Travel Guide St. Cajetan Church Goa
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St. Cajetan Church

St. Cajetan’s Church also known as the church of divine providence was made in the year 1661 and is situated in old Goa & is one of the world heritage sites. This is a church of Roman Catholic of Daman and Goa.

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Travel Guide Candolim Beach
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Candolim Beach

Goa comes under one of the best tourist destinations in the world. Candolim beach is one of the most famous spots that is visited by multiple people from around the globe. It is known to be less crowded and well planned.

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Travel Guide Sinquerim Beach Goa
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Sinquerim Beach

Beaches is what Goa is famous for. The Sinquerim Beach is one such place that people visit Goa for. In the district of Bardez, this beach is famous for water sports such as windsurfing, water skiing, which is why tourists flock this place all the time.

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