Best Places to Visit In Goa with Friends and Couple

Goa is a pleasant and wonderful state, and its speciality cannot be defined in a row, therefore here is a detail about the best places to visit in North and South Goa with friends and couples.

About Goa

Goa:- Goa is a state whose value cannot be detected by looking at its size. Goa stands appreciated for its Perfect holiday destination, exotic beaches, seafood, palm-fringed coastlines, gorgeous landscape, happening nightlife, tranquillity, and a lovely sunset. It is the first choice of fun for the youth. A fascinating city Panaji is located in South Goa is the capital of Goa. Goa boasts of some of the trendiest beaches with happening restaurants and cafes. The easiest way to get to Goa is by flight and landing at Panaji Airport. Goa is divided into 2 districts North & South Goa.

Difference of North & South Goa

More crowded area.Less crowded area.
Hotels in North Goa are slightly cheaper.Hotels in South Goa are expensive but luxurious.
More suitable for youngsters, friends.More suitable for family & love, quiet environment.
Overcrowded, party, fun and frolicRelaxing, peaceful & luxurious holiday.
North and South Goa
As Goa is divided into two parts, North & South Goa So, we have summarized the best places to visit in both

North Goa

Now, these are the best things to do in North Goa:-

Beaches of North Goa


Vagator Beach:-

Vagator beach is the most attractive and most picturesque tourist destination in North Goa in the Bardez taluka. It is the most suitable place to visit because the beach is the most accessible place where you can easily reach all the important places, like a major restaurant, bars, Beach, fort, shakes, all are within a 20-minute radius.  Vagator offers everything ranging from water sports, shopping and luxury accommodation. It is a mix of local art, music, and nightlife.

Anjuna Beach:-

Anjuna beach is located about 23 km from Panjim. This beach is most popular among foreigners. It is spread over 2 km. On this, you can do many water activities like jet skiing, parasailing, sunbathing, swimming. Cosy up with a loved one during the evenings and watch the sunset in the Arabian Sea.

Baga Beach:-

About 4 km from Anjana Beach is Baga Beach which is the most popular party destination in Goa. The adventure activities of Baga Beach are very exciting, and among the young crowd, this beach is very popular. You can spend all your time experiencing scuba diving, open water diving, jet-skiing, swimming para-sailing, dolphin rides, river cruise and banana rides

Calangute Beach:-

A continuation of Baga Beach, Its nickname {Queen of Beaches} is the largest beach in North Goa. It is a perfect destination for, who is looking to have a peaceful and memorable vacation. The best thing to do around is to indulge in water sport activities like jet skiing, catamaran sailing, banana rides, surfing, banana rides, bump rides, parasailing and paragliding. 

Candolim Beach:-

Candolim Beach is a Clean, peaceful & properly managed area. This beach is included in a very popular tourist destination known for its water sports beach & side cafe. This beach is counted amongst the loveliest spot for honeymoon couples, friends or families. Foreign crowds will be seen more here, and there are 5-star hotels near the Beach. The nightlife of Candolim is very strong, here is music, live performances, dance, all these things you get to see at night at Candolim beach.

Dona Paula Beach:-

Dona Paula Beach goa is located 7 km from Panaji, in North Goa. It is a boat pier instead of a beach. This is a place where many blockbuster films were shot, one of them is ‘Singham’. Dona Paula also has some attractive goodies on display in the bustling marketplace outside the beach. The beach is a mix and match of adventurous water sports, romance and sparkling nightlife.

Forts of North Goa


  • Chapora Fort:- This fort was built in 1717 on the Chapora River. Due to the spectacular view, the famous film Dil Chahta Hai was shot here. From here you will get to see the magnificent view of Vagator Beach and the sunset sky looks thrilling from here at sunset. This fort is between Chapora and Vagator.
  • Sinquerim Fort:- Sinquerim Fort has a circular view which used to serve reference point for incoming and outgoing vessels. Sinquerim Fort is an eye-catching fort for the fans of history and for photography fanatic people. Standing tall on Sinquerimbeach, Sinquerim Fort can provide travellers with a spectacular view of the location.
  • Fort Aguada:- Situated in Candolim, a major tourist hub in North Goa. It is the biggest and best-preserved Portuguese fort in Goa and was built in 1612 under the guidance of an Italian architect. There is a lighthouse of 13 meter high storied within the fort which was built in 1864 and it is believed to be the first of its kind in Asia. This fort is divided into the two-part, upper and lower fort.
  • Reis Magos Fort:- This fort is one of the most well-maintained forts and it has beautiful architecture inside. Reis Magos Fort is located on the banks of the Mandovi river, has many beautiful views points of the Arabian Sea, and also this fort gives a lovely sunset view in the evening.

Churchrs In North Goa


  • The Church of Our Lady of Immaculate conception:- Goa is known for its churches and most of them are situated in old goa. This church is one of the most beautiful churches in Goa. The church is situated in the amazing surroundings of the typical Goan countryside giving it the look of a castle from a fairy tale. This church is located in Panjim Goa.
  • The Church Of Mae De Deus:- This church, built in the 19th century, is very attractive. This beautiful Mae De Deus church is situated 4.5 km from Calangute Beach.  The church also makes for a photographers dream canvas
  • Basilica of Bom Jesus Church:- This is famous throughout the roman catholic world because it houses the tomb and remains of st. Francis Xavier, Which is located in Goa at a distance of 8 km from Panjim, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was built by Goa’s Portuguese ruler. it is one of the oldest church in goa.
  • Church of our Lady of Mount:- Church Of Our Lady Of The Mount is a 16th-century church in Goa famous for its religious significance and picturesque location.
  • Se Cathedral:- This is the largest and oldest church in the world. It is located in Velha, Goa. This church is also known for its bell its the largest bell in Asia and its called the Golden Bell. It took around 80 years to fully constructed.

Water Fall North Goa


  • Dudh Sagar Water Fall:- One of the adventure place “Dudhsagar Waterfall” !! maximum tourist misses this site because it is in the interior part of goa. The water park is basically located on the Goa-Karnataka border. It is around 65 km from Vasco Da Gama. If you visit this amazing place you will feel your visit worth it. This waterfall is one of the biggest waterfalls in Goa. You can enjoy Dudhsagar more than Beaches.
  • Harvalem Waterfall:- Harvalem waterfall in Sanquelim Goa is a scenic and worth-visiting place, especially during the monsoon. It is in North Goa and about 31km from Panjim city. Harvalem waterfall is ideal for weekend family outing or picnic. Lifeguards will not allow you for swimming, it’s too deep but you, enjoy the fantastic view Surrounded by forest with your family and partner.
  • Savari waterfall:- Savari waterfall is located in Netravali in Sanguem taluka, east Goa. Once you reach the waterfall you will feel that it was totally worth it and the place is spectacular and with an excellent view. This waterfall will make you happy. You will also have a good adventure.
  • Charavane Waterfall:- This waterfall is also known as Agadacho Waterfall, is a very beautiful waterfall. It is located at Charavane in sattari taluka. This waterfall is located 57km away from Panaji city. Caravan, which lies at the base of the Chorla Ghat, is one such place to experience plentiful nature and generous milky waterfalls which spring to life during this season of the year. It’s an ideal place for people who love to go tracking.

Hindu Temples In North Goa

“Temple going is a purification of soul” –Mahatma Gandhi–


  • Maruti Temple:- Exploring a beautiful temple situated on the ALTINHO, (altinho is located at the centre of Panjim city it is one of the quietest areas in goa, you will get to see a very beautiful panoramic view of the entire city). But this beautiful temple in the evening rises with full light. This scene is really worth seeing in the evening. It is an orange temple with beautiful architecture, with a marvellous interior in the whole temple.
  • Shree Mangeshi Temple:- 450 years old Shri Mangeshi temple dedicated to shiv stands out with its simple and exquisitely elegant structure. There are a prominent Nandi bull and a beautiful seven-story deepstambha (lamp tower), which stands inside the temple complex. It is located 23 km from the Capital city of Goa.
  • Shanthadurga Temple:- Shri Shantadurga Temple is it is located at a distance of 30 km from Panaji, foothill of  Kavalem village in  Ponda, Goa. This temple is very beautiful structured, temple is dedicated to Shantadurga, the goddess who mediates between Vishnu and Shiva to stop the fierce fight between the two.
  • Shree Mahalaxmi Temple:- The Place with high Spiritual importance. It is one of the most visited places in Goa and an important pilgrimage site for Hindus.  This Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu’s consort Shree Mahalaxmi, it is located at a distance of 29 km from Panaji – Ponda.
  • Shri Saptakoteshwar Temple:- Holding an architectural beauty of the Mughal era, this temple in Goa captivates everyone’s heart through its beautiful craftsmanship. This temple was reconstructed by Shivaji Maharaj in the 17th century after surviving attacks by the Portuguese. The village of Narve is about 26 km from Panaji and can be contacted by an attractive route that requires a ferryboat from the island of Divar.

Museums In North Goa


  • Goa State Museum:- Goa State Museum is known for its rich culture and history. The State of Goa has got long ancient and artistic tradition. The State Museum of Goa is set up, with the aim of centralizing and preserving monuments, art objects and objects of cultural value, throwing light on the ancient historical and cultural traditions of Goa and presenting them thematically, so as to represent various characters of the Goan History and Culture.
  • Benz Celebrity Wax Museum:- The Benz Celebrity Wax Museum is an exciting interactive visitor attraction located in Goa. This quirky attraction features a wax museum with reasonably accurate figures of Hollywood and Bollywood celebrities, action heroes and sports stars. 9D cinema is the second attraction at Benz museum Dashing car & games are available for children. It has statues of many Hollywood movie stars & other famous Indians as well as worldwide household names including politicians, scientists, sportspersons.
  • Goa Science Center:- Goa Science Centre is a constituent unit of the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) functioning under the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India. For students, Goa Science Centre is a treasure of scientific information and a place to learn science in a nonformal way in an open environment. For common people visit Goa Science Centre means a thrilling, joyful & memorable experience. Goa Science Centre is a perfect place of edutainment for the entire family and among one of the latest tourist attractions of Goa.
  • Indian Naval Aviation Museum:- Get Woke up by the amazing collection of The Naval Aviation Museum where you can witness the true essence of the Military. This amazing museum is a must-visit tourist place in Goa and lies in the vicinity of Vasco da Gama. The museum has stunning outdoor and indoor exhibits where one can find decommissioned aircraft, weapons & arms, uniforms, vintage documents, and photographs.

Fun Things in North Goa

These are Other fun things Places you must do in Goa

  • Tito’s lane:- Tito’s is the most famous and popular nightlife place in Goa, offers Night club, music, bars & restaurants. It is located at North Goa at Baga Beach. Tito’s is one of the best places to enjoy the nighttime, full-on musical and feet keep tapping on the floor. There is always a party here, but on Saturday nights, the dance floor is on fire. Music and party lovers from all over the world come here to party.
  • Grand Island:- A trip starts with excitement and ends up with great memories. Best place for tourists those who are looking for some adventure. The Grand island trip is not only about the island visit but it is about the various refreshing water activities too. Once your journey starts, you will be welcomed by the lovely dolphins. This is a day trip which covers sightseeing, snorkelling, swimming & lunch on monkey island.  The only way to reach Ilha Grande is by sailing on a boat.
  • Anjuna Flea Market:-
  • club lpk:-
  • sinq club:-
  • Bondla wildlife sanctuary
  • Mhadei wildlife sanctuary
  • Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary

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