Goa is the ultimate vacation destination of the nation. Blessed with numerous mesmerizing beaches, places of historical/cultural interest, and wildlife centers, why Goa allures incalculable tourists every year. We’ve compiled a list of fascinating tourist attractions that you must visit when you are in Goa with your family.
Galgibaga Beach (NH17)
Located along the Talpona River along the Arabian Sea coast, Galgibaga beach is famed as one of the cleanest beaches of Goa. The shimmering silver are the nesting ground for the endangered Olive Ridley turtle. There are plenty of things that this beach has for you – enjoy authentic recipes from the hearth of the local restaurants along the beach serving fresh seafood, swimming, building sand castles, going for casual strolls and sunbathing.
Harvalem Falls, Sanquelim
Known for their scenic beauty, Harvalem Falls are one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Goa. Relatively secluded from rest of the state, they offer privacy and tranquility to those seeking to stay away from the public gaze. You can also make a detour to the famous Rudreshwar temple, which is devoted to Lord Shiva or the Arvalem caves (between 9.00 am to 1.00 pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm), which have been associated with the Buddhist monks and even the Pandyas. Another place located in close proximity is the Mayem Lake.
Cabo De Rama Fort, Cola
Located along the Mumbai – Cochin highway, the Cabo De Rama Fort offers splendid views of the ruins and old canons of the erstwhile Portuguese troops. Inside the fort, is the church of Santo Antonio. The stunning architecture leaves visitors spell-bound. It is surrounded by a river with shimmering emerald green water. You can enjoy a casual stroll along this river.
Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, Northeastern Goa
Situated along the foothills of Western Ghats, this popular destination offers a wide plethora of biodiversity. With rich animal life, this state is any photographer and nature lover’s paradise. Being the only zoo in Goa, it houses species such as Indian bison, Malabar giant squirrel and Indian peafowl. Jeep safaris, elephant rides, a walk along the botanical garden, there’s a lot that you can do here.
Chapora Fort, Bardez (10am-5pm)
Located along the Arabian Sea coast, this is the picture perfect location and is ideal to click selfies. The rugged walls of the fort, which have stood the test of time along with the enchanting view of the sea below have a magical effect upon the visitor. Since there’s a little bit of trekking involved, it is indeed a good idea to put on your hiking shoes. This is a good place to spend some quiet time.
Varca Beach, River Sal
Sparkling white sand, adventure sports activities, boat riding, white dolphins, inexpensive Goan seafood – this beach has a lot to offer to its visitors. The beach also has numerous night clubs where you can party all night and shake a leg to the beats of some of the most acclaimed DJs in town. Other attractions located in the proximity, include Fatrade Beach, the city of Madgaon and Mollem National Park.
While you are in Goa, you and your family can stay at Regenta Resort Varca Beach, Goa. Having 48 pool-facing Deluxe Rooms & Suites, services like complimentary Wi-Fi and two delectable dining options- Pinxx (All day Dinning) and Aqua Grill (Pool Side Restaurant), the hotel is an ideal location for you to unwind.