Offbeat Attractions in Goa

Offbeat Attractions in Goa

Top Offbeat Attractions in Goa recommended by travellers



  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
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Dona Paula Beach, Panjim
Rank 3
Ranked 3 of 508
Places to Visit in Goa
Average Rating
5.7 / 7 1
60 Ratings & 40 Reviews
Dona Paula Beach is located 7 km west of Panjim in North Goa District. Surrounded by several casuarina groves and palm trees, the beach is famous for the varied legends attached with it. One such legend involves the daughter of the Portuguese Viceroy of Jaffnapatnam, Paula... Read More »
"Beware of crabs"Nov 12, 2017 "Excellent location"Nov 17, 2016
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  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
99%
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Largo da Igreja, Panjim
Rank 96
Ranked 96 of 508
Places to Visit in Goa
Average Rating
6.0 / 7 1
5 Ratings & 2 Reviews
Largo da Igreja is the main square in the city that is located behind the Secretariat. Read More »
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
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Raj Bhavan, Bambolim
Rank 165
Ranked 165 of 508
Places to Visit in Goa
Average Rating
7.0 / 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
Raj Bhavan is known as the Official Residence of the Governor of Goa and is situated around 7.4 km from Bambolim in Panaji. It is located on the confluence of two perennial rivers, Mandovi and Zuari that form the rim of the water space.   Legend states that during the... Read More »
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
99%
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Rachol Seminary, Margao
Rank 171
Ranked 171 of 508
Places to Visit in Goa
Average Rating
6.3 / 7 1
2 Ratings & 2 Reviews
Rachol Seminary is the diocesan major seminary of the Primatial Catholic Archdiocese of Goa and Daman. It is popularly known as the Patriarchal Seminary of Rachol and is located about 7 km away from Margao. This seminary was built in 1580 and was converted into a Diocesan... Read More »
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
Secretariat, Panjim
Rank 180
Ranked 180 of 508
Places to Visit in Goa
Average Rating
6.8 / 7 1
6 Ratings & 1 Review
Secretariat is 16th century Palace of Goa that is situated along the side of the river in Panjim. This is the oldest structure, which at once used to be the palace of a Muslim ruler, Adil Shah, a Sultan of Bijapur. In 1759, this palace was converted as an official residence of... Read More »
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
Spice Farm, Ponda
Rank 190
Ranked 190 of 508
Places to Visit in Goa
Average Rating
7.0 / 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
Another major attraction of this place is the Tropical Spice Farm. It takes around 45 minutes to see the entire farm. Read More »
"Fall in love with plants"Jan 19, 2016
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  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
Margao, Varca
Rank 229
Ranked 229 of 508
Places to Visit in Goa
Average Rating
3.3 / 7 1
3 Ratings & 1 Review
Margao, also known as Moddganv or Margaon, is the second largest city and commercial capital of Goa. Located in the Salcete taluka, the city serves as the administrative headquarters of South Goa District. Tourists to Margao can visit City Hall, Municipal Garden, Narcinva D.... Read More »
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
99%
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Fresh Water Springs, Canacona
Rank 270
Ranked 270 of 508
Places to Visit in Goa
Average Rating
5.0 / 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
Fresh Water Springs are mainly situated at Puroner and Gogel. The water springs in Puroner is located at the property of Prabhu Gaonkar family and is used for irrigation purposes. These water springs also possess some medicinal value that can cure certain diseases. Similarly,... Read More »
"Nice to visit"May 1, 2015
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Vasco da Gama, Mormugao
Rank 278
Ranked 278 of 508
Places to Visit in Goa
Average Rating
5.5 / 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
Vasco da Gama City, earlier known as Sambhaji, has been named after Vasco da Gama, who discovered the sea route to India. It is one of the largest commercial and industrial cities in the state. The city was acquired by the Portuguese in 1543 and was considered to be one of the... Read More »
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99%
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Goa Science Centre, Caranzalem
Rank 284
Ranked 284 of 508
Places to Visit in Goa
Average Rating
5.3 / 7 1
8 Ratings & 4 Reviews
Goa Science Centre is an important tourist site in Caranzalem, which is situated on the New Marine Highway that connects Miramar and Panaji. It is a main division of the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), a unique project setup by the Ministry of Culture. The main aim... Read More »
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  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
National Oceanography Institute, Dona Paula
Rank 303
Ranked 303 of 508
Places to Visit in Goa
The National Oceanography Institute is a research institute established for the purpose of studying marine biology and oceanography. This institute was established in the year 1960 for marine ecology research. The Marine Biology Museum and the Taxonomy Reference Centre located... Read More »
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  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
The Secretariat, Candolim Beach
Rank 309
Ranked 309 of 508
Places to Visit in Goa
Average Rating
5.2 / 7 1
5 Ratings
The Secretariat in Panaji is located at a distance of about 11.5 km from Candolim Beach. It is considered to be one of the oldest buildings of Goa, which has the State Legislative Assembly of Goa. This place was once a palace to the Muslim ruler Adil Shah of Bijapur. It was... Read More »
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  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre, Arambol
Rank 310
Ranked 310 of 508
Places to Visit in Goa
Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre was established in 1985 by Anand Sagar, a student of BKS Iyengar. The centre offers several yoga and meditation courses, as per the requirements of the visitors. Courses offered include basic yoga classes, yoga classes for a week, intensive yoga... Read More »
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  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
Mormugao Harbour, Majorda Beach
Rank 347
Ranked 347 of 508
Places to Visit in Goa
Mormugao Harbour is one of the natural harbours, which signified Portuguese maritime supremacy in the 17th century and is served by the Mandovi and Zuari rivers. The harbour handles passenger and cargo ships along with mineral ore, petroleum, coal and international containers.... Read More »
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
Parra, Vagator
Rank 358
Ranked 358 of 508
Places to Visit in Goa
Parra is a rural area surrounded by Saligao, Mapusa and Arpora towns. It is famous for cashew plantation, sweet potatoes, watermelons and evergreen chillies. The Anjuna Beach, Calangute Beach and Baga Beach can be easily reached from Parra. Read More »
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  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
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