Tourist Places in Goa

Sightseeing and Attractions in Goa

Goa Tourist Places



  • Type: Church
94%
voted as clean
Basilica of Bom Jesus, Panjim
Rank 1
Ranked 1 of 508
Places to Visit in 6 Goa
Average Rating
5.9 / 7 1
60 Ratings & 43 Reviews
Basilica of Bom Jesus, often called as Basilica of Good Jesus, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Possessing the example of Baroque architecture, the church is India’s first minor basilica named after infant Jesus. Holding the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier, the... Read More »
"Goa's most famous church"Feb 13, 2017 "Divine!"Feb 11, 2017
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  • Type: Historic Place
75%
voted as clean
Old Goa, Panjim
Rank 2
Ranked 2 of 508
Places to Visit in 6 Goa
Average Rating
5.8 / 7 1
114 Ratings & 60 Reviews
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  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
80%
voted as clean
Dona Paula Beach, Panjim
Rank 3
Ranked 3 of 508
Places to Visit in 6 Goa
Average Rating
5.7 / 7 1
59 Ratings & 39 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 »
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  • Type: Beach
74%
voted as clean
Baga Beach, Calangute
Rank 5
Ranked 5 of 508
Places to Visit in 3 Goa
Average Rating
5.9 / 7 1
522 Ratings & 310 Reviews
Baga Beach, which is an extension of Calangute Village, is one of the most popular beaches in Goa. Characteristic of brown sand and Baga Creek, this beach is thronged by tourists all year round. Located just 3 km north of the crowded Calangute Beach, the Baga Beach is famous... Read More »
  • Type: Beach
88%
voted as clean
Agonda Beach, Palolem
Rank 5
Ranked 5 of 508
Places to Visit in 4 Goa
Average Rating
6.2 / 7 1
36 Ratings & 21 Reviews
The Agonda Beach is about 12 km from the region of Palolem and it is a clear water beach. The beach is popular as a picnic spot, but not many accommodation options are available here, which is why travelers have to look for stay options at Palolem. Read More »
"Agonda Beach"Aug 2, 2016 "Turquoise and blue water"Mar 20, 2016
  • Type: Beach
99%
voted as clean
Arambol beach, Arambol
Rank 6
Ranked 6 of 508
Places to Visit in 7 Goa
Average Rating
6.3 / 7 1
32 Ratings & 22 Reviews
Arambol Beach, which is also known as Harmal Beach, is one of the most famous beaches in North Goa. This beach lies between Mandrem and Kalacha beach, which respectively lie towards south and north. The beach is basically a 16 km long stretch of soft white sand.  ... Read More »
"Nice and clean beach"Dec 6, 2016 "Destressing"Nov 12, 2016
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  • Type: Beach
70%
voted as clean
Calangute Beach, Calangute
Rank 7
Ranked 7 of 508
Places to Visit in 3 Goa
Average Rating
5.9 / 7 1
792 Ratings & 522 Reviews
Calangute Beach is one of the busiest and most commercialised beaches in North Goa and is thus described as the ‘Queen of Beaches’. It stretches 7 km along the Arabian Sea and offers tourist an opportunity to enjoy different activities like sailing, water surfing,... Read More »
"Croud by people"Apr 8, 2017 "Calangute Beach"Mar 27, 2017
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  • Type: Beach
91%
voted as clean
Palolem Beach, Canacona
Rank 8
Ranked 8 of 508
Places to Visit in 7 Goa
Average Rating
6.2 / 7 1
36 Ratings & 24 Reviews
Palolem Beach is mainly a white sandy beach which is located at around 2 km west of Chaudi. This beach is 37 km away from Margao and is known for its crescent shape. It is popular among travellers for dolphin cruises and fishing trips. Palolem Beach is a fresh water beach... Read More »
"Clean Beach"Jun 27, 2017 "Hello"May 1, 2017
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  • Type: Beach
92%
voted as clean
Vagator Beach, Vagator
Rank 9
Ranked 9 of 508
Places to Visit in 5 Goa
Average Rating
6.0 / 7 1
103 Ratings & 71 Reviews
Vagator Beach is known for the red-cliffs and two fresh water springs. The beach is segregated into two, the Big Vagator Beach and the Little Vagator or Ozran Beach. Along the beach side, there are various stalls available that sell clothes, soft drinks, snacks and trinkets.... Read More »
"Good beach"1 month ago "Best in Goa"2 months ago
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  • Type: Beach
78%
voted as clean
Mobor Beach, Cavelossim-Mobor
Rank 10
Ranked 10 of 508
Places to Visit in 7 Goa
Average Rating
5.9 / 7 1
25 Ratings & 13 Reviews
Mobor Beach is located at about 16 km to the south of the Colva Beach, near the end of the Salsette coastline. This coastline is the point where Sal River flows into the Arabian Sea. It is situated in proximity to the Mobor Beach. Travellers can reach this place by taxis, auto... Read More »
"Beautiful and clean Beach"Nov 7, 2016 "Good place to visit"Aug 26, 2016
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  • Type: Fort
82%
voted as clean
Reis Magos Fort, Panjim
Rank 11
Ranked 11 of 508
Places to Visit in 6 Goa
Average Rating
6.0 / 7 1
35 Ratings & 16 Reviews
Reis Magos Fort was built in 1551 by Sultan Adil Shah. Located on a strategic location, the church is situated in the fort that is frequently visited by travellers visiting Calangute and Candolim beaches. In 1760, the fort was rebuilt by Portuguese rulers to protect their... Read More »
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  • Type: Beach
99%
voted as clean
Cavelossim Beach, Cavelossim-Mobor
Rank 12
Ranked 12 of 508
Places to Visit in 7 Goa
Average Rating
5.8 / 7 1
15 Ratings & 10 Reviews
Cavelossim Beach is known for its soft white sands, dotted black lava rocks and clean surroundings. It is one of the quietest beaches in Goa, which is full of beach shacks that offer seafood and diverse Goan dishes. Tourists can also visit the numerous food joints at this... Read More »
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  • Type: Beach
86%
voted as clean
Colva Beach, Varca
Rank 13
Ranked 13 of 508
Places to Visit in 5 Goa
Average Rating
6.1 / 7 1
54 Ratings & 35 Reviews
Colva Beach is located at a distance of around 11 km from Varca and is considered to be one of the largest beaches in the world. Situated on the western side of Margao, the beach stretches over 25 km and is covered with white sands. Dotted with coconut palms, the beach is... Read More »
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
99%
voted as clean
Baga Retreat House, Calangute
Rank 14
Ranked 14 of 508
Places to Visit in 3 Goa
Average Rating
5.5 / 7 1
60 Ratings & 15 Reviews
Baga Retreat House is dedicated to Saint Francis Xavier. Often called as the Casa de Retiros, this retreat house overlooks the Arabian Sea and the village. Located at Baga hilltop, this retreat house can be accessed by motor bikes and scooters from the Baga Beach. Read More »
  • Type: Beach
89%
voted as clean
Bambolim Beach, Bambolim
Rank 14
Ranked 14 of 508
Places to Visit in 8 Goa
Average Rating
6.4 / 7 1
20 Ratings & 12 Reviews
Bambolim Beach is situated around 3.3 km from the village. Activities like jet skiing, scuba diving, beach volleyball and parasailing can be enjoyed at this beach. Besides, tourists can try hand at cricket and tennis at this beach. Facilities like health club and a multi... Read More »
"Decent Beach"Mar 13, 2016 "Best Beach"Jan 20, 2016
  • Type: Beach
80%
voted as clean
Mandrem Beach, Mandrem
Rank 15
Ranked 15 of 508
Places to Visit in 9 Goa
Average Rating
6.8 / 7 1
9 Ratings & 7 Reviews
Mandrem Beach, situated near Ashwem and Arambol beaches, is an isolated beach in the Pernem Taluka. There are many casuarina trees alongside this beach that are home to white-bellied fish eagles. The beach is also famous for the endangered olive ridley turtles. The nearby... Read More »
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  • Type: Church
89%
voted as clean
Church of St. Alex, Calangute
Rank 16
Ranked 16 of 508
Places to Visit in 3 Goa
Average Rating
5.6 / 7 1
121 Ratings & 31 Reviews
Church of St. Alex, which was founded by Franciscans, is popular among tourists for its architectural beauty. The church features two towers, altars and a white dome, which can be seen from the entrance. This church was originally founded in 1595, which makes it one of the... Read More »
"Awesome"Feb 23, 2017 "A very nice church"Apr 7, 2016
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  • Type: Beach
80%
voted as clean
Varca Beach, Varca
Rank 17
Ranked 17 of 508
Places to Visit in 5 Goa
Average Rating
6.2 / 7 1
34 Ratings & 23 Reviews
Varca Beach is located on the west coastal line of India in the south of Goa. Dolphin watching is a popular activity here. Covering a stretch of around 10 km, this beach has black lava rocks on its shore. There are traditional palm-thatched roofs and wooden boats near the... Read More »
"Quiet and clean beach"Sep 17, 2016 "A white sandy beach"Aug 9, 2016
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  • Type: Fort
99%
voted as clean
Fort Aguada, Sinquerim
Rank 19
Ranked 19 of 508
Places to Visit in 5 Goa
Average Rating
6.5 / 7 1
9 Ratings & 9 Reviews
Fort Aguada was built in the early 16th century, during the time of the Portuguese rule in Goa. The fort was constructed with an aim to protect Goa from the attacks of neighbouring kingdoms. The fort is a fine example of colonial architecture. The fort has a citadel, which has... Read More »
"Awesome"3 months ago "Fort Aguada .. Visit with Dil Chahta..."Jul 14, 2016
  • Type: Beach
56%
voted as clean
Benaulim Village and Beach, Colva
Rank 21
Ranked 21 of 508
Places to Visit in 3 Goa
Average Rating
5.7 / 7 1
96 Ratings & 52 Reviews
Benaulim Village and Beach are among most frequent tourist places, located 2 km south of Colva. The sight is also a revered place for the Hindus and the Christians of region of Goa. According to the Hindu legend, this was the place where an arrow shot by Lord Parshuram landed... Read More »
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Goa is mostly preferred by travellers. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Goa is, however, mostly preferred by Couple, Group. The best season or months to visit places in Goa. There are 508 tourist places in Goa, which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Goa can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travellers need to stay in Goa for 2 days to 3 days.
Travellers can also download HolidayIQ.com's Goa Travel Guide to learn about places to visit in Goa, browse through photos & pictures, explore Goa using a map, and read sightseeing reviews. Recently reviewed tourist attractions in Goa, which are great places to visit, are Goa, Oasis Beach, Goa State Museum, Colva Beach, Sernabatim Beach, Sunset Beach, Goa International Airport, Chapora Beach, Tomb Of St. Francis Xavier, Cola Beach. Goa can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.

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