Goa has always been known for their pristine beaches with North Goa being the hub of tourist attractions and South Goa off-late carving a niche for itself by becoming an ideal spot for family getaways. But Goa is not just all about beaches -there are monuments of historical significance, Temples & Churches rich in heritage and wildlife sanctuaries along the Western Ghats.

If you are planning to visit Goa and are looking for a detailed itinerary for the places to visit in Goa, you have landed on the right page :). Goa is one of my favourite holiday destinations in India and I have put together a list of must visit places that you can cover during your week long stay.

Day-1 Itinerary:  Visit to – Fort Aguada, Calangute beach, Baga beach and Dinner at one of the well know restaurants around Baga

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Fort Aguada
  • Breakfast at the resort
  • 10:00 AM – Reach Fort Aguada
  • 11:00 AM – Leave fort Aguada and head towards Calangute beach
  • 11:30 AM – Reach Calangute beach
  • 2:00 PM – Have lunch at Calangute beach
  • 3:00 PM – Leave Calangute and head towards Baga beach
  • 4:00 PM – Reach Baga beach
  • 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM – enjoy water sports activities at the beach
  • 6:00 PM – Enjoy the sunset at one of the shacks
  • 10:00 PM onwards – head towards the famous night clubs at Goa.

For a detailed read up of the day’s itinerary, read my following blog

Day-2 Itinerary: Visit to – Vagator beach, Anjuna Beach, Chapora Fort and sunset at Arambol beach

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View of Anjuna and Vagator beaches from Chapora fort
  • Breakfast at the resort
  • 11:00 AM – Reach Anjuna Beach
  • 12:30 PM – Leave Anjuna and head for Vagator beach
  • 12:45 PM – Reach Vagator
  • 2:00 – 3:00 PM – Have lunch at Thalassa
  • 3:15 PM – Reach Chapora fort
  • 4:45 PM – leave Chapora fort for Arambol
  • 5:30 PM onwards – Reach Arambol and enjoy the sunset and hang out in a shack

For a detailed read up of the day’s itinerary, read my following blog

 

Day-3 Itinerary: Visit to – Bom Jesus Basilica and Se Cathedral, Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conceptio,  Miramar beach, Dona Paula

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Bom Jesus Basilica – A World Heritage Center

 

  • 9AM – Start the day
  • 10AM to 1PM – Visit Bom Jesus Basilica and Se Cathedral
  • 1:30PM to 2:30PM – Lunch at “Ritz Classic”, Panaji
  • 3:00PM to 4:00PM – Visit Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
  • 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM – Miramar beach
  • 5:30PM t0 7:00PM – Sunset at Dona Paula
  • 7:15PM to 8:30 PM – Dinner at “Mum’s Kitchen”, Panaji
  • 9:30 PM – Reach your resort

For a detailed read up of the day’s itinerary, read my following blog

 

Day-4 Itinerary: Visit to – Dudhsagar waterfalls and Mangeshi temple

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The seven storey “Deepastambha” – also know as the Lamp tower

 

  • 9:00 AM – Start the day
  • 9:00 AM to 11:30 PM – Drive to Dudhsagar falls
  • 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM – Visit Dudhsagar water falls
  • 3:00PM to 4:30PM – Drive from Dudhsagar falls to Mangeshi temple
  • 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM – Visit Mangeshi temple
  • 5:30PM t0 7:00PM – Drive from Mangeshi temple to your resort in North Goa
  • 7:00 PM – Reach your resort

For a detailed read up of the day’s itinerary, read my following blog

 

Day-5 Itinerary: Visit to South Goa beach – Palolem beach, Agonda beach, Majorda & Utorda Beaches, Benaulim & Colva beaches, Mobor beach

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The Pristine South Goa beaches
  • 8:30 AM – Leave your resort
  • 11 AM – Reach Palolem – (assuming that you are camping in North Goa). If you are staying in South Goa, you should be able to reach at around 10:00 AM.

 

Palolem beach

Palolem is one of the must visit beaches in South Goa. It is located at the southmost tip of Goa and infact is closer from Karwar than from North Goa or Panjim. The beach is crescent shaped and is pretty shallow. During low tide you can walk through waist deep water and the calmness of the water makes this a paradise for tourists who are looking for a good swim under the sun. The entire landscape around the beach is lined with towering coconut palms, which makes this beach that much more picturesque.

Agonda Beach

Agonda beach is very close to Palolem beach – around 10 kilometres north of Palolem. It will take you around 20 minutes to drive from Palolem to Agonda beach. The beach looks pretty similar to the Palolem beach, except for the huge crimson red boulders that grace the southern tip of this beach. The beach is also the nesting place for the endangered ridley turtle.

Majorda & Utorda Beaches

Utorda beach is one of the remote beaches in Goa which have not yet been commercialized to that extent. It can also be considered as one of the most amazing and cleanest beaches in South Goa. There are 2 other famous beaches located near Utorda beach – Majorda in the south and Arossim in the north. There is a very narrow river (well more like a stream) which basically separates these beaches. This stretch of beach has one of the best white sand beaches in Goa. The sand here is very fine in texture and of dazzling light colour. The sea here is relatively calmer and thus makes is enjoyable for a swim

Benaulim & Colva beaches

Benaulim beach is widely regarded as the Sun-lover’s paradise and attracts loads of tourists during the peak season. It is a sight to visit this place during the peak season, as the entire place is buzzing with activity. There will be no dearth of sun beds and you will find any adventure junkies trying their hand on water sports activities like parasailing, boat riding, jet skiing and bike rides.

Mobor beach

Mobor beach is one of the hidden gems located to the south of the Covelossim beach – honestly, you will not  know where the Covelossim beach ends and Mobor beach starts. As the beach is located in a remote location, not many tourist take the pain of driving down to this beach. You might not find this beach being called out in many websites as this beach is not yet commercialized.

For a detailed read up of the day’s itinerary, read my following blog

 

Day-6 Itinerary: Relaxing in your resort and a quick visit to the near by shops to buy some goodies back home.

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For a detailed read up of the day’s itinerary, read my following blog

 

As the sun starts to go down over the blue Arabian waters and your vacation comes to an end, you should feel rejuvenated and relaxed. Goa offers each and every traveller the same serenity and beauty that would leave an everlasting impression. The friendly people and the cultural diversity are the icing on top of the cake, which ensure that you will visit this place again and again!

 

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