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Places To Visit In Goa: The Ultimate Checklist

This article originally appeared on LifenCruise

Goa is popularly known as the party destination of India. Known for its beaches, some amazing sea food, hearty people and world heritage architecture, it is the place to be and attracts tourists from all across the globe.

Mid of September to the first week of November is the best time to visit Goa, as the prices are low and the rains are over. You will easily find an accommodation; rented bikes are available in abundance and are best for local transport.

Let’s look at some of the places which you cannot miss out when in Goa next time.

Food and Party:

1. Britto’s is one of the most popular food shacks in Goa and if you ask anyone among your friend/family who have been to Goa, they will vouch for the amazing food they have to offer.  Online portals like tripadvisor and zomato will also tell you the same.

2. Cohiba’s is located near Sinquerim (about 16 kms from Panji); is a truly happening place. They know their food, cocktails, music and hospitality really well. Not known to many people, it’s an amazing place for a fun evening.

3. Curlie’s: The beach shack is known for some of the finest feni and sea food you could get in Bangalore. Curlie’s is a yes for a lazy chilled Sunday in Goa.


1. Baga Beach: If you are visiting Goa for the first time and have a heart for water sports. You will love the variety of water sports here. Para sailing, bumpy water ride, banana ride, jet skiing and more to give you your load of adrenalin rush.

2. There are about 35 beaches in Goa and all of them have their own charm and beauty. Take time, travel, explore and I am sure you will fall in love with all of them.

3. Dona Paula and Palolem: Not so commercialized, Dona Paula and Palolem beache are in the Southern part of Goa. Tranquillity and peace and a soothing aura is what will attract you to visit them everytime you come to Goa.

Culture and Heritage:

1. Aguada Fort: One among the most haunted places in India. Fort Aguada is always a yes to be revisited. The washrooms outside are so scary that I couldn’t even pee properly. I leave the rest of it to your own discovery.

2. Basilica of Bom Jesus: A UNESCO world heritage site, the church is located in old Goa, which was the capital of Goa in early days of Portuguese rule. It’s more than 400 years old and is open for public every day.

Goa has a enough for everyone’s appetite, you just need to find the right place for your hunger.

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