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North Goa – The Surreal Beauty (Part II)

Once you are in Goa, the endless journey of exploring the city continues and you may “nd yourself drawn towards the magni”centvisual treat it o%ers with the overwhelming scenic beauty of beaches, historical monuments, churches, forts and more. Headingfrom South Goa to upward north, the entire coastline is loaded with abundantly marvelous places to visit. The southern part ofGoa stretches from Vasco da Gama city to the Polem beach down-south. While North Goa range includes centrally placed Panaji toQuerim beach.Featured Image: Raja Singh, Find Instagram hereCheck out few favorite places of North GoaDona Paula – Named after late legend Dona Paula whose black stone statue bejeweled this village which is a major touristattraction in Panaji. Two rivers namely, Mandovi and Zuari meet the Arabian Sea here, over-viewing Mormugao harbor. It canbe reached by ferry service which operates in several parts of Goa around the rivers where bridges are absent. Raj Bhavan, PREVIOUS POSTNEXT POST Forts – North Goa is a land of ruined old fortsThese are just the abstracts of few attracted places of Goa. What are your favorite places in Goa, share your stories in thecomment box below.You must enjoy reading beauty of South GoaBEACH LIFE IN INDIA EXPLORE THE BEACHES GOA TOURISM NORTH GOASHARE  2         the residence of Goa’s Governor is situated at the extreme top of Dona Paula Bay. The Dona Paula View Point on the lowerpart o%ers indescribable experience amidst the sea. Enjoy water sports, shop, eat or swim at Dona Paula Beach. Otherattractions include Marine Biology Museum, Taxonomy Reference Center, National Institute of Water Sports, Goa UniversityLibrary, Goa Science Centre and Planetarium and few parks alongside.Panaji – Panaji or Panjim is the capital of Goa, rests on the bank of Mandovi river at one side and hosting extremely cleanMiramar Beach and Caranzalem Beach towards the Arabian Sea. Old Goa lies within Panaji having UNESCO World HeritageSite. Panaji comprises some of the highly admired 15 to 20 churches, adorned with wall art and eye-catching paintings suchas Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, Se Cathedral, Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Church of Saint John,Basilica of Bom Jesus where mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier are resting.Casino Gaming – Goa is one of the places in the country, where casino games are legally played. Several Casinos are locatedon the o%shores of Mandovi river where you can unwind playing several games or enjoy entertainment shows, live music,dances, “ne dining restaurants, bars, etc

Forts – North Goa is a land of ruined old fortsThese are just the abstracts of few attracted places of Goa. What are your favorite places in Goa, share your stories in thecomment box below.You must enjoy reading beauty of South GoaBEACH LIFE IN INDIA EXPLORE THE BEACHES GOA TOURISM NORTH GOASHARE  2         the residence of Goa’s Governor is situated at the extreme top of Dona Paula Bay. The Dona Paula View Point on the lowerpart o%ers indescribable experience amidst the sea. Enjoy water sports, shop, eat or swim at Dona Paula Beach. Otherattractions include Marine Biology Museum, Taxonomy Reference Center, National Institute of Water Sports, Goa UniversityLibrary, Goa Science Centre and Planetarium and few parks alongside.Panaji – Panaji or Panjim is the capital of Goa, rests on the bank of Mandovi river at one side and hosting extremely cleanMiramar Beach and Caranzalem Beach towards the Arabian Sea. Old Goa lies within Panaji having UNESCO World HeritageSite. Panaji comprises some of the highly admired 15 to 20 churches, adorned with wall art and eye-catching paintings suchas Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, Se Cathedral, Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Church of Saint John,Basilica of Bom Jesus where mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier are resting.Casino Gaming – Goa is one of the places in the country, where casino games are legally played. Several Casinos are locatedon the o%shores of Mandovi river where you can unwind playing several games or enjoy entertainment shows, live music,dances, “ne dining restaurants, bars, etc.Enigmatic Beaches – North Goa beaches are more commercialized and loaded with tourists. Mounted shacks, restaurants,and hotels behind providing yummy food and authentic Goan cuisine. The beaches appear crowded during winters, o%eringwater sports, parasailing, scuba diving, bungee jumping, ?yboarding, swimming, jet skiing, boating, etc. Prominent beachesconsist of Calangute, Baga, Vagator, Anjuna, Ashwem, Arambol, Mandrem, etc. that need no introduction as they are thehighlights of north Goa. Anjuna Flea Market alongside Anjuna Beach is perfect for shopping for clothes, footwear, accessories,artifacts, decoration pieces, electronics good, handmade items, etc. Morjim beach is famous for being the nesting ground forolive ridley sea turtles who visit every year between November to February.Reis Magos Fort was used as a prison, surrounded with green palm trees, it gets you sweeping views amongst the Mandoviriver. It is now converted as a cultural center.Aguada Fort rests on the Mandovi river along with an abundant lighthouse. It is well preserved, huge and peaceful.Sinquerim Fort is in the interim village and stands tall in between the waters of Sinquerim beach. Visit Sinquerim fort ridingbye-lanes and alleys preferably at night, feel the chill when water splashes over you with every high tidal wave. Please yourtummy with delicious food at several restaurants and hotels around the Sequirim or go shopping. Let your foot tap on musicplayed at Sinq Night Club’s and quench your thirst at its outdoor bar.Chapora Fort has been a part of a few movies. Indeed, this is the ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ fort facing the sea, standing tall at a greatheight, where you can reach atop by walking steep paths

South Goa – Heaven for Beach lovers (Part I)

Goa, Goa Beach, Goa hotels, Goa weather, Goa ight from Delhi, Goa places to visit, goa visiting places, Goa temperature, GoaCasino, Goa airport.Goa – the very thought of word Goa itself can take you to the picturesque surreal beaches and enigmatic aroma of a cool breeze.Isn’t it? Goa is heaven for people who craves to be on sandy beaches, enjoy water sports, binge on yummy seafood, plush greensurroundings or just to relax with scenic views on vacation. Beauti.ed by traditional churches, forts, historical places, monuments,museums, and endless tourist attractions.Goa ight from DelhiWell, I have been to Goa a few times and have enjoyed each and every bit of it. There is cheap Goa ight from Delhi starting at Rs3500 onwards and it hardly takes 2.30 hours to reach from Delhi. Sorry, no cab service apps like Uber and Ola operate in Goa sofar, only good old monopolistic taxi runs by burning holes in your pocket

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