The state of Goa, India, is divided into two districts: North Goa and South Goa. North Goa district is bordered on the north by the Maharashtra districts of Kolhapur and Sindhudurg, on the east by the Karnataka district of Belgavi, on the south by the district of South Goa, and on the west by the Arabian Sea.
North Goa is home to several captivating experiences that will make your holiday worth remembering from serene hills with breath-taking views to numerous beaches. Goa is a popular tourist destination in India that many domestic as well as international tourists visit at least once a year. The tropical atmosphere and vibrant nightlife draw the majority of visitors to this area. North Goa is especially known for its famous restaurants, night spots, flea markets, forts and not to mention the expansive beach stretches.
Below are some of the top spots you should visit in your next visit to North Goa:
Vagator Beach: The crescent-shaped beach Vagator Beach is famous for Sunburn festival. One of the best North Goa attractions is the fractured rocks that surround the beach. Vagator Beach is known for its spectacular red cliffs, which are well worth a visit.
Anjuna Beach: This is one of the nicest beaches in North Goa, well-known for its weekly flea market and the breath-taking views it provides. One of the nicest things to do in North Goa is to stay near the beach and watch the amazing sunsets that this beach has to offer. If you want to go to one of the many parties that take place on the beach in North Goa at night, is one of the greatest spots to go.
Calangute: Looking to also do souvenir shopping and experience the Goa street markets? From showrooms of exquisite handicrafts from Indonesia, Tibet, and Kashmir to street markets selling beach wear and trinkets, Calangute is a must visit place for anyone looking to also shop during their Goa trip.
Candolim Beach: Candolim Beach is also one of the most well-known beaches in North Goa. It is one of the nicest spots to visit in North Goa, with a tranquil and peaceful beach. A big draw is the scrub-covered dunes in the back.
Fort Aguada: It is the most visited fort in Goa and is definitely worth a visit. Originally a Portuguese residence, Fort Aguada is now a jail. While you're here, don't miss the view from the lighthouse. Fort Aguada, one of the Portuguese's most cherished and important forts, spans the whole peninsula of Bardez's southern tip. You must visit this location to witness the breath-taking views of the Arabian Sea.
Temple of Bogdeshwara: Temple of Bogdeshwara, one of North Goa's most important temples, is a work of art in its own right and one of the most popular North Goa tourist destinations. Thousands of people visit this temple in the lush greenery to have their prayers heard. Every year in December or January, a fair called 'Zatra' is hosted at the temple as well.
Chapora Fort: Chapora Fort, another marvel of Portuguese design, is one of the best sites offering panaromic ocean views to visit in North Goa. Today's ruins were previously the site of a 150-year Portuguese reign. This location is worth visiting since it provides breath-taking views of the beaches of Anjuna and Vagator. It's a lovely location for photography and relaxing and learning a little of the Portuguese heritage.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your backpacks, and start planning for a trip to North Goa. During your Goa, you should consider Ginger Hotel Dona Paula and Ginger Hotel Panjim which are the best hotels to stay in North Goa. A lean luxe comfortable stay at Ginger Goa would be sure to make your trip even more worthwhile.