How To Reach Goa
Situated south of the state of Maharashtra and west of Karnataka,this small state is a World famous tourist destination in India.Goa is famous not only for its sandy beaches but also for its beautiful churches,museums,fascinating waterfalls and historical forts.The mind-blowing beaches and churches in Goa are famous not only in India but all over the world.
Goa is located at a distance of 2000 Km from Delhi,1300 km from Gujarat,600 Km from Mumbai and 260 Km from Karnataka.Around 4-5 lakh foreigners visit Goa every year.It is well known for its famous beaches,flea markets,Forts,Coastlines, Clubs, Shacks,Museum,and many other exciting places.
The best time to visit Goa is between October to May when the weather is perfect and clear with sparkling sea.Water sports ,like scuba diving,parasailing,banana ride ,jet skiing,speed boating,fly boarding ,etc. are open to visitors during this month.
Monsoon is also best time to visit Goa. When Goa comes in your mind ,first you think about beaches, shacks, Right? Most of the people avoid to visit Goa in rainy season.They have no idea what Goa looks like in the rainy season.They don’t know what they’re missing.The cool climate,lush greenery,and breathtaking beaches will surely give you a unique experience that you will never forget in your life.
Let’s take a look at these wonderful places to visit in Goa which will force you to come back again and again:
I’ m here to help you,how to plan your Goa trip.The state is divided as south Goa and North Goa.There are total 30 to 35 beaches are present in Goa which tempts everyone with its classy look.But once you get here,you will notice a difference between the beaches in North Goa and the beaches in South Goa.The beaches in North Goa are very famous and are always crowded with tourist.North Goa is also famous for its nightlife.The beaches in south Goa are less crowded compare to the beaches in North Goa.But if you are looking for absolute peace then this place is perfect destination for spending holidays.This scenic spot is blessed with many exciting places which attracts every tourist and compels them to come back again and again.
Best Places to visit in north Goa:
Baga Beach is one of the most popular and tourist destination in North Goa.It is one of the most crowded beach in North Goa. Baga is famous for it’s nightlife and water sports activities.
Baga and Calangute lies in straight line and distance between them is about 700-800 m. It also offers you different water sport activities.
A trip to Goa is totally incomplete without exploring this amazing spot.Trust me,if you are going to visit Goa,never forget to visit this amazing place,this beach will give you a feel like you’re in heaven.
Candolim beach is one of the cleanest beach in north Goa.It is located near to the Calangute beach.
Anjuna beach is famous for it’s flea market.The flea market is open on every wednesday.It is the best place for shopping, where you can buy beautiful jewelry,handbags,shoes,cloths,home decore items,spices,Tibetan jewelry,and many little stuffs.
Aguada fort was built by the Portuguese rulers in 1612.Aguada is Portuguese word which means ‘fresh water’.From this concept,fort got its name ”Aguada”.
Vagator beach is one of the finest beach in north Goa.Vagator beach is less crowded compared to other beaches.It is best spot to view the sunset.
8.Our Lady Of The Immaculate Conception Church:
The Our Lady Of The Immaculate Conception Church is located in Panjim,Goa.This church is one of the first built church in Goa in 1541.The bell at the church is second largest church bell in Goa.
Churches To Visit In Old Goa:
1.Bom jesus Basilica:
3.Church of St.francis:
4.Church of Our Lady Of The Rosary:
5.Church Of St. Cajetan:
6.Church Of Our Lady Of The Mount:
7.Ruins Of The Church of st.Augustine:
8.Convent And Church of St.John:
How To Reach:
You can simply refer NH-66 National Highway of india to reach Goa.NH-66 National Highway is cuts through total five states of India.The National Highway(NH-66) passes through five states namely
Maharashtra,Goa,Karnataka,kerala and Tamil Nadu.You can easily reach Goa by this NH-66 National Highway.
Another option is NH-48 National Highway.If you are coming from Delhi,Rajasthan and Gujarat,then you can simply prefer NH-48 National Highway of India to reach Goa.NH-48 National Highway is cuts through total seven states of India.
The National Highway (NH-48) passes through Delhi,Haryana,Rajasthan,Gujarat,Maharashtra,Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.And once you come to Maharashtra,you can easily reach Goa by taking NH-66 National Highway.
If you are planning to spend your holiday in south Goa then you have to get off at Madgaon or Kulem station & if you would like to visit North Goa then you have to get off at Thivim station.Because Thivim station is nearest station to North Goa.Baga beach is about 13-14 km from Thivim station. According to your plan you have to decide at which station you have to get off.
From Thivim station about 5-10 min. of walking distance you will get city bus to mapusa. From mapusa you will easily get buses to baga. As there is no direct buses to reach baga.
city bus charges : (per person)
Thivim to mapusa:20-30 ₹
Mapusa to Baga:30-40 ₹
If you want to book cab or take a taxi at thivim station it will be very costly .They cost you about 500-600Rs to baga.
With my personal experience i would like to suggest you to take city bus instead of taxi or auto.
Dabolim Airport is the nearest airport in Goa.it is located at a distance of 25 km from Panaji,From airport you can take cab to reach your destination.
From Delhi: 2000 Km
From Gujarat: 1400 Km
From Mumbai: 600 Km
From Karnataka: 300 Km
From Kerala: 700 Km
From Tamil Nadu: 900 Km
Dudhsagar waterfall is one of the most famous tallest waterfall in India.It is India’s fifth tallest waterfall having 310 m height and 30 m width.It is situated in the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and on the Goa-Karnataka border.When water falls it feels like we are entering in the Heaven.Seeing the white water falling down,it seemse like Milk is falling to the Earth,So it also named as ‘Sea of Milk’.(Dudh-Milk,Sagar-sea)