Goa – Treebo Blog https://www.treebo.com/blog Tue, 13 Oct 2020 14:37:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.4 The Complete Guide To Mumbai to Goa Road Trip https://www.treebo.com/blog/mumbai-to-goa-road-trip/ https://www.treebo.com/blog/mumbai-to-goa-road-trip/#comments Fri, 31 Aug 2018 10:26:48 +0000 https://www.treebo.com/blog/?p=28304 All travel enthusiasts have heard that Goa is a very desirable destination, and this land of beaches is less than 600 kilometres to Mumbai, by road. A road ...

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All travel enthusiasts have heard that Goa is a very desirable destination, and this land of beaches is less than 600 kilometres to Mumbai, by road. A road trip from Mumbai to Goa is very special because the journey itself is as important as the destination, with its views of the mesmerizing beauty and amazing magnificence of the Western Ghats. It is one of the best road trips in India that one must experience at least once!

Let us take you on a trip through two beautiful routes for a road trip from Mumbai to Goa and back, and tell you a bit about what you can see along the way..

Best Time to Visit

December and January are considered the best and busiest months for Goa and a trip can’t be planned at that time without prior reservations and advance planning. If you are averse to being a part of large crowds, you may plan your visit between February and June or between October and December.

The monsoon season brings a lull to Goa and actually leaves the beaches empty and brings the prices also down. But the road between Mumbai and Goa may pose a challenge to you in the rains, so it’s all really a matter of anticipation, planning and preparing.

How to Get There

By Flight

There are many flights that depart from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport to Goa’s Dabolim Airport daily.

By Train

You can take the Madgaon Express from the CST Railway Station or the LT Double Decker Train from the Lokmanya Tilak Junction in Kurla.

By Road

The most enjoyable way to get to Goa from Mumbai is by road. There are many routes to take, you can pick the one that is most convenient to you.

Route Options

These are the best routes to take on a road trip to Goa from Mumbai:-

Route 1: NH 48 Route

Route Map: Panvel-Lonavala-Kamshet-Khandala-Satara-Kolhapur-Sankeshwar-Belgaum-Khanapur-Mollem

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Popular Places to Visit On A Mumbai to Goa Road Trip (The NH 48 Route)

Karnala Fort, Panvel

Karnala Fort, Panvel (source)

  • Karnala Bird Sanctuary:  Karnala Bird Sanctuary is a fantastic place to see different species of birds and explore nature.
  • Lohagad Fort: Visit this ancient fort, take stunning picture of the gorgeous landscapes around and browse through historic fort walls and moats.
  • Drive Through Khandala: Popular points in Khandala are Duke’s Nose, Tiger’s Leap and Amrutanjan Point.
  • Kaas Pathar Plateau: The plateau has around 850 different species of flowers, including orchids and carnivorous plants.
  • Kolhapur: Kolhapur is famous for its statue of Tara Rani and Babasaheb Ambedkar and during Dusshera, the Maybach car of its rulers.
  • Belgaum: Notable places to see in Belgaum are the Ramtirth, Dudhsagar and Gokak waterfalls, Siddheshwar and Kapileshwar (South Kashi) temples.
  • Enjoy a Safari at the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary: Visit this place to explore wildlife and nature. Most tourists who visit Bhagwan Mahaveer also trek to the famous Dudhsagar Falls.

 

Route 2: Bengaluru-Mumbai-Pune Highway Route

Route Map: Bengaluru-Mumbai-Pune Highway-SH92-NH66-SH72-SH58-NH48-NH7

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Popular Places to Visit On A Mumbai to Goa Road Trip (Bengaluru-Mumbai-Pune Highway Route)

Raigad Fort

Raigad Fort

  • Durshet: Visit the Sarasgad and Sudhagad Forts in Durshet. There’s also plenty of adventure sports such as rappelling, trekking and river crossing to enjoy in Durshet.
  • Indapur: Those interested in sightseeing and history can visit a couple of historic site that are the pride of the Maratha empire.
  • Mahad: It is popular with tourists and trekkers. Mahad also contains the Gandharphale caves, that were believed to be built in one night by the Pandavas of Mahabharata.
  • Chiplun: You will find the Hermitage dedicated to Shri Swami Samarth known as the Akkalkot Swami Mutt at Chiplun.

Safety Measures

The roads from Mumbai to Goa for most of the year are pretty safe. However, you would want to avoid driving in the monsoon because of landslides you’ll come across on the way.

Make sure your vehicle is in prime condition before the journey, check the brakes and get the vehicle serviced a few days before you plan to drive down from Mumbai to Goa

Get enough rest before the journey, you would also want to make a few stops along the way as the journey is quite a long one.

Carry enough water for the way and some home food for the way. If you are comfortable with eating outside food, you can skip carrying home food.

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11 Fabulous Beach Shacks in South Goa https://www.treebo.com/blog/beach-shacks-in-south-goa/ https://www.treebo.com/blog/beach-shacks-in-south-goa/#comments Fri, 24 Aug 2018 21:18:52 +0000 https://www.treebo.com/blog/?p=25539 You may miss the flamboyance and the glamour of North Goa in the beaches of South Goa. But, the beach shacks in South Goa are very rustic, with a laid-back ...

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You may miss the flamboyance and the glamour of North Goa in the beaches of South Goa. But, the beach shacks in South Goa are very rustic, with a laid-back aura, with fewer people around, more of natural scenery, and certainly, plenty of peace and tranquility. These are very idyllic places to eat, drink, and enjoy good music.

11 Exciting Beach Shacks in South Goa

1. Café Del Mar

Cafe Del Mar

Cafe Del Mar (source)

If you look for complete relaxation in South Goa, look no further than Café Del Mar in Palolem. You get a wifi connection, a dance floor, pool tables, foosball – so many things to play with. Stay in eco-friendly beach huts, or just relax on the beach beds.

They serve juicy Continental and Goan food, and have a 24-hour bar and a hookah to smoke away from your worries!!

  • Location: Palolem Beach
  • Zomato Rating: 3.0/5
  • Cost for two: Rs.800/- (approx.)

2. Gaffinos

Gaffinos

Gaffinos (source)

This beach shack is located in a secluded corner of Mobor Beach. It is frequented mostly by Russians and the tourists from 5-star luxury hotels located nearby.

You get the most amazing grilled tandoori food, and drinks from the bar. Music fans will love this place as there are silent night parties every Friday, where you can groove to some thumping electronic music.

  • Location: Cavelossim
  • Zomato Rating: NA
  • Cost for two: Rs.800/- (approx.)

3. Pipkins

Pipkins

Pipkins (source)

Friday night parties go on in full swing in this beach shack on Cavelossim Beach. DJs playing electronic, hip-hop, rock, retro music will keep your feet moving on the dance floor.

The beach shack remains open till early morning. The grilled seafood, fish fries, grilled beef are the best. The bar serves excellent cocktails, mocktails, and other drinks.

  • Location: Cavelossim Beach
  • Zomato Rating: NA
  • Cost for two: Rs.1,300/- (approx.)

4. Rogers

Rogers

Rogers (source)

When in Benaulim Beach, drop into this scenic beach shack for some juicy steaks and mashed potatoes. Thursday nights are very exciting when reputed DJs play retro, techno and rock classics.

There’s a wooden dance floor too if you like to dance to the tunes. And for some quiet moments away from the crowds, just walk on the beach, while gazing at the moon and the stars.

  • Location: Benaulim Beach
  • Zomato Rating: 3.8/5
  • Cost for two: Rs.700/- (approx.)

5. Pina Colada Beach Cafe

Pina Colada Beach Cafe

Pina Colada Beach Cafe (source)

For spending romantic moments with your loved one, this beach shack in Colva is just perfectly suited for you.

There is some cool breeze to enjoy, along with great scenic views of the beach and its surroundings. And then, there’s the food too, of course, from authentic Goan dishes to juicy seafood, and great cocktails.

  • Location: Colva
  • Zomato Rating: NA
  • Cost for two: Rs.1,000/- (approx.)

6. Sandpat Beach Shack

Sandpat Beach Shack

Sandpat Beach Shack (source)

This beach shack is named after Sandy and Patrick, the couple who own this beach shack. Tucked away on a quiet end of Colva Beach, this beach shack serves the most delicious seafood.

It is also a great place to unwind and relax on the beach. The snacks are incredibly tasty and the hospitality is amazing too.

  • Location: Colva
  • Zomato Rating:  NA
  • Cost for two: Rs.1,000/- (approx.)

7. Johncy’s

Johncy's

Johncy’s (source)

You simply can’t miss this one in Benaulim Beach!! This beach shack has become famous for its lip-smacking seafood and continental dishes.

Lobsters, tiger prawns, black snappers, squids, and other fish are an integral part of their food. Evenings can be most romantic as you can relax on the beach itself, with candlelight flickering on the tables.

  • Location: Benaulim
  • Zomato Rating: 3.9/5
  • Cost for two: Rs.1,000/- (approx.)

8. Zeebop

Zeebop

Zeebop (source)

This spectacular beach shack in Majorda gives you a relaxing ambiance, with the best seafood prepared with South Indian flair. Prawns, shrimps, crabs, and fish dishes are served with exquisite south Indian gravies, coconuts, special spices, and herbs.

You also get meat and vegetarian dishes which are equally delicious. Lanterns swaying in the cool air and the spectacular beach views will make your evenings romantic.

  • Location: Majorda
  • Zomato Rating: 4.0/5
  • Cost for two: Rs.800/- (approx.)

9. Ciarans

Ciarans

Ciarans (source)

Swaying coconut trees, a tranquil surrounding, glistening white sands of Palolem Beach are what await you in this beach shack.

Its ambiance changes with seasons, so you are greeted with a new surprise every time you visit this beach shack. You can have breakfast, lunch or dinner, and read some books for a relaxing time.

  • Location: Palolem Beach
  • Zomato Rating: 3.7/5
  • Cost for two: Rs.800/- (approx.)

10. Art Escape

Art Escape

Art Escape (source)

This artsy beach shack is situated on a secret beach between Benaulim and Colva. There is an art space where music, dance, theatre, pottery, and yoga workshops are held for guests.

You can enjoy sitar recitals, grunge music, and rock classics too. They serve global fusion food, which is cooked on solar power.

  • Location: Waddi Beach
  • Zomato Rating: NA
  • Cost for two: Rs.1,000/- (approx.)

11. Boomerang

Boomerang

Boomerang (source)

It’s all out fun at Boomerang!! This beach shack tucked away on a quiet end on Colva Beach, can be an active play area though, where you can play at pool tables, badminton, beach volleyball, get a massage treatment, or enjoy music.

There’s a bar too, and some beach jewelry to shop. Their cocktails are simply amazing.

  • Location: Colva Beach
  • Zomato Rating: 3.0/5
  • Cost for two: Rs.1,500/- (approx.)

If this list will not tempt you to visit these beachside shacks, nothing else will!! You may be a regular visitor to Goa or visit Goa for the first time, whenever you go, include the beaches and beach shacks of South Goa in your tour itinerary.

You will discover a very different Goa in these beach shacks, much more relaxed and deeply connected to the land itself.

If you have visited any of these in your previous visits to South Goa, share your experiences and your views with us.

If you have come across some, not mentioned in this list, then do let us know about them in the comments section below. It will help us reach out to more visitors who are continuously searching for better experiences to have in South Goa.

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Goa has always been one of the most preferred locations for many people who are looking for the best and popular casino. The amazing music, delicious food and drinks, high energy and the variety of games make these casinos one of the most popular throughout the world.

As an additional benefit to the people who love gambling is that gambling is legal in Goa. Thus, you can enjoy as much as you wish in these thrilling and best casinos in Goa.

Every casino has its own specialty and can make you fall in love with that. If you are the person who is lucky enough to try his hand with the rolling dice then here is the list of some of the most popular casinos that you can visit in Goa.

13 Best Casinos in Goa to Check Out

1. Deltin Royale Casino

Deltin Royale Casino

Deltin Royale Casino (source)

This is one of the oldest and the most popular casino in Goa. Thanks to its vast variety of games, this place is known as the paradise for gamers.

The casino has many luxurious arrangements to satisfy all the essential needs of the people who love different games in the casino. You will not only get some amazing and energetic games but will also get some really amazing and delicious combination of food and drinks.

  • Location: Panjim, Goa
  • Specialities: Luxurious arrangements of lounges, deluxe VIP gaming suites and different spacious arrangements for playing the different games
  • Cost: INR 2000 for Monday to Thursday and INR 3000 for Friday to Sunday
  • Packages: Unlimited food and drinks and entertainment at the mentioned price
  • Timings: 24 hours for all 7 days

2. Casino Pearl

Casino Pearl

Casino Pearl (source)

This casino is one of the largest casinos in the south Goa. The casino is new amongst the many others but is one of the best casinos in south Goa.

As the casino is newly built it has all the needed luxurious that are necessary for attracting the guests. With its luxurious spacing and a wide variety of games, this casino is one of the best for competing with the other popular names in the region.

  • Location: Bogmalo Beach Resort, Goa
  • Specialities: Robotic arm baccarat station
  • Cost: INR 1500 for Monday to Thursday and INR 2000 for Friday to Sunday
  • Packages: Complete holiday package with live gaming with unlimited food and drinks
  • Timings: open at all hours for all 7 days

3. Casino Carnival

Casino Carnival

Casino Carnival (source)

This casino never disappoints any person of any age group. It has something or the other to offer to all its visitors. This casino is known to provide the best gaming and entertainment experience to the people.

You can get an undisturbed night of gaming as the well-trained professionals will take care of your kids in their kid zone games.

  • Location: Panjim, Goa
  • Specialities: A scintillating performance by a variety of artists, different playing zone for people of different age groups
  • Cost: INR 1500 for Monday to Thursday and INR 2000 for Friday to Sunday
  • Packages: Unlimited food and drinks with gaming table play
  • Timings: open all the 7 days for 24 hours

4. Deltin Jaqk

Deltin Jaqk

Deltin Jaqk (source)

Another amazing casino that attracts the majority of tourist and visitors throughout the year is that of Deltin Jaqk.

This casino offers you 350 different games that you can try. This is one of the most stylish casinos available in Goa. The spacious arrangements are so beautiful that the guests can enjoy their games without any disturbance.

  • Location: Panjim, Goa
  • Specialities: Kids room, onboard ATM machine, luxurious design
  • Cost: INR 1500 per person
  • Packages: Complimentary buffet dinner along with fulfilling any special requests, amazing quality of drinks
  • Timings: 24 hours and 7 days

5. Casino Pride

Casino Pride

Casino Pride (source)

As the name suggests, this casino is one of the pride casinos on the list of different casinos available in Goa. The casino is spacious enough for accommodating a large number of guests without any chaos.

The gold embellishment ceiling of the casino gives it a royal touch. With a wide variety of games available for the adult guests, the casino also takes good care of the kid guests by offering them the latest electronic games.

  • Location: Panjim, Goa
  • Specialities: Separate kids rooms, multi-cuisine restaurants, barbeque and bar
  • Cost: INR 1500 for Monday to Thursday and INR 2000 for Friday to Sunday
  • Packages: Unlimited food and drinks with playing gaming table
  • Timings: 24 hours and all the 7 days a week

6. Dunes- The Casino

Dunes- The Casino

Dunes- The Casino (source)

With its 154 guest room, this casino can ensure the maximum comfort of its guests. It also offers amazing quality of food and drinks to accompany your game of almost all the well-known and popular casino games.

There are many video games for attracting the kid audience. As the casino is likely to become the gaming hub for the male guests at night, the female guest prefers visiting the casino in the morning.

  • Location: Zuri white sands resort, Goa
  • Specialities
  • : Swimming pool, kiddy pool, waterfall, and wooden bridges
  • Cost: INR 700 per person
  • Packages: Unlimited multi-cuisine delicious food and drinks
  • Timings: 24 hours for all days of the week

7. Casino Crown

Casino Crown

Casino Crown (source)

This is the latest entry in the world of a casino in Goa. Despite the fact that the place is new, it has all the dynamic features that attract the audiences towards it.

The casino offers both traditional and electronic types of gaming experience to its guests. The wide variety of games in a well- managed ambiance is one of the major highlights of this casino.

  • Location: Panjim, Goa
  • Specialities: Divine spa, facility to learn swimming, two popular cafes serving delicious food and drinks and the amazing surrounding view of Mandovi River
  • Cost: INR 1000 per person
  • Packages: Unlimited food and drinks with live gaming
  • Timings: 24 hours for all the 7 days a week

8. Chances Casino

Chances Casino

Chances Casino (source)

This is one of the oldest casinos in Goa that offers a wide variety of games in the traditional manner but with some super amazing spacious and luxurious surroundings.

You can find a lot of variety of games in the casino and thus have a splendid evening to enjoy. All the needed and special measures are taken for entertaining the guests.

  • Location: Dona Paula, Goa
  • Specialities: Spa, live music, free Wi-Fi, Kids garden, and delicious cuisines
  • Cost: INR 750 and INR 2000 in the peak season of December
  • Packages: unlimited food and drinks for the gamblers
  • Timings: 11 am to 4 am

9. Casino Paradise

Casino Paradise

Casino Paradise (source)

It won’t be wrong to say that this casino is the paradise for the casino game lovers. This place offers them the best and advanced modern electronic games.

No matter which of the game you prefer playing, you can find that game in the best form in this casino. From the spacious arrangements and advanced luxurious, this casino is one of the best for attracting the guests.

  • Location: Panjim, Goa
  • Specialities: Digital gaming experience, luxurious spacing, spa, pool, sauna, and deluxe rooms
  • Cost: INR 1000 per person
  • Packages: Unlimited food and unlimited non-alcoholic drinks with amazing gaming experience
  • Timings: 24 hours for all the 7 days

10. Palms Casino

Palms Casino

Palms Casino (source)

This casino offers the most relaxed environment and thus is one of the best and preferred casinos of the people who are looking for a place to enjoy and spend some time with their family.

With a wide variety of games and amazing surroundings, this casino is one great attraction for driving the guests towards it. The well-trained staff member ensures that their guests face no problem or difficulties while their visit to this casino.

  • Location: Bardez, Baga, Goa
  • Specialities: Multi-cuisine restaurants, Ayurvedic massages and spa and beach activities
  • Cost: INR 1000 per person
  • Packages: Unlimited food and non-alcoholic drinks along with the games
  • Timings: 24 hours for all the 7 days in a week

11. Grand 7 Casino

Grand 7 Casino

Grand 7 Casino (source)

Talking about this casino, there is nothing that will disappoint you. From the great ambiance to the wide options of the game, this casino offers the best of almost everything. The only issue that may concern the guest is its accommodation.

The casino is small as compared to the other casinos in the area but that doesn’t come in its way of entertaining its visitors.

  • Location: Candolim, Bardez, North Goa
  • Specialities: Comfortable staying, well-trained staff, luxurious entrance, and great music
  • Cost: INR 1500 for Monday to Thursday and INR 2000 for Friday to Sunday
  • Packages: Unlimited food and drinks with the gaming table
  • Timings: 24 hours for all the 7 days

12. Treasure Casino

Treasure Casino

Treasure Casino (source)

This casino is one of the best places that can be visited with your loved ones. The casino offers a wide range of games along with an amazing view of the nearby beach. The place has a great ambiance that attracts the gamblers.

The place is generally crowded with a large number of people and the place has good accommodations for that. This is one of the places that you would definitely love for its high energy and great offerings.

  • Location: Majorda Beach, Goa
  • Specialities: Luxurious and spacious accommodations, great music, spa and restrooms for the visitors
  • Cost: INR 1500 per person
  • Packages: Unlimited food and drinks for the gamblers
  • Timings: 24 hours for all the 7 days

13. Casino Strike

Casino Strike

Casino Strike (source)

If you are looking for a casino that can provide you with the best and complete package for all the games, delicious food, and spacious accommodation then Strike casino is the perfect place for you. The casino has something or the other for all its visitors.

The lavish and spacious ambiance is one of the major attractions of this casino. There are different types of advanced electronic devices available in the casino that enhances the gaming experience.

  • Location: Bambolim, Goa
  • Specialities: Russian dancers, kids gaming zone, DJ, play station games
  • Cost: INR 1500 for Monday to Thursday and INR 2000 for Friday to Sunday
  • Packages: Unlimited food and drinks with gaming
  • Timings: 24 hours for all the 7 days

These are some of the best casinos that you can try when in Goa. All these casinos will offer you with the best services that you will cherish for the rest of your life. Enjoy your best without any disturbance and try your luck out in these well-known casinos in Goa.

Do tell us your experience of visiting these casinos by commenting below. Came across some other amazing casino? Do share the details with us by mentioning that as well. We would love to hear from you.

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6 of the Cleanest Beaches in Goa to Have in Your Itinerary https://www.treebo.com/blog/cleanest-beaches-in-goa/ https://www.treebo.com/blog/cleanest-beaches-in-goa/#respond Sun, 05 Aug 2018 18:49:15 +0000 https://www.treebo.com/blog/?p=24977 Famous as the Beach Paradise of India, Goa is said to be the most favorite travel destination in the country. Beaches in Goa have created a surge of reforms in ...

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Famous as the Beach Paradise of India, Goa is said to be the most favorite travel destination in the country. Beaches in Goa have created a surge of reforms in the tourism sector through its beauty and pleasing atmosphere.

You must have visited Goa some time or the other and you just can’t afford to miss out the beaches over there. The discussion over here highlights the cleanest beach in Goa that you will come across once you are here.

A vacation gets perfect due to the ambiance and essence of a particular destination and the same cross the overwhelming factor when the cleanliness quotient is at its best. Let’s take some time out and list down these clean beaches that you must explore whenever you are in Goa the nest time.

6 Top Most Cleanest Beach in Goa List

1. Palolem Beach

Palolem Beach, South Goa

One of the most stunning and beautiful beaches in the country, Palolem Beach in Goa is equipped with a number of parameters to enjoy.

The cleanliness factor is at its best and the palm groves will make you go just spellbound. Lined with palm trees and colorful wooden shacks, this beach is home to a variety of flora and fauna.

  • Location– Margao, South Goa

2. Calangute Beach

Calangute Beach

Calangute Beach

Situated just along the Baga Beach, Calangute Beach is ranked among the cleanest beaches in Goa. The nightlife and pubs located over here are the best things you will ask for on a vacation.

The food and accommodation options are really superb. This beach has stretched its boundaries in the northeast and is said to be the largest beach of North Goa.

  • Location– 16 km north of Panaji, North Goa

3. Anjuna Beach

Anjuna Beach in North Goa

Anjuna Beach in North Goa

One of the most popular sea beaches in Goa is the Anjuna Beach, where a large number travelers visit for a happening hangout.

The cleanliness factor is at its best and the western seafood just captivates everyone’s heart. Together with the cleanliness aspect, this place is a well- known destination for music trance parties.

  • Location– 21 km north of Panaji, North Goa

4. Arambol Beach

Arambol beach in North Goa

Arambol beach in North Goa

A 16 km long unexplored beach surrounded by cliffs on both its side, Arambol Beach in Goa offers a spectacular view of the entire city.

The large Banyan tree with a stone sculpture depicts a true example of perfect craftsmanship. The winter season between November and March is said to be the best time to visit this place and cherish its beauty.

  • Location– 50 km north of Panaji, North Goa

5. Mandrem Beach

Mandrem Beach in North Goa

Mandrem Beach in North Goa

The small hillocks made of white sand and the water sports that can be played here will just make your day nothing less than a perfect one.

The cleanliness parameter is kept at its best and the romantic evenings at this place are just awe- inspiring. This beach is very well- known for fine Goan Feni and expert stone carvers.

  • Location– 32 km north of Panaji, Goa

6. Morjim Beach

Morjim Beach

Morjim Beach

Embedding a diverse variety of birds and small water animals, Morjim Beach in Goa is a nesting ground to the endangered species.

The relaxation, the cleanliness, the ambiance and the food options are just the magnificent factors you will look for a perfect weekend. This beach is a nesting site for Olive ridley sea turtles and is a home to a variety of birds as well.

  • Location– 29 km north of Panaji, Goa

Goa has always been the first pick of the travel lovers. The tourism of India is highly dependent on this very destination owing to its natural beauty and clean beaches. The beaches discussed above signify the true ambiance of the Beach Paradise of India .i.e. Goa.

You must have witnessed the beauty of these places; our comments section below is eagerly waiting for your adventurous experience. Your feedback and suggestions, if any are even more valuable to us.

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10 Best Indulging Options for Shopping in South Goa https://www.treebo.com/blog/shopping-in-south-goa/ https://www.treebo.com/blog/shopping-in-south-goa/#respond Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:28:54 +0000 https://www.treebo.com/blog/?p=16664 South Goa is among the most beautiful places that this country has. Among the many attractions that this place has, the beaches, the sunsets, the restaurants and the resorts are ...

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South Goa is among the most beautiful places that this country has. Among the many attractions that this place has, the beaches, the sunsets, the restaurants and the resorts are the traditional highlight, but talking more of the things this place has to offer, we land on some contemporary and offbeat places to shop in the city too.

Though not completely a paradise for the shopaholics, yet the region is full of some vivacious options for shopping. To guide you these little amazing places a list of some of the best places for shopping in south Goa has been compiled below.

10 Best Picks When it Comes to Shopping in South Goa

1. Palolem Beach Market

Palolem Beach Market

Palolem Beach Market (source)

Talking of shopping places in Goa, the beach markets seem to be some of the most exciting places to go on a shopping spree. The market at Palolem beach for one has a distinct hippie culture instilled in it.

Organised every Saturday, this distinct market is a great place to let the shopaholic in you out and free as the products sold here are at quite a reasonably priced and further bargaining is also done.

2. Colva Beach Market

Colva Beach Market

Colva Beach Market (source)

Ideal for experiencing the distinctly colourful shopping culture of Goa, the market at Colva beach is flamboyant and appealing to the tourists. If looking to buying some souvenirs for your loved ones from Goa, this place quite a lot to offer and that too at amazing prices.

Though the prices already mentioned by the sellers are optimal, yet you can further get the prices down by bargaining a little. Curated with bright lights around the place, this market is spectacularly beautiful as well.

3. Gandhi Market

Gandhi Market

Gandhi Market (source)

One of the best bargain marketplaces in Goa, the Gandhi market was earlier the hub for fresh fruits and vegetables only. But with time this place has transformed into a have it all market with items such as cheap clothing, handbags and shoes added to the list of products sold here.

Under the new development, this market has become a section to the municipal market but it has remained its character still.

4. Covered Margao Market

Covered Margao Market

Covered Margao Market (source)

Nestled in the small town of Margao in south Goa, the covered markets are a main tourist attraction in the region. Seafood, fishes in particular and fish products are the mains sold at these markets.

The diverse varieties of the seafood that this place plays a host to make it one of the worth visiting markets in Goa. It is during the early morning that this place is best to be visited but during the day too,  the place has its distinct character intact.

5. Margao Municipal Market

Margao Municipal Market

Margao Municipal Market (source)

Ideal for the compulsive shoppers, the Margao market is one of the best experiences of street shopping that you can have in the state.

The friendliness of the sellers at this market makes it an instant hit with tourists and the wide range of handicrafts and artefacts that they sell to make for good options to choose from. The place has it all cashews, fish, alcohol, spices, kitchen items, souvenirs, sweets, clothes, shoes, and furniture too.

6. Golden Heart Emporium

Golden Heart Emporium

Golden Heart Emporium (source)

The haven for book lovers, Golden Heart Emporium is the best bookshop in all of Goa. This place is distinguished on its wide collection of books ranging from fiction to architecture to children’s books and the whole deal.

Quite evident in its display of books, the walls of the place are crammed from floor to the ceiling with books and only books. The not so famous collections of Goan authors can also be found here.

  • Where: Margao

7. Butterfly Book Shop

Butterfly Book Shop

Butterfly Book Shop (source)

Another place to feed the bookworm in you, The Butterfly Book Shop is among the good bookshops in Goa. Stocked with some of the exceptional best sellers of all time, this little place has you rummaging through shelves to find your favourites in no time. An extensive collection of books on yoga and meditation is the speciality of this place.

  • Where: Palolem

8. Goa Animal Welfare Trust Shop

Goa Animal Welfare Trust Shop

Goa Animal Welfare Trust Shop (source)

How about earning a little on the good deed account just as you shop your heart out? True to the core, the place that goes by the name Goa Animal Welfare Trust Shop offers you this opportunity to have your cake and eat it too.

This little charity shop sells second-hand books and souvenirs from across the state, the proceeds of which head towards helping out the animals in the region.

  • Where: Colva

9. Jaali

Jaali

Jaali

When in place as creatively blessed as Goa, you have to find your share of the places that sell the best of the handicrafts of the region. This is what the small place named Jaali is.

This little boutique has a commendable collection of handicrafts, textiles, antiques and clothing from across the country. It is this distinguished collection of goods that makes it one of the best shopping places in south Goa.

  • Where: Palolem

10. Chim

Chim

Chim

A spectacular little store on the main road in Palolem beach, Chim is run by Shefali Mahadik. it is her vision to uplift the craftspersons in the industry that lures you to the store but the distinguished collection of the clothes, bags and jewellery make you shop crazy.

The bags that this place has are from a slum in Bangalore and a complete contrast, the jewellery is by a South African designer Pieter St. Erasmus.

  • Where: Canacona

Shopping is definitely a treat worth having in a place like Goa, but when the list is as comprehensive as the one above there is no chance to miss even the slightest possibility of being a part of this encounter.

If you have been a part of such a distinguished shopping incident in south Goa, at any of the places mentioned above, do share your experiences, suggestions and recommendations with us in the comments section below. coverimgsrc

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No doubt, Goa is one of the most beautiful and attractive places for the couples. It offers many attractive and romantic places for the couples where they can enjoy the best of their time and can create lots of memories. But does that mean that Goa lacks places to stay when visiting with your family? Well, No! Goa also offers some ultimate places where you can stay with your family as well. These family-friendly places are something that will enhance the beauty of Goa to a million times. Have a look at these best places to stay in Goa with family to have a pleasant yet a memorable time with your loved ones.

Top-Notch & Best Places to Stay in Goa with Family

Places to Stay in North Goa with Family

1. Calangute

Tattoo Shop at Calangute Beach

Tattoo Shop at Calangute Beach

It is one of the best places in North Goa which makes a lovely attraction for its visitors. The place consists of every little comfort that is needed for making the stay comfortable yet luxurious for the family.

The picturesque locations near to the place add charm to the beauty which is hard to get ignored. It also offers many luxurious to the family members for making their stay worth remembering for a lifetime.

  • Zomato ratings: 4.5/5
  • Location: Presa Di Goa Country House

2. Sinquerim

This beach location is one of the favorite places for the family vacations as it is one of the few destinations which are available within the affordable budget range. This budget-friendly place has many attractions for the kids like playing zone, an activity zone, etc.

As the adults enjoy their alone quality time, the kids can have their own fun time at this very attractive place. The picturesque location of the resort is an added advantage.

  • Zomato ratings: 4.1/5
  • Location: Santana Beach Resort

3. Panjim

This is yet another beautiful attraction that offers huge and expensive penthouses for the families to stay. The place is amazingly beautiful and offers many mesmerizing picturesque views to relax. You will cherish every single moment spend at this place.

Talking about the kids, this place offers many special attractions for the kids for facilitating their stay. The individual playing zone for the kids keeps them thoroughly entertained with many activities.

  • Zomato ratings: 4/5
  • Location: Sandalwood Hotel and Retreat

4. Bambolim

Without a doubt, you can say that this particular location is one of the most popular and well-known destinations to live in when in Goa. The place meets all the standards that you can expect from a place which is a charm with its picturesque and attractive locations.

Other than the beautiful and mesmerizing locations and views with which this location welcomes its guests, the place also has the friendly and cooperative staff.

  • Zomato ratings: 4/5
  • Location: Grand Hyatt

5. Tambudki

This is one of the best places in Goa when you are looking for a comfortable stay for your family members. The rooms at the resorts at this location are spacious and well-designed and thus can be enjoyed by the family members.

It also has many restaurants which offer delicious cuisines that can be enjoyed for the specialties of Goa and many other places. The separate kid’s playing room and swimming pool are some of the other attractions.

  • Zomato ratings: 3.9/5
  • Location: Resort Rio

6. Panaji

This is the ultimate place for the family visit. It has all the needed luxurious right from the spacious rooms, luxurious services to individual offerings according to the likings of the family members.

Although the place is a bit expensive than the other names but honestly spending such amount at this place is totally worthy. The beautiful and peaceful surroundings of the place will totally refresh you with its pleasing beauty.

  • Zomato ratings: 3.9/5
  • Location: Vivanta by Taj

7. Candolim

Candolim beach at Sunset

Candolim beach at Sunset

Matching the standards of a deluxe location, this place is one of the major attractions of North Goa district for the families looking for the perfect accommodation. The place is surrounded by many beautiful and scenic views where the family can relax and release the stress.

The beach is located just next to the location and thus can be visited at any time. There is a special spa for the adult family members.

  • Zomato ratings: 3.9/5
  • Location: Taj Fort Aguada Resort and Spa

8. Calangute Beach

Calangute Beach Goa

Calangute Beach in North Goa

If you are looking for a resort which is just a few kilometers from the beach, then Sonesta Inn near the Calangute beach would make the best choice for you. This great place offers some great spacious rooms for the family from where they can enjoy the beach view and other mesmerizing locations.

Staying at this place also offers many other activities that the entire family can do together.

  • Zomato ratings: 3.8/5
  • Location: Sonesta Inn

9. Bardez

Thanks to the beautiful and comfortable surroundings and locations that this destination offers to the families, it is one of the popular choices in Goa which the families chose. The place is surrounded by a clean place and thus you can be sure of the hygiene of your kids.

The spacious outdoor surroundings of the place allow the kid to play many outdoor games. The staff is extremely friendly and has excellent management skills.

  • Zomato ratings: 3.8/5
  • Location: Novotel Goa Shrem

10. Pintos Vaddo

This is one of the best places where you can stay with your entire family. With some amazing and picturesque locations, the destination attracts everyone that visit Goa.

Talking about the luxurious and comfort, then there is no comparison of this place to anything else. You will find all the needs and luxurious of every individual member of your family. The visitors get access to the private pool located inside the hotel to enjoy.

  • Zomato ratings: 3.7/5
  • Location: Seashell Villas

11. Anna Waddo

The place is extremely well constructed according to the modern style and architecture. The location not only balances a great and unique architecture but also provide spacious and luxurious rooms for the families.

The kids staying at the place can take an enjoyable dip in the private pool of the hotels located here at any time they want. There are many attractive places located nearby the destination that can be visited within no time by the families.

  • Zomato ratings: 3.6/5
  • Location: Hyatt Place

12. Maddo Vaddo

If you are looking for the best place to stay in North Goa with family which can be afforded within the normal budget range, then this location makes the best choice. Although the architecture and interiors of the place’s hotels are kept simple, the place still is a charm because of the comfort it offers.

The spacious rooms, attractive surroundings and various activities which the family members can indulge in together, this place is quite popular.

  • Zomato ratings: 3.2/5
  • Location: Calangute Grande

13. Porvorim

As the name hints, the place is extremely beautiful not only from the interiors but also with its exterior construction. The place offers many beautiful sightseeing options to the families; therefore, you can never get bored during your stay at this location.

The family can sit and relax in the peaceful surroundings of the place along with enjoying the classic delicious cuisines. The kids can take part in the various outdoor activities hosted at this location.

  • Zomato ratings: 3.2/5
  • Location: Angels Resort

14. Siolim

Treebo Vila De Goa

There can be no better place in North Goa which can offer you the best combination of style and comfort at the same time. With many picturesque locations, this place is one of the favorites of the people who love to live in style.

The destination takes good care to offer all the luxurious to its visitors in the best possible manner. You can be absolutely certain to get the maximum level of comfort during your stay.

  • Zomato ratings: 3.1/5
  • Location: Le Meridien

Places to Stay in South Goa with Family

15. Arossim

If you are looking for a place that can give you an immense amount of space for your entire family, then you must reserve your bookings at the Park Hyatt Resort in Goa located at Arossim. The hotels at these destinations are spacious enough to give you a joyful accommodation.

Talking about the major attraction of the place, it has its own private beach which can be accessed by the visitors anytime they want.

  • Zomato ratings: 4.5/5
  • Location: Park Hyatt Resort and Spa

16. Colva

Colva Beach Market

Colva Beach Market (source)

If you have a huge family and you are looking for a place to accommodate all the family members in one great and comfortable place, then there can be a no better option to choose than Colva. The rooms in this place are huge enough to accommodate a good number of visitors without any difficulty.

The nearby attractive view of the place attracts the families for a pleasant and beautiful stay in Goa.

  • Zomato ratings: 4.2/5
  • Location: Beleza by the Beach

17. Palolem

Palolem Beach Market

Palolem Beach Market (source)

The place is a perfect destination for the entire family which has all the needed attractions, luxurious and comfortable needs of the family. The hotels here are extremely spacious, thus all the family members can get good accommodation options.

The beautiful and attractive view of the place encourages the entire family members to sit and relax altogether remembering the old pleasing time.

  • Zomato ratings: 4/5
  • Location: The Tubki Resort

18. Varca Beach

Varca Beach, Goa

Varca Beach, Goa (source)

The place is located at the prime location of the beach and thus attracts many visitors and families for staying. The architecture and interior of the place are well constructed according to the needs of the family members. The staff is also cooperative for the preferences of the families.

There is a beautiful spa which relaxes the adult members and many sports facilities for the kids to keep them entertained.

  • Zomato ratings: 3.9/5
  • Location: Caravela Beach Resort

19. Canacona

If you are looking for a place that can give you and your family the complete package of entertainment, comfort, and luxuries, then this resort is the best place to be. The resort is the well-known place which has each and everything that would keep every member of the family entertained during their visit.

While the adults can enjoy a game of golf and spa, there are special arrangements of games for the kids.

  • Zomato ratings: 3.7/5
  • Location: The Lalit Golf and Spa Resort

20. Benaulim

Benaulim Beach, South Goa

Benaulim Beach, South Goa

This is one of the most beautiful and attractive locations where the entire family can stay together and spend some joyful time. The place has special arrangements for the indoor and outdoor playing zones for the kids as well as special luxurious suites for the couples.

There are many activities which the entire family can enjoy together. The nearby pool with the special kid’s area is another attraction that makes staying at this place amazing.

  • Zomato ratings: 3.5/5
  • Location: Taj Exotica

21. Bogmalo Beach

Bogmalo Beach

Bogmalo Beach

This place is so beautifully constructed that you will never miss not being home if you are staying here. The place is built with all the luxuries and necessities that every visiting family may need. From the spacious rooms to the attractive view, all the things fall just right at the place in this beautiful family treat.

The home-like environment makes the entire experience great and amazing when staying at this place.

  • Zomato ratings: 3.5/5
  • Location: Best Western Devasthali

22. Colva Beach

Colva Beach, South Goa

If you are looking for a place with a tight budget which can offer you with all the basic luxuries and necessities, then Amigo Plaza at Colva Beach would make the right choice. This destination is the preferred choice of the backpackers who are looking for comfort over everything for their stay.

Although the rooms are not that spacious but are comfortable enough to let the visitors relax. The picturesque location also attracts the family who loves nature.

  • Zomato ratings: 4/5
  • Location: Amigo Plaza

23. Nuvem

This place has a very good connectivity with the public transport and thus is preferred by the families who love traveling and exploring the different places. The place offers the basic necessities along with an amazing view of nature.

You can visit the beach at any time and can enjoy the various activities and games. The spacious surroundings of the place’s hotels allow the kids to roam around and have a gala time during the visit.

  • Zomato ratings: 3.5/5
  • Location: Indismart Woodbourne Resort

24. Vasvaddo

This place is a complete package where the entire family can spend some quality time along with experiencing some fun and thrilling activities. The family-friendly vibes of this place allow the visiting family to have a pleasant and joyful time together with the family members.

The place is located very near to the beach, thus the visiting family can enjoy the calmness of the beach beauty. Moreover, the place is within the affordable budget range.

  • Zomato ratings: 3.4/5
  • Location: Rosario Inn

25. Cavelossim

A great shack at Cavelossim

A great shack at Cavelossim (source)

This stylish and attractive beach destination is one of the major attractions for the families who are looking for a place located very near to the beach. As the place is located close to the beach, the visitors or the families get the direct access to the beach at any time.

The attractive locations and the picturesque views of the place make the stay really comfortable and mesmerizing.

  • Zomato ratings: 3.3/5
  • Location: Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort

26. Majorda

Majorda Beach, South Goa

Majorda Beach, South Goa (source)

This is yet another place which is one great destination for the entire family. It has various attractions like the gaming zone, spacious rooms, pleasing and relaxing surroundings, etc. that keeps the interest of the entire family. The warm and refreshing environment of this place is just perfect to release all the tensions and get you totally relaxed.

The hotels at this place also offer a separate kitchen for individual families so that they can cook their own food.

  • Zomato ratings: 3.1/5
  • Location: The Treehouse Blue

27. Agonda

If you are a family that loves to enjoy the beauty of nature closely, then this place would make the best destination for you. This place is located very near to the Agonda fort and thus offers numerous places for sightseeing and falling in love with nature.

The peaceful surroundings of the place will never disappoint you to relax from the daily stress. It also entertains the kids with separate kid’s zone.

  • Zomato ratings: 3.1/5
  • Location: Cuba Agonda

28. Ourem

This is an extremely beautiful destination where you can stay with your family with all the comfort and luxuries. The place is one great combination of style and comfortable surroundings. The spacious rooms of the place’s hotels allow the entire family to have great and undisturbed accommodation.

It offers different classy arrangements for the kids so that the couple can have their own private time. Kids can have their own enjoyable time in the separate activity zone offered.

  • Zomato ratings: 3.1/5
  • Location: Shawnels Beach Resort

These are some of the best names in the places where you can stay with your family when in Goa. Make sure to have a look at the names of these places when looking for the best place to stay in Goa with a family that suits all your requirements. We are sure you will love the places and would get a comfortable visit.

Do share with us your experiences of staying at these recommended places by commenting below. Also feel free to let us know the best hotel or resort which you liked the most out of the given options. We would love to hear from you.

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23 Best Beaches for the Perfect Honeymoon in Goa https://www.treebo.com/blog/best-beaches-for-honeymoon-in-goa/ https://www.treebo.com/blog/best-beaches-for-honeymoon-in-goa/#respond Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:34:23 +0000 https://www.treebo.com/blog/?p=17649 Honeymoons are a magical time for newlyweds to get acquainted as man and wife and build a strong bond to last through a lifetime. With far too many options, the ...

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Honeymoons are a magical time for newlyweds to get acquainted as man and wife and build a strong bond to last through a lifetime. With far too many options, the list of a vacation spot might easily become a source of stress.

Goa is a perfect tourist spot, especially if one enjoys beaches and night-life. Goa is perfect for two people who wish to celebrate their marriage and prepare for their life together. Here is a list of beautiful beaches in Goa which make it an excellent honeymoon location.

Best Beaches for the Perfect Honeymoon in North Goa

1. Arambol Beach

Arambol Beach

Arambol Beach

One hour away from the Dabolim Airport, Arambol is a beautiful and serene beach most favoured for its unspoiled ambiance and attractions. It’s a perfect romantic spot for a couple.

The two beaches here offer solitude to visitors who seek it amidst pristine beauty offering picturesque views across a fresh lagoon into thick jungles and verdant valleys alongside a sandy and rocky beach. Visit the sulfurous hot springs near the Arambol lake for a wonderful skin treatment. Go dolphin watching, paragliding or kite-surfing in the sea.

2. Arpora

Night Bazaar at Goa

Night Bazaar at Goa

Arpora is located within a short walking distance of both Baga and Calangute beaches and offers great resorts, perfect for honeymooners. There is the Mackie’s Night Bazaar where you need to strike a smart bargain if you want to pick up any of the wares as a gift or souvenir. If you are staying longer at this place, do visit the Friday market at Mapusa too.

3. Bambolim

 Sun and Sand at Bambolim

Sun and Sand at Bambolim

If you happen to believe that a beach is meant for spending time in the water or on clean sands soaking in the sun, head to Bambolim because that’s exactly what you will get here. This beach also offers isolation along with excellent resorts and is a great way to start a happy marriage.

4. Candolim Beach

Candolim Beach

Candolim Beach

This beach is not cluttered with many shops or restaurants. It is merely a beach, where you may come with your spouse and enjoy the light across the waters, and the serenity of the sea. Maybe build sand-castles, if you like to?

5. Chapora Beach

Chapora Beach

Chapora Beach

Get lessons in history with rest and relaxation when you visit Chapora with its beautiful beach and the Chapora Fort which commands a panoramic view of the sea and the beach. Chapora is also famed for its budget accommodations – a great way to save after an expensive wedding.

6. Mandrem Beach

 Panoramic View of Mandrem, Ashwem and Morjim Beaches

Panoramic View of Mandrem, Ashwem and Morjim Beaches

Laze around the beach, take a swim in the rather deep waters or visit the small Portuguese fort closeby, which is now a luxury hotel but allows anyone to walk around and absorb its history and the panoramic views afforded. This is a small but beautiful beach where you find rest and relaxation in high measures.

7. Morjim Beach

Yellow Sands and Blue Sea at Morjim

Yellow Sands and Blue Sea at Morjim

Favoured a lot by Russian immigrants, who give the town of Morjim its second name of ‘Little Russia’, the beach is a nesting and hatching habitat of Olive Ridley Sea Turtles, an endangered species protected under India’s Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. The turtles are left untouched by everyone including the fishermen here and are a sight to behold when they hatch.

8. Querim Beach

Querim

Querim

Querim, Keri or Kerim beach lies at the mouth of the Terekhol river, across which lies the Terekhol Fort on a hillock, overlooking it. Take the ferry to the beach from the fort. Dotted with many pine trees, the beach is beautiful and shady, affording a lot of nooks as picnic spots. This beach is not very crowded or well developed and needs you to put in some effort to find it.

9. Vagator Beach

Panoramic aerial view of Vagator Beach

Panoramic aerial view of Vagator Beach

The dramatic red cliffs of Vagator beach are split into two beaches, named Big Vagator and Small Vagator or Ozran Beach. The beach offers no accommodation on the seaside. The beach offers breathtaking views of the sunset which is a major attraction for visitors here.

Best Beaches for the Perfect Honeymoon in South Goa

10. Arossim

Birds at the Arossim Beach

Birds at the Arossim Beach

Located between the Cuelim and Cansaulim beaches, the Arossim beach offers you dazzling white sand with dense greenery provided by palm trees and colorful fishing boats. The beach affords visitors a peaceful ambiance and allows them to enjoy nature in isolation making it ideal for a visit by honeymooners.

11. Benaulim

Benaulim Beach

Benaulim Beach

With an old school charm that’s perfect for walking around hand in hand, Benaulim Beach is where you can also shop for local handicrafts and traditional rosewood furniture. Legend has it that the arrow of the sage Parasuram, which is supposed to have created Goa, landed at this place. A relatively undiscovered beach.

12. Majorda

Majorda Beach

Majorda Beach

This beach is much loved for its neat, clean surroundings and the lack of bustle. One of the best places to visit with someone you love, because you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings, amazing hospitality of the people around, the good food and of course, the sun and the sand.

13. Butterfly

Aerial View of the Butterfly Beach

Aerial View of the Butterfly Beach

This small cove concealed behind dense trees is such a beautiful spot that you would be surprised that there are no huge crowds. Drive or trek to this secluded beach through a forest to enjoy its outstanding beauty, lack if noise pollution and the flitting butterflies which make the place an ideal location for a picnic or quiet relaxation and romantic togetherness. You could even go here on a boat from the Palolem or Agonda beaches. Don’t forget to snap some pictures and capture the happy memories.

14. Agonda

Beautiful Beach at Agonda

Beautiful Beach at Agonda

Visit this pristinely beautiful island to enjoy the water, relax, sunbathe and go swimming at the beautiful location, which is not badly crowded and relatively cheaper than Palolem, which is another beach 15 km away. The beach has accommodation lining either side of a road, parallel to the sea. After a day of sunbathing and splashing around with your new spouse, visit the Agonda Church to see the quaint architecture.

15. Betalbatim

Sunny Beach at Betalbatim

Sunny Beach at Betalbatim

With a lot of hotels, resorts and development, Betalbatim are highly favoured by visitors for its beauty and quiet. Visitors flock here to enjoy the peace and relaxation – it is a great getaway for honeymooners looking to get away from the crowds and the party scene.

16. Bogmalo

Sunset at Bogmalo

Sunset at Bogmalo

9 kilometers from the town of Vasco da Gama, and a thirty-minute drive away from the Dabolim Airport, Bogmalo is famous for the beauty of its sunsets, the small bay with a curving beach. Many people come here to get married at the seaside resorts which specially caters to such events.

17. Canaguinim

Canaguinim

Canaguinim

As if the golden sands of this beach are not enticing enough, Canaguinim has panoramic views of surrounding greenery, the Cabo de Rama Fort, and the Arabian Sea to completely enthrall its visitors and lull them into a state of tranquility.

18. Cavelossim

Cavelossim Beach

Cavelossim Beach

The beach is very famous for the beautiful contrast presented by the white sands and the black lava rocks. Relax, swim or go into the sea for sighting dolphins. Roam the village and enjoy the serene beauty of the paddy fields near the river Sal. After a hectic wedding, nothing says relaxation better than Cavelossim.

19. Cola Beach

Cola Beach

Cola Beach

This beautiful and picturesque beach is ideal for peace, relaxation and quiet together time for romantic couples. Clean, quiet and easily considered a role model for paradise, this simple, nearly hidden beach has many palm trees, a fresh water lagoon which connects to the sea and splendid views of the sea. Be mesmerized by the dazzling sunset over the water.

20. Colva

Colva Beach

Colva Beach

Colva Beach is part of a village that rests along the coast in Salcete, South Goa. Visit to see the coconut palms, and the tourist destinations of Colva. The beaches and hotels are augmented by guest houses, shacks along the beach, many good stalls, restaurants and pubs. This beach was the chosen retreat of Goa’s high society under Portuguese rule. The Church, Igreja de Nossa Senhora das Merces, is another nice place to visit.

21. Conco Islands

Conco Islands, Goa

Conco Islands, Goa

Resting close to Agonda Beach, Conco Island is also called Monkey Island because of the number of monkeys that live in the forests around the area. Visiting this island with your love, you both can admire the white coves that mark its coastline, and come away feeling amazed by the experience.

22. Issorcim

Issorcim

Issorcim

This fishing village offers an amazing beach, where you can go fishing or look at the plate coral in the sea. The scenic beauty of this beach is unbelievable during high tide when the sea meets a freshwater stream nearby.

23. Utorda Beach

Three Palms and a Sunset at Utorda

Three Palms and a Sunset at Utorda

The soft and silky sands of Utorda are white and fine. The calm sea lets you go for a swim, even if you are not really an experienced swimmer. This extremely relaxing and clean stretch of beach is truly beautiful and utterly romantic.

This list is definitely extensive yet it but not completely exhaustive as we have only chosen the best beaches for the perfect honeymoon in Goa. Goa and Goa’s History is vast, beautiful and dynamic. The hospitality and the food at every beach are amazing. Fish is a staple for much of Goa and you will find extremely tasty food, even at roadside shacks. Have a query? Write to us in the comments below and we’ll answer your questions.

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The Best 3 star Hotels in Goa https://www.treebo.com/blog/3-star-hotels-in-goa/ https://www.treebo.com/blog/3-star-hotels-in-goa/#respond Thu, 05 Jul 2018 09:47:49 +0000 https://www.treebo.com/blog/?p=19342 When you think about a relaxed beach holiday, one of the first places to come to mind is the sunshine state of Goa. It’s most travellers’ dream destination, Goa ...

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When you think about a relaxed beach holiday, one of the first places to come to mind is the sunshine state of Goa. It’s most travellers’ dream destination, Goa is a fabulous place for a weekend break or long holiday. The beaches here are a big hit with tourists and the nightlife is just fantastic. Mind you, Goa also has some other fun things to do like adventure sports and sightseeing.

While booking a holiday to Goa, one of the major things to consider is accommodation. You want a good, clean place to stay that is also safe and well-connected. You do not want to spoil your holiday by opting for a resort or a homestay with bad facilities.

Treebo’s 3 star hotels are a good choice for any holiday in Goa. The hotels have excellent and comfortable amenities, well-trained staff and excellent security.

Travellers who visit Goa

The beautiful thing about Goa is that there is something for everyone to enjoy in the state. This is why Goa sees a host of different kinds of tourists visiting each year.

From Indian families looking for an easy summer break to couples seeking a romantic getaway. Goa is also a popular location for destination weddings and you often see entire wedding parties headed here.

With its many water sports activities, nightclubs and beaches, the state is a fun place to go in a group.

Goa has tons of business travellers who visit for meetings, conferences or on company leisure trips.  

The place sees scores of national and international travellers flocking to its shores every year.

3 Star Treebo Hotels in Goa  

1. Treebo Aqua Blu

treebo aqua blu

treebo aqua blu

Situated close to Calangute Beach, the Treebo Aqua Blu offers comfortable facilities and has awesome amenities for a nice, relaxed holiday. The rooms of the hotel have attached private bathrooms, flat screen TVs, and you can choose a room with a balcony and fridge if you like.

Toiletries are provided complimentary in every room and the hotel has a 24-hour front desk service, along with room service. Free Wi-FI is available.

  • Location: Naika Waddo, Calangute

2. Treebo Waters Edge

Treebo Waters Edge

Treebo Waters Edge

The Treebo Waters Edge has comfortable rooms that are air-conditioned. Bathrooms have bathtubs, and each room houses a full HD flat screen TV with satellite access.

The hotel offers 24-hour information desk, swimming pools, free WiFi, laundry service and free breakfast buffet. There are airport transfers and an in-house restaurant serving delicious food.

  • Location: Dongrim, Nevum

3. Treebo WTF My House

Treebo WTF My House

Treebo WTF My House

A fun hotel to stay in, the Treebo WTF My House is located close to Baga Beach. The hotel has clean and comfortable rooms and offers prompt room service, a laundrette, luggage storage facilities and a bar. There’s also a garden at the hotel and an in-house restaurant.

Location: Saunta Vaddo, Baga

4. Treebo Pebble Shore Resort

Treebo Pebble Shore Resort

Treebo Pebble Shore Resort

Treebo Pebble Shore Resort is located close to Morjim Beach. With excellent service and good amenities, the hotel is quite popular with budget travellers.

It has cosy and pleasant rooms with good amenities. Other facilities at the hotel include laundry services, parking facilities and a 24-hour front desk.

  • Location: Morjim

5.  Treebo Zeebo Suites

Treebo Zeebo Suites

Treebo Zeebo Suites

The hotel is situated close to the Saturday Night Market and Club Cabana. It is the ideal place to stay for those who love nightlife and parties.

The hotel has comfortable and clean rooms and is equipped with all the needed amenities. Additional features are the inclusion of a kettle and stove  in the room.

  • Location: Baga-Calangute Road

6. Treebo Maison Ocean Beach Resort

 Treebo Maison Ocean Beach Resort

Treebo Maison Ocean Beach Resort

Treebo Maison Ocean Beach Resort faces the beach and offers excellent views of the seashore. The hotel has excellent facilities for its guests. There is daily room cleaning services and in-room breakfast.

The hotel is equipped with great safety features such as CCTV cameras, fire extinguishers and 24-hour security.

  • Location: Ashvem Beach Road

7. Treebo Vila de Goa

Treebo Vila de Goa

Treebo Vila de Goa

Treebo Vila de Goa is a great place for a comfortable stay. Although it is a little away from the beach, the hotel has great services and cosy rooms with complimentary tea/coffee and toiletries.

All rooms have flat screen TVs with satellite TV and free WiFi. Some rooms at the hotel have balconies and the hotel offers laundry and room services.

  • Location: Siolim

8. Treebo Village Susegat Beach Resort

Treebo Village Susegat Beach Resort

Treebo Village Susegat Beach Resort

The Treebo Village Susegat Beach Resort is a nice place for a relaxed getaway. Cosy and clean rooms await guests at the hotel.

Rooms here are equipped with all the latest amenities and the hotel has an in-house bar and restaurant. There’s also a swimming pool and they serve an amazing breakfast.

  • Location: Morjim Beach Road

9. Treebo Martins Siesta

Treebo Martins Siesta

Treebo Martins Siesta

Just as the name says, this hotel offers you the ‘Siesta’ life. It is located within a scenic property and offers its guests with all the latest amenities.

Rooms here are comfortable and have excellent facilities. The hotel has a fully stocked bar and there’s even free breakfast available.

  • Location:  Parra

10. Treebo XEC Residency

Treebo XEC Residency

Treebo XEC Residency

Located in the heart of Gogol, the Treebo XEC Residency is a comfortable hotel that has excellent amenities and 32 comfortable rooms. Conveniently located near the Madgaon bus station, the hotel is serene and calm, the perfect place for couples, families and solo travellers.

The rooms here offer the choice between king and queen beds, have free WiFi and also flat screen satellite TV.

  • Location: Gogol

11. Treebo Dempo River Sal

Treebo Dempo River Sal

Treebo Dempo River Sal

The Treebo Dempo River Sal offers the complete laidback Goan experience. Expect comfortable rooms and amazing amenities.

There’s free Wi-Fi available and rooms are equipped with satellite TV and amenities such as complimentary tea and coffee.

  • Location: Cavelossim

12. Treebo Lands End Beach Resort

 Treebo Lands End Beach Resort

Treebo Lands End Beach Resort

Located in one of the most happening beach towns in Goa, Treebo Lands End Beach Resort is a quaint hotel, ideal for a relaxed getaway.

The hotel offers all the facilities for a comfortable stay. There is an in-house bar offering a fine selection of cocktail and delicious munchies.

  • Location: Morjim

What to Do in Goa

If you want to explore Goa, here are the things you can do and see:

Places to See in Goa

Goa has excellent sites to visit. Explore the many old Portuguese churches, a few museums and many ancient temples. The Old Goa Church complex and the Mangeshi temple are two important places to visit in Goa.

Things to Do in Goa

Adventure sports enthusiasts can indulge in the water sports on the beaches in Goa. Another great activity to enjoy in Goa is scuba diving, in South Goa, you can enjoy scuba diving at many beaches. Those who love exploring and book a city tour.

Street Food to Try

Goa being a tourist destination offer a fairly decent selection of street foods.  Non-vegetarians can enjoy delicacies like Chorizo Pav, fried fish and chicken cutlets. Vegetarians can enjoy chaats, misal pav and puri bhaji.

Shopping in Goa

Shopping in Goa is a fantastic experience, you can visit the flea markets you can get yourself antiques, handicrafts and a host of unique products. The Panjim, Mapusa and Margao markets are nice places to buy spices, Goan sweets and port wine.

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Goa has the reputation of being the party state of India. But although indoor parties go on till the wee hours of the morning, the outdoor ones, with larger gatherings, louder music, more dancing and amazing views, unfortunately need to silence the music pretty early.

Enter the headphone party. Each party goer is given a pair of wireless headphones that connect you to the music. Apart from not waking up the neighborhood, you also have personal volume control, DJ selection and the option to take a break. Here are the best places for a headphone party in Goa.

Best Headphone Party in Goa

1. Silent Noise

Silent Noise

Silent Noise (source)

This party, recognized all over the world, has become the benchmark for a headphone party in Goa. Held every Saturday night and going on till early morning, the venue is located at the end of Palolem beach. Laser lights, fog machines, fire dancers, aerial performances, visual projections and some of the best DJs in the business are on offer.

  • Location: Neptune Point Beach Resort, Palolem
  • Entry: Rs. 600 (includes headphone hire charges)
  • Timings: 9 pm to 4 am
  • Day: Saturday

2. Leopard Valley

Leopard Valley

Leopard Valley (source)

Leopard Valley in the South of Goa is better known for its party animals rather than its wild life so don’t let your imagination run away with the name. A safe and secure place to have a good time till all hours of the morning, the party at Leopard Valley is another example of headphone partying in the state that has hundreds of revelers dancing to the music in their heads every Friday night. Enjoy the sounds of more than a couple of DJs from India and abroad as well as some live entertainment at the open air venue.

  • Location: Canacona
  • Entry: Rs. 600 (including headphone rental)
  • Timings: 9.30 pm to 4 am
  • Day: Friday

3. The Laughing Buddha

Laughing Buddha

Laughing Buddha (source)

Situated in the South, The Laughing Buddha is an ideal location to unwind and relax by the sea with good food and drink. But if too much rest and relaxation has made you itch for a way to expend all that energy positively, then you are in luck as once a week a silent party is hosted here right on the beach every Tuesday. Grab a pair of headphones form the reception, switch the channel to the DJ of your choice and let the party begin.

  • Location: Arambol, South Goa
  • Entry: Rs. 350 (including headphone rental)
  • Timings: 10.30 pm to 4.30 am
  • Day: Friday

4. Alpha Bar

Alpha Bar

Alpha Bar (source)

Around since the early 1980s, this bar at the end of Palolem beach is famous for its chilled out atmosphere, good food, drinks and friendly service. Come 10pm every Thursday, the speakers go off and the headphones come on. Party here till the break of dawn without disturbing a soul around you. The headphone party here boasts more than a couple of DJs to choose from and claim to have brought the idea to Goa.

  • Location: Palolem, South Goa
  • Entry: Rs. 400 (including headphone rental)
  • Timings: 10 pm to early morning
  • Day: Saturday

So head down to anyone of these quiet parties for an experience like no other, where you can not only chooses your drinks and snacks but also the tracks you listen to, and if you feel you can do better, then carry along your own player and DJ for the night even if only in your own head.

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Beaches, Cheap Booze, Seafood & Other Things Goa Is Famous For https://www.treebo.com/blog/goa-is-famous-for/ https://www.treebo.com/blog/goa-is-famous-for/#respond Tue, 26 Jun 2018 11:06:51 +0000 https://www.treebo.com/blog/?p=18914 Goa is one of India’s top holiday destinations and it’s easy to see why. There’s so much this state is famous for that you’ll be spoilt for choice when you’re ...

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Goa is one of India’s top holiday destinations and it’s easy to see why. There’s so much this state is famous for that you’ll be spoilt for choice when you’re visiting. From shopping at the various markets, to eating the local cuisine and water sports galore, Goa is well-known for a lot of unique offerings. Take a look at this list which showcases some of the best things that Goa is famous for.

Reasons Why Goa Is Famous

1. Fantastic Beaches

Palolem in South Goa

Palolem in South Goa

If you had to pick one thing about Goa, it would be its beaches. It’s the reason people visit. From the north to south, every five minutes of travel will take you to a new beach, with new shacks and a new vibe. On the north, the picks are usually Baga, Candolim, Anjuna and Vagator, while the south boasts Palolem, Agonda and Utorda.

2. Carnival

A parade in Goa

A parade in Goa

Every February, Goa comes alive to celebrate the carnival. A festival that dates back to the Portuguese era, it is celebrated with great pomp throughout the state, with the Catholic community leading the charge. Across the city and villages, you will see people dressed in traditional clothing or even fancy dress, with good food and alcohol making it a party!

3. Festive Atmosphere in December

A decorated church at Christmas time

A decorated church at Christmas time

Being ruled by the Portugues until 1961, Goa is filled with many churches. Come Christmas time, the sizeable Catholic community celebrates Christmas with much energy. There are dances organised, decorated streets, Christmas parties, lots of weddings, carol singing and much else. If you can handle the crowds, do head here in December.

4. Watersports

Watersports in Goa

Watersports in Goa

With so many beaches in the state, this had to be there, right? Most popular beaches in Goa offer the opportunity to go paragliding, parasailing, banana boat riding and snorkeling. On some beaches, you can even go scuba diving. The prices are high during the peak season of October to February, but that’s when it’s more fun.

5. Beach Shacks

Shacks on the beach

Shacks on the beach

Most of Goa’s beaches are lined with shacks most of the year. These come in all shapes and sizes, from trendy shacks like the Greek restaurant Thalassa in Vagator to traditional ones like St Anthony’s in Baga. Some of these shacks are even open all day, every day, such as Cocktails & Dreams on Palolem. These restaurants serve a mix of traditional and continental food and plenty of alcohol.

6. Cheap Alcohol

A tourist sipping on a pint

A tourist sipping on a pint

To encourage tourism, Goa has low taxes. This applies mainly to alcohol. For example, a beer costs roughly a third in Goa what it does in Mumbai. This applies to international liquors as well. So you can be sure to up your brand when you get here. Alcohol is also served everywhere you go. From small-time restaurants to the beach.

7. Portuguese Influence

Old Portuguese style houses

Old Portuguese style houses

The Portuguese ruled Goa for a long time, all the way up to 1961. The Portuguese influence is very visible in many areas, particularly Panjim and Altinho, where much of the Goan government resides. Aside from this, even the houses in the villages and the churches show off a particularly Portuguese side. Many of the old-timers continue to speak the language.

8. Dolphin Spotting

Goa offers you the chance to get up close to dolphins

Goa offers you the chance to get up close to dolphins (source)

Plenty of fish available in Goa and not all of it is just for a meal. Off of many beaches, you can take a banana boat and head a bit out into the ocean. In no time, you will see dolphins jumping out of the water to play with your group. It’s a delightful experience and not too expensive either. Candolim beach is very popular for dolphin spotting.

9. Cashew nuts, feni and goa sausage

Goa sausages

Goa sausages

Goa has a unique culture. While people don’t particularly go here to shop, it does offer a few unique items. Most famous among them are Goa Sausages, a spicy chorizo that’s available all over India, but best made in Goa. Then there are cashew nuts, which are of great quality and much cheaper, too. Lastly, you have the country liquor Feni, a great drink to be enjoyed plain, with a dash of lime or with some Sprite.

10. Wildlife sanctuaries

Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary

Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary

Goa is a tiny state with a lot of greenery. This means that it has a lot of wildlife sanctuaries, such as Bondla, Cotigao and Netravali wildlife sanctuaries. Here, you will find a variety of Indian wildlife, from the Indian Bison to Sambar Deer to the Malabar Giant Squirrel. Most of the sanctuaries conduct wildlife safaris all year round, with some even offering night tours.

11. Dudhsagar Waterfalls

Dudhsagar Waterfalls

Dudhsagar Waterfalls

A gem of a place to visit in Goa for around 8 months of the year, you can hear the gush of the Dudhsagar Waterfalls from a great distance. Situated around 60 kilometres away from the Panjim, you can head over to the falls by bus, taxi or train (and trek the final few kilometres). This four-tiered monster is among India’s tallest waterfalls, at a height of 1017 feet.

12. Trance Parties

Trance party in Goa

Trance party in Goa

Being a beach destination that’s frequented by people from all over the world, trance parties began here early, with many well-known names such as Goa Gill performing way back in the seventies. While the trance scene is not as buzzing as it was in the early 2000s, it’s still pretty big, with parties on beaches such as Anjuna, Vagator and Palolem going on into the early hours of the morning.

13. Headphone Parties

Headphone party

Headphone party

India love its noise. Well, Goa is different. Here, you have headphone parties at a few beaches, where the patrons are partying hard, but without disturbing the peace of the area. On Palolem, for example, there is Silent Noise, a party that happens once a week. At many of these parties, you can even tune into different DJs, depending on your mood.

14. Delicious Seafood Restaurants

Seafood in Goa

Seafood in Goa

With so many beaches, there’s got to be plenty of fish and, consequently, seafood restaurants. In Goa,

15. Casinos

A casino on Mandovi River

A casino on Mandovi River

Play games like Rummy, Stud Poker, Black Jack and Roulette on one of Goa’s many cruise ship casinos. These luxury liners are equipped with everything you need to try your luck on a fun evening. A host of gambling activities, music, food and drinks on board a luxury ship – what better way to spend an evening? Popular haunts include Deltin Royale Casino, Casino Carnival and Casino Pride.

16. Bike Rentals

Tourists on bikes

Tourists on bikes

A great way to explore the state is on two-wheels, the wind in your hair, as you zip from one beach to the next. Renting a bike in Goa is convenient, easy and relatively inexpensive. Bike rentals typically start at Rs. 200 per day for non-geared scooters and increase according to the type of bike you choose. In peak season, prices may double or triple, depending on demand.

17. Laidback Lifestyle

Chilling on the beach

Chilling on the beach

With its chilled out vibe and its inhabitants laid back attitudes, time slows down in Goa and it is the type of place you can spend two days or two months in and you’ll still never want to leave. Strolls on the beach, lazy lunchtime beers and afternoon naps are all part of the local and tourist culture.

18. Churches & Old Goa

Basilica of Bom Jesus

Basilica of Bom Jesus

Old Goa was once the capital of the Goa, back when the Portuguese ruled. In old Goa, you can witness the beauty and architectural grandeur of the churches and cathedrals, which are still in use and beautifully well-kept. Visit the Basilica of Bom Jesus, which holds the remains of St. Francis Xavier, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Or walk through the villages and see the old houses, some of which are in ruins, and get a sense of what Goa was like centuries ago.

19. Forts

Chapora Fort

Chapora Fort

The present Chapora fort was built in 1717, but its history stretches back at least three centuries. Today, the fort is best known in India as the place the Bollywood film Dil Chahta Hai was shot. You should head over here to check out the views of Pernem, Vagator and the Arabian Sea. If you enjoy it, you can visit Goa’s many other forts, such as Aguada in Sinquerim and Cabo De Rama in Canacona.

20. Shopping in Anjuna

The Anjuna flea market

The Anjuna flea market

Every Wednesday, Anjuna hosts one of the best shopping destinations in Goa. Here you can pick up everything from clothes and home décor to a range of Indian spices and even musical instruments.

Goa is a treasure trove filled with places to explore and experiences to saveur.  These are our favourite things about the state. Tell us your best memories of Goa in the comments below.

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The 15 Best Nightclubs In Goa For Party All Night https://www.treebo.com/blog/nightclubs-in-goa/ https://www.treebo.com/blog/nightclubs-in-goa/#respond Mon, 25 Jun 2018 07:10:39 +0000 http://www.treebo.com/blog/?p=5010 Goa, India’s party destination, is a paradise of entertainment. With its booming nightlife, the state attracts a lot of young crowds from all over the world. Other than lazing on ...

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Goa, India’s party destination, is a paradise of entertainment. With its booming nightlife, the state attracts a lot of young crowds from all over the world. Other than lazing on the beach, the tourists visit Goa to enjoy the vibe and a hassle-free lifestyle. Nightclubs in Goa are a major attraction for the party goers.

From October to March, Goa is buzzing with a nightlife that can give any of its worldwide counterparts a run for its money. The party-goers of Goa never miss the opportunity to let their hair down and dance the night away at this favourite party place. If you are a party animal and are looking for the most happening nightclubs in Goa, follow this list of the top 15 best clubs in Goa for a night out of dancing and partying.

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Nightclubs in Goa (North)

1. Hilltop

Hilltop is a famous party place in Goa
Hilltop

The longest-serving bar and nightclub in Vagator, Hilltop is where you’ll find a mix of locals and Russians partying the night away. Open until about 4 am, the parties here are a thing to witness. The music is 100 % psychedelic trance. Famous DJs like Goa Gill have performed at this nightclub in North Goa. Parties begin at 10 pm.

  • Location: Vagator
  • Best Parties: During New Year’s Eve and Christmas when the party lasts for more than 24 hours. 

Read More: 17 Best Beach Shacks in Goa

2. Nine Bar

A popular nightclub for trance music
Nine Bar

Nine Bar was once the mecca of trance parties in Goa. Although this place has lost a bit of its popularity, thanks to the many new nightclubs in Goa it still attracts a loyal following of partygoers. If you love trance, this is the ideal place for you to party. Check out this nightclub, if you are looking to party near the beachside with the best trance music in Goa. 

  • Location: Little Vagator
  • Average Cost: Rs. 1000 for two people

Check Out: 14 Best Pubs in Goa

3. Boom Shankar

A shack that gives you the feel of a night club
Boom Shankar

Boom Shankar is not a nightclub per se and it is more of a beach shack. However, during the tourist season, regular trance parties are held here by DJs from Europe and across the world. Most of the DJs playing here are Israelites and Russians.  Visit if you like electro-trance and dancing.

  • Location: Little Vagator
  • Timings: 9am – 10pm
  • Average Cost: Rs. 600 for two people (without alcohol)

4. Shiva Valley

Shiva Valley
Shiva Valley

Located towards the end of Anjuna Beach on the south side, Shiva Valley was once a famous beach shack. Today, the place has been transformed into a happening party place. Shiva Valley plays the best trance music and has a great party vibe. The best time to visit on a Tuesday, when they have special DJ nights at the club.

  • Location: Anjuna Beach
  • Tuesday Timing: 9:30 am to 4 am

5.  Club M

A happening party place on Morjim Beach
Club M

Situated inside the Marbela Beach Resort, Club M is a happening nightclub on Morjim beach. Club M is known for its great DJs and music. Prices are a bit steep, but definitely worth the spend if you are looking to have a good time in Morjim. If you are not looking for loud music, you can also take a walk on the beach using a private exit at the resort. 

  • Location: Morjim Beach
  • Timings: 7 pm to 5 am

Also, Read: 12 Best Beaches for a Nightlife in Goa

6. Tito’s

An iconic nightclub in Goa
Tito’s

A popular hangout spot on the Calangute-Baga route, Tito’s is one of the best known Goa nightclubs. Popular predominantly with Indian tourists, the place is always buzzing with young crowds and party revellers who love to dance. Entry is restricted to couples and ladies only. Stag entries are generally hard, by the way. 

  • Location: Calangute-Baga Road
  • Timings: 9:00 PM – 3:00 AM

7. Café Mambos

Party with a fun-loving crowd at Café Mambos
Café Mambos

Although the name says Café Mambos, the place is anything but a café. It is a popular club with local partygoers as well as tourists. It is located close to Tito’s (also known as Tito’s Lane) and has an indoor section as well as an outdoor area that faces the beach. Parties are held at the outdoor section, so it gets crowded in the evenings. Entry is restricted to couples and women.

  • Location: Tito’s Lane, Baga
  • Timings: 8 pm to 3:30 am
  • Average Cost: Rs. 1,500 for two people

8. Club Cubana

Club Cubana is well-known for its pool parties
Club Cubana

This nightclub in Arpora is known as ‘the club in the sky’ because of its location on the top of a hill. The atmosphere inside the club is electric, with disco lights that move to the beat of the music and revellers screaming and dancing to their favourite tracks. The place is one of the few in Goa that hosts pool parties. Entry is available for couples and ladies only.

  • Location: Arpora
  • Average Cost: Rs. 2,500 for two people 

Read More: Best Ways to Have a Nightlife in Goa

9. Waters Beach Lounge

Waters Beach Lounge serves delicious Goan food
Waters Beach Lounge

The advantage of partying at Beach Lounge is that, in addition to the fabulous music to dance to, you also get scenic views of Vagator. The place is well known for its party nights, which are a big hit with tourists. Not a fan of the outdoors? Head over to their indoor soundproof party venue. The place also serves some good local Goan cuisine, in case you are craving delicious food.

  • Location: Vagator Beach
  • Average Cost: Rs. 1,800 for two people

10. Cohiba

A happening party place in Candolim
Cohiba

A great addition to Candolim’s already booming nightlife scene, Cohiba is where you should head to enjoy a night out partying. It’s soft lighting and pulsating music adds to the fun of the place. If you are not into dancing, there is plenty of seating to just sit back and enjoy some good house music.

  • Location: Candolim
  • Average Cost: Rs 1,500 for two people

11. Cape Town Cafe

The Cape Town Club also doubles up as a sports bar
Cape Town Club

Love going to a nightclub that is relaxed and has an easy-going vibe? Then Cape Town Cafe is just where you should be in Goa. Sitting pretty in the Tito’s lane, this pub has a party-heavy indoor section and a quieter outdoor section that is less noisy. It has some great DJs playing and also telecasts live sports matches –  football games are great fun to watch here.

  • Location: Tito’s Lane, Baga
  • Average Cost: Rs. 1,000 for two people

12. LPK Waterfront

A famous nightclub at Nerul Beach
LPK Waterfront

With its famous interiors and noisy ambience, LPK Waterfront is a bit hit with the party and trance lovers from North Goa. Post 8 pm, the ambience at LPK is just fantastic. There’s lovely Goan food on the menu which you must try, Chicken Cafreal and Pork Vindaloo.

  • Location: Nerul Beach
  • Average Cost: Rs. 1,500 for two people

Nightclubs In Goa (South)

13. Club Zoya

A happening party place in Benaulim
Club Zoya

One of the few nightclubs in Benaulim, Club Zoya is happening and cool. There are events held daily so call them up to know what is going on when. The place is popular for its vodka-infused cocktails and great pub bites.

  • Location: Benaulim Beach
  • Average Cost: Rs. 500 for two people (without alcohol)

14. Leopard Valley

South Goa’s most happening nightclubs
Leopard Valley

Located between Palolem and Agonda, Leopard Valley is where you should visit to enjoy dancing. The 3D lighting, mind-blowing sound system and a host of top DJs, both international and national, make this place great for partying. On offer here is a good line up of international as well as Indian whiskeys, beer and vodkas.

  • Location: Between Palolem and Agonda
  • Average Cost: Rs. 2,000 for two people

Read More: 14 Best Clubs for Party-lovers in Goa

15. Silent Noise – The Club

A one of a kind party place in Goa
Silent Noise

The Silent Noise nightclub in Goa organizes a headphone party every Saturday that is worth going for if you love partying and dancing. There are many DJs playing here at the same time so you can choose which music to follow on your headphones. The music played here is a mix of electronic, funk and house music. Check out the club’s website to know more about the parties.

  • Location: Palolem
  • Entry: Rs. 600 (includes headphone hire charges)
  • Timings: 9 pm to 4 am

Read More: 4 Best Places for a Headphone Party in Goa

If you are looking for a Goa club, check out our top 15. The atmosphere and the music at these Goa nightclubs is just mind-blowing and you will surely end up having lots of fun.

Keep in mind that most of these clubs have an entry fee. And if you are going stag, it is best to check with the nightclub about entry before you head out. Let us know about your favourite nightclub in the comments below. 

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30 Popular Places To Visit In Goa on Your Next Vacation https://www.treebo.com/blog/places-to-visit-in-goa/ https://www.treebo.com/blog/places-to-visit-in-goa/#respond Sun, 24 Jun 2018 11:14:29 +0000 http://www.treebo.com/blog/?p=3881 Small in size, Goa packs a huge punch as a tourist destination. While most know Goa for being a party destination, there are a few tourists who love visiting for ...

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Small in size, Goa packs a huge punch as a tourist destination. While most know Goa for being a party destination, there are a few tourists who love visiting for its calm surroundings, beautiful churches, historic temples, mosques and more.

If you look closely about it, Goa has some amazing tourist places that offer one a deep insight into its rich culture and history. We have driven through the length and breadth of the state to bring you the 30 best places to see in Goa. Have a look at the list below:

Places to Visit in North Goa

1. Fort Aguada

Fort Aguada

Fort Aguada (source)

A famous tourist attraction in the north of Goa, the Fort Aguada was built in 1612. The fort stands on a hill lock that overlooks the mouth of the Mandovi River. One side the fort is flanked by the posh Taj Village hotel, while the other faces the sea. From the fort, you can catch stunning views of the sunset and the Mandovi River.

  • Location: Candolim

2. Calangute Beach

Calangute Beach

Calangute Beach

A great place for fun and games, the Calangute beach is home to many experiences. At this beach, you can enjoy a plethora of water sports, party at the best shacks and enjoy a sun tan one of the beach beds. During the tourist season, the beach can get a bit crowded.

  • Location: Calangute

3. Vagator Beach

Vagator Beach

Vagator Beach

The Vagator Beach has over the years gained immense popularity. The beach is famous for its parties and beach shacks. It is home to the 9 Bar one of the most happening party destinations in Goa and a few hotels. Apart from parties, another good reason to go here is to watch the sunset and enjoy stunning views of the beach from the cliff.

  • Location: Vagator

4. Chapora Fort

Chapora Fort

Chapora Fort

The Chapora Fort actually became famous after the Hindi film Dil Chahta Hai was filmed here. The fort was built by the Portuguese in 1617 near the Chapora river. Made entirely from laterite rock, the fort now stands in ruins. However, there are some portions of the fort that still stand strong.

Getting to the fort is simple, you can either go to the fort by bike or walk up to the fort.

  • Location: Chapora

5. Bogdeshwara Temple

Bogdeshwara Temple

Bogdeshwara Temple (source)

Located in Mapusa, the Bogdeshwara Temple was built in honour of Kanakeshwar Baba or Bogdeshwara. The temple is popular with business owners and the fisherfolks of Mapusa who believe that if one prays at this temple, their wishes are fulfilled.

The temple feast is celebrated in the months of December or January, depending on the Hindu calendar.

  • Location: Mapusa  

6. Kala Academy

Kala Academy

Kala Academy

Located along the Portuguese influenced 18th June Road, the Kala Academy is a haven for Goan art and culture.

To experience Goan culture, it is best to watch a tiatr (Goan play) at the Kala Academy. If you love art, drop by at the many galleries inside the academy and visit the travelling art exhibitions. There is a small café within the Kala Academy premises that serves snacks and tea.

  • Location: Panjim

7. Reis Magos Fort

Reis Magos Fort

Reis Magos Fort

Located in North Goa, the Reis Magos Fort is a lovely structure. The best time to visit the fort is after 3 pm, to watch the sunset. There is a small museum shop near the foot of the fort. To enter, you will have to pay an entry fee for Rs. 50 per head. Situated nearby is the Reis Magos Church.

  • Location: Panjim

8. Anjuna Flea Market

Anjuna Flea Market

Anjuna Flea Market

A great place to experience shopping, the Anjuna flea market is held every Wednesday near the Anjuna Beach. At this flea market, one can shop for a wide variety of commodities.

From clothes to bikes, spices, tattoos and more, you will find it all at this market. While you’re busy shopping, do not forget to enjoy delicious local snacks like chorizo pav and goan sweets. There are also live gigs held at the flea market.

  • Location: Anjuna

9. Museum of Goa

Museum of Goa

Museum of Goa (source)

Located in the village of Pilerne, the Museum of Goa is a must-visit place for anyone looking to learn about Goa’s cultural heritage. The museum has exhibits and books that take you back in time to Goa’s rich cultural heritage.

There is also an art gallery in the museum that displays excellent artwork and sculptures.

  • Location: Pilerne

10. Arambol Beach

Arambol Beach

Arambol Beach

The Arambol Beach in Goa is of the finest and unexplored beaches, this side of town. With amazing restaurants and a clean and quiet beach shore, the place is a great escape from crowds and the hustle of the other beaches in Goa.

  • Location: Arambol.

11. Morjim Beach

Morjim Beach

Morjim Beach

Located in North Goa, the Morjim beach is excellent for families and couples. At this beach you can enjoy boat rides, romantic walks and a few water sports. There are many resorts and beachfront restaurants, where you can enjoy good local Goan meals.

  • Location: Morjim

12. Miramar Beach

Miramar Beach

Miramar Beach

The Miramar Beach in Goa is a great place to visit because of the sheer amount of things you can enjoy. There is the beach, where you can enjoy the sunrise, the promenade that’s a great place for a morning walk and shopping. Yes, along the promenade, there are various stores that sell everything from clothes to sweets and even handicraft items.

Those looking for a bit of adventure can enjoy water sports, particularly boating and the jet ski at Miramar.

13. Mapusa Market

Mapusa Market

Mapusa Market

If you are looking to do a bit of shopping, an ideal market to do that is in Mapusa. Open through the week in the morning and evening (the market is closed in the afternoon), you can shop for everything under the sun at the Mapusa Market.

From alcohol to sweets, clothing and masalas, you can get whatever you are looking for at reasonable prices. There is a popular bar called the Pub that’s a great place to grab a beer or indulge in some seafood.

While you are at the market, try you hand at the lucky draw. You’ll find plenty of stalls selling lucky draw tickets.

Best Places To See In South Goa

14. Bom Jesu Church

The Bom Jesu Church in Goa

The Bom Jesu Church in Goa

A towering structure in the Old Goa Church complex, the Bom Jesu church is famous. It houses the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier, the patron saint of Goa. The church has many beautiful altars and lovely artwork on the ceiling.

On the first floor of the church, there is a small art gallery. For a historic insight into the church, you can hire a freelance guide from outside the church for Rs. 100.

  • Location: Velha Goa

15. Se Cathedral

The Se Catherdral

The Se Catherdral

Situated behind a huge garden, the Se Catherdral has a tall, imposing structure. This church that measures over 76 metres long and 55 metres wide is one of the largest churches in Asia.

The church was built in 1562 in true Tuscan architectural style. On one of the towers of the church, you can see the Sino de Ouro (Golden Bell) that is the largest church bell in Asia. Inside the church there are four altars and a water fountain believed to be used by St. Francis Xavier.

  • Location: Velha Goa

16. Palolem Beach

Palolem Beach

Palolem Beach

Flanked by palm trees in the background, the Palolem beach is a must-visit place in South Goa. There is plenty do at the beach. You can choose to relax at a beach shack or enjoy water sports. The beach is also popular for its silent disco parties.

  • Location: Palolem

17. Goa Chitra

Goa Chitra

Goa Chitra (source)

Conceptualised by artist Victor Hugo Gomes, the Goa Chitra is a space dedicated to art and culture. It houses artefacts, objects, texts and a variety of objects from Goa’s rich past. Most of the objects on display are Mr. Victor Hugo Gomes’ personal collection. Entry fee for the museum costs Rs. 300 per head and it is open from Tuesday to Sunday.

  • Location: Benaulim

18. Church & Convent of Saint Cajetan

Church & Convent of St Cajetan

Church & Convent of St Cajetan (source)

Modelled on the St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the Church & Convent of Saint Cajetan is a popular church in Goa. The church was built by Order of Theatines, a group of friars that were sent by Pope Urban to India.

The main altar inside the church is dedicated St. Cajetan, the church’s patron saint. There is also an altar built in honour of Our Lady of Divine Providence. While visiting the church, do not forget to check out the beautiful paintings from the life of St. Cajetan.

  • Location: Velha Goa

19. Dudhsagar Falls

The gorgeous Dudhsagar Falls

The gorgeous Dudhsagar Falls

Located near the border of Karnataka and Goa, on the Mandovi River, the Dudhsagar falls are a must visit for any adventure or outdoor enthusiast. The best time to visit the scenic falls is just before the monsoon. An ideal way to spend time here is to trek up to the falls. The climb can be challenging, but the experience is a one to remember.

  • Location: Colem

20. Shri Mangueshi Temple

Crowd at the Shri Mangueshi Temple

Crowd at the Shri Mangueshi Temple

Located near Ponda, the Mangueshi temple is one of the most visited Hindu temples in the state of Goa. There is a tall deepastambha that is made using Christian and Muslim art influences.

The Mangueshi temple houses an ancient Shivalinga that is believed to be more than 100 years old.

  • Location: Near Ponda

21. Benaulim Beach

Benaulim Beach

Benaulim Beach

A pretty beach in South Goa, Benaulim is a great beach to experience water sports in South Goa. From hopping onto a banana boat to enjoying a thrilling parasailing ride, you can have a lot of fun at this clean beach in South Goa.

Location: Benaulim

22. Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary

Bondla Bird Sanctuary

Bondla Bird Sanctuary (source)

The Bondla Bird Sanctuary is one of the most popular sanctuaries in Goa. Home to a variety of animals including tigers and bison, a visit to this place offers a different experience. Hop onto to the safari for a clear and insightful experience into the world of animals. Stop over at the Den restaurant here, to enjoy delicious meals.

  • Location: Usgao-Ganjem

23. Ancestral Goa

Ancestral Goa

Ancestral Goa (source)

Ancestral Goa is a park that has displays depicting Goa’s culture and lifestyle. It was built to showcase and protect Goa’s rich and cultural heritage. The star attraction at the Ancestral Goa is the imprint of the Bigfoot that has a major legacy in Goa.

  • Location: Lutolim

24. St Augustine Tower

St Augustine Tower

St Augustine Tower

Located near the Old Goa Church Complex, the St, Augustine Tower was formerly a church. It was destroyed after a plague and now all that remains are the belfry of the church and a few structures. Rich in history, go here to check out ancient Portuguese architecture.

  • Location: Old Goa

25. Arvalam Waterfalls

Arvalam Waterfalls

Arvalam Waterfalls

The Arvalam Waterfalls is best to visit in the monsoon. There are different viewing areas at the waterfall, and there is a pathway that leads you to the top. Those who are spiritually inclined can visit the Shiva temple that is located on the way to the top. Parking at the waterfall is free.

  • Location:  Sanquelim

26. Cabo de Rama Fort

Cabo de Rama Fort

Cabo de Rama Fort

Since the fort is located in a place that is not too popular, you will always find it empty. However, don’t lets its popularity fool you, there are exciting views to see from the top of the fort. Although it partly lies in ruin, the Cabo de Rama Fort is scenic and enjoyable.

  • Location: Canacona

27. Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

The Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is one of the only bird sanctuaries in Goa. It is where you can see different species of birds, including the white egret. At this place, you can also enjoy boating. For a fun experience, hire a tourist guide who will give you an insight and a historic background of the sanctuary.

  • Location: Chorao Island

28. Casinos

A Casino Cruise in Goa

A Casino Cruise in Goa (source)

Goa is one of the few places in India, probably the only one where you can enjoy gambling. Held offshore, casinos in Goa are housed inside ships docked near Miramar.

Open to anyone above the age of 18, at these casinos, you can try your luck at winning bumper prices or some extra money at the slot machines. There’s food and alcohol available too, in case you are looking to grab a bite or celebrate, after winning some moolah.

29. Grand Island

Enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving at the Grand Island

Enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving at the Grand Island (source)

It is no secret that one of the things Goa is famous for, apart from its nightlife, is water sports. At beaches across the state, you can enjoy activities like parasailing, jet skiing and banana boat rides.

But, if you want to enjoy the best water sports in Goa, head to the Grand Island. at this place, you can go snorkeling or scuba diving to the deep ends of the sea and check out sights you would have probably never seen before.

You can either take the long course that goes on for a month or do a short term course that is just for two days.

30. Bogmalo Beach

Bogmalo Beach

Bogmalo Beach

Do not let this humble beach trick you into believing that there’s no action. Located close to the airport, about a 45 minute drive, the Bogmalo beach is a hub for under sea water sports.

At this beach, many operators run snorkeling and scuba diving. You are taken to a certain point at sea and then dropped into the ocean. Great to experience, anyone who goes to Goa has to experience the water sports at Bogmalo Beach.

Goa is not only famous for its nightlife and beaches, the state does have fabulous attractions that are worth visiting. So, the next time you are in Goa and are looking for a different experience, we suggest you visit these places and learn about Goa’s rich culture and heritage.

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