Visit the Scenic Beaches of North Goa Goa, situated along the Konkan coast is the smallest state of India and is one of most popular tourist destinations attracting tourists from all over the world. Goa was under the Portuguese rule for hundreds of years which is probably why the Portuguese culture is reflected strongly in Goan way of life. Goaâ€™s eclectic culture and a laidback lifestyle is what makes it one of the most popular holiday destinations in the country. Goa tourism is a booming industry thanks to its splendid beaches, flora & fauna, world heritage architecture and some important places of worship. Goa is divided into North Goa & South Goa, with both regions providing tourists with plenty of scenic locations and lovely beaches, not to forget mouth watering food and drinks.
There are a number of beaches in Goa that have made the destination a very well known name amongst domestic as well as global tourists. In total, there are more than 20 beaches that are spread across the state. North Goa boasts more number of beaches than South Goa. An overview of some of the topmost Goa beaches, especially in North Goa is as follows: â—? Calangute: It is a beach everyone loves to head for as soon as they land. Situated in North Goa, you will not find this beach empty, it is always buzzing with people. It is one of most beautiful beaches in Goa. Located at a distance of 15 kilometers from Panaji, the capital of Goa, this beach is spread over an area of 7 kilometers and is aptly called as Queen of beaches. All
travel & tourism agencies have a base at this beach from where bookings for most of the other beaches are made.
â—? Miramar: This beautiful beach is located at a distance of 3 kilometers from Panaji and has done its bit for Goa tourism. The famous Fort Aguada can be seen from this beach across river Mandovi. This beach is highly commercialized when compared to other beaches in the vicinity. You will also find a great deal of high end hotels and homes here, few of Goaâ€™s elite crowd lives here. â—? Sinquerim: Located at a distance of 13 kilometers from Panaji, it is another of the most famous of beaches in Goa. It houses a wonderful 17 century fort which was converted into a prison few years ago. This beach provides tourists with a host of outdoor facilities like para sailing, water skiing, scuba diving, fishing and windsurfing. Taj holiday village, Fort aguada Resort and Aguada hermitage are some of the top class hotels and resorts where you can relieve your tiredness.
● Dona Paula beach: it is one of North Goa’s most popular tourist spots. It is situated on famous & beautiful sea stretch spanning Panaji, Miramar & Dona Paula. Sequences of some Bollywood movies have been shot at Dona Paula beach and it is a suitable location for filming due to its calmness, serenity and beauty.
● Vagator: Vagator beach is located about 20 kilometers away from Panaji and is a favorite venue among tourists for mid night parties. It is one of the rough beaches in Goa, and you have to trek through the rough rocks to get to the ocean. There is also a flea market on top of the cliff where you can shop for clothes and kitsch items.
Published on Aug 27, 2013
Published on Aug 27, 2013
Goa is a lovely place to visit, not only for its attractive locales but mainly for the beautiful beaches in Goa. In fact, the beaches form t...