Goa, located on the western coast of India, is a small state, but it offers a large set of things to do. It boasts of pristine beaches dotted with fun shacks, myriad restaurants and cafes, and flea markets in abundance. Apart from these highlights, Goa has a cultural side and scenic side to it with its UNESCO-listed church complexes, quaint Portuguese quarters, walking tours, and gorgeous natural landscape. This mixed bag of places to visit in Goa ensures you never have a dull moment during your family vacation in India’s sunshine state.
Here is a list of top five scenic places to visit in Goa.
1. Baga Beach
When it comes to Goa sightseeing, Baga Beach definitely tops the list of things to do. There is always something fun happening here. The positive vibes at this beach are contagious. Your kids will certainly have an enjoyable time over here. When it comes to water sports, banana boat rides and jet skiing are the most popular.
2. Dudhsagar Waterfalls
Offering a different take on Goa sightseeing are the Dudhsagar Waterfalls. These four-tiered waterfalls cascade down on the Mandovi River and are located on the Goa-Karnataka border. This scenic spot forms a part of the Mollem National Park and Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary. Enjoy the view of falls while embarking on a fun trek. Make sure to carry enough water over here.
3. Fort Aguada
Peek into the Portuguese history at Fort Aguada as you teach your kids about how it was built in 1612 to prevent an invasion from the Maratha and Dutch forces. Dividing Sinquerium and Candolim beaches, it could historically hold a whopping 79 cannons! Your kids could learn a thing or two about Goan-Portuguese architecture here.
4. Calangute Beach
Fondly called the “Queen of Beaches”, Calangute is the largest beach in Goa. You can swim here, indulge in water sports, or go sightseeing at St. Alex Church, Aguada Fort and Lighthouse, and the Friday Local Mapusa Market, as the tourists’ attractions, are situated nearby.
5. Grand Island
This island is a haven for water sports enthusiasts. It is a hotspot for scuba diving because of the reefs and shipwrecks found here. The “Suzy” and “Davy Jones Locker” are popular diving sites at Grand Island, among others. There are ample snorkeling opportunities here.
Where to stay
Your search for the perfect resort in Goa should end at the Club Mahindra Varca Beach Resort. Boasting spacious rooms with Goan architectural elements, modern amenities, and a host of indoor and outdoor activities for you to enjoy together as a family, this resort is an apt base for you to begin your exploration of Goa. Well-trained and efficient staff will ensure service is always impeccable—something that has been continuously highlighted in Club Mahindra Resort Reviews by satisfied members. Plan a vacation with Club Mahindra today & have a memorable and comfortable stay at Club Mahindra Varca Beach Resort with family.
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