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Sightseeing and Things to do in Goa

Last Updated: 13 Jun 2011 16 Contributors

Goa has a bit of everything - from beautiful old style homes with antique furniture to churches, temples, beaches and historic places. Then there's that lazy laid back lifestyle so characteristic of Goa. Plus, if you are up to it, Goa has its fair amount of late night entertainment spots and water sports.

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MARCUS SIMOES on 12 Jul 2011

I would advise others to visit Betalbatim sunset beach which is very beautiful and clean.

Things to do: History and Culture

Archeological Museum At The Convent Of St Francis Of Assisi, Old Goa

OK Rated #1 out of 104 attractions in Goa

This was established within the convent in 1964. What's interesting is the eclectic collection of 60 portraits of Portuguese viceroys and governor's of Goa. What it also now houses is the statue of St... More

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Church Of Immaculate Conception, Panjim

OK Rated #3 out of 104 attractions in Goa

It stands bang in the centre of Panjim city. This Catholic Church has a dramatic façade and an elaborate white stucco bell-tower. It is one of the most striking sights in Panaji.

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Goa State Museum

OK Rated #4 out of 104 attractions in Goa

The Goa State Museum was opened in 1973 and has on exhibit a rich collection of arts and artifacts divided into various sections. Entry: Free Timings: Monday to Friday, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm.

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Things to do: Nature and Adventure

Angling And Fishing

OK Rated #1 out of 104 attractions in Goa

The beaches of Goa offer a varied & plentiful, almost inexhaustible, supply to seafood, still incredibly cheap & absolutely fresh. Go to Betul for Goa’s best & largest mussels, brought ashore by exper... More

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Water-Skiing

OK Rated #1 out of 104 attractions in Goa

Water skiing is a new sport that's taking shape in Goa. You can ski anywhere across the northern beach belt in Goa. Dona Paula Beach (8 km from Panaji), Arambol and Candolim Beach in North Goa offer w... More

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Windsurfing

OK Rated #6 out of 104 attractions in Goa

Windsurfing is a unique blend of surfing and sailing, which requires the surfer to adjust his strength and balance to the changing patterns of wind and water. Try it out at Dona Paula jetty, Candolim ... More

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Things to do: Zoos & Amusement Parks

Kerkar Art Complex, Calangute, North Goa

OK Rated #8 out of 104 attractions in Goa

This is a unique experiment among art exhibition spaces in India. The Kerkar Art Gallery has hosted many Goan artists and focuses mainly on promoting native ‘Goan’ art. The gallery cum retreat also re... More

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Things to do: Shopping

Panjim Municipal Market

OK Rated #2 out of 104 attractions in Goa

This is a huge covered municipal market which stretches inland from the waterfront and rapidly spills into the nearby streets and alleys. Stalls sell a baffling array of fresh produce, dried fish, hou... More

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Saturday Market

OK Rated #4 out of 104 attractions in Goa

Both Baga and Calangute have a weekly Saturday market like the Wednesday Anjuna Flea Market.

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Wednesday Anjuna Flea Market

OK Rated #2 out of 104 attractions in Goa

Among street markets in India, the Anjuna Beach market in Goa is undoubtedly the most famous and the most fabled. Initially started by the hippies, today this market has become part of Goan life and i... More

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Things to do: Fairs, Festivals & Events

Festival Of Our Lady Of Miracles, Mapusa

OK Rated #6 out of 104 attractions in Goa

This annual festival is celebrated by people of all religions. The festival takes place on the first Sunday, 16 weeks after Easter at the Church of Our Lady of Miracles.

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Things to do: Entertainment & Night Life

Underground Arena

OK Rated #1 out of 104 attractions in Goa

This club styles itself as a discotheque-pub-bistro and is managed by Hotel Manvin. The club features themed Bollywood Nights, weekend parties and live band performances. Entry is for couples and fami... More

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Club 9 Bar

OK Rated #4 out of 104 attractions in Goa

Fantastically located on a cliff in small Vagator, it's the place to be at sunset, after the flea market. Goa Trance music is played here.

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Club Extreme

OK Rated #10 out of 104 attractions in Goa

Another trendy discotheque situated on the Miramar Road in Panaji. Open everyday of the week, plays good music.

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Things to do: Beaches

Colva, South Goa

OK Rated #1 out of 104 attractions in Goa

The village of Colva in South Goa lies at a distance of 8 km from Margao. At one time, Colva used to be the summer retreat of Goa’s elite. Nowadays, it is one of the biggest villages in South Goa and ... More

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Mobor, South Goa

OK Rated #3 out of 104 attractions in Goa

Though it might seem that Goa is constantly over run by tourists, it has its share of quieter, more secluded beaches too. Mobor in South Goa is one of these locations. Mobor is located 11 km away from... More

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Canacona, South Goa

OK Rated #4 out of 104 attractions in Goa

Canacona was a quiet beach till the 90s when tourists started venturing beyond the ever popular Calangute and Baga. Canacona offers crescent shaped sweeps of sands, ringed by the Sahyadris. The beach ... More

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