Hippie markets, happening nightlife, mouth-watering food, crowded beaches and the practice of yoga, all this make up the fascinating and enchanting North Goa. North Goa is framed by Mandovi River in the south and Terekhol River in the north with Calangute and Baga being considered as the epicentre of the region. Anjuna is famous for its Wednesday market while Vagator gives a cool party vibe. The beaches of Aswem, Mandrem and Morjim are considered low-key with prospering and friendly family resorts having jazzy beachfront huts. Arambol which is in the far north is popular for paragliding and provides cheap clifftop accommodation.
This Fort was built by the Portuguese rulers for making the fresh water supply available to the ships passing by the Arabian Sea. Aguada is a Portuguese word meaning “Watering Place”. more about – Fort Aguada
This Light House was built as early as 1864 thereby being the oldest and first lighthouse to be built in Asia.
The Calangute town in North Goa is famous for its beach and is the largest in North Goa. It is also known as the Queen of Beaches. This beach is visited by thousands of domestic and international tourists. You will find shacks and stalls on this beach which sell fried prawns, beers and trinkets made of seashells under the shade of palm trees. Water sport activities like parasailing, water skiing and many others are available on this beach. Things to do near Calangute Beach
It is one of the favourite tourist attraction. Baga Beach is a small but a perfect beach and is located between Anjuna on one side and Calangute on the other side. If you want tranquility and are in the mood for some introspection then Baga Beach is the best choice.
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This beach is a part of an extension of the beach coastline which is along the Arabian Sea, thereby, beginning at the Fort Aguada and ending at the Chapora Beach. It is a very famous place because it is the birthplace of Abba Faria who is known as the “Father of Hypnotism” and was one of the freedom fighters of Goa.
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This beach is a beautiful one with a spectacular and breathtaking stretch of sand. It lies adjacent to the Aguada Beach. The famous Aguada Fort can be seen from this beach. This fort was built by Portuguese to defend themselves from any attack that can take place from the sea route.
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This beach is famous for its stunning surroundings with swinging palm trees along with the soft white coloured sand. The beach is marked by the rock formation over the cove of white sand and black rock that extends into the sea. – Check other things to do near Anjuna Beach
Vagator Beach is one of the most iconic beaches in Goa and it is situated right to the north of the Anjuna Beach. This beach is crescent shaped and is the favourite among the tourists for the midnight parties. – Vagator Beach
Chapora Fort gained popularity from the movie “Dil Chahta Hai” and now is one of the famous attractions of Goa. The epic sunset view from here is majestic. Trekking up to the fort can be tiresome during the day but evenings are memorable.