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Explore The Best Places Of Goa in Just 3 Days

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Places to Visit in Goa in 3 days

Beach paradise of India GOA always seems to celebrate every moment of life, where people are always in party mode. Do you also think so? Naah….Actually, Goa is like a Pandora box which has everything for everyone; either it be splendid beaches, adventurous sports, spiritual places, grand temples, marvelous churches, natural serenity, majestic waterfalls, awesome sunrise, picturesque sunset, discos, booze or bistro. You just name it and Goa fulfills your wish.

Here is the plan to explore main attractions of Goa in an interval of three days. Check this list, pack your bag and get, set, go.

Best Places to Visit in Goa in 3 Days

Day One:

When you reach Goa, first thing on mind should be saying hello to the Arabian sea. Explore these beaches of North Goa which are famous for their beauty, fun, and frolic.

Calangute Beach:


Popularly known as ‘queen of beaches’ Calangute beach is a largest and most recommended beach in North Goa and is a hot favorite with Indian and foreign tourist a. Indulge yourself in a plethora of various water sports like jet skiing, banana rides, parasailing and scuba diving.

Baga Beach:


After enjoying water sports, come to Baga beach which is always swamped with European tourists. Baga beach front is full of shacks, eateries, clubs and shopping outlets. Besides Baga beach, you must go for shopping at Flee Market of Anjuna beach which is very much part of any tourist’s ‘To-Do’ list.

Chapora Fort:


Make sure to reach Vagator at Chapora fort for viewing the sunset. Sun seems to dip in red hue Arabian Sea as if a child goes to sleep in mother’s lap after a bone-freaking hectic day. Chapora fort is also favorite destination for Bollywood movie shoots.

Clubs and Nightlife:

After making a merry whole day, now it’s time for enjoying dance, music and exotic Goan food .So go ahead and enjoy night life of Goa.

Day Two:

Keep the second day for Ponda which is said to be the cultural capital of Goa. Ponda is surrounded by green villages and grand temples. The places that can be explored in Ponda are listed below.

Tropical Spice Plantation:

The day should be started by visiting a tropical spice plantation.This plantation is accessed through a bamboo bridge. This place is in natures lap. Tour of this place ends with typical Goan breakfast on banana leaf.

Mangeshi Temple:


This temple is most visited temple of Goa .This temple houses Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati and local diety Lord Mangeshi. Mangeshi temple is amalgam of rich culture and great architecture. The highlights of this temple are, a seven story deep Stambh i.e. lamp stand, grand statue of Nandi bull inside temple, grand chariots  and an ancient water reservoir. This temple tells the stories of rich Goan history which is a mixture of Indian and Portuguese culture.

Cruise On Back Waters Of River Mandovi:

The second day in Goa would be incomplete without cruise on river Mandovi. Goa tourism department offers a variety of cruises during day time, but best time to sail around and enjoy nature’s beauty and golden sunset is in evening, when sun seems to meet horizon of Arabian Sea. You can watch graceful waters of Mandovi dancing on the rhythm of sea breeze flowing towards deck of cruise boats. Goan dance, DJ, music, party, casinos-full entertainment is provided on these cruises. When it gets dark, lights of parked boats seem to twinkle like stars in the dark of night.

Day Three:

After such two beautiful days, Goa still startles you with its surprises. On third day of your trip enjoy Goa’s amazing gothic architectural wonders. So here is the list of places you must visit on your last day in Goa.

Aguada Fort and Lighthouse:


Start your day by reaching Aguada Fort which stands on white sand of Senquirem beach, overlooking vast expanse of Arabian Sea. A thirteen meter high lighthouse is standing tall on this place which seems to stand like a protector from centuries. You can enjoy verdant landscape and mind blowing view of Arabian Sea from here.

Basilica Of Bom Jesus And Se Cathedral:


Now It is time to see major attractions of South Goa and visit the famous churches , which are an important part of Portuguese legacy. Basilica of Bom Jesus is UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE site. The mortal remains of Saint Francis Xavier are preserved here. Thousands of Catholics visit this place to offer prayers. Se cathedral is also a huge cathedral in heart of old Goa. It has a huge museum where you can see antiques and photos used in old age by saints and church members .These churches are not only places of worship but they have historical and cultural significance too.

Dona Paula Jetty And View Point:


Spend your evening in ‘Lovers Paradise’ Doan Paula . This place is famous for bird eye view of deltas of Mandovi and Zuari rivers. This is a stony beach and water seems to be furious. This place has a statue of the lovers who died on this place as the society didn’t accept them. High tides of water reach up to the platform of statue and seem to console the souls of these lovers. If you see around, you would recognize this place as many Bollywood movies have been shot here. You can also sail through waters for dolphin spotting from this place.

Discos and Tattoo Parlors

Last but not the least thing to do on last day in Goa is enjoy nightlife  of Goa. Either go to the clubs and party hard or go to tattoo parlors and get inked, enjoy food, have fun and laze around on your last day in Goa.

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