- By - Aradhya Chopra
- On - 2022-06-25
Ultimate guide to North goa
The state of Goa is dived into two districts North Goa and South Goa. Both these regions attract their fare share of tourists. Mostly tourists prefer North Goa as it offers more choices and activities in terms of hotels, restaurants and night life. South Goa attracts tourists who are mostly looking for a relaxed vacation. You will either see a lot of beach huts in Goa for low end tourists or five star properties for high end tourists enjoying a luxury vacation. One of India's tiniest states, Goa is a popular vacation spot for both domestic and international travellers. Despite being a small state, it has 130 km of coastline, including long stretches of beaches that are generally undeveloped and clean.
The tourist area in North Goa is primarily divided into the following eleven regions. From Keri Beach, which borders Maharashtra, at the very top, it descends to Sinquerim Beach. The list of beaches is shown below. Keri, Calangute Beach Arambol ,Mandrem .Morjim, Ashwem, Anjuna, Vagator, Baga, Calangute, Candolim,Sinquerim.
A trip to North Goa wouldn't be complete without experiencing the exciting nightlife that can be found in and around Baga and Calangute. Here is where Tito's, the most well-known nightclub in the state, is located. During the day, a continuous row of beach shacks offers refreshments next to the sand.
The original Goan hippie feel isn't exactly what it once was, but if there's somewhere you're likely to rediscover it, it'll be amidst the colour and bustle of Anjuna, where shops offer everything from genuine clothing to spices and hammocks at the monthly flea market, held every Wednesday.
You can keep yourself busy for three days in North Goa. You can continue to float towards Goa's far north, Arambol (known for its sunset drums), or the deep south with its numerous coves. However, you should factor in an additional eight hours for the drive. According to me. Unless you want to spend the entire holiday hibernating in a coastal shack, watching the neighbourhood fishermen at work, that is priceless.
If you're going to Old Goa, start there with the Basilica of Bom Jesus, which has been around for four centuries! The gold shines brilliantly through the ivory-white walls of the historic chapel, which also contains the mummified body of St. Francis Xavier, one of the first missionaries dispatched from Vatican City to India. If you have the opportunity, you might decide to stay a few days in one of Fontainhas' unique bed and breakfasts. They feature historical home furnishings and materials from bygone eras, all hand-selected to create the ideal atmosphere of a bygone Portugal! One of Fontainhas's most promising eateries, Cafe Bodega has a solid reputation. Visit Gitanjali Gallery to immerse yourself in Goan artists' contemporary art. Another great place in Fontainhas to spend a breezy Sunday afternoon with a novel in hand is Anita Tea House.
WHEN TO VISIT ?
It's best from October through April, but by the end of April it's hot. The busiest month is December, when attendance is at its height. At this time, reservations are required, and you should plan to pay five times as much as usual. Although I adore it and stay during the monsoon season, which lasts from May to September, most visitors prefer to avoid coming during this time.