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North Goa Extended Getaway(3 Nights)

Dabolim, North Goa, Dabolim

for Family Traveller, Getaway Seeker

Holiday Overview

Fort Aguada
Lighthouse
Stretch between Baga - Calangute
Views from Vivanta by Taj Fort Aguada
Typical North Goa Sunset
Parasailing at Calangute Beach (Photo Courtesy: Praveen)
Calangute Beach (Photo Courtesy: Lian Chang)

North Goa Extended Getaway offers a comprehensive getaway for guests arriving in Goa and looking to explore all its elements beaches, temples, churches and countryside.

Route

North Goa(3)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrive in North Goa.. Evening visit to the local beaches.
  • Day-2 Half day sightseeing visiting Old Goa, North Goa Temples followed by River Cruise OR Bird Watching in Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary or Excursion to Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary
  • Day-3 Half Day sightseeing to South Goa or Spice Plantation Visit or visit to heritage areas of Panjim
  • Day-4 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

North Goa - Calangute Beach (0.50 kms), Candolim Beach (3.50 kms), Baga Beach (3.60 kms), Fort Aguada (4.00 kms), Anjuna Beach (6.60 kms), Vagator Beach (8.00 kms), Church of St Francis of Asissi (22.00 kms), Nagueshi Temple Ponda (35.00 kms), Shanta Durga Temple (36.00 kms), Dudhsagar Waterfalls (65.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Dabolim Departure - Dabolim
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Chorla Ghats and Dandeli are two popular extensions to North Goa Extended Getaway.

Distances
  • Dabolim to North Goa -42 kms (1 hrs)
  • North Goa to Dabolim -42 kms (1 hrs)
Route

Dabolim - North Goa(3) - Dabolim

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrive in North Goa.. Evening visit to the local beaches. Arrive in North Goa. North Goa is a beach getaway renowned for its good beaches, beachside hotels and the atmosphere around it which includes Shacks, Bars, Restaurants and Watersports. Visit local beaches in the evening (Baga, Calangute and Candolim are three most visited beaches in North Goa which offer Watersports (Oct - May). Anjuna and Vagator are two beaches that wear an idyllic character).

Day-2 Half day sightseeing visiting Old Goa, North Goa Temples followed by River Cruise OR Bird Watching in Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary or Excursion to Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary Guests with sightseeing interest may visit Fort Aguada in the morning and experience stunning views of the Arabian Sea. In the afternoon undertake half-day sightseeing of the North Goa visiting Old Goa (UNESCO World heritage site), Sr Francis Church and Temples in North Goa (Such as Mangeshi Temple, Nagesh Temple and Shanta Durga Temple). Guests may follow up with a touristy sunset cruise on the river Mandovi (As may be provided in the package). Guests with no interest in pursuing touristy sightseeing may opt for a visit to Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary near Panjim for Bird watching (Oct - March recommended Season) or take an excursion to Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and visit Dudhsagar Falls.

Day-3 Half Day sightseeing to South Goa or Spice Plantation Visit or visit to heritage areas of Panjim  Guests may opt for a half day sightseeing to beaches of South Goa as may be provided in the package opted for. Guests not interested in touristy sightseeing may opt for Spice Plantation visit where ethnic cuisine, farm based activities, elephant ride and agro processing can be experienced. Guests interested in exploring heritage character of Goa may opt for a visit to Panjim for a walk down the heritage bylanes of Panjim. Nature Traveller may visit Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary near Panjim (if not visited on Day 2)

Day-4 Departure Depart for onward Journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

North Goa :

  • Calangute Beach - First beach to arrive in North Goa and kind of a public beach and therefore always a bit touristy and crowded. There are hotels, restaurants and bars all around the area.

  • Candolim Beach - Candolim is quieter and relatively less visited of the three prime North Goa Beaches (other two being Calangute and Baga). It has number of hotels around it and a rusting abandoned ship kind of hogs the attention of guests visiting Candolim.

  • Baga Beach - Baga is tourist hub of north Goa with hotels, restaurants, shacks and tourists arriving all round the year. Winter especially is considering very happening here with all kinds of bars, pubs and restaurants opening up around the area. It can get terribly crowded as well.

  • Fort Aguada - Fort Aguada (1612) and its lighthouse is a Portuguese fort on Sinquerim Beach in North Goa overlooking the Arabian Sea. Fort Aguada is a popular visit option for tourists

  • Anjuna Beach - Anjuna beach is one of the well visited idyllic beaches of North goa at just a few kms from the famed Calangute - Baga beaches.

  • Vagator Beach - Adjoining the famous Anjuna beach, Vagator is a little more laid back. The tourist traffic is predominantly Western backpackers, however it has also become popular with Indian tourists, who particularly come to watch the sunset from the rocks.

  • Church of St Francis of Asissi - The Church of St. Francis of Assisi was built in 1661 by the Portuguese in the Portuguese Viceroyalty of India

  • Nagueshi Temple Ponda - Nagueshi Temple is an ancient Lord Shiva temple (15th Century) near Mangeshi temple. Nagesh temple (as its also commonly referred) is visited all round the year by Pilgrims and tourists to Goa.

  • Shanta Durga Temple - Shantadurga Temple is a large temple complex 33 km from Panjim near Ponda. The temple is dedicated to Shantadurga is the form of the Goddess Durga, commonly worshipped in Goa. Shantadurga Temple is the most popular temple in Goa.

  • Dudhsagar Waterfalls - Dudhsagar is one of the worlds most exquisite waterfalls around. It is 5th tallest waterfall in India at 310 meters. The falls lie high up in the Mandovi Rivers watershed and so are mainly monsoon fed (June - Oct).

Destination Overview

Dabolim - Dabolim lies on nothern tip of South Goa near Vasco and home to only Airport in Goa.

North Goa - “North Goa” as its referred comprises Baga-Calangute-Candolim-Sinquerim, all different ends to a single stretch of beach, which gets visitors from all over India and has made Goa the world renowned destination.

Access
Prefered Arrival : No ImageDabolim
Prefered Departure : No ImageDabolimNo ImageVasco da Gama(8kms), Karmali(24kms), Madgaon(25kms)
Distances
  • Dabolim to North Goa -42 kms (1 hrs)
  • North Goa to Dabolim -42 kms (1 hrs)

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Distances
  • Dabolim to North Goa -42 kms (1 hrs)
  • North Goa to Dabolim -42 kms (1 hrs)

Expert Speak

The getaway is designed for an active traveller looking for optons beyond lazing around on the beach. Guests looking for a typical Goa experience may explore restaurants in and around North Goa.

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