Lounge on Colva Beach near the Radisson Blu Goa
Stake your claim to a stretch of the incredible 63-mile shoreline that makes Goa a world-class destination for relaxation along the Arabian Sea. After soaking up the sun and splashing in the sea at nearby Colva Beach, Palolem Beach and Calangute, take some time to discover the area's fascinating historic attractions and intricate temples. Tour Canacona and The Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, or plan out an adventurous day trip at Dudsagar Waterfalls for breathtaking views and hiking.
Built in 1612 to protect the city by controlling entry to the River Mandovi, this one-time fort is now a jail. Only 10 km north of Panaji, Aguada also boasts the first lighthouse in Asia.
Goa State Museum
View Christian art, Hindu and Jain sculptures and bronzes, and paintings from all over the subcontinent at this museum.
The Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception
Located atop Altinho Panaji, this church was built in 1541 and sits 26 miles from the city.
Calangute is the most popular beach in Goa and is 15 km from Panaji. This scenic shoreline stretches seven km alongside Candolim.
Another popular beach, Colva Beach is only about six km from Margao.
Basilica of Bom Jesus
To see an example of Jesuit architecture, visit this church built in 1594. The most precious relic of the church is the remains of Saint Francis Xavier.
Claimed as one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa, Palolem is rarely crowded and is only 37 km from Margao.
Located 40 km from Margao, this intricately carved, wooden temple of Lord Shiva is a breathtaking sight.
This impressive temple was dedicated to Lord Shiva at Priol and is 400 years old. Several other temples are scattered nearby.
Just 55 km from Margao, this natural attraction is one of the most stunning sites in Goa, making it popular with tourists.