In addition to the fun-filled, crazy night parties and the lazy beaches, Goa has a lot more to offer to tourists as well as locals. If you are looking for the perfect holiday destination to relax and unwind, Goa can be the perfect place.
From delicious seafood to Portuguese-era cathedrals and hill-top forts, Goa presents the perfect temptations for exploring Indian culture and making for a thorough holiday trip.
In addition to that, exploring Indian traditional markets is another thing that tourists look forward to on their visit to Goa. And what better way to explore the place than on the back of a powerful bike?
Here are 10 places for a road trip you can consider in Goa!
Dudhsagar Falls can easily be regarded as one of the highest waterfalls in the country. These falls are situated close to the Mandovi River. The falls can best be enjoyed during the monsoon season when they gush and spread their full-bloomed beauty throughout. This place is also a popular picnic spot and a weekend getaway in addition to being rich in biodiversity.
Chapora Fort is another interesting place located high over the Chapora River. This can prove to be a rather intriguing visit for photo freaks and history buffs. It is a structure that was built in the 18th century and found prominence in its ruined state. A scene from the popular Bollywood film ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ was also shot at this fort.
Amboli is located in Maharashtra in the Sahyadri Hills and can make for the ultimate weekend getaway. It can easily be called one of the most scenic and picturesque places in the state. It offers beautiful waterfalls, lush green surroundings as well as pleasant weather to tourists to guarantee an excellent time. It is also rather popular among honeymooners.
Mollem National Park and Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary
The Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary boasts of rich and vibrant flora as well as fauna. If you are a nature lover, this is one visit that you absolutely cannot miss. In addition to that, this national park and sanctuary are home to a number of bird species and mammals including the Royal Bengal Tiger, The Emerald Duck, Leopard and much more.
Chorla Ghats is set high at the height of 800 meters in the Sahyadri mountain range. The entire place is covered by dense green sub-tropical forests which are absolutely beautiful. This place also offers some of the rarest wildlife species. If you are a bike lover and love the monsoons, this is a perfect time to ride your bike while getting drenched amidst the natural beauty that is found in abundance in the Chorla Ghats.
It is impossible not to talk about beaches when considering Goa as a holiday destination. Agonda Beach is another attractive option to visit on a bike. It is situated in South Goa and is a rather isolated beach lined by palm groves. It is super peaceful, quiet as well as picturesque as you will not see a lot of tourists here.
Fort Aguada is a 17th-century ancient structure that was built by the Portuguese in North Goa. This fort was constructed by the Portuguese to defend against the Dutch and the Marathas. It has a lighthouse about 13 meters high and a deep dry moat. Despite the passage of time, the buildings inside the fort have been well-preserved and are in good condition.
Another popular beach in North Goa is the Baga beach. As opposed to Agonda Beach, Baga beach is packed with tourists and locals taking full advantage of the excellent Goan weather. It has a long sandy shore, and there are countless beach shacks, restaurants, pubs, nightclubs, water sports activities and much more for a fun time.
Anjuna Wednesday Market
Anjuna Flea Market is the perfect place to whet your shopping appetite. This place was initiated in the 1960s by hippies and has been popular ever since. You can buy everything from handicrafts to tribal artifacts and handmade jewelry at this market. There are also many food stalls in case you fall hungry.
Basilica of Bom Jesus
The Goan Bom Jesus Basilica is a must-visit place. It is a famous tourist attraction in Goa as well as a major landmark for all Catholics worldwide. If that were not convincing enough, this Basilica is also a UNESCO World Heritage site and has a modern art gallery for art lovers.
And there you go! These are the top 10 places for a road trip in Goa that you must definitely undertake on a bike with the wind on your face and the sun shining in all its glory! So, which place are you visiting this year?