There is something about South Goa, which is totally different from any other tourist destination in India. Though beaches are still its real gem, there are so many other gems that will attract your eyes. Stippled with myriad remains from the Portuguese era, South Goa attracts every tourists from history seekers, archaeology students, gourmet, yoga master, adventure lovers, and wildlife admirers. That is why we have tried to collect the best places to visit in South Goa.
There are numerous places to visit in South Goa, from stunning beaches, delightful temples, age-old churches, eye-catching waterfalls, dazzling wildlife sanctuaries, huge forts. So read this blog to have an idea of just why South Goa is such a popular tourist hotspot.
Silent Noise Party
Silent Noise Club is one is a must on your list of places to visit in South Goa which is highly recommended. This is one of a kind party, teens and youngsters, foreigners cluster around, plug into the headphones and listen to the offbeat forms of music like hard rock, trance, pop, jazz and shaking booty on the dance floor.
Se Cathedral, the largest cathedral in Asia with five bells, out of which the golden bell is the most popular as well as the largest in the world. The Se Cathedral was constructed by the Portuguese to celebrate the achievement of their battle with the Muslims in the year 1950. The construction of the church is in the style of Portuguese-Manueline where the exteriors of Tuscan admire the interiors of Corinthian very well.
Colva is popular for the longest beach in South Goa. It is almost 20 kilometers long which is almost crowded due to its huge popularity. While it is a favorite place for the adventure seekers who wants to experience activities like parasailing, windsurfing, speedboat rides and others, but the and family who want some quality time can also visit this beach. The beach is popular for Full Moon Parties, dolphin safari, and enjoying equatorial drinks at the pubs and clubs with live music and dance.
Cabo de Rama Fort
Cabo de Rama Fort, named after the Lord Rama is one of the oldest forts of Goa. This fort was held by many rulers and has seen many battles. The fort is now ruined, but even though, you can witness the glimpse of its spectacular fort with turrets, bastions, cannons, moat, prison and military camps. One will also get a small chapel near this fort, which is still in avail. This fort also gives you the most stunning views of the Arabian Sea and its coastline.
Dudhsagar Falls, located inside Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary is among the tallest waterfalls in India. It emerges to be a sea of overflowing milk. Plunging from a height of 310 metres, this waterfall recall you of the awful power and beauty of nature. The crashing sound of the waterfalls, lush greenery on all sides, and the dynamic force of water, all make this a spectacular tourist attraction of South Goa. Also, trekking through the dense forest, tunnels and railway tracks is the best way to enjoy the waterfalls.
Bhagwan Mahaveer National Park
Bhagwan Mahaveer National Park, a delight for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts, is the largest national park in Goa. The national park which is located on the slopes of the Western Ghats is capped with the lush green tropicals and deciduous trees. It is also a hub to the Indian Bison, Malabar Giant Squirrel, Leopards, and many other animals and other unique species of bird. The stunning Dudhsagar waterfalls, Devil’s Canyon, and the Gothic temple of Tambdi Surla Mahadev are situated within this sanctuary.