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Nearest Airport - Mumbai (100kms), Pune (140kms) Nearest Railway Station - Pen(31kms), Nagothane(46kms), Kolad(60kms) Alibaug is an ex-Navi Mumbai / ex-Thane / ex-Mumbai / ex-Pune / ex-Valsad Getaway

North Goa

• North Goa comprises Baga-Calangute-Candolim-Sinquerim, different ends to a single stretch of beach, which gets visitors from all over India and has made Goa the world renowned destination.
• North Goa (Baga - Calangute - Candolim - Sinquerim Stretch) during Oct-March period transforms itself into an experience. Restaurants, pubs and nightlife here are highlights.
• Shacks are set up on the beach where lively music is on all through the day. Watersports are conducted around here
• North Goa beaches are considered the safest in India.
• Charter Operators from East Europe and Russia bring in plane loads of guests for fixed duration stay (Multiples of 1 week) and fill North Goa during season.
• To cater to this demand there are a number of apartment type hotels in North Goa set up where guests stay in simple suite category rooms.
• During June-Sept corporates conduct their incentives and get-togethers for which North Goa is a popular destination.

Access Information

• Nearest Airport -Dabolim (42kms), Belgaum (120kms), Hubli (210kms)
• Nearest Railway Station - Thivim(18kms), Karmali(24kms), Vasco da Gama(40kms)
• North Goa is an ex-Panjim / ex-Belgaum / ex-Hubli Getaway

Place to Visit

Name Description Distance(kms)

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.

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Mai de Deus Church

Mae de Deus Church was built in 1873 and represents gothic style of architecture.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Splashdown Waterpark

Splashdown is Goas premier Water Park. It boasts of 5 pools, a variety of slides, flumes and variety of options for individuals and groups.

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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.

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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.

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Church of Reis Magos

Church of Reis Magos was built on 1555, is set on the right bank of the Mandovi River. It is dedicated to the Three Magic Kings. Three viceroys who died while on service in Goa are buried here. Every 6 January, the feast of Reis Magos is celebrated here.

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Church of Our Lady of Miracles

Church of our lady of Miracles In Mapusa, this church was built in 1594 and has a Baroque facade.

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Coco Beach

Rocky sea face overlooking Arabian sea and offering excellent views overlooking Miramar beach on the other side.

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St Jerome Church Mapusa

St Jerome Church is a 400+ year old Church near Mapusa. Feast day is celebrated on 2nd Monday after Easter

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Fontainhas

Fontainhas is part of the old city of Panjim. It maintains to this day its Portuguese influence, namely at the architectonic level with narrow streets, old villas and buildings painted in lively colors. Must visit for a heritage traveller.

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Excursion

Name Description Distance(kms)

Church of Our Lady of the

Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception was built around 1514 and one of the first Churches in Goa and Panjim and is an example baroque craftmanship.

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Panjim Kala Academy

The Kala Academy is a representation of the culture and art of the people of Goa and a variety of cultural programmes are held here. International Film Festival of India is held here in November. The architecture of the building (designed by Charles Correa), its different areas, its riverside location are enchanting to arrive just for a cup of coffee. Audiences in the Kala Academy have three venues AC Auditorium, the Open Amphitheatre and the Exhibition Hall. The Kala Acdemy has also four Schools of Music, Dance and Drama viz. Indian Music, Western Music, Drama and Dance

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Casino Royale Goa

Casino Royale is a popular gaming destination in Goa. Anchored in the Mandovi river off Panjim's mainroad, Casino Royale is a large live gaming casino with 5 operational decks offering high quality restaurants, entertainment and gaming. For gaming enthusiasts, there is 12,000 sq. ft of gaming space with 50 gaming tables, 30 slot machines and top-level events every week.

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Morjim Beach

Morjim is a village situated in North Goa in the Pernem taluk on the north bank of the Chapora River estuary. It is home to a variety of birds and to the Olive ridley sea turtle.

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Shrine Of The Holy Cross Bambolim

Shrine of Holy Cross at Bambolim s a revered local pilgrimage visited by Hindus and Chirstians alike. Pilgrims pay obeisance to the Holy Cross by offering garlands of flowers, candles or cash.

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Ashvem Beach

Ashvem beach is a secluded idyll on the unspoilt North coast of Goa. It offers 5 kms of clean unspoilt and idyllic beach fringed by swaying coconut trees and shallow lagoons

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Museum of Christian Art

The Museum of Christian Art, reputed to be the only one of its kind in whole of Asia, is located in the Convent of Santa Monica, Old Goa, in the vicinity of World Heritage Monuments.

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Church of St Cajetan

Church of St Cajetan (1656) is part of World heritage site area of Old Goa and one even though its small is inspired by the Basilica of St Peter in Rome

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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

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Se Cathedral

Se Cathedral (1631) is part of Old Goa, a UNESCO world heritage site. It is one of the tallest and largest heritage structures in Goa. The massive structure took about 62 years to complete.

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Activity

Name Description Distance(kms)

Parasailing and Watersports in North Goa

Parasailing, Banana Boat ride, waterscooters are popular activities in North Goa for travellers to Goa. Oct - May is when watersports centres are setup by local adventure companies.

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Siolim Cooking School

Siolim Cooking School is travellers (Mostly overseas nationals) explore Goan Cuisine, Raw Food preparations and French Bakery preparations. Its a half day programme where one visits the local markets (Optional), prepares different dishes on ones own under guidance of cookery experts and then gets to eat / share whats been cooked with others.

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Casino Carnival

Casino Carnival Goa is a premium entertainment casino in Goa, anchored in the Mandovi River overlooking Panjim. It offers High Quality Entertainment in Goa and Live Gaming experience.

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Places Visited Enroute

Name Description Distance(kms)

Mandrem Beach

Mandrem is one of the idyllic and less visited beaches of North Goa offering tranquility. There is a Portugese fort close to Mandrem beach.

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