Goa in pictures

If you have never been to Goa then you are missing out on one the most popular destinations of India. Goa is considered as the party capital. But there is more to Goa than just partying on the blue beaches. Goa has many Portuguese churches and if you happen to like Indian food then Goa has lots of interesting dishes for you to try. In addition, Goa is very scenic so why not take the opportunity and do a nature tail. If you like wildlife then you should visit the Bhagwan Mahavir and the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuaries. There are numerous waterfalls for you to discover, for example the secluded Dudhsagar waterfall on the Mandovi River is quite a popular one where the only locals visit.

Water sports are one of the most popular activities in Goa. In fact, this is what most tourists plan to do on the many beaches of Goa. Some of the water sports include jet skiing, wind surfing, scuba diving, para-sailing and dolphin cruises or just simply building sand castles and drinking beer. The Anjuna Beach remains open well after midnight while the Arambol beach is where you can head to if you like live music.

I will be showing photos of Indian destinations called “India in Pictures” and Goa in pictures had to be my first one as most International tourists when they think of India, they think of Goa as their number one destination.

>>Here’s a taste of Goa in pictures<<

A tourist taking pictures of the sunset in Goa. The beaches of Goa is world famous. You can party late on the many beaches of Goa.

Sunset in Goa
Sunset in Goa: Photo by Shahnawaz Sid

Shri Mangeshi Temple is one of Goa’s most prominent temples, Shri Mangesh also known as Mangireesh or Manguesh is the presiding deity.

Shri Mangeshi Temple, Goa
Shri Mangeshi Temple, Goa: Photo by Aruna Radhakrishnan

This is the St. Michael’s Church situated on the Anjuna-Beach Road. St. Michael’s Church was built in 1613 and is one of the oldest churches of Goa. The main attraction is the Portuguese style of architecture.

St. Michael's Church, Anjuna, Goa
St. Michael’s Church: Photo by Eustaquio Santimano

A fascinating and unusual curried dish made of ripe or semi ripe mangoes.

Mango Dish from Goa
Mango Dish from Goa: Photo by Joel

If you love trekking then you must check out the Dudhsagar waterfall which is situated in a very remote location on the Mandovi River and therefore not accessible by car. You can either walk it or hire a 4×4 SUV at the many car centres that hire vehicles to tourists.

Dudhsagar Waterfalls
Dudhsagar Waterfalls: Photo by Cajetan Barretto

Relax on the many beaches of Goa and don’t let the cow bother you.

Relax on the beach
Relax on the beach: Photo by Jacques van Niekerk

The Goa Carnival is a four day extravaganza of fun, frolic, amusement and festivity held around the month of March. It’s similar to the ones in some of the Latin American countries.

Goa Carnival
Goa Carnival

 

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58 thoughts on “Goa in pictures

  • May 10, 2014 at 12:57 pm
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    Beautiful pictures, you made me recall my trip to Goa. I had a fab time there but when I retruned back I was full with suntan even after applying tons of sunscreen.
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  • May 10, 2014 at 4:31 pm
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    wowowwow beautifulllllllllllllll .. hello mam how are you doing.. remember me :) its been a long long time ..

    Bikram

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      • May 14, 2014 at 2:30 pm
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        ah well never mind. I am blogger and I remember coming over your blog over a year ago.. a few times .. I was away from blogging for a long time. its fine .. I am a mere mortal..

        Sorry to bother you.

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  • May 10, 2014 at 6:20 pm
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    Hi Shalu,

    Your post reminded of the time we went to Goa – it surely is on must visit place :)

    Love the beaches there and the typical food of that place is simply delicious. I’ve been there with my parents and then later with my family too, so always a welcome visit.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend :)
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  • May 11, 2014 at 4:33 am
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    Goa is on my bucket list and you photos make me wanna go there right now!

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  • May 11, 2014 at 5:56 am
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    Goa is sure all time favorite beach destination in India..every time you go there something new is discovered be it the beaches, churches, or the markets to do shopping. I hope to go there during carnival to see it…
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    • May 14, 2014 at 12:34 pm
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      Goa is exciting in all of its aspects. Lots of things to do and discover. Thanks for your comment.
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  • May 11, 2014 at 2:11 pm
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    Nice pictures! I have traveled to Goa only once when I was in college, but then I didn’t see it from my perspective. :) It’s on my radar this year. I am eager to visit it and photograph it the way I want! Thanks for the inspiration! :)
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    • May 14, 2014 at 12:37 pm
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      Thanks Renuka. Don’t forget to try the Goan fish curry. They are amazing. Thanks for your comment.
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  • May 12, 2014 at 10:18 am
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    Nice pictures I love Goa I remember when I went to Goa there beaches so cool and amazing and it smallest city but very beautiful.

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  • May 12, 2014 at 10:34 am
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    Goa is a nice tourist place, it has beautiful blue beaches, lots of interesting dishes and many famous temples and areas. thank you for sharing great post.
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    • May 14, 2014 at 12:39 pm
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      Indeed, there are so many things to try. I love the their fish curry, very tasty.
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  • May 12, 2014 at 10:54 am
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    I love tourist place as like goa, there are huge tourist to come here to see beautiful place of goa, beaches, nature, temples etc. Thanks for providing most beautiful information.
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  • May 12, 2014 at 12:03 pm
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    I love Goa. Last year I enjoyed a lot with my friends, such a awesome place to visit and specially i love Shri Mangeshi Temple, Its beautiful. Awesome pictures, Thanks for sharing lovely moments of Goa. :)

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  • May 13, 2014 at 6:16 am
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    Goa :) just Name is enough. When we hear name of Goa, Our mind just think about Goa Beach, Destinations 7 Night life Because Goa is such a wonderful place of India ! I never have been in Goa but as people tell & share their experience of Goa. So it’s imagination is awesome :)

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    • May 14, 2014 at 12:41 pm
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      You are right Monika. Goa evoked fun and frolic. Goa is a great place to go on holiday. Thanks for your comment.
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  • May 14, 2014 at 1:02 pm
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    Thanks for the trip to Beautiful Goa. Really amazing. Great work. Keep it up.

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  • May 14, 2014 at 6:42 pm
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    I’ve never been to Goa but I would really love to come visit. That photo with the cow on the beach is hilarious!
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  • May 15, 2014 at 4:56 pm
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    Hi Shalu,
    With a skyline of Portuguese churches, Hindu temples and forts of the Kadamba and Chalukya dynasties, Goa is a rich amalgamation of cultures and religions.

    There are lots of Destination to visit in Goa,
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  • May 15, 2014 at 5:54 pm
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    Hiii Shalu Mam..

    This is my first visit to the blog.I must say very nice pictures.looking for more good articles from your sides.happy blogging !!

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  • May 15, 2014 at 9:48 pm
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    Awesome place to visit, great work keep it up. Thanks for sharing.

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  • May 17, 2014 at 9:12 pm
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    Goa is the best place for tourist and to spent your vacations.Ya these are wonderful places to travel and for enjoyment. Aguada Fort and Mobor Beach are also right place for it. You definitely love it.

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  • May 20, 2014 at 5:00 am
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    Goa is my favourite summer vacation destination. Goa has so many beautiful beaches.
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  • May 20, 2014 at 5:04 am
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    Superb Pics. Really Goa is the best tourist place. It’s famous for their beautiful beaches. I have never been to go, but seeing this Article I planned my next holidays to Goa.
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  • May 20, 2014 at 5:13 am
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    Hi Nice Pictures you remind me the days of when we went with friends. Love the Beautiful Beaches and food.

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  • May 20, 2014 at 5:27 am
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    Goa is one of the famous beaches in India. I likes it very much and want to mark it as my top tourist destination. All the pictures of Goa those you have posted here are very good and well described.

    Thank you for sharing these magnificent shots of Goa.
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  • May 20, 2014 at 5:38 pm
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    Beautiful pictures specially Beach. Goa One of the beautiful place in India.

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  • May 21, 2014 at 9:08 am
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    Will be going GOA this summer :) Thanks for the post

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  • May 22, 2014 at 8:27 am
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    I love beaches. I have never been to Goa,but now i will make sure to visit Goa. The pictures has described your article in a very attractive way.
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  • May 22, 2014 at 6:00 pm
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    Hello Shalu,

    I adore beaches more rather than exploring hilly areas and Goa is one of them, indeed. I have been to Goa many times and planning to go there this summer vacations. Nice pictures !

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  • May 23, 2014 at 10:30 am
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    Recently visit goa back after 6 years and i found too much change in Goa many beaches had become worst beaches towards north are still much better as colva beach and all are still much better than other beaches. If you visit Goa i will must recommend you to stay in the hotels of north Goa.

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  • May 24, 2014 at 1:23 am
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    Thanks for the great post, Shalu. Not only does it bring back great memories, it makes me want to visit again. Does anyone need a Veterinarian, there?

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  • May 26, 2014 at 12:16 pm
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    Hi Nice Images,

    Wow , this is blog pictures very beautiful ,Thanks for

    these extra suggestions!

    Thank you for sharing .

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  • May 30, 2014 at 8:59 am
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    I think this is a good idea. It is much better than glossy brochure pictures. It would be a good idea to include one or two places to eat, drink and sleep in the future. I have been considering Goa for sometime and I will try to make it there around September, October time.

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  • May 30, 2014 at 11:48 am
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    I really want to visit Goa. Do you know any good tour operators in GOA. I’m from kerala and really want to visit GOA.

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  • May 31, 2014 at 10:12 am
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    Yah I love India and last I remember time I came to India then I visit Goa its nice place and I enjoyed that moment there beaches so nice and that pic remind me thats moment.

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  • May 31, 2014 at 2:58 pm
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    I’m a huge fan of Goa. Beaches are wonderful. Great place, indeed!

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  • May 31, 2014 at 6:53 pm
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    Hi Shalu

    I am planning to visit Goa this summer and the pictures here have made me more than eager to visit the beaches now. I was wandering if you could provide me pointers on hiring motorbikes or simply cycles to roam around the city?
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  • June 1, 2014 at 6:39 pm
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    Goa is a really beautiful places, I’ve read a lot about it in my Malaysian History textbook where it was once an important outpost for the British East India Company. Hope that I can visit it one day, I can see from your post that the place is gorgeous! Cheers!
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  • June 10, 2014 at 12:06 pm
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    Nice Picture!! Goa is an extremely nice tourist place in India. Last year i visit with my families and yeah really a memorable one. Thanks.

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  • July 15, 2014 at 9:46 am
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    Goa is beautiful and seem to be a party place. I love this picture of mango dish

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  • October 5, 2014 at 7:07 pm
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    Goa is a beauty….a nice tourist place, it has beautiful blue beaches, lots of interesting dishes and many famous temples and areas. gr8 post!

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  • October 13, 2014 at 7:20 am
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    Goa is the best place having sarenity of beaches and the. energy and charisma of young world. i would love to visit goa.

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  • October 15, 2014 at 3:32 pm
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    Goa beaches are really amazing . I always see lots of foreign travelers enjoying sun bath . Really amazing place .

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  • October 21, 2014 at 11:23 am
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    You have gathered nice pictures of Goa. Goa trip is added to my future tours. Goa is Really wonderful place to refresh.

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  • November 3, 2014 at 11:02 am
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    Such a beautiful place i hope to visit one day. The architecture also looks very cultural.

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  • April 11, 2015 at 7:06 am
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    I did not visit Goa till date due to my busy schedule.But now i am planning to go to Goa as early as possible in 2015. You have shared about the all details in impressive way.

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