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Coolest neighboring cities to visit in Goa

Goa is a tiny state in India with coastlines stretching beautifully along the Arabian Sea. Its history is dynamic and architectures are breath-taking. However, the state embraces the nature beauty with manmade architectures. The beach state is popular for enchanting landscapes, cascading waterfalls, rivers, seashores, cliffs, and mountains. And, these all encourage people to visit here and enjoy.

Throughout the year, architecture buffs, yoga fans, travel enthusiasts, party lovers, and history buffs visit Goa for perfect holidays. The tiny state is showered with a tropical climate, natural wonder, and lovely places. However, if you are planning your holiday in Goa, then must book one of the Best Goa Villas so that you can stay over this gorgeous state for some time.

Let’s give you a cool tour of a few neighboring cities or places where you can visit and can make your holiday memorable throughout your life—

Old Goa

The Old Goa is famous among the tourist as ‘Velha Goa. It is filled with a rich history, royal stories, and wonderful architecture. Old Goa is the perfect destination for history lovers and for those who visit Goa for history research. Old Goa was the Indian capital of Portuguese during the period of the 16th to 18th centuries. The Old Goa has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site because the destination consists of so many beautiful architectures such as—St. Francis Church Assissi, Basilica of Bom Jesus and Se Cathedral.

However, most of the historical buildings have been turned into museums so that the buildings can preserve their originality and rich history.


If you are a history buff and want to hang out on the historical sites so that you can collect enough information to write articles, then you must visit Panjim. Panjim is situated on the banks of the Mandovi River, where you will find some of the spectacular and breath-taking colonial structures still throwing light on the era of the Portuguese. However, some of the architectures are—Kala Academy, Fontainhas, and Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, which are worth seeing if you are planning your vacation or tour to Goa.

Apart from the historical structures, you can visit pristine and less crowded beaches such as—Miramar, Dona Paula, Bambolim, etc. are one of the best spots where you can visit to feel the serenity and nature.

However, if you are a nature and bird lover, then you must visit the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, which is considered a paradise for nature admirer. It is home to several birds including migratory ones.


Margao is known as the cultural capital of Goa with its culture and modern neighborhoods. While you are here, you can explore its churches, temples, colonial buildings and can taste delicious cuisines. Margao’s untouched nature welcomes all the tourists and travelers to feel the serenity. You  can also visit at the   Benaulim, Majorda, and Colva beaches to see sunset and sunrise. Over here, you can engage in various water sports and activities such as jet-skiing, snorkeling, parasailing, banana rides, and speed boat rides.


Fontainhas is the true mirror reflection of the Portuguese era and history. Fontainhas is also known as the Latin Quarter’s. Visiting the place will give you wonderful experience because the structure holds ancient touch with cobbled narrow lanes and streets, which are beautiful, lined with cottages and houses in vibrant colors.

However, St. Sebastian’s Chapel is considered one of the most attractive architectures, which was built in the 19th century. Apart from historical architecture, you can visit the Gitanjali Gallery, which is the house of a brilliant collection of Scandinavian Art dated from 1959 to 1990. It also contains contemporary art from local and international artists.


Arpora is a place, where you will find tons of hotels, restaurants, and villas. Over here, people like to stay because of its famous beaches. However, if you are planning to stay in Goa, then you should contact The Cloverleaf Villa, which offers you Private Villas in Goa at an affordable price. Meanwhile, at the Arpora, you will be welcomed with wonderful historical buildings, temples, churches, and serene beaches. While you are here, don’t forget to taste mouth-watering dishes and cuisines of Aarpora.


Arambol is another untouched beach destination, where you will find thousands of crowds enjoying water sports, dancing, playing music, and drums. The place is filled with shacks, huts, guesthouses, shops, and restaurants. It offers you a wonderful experience, so do visit and enjoy these all.


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