Goa is an Instagram-ready place, owing to its sun-kissed beaches, thrilling water sports, seafood shacks, centuries-old monuments, spectacular Portuguese architecture, marvellously built cathedrals and churches, lively flea markets, serene sunsets and sunrises, and vibrant seaside clubs. In fact, any spot in Goa, when captured on camera, can make quite a statement. Here are some of the most Instagrammable spots in the area.
Famous for its sizzling nightlife, vibrant flea markets, water activities and authentic Goan cuisine, Calangute Beach is undoubtedly the ‘Queen of Beaches’.
Foot tapping music, beach shacks, seafood delicacies, majestic sea waves and water sports – Baga Beach offers a complete beach experience.
Anjuna Flea Market
Situated near Anjuna Beach, Anjuna Flea Market is open only on Wednesdays and has an array of stalls offering jewellery, clothes, electronic devices, food items and more.
Basilica of Bom Jesus
One of the most famous and oldest churches in Goa is the Basilica of Bom Jesus, built in the 16th century. Its baroque architecture is one of the finest designs you will ever witness. This church, which holds the holy remains of St. Francis Xavier, is super photogenic from both the inside and outside.
Basilica of Bom Jesus, Old Goa Rd, Bainguinim, Goa, India, +91 0832 228 5790
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, Goa
Standing on a hilltop, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church is a beautiful structure with zigzag steps that lead to the prayer hall and a large bell on its rooftop, making it a very Instagrammable locale!
Vagator Beach is known for its serene atmosphere and unspoilt beauty. It is mellow and relaxing, perfect for taking a leisurely stroll and enjoying the natural beauty around.
Strategically located at the confluence of the Arabian Sea and the Mandovi River, Fort Aguada includes a 19th-century lighthouse and jail.
Fort Aguada, Fort Aguada Road, Candolim, Goa, India, +91 0832 249 4200
Anjuna Beach allures tourists with its unparalleled natural beauty, unusual rock formations, trance music and full moon beach parties.
With a huge expanse of golden sand and splendid views of the impressive Fort Aguada, Aguada Beach holds the power to fully enchant you.
Arambol Beach is known for its serene and relaxed atmosphere and is a popular family-friendly destination.
Open every day, Mapusa Market is a bustling market where you can buy everything from fresh spices and locally grown fresh fruits to accessories and clothes.
Saturday Night Market
Nestled between Anjuna Beach and Baga Beach on Arpora Hill, the Saturday Night Market is a paradise for shoppers, foodies and entertainment enthusiasts. From food items and local spices to designer clothes, accessories and vintage items, you will find everything here. Live concerts and performances add to the lively experience.
Saturday Night Market, Aguada – Siolim Rd, Xim Waddo, Arpora, Goa, India, +91 099221 00009
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Fondly referred to as the ‘Dil Chahta hai’ point, Chapora Fort is an old ruined fort that offers mesmerising views as far as the eyes can see.
Chapora Fort, Chapora Fort Rd, Chapora, Goa, India, +91 0832 249 4500