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The Most Instagrammable Spots in Goa

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India Writer
Updated: 20 May 2017
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.

Calangute Beach

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Goa's Calangute Beach | © Paulthy/Flickr

Calangute Beach

Famous for its sizzling nightlife, vibrant flea markets, water activities and authentic Goan cuisine, Calangute Beach is undoubtedly the ‘Queen of Beaches’.

Calangute Beach, Goa, India

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Family Friendly

Services & Activities:

Rentals, Boat Rental, Dancing

Atmosphere:

Touristy, Crowded, Loud
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Baga Beach

Foot tapping music, beach shacks, seafood delicacies, majestic sea waves and water sports – Baga Beach offers a complete beach experience.

Baga Beach, Goa, India

~You can't stop the wave but you can learn to surf.

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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.

Anjuna Flea Market,

when streets become prettier than metro😘 #goan_diaries #moments #memories

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Basilica of Bom Jesus

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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

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Worship services

Atmosphere:

Indoors, Historical Landmark

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, Goa

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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!

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, Rua Emidio Garcia, Panjim, Goa, India, +91 0832 242 6939

May jesus bless us all

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Worship services

Atmosphere:

Local, Architectural Landmark, Historical Landmark
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Vagator Beach

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.

Vagator Beach, Goa, India

Fort Aguada

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Aguada Fort | © Paulthy/Flickr

Fort Aguada

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

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Anjuna Beach

Anjuna Beach allures tourists with its unparalleled natural beauty, unusual rock formations, trance music and full moon beach parties.

Anjuna Beach, Goa, India

#Sunset… #Anjunabeach … #Goa

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Aguada Beach

With a huge expanse of golden sand and splendid views of the impressive Fort Aguada, Aguada Beach holds the power to fully enchant you.

Aguada Beach, Goa, India

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Arambol Beach

Arambol Beach is known for its serene and relaxed atmosphere and is a popular family-friendly destination.

Arambol Beach, Arambol, Goa, India

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Mapusa Market

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.

Mapusa Market, Mapusa Market Area, Panjim, Goa, India

The glorious Goan Choriz. #mapusamarket #chefatthemarket #foodtrip #chefontheroad #goadiaries

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Chapora Fort

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Chapora Fort, Goa | © Os Rúpias/Flickr

Chapora Fort

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

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10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Accessibility & Audience:

Family Friendly

Services & Activities:

Guided Tours, Free

Atmosphere:

Touristy, Scenic, Photo Opportunity, Historical Landmark