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Best Places to Visit in Goa for 2 Days

Goa has widely been regarded as the land of beaches, parties and nightlife in India. First thoughts and visuals of Goa will remind us about sandy long beaches in varied landscapes with patches of greenery, beach shacks and cafes serving some of the most delicious Konkani food and snacks, forts, churches and waterfalls close to the shore. It is one of the most visited tourist destinations in India and one that is in the bucket list of everyone who has not visited this beautiful state yet. It is one of those places where you should visit with your friends or special one or your family. This article will give you an idea on the best places to visit in Goa and how to cover goa in a span of a weekend in just 2 days.

Goa is one of the most popular weekend getaway destinations in the central part of India. The advantage of Goa is its geographic positioning. Goa is bordered by Karnataka and Maharashtra. And people from these cities can reach Goa in just a span of a long drive. Even though it is one of the most accessible destinations in the central part of India, Goa by large still prevails as a premier destination across the country. The portugese influences have a role to play in making Goa stand apart from other beach destinations in the country.

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Places to Visit in Goa for 2 Days

The basic details

A road trip to Goa is on everyone’s travel and road trip bucket lists. The geographic location of Goa makes it one of the most accessible beach destinations by road from two of the major states in India. The two states being Maharashtra and Karnataka. Goa is situated in such a distance that it is anywhere between 400 to 600 km from the major cities of Maharashtra and Karnataka. This distance is perfect for an early morning start, a long road trip with your favourite music. Sounds like a Spotify ad isn’t it? Well, that’s how enjoyable this ride is going to be. I would recommend for you to take this road trip on a car or a cab with a driver on hire. If you wish to do so, you can also do the same ride on a bike. The Goa Bike Week is one of the most famous festivals in the country, so bikers are not alien to this route leading to goa. Goa is one of the best road trip destinations from Bangalore. If you wish to take public transport you can do so by taking either a train or a flight. The train journey to Goa is said to be one of the most scenic ones in the country. But if you wish to quickly pop in and pop out for a short vacation, I would recommend you to take the aeroplane. At the end of the day, it is about what is feasible for you and what is preferred by you. Goa is home to some of the best homestays, heritage stays and resort stays in the country. The state has a plethora of stay options and that should not be a problem for you.

Top Highlights of Goa

Goa in two days is a doable short weekend vacation. But there are two ways to go about it. It can either be a completely relaxed and chill only beach hopping vacation. Or it can also be a one where you visit all the top highlights that Goa has to offer. It comes down to personal preferences. Now let us look at some of the Top highlights of Goa.

Calangute Beach

The Calangute Beach is one of the most sought after beaches in the entirety of Goa. It is famously called as the queen beach of Goa. This popular beach located in the Northern part of Goa is one of the most significant tourist destinations in the state. The unique landscapes, the evident Goan culture make this one of the most visited beaches in the state. The place is just suitable to lie down under the palm trees with a book and a cold glass of beer.

Calangute Beach
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Fort Aguada

The Fort Aguada is one of the oldest forts that is situated in goa. This fort is right on the shore of the famous Candolim beach. The fort was built by the portugese army in the 17th century. This fort was built to protect the then present portugese population from the attacks of the Maratha and the dutch armies who were also trying to capture the fort and Goa at that time. The fort also has freshwater springs inside the fort and hence it is named Aguada as it roughly translates to Water. The Fort Aguada is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Goa. It is also one of the most visited attractions in Goa. The fort became famous for its feature in the movie Dil Chahta Hai. This is the fort where the friends come together and hangout from. It is a must-visit place if you are visiting with your friends.

Fort Aguada
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The Church of Mae De Deus

The Church of Mae De Deus is a white coloured church built in the Neo-Gothic Architecture. It is sure to hold the breath of anyone who sets their eyes on it for the first time. The Aura of the church is what makes it one of the top highlights to be visited in Goa. The church is by the shore and is surrounded by lush greenery. The church is a perfect culmination of people who praise the religion and people who praise the reality on the ground. It is said that the statue of Mae De Deus is one of the main reasons why the church was able to be renovated and instil the glory it carried.

The Church of Mae De Deus
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Some of the other places that can be visited in Goa are Baga Beach, Anjuna Beach, Vagator Beach, Titos, Arvalem Waterfalls, Basilica of Bom Jesus etc. Reach out to the destination experts at Pickyourtrail to find the perfect staycation in Goa and other such amazing deals for you.

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