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Written by Sairam on June 18, 2020 Share on

Places to Visit in Goa in 3 days

Goa has been one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. It is one of those places which everyone wants to visit with their friends and family at least once. Remember those times when we made plans for ‘The Goa Trip’, but that never happened? Well, we have got you covered. This is an article which aims to give you context and help you plan your weekend getaway for 3 days and the places to visit in Goa.

When we think of goa, some of the first visuals that come to our mind are long sandy beaches with patches of greenery, the beach shacks offering great seating and some refreshing drinks and snacks, water sports, the famous fort where you have to go and take a picture with your boy gang, the Portugese influences in the architecture and its churches and a lot more. Even to this day, Goa stands as a premiere dream destination for many in India.

We will look into each factor that is of consideration for a three-day long weekend vacation to Goa.

Weather in Goa

Wherever you are planning your trip to, you must know about the weather conditions in those places beforehand. Here is a brief gist on the weather in Goa.

Summer: The summer season in this part of the country starts by early or mid-march and goes on up till the end of May. The summer weather in Goa is really hot and humid. The temperature in this time of the year fluctuates from 28-degree Celsius to 33 to 35-degree celsius if it reaches the higher end.

Monsoon: The monsoon season hits goa between July and September. Goa receives moderate rainfall to sometimes heavy rainfall during this time of the year. This is also a time when the greeneries are lush and the beaches are calm and serene with the much lesser crowd than usual. If offseason travel is your thing, this is the time to travel to Goa.

Winter: The time between October to February is usually the time considered as winter in Goa. This time of the year sees temperatures ranging from 21-degree Celsius to 28-degree celsius. The weather is much cooler and conducive for comfortable outdoor activities. This is the best time for water sport activities and beach parties. This season also sees the famous Sunburn festival and quite a few other music festivals happening. The Christmas and summer days are some of the most happening times of the year in Goa.

Goa beaches
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The best time to visit Goa

The best time to visit Goa is arguably the winter season November and December. The weather is perfect for a weekend getaway. The weather is calm and soothing and perfect to chill on the beach, go for a short swim in the ocean. If you are a music lover, this is the season that you should visit Goa. The indie music festival scene is booming along with the popular music festivals such as the Sunburn etc. This is also a perfect time to celebrate your Christmas and new year vacations. While the water sport activities are not operational during the rainy season, they open up as soon as the rainy season goes past Goa.

Places To Visit In Goa

In this list, we check out some of the top highlights that are to be covered in Goa on your 3-day vacation.

Beaches Of North And South Goa

Goa is all about the story of the waves and the sands. Goa is predominantly a coastal state and has various beaches stretching across the coastline. The beaches of South Goa and North Goa are some of the most mesmerising beaches in the entire country. These beaches are perfect for chilling, sunbathing, some are even great surf spots, and many of them are hubs for water sport activities. If you are going for a Goa vacation for 3 days and spending all your time on the beach, that still would be a proper goa vacation. Beach hopping is one of the best activities to do in Goa. Some of the best beaches are Candolim, Colva, Agonda, Calangute, Baga and Palolem beach. These beaches see some of the most happening crowds, beach shacks and water sport activities.

Beaches in Goa
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Basilica Of Bom Jesus

The Basilica Of Bom Jesus is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Goa. The Basilica Of Bom Jesus which is also known as the old goa church was established in the year 1605. The Basilica Of Bom Jesus boasts of a marvellous European architecture showcasing its roots. It has beautiful frescos, precious stonework all around and it also contains the work of Dom Martin Basilica Bom of Jesus. The church is also home to the preserved body of St. Francis Xavier. This is one of the major crowd pullers for the Basilica Of Bom Jesus.

Basilica Of Bom Jesus
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Fort Aguada

The Fort Aguada is an old Portugese fort in Goa, located on the shores of the Candolim beach. The fort was built by the Portugese during the 17th century. The purpose of the fort during its inception was to protect the Portugese communities settled in Goa at that time from attacks from the Maratha and the Dutch soldiers. The word Aguada translates into water. This is because the fort has some freshwater springs located inside its premises. The Fort Aguada is considered as one of the most popular tourist attractions in Goa and it is also one of the most visited tourist attractions in Goa. The Fort Aguada became famous after it was featured in the film Dil Chahta Hai. Remember the famous fort where you have to go and take a picture with your boy gang that I was talking about? This is that fort. This is one of the best places to visit in Goa if you are visiting with your friends.

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Some of the other places that one can visit are the Saturday Night Market, Dudhsagar Falls, Dolphin Watching, Casinos etc. Goa is the perfect place to book a staycation with your friends and family. Log on to Pickyourtrail.com to get some amazing deals.

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