Updated: Mar 26
North Goa Travel Blog
Monsoon in India brings heavy rainfall in the western part of India,and likewise the greenest scenes of the most famous tourist destination state in India i.e Goa occurs in this season in India. This is the perfect season to see the places to visit in North Goa for couples.
North Goa received a heavy monsoon this year and accordingly I planned my travel blog to explore the rural countryside to visit the best fort in North Goa this monsoon.
The green grasslands of the western ghats cliffs in North Goa, while travelling towards a famous fort in Goa.
I started my journey for North Goa sightseeing in exploring the best offbeat destinations as well as to visit some of the best forts in Goa from Siolim which is very near to Vagator. On the way to Siolim, I found this Chapora sunset viewpoint and a chapel just beside the cliff.
The view from this chapel in North Goa was just exquisite with the Chapora river meeting into the Arabian sea creating a difference in density of water thus a variance in the colour of the water, as in my travel blog. The mountain on the left side is Chapora and that on the right is Morjim as shown in the picture. This region boasts of some of the best forts in Goa.
From the viewpoint in North Goa, the green grasslands created an alluring scenery consisting of a narrow red lane leading to this white chapel. The entire place of this region in North Goa was devoid of any crowd so it was pretty suitable for me to capture the precise landscape in my camera. This romantic view point is a must visit place among the mentioned best places to visit in north goa for couples.
As the church in North Goa is situated on a cliff so we can get a panoramic view of the entire river and the sea from the chapel, thus making this place an ideal backdrop for capturing portraits with the white chapel and sceneries of the sea and river together.
Fortunately, due to the monsoon in North Goa, the grass was perfectly green which means there was no other tinge of any other colour, not even a dot. So I was able to capture the purest form of monsoon grass in North Goa and the sufficient volume of water in the sea mouth.
Thus this not so famous tourist spot in North Goa enchanted me with a perfect introduction of how I can capture monsoon scenes of Goa on this trip. And I moved towards exploring the other famous fort in Goa.
Chapora sunset viewpoint, on my way to visit the forts in Goa.
There are many stories to tell about the great Indian subcontinent and that is why the history of the rulers who ruled in this versatile country varies from different communities. But now it depends on us to preserve the remnants of those cultures which will help us to withhold the culture and some important facts in history.
The historical facts can be easily learned from the sculptures and buildings constructed by the rulers of that era. , In North Goa situated in a rural village called Aldona we found a dilapidated Portuguese fort, which now is in ruins and not frequently visited by the tourists.
It is one hell of a famous fort in Goa. Visiting the forts is very important among all the places to visit in North Goa for couples. Due to the monsoon rains, the walls of the fort in North Goa has been covered with fresh green grasslands that creates a stunning landscape of the fort.
Surrounded by iron-rich hills all around, the view of the hills was majestic when we reached on the terrace of the fort. For me, this fort is one best fort in Goa.
Built in 18th century this beautiful fortress was used for defence and military by the Portuguese from the neighboring Maratha rulers in the vicinity of Panjim. The fort in North Goa overlooks the Aldona river and is situated on an island separated by the nearby Mandovi river.
This is one of the only two forts in North Goa surviving which have been made form laterite soil so now it is a protected monument under the Goa, Daman and Diu archaeological society. Though the best fort in Goa is very small when compared to the other major forts of North Goa in order to see the brighter side of beautiful rural Goa, this is truly a heritage site for tourists visiting this wonderful state. I moved towards visiting another famous fort in Goa. Corjuem fort is surely one of the best places to visit in north goa for couples.
Hiking shoes are a must for your journey, alongside a really comfortable pair of normal shoes. It makes your long walks easier to accomplish.
At the terrace of Corjuem fort; another famous fort in Goa.
Road trip in Goa also means capturing the beautiful bridges built over the small rivers that traverse the fertile land in this small state. In monsoon while visiting such architectural genius we can see how the river floods the lowlands of the rural villages in Goa .
It’s like vast stretches of water with fresh patches of green grasslands, pictures of the same have been inserted in the travel blog.
The two bridges which have the best stunning designs in North Goa are the Aldona bridge and Calvin bridge. Both this bridges fall on the route to Mayhem lake towards Bicholim.
Mayhem lake is another newly developed tourist spot in north goa and is gaining huge recognition due to the recent inauguration of the Bungee jumping facility from a height of 55 metres. While visiting all the places to visit in North Goa for couples, these beautiful bridges must also be included.
The vast wetlands of rural North Goa with ferry boats along the river basin is the perfect landscape of Konkan look scenery in the monsoons. In the night the bridges looks more enchanting due to the colourful LED lights that brighten up the beautiful architecture. This scenery is undoubtedly best places to visit in north goa for couples.
The roadways in rural north Goa are excellent but the main achievement of the government is its delicate thinking in making the roadways attractive to the tourists. The bridge shows the artistic mind of the people of Goa and how they preserve that for making this state a famous tourist destination in India.
Aldona bridge, North Goa.
Calvin bridge, North Goa.
I took advantage of the heavy rains and planned to visit a dam for my travel blog in North Goa which will be perhaps filled with plenty of water in its reservoir.
Amthane dam in North Goa serves as the main source of water for the nearby rural villages and the valley named after the village Amthane is painted with numerous water streams that get activated from the rainfall in the monsoon season.
Amthane dam viewpoint , North Goa.
The road trip from Anjuna to Amthane in North Goa is an hour trip which brings out two significant different landscapes in the monsoons.On the way to Amthane dam in North Goa first we get to see roads in between flooded plains with patches of green grasslands.
So driving through these roads creates an experience like spending moments in backwaters which perfectly suits with the scenery of the monsoon plains in rural Goa.
Flooded plains on the way to Amthane dam, North Goa.
Then after half an hour, the hills arrive with utmost greenery due to the fresh grasslands that covers the valley of the Western Ghats in the monsoons. The patches of black colored rocks show its faces in between the grasslands creating an out of this world experience.
Amthane dam and amthane valley are the best places to visit in north goa for couples.
The experience was truly the best in this monsoon road trip and I concluded these memorable scenes as I captured the huge reservoir from the circular platform ,relevantly constructed for the panoramic views of the dam in North Goa.I would suggest this dam should be one of the places to visit in North Goa for couples especially in the monsoons because it seemed quite a romantic place to me.
Amthane valley, North Goa.
Portuguese forts, vibrant beaches, and hippie culture altogether create a unique ambiance for which Goa stands apart from the rest of the states in India. But apart from these specifications that make North Goa the most versatile tourist state , it is the hospitality and effort of the government that makes this state a friendly and healthy destination for enriching the mind of tourist bloggers.
My first day in exploring North Goa, I found these fascinating hidden places in the villages of goa ended in a perfect way with the splendid view of the Amthane valley in North Goa and as rain started to pour down heavily after the sunset in Vagator,I returned back to my hotel to prepare my itinerary in exploring South Goa.
My accommodation in north Goa was in vagator and the name of the hotel was I love bell bottoms,and like the uniqueness, in the name, the design and architecture of the hotel in North Goa was even more special.
The colorful stairs,violin-shaped swimming pool, vibrant colorful walls of the rooms and the umbrella themed restaurant makes this hotel as perhaps the most delicately designed hotel in Goa. Being a 3 star property, it provides a budget accommodation and for me, this is the best hotel to stay in north Goa to enjoy perfect hospitality along with the delectable food in the restaurant.I would say that the beautifully designed restaurant and discotheque in the hotel is one of the places to visit in North Goa for couples because the discotheque here is not very crowded, so couples can enjoy some romantic time in peace and without much disturbance and also play music of their choice in the music player. For 3-star bookings refer to this link:-
Violin shaped pool and the colourful walls in the hotel in North Goa.
The next morning I started early for South Goa but decided to explore an art museum in north goa before venturing out to the southern district.
To my surprise I discovered an art gallery that proves how versatile the people of Goa are ,to set up such a masterpiece in the villages of Goa , a place which makes every blogger spellbound spell bound on the innovative creative genius of the contributors of this art gallery. Cube gallery is the first of it’s kind Avant grande art gallery situated in Moira ,a rural village in North Goa .
It is advisable to carry your swimming costumes just in case you want to dive in and enjoy quality time inside the pool.
The terrific artwork both as paintings and from materials creates an unique experience like never before. Some talented artists have put up their creativity inside this gallery that blows away the innovative genius of a human mind.
Take a note in the picture below that depicts Jhansi ki Rani in a different art form and how the craftwork symbolizes symbolises the splendid interpretation of patriotism for motherland. Cube gallery is surely the best offbeat place among the mentioned best places to visit in north goa for couples.
Likewise, the award-winning oil paintings are abstract but are award winning pieces of art,and many of such masterpieces can be seen here in detail. The building architecture in North Goa, lights and colour combination of the walls,all have been put to the highest level of creativity for which this place is must-visit destination for not only people who love art but for people who want lesser-known to see the creative genius of human art. Forts in Goa boast of beauty and grandeur.
Jhansi ki Rani depicted through a beautiful artwork in North Goa.
Oil paintings on a huge canvas.
While returning back to Panaji from south goa I explored a lesser known beautiful chapel in the outskirts of Panaji that also lies in north goa district. Siridao or Shirdona as pronounced in Konkani is a small village located just 7km north of Panaji which is famous for the chapel of Jesus of Nazareth.
Scholars believe that the architecture of the chapel resembles that of Jewish style and so in the pre-Portuguese era, the place might have been inhabited by the Jews. This chapel is located on a hilltop overlooking the Siridao beach where the zuari river meets the Arabian sea.
Just like the statue of Jesus in Rio De Janeiro in Brazil, there is a Jesus statue standing tall on this hill. The beautiful white and sky blue color combination of the chapel and the stairs makes it an ideal destination for the photographers who can also get a panoramic view of the Zuari bay.
It is recommended to visit the chapel early in the morning to catch the reflections of the sunlight on the white color of the chapel and watch a beautiful sunrise from the horizon.
Unlike other chapels, this chapel is smaller in size but the surrounding area is huge with avenues of coconut trees. The statue of Jesus is an added attraction as it stands on the highest point of villagea want lesser as if giving his blessings to the society and culture of around 2200 people living in this quaint village.
There are many other terrific and fascinating places to visit in North Goa for couples but it depends on a tourist on how many days the travelers can spend in exploring this small district with enormous geographical and historical features.
I would undoubtedly ask you to visit the forts in Goa while you are in this region. I hope that after reading my blog, one will get enough information about the most important places to visit in North Goa for couples. Keep following our travel blog as after this I will explain the best offbeat locations to explore in south Goa.
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