Goa is not just about exciting nightlife and beach parties. There’s another side of Goa that you should explore and its southern part. South Goa offers you with an interesting blend of alluring beaches, old churches, tantalizing seafood and a romantic vibes. While North Goa is a party spot, South Goa is a place where you can relax and rejuvenate your senses.
1. Butterfly Beach
Butterfly Beach is the loveliest beachfront in Goa featuring a myriad of butterfly species. The stretches of golden sands against the warm blue water give it a picture-perfect look with swaying palm trees and flying butterflies. A standout amongst the best places to visit in South Goa, Butterfly beach offers astounding sunset views. Dolphin spotting is the most prominent activity here. One may also get an opportunity to see red fish, ocean cucumbers and ocean urchins.
2. Agonda Beach
Agonda Beach is nonetheless, spectacular, with pristine sandy beaches and breathtaking sunset views. One of the most popular places to visit in South Goa, Agonda is ideal for a peaceful night walk. The tranquility of this charming beach in South Goa rejuvenates your soul with the soft melody of tidal waves crashing against the warm sands of the beach.
3. Palolem Beach
Palolem is one of the most idyllic places to visit in South Goa. The beach offers perfectly ideal opportunities for lazing over the warm sands or night stroll around the shallow shores. it is a popular hub for party lovers offering a glimpse into Goa’s exciting nightlife. The beach also offers stunning sunrise and sunset views. It is famous for the Silent Disco that takes place on this beach. The beach also offers exhilarating water activities for adventure lovers.
4. Se Cathedral
The Se Cathedral is the largest of all Goan churches and convents due to its stunning architecture. It was originally built to celebrate the Portuguese government’s victory over India. Se Cathedral is devoted to St. Catherine of Alexandria. One of the alluring places to visit in Goa, Se Cathedral is home to the iconic Golden Bell which is renowned as the world’s largest church bell.
5. Dudhsagar Waterfalls
Dudhsagar Waterfalls is one of best places to visit in South Goa. A gushing waterfall of about 310 meters high, flanked by a beautiful landscape and lush greenery, is a sight to see. The cascading water gives an illusion of milk pouring from the mountains. India’s fifth largest waterfall, Dudhsagar Waterfalls was also featured in SRK starrer movie “Chennai Express”. Dudhsagar Trek is the most popular activity among the tourists visiting Goa. One can also take a dip or enjoy swimming into the pool underneath this mesmerizing waterfall.
6. Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary
Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the best places to visit in South Goa for witnessing the vibrant flora and fauna of Goa. This sanctuary houses myriad of wildlife species including Leopards, Pythons, Giant Squirrels, Cobras, and more. Various bird species found here are Great Indian HornBill Black Woodpecker, Paradise Fly Catcher, Emerald Dove, Kingfishers, etc. Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary is home to the mesmerizing Dudhsagar Waterfalls.