North Goa, India
North Goa is one of the two districts that comprise the state of Goa, India
The principal town of north Goa is Mapusa (pronounced Map-Sa), in Bardez region. The north Goa coast stretches from Tiracol Fort in the far north to the River Mandavi at Panjim (Panaji), the state capital in the central region.
Coastal points of interest are:
Tiracol Fort, the northernmost Portuguese costal fortification
Arambol (formerly Harmal) Beach, a popular beach
Mandrem Beach, a clean and quiet beach
Chapora Village and fishing jetty and small beach beyond with a small Hindu temple
Chapora Fort, a huge ruined Portuguese fort
Vagator Beach (es) 22km north of Panaji. Big Vagator Beach, a clean attractive beach, Middle Vagator and Small Vagator Beach sandy coves.
Anjuna Beach, the famous hippy hang-out with Wednesday market. This is the "party" beach of Goa.
Baga Beach, the start of the real tourist area (a bit crowded at times) Based around a real fishing village.
Calangute Town, About 1km inland on the crossroads of the main coast road between Calangute and Baga and the main north-to-south costal highway from Aguda Fort in the south to Agarvado in the north.
Calangute (Kalangut) Beach, Goa's original holiday beach (less crowded than Baga)
Candolim (Kandoli) Beach, a bit more up-market area
Aguada Fort, a decommissioned lighthouse and historic Portuguese fort
Reis Magos (Fort), to the left of the village church.
CoCo Beach, a small inlet beach on the north bank of the River Mandovi (Mandavi).
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