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7 amazing places to visit in South Goa for 1 day trip

7 amazing places to visit in South Goa for 1 day trip

If you have constantly been working for the past few months and you feel mentally exhausted, it’s time to go on a vacation. A vacation could be just for 1 day or 1 week, but time to time relaxation of mind is very much needed.

Our planet has provided us with all, mountains, rivers, beaches, beautiful valleys, and lots more.  When we take our time and get one with nature; we can have our sanity and work even more efficiently.

A quick way to relax is to have a walk on any beach, and in India, beaches mean Goa. Goa has a lot more to offer than just beaches; you can find amazing seafood, jewelry, old churches, and so much more. If you are planning on visiting goa and that too in the south goa, then you have landed on the right page. Here we have listed the top 7 places to visit in south goa even if you are planning for a 1 day trip.

7 Places to visit in South Goa

Palolem Beach

If you are visiting south goa, then you have to visit Palolem beach. This beach is among the best beaches in Goa; you will find often a lot of tourists here. The beach is super clean, and you can spend the whole day there.

Palolem beach is also known for its nightlife. You will find regular clubs as well as silent discos wherein the people have to use a headphone to enjoy the music. If you are up for a great experience, then head to this beach.

Se Cathedral Church

Se Cathedral is originally known as The Se Catedral de Santa Catarina. If you are someone who enjoys victorian vibes, then you have to visit this place. This was built in the 16th century, and it is believed that it took 80 years to complete it.

It is one of the largest churches in Asia. It offers elegant architecture and a giant bell along with its white beauty. Taking a stroll around this beauty and taking a picture will be an amazing experience for sure.

Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary

Bhagwan Mahaveer sanctuary has the largest wildlife preserve in the state of Goa. It is located near the village of Mollen and about 54 km away from Panji. You will find 722 species of flowers and 128 species of plants.

You will be able to see animals like deer, spotted deer, mouse deer, and barking deer. You can also find carnivorous animals like leopards, panthers, tigers, jungle cats, and toddy cats. The admission fee is as minimum as INR 20. If you like to see different types of animals and birds as well as butterflies, then you must visit this sanctuary.

Shantadurga temple

Apart from churches, you will also find many temples which are as old as 200 years. One such beautiful temple located in the foothills of Kavalem village in Ponda taluka is the Shantadurga temple. This temple was created to honor the goddess Shantadurga.

It has a rich history as well as spiritual meaning, and if you are looking to spend your evening peacefully, then head towards this temple.

Dudhsagar falls.

Dudhsagar waterfalls are one of the most famous waterfalls not only in Goa but all over India. Its standing height is 310 meters, and water falling down looks very calming and refreshing. Dudhsagar is one of the preferred weekend spots by the citizens of the neighboring states.

Agonda Beach

Agonda beach is very popular, and you must have heard its name. It is one of the cleanest beaches in Goa and less populated as well. You will find clean sand, clearer water, coconut, and palm trees to rest under.

You can even try different water sports available there. There are even jet skiing and surfing options. Agonda is a great place to hang out with your friends.

St Xaviers Church

One more church on our list is the St. Xaviers church located in old goa city, Panaji. Built in the year 1605 and it holds the incorrupt body of Saint Xaviers Francis. The church has amazing baroque style architecture and has modern art in the gallery. Visit St Xavier’s church if you want to travel through time with its architecture and history.


Goa is one of the most popular places to visit in India. You can visit goa with your friends as well as family and enjoy a great relaxed weekend. You will find great beaches, food, different cultural jewelry as well as great nightlife.

Goa is truly a paradise for all. Above listed places are just a few among many beautiful places that Goa has to offer. So why are you still waiting, start planning your next vacation with your friends and family and enjoy a beautiful stay in South Goa.


Vishal Khot is the writer of this article. He is a freelance blogger and has written multiple articles for websites including He also likes to write product reviews about travel, sports, and fitness. On weekends you will find him playing football or riding a bike. He likes to travel to various places.

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