Best Weekend Getaways

If you do not take a weekend getaway from Goa to its borders, crossing and exploring Goa remain incomplete. There are many popular trips from Goa to the “City of Beaches” during your holidays.

1. Mangalore

Officially, Mangaluru is officially known as Mangalore, Karnataka’s biggest port city in India. It is located approximately 350 kilometers away from the capital of Karnataka, Bangalore. The city of Mangalore is located between the Arab Sea and the Western Ghat mountains. It is 13th in terms of India’s top business destinations. Considered to be one of the fast-developing cities, Mangalore is home to numerous domestic and multinational companies. The city is rich insights, such as churches, temples, museums, parks, and docks.

2. Bijapur

It is 530 km northwest of Bangalore. Bijapur is located 530. It contains many well-known historically important monuments built during Adil Shahi’s administration. It is an ancient town with diverse cultures and 5-river land. Bijapur’s many different attractions include the Castle of Gol Gumbaz, Gagan Mahal, the Archeological Museum, Jami Masjid, and Shree Siddeshwar.

3. Chorla Ghats

Natural destinations mostly visited in Goa, on the northeast of Panaji. It is located in the western Ghats, on the edges of Karnataka, Goa, and Maharashtra, and it shelters unusual wild animals such as wolf snake and a wide range of birds and butterflies within its forests. Moreover, there are many waterfalls which offer a dramatic view of nature. Twin Vajra Waterfall and Lasni Tomb Peak are the main attractions in Chorla Ghats. This place offers various activities such as footpaths, jungle walks, treks and hikes, machines and hide.

4. Agumbe

There is a small village called Agumbe in the Malnad region of Karnataka. Agumbe, also known as the Power generation, medicinal plants, and hut industry, is one of the major tourist destinations in India. Located in the West Ghats, the landscape and the greenery contribute to the scenic beauty. This place can be visited by adventurous tourists as this provides hiking opportunities. For its waterfalls, Agumbe is well-known. Agumbe’s most important sights are Barkana Falls, Onake Abbi Falls, Jogigundi Falls, Koodlu Theertha Falls, and Sunset Point.

5. Malpe

Maple is a natural port in the Indian state of Karnataka, about 6 km west of Udupi. It is also an important port on the coast of Karnataka. Its fascinating natural beauty makes it well-known. For long it has been a center for business. It has three rocky islands that attract tourists’ attention. The temples of Balarama and Ananteshwara also feature their attractions.

6. Hampi

The northern village of Karnataka, India, is located in the former capital of Vijayanagara in Karnataka, close to the town of Hospet. “Champion” means the word Hampi. It is a UNESCO World Patrimony site. The area is surrounded by beautiful mountains and valleys attracting tourists’ attention. It consists of over 500 monuments.

7. Mahabaleshwar

The Western Ghats of Mahabaleshwar is 1.372 meters above sea level. It is in the Maharashtra Satara District. It receives many tourists as it offers panoramic views of the highlands, exotic flora and fauna, amazing valleys, beautiful lakes, and cool mountain brises. It’s one of Maharashtra’s popular hill resorts. You can continue with fishing, boating, and pony riding activities.

8. Kolad

Kolad is located in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, 117 km from Mumbai. It is also known as the Mumbai – Goa motorway on NH 17. It is considered Maharashtra’s adventure capital because it offers white water rafting, climbing, rafting, and trekking opportunities. The Kolad cascades are well known and attract many tourists from across the globe.

9. Lonavala

Lonavala is one of the tourist destinations of great interest. This is both a city and a hill station located in the Maharashtra district of Pune. Pune is located 64 km away and Mumbai is 96 km away. Domestic and foreign tourists are here to visit the Lonavla Lake, Nose Duke, Leap Tiger, Karla, and more attractions. The Caves are also very popular. It is a peaceful place for people who want to escape the bustle of urban life.

10. Dudh Sagar Waterfalls

It is considered one of India’s highest cascades. It is located near the Karnataka border at Mollem in the south of Goa. Dudh Sagar means the Milk Sea according to the Konkani language. One must enter the cascade through the forest portal of Collem. It is located at the South Goa Sanctuary of Bhagwan Mahavir Wild Life.

By Anurag Rathod

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