As a generation of millennials constantly on a look out for taps and likes, Instagram comes across as one of the most popular social media platforms to do just that! While on a hunt for the most Instagram friendly places, Goa continues to stand out as the perfect destination to make all your aesthetic dreams come true!
Although Goa is a tiny state, there are high chances that you may not have come across all its beautiful places due to its location or reviews. Lucky for you, we have here a list of ten instagram friendly places to visit in Goa! Go ahead , read through and plan your travel schedule accordingly!
1. The Mangrove Walk, Patto, Goa
Built to serve as a recreational area, the Mangrove walkway in Patto is just the place your Instagram feed is looking for! Installed above a marshy land along the Ourem creek by the side of the Mandovi river, this wooden walkway is aimed at creating an open air museum. Whether it’s sitting on the teakwood benches fitted along the boardwalk to allow visitors to relax and enjoy the beauty of the mangroves, or standing on the water resistant jamba wooden walkway , this place is the perfect location to click pictures with an inbuilt moody filter!
2. Arambol Sweet Water Lake
Officially known as ‘Vagkolam’, the Arambol Lake is best known as the Sweet Water Lake by the local residents and tourists visiting it. The sweet water lake is located on a small stretch of shoreline known as the Kalacha beach. It’s a short walk north of Arambol beach. Bordered by hills of greenery and coconut groves, this lake looks mystic especially in the mornings , when the green and blur shades of clear water and complemented by the mist gracefully hovering above it! While on your rigorous photography spree, don’t forget to dip your feet in the warm fresh water, feel the heat of the sand which comes from the hot springs, enjoy serenity under the banyan trees.
3. Galgibaga Beach, South Goa
Known to be one of the cleanest beaches in Goa, the Galgibaga beach is quite a treat for your eyes and soul! Located just a few meters away from the shore are long pine trees which stand tall in silence. The only sounds you hear are either of the chirping birds or the roaring waves hitting the shore. Since the beach is secluded, it’s a perfect getaway to spend time away from all the chaos. The dead pine needles which blanket the ground ignite a countryside feeling. This beach is also known as the Turtle Beach for its turtle protection work.
4. Sarzora Lake, Goa
Located away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the Sarzora lake is a perfect evening getaway. Located in South Goa, the lake mostly visited by the local Goans. The calm waters accompanied by the cool breeze are both therapeutic and aesthetic. For a secluded place with a nice little view to calm all your senses, the Sarzora lake is a must for your Instagram content.
5. Cabo de Rama beach & fort, Goa
Famously visited as a picnic spot by the locals of the place, Cabo de Rama is considered to be one of the most wild beaches in the country. The water in Cabo de Rama is blue with rich green hue, and a strip of palm groves stretch alongside the beach create a scenic and calm vibe , that is best captured in pictures taken here! Standing atop the Cabo De Rama Fort nearby, gives you a view of the a spellbinding panorama of the Arabian Sea and Cabo de Rama Beach.
6. Canaguinim Beach, Goa
Perfect place to be left undisturbed, the Canaguinim beach allows you to enjoy the gentle waves of the Arabian sea by lying on the sandy texture of the sea shore. The beach is located in the south of Goa, close the Quepem Taluka. A magical fusion of a pristine beach environment and the lush green sea shore of the beach, makes Canaguinim the perfect place if you’re looking to take some pictures at a beach with a few people, which minuses the chances of the ogling eyes of some tourists.
7. Chapora Fort, Goa
Overlooking the Chapora river, this fort is famously identified as the ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ Fort, after a hit movie with the same name that was shot here in 2001. The name literally translates to ‘the heart yearns’ and that is the exact vibe that the Chapora Fort carries. Assured to deliver nostalgic feels with every picture that you click, this fort is especially beautiful in the evenings with the perfect sunset skies. Much like the journey of life, the climb is a steep one and the path is too stony, but the view is great!
8. Fontainhas, Panjim, Goa
Take a break from the beaches and move to a part of Goa where its cultural and historical aspect of Portuguese Goa still lives on. Walk through the beautiful neighbourhood of Fontainhas and you will find cute and several coloured Portuguese houses, with the most friendliest neighbours ( provided you respect their siesta time). Decorated with dainty bougainvilleas crawling up these vibrant houses, Fontainhas is the perfect destination for a ‘feel happy’ aesthetic picture.
9. Selaulim Dam, Sanguem, Goa
Located on the Selaulim river which is 5km away from the Sanguem town, the Selaulim dam is one of Goa’s lesser-known tourist spots but a great place to visit. The best time to visit this place is during the monsoon, because it looks beautiful with all the lush greenery surrounding it.This, and the the backdrop of the Western Ghats Mountains enhance the beauty of the place, which finally amounts to a perfect example of the ‘picture perfect’.
10. Tambdi Surla, Goa
Like a lost page of an old book of history, Tambdi Surla is a beautiful example of when art meets history. Located at the foot of the Western Ghats that connects Goa to the Karnataka state, Tambdi Surla is famous for its 1000 year old temple and its intricate carvings, which is surrounded by a jungle that adds to the picturesque view. What’s more is that after a tiny walk from the temple, you will find a waterfall that is the epitome of everything beautiful that the nature holds.
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