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North Goa District

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North Goa is one of the two districts that make up the state of Goa, India. The district has an area of 1736 kmĀ², and is bounded by Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra state to the north and by Belgaum district of Karnataka to the east, by South Goa District to the south, and by the Arabian Sea to the west.Historical backgroundMuch of the today's North Goa territories were under the Kingdom of Sawantwadi. While Ponda was sometimes with Sunda Kingdom or Marathas or Kingdom of Sawantwadi. Hence these territories were seen as safe haven for the Hindus who were living under continuous fear of the Portuguese Inquisition. These territories were conquered by Portuguese as part of New Conquest in late 18th centuries. These territories then remain with the Portuguese till 1961 when it was annexed by India.Goa and two other former Portuguese enclaves became the union territory of Goa, Daman and Diu, and Goa was organised into a single district in 1965. On 30 May 1987, Goa attained statehood, and Goa was reorganised into two districts, North Goa and South Goa.
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Popular things to do in North Goa District

Arambol Beach ©
Beach
Arambol Beach Arambol
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
Calangute Beach ©
Beach
Calangute Beach Calangute
3.6
Duration: 4 hours
Baga Beach ©
Beach
Baga Beach Baga
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
Candolim Beach ©
Beach
Candolim Beach Bardez
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from North Goa District

Agonda Beach ©
Beach
Agonda Beach Agonda
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Palolem Beach ©
Beach
Palolem Beach Canacona
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
Benaulim Beach ©
Beach
Benaulim Beach Benaulim
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Old Goa ©
Neighborhood
Old Goa Goa Velha
4.3
Duration: 4 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in North Goa District

Vagator Beach
Beach
Vagator Beach Mapusa
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
Morjim Beach ©
Beach
Morjim Beach Morjim
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Anjuna Beach ©
Beach
Anjuna Beach Bardez
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
Mandrem Beach ©
Beach
Mandrem Beach Mandrem
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in North Goa District

Patnem-Colomb Beach ©
Beach
Patnem-Colomb Beach Panjim
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Cyril Yoga Ayurveda Centre ©
Spa / Wellness
Cyril Yoga Ayurveda Centre Calangute
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Shanti Ayurvedic Massage Center ©
Spa
Shanti Ayurvedic Massage Center Mandrem
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Dive Goa ©
Scuba / Snorkeling
Dive Goa Candolim
4.5
Duration: 8 hours

Shopping in North Goa District

Literati Bookshop & Cafe ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Literati Bookshop & Cafe Calangute
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Indian Arts Exposition ©
Factory Outlet
Indian Arts Exposition Candolim
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Sheek Emporium ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Sheek Emporium Candolim
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Lahas Art
Gift & Specialty Shop
Lahas Art Candolim
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in North Goa District

Chapora Fort ©
Ruin
Chapora Fort Chapora
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Fort Aguada ©
Ruin
Fort Aguada Sinquerim
3.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Shanta Durga Temple ©
Religious Site
Shanta Durga Temple Panjim
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Reis Magos Fort ©
Historic Site
Reis Magos Fort Panjim
4.5
Duration: 2 hours