North Goa or South Goa – Which is better?

Find out where you should head on your next trip to Goa.

Goa might be the smallest state of India, yet it offers loads to tourists in terms of sightseeing, adventure, nightlife, food and other fun activities. However, one question is always stuck in every traveller’s mind: Which is better – North Goa or South Goa? While both of them are beautiful in their own way, they offer different things to the tourists. While North Goa is all about nightlife, shopping and loads of activities, South Goa is full of serene beaches, and tranquillity. No matter where you decide to go, we give you a rundown on where to head on your next trip to Goa:

Places of interest

Goa dates back to the Portuguese era, and thus, the tourist spots here are completely mesmerizing. North Goa is perfect in terms of Portuguese structures, like the Basilica of Bom Jesus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Se Cathedral, Chapora Fort, and Fort Aguada. These places will not only enchant you, but its memories will keep you hooked for a lifetime.

If you wish to explore Goa’s wildlife and take part in adventure activities amidst thick forests like trekking, South Goa is the ideal place for you. It boasts of several wildlife sanctuaries like Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary, and Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary. Also, don’t forget to visit the Dudhsagar Falls for some mesmerising scenic beauty.


Goa is nothing short of a collection of picturesque beaches that offer stunning views of the sunset. What’s more? They are ample water adventure activities to satisfy the adrenaline junkie. North Goa is home to numerous beaches that have an array of water activities to offer, like parasailing, banana rides, paragliding, kayaking, scuba diving, etc. Some of the popular beaches of North Goa include Vagator Beach, Calangute beach, Anjuna beach and Baga beach.

On the other hand, South Goa is home to more rustic and pristine beaches like Palolem Beach, Colva beach, Butterfly beach and Benaulim beach. They are for tourists who need some relaxation and want to see natural beauty in all its glory.


Whenever you talk about Goa, you cannot miss talking about its lively nightlife. North Goa is the place to go if you wish to party all night long. It is known for its full-moon parties and beach parties apart from the numerous happening nightclubs, like The Bollywood Club- by Titos, Cafe Mambos, Curlies, etc. On the other hand, in South Goa, you can experience ‘Silent Noise Parties’ that are held every Saturday on Palolem Beach.

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