Places to visit near Goa within 300 KM
Goa, the party capital of India attracts travellers from all over the world for its exotic beaches, historical architectural marvels, flea markets, magnificent churches and never ending parties. Goa is the perfect tourist destination to enjoy tranquil beaches and raving parties with your loved ones and have a wonderful vacation among the energetic crowd, delectable cuisines and refreshing drinks. While Goa beckons you to have a time of your life on its coastal beaches beneath the palm trees and on glowing sand, there are number of places around Goa that should be on your ‘travel-list’ to enjoy a perfect weekend. Let’s learn some more about the places to visit near Goa within 300 km.
Ratnagiri (270 Km)
Ratnagiri is one of the best tourist spot of Maharashtra, situated on the west coast of the state. This destination has the magnificent Sahyadris range, hot springs, alluring beaches and waterfalls. Several beaches of Mandavi and Bhatye, the majestic Jaigad Fort and Ratnadurg Fort and the serene Konkan Coast are the major attractions of the place, which can be visited over an exciting weekend. Mangoes, dried jackfruit and fish curry are the specialty of the place, which everyone must try while visiting Ratnagiri.
Kolhapur (220 Km)
Popular for history of at least 300 years, Kolhapur is located near Pune in Maharashtra on the banks of Panchganga River. The renowned Bahubali Jain Temple, Itwin Agricultural Museum and the magnificent Mahalaxmi Temple are the places to see when you visit Kolhapur. The destination also welcomes all the shopaholics with its world-famous footwear and traditional delicacies like Misal Paw, mutton dishes, Kohlapuri Bhel and Batata Vada Paw with homemade spices and Onion Garlic chutney.
Bhatkal (211 Km)
Bhatkal is a port town in the Uttara Kannada District of the South Indian state of Karnataka. The town is one of the best weekend getaways from Goa offering tourists splendid examples of South Indian architecture. The Kethapayya Narayan Temple is one the best places to see in Bhatkal with Jama Masjid and Noor Masjid. The temples in Bhatkal are rich with paintings and other art works and the town appeals mostly to the tourists and travellers looking for a quiet and peaceful time away from the jam-packed cities.
Dandeli (103 Km)
One of the best tourist attractions of Karnataka, Dandeli is hardly 103 km from Goa making is an easy pick for our “Places to visit near Goa within 300 KM” list. The destination is a popular retreat for nature and adventure lovers and welcomes friends, families and couples for a safari tour and white water rafting. Widely acclaimed for its natural beauty and the lush green jungles, the place has many camps with activities like nature walks, jungle safari, rafting, boating, bird watching, tiger and crocodile spotting. There are also several resorts and guest houses to book for a comfortable accommodation in Dandeli.
If you wish to know more about what to do at dandeli, do read our blog “Things to do at Resorts in Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary“.
Maravanthe (267 Km)
Plan your weekend getaway to Maravanthe, a beach town in Karnataka, 267 Km from Goa and 50 Km away from Udupi. With a view of the Arabian Sea on one side of the road and the serene Souparnika river on the other Maravanthe exudes a wondrous appeal through its lush green plantations and inimitable serenity. The Maranvanthe Beach is the main attraction offering splendid sunset and sunrise views with pleasant climate to make your experience an unforgettable one. The tourist coming down to Maravanthe should also take a stroll through the villages of Trasi and Padukone to take a look into the cultural life of the locals.
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