The best places to visit near Goa Airport

What comes into one’s mind while thinking about Goa? The pristine beaches, pleasant weather, mouth-watering food and lots of fun. The places near Goa airport are not isolated from the scenic beauty. Here are the best places where you can visit nearby Goa airport and relish the moments.

  • Naval aviation museum
  • Fort Aguda
  • Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj statue
  • San Jacinto Island
  • Venice Rocks
  • Chapora fort
  • Dona Paula viewpoint
  • Dudhsagar falls
  • Mary Immaculate conception church
  • Fontainhas
  • Harvalem Waterfalls

Naval Aviation Museum

At a distance of 6.4 Km from Goa airport, this Naval aviation museum is the center of attraction for visitors. It depicts all the historical naval aircraft used by the Indian navy. You can have a glimpse of the treasures, this place has.

  1. Kamov helicopter, known for its surveillance, search and rescue properties.
  2. Westland sea king which is famous for the transportation of troops during wartime.
  3. A two-seater helicopter named Hughes Hu-300.

Best time to visit this place- One can visit the naval aviation museum between 9:30 am and 5:30 pm on the five days of the week from Tuesday to Sunday.

Distance from the airport – 3 km

Fort Aguda –

You can reach this exquisite and well-preserved fort within approximately 30 to 40 minutes from Goa airport. Fort Aguda was established by the Portuguese in the seventeen century.

  • Visiting this place becomes mandatory due to several reasons but the presence of St. Lawrence church in the vicinity is the most compelling factor.
  • This historical fort is located on the bank of the river Mandovi. Hence there is no doubt in saying that the place poses a distinct vibe.

Best time to visit this place – The time duration from September to March is considered the best if you are planning to visit this place. You can find this open from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm to savor and capture the picturesque view.

Distance from the airport -42.6 km

Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj statue-

The 23 feet high-standing statue of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is eye-catching for visitors.It is not only Goa’s highest statue but also known as India’s tallest standing statue of Shivaji Maharaj. You can find yourself connected with the splendid stories of glorious Shivaji Maharaj’s valour here. The reaching time of this iconic place is only 15 to 20 minutes from the Goa airport.

 Best time to visit this place- There is no specific time to visit this place as it creates its aura throughout the year. Those who are always keen to know the history of India must visit this place.

Distance from the airport – 5.2 km

San Jacinto Island-

If you are planning to spend quality time at a place that is surrounded by a lovely green area, you must choose San Jacinto Island to satiate your desire. The below-given visiting points make it more alluring and coerce you to explore it.

  • Famous St. Hyacinthi cathedral church
  • Silver Gate bridge that connects the island to the mainland area.
  • A well-preserved Portuguese lighthouse that offers you a place from where you can take fine shots of the coastal area.

Best time to visit this place-  You can have the finest glimpses of this scenic island between March and April as during these months you will find average temperature and humidity.

Distance from the airport – 9.1 km

Dona Paula viewpoint –

Also famous as the ” Lovers’ Paradise” this place has its own charm and story. It is believed by the local people that a lady named Dona Paula was in love with a fisherman but his father denied her to marry him. After that, she ended her life by falling from the cliff of this place.

Many things add beauty to this place like,

  • Widely stretched beach area having several tall palm trees.
  • A perfect place for clicking pictures at the junction of the Zuari and Mandovi rivers.

Best time to visit this place-  From October to June most people visit this place. The eves spent at the beach will be the unforgettable part of your trip. One can visit here on any day of the week from 6 am to10 pm.

Distance from the airport – 30.3 km

Dudhsagar falls-

In comparison to the places that are situated at a short distance from the Goa airport, this place is slightly far from it. But it is completely worth traveling for one and a half hours to be at this enticing beauty.

  • This giant waterfall has a magnetic quality that attracts people and compels them to capture this milky white fall.
  • The additional perk of visiting this waterfall is seeing the beauty of the Bhagwan Mahavir wildlife sanctuary as it is located inside it.

Best time to visit this place  – Feeding your eyes with this natural beauty is possible on all days of the week from 7 am to 5 pm.

Distance from the airport – 74 km

Mary Immaculate Conception church-

This famous church is also widely known as Our Lady of Immaculate Conception. If you are an admirer of architecture, you can find the best time here. The things which act as a key beauty feature here are,

  • Statue of St. Francis Xavier
  • Augustinian bell in the main belfry
  • Finely designed zigzag flight of stairs
  • Sparkling white property during the sunset
  • Marble statues of different personalities
  • Portuguese – Baroque mixed concept of architecture

Best time to visit this place- You can visit the church in two different time slots available in the evening and morning. In the morning the church is opened at 9 am and closed at 12:30 pm. If you want to witness its beauty at sunset or in the evening, 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm will be the ideal slot for you.

Distance from the airport – 29 km

Fontainhas-

Who can keep oneself distant from the colors of life? Nobody! This place reminds you of the significance of colors in your life. Finely constructed colorful Portuguese villas come in the category of most visited places nearby Goa airport.

An excellent way to explore this place is by wandering on its narrow lanes. This experience will take you back to the old times. Some other things that make this place unique are,

  • Wishing well of red color near the historic house
  • Chapel of St. Sebastian
  • Statue of the Virgin Mary
  • The figure of Christs having open eyes

Best time to visit this place- The reason behind coming here is to click beautiful pictures of unique and old architecture. Hence you must visit the place in the morning so that you can find enough space for roaming freely.

Distance from the airport – 28.5 km

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