Although Goa can keep you engaged and enthralled for many days, even weeks, 4 Days are pretty enough to explore the best this smallest and prettiest Indian state has on its cusp. From unwinding on its sandy beaches to exploring age-old cathedrals, and wildlife safari tours to casino hopping – you can pick from an array of attractions, considering what excites you the most.
If you’re in Goa for 4 Days, we recommend you to pick your accommodation in Panaji. Yes, many would argue that North Goa is the best place to stay, but there is a beautiful reason to stay in the state capital. Panaji is almost in the centre of North and South Goa. While famous North Goan beaches Baga and Calangute are only a 30-minute drive, South Goa is not too far away either. Plus, you’ll relish the scenic drive from Panaji to either part of the state.
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Now your itinerary should be like –
Day: 1 Fun and Frolicking at North Goan Beaches
The prettiest thing first! Today, let the vibrant beaches in North Goa mesmerise you!
After breakfast, head to the famous duo of Baga and Calangute. Crowded yet eclectic, these beaches are must-visit to experience the true spirit of Goa. Take a leisure stroll along the sandy stretch, lay down to sunbathe, or enjoy fresh cocktails from the surrounding sacks – the choice is yours!
Anjuna and Vagator are other popular beaches in North Goa. Try water sports at Anjuna, as it is less crowded, and you will have an affordable package with more activities to enjoy.
Day: 2 – Panaji with Old Goa Churches
Keep your second day for Panaji itself. Panaji has many wonderful activities to try. You can go for a river cruise, shop in lively markets, enjoy dolphin watching tour (must do if you’re with family), and visit the nearby beaches (one with black sands). A short drive from Panaji is Old Goa with some of the oldest and most beautiful churches in the state.
Day: 3 – South Goa Beaches and Shopping
Wake up early, and head to South Goa. Enjoy drive through lush paddy fields, and greenery clad hills. South Goa boasts some beautiful, and tranquil beaches, sans crowds. Colva, Palolem, Agonda, and Benaulim Beach are the must-visit ones.
Near Colva Beach is a small supermarket, perfect for bargain hunters. The city of Mudgaon offers superb opportunities for shopping and dining.
Don’t forget to drink fresh coconut waters from a roadside vendor!
Day: 4 – Dudhsagar Waterfalls
Let nature heal your body and mind! Plan a trip to the famous Dudhsagar Waterfalls, which is nestled in the heart of the Western Ghats. Trekking to this three-tier waterfalls is an unforgettable experience. The entry point is about 55kms from Panaji. From there, you need to board a forest department run jeep to reach to the trekking point. The waterfalls are about 1 mile or so from here. Enjoy stunning views of the surrounding landscapes, before you reach to point where you can admire this ‘river of milk’ emerging out of the lush Western Ghats. Fascinating indeed!
Take a refreshing dip at the base of the waterfalls