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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

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

Side trips from North Goa District

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

Kid-friendly things to do in North Goa District

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

Hidden gems in North Goa District

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

Shopping in North Goa District

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

Historic Sites in North Goa District

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