Goa is a kaleidoscope of Indian and Portuguese cultures, sweetened with surf, sand, seafood, spirituality, and the Susegad lifestyle. I’m proud to call this pocket-sized paradise my home as it’s filled with features that offer an adventure to last a lifetime, all through the year.
If you’d like to experience the best that Goa has to offer during the rains, here are five places that I’ve visited this monsoon and I’d think you enjoy as well.
5 Most Instagrammable Places in North Goa
Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount, Old Goa
I visited the chapel during the onsets of the monsoons and I was awe-struck by the lush green covered laterite staircase leading up to the chapel. Although secluded and overlooked, this little age old chapel built in 1519, is a beauty atop of the monte near St. Cajetan’s Church. With simple exteriors and lavish interiors, this little chapel has a wealth of historical significance. Its plain whitewashed walls are picturesque at sunset, and the view from here is truly breath-taking overlooking the expanse of the Mandovi and the islands of Divar and Chorao, making it to the list of North Goa’s most Instagrammable places.
This place needs no special introduction, its popularity stands out among many. Built in the 16th century, the fort helped safeguard Goa from invaders. My visits here are very frequent, especially when I need to rewind or seek some peace of mind. With the spectacular view from the fort and the beach up front it’s a great place to watch sunsets, leisurely strolls, or change in scenery. Also, there is broken part of this fort (which I call the Broken Fort) that you can find around the same area. (Ref. image)
Just a few kilometres from where I live, lies this stunning, still, and quiet destination away from tourist hotspots. The Amathane Dam isn’t too big but the flawless unique and secluded catchment allows me to gaze at the green forest covered Sahayadris, making it another best Instagrammable place in North Goa during the monsoons.
The dam is a peaceful place to unwind and inhale the laid-back life. While the area isn’t developed for tourists, producers find Amthane Dam a catch for movie shootings. In fact, one of the Hindi films – Hate Story was shot in this very location.
Image Source: Ameya Pednekar
Being the smallest island in Goa, Raneache Zuem is a quaint haven offering solace from the hectic world. Located in Revora not too far off from where I live this beautiful island is barely populated. Villagers appreciate the sacrifices of the Ranea family who safeguarded their village during the Portuguese regime.
The Zuem bridge connects the village to the mainland and serves as a striking backdrop for photographs, proving to be one of the best Instagrammable spots in North Goa.
The creek’s been my hangout spot since my college days. It’s well-known among the people of Porvorim and is lively with locals from surrounding areas. The stretch of road along the creek is perfect for a long drive as it offers a gorgeous view of mesmerising colours.
The view from here makes it easy for me to forget everything and enjoy the thriving fields and hills. During the monsoons, the creek fills up quickly and invites many to come and enjoy fishing in the quietness of the village. Whenever in Panjim or Porvorim with friends, hanging out by Torda creek is definitely a must for me, and yet another best Instagrammable place in North Goa.
So, if you’re crazy for some amazing Instagram shots, you can visit these 5 most Instagrammable places in Goa to get the perfect photographs for your feed. If you’re a content creator or vlogger, you are assured to get some wonderful shots at these locations.
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However, amidst the situation of COVID-19, you might face some difficult to visit certain places due to local restrictions. But make sure, you carry your mask and sanitizer wherever you go. And most importantly KEEP THE ENVIRONMENT CLEAN!!!
Stay tuned for more picturesque hot spots in and around Goa!