Which Part of Goa is Best for Solo Travel?

Goa is one of the most happening tourist destinations in India. The serene beaches, vibrant nightlife, and exotic Goan cuisine are some of the many aspects that make it a must-visit for every traveller. This state can be broadly categorised into two parts – North Goa and South Goa. Both the parts have their charm. But if you are wondering which part of Goa is best for solo travel, keep reading the blog!

I think South Goa is the best part of Goa, perfect for solo female travellers. It is because South Goa sees fewer crowds and a calmer climate. On the other hand, North Goa sees huge crowds every year, which may not be everyone’s cup of tea.

South Goa offers an exquisite blend of breath-taking beaches, lip-smacking seafood dishes, majestic religious sites like churches, and more. South Goa will give you a glimpse into the renowned Portuguese culture if you are a culture enthusiast. 

Don’t forget to check out these stunning tourist attractions in South Goa on your next solo trip:

1. Our Lady of Remedios Church

Sporting remarkable architecture and a quiet, peaceful ambience, Our Lady of Remedios Church are among the top tourist places in South Goa. It traces its origins back to 1630, making it the ideal place for a history geek. The church is surrounded by lush green lawns and exudes a calm vibe. It is the perfect place for sightseeing both in the morning and evening. The area is illuminated at night, which makes for a delightful sight!

Location: Fatona, Betalbatim

2. Three Kings Church

Three Kings Church is another ancient religious site in South Goa. This church was established in 1599 and is situated in the quaint village of Cansaulim. It does not have the most beautiful architecture. However, it is believed to be haunted and attracts many tourists. Yes, it may sound unreal for a religious site to be haunted. Check out the Three Kings Church on your next solo trip to South Goa to see if the rumours are true!

Location: Muder, Cansaulim

3. Cabo de Rama Fort

A perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon or evening in, Cabo de Rama Fort is among the oldest forts in South Goa. The fort is known to have a rich and interesting past. If you are familiar with the Hindu mythology story Ramayan, you may learn quite a bit about how Lord Rama stayed at this fort back in the day. Today, the fort houses a beautiful church named the Church of Santo Antonio, which offers awe-inspiring views from its premises.

Location: Canacona

4. Chandreshwar Bhootnath Temple

Another historical place for history enthusiasts, Chandreshwar Bhootnath Temple, is one of the popular temples in South Goa. It is dedicated to the Hindu Lord Shiva, worshipped at the temple as the Lord of the Moon. The temple is perched elegantly on Chandranath Hill. If you visit the temple on the night of the full moon, you might even catch a glimpse of the enchanting Shiva Linga glowing under the moonlight.

Location: Paroda, Quepem Taluka

5. Butterfly Beach

For all the beach bums out there, Butterfly Beach is a haven. It is a hidden gem in South Goa, usually less crowded. If you are looking for some quiet time away from the hustle-bustle of crowded places, then definitely check out Butterfly Beach. It is surrounded by rocky hills and exudes tranquillity and calmness. As a cherry on top, you can even spot herds of butterflies in vibrant colours flying over the hills. In the crystal-clear water, you can spot goldfish and other marine creatures!

Location: Palolem

Check out my blog on the hidden gems worth visiting in Goa.

6. Palolem Beach

Your solo trip to South Goa would be incomplete without visiting the gorgeous Palolem Beach. It is considered one of the magnificent beaches in Goa and offers jaw-dropping scenic views of the pristine waters and natural surroundings. The beach houses numerous beach shacks and beautiful palm trees that add an extra element of appeal to its beauty. It is a paradise for adventure enthusiasts and offers a wide range of adventurous activities. You can even check out the market set up every Saturday at the beach. It wouldn’t hurt to buy souvenirs and take a tiny piece of Goa back home.

Location: Palolem

7. Colva Beach

Colva Beach is perfect for adventure freaks and tourists looking for a quiet time. The beach is known for its vibrant nightlife, fun, and exciting full-moon parties. If you plan on spending an entire day at Colva Beach, you will not be disappointed with the number of things you will get to do and experience. And then, you can end the day with your favourite drink and dance the night away at the party!

Location: Salcete, Colva

Is Goa safe at night for female travellers? Check out my blog post to know more!

Is South Goa worth visiting?

Which Part of Goa is Best for solo travel?

Having visited South Goa many times, I can assure you that you will have a wonderful experience. I prefer exploring unique places and spending time learning more about the culture, something which South Goa made possible for me. It is quite different from North Goa and is my favourite part of Goa. 

But hey, if you are going on a long solo trip to Goa, you can visit both North Goa and South Goa and experience the best of both worlds!


An introverted blogger who is looking to make unforgettable solo travel memories with one short life.

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