Goa-The favourite shooting location of Bollywood

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Guess what is common to the movies:

  1. Dil Chahta Hai
  2. Singham
  3. Golmaal series
  4. Ek Duje Ke liye
  5. Dilwale
  6. Drishyam
  7. Josh
  8. Khamoshi etc

You guessed it right. Those were some of the hit movies shot at Goa. The landscape, beaches, folk song and folk dance, culture , casinos, churches, historic locations everything has something unique in Goa which other Indian states doesn’t have.

Location: Goa, India

Destination type : Beach destination

History of  Goa

  1. According to hindu mythology, Parasurama, incarnation of Lord Vishnu created Goa
  2. prehistoric petroglyphs  are found in Goa
  3. There are evidence of Kushavathi culture( 6000 to 8000 years ago)
  4. Tribes of Austric origin such as the KolsMundaris and Kharvis may have settled Goa, living on hunting, fishing and a primitive form of agriculture since 3500 BC
  5. When India became independent in 1947, Goa remained under Portuguese control. 
  6. On 18 December 1961, Indian troops crossed the border into Goa and liberated it. 

Activities for tourists at Goa

  1. Visit Chapora Fort where Dil Chahta Hai was shot
  2. Visit Dona Paula which was the shooting location for Golmaal series and Singham
  3. Visit Arpora market which was one of the locations for Dum Maaro Dum
  4. Take a tour of Panjim where Dhrishyam and Dilwale was shot
  5. Ejoy the lively beaches of Goa

How to reach there


Dabolim airport in Goa has scheduled international connections to

  1. Doha
  2.  Dubai
  3. Muscat
  4.  Sharjah
  5. Kuwait etc

It has also flight to domestic destinations in India like:

  1. Bangalore
  2. New Delhi
  3. Mumbai
  4. Chennai
  5. Hyderabad
  6. Chandigarh
  7. Kochi etc


Goa is connected to major destinations in India through railway network. Some of the destinations from where you can reach Goa by train are:

  1. New Delhi
  2. Mumbai
  3. Banglore
  4. Kochi
  5. Thiruvananthapuram etc


National Highways  NH-66 (ex NH-17) are passing through Goa.


The best time to visit Goa is are the months September to March

Season Average temperature
Winter season (November to February) 19°C to 32°C
Summer season (March to May) 23°C to 33°C

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Tarkarli (108 kms away )
  2. Malvan (105 kms away)
  3. Amboli (81kms away)
  4. Gokarna (166kms away)
  5. Chapora Fort (16 kms away)

Some hotels in Panjim with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Treehouse Neptune Inn https://www.treehousehotels.in/hotels/treehouse-neptune-inn/

Hotel Palacio De Goa http://www.palaciodegoa.com/

The Hawaii Comforts http://www.hawaiicomfortsgoa.com/

Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat https://www.sandalwoodgoa.com/

Alor Grande Holiday Resort. http://ww7.alorresortgoa.com/  

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