Traversing and exploring Goa will remain incomplete if you don’t take on weekend getaways from Goa to its bordering regions. There are many popular getaways from Goa which are must to visit during your vacation at the “City of Beaches.”
Mangaluru is the official name of Mangalore officially, which is the major port city in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is located at a distance of about 350 kilometres from Bangalore (the capital city of Karnataka). Between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghat mountain ranges is situated the Mangalore city. In terms of top business destinations of India, it is ranked at 13th position. Being considered as one of the rapidly developing cities, Mangalore hosts many multinational and domestic corporations. The city has many attractions likes Churches, Temples, Museums, Park and Dock.
Bijapur is located 530 km northwest of Bangalore. It houses many well known monuments of historical importance built during the administration of Adil Shahi. It is an ancient city of varied cultures and a land of five rivers. The various attractions of Bijapur include Gol Gumbaz, Gagan Mahal, The Archaeological Museum, Jami Masjid, Shree Siddeshwar Temple and many more which attracts a large number of tourists every year.
Chorla Ghat is one of the mostly visited nature destination situated to the north-east of Panaji in Goa. Being situated on the borders of Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra in the Western Ghats, it shelters unusual species of wild animals like wolf snake and variety of birds and butterflies in its forests. In addition, many waterfalls are there that offers a dramatic natural view. The major attractions of Chorla Ghats are Twin Vajra Waterfalls and Peak of Lasni Temb. This place also provide opportunities for various activities like Foot trail, Jungle walks, Treks and hike, Machans and hide.
In the Malnad region of Karnataka is situated a small village known as Agumbe. Agumbe is one of the major destinations of Indian tourism, which is also associated with rainforest conservation, Power generation, medicinal plants and cottage industry. Being situated in the western ghats it contributes to the scenic beauty with its amazing landscape and lush greenery. Adventurous tourists can visit this place as it provides opportunities for trekking. Agumbe is well known for its waterfalls. The major attractions of Agumbe include Barkana Falls, Onake Abbi Fall, Jogigundi Falls, Koodlu Theertha Falls and the Sunset Point.
About 6 km to the west of Udupi, Malpe is a natural port situated in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is also considered as an important harbor on the coast of Karnataka coast. It is known for its fascinating and natural scenic beauty. It has been a centre for commercial activities since long. It has three rocky islands, which draws the attention of the tourists. Its attractions also include the temples of Balarama and Ananteshwara.
This village of northern Karnataka in India is located near Hospet town in the Karnataka, within the leftover of the city of Vijayanagara in the former capital of Vijayanagara Empire. The word Hampi means "champion". It is one of the sites under UNESCO World Heritage. This place is surrounded with amazing hills and valleys that draws the attention of the tourists. It has more than 500 monuments.
Mahabaleshwar is nestled in the Western Ghats and is 1,372 meters above sea level. It is located in the Satara District of Maharashtra. It receives tourists in large number as it offers panoramic view, which includes soaring peaks, exotic flora and fauna, breathtaking valleys, beautiful lake along with cool mountain breeze. It is one of the popular hill stations of Maharashtra. One can carry on with the activities like fishing, boating and pony riding.
Kolad is situated at a distance of 117 Km from Mumbai in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. It is nestled on NH 17 also known as the Mumbai - Goa highway. It is regarded as the adventure capital of Maharashtra as it offers opportunities for White Water Rafting, rock climbing, rafting and trekking. The waterfalls of Kolad are very famous and draw numerous tourists from all over the world.
One of the most admired tourist destinations is Lonavala. It is a town as well as a hill station situated in Pune district of Maharashtra. It is 64 km away from Pune and 96 km away from Mumbai. Domestic and foreign tourists visit this place for its attractions like Lonavla Lake, Duke's Nose, Tiger's Leap, Karla Caves and more. It is a place that provides peace to those who want to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
It is regarded as one of the highest waterfalls of India. Being nestled at Mollem in the southern part of Goa, it is near the border of Karnataka. According to Konkani language, Dudh Sagar means Sea of Milk. One has to go through the forest department gate of Collem to enter the waterfall. It is located in the Bhagwan Mahavir Wild Life Sanctuary of South Goa.