The Best of Goa for Photography (2019 Update!)

If there’s one place i’ve traveled extensively over and over again, and still remained in awe of, it’s Goa.

It’s definitely a place to lighten your heart, free your mind and connect with your soul.

As a bonus, it also offers some of the most beautiful vistas to capture, from a photography perspective.

Since i’m often asked for recommendations on places to go in Goa, here’s a compilation of some of my favorite spots.


1. Chapora Fort, North Goa

Lush almost all year round, there’s no better time than September (just after the monsoons) to visit.

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2. Betul, South Goa

A quaint fishing village, this makes for a beautiful stopover en route Palolem.

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3. Cabo de Rama Fort, South Goa

My ace photographer pal Sumit Jagdale and i went here early morn to capture the best light… it sure paid off!

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4. Arambol Rock Side, North Goa

Walk towards the North end of the Arambol beach towards the rocks for this majestic view!

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5. Vagator Fort & around

Once you’re done capturing the Chapora fort, walk down towards the horizon and stand here in awe of nature!

As you make your way towards Vagator, look for a secret abandoned fort on top of the Vagator hill (where Sunburn used to happen).

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6. Super Secret Spot, North Goa

This is one of my favorite spots. Try guessing it, or ask nicely and i might just let you in on it 😉

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7. Palm Road of Parra

Blame Shah Rukh Khan and Aliaa Bhatt for making this a popular spot, but this has always been one of Goa’s best-kept secrets and people who knew it knew it 🙂 But today, it’s every Instagrammer’s gotta-have shot.


8. Palolem Sunsets

In the past 15 years, i’ve traveled to some stunning beaches across South America, Thailand, Maldives and both the coasts of India – and Palolem beach sunsets are still my favorite in the whole world! If that doesn’t say it all, i don’t know what would.


Insta-Inspiration

Do check out these Instagram pages for inspiration:

Know of other places i may have missed?

Let me know in the comments below and i’ll add them with your name / link!

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Exotic Gringo (Kaushal Karkhanis)

Leading an experimental life as a digital nomad, I started traveling in 2007 while choosing to shuttle between Goa and Mumbai as 'home'. An epic life-changing trip to South America an year later gave birth to this blog, Exotic Gringo.