The erstwhile Portuguese colony, Goa is one of India's popular beach destinations that attract around 3 million visitors every year. Visited mostly by foreign tourists and hippies since 1960, Goa is a tourist hub mainly for its sun kissed beaches, long shoreline, churches, forts and other Portuguese era buildings. On a weekend getaway tour from Goa, you can explore the places that are easily accessible from this small state of Goa such as Tiracol Fort, Dudh Sagar Falls, Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Dandeli. Most of these places lie on the Karnataka-Goa border and are well known its scenic locales, beaches, hills and resorts. The hill resorts set amidst lush landscapes are increasingly drawing tourists for their peaceful environment, cottages, heath club, swimming pool and spa, making them the ideal retreats to spend the weekend. Wildlife and nature lovers can also adventure trips to the national parks and sanctuaries close to Goa. Birthday and anniversary is also the time you plan to set out for a vacation far from the city hassles. While the enchanting beaches of Goa fill your days with fun, it is time that you venture out to the nearest places of interest.
Indian Holiday offers information on top weekend getaways from Goa. Check out the places you can visit within the below giving driving distance.