10 Things to Do in Assagao That You Shouldn't Miss

December 10, 2017 Vivienne Hutton

Assagao (pronounced [aːsɡãːw]) is a village in Bardez, Goa located about 4 kilometres west of Mapusa. Assagao is Known as Land of Flowers. Village is surrounded by hills, From Mapusa town, the road u-turns uphill and, while descending the pass in the small plateau, splits into two parallel roads one which proceeds straight along The church of St. Cajetan, Assagao Union High School anjuna and the other passes by Pallottine Seminary,Panchyat office straight to Badem. The popular beaches of Anjuna and Vagator are to the west of Assagao. Assagao Union High School is located in the village.
Restaurants in Assagao

1. Konkan Explorers

Morjim 403512, India
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5 based on 424 reviews

Konkan Explorers

Konkan Explorers won the National Award for Best Outdoor Operator from the Outlook Indian Responsibile Tourism (IRTA) and we now represent Goa, India at the WTM(World Travel Market) London. Thanks to all our guests and well wishers. Konkan Explorers - Cruise, Nature and Discovery! For Curious and Active people. The trips and cruises we organize are from 1 hour and more. Each formula offers a different set of experiences. Discover Islands, wildlife, and beyond… Our trademark in Konkan Explorers is to combine cruise with diverse nautical activities like kayaking, sailing, swimming… The more curious and active you are the more you take back.

Reviewed By Dolly P

Everytime we come to Goa we choose to go with Konkan Explorers and it's never been a repetitive experience. Had a wonderful morning with friends and family. Enjoyed Kayaking into the mysterious Mangroves and discovering new paths to find a way out.. Thank you all at Konkan Explorers. We will be back again. What a wonderful day.

2. Mapusa Friday Bazaar

Near Mapusa Municipal Market, Mapusa, India +91 832 226 2409
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4 based on 257 reviews

Mapusa Friday Bazaar

Reviewed By Joeswamy - Chennai

Well organised with separate space allocated to shops selling spices ( very famous) bakery products,nuts, dresses and ready made garments,alcoholic beverages, vegetables and fruits, fish and poultry etc.
There are two or three restaurants famous for snacks and tea.
The place will be swarming with activity from 10 am in the morning till late a night.
You can find lots of useful items ...
Allot half a day for this market..

3. Chapora Beach

North Goa District, Arpora 403001, India
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4 based on 223 reviews

Chapora Beach

Reviewed By Linnea K

After long busy beach and rocks with few shakes there is hidden beach with nice send and peoples around

4. Chapora Fort

Chapora Fort Rd, Chapora 403509, India +91 96000 17031
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4 based on 893 reviews

Chapora Fort

For the best sunset views in the area, head to this beautiful old fort at Vagator Beach.

Reviewed By Khushbu M

If ur a Dil Chahta Hai fan, this fort is a must visit!!! U have to sit on d walls n click pics and relive those amazing moments from d movie that made Goa cool for us. Since we were staying in Vagator,this fort was a ten minute journey for us. It's crowded,but it's so huge that ull find a wall for yourself . Parking is 20bucks for 2wheeler. D climb from parking to d fort is very steep and slippery. I slipped at least twice. Pls wear comfortable shoes. The sunset view from d top is amazing!!! U can just find a spot for urself n sit there for hours gazing at d waves and d melting sky. If ur thirsty, u get lime soda right inside d fort.

Biaro Alto Assagao Hs 136 | next to Pallotti Insitute, Assagao, Bardez 403507, India +91 98225 80898
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Cheshire Cat Jewellery Gallery

A Unique shopping experience in the quaint leafy village of Assagao. Cheshire Cat Gallery is home to VanAndel& Peace, a luxury Jewellery brand with a very distinctive style. The beautiful Gold and Silver jewellery is designed and crafted entirely by hand on the premises by the UK/Dutch jewellers themselves in their workshop with a team of selected jewellers. Bespoke orders are taken, after detailed consultations with the designers. They also produce limited edition ready made seasonal collections, in gold and silver with precious and semi precious stones. Cheshire Cat Gallery curates jewellery collections from hand picked international jewellery designers , and has a seperate showroom carrying cool cotton fashion garments, all finished to the very high standard taht epitomises the name "Cheshire Cat Gallery , GOA"

Reviewed By Annnyy - Auckland, New Zealand

If you are looking for beautiful Craft Jewelry than this would be a good choice..
Amazing Staff along with Skilled Crafts would make your shopping smoother!

6. St. Alex Church

CHOGM Road, Arpora, Calangute, India +91 99716 05050
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4.5 based on 318 reviews

St. Alex Church

Reviewed By waveszoom11 - Doha, Qatar

This Church has really got good view around it. Its very quiet place as it remains open between 07:00 and 08:30 only. So reach during that period. Otherwise you will find it close as shown in picture also.

7. Anjuna Market

Anjuna Beach, Anjuna, Bardez, India
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4 based on 998 reviews

Anjuna Market

Reviewed By Dennis B

Anjuna Market is one of goa’s most popular flea markets, with a whole variety of sellers offering everything imaginable, you get a true sense of India with the smell of spices from the spice stalls as you pass by, each seller trying to encourage you to look at their wares, you will also find watering holes to buy foods& drink, but don’t expect luxury, these are very basic but if you do want a little more up market, wind your way through the market, towards the beach where you will find a really nice bar and restaurant.
The market can be reached by taxi or you can get a water taxi from along the beach, which we did as their was one right by our hotel, so worth asking in advance, the return trip cost around £10 Per person from Calangute Beach.
Warning: watch out for the scammers, they will approach you very fast and grab your ear, which happened to me, my first thought was that I had something in or on my ear and he was just getting it off, he then says don’t move and started to take grim out of your ear, which I could not believe, he then asked me to go to his shop which I refused, this was only to get me out of the crowd, he then tried to get £40 out of me for doing his scam I refused, it turns out that this is a known scam and they have this waxy brown stuff on there person and they use slight of hand very clever.
So if you get approached walk on don’t be dragged in.
That said great place to visit and grab a bargain.

8. Baga Beach

Baga 403516, India
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4 based on 3 reviews

Baga Beach

Reviewed By Goron58 - Pontefract, United Kingdom

Baga has like Calangute become a popular tourist destination so the beach has become very busy especially at weekends and public holidays.lots of shacks and water sports.As you walk along towards Calangute it becomes quieter between the two Beaches.On a Wednesday it’s possible to take a boat trip to Anjuna market.You can crossto the opposite side of the creek via the Baga bridge or there are some good restaurants beside the Baga river.Plenty of lifeguards stationed or patrolling the beach so a safe environment.Very popular with domestic tourists.

9. Siolim Cooking School

Siolim-Assagao road, Siolim, Bardez 403517, India +91 96048 87740
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4 based on 35 reviews

Siolim Cooking School

Siolim cooking school was born out of a passion for tropical flavors and foreign cuisines. It offers a fascinating insight into Goan life, faiths and culture through learning about its food, cooking and culinary myths.Participants learn about the exotic spices and blends used in every day Goan dishes, and actively prepare the generous feast that will then be enjoyed together.Class teachings and discussions are relaxed and friendly and held in the elegant ground of the boutique hotel Little Siolim. Discussions include specific references to the role of food in Goan society and its ceremonial use and religious importance.

Reviewed By Debbie J - Sydney, Australia

My husband and I really enjoyed this cooking experience. We were lucky as there was only the two of us in the class. We learnt lots of tricks and came away with fabulous recipes to try at home. The lady and her daughter were so friendly with lots of stories about Goan lifestyle and as a teacher they filled me in about local schools too. We helped in the preparation and cooking and the end result was yummy! It is not a big kitchen restaurant with fancy appliances but rather well suited to its surroundings of a more traditional experience. Thank you and would recommend it to others! Ps. Go with an empty tummy as the amount of food made is huge!

10. Ashwem Beach

North Goa District, Panjim 403509, India
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4.5 based on 500 reviews

Ashwem Beach

Reviewed By DAVID J

This beach is less crowded. There are not many shacks and hawkers. There are no water sports. If you are looking for a calm and tranquil atmosphere, this beach is one of the best in north Goa.
This beach is best for people travelling solo or looking for a calm and peaceful environment.
Parking is free. Beach-beds are available for Rs.200. The shacks, as usual, are over-priced.
Of all the Beaches in North Goa, my top two picks are Ashwem and Morjim Beaches.

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