About Goa

Goa, located at the west coast of India is worldwide famous as a tourism hub in India. The place is like a paradise for nature lovers as tourists can have the sight of very high Sahyadri ranges on one side and on other side the picturesque view of Arabian Sea. Goa is worldwide well-liked for its pictorial beauty, striking beaches, beautifully architecture temples, grand festival celebrations and unending Anglo-Indian heritage and it draws millions of tourists from all over the world every year.

Things To Do in Goa

The people who often define Goa to be all beach, beer and sun surely know least of this exotic paradise where the culture, tradition and living is much different from almost the rest part of our country. The Portuguese influence has made it worth the visit and stay. Goa considered to be the smallest state on the Indian political map is much more than one can ever imagine.

Explore Beaches in Goa The beaches of south Goa like the Arossim and  Utorda are peaceful and bests of that part while the north Goa hosts more number of tourists with Baga, Calungute and Anjuna bag standing out.

See Aquatic Life in Goa The beach is not just one thing, being blessed to be on the sides of the Western Ghats goa is a home to millions of species of both plants and animals. The wide range of dense wildlife spots would nearly make you get lost in its biodiversity hotspots.

Trekking and Water Sports in Goa Trekking from ocean trek to neuti beach and at the uddan dongor is a must, scuba diving to explore the rich deep sea life with those magical corals is a loving experience, white water river rafting at the mandovi river and upper sauri canyoning are adventures one must venture into for a lifetime memory to hold on to. This is the one stop location for the tourists seeking for fun and sports in the sea. The unending saga of adventurous sports that you can try in Goa includes scuba diving, parasailing, wind surfing, jet skiing, water skiing, Ringo ride, banana ride, speedboats and many more.

Nightlife of Goa Goa is worldwide known for its hippie culture of nightlife. There you can find ious clubs, bars and ious other destinations for late night partying in Goa. The nightlife in Goa is recognized for its charming beach location, loud music, fascinating vibes and joyful ambience. For party lovers, Goa is a paradise.

Places to see in Goa

Bassilica of Bom Jesus in Goa the world heritage site marked by UNESCO is much deserving of its fame, the church is present here since the olden days of Portuguese rule. This church preserves the mortal remnants of the St Francis Xavier. The architectural beauty of the church is adorable and one must search for the historic glory of the church. It surely is worth it.

Dudhsagar Waterfall in Goa ranked among the tallest waterfalls in india this fall literally means the sea of milk and is situated at the mandovi river with bhagwan mahaveer sanctuary and mollem national park. Evidences of pure nature is still prevailing at this spot and is amazingly a great place to visit when in goa.

Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary in Goa named after the best ornithologist o india this birds paradise is an estuarine mangrove habitat that provides home to some marvellous bird species on earth.

Goa Chitra Museum in Goa this ethnographical museum is a preserving ground of the cultures and traditions of the goa of those olden days when it was ruled by Portuguese. The arts and crafts of the men are still adorned on the glass covers and walls of the museum. This place would surely give you a complete idea of what the little beautiful goa.

Miramar Beach in Goa Located 3 kms away from Panaji, the capital city of Goa and 1km ahead of the confluence of Arabian Sea and Mandovi River, the Miramar beach is widely renowned as golden beach edged with palm trees. The beach is an ideal location to tourists for evening walk with its soft sand. The ideal time to visit the beach is considered between the months of November and March. The place is accomplished with resorts, hotels, shopping sites and ious other tourist destinations, thus it is the perfect location to visit in Goa.

Aguada Fort in Goa Constructed in 1612, Aguada Fort is of great historical value of Goa that is situated at Singuerim in Barde. It was architecture by Portuguese with the motive of barricading the attack from Dutch and Marathas. The fort is not amongst the top visiting priorities of tourists just because of its great historical value, rather it is also famous for the incomparable accommodation and ious other luxurious amenities available for the tourists like Jacuzzi, Spa, Landscape lawns, relaxation rooms, steam rooms, gymnasium and ious others.

Chapora Fort in Goa Chapora Fort established in Bardez of Goa is a prime attraction for tourists of India and foreign countries. The tourists enjoy the picturesque view of nature from fort as it is covered by sea from two sides and Chapora River from one side. Besides, enthralling location view, it also has historical importance. The fort was constructed by Portuguese in 1617 to protect themselves from the attack of Muslims and Marathas. Due to its glorious scenic views, the Chapora Fort was filmed for Dil Chahta hai.

Food and Shopping in Goa

The markets of goa are unique and very rare that exhibit a wide range of products. From junk neckpieces to gothic earstuds, famous FAD’s to trends of fashion world, shell works to brassware everything is a big hit here and is less found in other parts of the country. The shoping places like Mapusa market, Anjuna flea market, Calangute market square are the best places here to go mad over the rare goodies.

The goan culture is more popular for its cuisine that includes much of seafoods, pork, fishes and the best part is dash of kokum that adds flavour to anything they cook here. The local eateries here are best to go for the goan taste. Clams, squids, oysters, fish, and prawns are best served here in the traditional recipe and ambience. One must surely go for the wonders of local chefs. The spices here are exotic and flavours are simply lovable and addicting.

Famous Beaches of Goa

  1. Querim Beach
  2. Arambol Beach
  3. Mandrem Beach
  4. Morjim Beach
  5. Vagator Beach
  6. Anjuna Beach
  7. Baga Beach
  8. Calangute Beach
  9. Candolim Beach
  10. Sinquerim Beach
  11. Dona Paula Beach
  12. Miramar Beach
  13. Siridao Beach
  14. Bogmalo Beach
  15. Betalbatim Beach
  16. Majorda Beach
  17. Colva Beach
  18. Cavelossim Beach
  19. Benaulim Beach
  20. Betul Beach
  21. Mobor Beach
  22. Agonda Beach
  23. Palolem Beach
  24. Butterfly Beach
  25. Patnem Beach
  26. Galgibaga Beach
  27. Talpona Beach
  28. Polem Beach

How to reach Goa

Goa is well connected by roads, train and air with other parts of the country. One can easily reach there by Car/Taxi/Bus or by train or by air.