Goa

Goa

Goa is one of the most famous tourist destinations in India. A former colony of Portugal, Goa is famous for its excellent beaches, Portuguese churches, Hindu temples, and wildlife sanctuaries. The Basilica of Bom Jesus, Mangueshi Temple, Dudhsagar Falls, and Shantadurga are famous attractions in Goa. Recently a Wax Museum (Wax World) has also opened in Old Goa housing a number of wax personalities of Indian history, culture and heritage.

The Goa Carnival is a world famous event, with colourful masks and floats, drums and reverberating music, and dance performances.

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Candolim Beach

Located 14 kms north of Panaji in the state of Goa, the Candolim Beach is a part of a long extension of beach (land next to a body of water) along the Arabian Sea that begins at Fort Aguada and ends at Chapora Beach.This place is also famous as it is the birth place of Abba Faria, considered to be one of Goan freedom fighters and the Father of Hypnotism.

Candolim Beach

Miramar Beach

Miramar Beach is located 1 kilometer ahead of the coming-together of Mandovi River and the Arabian Sea. It is located on the way towards Dona Paula, about 3 kilometers from Panjim, the capital city of Goa. MiramarBeach of Goa is also known as ‘Gasper Dias’.

The Miramar Beach in Goa begins at the gulf and then ends in the Emerald Coast Parkway. It is a golden beach fringed with palm trees. The soft sands of the beach makes it the best site for evening walks. More than that, ‘miramar’ in Portuguese hints ‘viewing the sea’. Tourists can get a short look of the beauty of the Arabian Sea from the Miramar Beach at Goa.

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Majorda Beach

Majorda Beach is located in the southern part of Bogmola. It is one of the marvelous beaches in Goa that is located about 18 kilometers from Dabolim Airport. Marjorda Beach in Goa is connected to Margao with an excellent network of roadways, including buses, auto rickshaws and taxis. It is one of the most popularbeaches of Goa.

Majorda Beach of Goa has a strong holding upon the Indian very old stories. Old stories/famous people believed that Lord Rama was (captured by the use of force) and brought to the Majorda beach in his childhood. It is also said that Lord Rama came to the beach in search of his wife, Sita. He is said to have come to Cabo-de-Rama, which lies in he southern part of the beach.

Majorda Beach

Mobor Beach

Mobor Beach is an ideal location for the fun trip tourists. It is one of the most popular beaches in Goa, which enables the tourists to do fun trip sports such as water skiing, water surfing, jet ski, banana and bump rides and parasailing. The beach can be visited throughout the year; however, the best months to visit Mobor Beach of Goa is between the months of September and March.

The Mobor beach in Goa is one of the most popular tourist sites in the city. Every year thousands of tourists come to the beach to do water sports. In fact, the Cavelossium-Mobor is famous for water sports.

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Colva Beach

The Colva Beach lies about 6 Kms to the west of Margao and is the oldest, largest and the most amazing beaches of South Goa. The beach consists of about 25kms of the fine powdered white sand and is bounded along its coast by coconut palms that stretch from Bogmalo in the north to Cabo de Rama in the south along south Goa’s (land next to a body of water).

In the colonial days it used to be the resting area for Margao’s high (community of people/all good people in the world), who would visit Colva for their “Mundanca” or change of air. Today the area that is similar to the beautiful (way of living) of the aristrocratic class has the beautiful houses or villas that dot the village.

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Anjuna Beach

Located about 18kms from Panaji and located in Bardez taluka, the Anjuna Beach is the part of a 30 km extended beach (land next to a body of water) along the west coast of Goa by the Arabian sea.

The Village of Anjuna, a five square mile area is lied down snugly between the Arabian Sea and the Hill (ignoring/not noticing/looking at) the beach. The beach is famous for its stunning natural beauty with swaying palms trees and soft powered white sands.

Varca Beach

Varca Beach is one most popular tourist sites in Goa. It is one of the most beautiful and fancy beaches of Goaand is located about 2 kilometers from Benaulim. The beach is marked by some wooden boats, belonging to the fishermen of the city.

The Varca Beach in Goa is known to its soft white sands and its (the state of being clean). It is one of the cleanest beaches in Goa that allows the tourists to spend some time in quiet aloneness.

Sinquerim Beach

The Sinquerim Beach of Goa is located some 13 km away from Panaji and is extremely beautiful and quieter than the other beaches of Goa. This long, extended sandy land that runs constantly along the coast is ideal for taking a walk. The feel of the wet and shiny sands and the cool water sweetly and gently touching the feet gives you out of the feeling. The beach is one of a series of peaceful and amazing stretch of sand and an ideal place for swimming. The tourists come down to this beach and prefer it for its unspoiled and calm setting.The lovely beach of Sinquerim is one of the oldest preserved beaches in Goa. The famous fort Aguada is located near the beach. Fort Aguada was built by the Portuguese in the early 17th century Portuguese fort that was built by the Portuguese to defend themselves against any foreign attack and to control the entry of the intruders through River Mandovi.

Vagator Beach

The Vagator beach located near Mapusa Road, North Goa and 22 km far from the state capital Panaji is less crowded and (separated far from others) compared to other Goan beaches. It brags of pure white sand, (show love and attention)d with black lava rocks and swaying coconut and palm trees and lies within the background of the 500-year-old Portuguese Fort and takes the visitors down the memory lane showing the Old Portuguese time in history. Vagator’s broad white sandy beach – Big Vagator Beach also known as “Little Vagator” is definitely beautiful and offers beautiful view with the red (huge protecting walls) of Chapora Fort.At the southern end of the beach, a row of temporary/quickly made small restaurants provides shade and food for a mostly Israeli crowd. Like Anjuna, Vagator is a relaxed, (compared to something else) undeveloped resort that appeals, in the main, to budget travellers with time on their hands. Change (to help someone)/place to live and sleep is limited, Reaching There
Extremely clean Conception Church & Reis Magos Fort
Extremely clean Conception Church & Reis Magos Fort Our Lady of the Extremely clean Conception Church was one of the first church to be built in Goa, being there by 1541. The early church was completely re-built from its foundation in 1619 and this was even considered, taking into account of the very, very small population of the area and the size of the new church, a striking explanation/statement of opinions on the religious climate of the time and the wealth available to the churches.

Morjim Beach

The Morjim Beach, popularly known as the Turtle Beach, is located in Pernem, north Goa. The beach is gave with rich and beautiful views, including a blossoming, green (surrounding conditions).

The Morjim Beach is special as it serves as a hatching and nesting (home/place where something lives) of the Olive Ridley turtles, which are an animal (that’s in danger of disappearing forever). The sight of the tiny hatchlings, turtles and crabs makes your experience at the beach an unforgettable one. Kite surfing is another activity popular at this beach because of its shallow depth.

Betalbatim Beach

Each one of us has definitely been lucky enough to see beautiful sunsets sometime but the beauty of the sunsets at the Betalbatim Beach is beyond imagination. Located in the south of the Majorda Beach, Betalbatim Beach is one most beautiful beaches of Goa. Because of the amazing sunsets it offers, it is popularly known as the “Sunset beach of Goa”. Not only is it more peaceful than the other beaches but is also much cleaner. The quiet and hidden/private location of this beach makes it all the more attractive and inviting.

Bondla Wildlife Safe place

Heading to Goa this season? Then don’t forget to set foot in the Bondla Wildlife Safe place for a close meeting(s) with your favorite animals. The smallest yet most popular safe place in Goa, it is located in Ponda Taluka in the northeastern part of the city. Contained in a very small area of just 8 km, the Bondla Wildlife Safe place is covered with moist deciduous forest and evergreen green plants patches. This little safe place proudly houses a Mini Zoo, Rose Garden, Deer Safari Park, Plant-related Gardens, Nature Education Centre and Eco-Tourism Houses within its (reasons for doing or saying something).

Baga Beach

Goa, a sweet and lovable paradise of (beautiful to look at) charm, is famous for its fascinating/hypnotizing beaches all over the world. With wet and shiny sands, sky-high coconut trees, beautiful sea waves and delicious sea food, Goa has so much to offer. It is blessed with some fancy beaches, yet as we think of Goa the first name that comes to the mind is the super-(enjoys doing fun new things) Baga Beach. Anybody who has had a chance to see the beauty of Goa will absolutely promise the truth or realness of the fact that Baga beach is for sure the most happening beach in Goa.

Arvalem Caves

Apart from the good beaches and waterfalls, Goa is also one of the most searched for destinations for history (related to the beautiful design and construction of buildings, etc.)s. Goa is a very old state and so is the (related to the beautiful design and construction of buildings, etc.) found here. A beautiful example of the historical monuments present in Goa is the Arvalem Caves or the “Pandava Caves”. Located in the Bicholim town of North Goa, these caves are very old rock cut caves that give us a chance to steep into the (related to very old stories) stories. The origin of these caves dates back to the 6th century.

Arvalem Waterfalls

A very loud spurt of water beautifully flowing down a rocky land of a mountain! This is the picture of the splendrous Arvalem Waterfalls in Goa. Popularly known as the Harvalem Waterfalls, it is located at Arvalem, around 9 km from Bicholim, North Goa. With water falling rushed from a height of 70 meters, it makes up for a completely and totally amazing view.

Palolem Beach

The Palolem Beach is located about 2-km West of Chaudi, Canacona District of South Goa and is also known as the “Paradise Beach”. It was among the virgin beaches of Goa which remained hid/made private from the tourists’ eyes until a few years back, but now it is slowly becoming made money from and developed since tourists have started pouring in. It is the place of beautiful sunsets and stunning sunrises with background of Western Ghats located in Southern Taluka of Canacona. The fascinating Paolem Beach puts in us a feeling of peacefulness that is one of the major attribute of this calm Goa beach.

Goa Churches
Goa churches enjoy their share of popularity. There are (more than two, but not a lot of) churches in the state because of the long history of Portuguese rule in Goa. These churches other than being a place of worship, also makes for beautiful pieces of (related to the beautiful design and construction of buildings, etc.) from by gone days. Some of the popular churches in Goa are St Church Church, St Francis of Assisi, Huge church of Bom Jesus, St Augustine Church among others. These churches are visited by most of the tourists heading to the state of Goa.

Arvalam Waterfall
Arvalem Waterfall is located 2 km from the town of Sinquelim in the North of Goa. The 24 feet high waterfalls makes for a beautiful picnic spot. One can have a look at the waterfall from the staircase of the famous Rudreshwar Temple. The government has also built a park near the waterfall to help people have a closer look of the fall and appreciate its beauty.

Aguada Fort

Aguada Fort stands tall as one of the most known representatives of the Goan history. The fort was built in 1612 by the Portuguese afearing an attack from the Marathas and the Dutch. The fort had a fresh water spring that gave for the water needed things of all those who used to pass through the place. The giant fort served as extremely important point for all the important operations of the Portueguese.

Chapoli Dam

Located about 40 km from Margoa, Chapoli Dam is blessed with (beautiful to look at) charm as it lies in a valley which is surrounded by hills. If you like fishing, this eco-tourist spot of Goa, is a place for you.

Mahalaxmi Temple
Mahalaxmi Temple located in Bandora Village of Goa, is dedicated to goddess Mahalaxmi (Goddess of power and strength). The Temple has a beautifully built Chowk which is its major attraction. The temple built as early as 1413 A.D, is visited by tourists all across the country especially during the Navratri which is celebrated with a great decorations and show at the place.

Mangeshi Temple
Mangeshi temple in Goa is a combination of modern and traditional Hindu pieces of (related to the beautiful design and construction of buildings, etc.). The Temple is a dedication to Lord Mangueshi, bodily existence of Lord Shiva. Legend has it that Lord Brahma himself blessd the Linga that is worshipped here. The idol of the ruling (like a president) god is taken out in a procession every week on Monday.