Celebrated tourist destination, Goa presents sunshiny gilded beaches that greatly appeals to the tourists; however this vibrant town is just not about the beaches as in this old city one gets to experience the unique customs, ethnicity, structural designs and memorials. Owing to the historic foreign association, Goa is adorned with myriad of captivating churches and here one finds countless options for sightseeing in the form of beaches, religious sights and villages exuding old-world charm.
In every way, this distinctive sultry domain exhibits superior blend of conventional and contemporary vistas of life. Take delight in the appealing natural beauty, outstanding style of architecture as well as several of colorful festivals. Every season, immeasurable amount of tourists head to Goa and relish the enamoring magnificence of nature, taking extreme interest in the fascinating culture. It’s fondly called as “Rome of the East”, “Tourist Paradise” and “Pearl of the Orient”.
Beaches: Goa comprises of around 40 beaches, with some of them being virgin and they exude really serene charm. Anjuna, Calangute, Baga, Dona Paula, Colva and Bambolim enjoy sheer prominence and most beaches out here are parted into north and south Goa beaches.
Cuisines: Food fare in Goa is absolutely matchless and it’s majorly about the seafood delicacies such as crabs, prawns, tiger prawns, varieties of fish, etc. The food culture here is inspired from Portuguese and Hindu, with fish curry and rice being the traditional food here.
Natural beauty: Endowed with abundant natural beauty, Goa treats its visitors with cascades, lush woods, stunning beaches and well-desired sunshine, to get that perfect tan. Among the many waterfalls, The Dudh Sagar waterfall remains to be most significant.
Wildlife: Situated in the Western Ghats, Goa is gifted with diverse flora and fauna, and the two famed wildlife sanctuaries here are Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary. Then there are Madei, Cotigao and Bondla Wildlife sanctuary, enduring very rich flora and fauna. Goa is here to distinctive wild animals, like Indian Bison, Cobra and leopard.
Old Goa: In the olden times, Old Goa was the splendid Portuguese capital of the state and today it’s visited by the tourists to admire the magnificent churches and cathedrals. Few of the buildings have been turned into heritage museums flaunting great history enjoyed by Goa. Visit Convent and Church of Saint Francis of Assisi and the Basilica of Bom Jesus.
Other top sights:
- Ancestral Goa Museum
- Chapora Fort
- Fort Aguada
- The Baga Beach
- Se Cathedral
- Shri Mangueshi Temple
- Vagator Beach