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Best Places To Visit In Goa: Panaji is the capital of India’s smallest state of Goa. Goa is also the 26th most populous state in India.

Goa has recently seen a major boom in its tourism. With some of India’s best and finest beaches, Goa has long been popular as a place for relaxation.

It exhibits the mixed culture of India and the western world as the state was under the influence of the Portuguese for about three decades. The state is very famous for providing independent, easy and cheap residences for visitors.

In fact, Goa was a part of the Goa, Daman, and Diu Union Territory. In 1987, Goa was included in the Indian Federation as its 25th state.

The coastline on which much of its fame depends is only 97 km long. Goa is internationally renowned for its beautiful picturesque beaches. Cozy hotels on the beaches increase enjoyment. The Goan wine, from cashew nut, is called “Fenni”.

The huge assembly gall of Bonn Jesus in old Goa is renowned all over the world. Goa was the capital of the Portuguese from 1575 to 1600, which is believed to be the golden period in the history of Goa.

Many of the tourist places in Goa are famous landmarks, beautiful churches, interesting local markets, old Portuguese structures, and UNESCO World Heritage sites. Then there are the top beaches, water sports, and many natural attractions that you do not want to miss.

Places Worth Visiting

Betul Beach, Baga Beach, Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Bondala Wildlife Sanctuary, Harvale Caves and Waterfalls, Panaji, Priol Temple, Vasco-da-Gama, and many more.

About Goa:

Capital: Panaji

Area: 3,702 square km.

Population: 1,458,545

Density of Population: 363 persons/ sq km

Main Language: Konkani

Native: Goan

Chief minister: Pramod Sawant

Other Cheif Languages: Hindi, English, and Marathi

Airport: Goa Airport, Dabolim Airport, Goa International Airport

Monsoon: From June to September

Best time to travel: Throughout the year


DO VISIT THESE PLACES WHEN YOU TRAVEL TO GOA :

DUDHSAGAR WATERFALLS

DUDHSAGAR WATERFALLS

This beautiful waterfall lets you experience the fury of nature, in what is one of India’s tallest and most powerful waterfalls. Dudhsagar Falls is 47 kilometers from Margao by the MDR52. It is located on the Goa-Karnataka border. Dudhsagar Falls looks most impressive in the monsoon when there is a lot of water.

You can view the falls from a train journey to and from Margao, or you can trek to the base of the falls. You have to trek through the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park.

There are many viewpoints along the way. Dudhsagar Falls literally means a sea of milk, it is a 4 tiered waterfall located and the 4th tallest waterfall of India.

Dudhsagar is located at a distance of about 46km from Madgaon, the falls appear spectacular during monsoons after been fed by the rains.

FORT AGUADA

FORT AGUADA

Fort Aguada is well-preserved 17-century Portuguese fort, Fort Aguada is located on the Sinquerim Beach in North Goa. The Portuguese constructed this fort as a defense against the Marathas and the Dutch. There is a deep dry moat here and a 13-meter high lighthouse, which was constructed in 1864. Many buildings within the fort are still in very good condition. From Aguada, you can get awesome views of the shoreline, the Arabian Sea, Mandovi River, and even the city of Panaji, which is on the other side of the river.

Some buildings of the fort are still in good shape having been converted into a jail and interestingly, it happens to be the largest jail in Goa. Fort Aguada is one of the highest rated sightseeing places in Goa.

BAGA BEACH

BAGA BEACH

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Baga beach in North Goa is one of Goa’s most popular beaches. The Baga River is in the north. The Baga and Calangute stretch is one of the longest and most famous sandy shores in Goa. You will find many beach shacks, pubs, restaurants, shops, nightclubs and water sports activities, including banana riding, speed boats, paddle boarding, paragliding, surfboarding, and more. Britto’s shack at the northern end of the beach is very famous. Goa’s most famous nightclubs Club Tito’s and Cafe Mambo both are in Baga.

The Goa India beach that’s right for you will deIt is also the busiest and commercialized beaches in Goa and during peak seasons, this beach is swamped with people from all over the world. pend on the kind of experience you want to have. Want water sports? Head to Baga.

BASILACA OF BOM JESUS

BASILICA OF BOM JESUS

 

The churches in Goa are of an important legacy of it being a former Portuguese colony. Built many centuries ago, these architectural wonders were more than just a place of worship, they hold a place of historical or cultural significance as well. The Basilica of Bom Jesus is one of the most famous churches in entire Goa. There is also a gallery of Modern Art in the Basilica. The mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier is preserved right here in this Basilica. The Basilica of Bom Jesus is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites.

  •  Timings: 9.00 am — 6.30 pm
  •  Distance from Panaji – 12 kilometers by the NH748.

TROPICAL SPICE PLANTATION

TROPICAL SPICE PLANTATION

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Right from the entry gate to the spice plantation it is a very pleasant experience. What mesmerizes you the moment you the reach the place is a canopy and the natural habitats with cows grazing on the grass and the bridge that leads you to the plantation. The ducks welcome you with their corking sounds and you are handed over a lovely lemongrass tea. The guide at Tropical Spice Plantation is one of the best spice coaches in Goa. Best Places To Visit In Goa

This plantation is a sprawling tract of green undulating unspoiled nature. This plantation is very generously blessed with all the elements earth, wind, water, and fire in the form of the famous fiery feni of Goa. The cover of green, the busy birds and the snake-infested water body make it a breathtaking destination.

NAVAL AVIATION MUSEUM

NAVAL AVIATION MUSEUM

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Unknown to many, the Naval Aviation Museum is the only one of its kind in the whole of Asia and the only Naval Aviation Museum in India. It has an outdoor and an indoor section and exhibits range from 7 different types of aircraft, rockets, bombs, armaments, protective gears, parachutes, pilot’s outfits, etc. Definitely, a must visit on your next Goa tour, especially for those keen on life about the defense forces.

The Naval Aviation Museum is at Dabolim in Vasco da Gama, just behind the international airport. Naval Aviation Museum is the only aviation museum in India and unique in Asia. There is both an indoor and outdoor section with exhibits that include bombs, rockets, aircraft, parachutes, protective gears, armaments, outfits of pilots and much more. Best Places To Visit In Goa

ARVALEM CAVES

ARVALEM CAVES

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The water cascading down from a height of 24 meters makes for an awesome view, and there is a park nearby from where you can view the waterfall as well as the lake at the bottom. The Arvalem also called as Harvale by locals, which cascades down from the mountains from a height of 50 meters, is one of the most awe-amazing spots. Harvale Waterfall is one of the best places for a day out or a picnic with your friends and family as its natural and eco-friendly atmosphere refreshes and revitalizes your body and mind and the outstanding waterfall gives an amazing experience on visiting it.

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PARAGLIDING IN ARAMBOL

The cliffs near Arambol Beach is a popular spot for paragliding in Goa. The Arambol Paragliding Meet Point has located about 1 km from the bus stop in Arambol. The paragliding in Arambol approximately costs Rs 3000 per person, although at different places the paragliding in Goa price differs from each other. Paragliding – this is probably one of the most exhilarating and fun sport and is once in a lifetime experience.

Above you is the endless stretch of sky, the same can be said about the sea down under! But you are neither touching the sky nor the water, instead, you are sailing between the two. Best Places To Visit In Goa

DELTIN ROYALE CASINO

DELTIN ROYALE CASINO

Casino gaming is going in Goa. In Goa, you can spot both off-shore and land-based casinos, on ships. Many casinos are located just off Panjim, on the Mandovi River. The Deltin Royale Casino boat is one of the largest casino boats in Panjim, Goa. It also offers 24 hours of nonstop fun in an area spread about 40,000sq.ft of luxury live gaming on three levels with 850 gaming positions. For those traveling during national holidays, the casino is closed on all national holidays.

Famous casinos in Goa are Deltin Royale, Casino Paradise, Deltin Jack and many more. There is live music, dancing, and entertainment shows, apart from the usual games – Indian Flush, poker, blackjack, and baccarat.Best Places To Visit In Goa

MANGESHI TEMPLE

MANGESHI TEMPLE

The breathtaking 400-year-old Shri Mangesh temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is exceptional with its simple and aesthetic structure. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful among the temples in Goa and among the most visited tourist sites in Goa.  Ponda region in Goa is famous for the 16th century Safa Shahouri Mosque as well as the 450-year-old Shri Mangesh temple dedicated to Shiva.

The highlights of the temple are the seven-story lamp tower, a magnificent water tank, believed to be the oldest part of the temple and there is a prominent Nandi Bull as well inside the temple. Located on a small hillock, it is also one of the largest temples in Goa. Because of its temples and churches, Goa is also a popular tourist destination in India for religious travel. Best Places To Visit In Goa

 

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