Go Goa

Goa is one of the most visited tourist destinations in India. It is famous for its beaches, churches and shopping.

Calangute is the most popular beach. The waves rise high above as you wash away your city blues, though swimmer need to be a trifle cautious because of the sudden drop and the rising waves

Baga beach is quiet and isolated. The creek, the Retreat House perched on the hill, and fewer tourists, all contribute to its unique beauty.

This most photographed beach of Goa forms a bay that curves from the headland to the hillock crowned by the Chapora Fort. This beautiful arc of sand is located about 22 kms from Panaji and is part of the 30 km stretch of beach coastline along the west coast of Goa

Anjuna was made famous by the ‘flower power and peace’ generation of the sixties and early seventies. And later by the ‘trance’ parties.

With its magnificent 17th century fort which has now been converted into a prison, Sinquerim is one of the finest beaches in Goa, offering international class facilities for water-skiing, parasailing, fishing, scuba-diving and wind-surfing.

 Harmal Beach is the one place you cannot drive on to, but there are narrow lanes that lead to the higher reaches of the coast

This beautiful ‘urban’ beach, akin to Chowpatty in Mumbai, is located just 3 kms from Panaji. It lies adjoining the estuary of the river Mandovi as it opens into the Arabian Sea

Goa is famous for churches like Church of St.Francis of Assissi, St.Cajetan Church, Se Cathedral, Nunnery of Santa Monica, Ruins of the Church of St.Augustine,

Reis Magos Church,  and Church of Mae de Deus.

Forts are also one of the attractions of Goa.

Built in 1540 AD opposite Fort Aguada, on the south headland of the Mandovi River, this fortress housed the elegant Franciscan Monastery, which later became the official residence of successive Governors of Goa

Adil Shah of Bijapur, built this fort on the southern headland of the Chapora River. Although the fort is now in ruins, it does offer a commanding view of the Vagator Beach.

Fort Tiracol is located on the northern tip of Goa, at the mouth of the Tiracol River. The fort has a church dedicated to St. Andrew inside it, 

Goa is synonymous with fun, adventure, frolic and nightlife. The erstwhile Portuguese state offers a broad spectrum of activities including gambling. The Casinos of Goa are reflective of the fun and vibrant nightlife. Goa is home to some of the finest casinos in India and offers best of casino gaming, both on land and off shore. 

The crafts of the state are intricately beautiful, capturing the fancies of tourists and locals alike. 

 

 

 

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