Goa Destinations

With stunning beaches, majestic churches, religious temples, beautiful cities, art galleries, wildlife reserves and picturesque lakes, Goa has myriad destinations that is worth a visit. There are plenty of places to see that will take you closer to the culture and history of Goa. Your Goa tour comprises of a harmonious blend of tranquility and adventure. Some of the destinations in Goa listed below.

Towns in Goa

Tourists visiting Goa for the first time should take a visit to magnificent towns in Goa that includesPanaji, Mapusa, Ponda, Margao, Vasco Da Gama and Velha Goa. Panaji is a capital city of Goa and also is a commercial hub of the state. Several majestic churches belonging to the colonial era waists you at your Velha Goa tour. These towns showcases the traditional culture of Goa.

Beaches in Goa

Also known as the Queen of Beaches, Goa has many unspoilt beaches that beckon travelers to taste the real water sports adventure. These stunning palm-fringed beaches offer a heaven of serenity away from the feverish pace of life. North Goa boasts of some of the world-renowned beaches that include Anjuna, Baga, Calangute, Arambol, Vagator and Morjim. While Colva, Cavelossim, Benaulim, Majorda, Mobor and Varca are located in the southern region of Goa. Immerse yourself in the various beach activities.

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Goa

Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary situated along the River Mandovi in Chorao is a haven for bird lovers that houses varied species of residential and migratory birds. Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary and Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary are other three natural reserves that provide shelter to various species of flora and fauna.

Churches in Goa

Churches in Goa represents an important part of cultural heritage of the state. The architecture of these churches depicts the influence of western culture and art. Most of churches in Goa are located in Old Goa or Velha Goa. Constructed in 1510-1550 AD, The Church of Our Lady of Rosary in Old Goa is the oldest church in Goa. Basilica of Bom Jesus, Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, Rachol Seminary, The Se Cathedral, The Augustine Church of Our Lady of Grace, The Church of St Cajetan are other churches established during 1550-1660 AD. While you are on your tour to Goa, don't miss a visit to The Church of St. Francis of Assisi. This world-renowned church was constructed in 1660 - 1760 AD that is worth a visit.

Monuments in Goa

There are innumerous places to see in Goa - from beaches to market areas, lakes to waterfalls, temples to churches, museums to forts. All these destinations in Goa teem up to make the state one of the world's most favored tourist destinations. On your fort tour in Goa take a visit to Aguada Fort, Cabo da Rama Fort, Chapora Fort and Terekhol Fort.

Museums In Goa

Besides all these sightseeing in Goa, there are several museums that come equipped with the wealth of artistic treasure. The State Archeology Museum located in Panaji is a most famous museum in Goa that was opened for the general public on 29th September 1977.

Besides the plces listed above visit the Dudhsagar Waterfalls and The Mayem Lake. These two are ideal places to enjoy picnic with family and pals.

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