Goa is a world’s famous tourist attraction among all ages and groups. It is the smallest state of India in terms of area but attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world. Because of amazing natural beauty not only Indian tourists but also tourists from other countries come to Goa to enjoy their holiday. Goa is also a very popular tourist spot among newly wedded couples. Every year thousands of honeymooners come to Goa for making their honeymoon tour more memorable. You can get almost all things in Goa that make your Goa tour memorable and enjoyable.
Look at some most popular tourist attractions in Goa:
Goa is considered the beach capital of India. The natural beauty of beaches in Goa attracts tourists from all over the world. The name of a few popular beaches of Goa are Arambol, Anjuna, Baga, Bogmalo, Majorda, Colva, Benaulim, Aguada Beach, Benaulim Beach, and many more beaches. Swaying trees of coconut near beaches increase the beauty of Goa beaches many times. Many resorts and hotels are situated near beaches so you can enjoy the beauty of beaches from your window or balcony.
Hotels and Resorts
You can enjoy your Goa tours with accommodation in world-class hotels and resorts. As per your budget, you can stay in 5 stars, 4 stars, 3 star and 2-star hotels and resort in Goa. Resorts are cottage style A/C deluxe rooms where you can feel like home away from home. Few popular 5-star hotels and resorts in Goa are Cidade De, Park Hyatt, Taj Exotica, The Leela, Goa Marriott Hotel, Flushing Meadows Country Resort, Nazri resort and more.
Festival and Cultural Events
Goa is a very culturally rich state and famous for its colorful festival and events. Carnival is one of the most famous annual cultural events of Goa. It is celebrated for 3 days. Red-and-black dance shows, fancy dress parade, distribution of prize by the king Momo, song singing in remembrance of the ancestors, etc are some popular things that you can enjoy during the Carnival festival. Other famous cultural events of Goa are Feast of the Noven, Feast of Our Lady of Miracles, Feast of St. Lawrence, Pop, Beat and Jazz Music Festival, Goa Heritage Festival, and many more.
Goa forts, Temples and Churches – Goa has a rich historical legacy. It has various heritage forts, temples, and churches which are also a prime attraction for tourists.
Forts- The forts show the dramatic tales of the history of Goa. Few popular forts in Goa are Aguada Fort, Chapora Fort, Corjuem Fort, and Terekhol Fort.
Temples- Goa has many famous temples which are a great symbol of ancient Architectural art. Few famous temples in Goa are Sri Saptakoteeswara Temple, Sri Ananta Temple, Chandreshwar Temple, Sri Devaki Krishna Temple, Kamakshi Temple, and many more.
Churches – Churches in Goa are a great symbol of architectural excellence. Few most popular churches in Goa are St. Cathedral Church, Immaculate Conception Church, St. Francis Xavier Church, Church of Our Lady of Rosary, and more.
Without shopping your Goa holiday tour is incomplete. There are many things that you must buy during the Goa visit. You can purchase stylish boutique, various fashion items, antiques, Carved furniture, old coins, Trinkets made of stones and corals, Brassware, Beachwear, Bamboo work, and Curios like trinkets, bracelets, rings and many more. Another thing that you can buy is cashew nuts which you can find in various varieties like salted, spicy, and simply the plain ones.
Tourist attractions of Goa
Beaches of Goa: Hemmed by the azure Arabian Sea, Goa has a coastline of 125 km. This long coastline is divided into various exotic beaches. These palm-fringed sandy stretches are the pride of the entire Goa. Globetrotters from all across the globe keep Goa in the top slot of their tour itinerary only because of these beaches. They love to spend engage themselves in various beach activities like sunbathing, swimming, water sports, etc, while their sojourn in Goa. Some of the fantastic beaches of Goa are Anjuna, Arambol, Baga, Bogmalo, Benaulim, Colva, Candolim, Morjim, Mandrem, etc.
While spending time on these beaches, don’t forget to visit Anjuna beach’s Wednesday flea market and Saturday night market of Arpora village near Baga beach, etc.
Churches and Temples of Goa: After spending some time at the beachside, you can also proceed towards some of the famous churches and temples of the state. Goa is a melting pot of Konkani and Portuguese culture, due to which it is easy to find beautiful churches and temples at every nook and corner of the state. Pilgrims from various parts of the country visit these holy places to pay their homage. Most of the Goan churches display the Christian architecture and counted among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Some of the famous churches and Hindu shrines of the state are Basilica of Bom Jesus, Church Of Our Lady Of Rosary, Church Of St. Francis of Assisi, The Se Cathedral, The Rachel Seminary, Mahalaxmi Temple, Shree Kamakshi Temple, Sri Damodar Temple, Shree Shantadurga Temple respectively.
National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries of Goa: Similar to other Indian states, Goa also boasts some fine national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. These protected zones are home to diverse flora and fauna of the state. And a trip to these lush canopies will enable the holidaymakers to peep into the wild world of these species. Some of the famous national parks and wildlife sanctuaries of the state are Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, The Mandovi-Zuari Wildlife Sanctuary, Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, and Mollem National Park. In these forested areas, nature lovers can get to see Sambar, Gaur (Indian bison), Wild boar, Flying foxes, Jackals, Crocodiles, Turtles, Snakes, and various kinds of birds.
Apart from these attractions, Goa also has some more attractions such as two forts namely Terekhol fort, Chapora Fort, Arvalem Waterfall, Dudhsagar Waterfall, Kesarvall Spring, Mayem Lake, Spice Plantations, etc.
Goa, the tropical paradise of India is located on the western coast. It is one of the most beautiful state of our country. In every aspect Goa is a gift of Mother Nature to our country. From scenic views to lively people, Goa has everything to lure the you at the very first glimpse. And a Goa holiday package is surely the ideal way to explore and witness the treasure troves of this coastal state.