Top Ten Tourist Attractions in Goa
Goa is the land of sun, sand and surf (as it is popularly called). It is filled up with numerous opportunities to have fun. Having a long coastline, it is famous for its splendid beaches and being the hotspot for party lovers, it is a place where you can just let go of all the tensions and bothering business! It is also noteworthy that it is a perfect place for ones who want to sit back and unwind themselves cause there are some beaches with are famous for relaxation opportunities like sunbathing, strolling etc. With the state offering you so much, we bring to you the list of top ten attractions of Goa which you must visit:
As mentioned that Goa is blessed with a long coastline, it has many beaches which make it a hotspot for beach enthusiasts and every beach is distinct from the other in the sense that some are for the purpose of relaxation, some are for the purpose of ‘merry making’, some being pristine and scenic are for nature lovers, some are for food enthusiasts etc. So its upto you to decide which ones would you like to visit while on your Goa tour. Most famous amongst all are Baga Beach, Arambol beach, Miramar beach and Palolem Beach.
Suggested Tour : 4 Days – Goa Beaches Tour
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2. Basilica of Bom Jesus
It is situated in Old Goa and finds its place in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. This church enshrines the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier, one of the greatest Christian missionaries. Basilica of Bom Jesus is one of the oldest churches in India and it attracts a huge number of tourists due to its religious importance.
3. Se Cathedral
It is also situated in Old Goa; is the largest church in India and one of the largest churches in whole of Asia. It was built as a mark of victory by the Portuguese when they won a battle against Muslims. Se Cathedral is a beautiful and one of the most widely known churches in India. It is dedicated to the Catherine of Alexandria.
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4. Flowing Casinos
Party people, here’s something exciting! Goa has many happening casinos and you can try out your luck at one of these. There are land casinos but offshore casinos steal the show. Come evening, offshore casinos look awesome floating on the waters and this is the perfect way you can enjoy a cruise in the breathtaking atmosphere of Goa.
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5. Anjuna Flea Market
Shopaholics would fall head over heels for this market as it is an open-air street market for items not falling heavy on the pockets. One can shop for clothes, souvenirs, jewellery etc but good bargaining skills are a must. We warn you of over spending here as you would want everything once you start exploring the place.
Tip: make a budget/ decide how much you want to spend before venturing into this market.
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6. Panjim City
Panjim is the Portuguese name for the capital city of Goa-Panaji. It has beautiful constructions in Portuguese style and a walk through any part of the city will refresh you. You’ll give your heart away to the city due to its tastefully done houses in different ‘mood perking’ colours, the bakeries in neighbourhood, Goa State Museum etc.
The festival of merry making, Goa carnival is an annual event that is held over a span of three to four days. Scene of the streets is like colours and lively music everywhere! There are resplendent musical and dance performances, merry marches etc throughout. Goa Carnival is one of its kinds in the whole India and it is one of the main attractions for the tourists from India and all over the world.
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8. Arvalem Waterfalls and Caves
Arvalem Waterfalls and caves suit well to the tastes of nature lovers and beauty admirers; others will also enjoy the pristine surroundings. You will be spell bound at first sight as you see a pure white fresh stream flowing down to meet the calm waters. Arvalem caves which are ancient rock cut caves stand as a heritage spot add to the rapturous experience.
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9. Fort Aguada
Fort Aguada was built by the Portuguese when Goa was their territory. This fort was built as a navigational landmark so that it becomes easy for inbound ships to locate the Portuguese territory. Also it served the very purpose for which every fortress is constructed i.e. keeping the invaders out.
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10. Grande Island
Located some kilometers away from South Goa, Grande island is perfect for scuba diving. Plunging deep into the blue to discover underwater world undisturbed by outside happenings will be an ecstatic experience- exploring the marine life, spotting the shipwrecks (some are from World War II) are some interesting things to take note of (you can take the beginners course or advanced course as according to your past experience). This is a hit for treasure hunting as well.
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