A visit to Goa is all one needs to rejuvenate oneself to the core. Its palm fringed beaches, coconut groves, river cruise, waterfall, vanilla-scented spice plantation, Gothic churches, historic ruins, Feni, night life, beach parties, busy flea markets, lip-smacking cuisine and interesting adventure activities make it a big hit with domestic as well as international tourists. The extraordinary charm of Goa makes it the most happening tourist destination in the entire India. It is popularly known as ‘The Pearl of the East’. Panjim is the capital of Goa. Be it honeymoon, leisure trip, or simply holidays with family or friends, they can be best enjoyed in Goa.
Goa is renowned for its beaches across the globe. Each beach here has its own unique charm. Some are famous for sunsets, some for parties, some for adventure sports and some for just relaxing in peace. South Goa beaches are quiet and peaceful and best for those who want tranquility, whereas North Goa beaches are for fun lovers as they bustle with activities and are surrounded with party destinations. Some of the must-visit beaches are Baga Beach, Anjuna Beach, Candolim Beach, Calangute Beace, Vagator Beach, Colva Beach and the list goes on.
Dudhsagar waterfall in Goa is an amazing four-tiered waterfall located on the Mandovi River. It is extremely picturesque and scenes of Bollywood movies have been shot here.
It is huge Portuguese fort located on Sinquerim Beach, overlooking the Arabian Sea. Built in the 17th century, the fort was once the grandstand of 79 cannons.
Some of the finest churches of India are located in Goa. Basilica of Bom Jesus (World Heritage Monument), Cathedral of Saint Catherine (largest Christan church in Asia) and Church of St. Cajatan (modeled on St. Peter's Basilica in Rome) are a few to name.
Adventure sports in Goa
Goa is the place to make merry and have loads of adventure. You can try out several adventure activities like scuba diving, sunset cruises, snorkeling, diving, para-sailing, wind surfing, water skiing, jet skiing etc.
Goa is a fantastic place for food lovers as it offers a wide variety of culinary delights starting from vegetarian to non-vegetarian. Seafood dishes are a main part of the cuisine here. Feni (cashew Feni and coconut Feni) is a spirit produced exclusively in Goa.
How to Reach
Goa is well connected by air, rail and road with the rest of the country. Goa International Airport at Dabolin connects it to the domestic cities as well as international cities in U.K. and Germany. There are two main railway stations located at Margao and Vasco Da Gama connecting it with cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.