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Goa - Background

As compared to any other state in India, the smallest one in area and population, our state of Goa represents a very complex geological and ecological history. Goa is virtually a miracle of nature. Earth’s ancient history survives in Goa.

Sandy beaches, warm sunsets, beautiful villages and an atmosphere filled with joy are some of the elements that make Goa a popular beach tourist destination in India. It is not only the scenic beaches but also the tropical climate of Goa that can make one fall in love and create an urge to explore more about the place by visiting time and again. In addition to this, Goa is a perfect travel destination for those seeking for yoga and ayurveda retreat or indulge in enthralling adventure to get a holistic travel experience.

Important tourist centers are Colva, Calangute, Vagator, Baga, Harmal, Anjuna and Miramar beaches; Basilica of Bom Jesus and Se Cathedral churches at Old Goa; Kavlem, Mardol, Mangeshi, Bandora temples; Aguada, Terekhol, Chapora and Cabo de Rama Forts; Dudhsagar and Harvalem waterfalls and Mayem lake resort. The state has rich wildlife sanctuaries, viz., Bondla, Cotigao, Molem and Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary at Chorao covering an area of 354 sq km.

tourists can unwind themselves on the white sand beaches with some of the popular beaches of Goa including Anjuna Beach, Aguada Beach, Candolim Beach, Sinquerim Beach, Palolem Beach, Agonda Beach, Colva Beach. While those travellers with the love for beach parties can choose to head to Baga and Calangute Beach. Some of the beaches in Goa are less crowded which makes them a perfect place for the ones seeking privacy and tranquillity, letting them make the most of their sightseeing tour in Goa.

Goa has a tropical climate and can be visited all throughout the year with each season offering an amazing experience to the travellers. Summers in Goa are more popular with families and kids whereas the destination in monsoon let the tourist indulge in some of the water activities. Goa in winter season experiences cool and comfortable weather making it a perfect time for sunbathing.

Heading to witness the unprecedented architecture of Goa, churches, cathedrals and forts stands imposing being the popular tourist places in Goa. Majority of the churches in Goa date back to the sixteenth and seventeenth century, of which the must-visit includes the Basilica of Bom Jesus which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and exhibits Baroque architecture, Se Cathedral which is popular for the golden bell and is believed to be one of the best in the world and the largest in Goa, Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception which has a big bell tower inside the church which boast to be the second largest in Goa, Church of St. Francis of Assisi which was built by the Portuguese in 1661, Church of St. Cajetan gives the feel of being in Rome. The state even boasts the historic forts that have undoubtedly faced the harsh ravages of nature but still stands erect being the prime attractions in Goa. These forts are Corjuem Fort, Reis Magos Fort, Cabo Fort, Chapora Fort, Aguada Fort, Terekhol Fort and Mormugao Fort.

Having a tranquil atmosphere with the essence of western culture in the traditional land of India, this unparalleled state has become one of the most popular and preferred tourism destination for travellers of all genre. Right from the palm-fringed beaches to the spice garden, from seafood to nightlife, all complement each other that boosts the exceptionality of the small yet vibrant state of India.

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