Goa is popularly known as the 'Queen of Beaches'. Goa is
a major tourist hub where the travelers can admire many exotic beaches,
beautiful temples and churches. The fascinating historical monuments,
art galleries, museums, wildlife and bird sanctuaries, waterfalls and
lakes etc. makes it a perfect dream destination in India. You can incorporate
some of the touring destinations in Goa as follows : -
Beaches in Goa
Goa is dotted with several exotic beaches that spread along 105 kms long Konkan coast of Goa. Some of the beaches in Goa are namely Anjuna, Vagator, Candolim, Morjim Benaulim, Cavelossim, Varca, Betalbatim, Mobor etc. These beaches lie far away from the hustle bustle city life and tourists can enjoy complete entertainment and tranquility in these beaches. Tourists can also find massage centers, gyms, swimming pools and many other recreation facilities in these beaches. There are many beach resorts that offer Internet cafes and nightclubs also.
Churches in Goa
Goa is a home to many beautiful churches. It is land where the tourists can find the oldest church namely the church of Our Lady of Rosary on Monte Santo in Old Goa. This church was built in 1510 - 1550 AD. The other famous churches in Goa are Basilica of Bom Jesus; the Se Cathedra, the Church of St Cajetan etc.
Forts in Goa
There are many fantabulous forts and monuments in Goa. It includes the Aguada Fort, the Cabo da Rama fort, Chapora Fort and the Terekhol Fort. The Aguada Fort, which was built in 1609-1612 was the largest Portuguese fort in Goa. This fort was built by the Portuguese to fortify Old Goa. Later in 1617, the Portuguese built the Chapora Fort near Mapusa.
Museums in Goa
The popular museums and art galleries in Goa are also causes of attraction of the foreign tourists. The State Archaeology Museum in Panaji was opened on 29th Sept 1977. It has seven galleries namely the Banerji Art Gallery, Sculpture Gallery, Western Bronzes Gallery, Christian Art Gallery and the Cultural Anthropology Gallery. One can find lots of wooden objects, paintings, sculptures, manuscripts, numismatic collection etc in these galleries.
Wildlife and Bird Sanctuaries in Goa
Wildlife and Bird Sanctuaries in Goa is gifted with varieties of flora and fauna. The Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary in Goa is a bird-watchers' paradise for the tourists. The other wildlife sanctuaries in Goa include Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary and Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary.
Waterfalls, lakes and springs in Goa
The picturesque waterfalls, lakes and springs in Goa attract many tourists to come and admire the natural treasure lying in Goa. The Dudhsagar Waterfall and the Mayem Lake in Goa are the two touring destinations in Goa. Explore these beautiful sightseeing during your Goa tourists destinations coverage.
Cities and Towns in Goa
Panaji, Mapusa, Dona Paula, Margao, Ponda and Vasco are the six major cities in Goa. Travelers must visit these above mentioned cities during the Goa tour. These cities are one of the favorite tourists touring destinations in Goa. The Rock Cut Caves of Khandepar, which are 36 kms away from Panaji dates back to 12th centaury BC. Explore these and other cities in Goa during Goa touristsí destinations sightseeing.
Ancestral Goa is a miniature Goan Village located at Loutolim, which has existed from 100 years ago. Ancestral Goa has come with a number of rural support and child education workshops for improvement of this territory. A trip to ancestral Goa will amuse the visitor from inside and will provide them an opportunity to get the experience of a different world.
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