Travelling in the tranquil beaches of Goa

Posted On February 10th, 2017

Travelling in the tranquil beaches of Goa



Situated in the southwest region of India, Goa is the smallest state of the country but with immense tourism potential. The land of beaches, the state of Goa has been beguiling tourists from the country and beyond. From eight to octogenarian, the state has something to offer to people of all age. Essentially known for its vibrant natural beauty, a trip to Goa is best enjoyed when travelling with your friends and loved ones. It is a popular destination for beach tourism, nature tourism, medical tourism as well as a cultural and heritage tourism.

Planning a tempo travel in Goa is the best way to travel. Depending on the number of people and budget, you can find a car or taxi or your choice. The Mandrem beach, located in north Goa is one of its best beaches. Long been a favourite spot for honeymooners, this beach still holds the untapped beauty. Agonda Beach, Baga Beach, Candolim Beach offers a string of golden-sand beaches. For every tropical whim, there are accommodation with expansive groomed sands in front of five star properties and also decently priced shacks.

From waterfalls, parks and popular wildlife sanctuaries, Goa offers luxuriant varieties of natural bliss. Drawing innumerable tourists on every season of the year, the state still holds on to its bucolic charm.  Mayem Lake, The Bondla wildlife sanctuary, The Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary are some of the most visited places.

In the travel packages of Goa, leisure tourism is a major part where visitors can explore the monumental wonders. The Portuguese styled country mansions with majestic interior decorations are worth touring. The Salvador Costa mansion, The Chapora Fort, old Church of St. Anthony, the Mormugao fort are witness to the century old stories. The Churches in Goa are a memento of its age old custom and even the bits and pieces of its celebrated past. St. Cathedral of Goa is an architectural spectacle and is one of the largest in Asia. The church of St. Anne is another popular destination for the Christians. The Basilica of Bom Jesus located in old Goa is not only just of religious significance but adds to the heritage value of the state.

Some of the lesser known destinations of Goa include but not limited to Chorla Ghats, Chapora fort, Savoi spice plantations, Carambolim Lake, Cumbarjua canal, Bat Island and Bhagwan Mahavir wildlife sanctuary. Most of these are eco-tourism destinations and are some of the finest virgin places of Goa to where tourists can go and explore.

Trip to Goa is not complete without visiting the Portuguese colonial architecture and heritage. Back in 1510, the Portuguese made it their base while exploring the lucrative spice routes of the East. The state’s baroque architecture, the fortified structures, whitewashed churches and the vibrant Catholic ceremonies add to the scenic beauty.

Brilliantly connected to the other major states and cities, Goa has its own airport, the Dabolim Airport. Named after the Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama is the nearest town to Dabolim. Portuguese gastronomy is also a major reason what brings the tourists back to Goa. Some of its indigenous dishes are worth drooling.



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