Goa is a state which holds a surprise for almost everyone. The state of carnivals, beaches, palms that sway to the tapping waves and the blowing winds, hospitable locales, natural beauty, scenic landscape and exotic surroundings. Goa has acquired a must visit place in India status since its revelation to the outer world by the early backpackers and hippie who arrived in early seventies and late sixties. Often considered synonymous with rave parties, marijuana, pulsating on-the-beach festivals, Goa has emerged one of the hottest destinations among the young travelers domestic and foreign both.
The tiniest state in entire India, Goa used to be a Portuguese colony and its current state speaks of the Portuguese influence. It is situated on the edge of western coast of Indian Peninsula with Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Karnataka bordering it. The beautiful state is fusion of numerous cultures and several architectural vestiges are the witness of it. The Erstwhile Portuguese colony is also a highly influenced by the hippie culture since it used to be the bohemian paradise of the seventies. The capital city of Goa, Panaji,also called Panjim is a spectacular city full of places worth sightseeing like Panjim Church, Bishops Palace, Mahalaxmi
Temple, Salida Del Sol, Kala academy, Islands past the River and the gorgeous Old City.
Among others, the cities of Margao, Vasco Da Gama, Old Goa, Mapusa and Ponda are very popular. Goa Tourism is increasingly finding takers in the domestic market as well. See the wondrous Grand Cathedrals and imposing churches in the Old Goa which is the reminiscent of the 16th century. Shop and roam around in the pop Flea Market that is held on the Anjuna Beach and relax at the Anjuna Beach on its extended shoreline among the various European backpackers enjoying the Goan sun on the beach.
Backpackers would find solace in the sites of Palolem Beach, Cabo Da Rama Fort, Agonda beach, Patnem Beach and to wander around, hire a scooter and explore the sites. See the sun setting down to its Bed in the Arabian Sea at dusk and bedazzle yourself in the glittery henna tattoos. Get a massage and kick back to another adventurous tropical holiday and ride a waterjet in Calangute, go Bird watching. Indulge in Parasailing, bumpy rides, Banana ride, water riding at the Baga Beach, so windsurfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, speed boating at the Anjuna Beach and Baga Beach.
Since you are already in Goa, a tiny trip around the towering ruins and non-ruin architectural sites is a must. See the Fort Aguada, one of the oldest Lighthouses built in Asia, the viceroy’s Arch in Old Goa, ruins of Hampi, Immaculate Conception Church, Safa Masjid, Old Colonial Mansions, Heritage houses, Altinho Hill and the proclaimed Basilica of Bom Jesus in Old Goa, Fontainhas in Panaji.
Goa tourist Places are so alluring that once you’ve taken the trip, you’ll comeback every year to experience more. Gaze at the Dudhsagar Waterfalls, one of the highest waterfalls in India, and ride on the elephants in the Tropical spice Plantation, relax under the laidback palms on the Vagator Beach and savor the tropical delight. Eat yummilicious Goan local cuisine. Visit the Museums for more historical facts.
So, don’t keep reading, hurry, pack your bags and plan your Goa trip now!
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A marvelous vacation in Goa