One of the smallest states in India, Goa is famous for its gorgeous beaches, delectable cuisine and Portuguese heritage. Goa houses numerous beaches that attract millions of visitors from all over the globe. It boasts of splendid architecture from the colonial era with several churches and old-style bungalows. The state also offers with one of the best nightlife in the country and is packed with bars, cafes, clubs and discotheques.
Top Places to Visit in Goa
One of the largest beaches in North Goa, Calangute is a hub for tourists and backpackers. It is one is among the top ten bathing beaches in the world and is the busiest beaches in Goa. The beach is also a popular one for staying in Goa.
Built in the 17th century Fort Aguada is famous for its Portuguese architecture. The view from the fort is outstanding as it overlooks the confluence of Mandovi River and the Arabian Sea.
Basilica of Bom Jesus
Built in the year 1594, this place is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located in Old Goa and holds rich cultural and religious significance. Do not forget to include this place in your sightseeing list when travelling to Goa.
Located close to Calangute beach, Baga Beach is a popular one in North Goa. It is dotted with a number of tattoo parlours, tarot shops, palmistry shops, spas, sun decks and some legendary shacks. Baga Beach is an exquisite destination for experiencing nightlife.
Located approximately 60 km away from Panaji on the Goa - Karnataka Border, Dudhsagar Falls is a must visit attraction. Some people choose to arrive at the Dudhsagar falls by jeep or by other modes of transport, while others visit the falls when on a train journey.
Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
One of the most popular and oldest churches in Goa it is located in the capital city Panjim. The church houses the second largest church bells in Goa and is known to have been removed from the Augustinian ruins of the Church of Our Lady of Grace that was situated in Old Goa.
How to reach?
By Air : The nearest airport to Goa is Dabolim international airport and is situated at a distance of 29 kilometres from Panaji. Flights are easily available from major cities and states in the country.
By Train : The main railway stations in Goa are Madgaon and Vasco-da-gama. Both of them are well linked with Mumbai and then other major parts of the country as well.
By Road : Travelers can easily reach Goa via roadways as there are a numbers of bus services available. The main bus stand is Kadamba bus stand of Panaji.