Goa, the beautiful state of sun, sand and sea is a dreamy paradise, squeezed between the seas and the lush forested hills. Every Goa package offers glistening sands, swaying coconut palms, and fresh seafood. Serene beaches without a soul in sight, where you can see fishermen mending their nets and beautiful sunsets, are what Goa stands for. Lavishly gifted by nature, Goa boasts of a rich cultural and historical heritage and every Goa tourism package includes a perfect mix of sun, sand and sea. Hence, it is hardly surprising that the Portuguese who came in search of spices in the 16th century decided to lay down their roots in this tropical paradise.
The Goan landscape provides spectacular views of bottle green hills wooded with jackfruit, mango, and cashew groves, cut across by river and edged by miles of sun-drenched beaches. Warm, languid climates and gentle unspoiled people complete this compelling kaleidoscope. There is a Mediterranean atmosphere in the quaint towns with their red-tiled roofs & narrow streets and the charming fishing villages surrounded by coconut groves. On your Goa trip, stop at a small bar for a drink of Feni – a locally brewed drink made from cashew or coconut, listen to the sounds of a sweet love ballad with the strains of a guitar mingling with the sensuous lapping of the waves, overlooking the warm golden sands of lonely, idyllic beaches. It is very easy to slip into Goa’s warm effortless existence.
Beaches in Goa :
The serene pristine palm grooved beaches are simply breath-taking. Anjuna, Baga, Calangute, Candolim, Colva, Dona Paula, Majorda, Palolem, Miramar, Morjim and Vagator are Goa’s renowned beaches where adventurers, backpackers and honeymooners create wonderful memories amidst the golden sands and azure waters. Make sure your Goa tourist package covers your favorite beach. On your Goa honeymoon packages, make sure you hit those golden sandy beaches for some sun, sand and sea. Goa Holidays are incomplete without visiting the numerous beach shacks dotting the beach. They serve fresh seafood that keeps you coming back for more.
Heritage Places to Visit in Goa:
In Panjim, history comes alive. Close by is Old Goa, the state capital for the better part of three centuries and known as the ‘Rome of the East’. The cavalcades of churches, convents, museums, art galleries, government buildings, bungalows and bakeries together make it tough to suggest what to not see in the capital city. Yet, Basilica of Bom Jesus and Sé de Santa Catarina are the most visited ones amongst the other to visit in Goa. Old Goa is a proud UNESCO World Heritage Site, and that makes it an absolute must-visit amongst Goa’s tourist places – if urban escapes is your thing, make sure your Goa package includes a couple of nights in Panjim.
Goa Tourist Places:
Goa has wildlife much more exciting than its nightlife! The Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary and Mollem National Park is home to the panther, sloth bear, mouse deer and barking deer. There are about 200 species of birds, including the Indian great black woodpecker, Malabar pied hornbill, paradise flycatcher, fairy bluebird, emerald dove and Kingfisher at the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, try and get a Goa tourism package that covers these sanctuaries. So move away from the beaches, and head to explore its rich wildlife amongst other places to visit in Goa.
Things to Do in Goa:
Shopping in Goa: Goa is a shopper’s paradise. Local delicacies like cashews to spices, local juices, wines, liquors, pickles, masalas and condiments are available at the neighborhood shops or even the supermarkets. The trendier buys like clothes, junk jewelry, imported t-shirts, curios, collectibles are up for sale at the weekly markets like Anjuna Flea Market and the Saturday Market. These markets are a big boost to the Goa tourism scene as they are a huge hit with the travelers. These are must-visit places if you want to pick up trinkets on your Goa tour packages.
Experience the History of Goa: The Portuguese left behind a rich legacy in the form of the beautiful forts, some of which are in ruins and others who majestically stand till date, a pale shadow of their past glory. One of them is Fort Aguada. A well-preserved 17-century Portuguese fort, it is located on the Sinquerim Beach in North Goa. Built as a chief defense against the Dutch and Marathas, it was a strategically important fort for the Portuguese. The fort is ringed by thick battlements and a deep dry moat. Don’t miss the beautiful lighthouse, built-in 1864, and a huge vaulted water storage cistern at the fort. Other renowned forts are Fort Tiracol, which has been converted into a heritage hotel and Cabo de Rama Fort, in South Goa, which provides a spectacular view of the sea. A grand visit to these massive forts reminiscences the grand glory of the Portuguese reign in Goa should be on your Goa Holiday package itinerary. Make sure your Goa tourist package includes these iconic attractions.
Water Sports in Goa: A trip to Goa is undoubtedly incomplete without indulging in exciting water sports. Head to the beaches and hop on the various rides offered there. Banana boat ride, water scooter, parasailing, boating, dolphin watching and water-skiing are immensely popular amongst the things to do in Goa.
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