Tourist Places To Visit In Goa

Goa is popularly known as the Pearl of the East and is famous for colonial period Portuguese style churches and ruins, along palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves, and a lively and vibrating local culture. With a 131 km long coastline Goa is a must visit place for tourists from all over the world and visited by thousands of tourists.

A perfect combination of sun, sea, and heaven makes Goa an ideal vacation destination for people looking for relaxation and is truly one of the most special places in the country. Goa is blessed with fabulous weather almost all throughout the year, stunningly beautiful and picture-perfect beaches, awe-inspiring Portuguese-era cathedrals, and a unique cultural legacy that turns it into one of India’s most visited tourism destinations.

Located on the western coast of the Indian peninsula Goa is made of hilly regions in the east, central valleys, flood plains, and coastal beaches and also has a history that dates back to the third century BC during the rule of the Mauryan dynasty. During the colonial period, Goa was under the Portuguese and still bear their mark prominently all over Goa and culture.

How to Reach Goa

There is an extensive network of motorable roads that connects all different parts of Goa and there are public as well as private tourist buses plying all over Goa allowing tourists to commute between any two destinations without any kind of inconvenience.

Apart from the bus private tourist taxis are also available for hire. Motorcycles, scooters, and mopeds are also available for hire and these are no doubt the fastest and the most economical mode of transport for tourists and local residents as well.

Goa is also connected with a railway network and tourists can reach Goa by train from any part of India. Goa has its own airport and it is a busy airport in India that is connected nationally and internationally.

Culture in Goa

Goa has a cultural tradition that dates back to the early days of the civilization and presently Goa carry a cultural heritage that is enriched by absorption and assimilation of local indigenous culture with alien features.

The lively rhythm and rugged vitality of Goan folk music and folk dances and a wide range of different types of local music instruments give it a unique and prominent place among all different Indian cultures and folk dance forms, such as Dhalo, Fugdi, Corridinho, Mando and the traditional performing art forms like hell-Tiatro and Jagar-perani only reflect the colors and depth of Goan local culture and those have also traversed beyond the borders of Goa and have become nationally popular.

Best time to visit Goa

If you are planning to visit Goa, you can do it any time of the year, including the monsoon and the winter i.e. the reason Goa is known for 365 days holiday. Though a visit during the monsoon might make you miss out on the adventure water sport options, but if you are looking for less crowd this can be a wonderful time.

Weather in Goa

Goa is not much cold during the winter and the winter months along with the spring that is from October to April is considered to be the best time for paying a visit. The carnival in Goa also takes place during that time of the year and can be a truly exhilarating experience. During the summer Goa has a tropically hot and humid climate with the temperature reaching the highest during the month of May and that might not be a very good time for you to come and visit Goa.

Sightseeing Places in Goa

Basilica of Bom Jesus
Se Cathedral
Church of St Cajetan
Dudhsagar Falls
Shanta Durga Temple
Casino Royale Goa
Chapora Beach, Goa
Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Goa
Goa State Museum, Goa
Aguada Fort, Goa
Cabo de Rama Fort, Goa
Baga Beach, Goa
Aguada Beach, Goa
Arambol Beach, Goa
Palolem Beach, Goa
Calangute Beach, Goa
Butterfly Beach, Goa
Colva Beach, Goa
Benaulim Beach, Goa
Mobor Beach, Goa
Bats Island, Goa
Divar Island, Goa
Dona Paula, Goa
Mangueshi Temple, Goa
Anjuna Beach and Flea Market, Goa
Mapusa Friday Market, Goa
Arpora Market, Goa
Mollem National Park, Goa

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