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Goa’s Top Tourist Places

If you people are planning for a trip to Goa, then you’re at the right place. This article will surely help you a lot in getting an idea about tourist places in Goa.

Colva Beach

Colva Beach is located in South Goa, about 33 kilometers from Panym Kadamba Bus Stand, about 8 kilometers from Margao Station, and 25 kilometers from Vasco Railway Station. It’s one of the top places in Goa and one of the best beaches in Goa.

The oldest, largest, and spectacular South Goan beaches are Colva Beach. It is about 25 km away from the beach and is bordered by cocoon palms from Bogmalo in the north to the south by Cabo de Rama, on the south coast of Goa. In the days of colonialism, it used to be Margao’s retreat to high societies. Colva is one of the top Goa beaches. The luxurious lifestyle of the aristocratic class in the area today reminds us of the beautiful houses and villas that surround the town.

Se Cathedral

The Se Cathedral is considered to be one of Asia’s biggest churches, located in Old Goa, opposite the Basilica of Bom Jesus, 9 km from Panjim Kadamba bus stand, 27 km from Vasco Da Gama Train Station, and 23 km from Mapusa. One of the highlights of Goa is the lovely Se Cathedral. It is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (Churches & Convents of Goa).

The cathedral of St. Catherine is dedicated to it. It is also known for being the oldest and most famous religious buildings in Goa and the seat of the Archdiocese of Goa is prestigious. Historically, in 1510, on the feast day of St. Catherine of Alexandria, Alfonso Albuquerque defeated the Muslim army and took possession of Goa. This imposing church began in 1562 and was substantially completed in 1619 during the reign of King Dom Sebastiao.

Reis Mogos Fort

The Reis Magos Fort is located on the northern bank of the river Mandovi across from Panji town in North Goa, 7 km from the Panjim Kadamba Bus Stand, 34 km from the Vasco Da Gama Railway Station, and 15 km from Mapusa. This fort is one of the most important Goa tourist spots and one of Goa’s most important heritage sites.

Built-in 1551 and rebuilt in 1707 by Portuguese Viceroy Alfonso de Noronha. The defense of Goa against the Marathas was an important factor in 1739. Originally built by the Adil shah at the end of 1400, it was an armed outpost and was destroyed in 1500. The Portuguese used this fort initially as a shelter for the viceroys and dignitaries from Lisbon. But Portuguese gradually realized how strategic this fort was and used it to shelter the Maratha armies.

River Cruise – Mandovi River

River Cruise is a memorable and must-see activity in Panaji, at 1 km from Panaji Kadamba Bus Terminus. It’s one of the tops to visit in Goa. From Santa Monica Boat Jetty and Panaji Jetty on River Mandovi, on Old Panaji Road, the river cruises start at Panaji City. One of the best things to do in Goa is a river cruise.

The river cruise is a wonderful experience, especially the evening sunset cruise. Most cruises last an hour, ride across the Mandovi River to the beach of Miramar. Trips to Goan are usually accompanied by cultural activities such as music, dance, and so on. Tourists who join the program at the end also participate in these activities.

Visitors also can admire Adil Shah River Palace, the first palace built by Sultan Adil Shah in Goa. It became a palace later occupied by Portuguese people. About 6 p.m. Evening time is ideal for cruising.

Dudhsagar Waterfalls

Dudhsagar Falls is the greatest and highest fall in Goa at a distance of seventy-one kilometers, 50 kilometers to Margao railway station, and ten kilometers to Kulem. It is one of the tourist sites to visit in Goa and is often promoted by Goa Tourism. Another popular attraction to not miss in a goa tour package is Dudhsagar Falls.

Dudhsagar falls is a four-style waterfall on the Goa river Mandovi. This waterfall is among the tallest in India and has a height of 310m and a mean width at its peak of 30m. This waterfall is among India’s largest waterfalls. This falls within the Mahavir Shrine of Bhagwan, on the border between the states of Karnataka and Goa.In the local Konkani language, Dudhsagar means the sea of milk and takes its name as it looks like an overflowing sea of milk.

Anjuna Beach

Anjuna Beach is located in Bardez Taluka, North Goa, 19 km from Panjim Kadamba Bus Stand and 11 km from Mapusa. It’s situated north of Baga and Calangute, near Vagator and Chapora south. A unique arrangement is made by the white sands of the beach and the red rocks. It’s one of Goa’s best beaches.

The beach of Anjuna is famous for its amazing natural beauty with cocoa trees and white sands. The hippies, who organized the famous ravine-beach parties in the late 1950s to mid-1960s, prefer Anjuna Beach. Moonlight raves are famous throughout Goa and the whole world and attract both foreign travelers and domestic tourists, especially during the New Year and Christmas periods.

 

 

 

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