Tourism Places of Goa
The state of Goa is the most favorite tourist place for every visitor in India. Incredible Goa is India's hottest tourist destination and every year most of the foreign tourists come here to enjoy their holidays. Goa is packed in winter by foreign tourists and in summer by domestic tourists. It's exotic beaches, lush green hills, swaying palms, silvery sands, sparkling water, pretty and white washed churches and cathedrals, entertaining life style and rich culture have always attracted maximum tourists in the state.
Goa is a tourists' paradise of India, as visitors can enjoy here the fun of visiting wild life sanctuaries, glorious forts, marvelous art galleries, exclusive museums, historical monuments, holy pilgrimages, exotic cuisines and Sea-foods, and pubs and bars besides enjoying the fun of here's beaches and enthralling life styles.
Here is the list of most famous tourists' destinations of Goa:
UNESCO's World Heritage sites of Goa
Goa holds two UNESCO's World Heritage sites - Basilica of Bom Jesus Church and its few convents. Both the architectural structures lie in the Old Goa, earlier known as Velha Goa and were built by Portuguese. It's fascinating looks and religious importance attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.
The exotic beaches of Goa
Goa's natural beaches are famous in the world and attract maximum traffic here. The 106 k.m. long Konkan coast of Goa is dotted with numerous beaches in which Majorda beach is the largest beach stretching on 20 k.m. touching to famous Cabo de Rama fort. The beaches that lie in the northern Goa are Anjuna, Baga, Vagator, Sinquerim, Candolim, Calangute, Morjim and Arambol beaches while Colva, Benaulim, Cavelossim, Varca, Velsao, Majorda, Betalbatim, Mobor and Betul falls on the southern region. The facilities of massage centers, gyms, swimming pools, Internet cafes and nightclubs etc. are available on the beachside.
The Churches in Goa
Goa is the land of churches and holds some of the most prestigious and historical churches and cathedrals including the oldest surviving church - 'The Church of Our Lady of Rosary' at Monte Santo in Old Goa. It was built in 1510 - 1550 AD. Besides, annexed church in the World's heritage site, there are the Se Cathedral, Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, the Church of St Cajetan, the Augustine Church of Our Lady of Grace and Rachol Seminary, and the Church of St Francis of Assisi lie in the state.
Historic Forts in Goa
The Portuguese who occupied the region for over four centuries had made some forts while some other forts were built by other rulers including Rajputs, Muslims etc. The most famous forts in Goa include the Aguada Fort, Cabo da Rama fort, Chapora Fort, Tiracol, Corjuem, Gaspar Dias, Alorna Fort, Nanus and Reis Magos Fort etc.
Wild Life and Bird Sanctuaries in Goa
Goa has several Wild Life Sanctuaries including Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary, Molem National Park, and Dudhsagar Waterfalls etc. For Bird watchers, Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary in Chorao island along the river Mandovi is a bird's paradise where visitors can find a wide variety of indigenous and migratory bird species.
Museums in Goa
Goa also holds few museums in which Goa State Museum and Naval Aviation Museum are the most renowned museums of the state. The Goa State Museum is a