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Things to do in Goa

Best attractions to visit in Goa

1. Fort Aguada - Goa view 360

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Fort Aguada

The fort was built in 1612 to make preparations for the Dutch and the Marathas. It was a reference point for the vessels originating from Europe around then. This old Portuguese fort stands on the shoreline south of Candolim, at the shore of the Mandovi River. It was at first entrusted with guard of transportation and the adjacent Bardez sub area. A freshwater spring inside the fortification gave water supply to the boats that used to stop by. This is the manner by which the fort got its name: Aguada, which means Water. Groups of passing boats would regularly visit to renew their new water stores.

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2. Chapora Fort - Goa view 360

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Chapora Fort

This is yet another prominent goal for travelers and is particularly a most loved night frequent for individuals to relax. The fortress ignores the Chapora river and subsequently its name. Be that as it may, there is an all the more fascinating name given to this fortress i.e. 'Dil Chahta Hai' Fort. The name actually means 'the heart longs' and the explanation behind this particular name is that a Bollywood film with this title (Dil Chahta Hai) was shot back here in 2001. At the point when the motion picture turned into a blockbuster, a broad hit, hitting home with the youthful era, individuals began indentifying this stronghold with the name of the film as it were.

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3. Basilica of Bom Jesus - Goa view 360

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Basilica of Bom Jesus

Constructed in the late sixteenth century, Bom Jesus is part of the UNESCO world heritage site list. The body of Saint Francis Zavier, a roman catholic, lies in the basilica. It is also where it gets the name from. However, the body of the saint was not buried here initially. His body was taken to Portugal at the time of his death and was shipped to Goa after two years of his demise. There are many religious things to do in the Basilica of Bom Jesus as it acts as a church. However, its historic importance and the fact that it is one of the oldest churches of Goa also make it worth visiting. The church was completed in the early seventeenth century and has been operating till this day. Even though it is a prayer mansion for the Christians, you can visit it to admire the skill with which it was built. The mausoleum itself took ten years before it was completed and the casket that contains Bom Jesus’s body is made of silver. The Basilica also contains a beautiful art gallery on the upper level which gives you another reason to visit the church. Among all the things to do in India, a visit to the Basilica of Bom Jesus is a must.

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4. Calangute Beach - Goa view 360

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Calangute Beach

Calangute is a town in North Goa, famous for its beach. The beach offers water sport activities like parasailing and water skiing, among others. The peak tourist season is during Christmas and New Year, Like any other Goan Village Calangute most famous sport is Football. Calangute Association a Football club based in calangute represents them in Goas top tier league the Goa Professional League. The beach is the largest in North Goa and visited by thousands of domestic and international tourists alike.

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5. Baga Beach - Goa view 360

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Baga Beach

It’s known for long, sandy Baga Beach, a popular spot for water sports. Baga’s coastline extends south to lively Calangute Beach, lined with restaurants and bars, and north to palm-fringed Anjuna Beach. Held on Saturday nights, Baga Beach Market features stalls selling handicrafts and textiles. Baga is a coastal town in the western Indian state of Goa. Standing on the shores of the Arabian Sea, Baga is located at the north end of the contiguous beach stretch that starts from Sinquerim, Candolim, leads to Calangute and then to Baga.

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6. Sinquerim Beach - Goa view 360

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Sinquerim Beach

Sinquerim located 13 km from Panaji is one of the best beaches in Goa where one can enjoy water-skiing, para-sailing, fishing, scuba diving and windsurfing. It is located at the south of the famous beaches like Baga, Calangute and Candolim. The beach is known as the first tourist beach of North Goa and is a very famous Goan destination. It is an ideal place for swimming and one should not miss visiting this beach when on their travel to Goa for beach holidays.

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7. Candolim Beach - Goa view 360

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Candolim Beach

Candolim is a small town in the western Indian state of Goa. Lawrence stands on a nearby hill. Standing on the shores of the Arabian Sea, it’s known for Candolim Beach and, to the north, lively Calangute Beach. In the south, the sturdy walls of Aguada Fort, built in the early 1600s under Portuguese colonial rule,surround a 19th-century lighthouse. The whitewashed, centuries-old Church of St. The main Candolim-Calangute Road is packed with shops and restaurants.

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8. Corjuem Fort - Goa

Corjuem Fort

The Corjuem fortress is a very small island fortress situated at a distance of about 6 kms. from Aldona, in the Bardez taluka of North Goa. According to late Father Moreno de Souza the islands name comes from Khor as in khorik which means deep or lower and Zunvem which means an island. The fort is covered by lush greenery and one can get a full view of beautiful villages and islands nearby.

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9. Fort Reis Magos - Goa

Fort Reis Magos

The Reis Magos Fort, claimed by the Goa government and recorded under the Goa Ancient Monuments and Archeological Sites and Remains Act, is the most seasoned post in Goa. It has been reestablished to fill in as a Cultural and Heritage Center. From its source as a guard post, to being utilized as a correctional facility and afterward a healing center, the fortress has served the state since 1493. It was deserted in 1993 and begun hinting at disregard and crumbling.

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10. Cabo de Rama - Goa

Cabo de Rama

The Cabo De Rama Fort has expound safeguards finish with a canal, gatehouse and a few bastions. Huge numbers of the bastions still have vast guns lying strewn above them. This fort houses a little sanctuary which is being used till date. Other than the house of prayer is a little cave with a statue of the Virgin Mary. The post likewise used to have a well and two springs from which chilly and boiling hot water used to rise up out of two different spouts. The fort additionally houses a substantial water tank with stone strides slipping into it. Likewise inside the fort are remnants of structures that may have been utilized are quarters for the troops positioned at the post.

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