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Things to do in Goa

Goa stands among the top tourist destinations and the most visited places by tourists in India. That is solely because Goa has a lot to offer. Located on the south-west coast, Goa has the fourth least population of India. However, it is the richest state of the country and holds the top spot for quality of life.

Goa India

Going back a few years; there weren’t many things to do in Goa. Also, it wasn’t always under the control of the Indian government. It became independent and the 25th state of India in 1987. It has undergone a number of rulers in the past; the hints of which can be seen in its local lifestyle, which is a mixture of the eastern and western cultures and practices. Consequently, the city holds quite a diverse set of religions, but unlike many places around the world, it enjoys a healthy lifestyle. People here, enjoy the festivities with full enthusiasm. Although Kokani and Marathi are the common languages of Goa, English is also spoken here quite widely. There are a lot of things to do in Goa; from exotic beaches to beautiful historic monuments, Goa is filled with plenty of places that will catch your interest. Although it is a beautiful place to visit, going there in the summers can be a bit hard as it is home to a humid climate for most part of the year. However, this particular type of weather is what creates the vibe for this place. So make sure to pack your summer wear when you go to Goa, and enjoy the beautiful beaches in that warm weather.


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As an active tourist as well as cultural destination, Goa has lots of religious places to visit like the Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral, Shanta Durga Temple, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, and more. Aside from these, history, sports and nature fanatics can also visit the Goa State Museum, Casino Royale Goa, Chapora Beach, Dudhsagar Falls, Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, and the Fatorda Stadium. Each of these places is a treat to visit. Even though there are several other places to go to as well, those just mentioned above are a few of the most beloved ones by travelers. This list includes both the scenic beauties and the history-rich monuments. Beaches, wildlife or waterfalls, Goa has it all. This actually shows how tourists don’t visit India just for sightseeing. Goa happens to be one of the top ranked states of India when it comes to tourism and considering that it has so many places to visit, it is not a surprise. From churches to temples and from sports stadiums to historic museums, you can find it all here with a blend of natural beauty from its lovely beaches.

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Ashvem Beach

Ashvem Beach

The beach is located in the Pernem sub district of North Goa. Nearby beaches are Kerim, Arambol and Morjim, the area around Ashwem offers many beautiful landscapes, beaches and sights. Ashwem doesn’t have too many major attractions but the few that it does have are: The Restaurants , The Scenery, The Beach. Famous for its rocky beach that has been shaped by shellfish, giving the rocks a unique shape. The beach isn’t well known among tourists making it an ideal place for people looking for some alone time at a beautiful location.

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Bambolim Beach

Bambolim Beach

Bambolim Beach Resort, Goa the name synonymous with the swaying palms, thick green foliage and unobstructed sea view. You must visit the Bambolim Beach. Located at Nunes Beach at Bambolim Bay within a short motoring distance to the Capital City Panjim. The restaurants on the beach offer not only amazing food, but the location is a complete delight to the eyes. The Bambolin Beach Resort offers comfortable accommodation. You will have a great time if you love to go out in the rough seas on a boat and enjoy.

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Calangute Beach

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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Baga Beach

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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Vagator Beach

Vagator Beach

It is located in Bardez taluk of Goa about 21 km northwest of Panaji, Vagator is clean and quiet. Vagator is split into two as it is separated by a headland. When you stand on the headland facing the sea, the beach on your right is the Big Vagator Beach or North Vagator Beach and the beach on the left is Ozran Beach which is popularly known as Little Vagator Beach. The beach is a good place to spend some time in peace and helps recover from the glitz and crowds of Anjuna. Vagator Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in north Goa. Vagator is an impressive stone face of Lord Shiva, carved into a seaside boulder by an unknown sculptor from the hippie era.

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Anjuna Beach

Anjuna Beach

It was discovered by the hippies during the 60's, then was a center of backpackers and Trance parties lovers, Like all of Goa, Anjuna was long held by the Portuguese. In 1950, it had a population of 5,688[1], and in 2011 it had 9,636. Lately became a popular destination for young big-city Indian. Miguel (September 29) and Nossa Senhora Advogada (second week of January). Its church, St. Michael's Church, Anjuna, founded in 1595, is dedicated to S. Miguel, and celebrates the feasts of S.

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Sinquerim Beach

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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Candolim Beach

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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Aguada Beach

Aguada Beach

Goa Aguada beach is made special by the Fort Aguada. While Fort Aguada is known to soothe your eyes with delightful views of Aguada beach. The beach is frequenlty visited by many tourists. The Fort Aguada was built by the Portuguese to control the entry of the enemy into River Mandovi and to protect Goa from attacks. The Fort Aguada is worth a visit to savor the nostalgia of the Portuguese regime, especially in the Lighthouse Jail.

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Morjim Beach

Morjim Beach

Morjim is a Census Town in Pernem, Goa, India; it is situated on the northern bank of the Chapora River estuary. The village has become known as "Little Russia" because of the concentration of Russian immigrants living there. It is home to a variety of birds and is a nesting site for Olive ridley sea turtles. Morjim is located next to Siolim, right across the huge Chapora River. It is famous for its Lovely, Long.