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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.

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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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Mandrem Beach

Mandrem Beach

Mandrem is a seaside town popular as a traveler spot in Pernem taluka in North Goa locale of Goa state in India. It is 21 km from the capital Panaji. It has two primary beaches viz Junas and Ashvem. Mandrem Beach is a white sand beach with clear water. The beach of Mandrem lies between the twin beaches of Ashwem and Arambol. A rough precipice out into the ocean is the thing that isolates it from Arambol beach. This Mandrem rivulet moves parallel to the waterline. Mandrem has a little angling group and at times one may see neighborhood anglers pulling their catch from the ocean.

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Cola Beach

Cola Beach

Cola beach is arranged in south goa, Goa. It's only 20mins drive from Palolem beach or 10mins drive Agonda beach. It's effortlessly available from both the spots. Cola beach is otherwise called "Khola" beach. It's one of the remote beaches of Goa that is appropriate for those looking for a dazzling spot for finish peace and unwinding. For the individuals who have come to Goa for peaceful occasion experience will definitely feel as though they go into a heaven, beach will experience your desires. It's a totally pristine beach that offers an escape from the buzzing about of city life and it is likewise much cleaner and calmer than the better known Goa beaches.

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Kalacha Beach

Kalacha Beach

Kalacha is one of the most scenic amongst the beaches in North Goa. Kalacha beach is located 30 kms. from Mapusa and 42 kms. from Panaji. The beach can only be reached by foot by taking a walk along the north of Arambol beach. If you have a car or bike, getting to Kalacha beach is much convenient. A rocky path leads to the beach. Kalacha beach is a small beach located to the south of Querim beach and is known for its sweet water lagoon. Many tourists specially visit this place with their gliders.

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Coco Beach Dandarim

Coco Beach Dandarim

The Coco beach is arranged at the mouth of the Nerul River on the Mandovi Estuary, straightforwardly inverse Panaji. There are various eateries here and the 10 or so eateries are prevalent toward the evening, yet calm during the evening. Additionally down the estuary there the two little beaches of Quedevelim and the Reis Magos Church and Reis Magos Fort (this noteworthy Portugese Fort was a jail for a few years and is no longer open to the general population).

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Patnem Beach

Patnem Beach

Patnem Beach, is the calmer of the two more prominent south Goa beaches, both practically ideal nearby to each other. Littler and less occupied than Palolem beach Smaller and less swarmed than Palolem toward the north, Patnem makes a peaceful and neighborly option. It's upheld by loose beach shacks and has a vivacious surf, making it extraordinary for swimming some days and incomprehensible on others, when a similarly enthusiastic undertow is available. Its principle beach street has a series of slows down offering the typical assortment of garments, Kashmiri adornments and knickknacks, without the chaperon hard-offer of Palolem.

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Galgibaga Beach

Galgibaga Beach

Galgibaga Beach or as it is likewise called Galgibagh Beach is situated in the south of Goa in Canacona district (Canacona Taluk), 7 km from well known Palolem Beach resort. Many individuals consider the entire Arabian Sea coastline from Talpona River mouth up to Galgibaga River mouth to be the whole drift. Most likely because of this wrong state of mind there are a few inconsistencies in how to call the Beach legitimately. Galgibaga Beach is otherwise called the Turtle Beach and is one of three other Goa beaches (close by with Agonda and Morjim Beaches) where the state program of olive turtles sparing and assurance works and actualized impeccably. The entire northern piece of this delightful beach is utilized for turtles settling.

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Cabo Beach

Cabo Beach

Cabo de Rama, otherwise called Cab de Ram beach by local people is a wonderful beach situated in south Goa.The waters here have a perfect greenish blue shade. Toward the north of the beach lies a little stream that is sufficiently shallow for one to swim over. The beach is situated at a separation of 28 kms. from Margao.Groves of palm trees line up the shoreline a short separation from the waves. The palm trees offers great shade to picnickers. Therefore this beach is a most loved for school and family picnics. The beach is genuinely isolates owning to its separation from significant towns and urban areas and is not especially swarmed. Behind the beach is a precarious bluff having rough level top.

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Utorda Beach

Utorda Beach

Among awesome assortment of fascinating beaches, which South Goa is skilled with, Utorda Beach can be thought to be a standout amongst the most astounding and wonderful beaches in entire locale. It is flanked with two different well known beach resorts – Majorda in the south and Arossim in the north. Utorda Beach resort is isolated from its neighbors by a little waterway, which resembles playing find the stowaway with delicate white sands. The ocean coastline is very long; the sand here, as wherever in this piece of the area, is of amazing light shading, fine, delicate and sleek to the touch. Rushes of the Indian Ocean here is quiet and not all that high, which make swimming sheltered and agreeable notwithstanding for amateur swimmers and the individuals who can't brag with being an impeccable swimmers.

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Harvalem Waterfall

Harvalem Waterfall

The superbness and beauty of a waterfall is a sight that we never feel burnt out on observing. The cheerful spout and stream as it flings itself merrily off the precipice, moves us with stunningness and ponder. The waters delighted surge and smooth fall before it merrily pounds into the stones underneath excites the faculties. Most particularly, when a waterfall is set among the moving green slants in a territory rich with woodlands and flooded with history and shape a lake that entices swimmers to take a cooling plunge, it turns into a fundamental site to see on everybody's rundown.

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Dudhsagar Falls

Dudhsagar Falls

No matter where in the world you are, waterfalls are a beautiful sight to see. In Goa – India, Dudhsagar Waterfalls are a serene beauty. They are located on the famous river of India – The Mondovi River. The reason why Dudhsagar Falls are up there in the top spots to visit in India is because they are one of the largest waterfalls, having a height of approximately one thousand feet.

One of the best things to do in Dudhsagar Falls is to visit it in the midst of the monsoon season. The the waterfall at its prime is a breathtaking sight to see. Dudhsagar Falls get their name from the word “dudh” which means milk and “sagar” meaning waterfall in Hindi; if you look at the waterfalls from a close distance, it looks like there is milk pouring down from the mountains. This is not a sight anyone would want to miss.

While looking for things to do in India, make sure you go to Goa and visit Dudhsagar Falls in order to enjoy one of the many beautiful sights in this country. Several operators arrange tours to the falls; you can also take the train to Dudhsagar station to go enjoy the scenic beauty Goa offers.