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Best things to do and tourist places to visit in Goa
Goa or 'The Pearl of the Orient' has a stunning number of beaches and is world famous for the same but that's not all it has to offer. It presents the tourists with classic examples of post-colonization effects on Indian architecture. It has astounding waterfalls, colonies and forts too ! The most popular tourist place in Goa is the Calangute beach. It is referred to as 'The Queen of beaches' and we have every reason to believe that.
The beach is Goa's most famous commercial beach and attracts thousands of tourists every week. It also offers breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea and many thrilling water sports. Other best places to visit in Goa with family include the massive 'Aguada Fort' and the 'Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church'. These two historical places attract tourists by the thousand, thanks to their stunning architecture, historical background and exquisite locations.
The 'Aguada Fort' was built by the Portuguese for providing defence against Marathas and the Dutch in the 17th century near the deltas of Mandovi river. In addition to these, the 'Chapora Fort', oozing with history, gives a spectacular view of the virgin natural beauty of Goa and is among the best things to see in Goa. Some of the best things to do in Goa are visiting the various temples and churches studded all over the state and enjoying the uniquely prepared seafood including crabs and pomfrets. Another set of the best things to do in Goa includes almost everything one needs for adventure, they are- Scuba diving, Snorkeling, Windsurfing, Water Scootering, White Water River Rafting and Boat Cruise at Mandovi River. The best period to visit Goa is from November to March and unlike most other Indian states, Goa is cheerfully pleasant even in the scorching tropical summers of the Indian subcontinent.
In fact, the best time to visit Goa with family and friends in addition to the winter months and Christmas, is during the summer months of March and April. The mighty 'Dudhsagar Falls' situated at the border of the states of Goa and Karnataka is evidently the most stunning waterfall of India and is one of the most famous places in Goa. The milky white waters cascading from a jaw-dropping height of 320 metres take every viewer by awe. 'The Basilica of Bom Jesus' is yet another spectacular place to visit in Goa. The Church was constructed at the beginning years of the 17th century and now stands proudly as one of several UNESCO World Heritage sites of Goa.
The Church has the body of St. Francis Xavier in a mausoleum. It attracts hundreds of devotees and tourists every day. The 'Anjuna Beach' is a must-visit place in Goa and also among the state's most famous beaches. The beach is especially popular for its striking golden beaches, clubs, full-moon parties and extremely adventurous water sports. It is one of the most visited beaches in India and lures thousands of them every week. Another one among the best tourist places in Goa is the 'Butterfly Beach'. It is mostly a secluded beach and tourists who are aware of this fact tend to choose this beach for some quality time with their loved ones. The beach is mostly accessible through the sea using boats or through a nice trek across the forest leading to it.
Frequently Asked Questions About Goa:
Q: What is the best time to visit Goa?
A: The best time to visit Goa is during the winter months of India which are November, December, January and February.
Q: What are the best places for street shopping in Goa?
A: Goa is studded with boisterous places for shopping; the best being Calangute Market Square, Anjuna Flea market, Mapusa Friday Market and Margao Municipal Market.
Q: List out the best malls or shopping places in Goa?
A: The best malls in Goa are 'Mall De Goa', '1930 Vasco', 'Caculo Mall', 'The Atrium Mall', 'Big G' and so on.
Q: Suggest some good places to party in Goa?
A: The best places to have a gaga time and parties in Goa are 'Bora Bora Life', 'Club LPK', 'AZ.U.R', 'The HillTop' and 'Titos Night Club'.
Q: What are the best places to visit near Goa?
Q: Where can I go on a weekend getaway from Goa?
A: The best places for a break and weekend getaways from Goa are Nersa, Yellapura, Vengurla, Malvan, Tarkali, Karwar and Sawantwadi.
Q: Which are the best beaches to visit in Goa with family?
A: Here is the listing of best beaches in Goa which you must truly visit with your own family are Baga beach, Arjuna Beach, Calangute beach , Candolim Beach and so on.
Q: What all water sports activities can be done in GOA?
A: Scuba Diving, Kayaking, Jet Ski Ride, Sitting Bumper Ride, Parasailing, Banana Ride, Sleeping Bumper Ride, Speed Boat Ride and so on. Read More on water sports to do in Goa