INTRODUCTION

GOA is simply known as “The Coastal Paradise”. It is a famous beach destination in India world wide. It is suitable for all types of tourists like friends, families, couples, reunion, holiday vacation with amazing water sports activities and attractive visiting spots. Goa along with beautiful beaches, is also popular for marvelous tourist spots like temples, churchs, waterfalls, adventurous sports, spice plantations, museums, lake view, wildlife sanctuary, festivals and more. Each and every nook and corner of Goa are places that must be visited by the tourists. But, the top most best places to visit in Goa are:   

BEST 10 PLACES TO VISIT IN GOA

DUDHSAGAR FALLS

The location of Dudhsagar waterfalls is a part of Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary which is located in Sanguem Taluka in Goa. The perfect time to visit this Dudhsagar water falls is during the monsoon season. The monsoon season starts from the month of June and ends in August. Either a story writer or an author or a fantasy lover or photographers or any tourists should visit the Dudhsagar waterfalls at least once in their life.

CHURCH OF BASILICA OF BOM JESUS

The Basilica of Bom Jesus Church tells a historical story about its foundation and the creative architectural style. An architecture can gather more information and it is very useful for studying architecture though it has five styles of three storied structures like: Corinthian, Composite, Doric, Ionic and Roman. Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, Chapel of St Francis Xavier, Carved Columns, Gilded reredos with the statues of St. Ignatius and the Infant Jesus, Main altar for its carving and gilding, Modern art gallery paintings, Painting of the relics of the saint, Paintings of the Saints, Quadrangular pediment at the the top of the facade, Sacristy – Chest containing the Golden Rose and Statue of St. Francis Xavier are the top most highlights of the Basilica of Bom Jesus Church.

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OUR LADY OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH

It also tells a historical story about the foundation and the reason for its foundation. The Portuguese – Baroque and Goan Style are the combined beauty of the architecture of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church. Pulpits and carved altars, Marble statues of St. Peter and St. Paul,  Panaji’s view from the church steps, Two towers on either side of the facade, The Augustinian bell in the main belfry, View of the church after sunset when the facade is lit by a multitude of lights and Zigzag flight of Stairs are some of the highlights of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church.

FORT AGUADA

The largest water reservoir and 400 years plus old fort in Asia is Aguada Fort in Goa. The glorious look of river Mandovi and Daredevil look of Arabian Sea and an old light house along with the wonderful fort are the mesmerizing beauty of Fort Aguada in Goa. It is well known for the extraordinary beauty of Italian architecture and also for Portuguese Military architecture. Ma De Agna or Mother of Water is another interesting sight to visit here. It is located in Sinquerim village near Candolim.

ANJUNA WEDNESDAY FLEA MARKET

One of the best places which is hidden in Goa is Anjuna Wednesday Flea Market. It is the best place for shopping delightfully. And it will be a treasure for shopping lovers. The day will not be enough for shopping though it has a thousand plus shops like, decors, clothes, shoes, jewelleries, trinkets, hand crafts, kaftans, hand bags, sling bags, handmade home decors and so on like even Tibetan and Nepali goods too. 

CHAPORA FORT

If tourists plan to enjoy the Goa tour then they should never miss Chapora Fort. Chapora Fort feeds not only the amazing view of Arabian Sea, Anjuna and Vagator beach, dusky sunset, charming view of Chapora and enchanting flow of Chapora river. It also fulfills the excitement of water sports and daring open air cafes.

BETALBATIM BEACH

One of the famous beaches for breathtaking that greets tourists with the amazing view of sunset is Betalbatim Beach which is located in between Colva Beach and Majorda Beach. The tranquillity and solitude of the beach is the special identity of Betalbatim beach. Other than dolphin spots, some of the nearest visiting spots are Our Lady of Remedios Church, Vasco Da Gama Church and Colva Beach. 

TURTLE BEACH

Turtle Beach is also known as Galgibaga which is located in south Goa. It is the nesting ground for olive turtles, one of the species to be protected. Pet lovers can relax and spend time here without disturbing the turtle’s independence. Cola Beach, MAllikarjun Temple, Patnem Beach, Palolem Beach and Talpona Beach are the neighbouring tourist places for Turtle Beach to visit.

PALOLEM BEACH

Palolem beach is one of the most popular beaches which is located in south Goa that is well known for picturesque.it is a perfect place for late night parties and quite suitable for family vacations and also for young crowds.

CANDOLIM BEACH 

Candolim Beach is one of the longest and very popular beaches among other beaches in Goa. It starts from Fort Aguada. It entertains the tourists by providing water sports activities full of adventures. And the Calangute road in Candolim Beach is decorated with numerous shops and restaurants. Tasting delicious sea foods, water sports and shopping are things to do in Candolim Beach. 

SUMMARY

Once the tourists decide to spend their vacations in Goa, then these are few places that they should never forget to visit.