Goa is a state located in the western region of India which attracts a huge number of Indian and Foreign tourists every year. Not only there are some amazing tourist attractions in Goa, but there are some awesome shopping markets in Goa as well. Most of the tourists visit Goa for its beaches, churches and its mind blowing architecture. Usually visited by young tourists, Goa notices a large number of footsteps nearing Christmas and New Year. As you will find a lot of happening parties being arranged at Goa at the time of New Year, it can be the best time to visit Goa.
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Though you can visit a lot of tourist attractions in Goa. However, we are listing the 10 Best Tourist Attractions you could explore in Goa.
Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Goa
1. Dona Paula for a Beautiful Scenery
Dona Paula is situated on the lovely and popular sea stretch from Panji, Miramar and Dona Paula. This place is also called as ‘The Lovers Paradise’ as you can see a lot of couples hanging out over here. There is always a strong breeze over Dona Paula and the place is extremely scenic. It is a place surrounded by rocks and the meeting spot of Mandovi and the Zuari rivers with the Arabian Sea.
2. Majorda Beach for evening relaxation
Majorda Beach is one of the most famous beaches of Goa. Due to the serene view and lovely atmosphere, Majorda Beach attracts a large number of tourists daily. This beach is situated in South Goa and will win your heart with its palm trees, white sands, and the extremely clear water.
3. Palolem Beach for an exotic location
Palolem Beach is yet another beach in South Goa which not only offers scenic view but also gives you some good options to eat. If you love watersports, then Palolem Beach is the place to be in. Prices could be a bit higher on this beach. As compared from the past years this beach has been getting a lot more crowd than some of the nearby beaches.
4. Fort Aguada to get the complete picture of Panjim City
Fort Aguada is a perfect destination with friends and family. Since the Aamir Khan Starrer popular bollywood movie ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ was shot here, this place has been attracting a huge number of tourists. If you plan to visit the Aguada fort on a bright evening, it could give you a breathtaking view. Also, while you climb up the spiral staircase to the lighhouse is amazing. You can get an amazing view of the Panjim City from Aguada Fort.
5. Panjim City & the Churches
Panjim City is located on the banks of Mandovi river which attracts a large number of visitors. Though it has a lot of churches, but most of the visitors want to visit the Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Panjim. It is a very popular church in Panjim. To reach this Church you need to climb 100 steps arranged in a majestic manner. From the top, when you reach the Church you can have an almost an aerial view of the main square of Panjim.
6. Cansaulim Monte for complete view of the Arabian Sea
It is not that easy to reach Cansaulim Monte but once you reach its worth the effort. Cansaulim Monte gives you a look of array of almost all the beaches of South Goa. If you want to have a look at the sunset of Goa, then this is the place to be in. Once you are at the top at Cansaulim Monte, you can see a lot of fields with farmers working in them, Konkan Railway, some small and narrow roads and a soothing breeze.
7. Old Goa Churches & the associated History
Old Goa was called the Capital of Goa in the times of Portuguese. As a matter of fact Old Goa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Basilica is one of the most popular churches of Old Goa as it holds the remains of St.Francis Xavier. St.Francis Xavier is known to be the protector of Goa. The history of this beautiful place will take you back to the Portuguese time and will give you the same feeling.
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8. Calangute Streets for Shopoholics
While you are in Goa, especially near Calangute-Baga lane you may like to hire a 2-wheeler. Calangute-Waga Lane has a lot to offer of people of all age groups. It is a very crowded locality and thus we suggest you to hire a 2-wheeler and roam around using it. This lane has a lot of Restaurants, Cafe’s and Discotheques. If you love to party, you must not forget to visit Tito’s which is also located on this street.
9. Shri Mangeshi Temple, Ponda
Though Goa is popular for its Churches and beaches, but Shri Mangeshi temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva is a popular temple built with Goan-Hindu Architecture. It is undoubtedly the most popular temple in Goa.
10. Martin’s Corner (Celebrity Restaurant)
If you plan to visit South Goa, you must not miss out your dinner in the popular Martin’s Corner. This restaurant is very popular for its Sea Food which is usually cooked in Goan Masala. If you are lucky enough, you might also get to see a celebrity visiting this restaurant.
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