If placid atmosphere and serene waterfronts are what excites you then Goa is your ultimate destination. You get best of both world, of Indian culture and Portuguese flamboyance. People of all ages find Goa interesting It has something for all age groups. You can just walk past the waterfronts or just soak in some sun lying on the beaches. Bring back your childhood by just scribbling on the beaches or just gorge on some scrumptious sea food. You name it and Goa has it.
Goa is not only an ultimate holiday destination for a family but also is a paradise for honeymooners. Goa’s 15 km long coastline has several tourist resorts and holidays hubs where you can enjoy your trip to content. The golden sand and clear waters in Goa appeals many surfers and divers as well. The picturesque locales with coconut palms and hammocks will make you forget about everything. The destination is not only about just laying back and relaxing. There are numerous adventurous and recreational activities you can indulge around the beaches of Goa.
You can enjoy kayaking, snorkelling, diving in deep seas, paragliding, kite surfing, sea surfing, jet skiing and a parachute ride as well. For those who refrain from getting into the water, can enjoy beach sports such as throw ball, volleyball and beach football. Goa is divided into Northern and southern territories. Some of the famous beaches in Northern Goa are Arambol, Morjim, Chapora, Vagator, Anjuna, Baga, Calangute, Candolim, Sinquerim, Bambolim, Miramar and Dona Paula. While Bogmalo, Majorda, Colva, Benaulim, Varca, Cavelossim, Mobor, Canaguinim, Agonda and Palolem beaches grace the southern end of Goa. Out of all these the Anjuna beach is the most famous one and the most crowded also. You can explore other beaches as well for less crowds.
Goa not only has beaches but a good backdrop of history in its treasure. You may visit one of the several museums which records Goa’s evolution, its social and cultural history very well. Some of the famous museums include Goa State museum, the Kala Academy, the Central Library and the Goa Science Centre in Panaji. You can visit Vasco da Gama another popular tourist destination. Visit Old Goa to see some of the spectacular churches such as Basilica of Bom Jesus which has the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier, Museum of Christian Art, Se’ Cathedral Church, Church and Convent of St. Francis of Assisi, Chapel of St. Catherine, Chapel of St. Cajetan, Church of Lady of Rosary and Church of St. Augustine.
End your journey with some more outdoor fun. Visit the Dudhsagar Falls at Goa Karnataka Border. You can also explore some of the most magnanimous forts such as the one at Aguada, Reis Magos, Nanus, Mormugao, Fort Gaspar Dias and Cabo de Rama.
Wind up your journey by tasting the iconic indigenous wine of Goa, Fenni over a nice platter of Goan thali before heading back to your abode.