CHAPORA FORT – one for history buffs
Remember the Bollywood movie- Dil Chahta Hai? Many of you might have longed to sit on the wall just like the actors. Well!! Fret not. It is the Chapora Fort. Despite being a major tourist attraction, the fort holds a historical significance as well. Dating back to 1717 and the Portuguese rule in Goa, this fort was built in place of an older fort on the same location after the Maratha-Portuguese war. Lying in ruins now, the fort was an attempt by the Portuguese to reinforce their stronghold over the Goan territory and prevent further conflicts. Surrounded by steep slopes and breath taking vistas of Pernem, Chapora River and the Vagator beach, Chapora Fort can leave one bewitched with its splendour.
CANDOLIM BEACH – one for those who seek serenity
Majority of beaches in Goa are losing their charm due to massive tourist influx. But thankfully Candolim is one beach which spared from all such hustle and bustle. Though overshadowed by the popularity of other beaches, Candolim becomes a resort for the ones who wish to abscond from the tourist rush. What adds to the scenic beauty of the sand and sea are the scrub-covered dunes at the back of the beach, quite popular with tourists. Life is rather laid back at Candolim beach.
BASILICA OF BOM JESUS – one for art and architectural fanatics
The Bom Jesus Basilica, perhaps Goa's most famous church and among the most revered by Christians worldwide, is partially in ruins but still a model of simplicity and elegance, and a fine example of Jesuit architecture. Located at Old Goa, 10 kilometres east of Panaji, the Bom Jesus Basilica is a UNESCO World Heritage Monument. As much as Goa is about its beaches, it’s also about history, heritage and religion.
BRITTO’S BAR AND RESTAURANT- one for all the foodies out there
India is world renowned for its lip-smacking and finger licking good food. Goa lives up to this reputation and doesn’t fail to provide a whole array of food choices to satiate the foodie in you. Since Goa has Portuguese influence written all over its history, biography and geography, food is no exception. Britto’s is a food shack on Baga beach. But don’t let the word “shack” fool you. The food here is delectable. A trip to Baga beach is incomplete without having a bite at Britto’s.
DELTIN ROYALE CASINOS – one for the thrill seekers
Goa can be tagged as the Las Vegas of India, with various casinos providing gambling activities. Goa houses various casino ships, but Deltin Royale is the most lavish of them all gaming-wise and size-wise. Open 24 hours, Deltin Royale offers live gaming at any time of the day or night. Ones who wish to try their hand at poker, roulette or any other such game should visit the casino once. Deltin Royale offer you an unparalleled experience of luxury and opulence with live music performances, international dancers and multi-cuisine restaurant. It is a true gamer’s paradise.