7 touristy things to do in Goa

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22nd Dec 2014
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Goa Museum
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Se Cathedral
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Goa Beach
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Bird Sanctuary
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Basillica Jesus

Goa is one of the most famous leisure and a family holiday destinations in the country. Its a place where the authentic Indian culture meets the Portugeese remains making it an ideal tourist spot for travel lovers. Some of the best things to do in Goa are to visit the famous building like Basilica of Bom Jesus, Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, Casino Royale Goa, Fatorda Stadium and many more. The beaches here are wonderful and serene which is a beautiful place to relax around in the hot afternoon sun. It attracted tourists from all over the world with its famous temples, mosques, churches, beaches and wildlife sanctuaries. Overall these are some of the best handpicked tourist attractions in Goa one can visit by during a holiday.

Image Source : Basilica, Shantadurga Temple, Bird Sanctuary, Chapora Beach, Goa State Museum, Immaculate Conception Church, Sé Cathedral.

One of the famous examples for the finest Baroque architectures in Goa, visiting the Basilica of Bom Jesus is one of the best things to do in the city of Goa. It has the mortal remains of St Francis Xavier and is considered to be one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Photo of Basilica of Bom Jesus, Velha Goa, Goa, India by Karthik Rao V

Famously knows as the goddess of peace, the divine Shree Shantadurga Devi's temple in Goa is a beautiful example of the temples built during the period of late Shivaji. It has a magnificent Garbhagudi where the deity is placed with a roof of red sloping and the white lamp tower or "Deepastambha"

Photo of Shanta Durga Temple, Verem, Goa, India by Karthik Rao V

Spread across a vast area of 1.8 sq kilometers and having some of the rarest bird species in India, visiting the beautiful the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is an ideal thing to do in Goa for bird lovers. Some of the best species are the little bittern, thered knot, the jack snipe and the famous pied avocet. The ecosystem here is well suited for birds and consists of the think mangrove vegetation. Also present is a watch tower where one can enjoy the bird watch and also collect some wonderful snaps.

Photo of Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Chorao, Goa, India by Karthik Rao V

One of the perfect places to visit in Goa in the blazing hot sun is the famous Chapora Beach known for its serenity. It is a very clean and picturesque beach having coconut palms all along its stretch known as the Chapora Fort. Present nearby are also some of the best restaurants which serve delicious gourmet food and drinks.

Photo of Chapora Beach, Vagator, Goa, India by Karthik Rao V

Located in the capital city of Goa, the famous Goa State Museum is one of the best attractions in the state which is highly popular in history enthusiastic and travel freaks. It has sculptures dating back to the 4th century and has 12 popular Galleries in it. The location, the history and the ethnicity makes it a must visit place in Goa for people who love art and inclined towards religious activities.

Photo of Goa State Museum, Patto Centre, Panjim, Goa, India by Karthik Rao V

One of the oldest churches in Goa and dating back to the 15th century, this famous church is a very popular tourist attraction in Goa. The backdrop of the main altar is magnificent which is mainly dedicated to the Mary Immaculate which makes it a must visit place in Goa. Outside the church is a shopping area and the place is specially a treat if you visit in the Christmas time of the year.

Photo of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, Altinho, Panjim, Goa, India by Karthik Rao V

Dedicated to the holy St Catherine in Old Goa, the St Catherine is one of the most ancient and architectural building in Goa. It is the largest church in India and is one of the best places to visit in Goa. It is built based on the famous Portuguese-Manueline style of architecture and ha five huge bells one of them being known as the Golden Bell.

Photo of Sé Cathedral, Velha Goa, Goa, India by Karthik Rao V
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