Goa though being the smallest state in India it is ever famous for its scenic beauty and mostly the beaches and the old heritage architectures. Goa has a typical tropical monsoon climate so the weather is quiet comfortable. Goa is reachable by air, land and sea. Goa is historically quiet significant for its Indo-Portuguese style of architecture. Goa is a rich place for food. Goan food is really delicious. You can try that in any beach restaurants.
For non-vegetarian mob sea foods are special attraction (especially various kind of sea fishes, crabs, prawns…etc.)For vegetarian people coconut, chilly-peppers and Goan spices and vinegar is really mouth watering. Dry fruits like Cashew nuts are really very affordable. Tourists never fail to buy cashew when they visit Goa. So for tourists Goa is always an awesome place to visit. Still I will suggest ten places which can be a good guide for people who are planning to have a visit for Goa. First of all Goa is well renowned for its beaches.
First one should start with Angoda Beach is very beautiful serene .So one can easily have the marvelous scenic beauty. Next will be Baga Beach which is a all time favorite tourist place for its happening nature, beach night parties. For tourists water sports and dolphin cruises are arranged. Calangute Beach is known as the queen of beaches .It has rapturous view. It is famous all the year round. Marketing plays a very important role for tourists as they want to bring back something as a memory or memento for their relative, friends and themselves.
In Anjuna Flea Market you can buy anything be its junk jewelry, rugs, blankets, beach clothes, show pieces clothes. It’s a really good place who can bargain .On Wednesday special open market is arranged where one can buy articles at very cheap rate. Another market I would like to mention is the Hippie Market where one can get awesome T-Shirts at unbelievable cheap rate.
The old forts and churches which has Indo-Portuguese architecture are quiet attractive. Among the churches the Basilica of Bom Jesus is captivating. The breadth-taking 16th century architectural design will just make you speechless. This church is especially dedicated to baby Jesus. This church also contains the mortal remains of St Francis which is covered with silver casket.
The next will be Sea Cathedral which is famous for its interior architecture and most fascinating is the five bells among which the famous Golden bell which is the biggest bell in Goa .Mae De Dues is dedicated to Mother of God. It has best Gothic style architecture and is wonderfully illuminated at night.
Among the temples Shri Mangeshi Temple will be a must place for your visit .It is more than 400 year old temple with wonderful architecture which has a seven storied lamp at the entrance. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Among the old architecture no one can miss Fort Agoda. It was built by Portuguese on river Mandovi to have a command over the river in order to protect the city from any enemy attack.
Now coming to the wild Life section Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary is again a must visit. It is near about two hours of journey. It consists of thick forest with lot of flora and fauna. It is filled with various kind of wild life. The Dudhsagar Falls is little distance away. For kids Astronomical Observatory and Digital Planetorium will be really very interesting which can quest the queries regarding astronomical science.
People who love to visit must always keep Goa among their list of visiting places. Goa will always remain a darling place for both Indian and Foreigners. For me Goa is just “Simply Captivating”