Prominent Attractions to Visit in Goa
Goa is the most visited holiday destination in India. People from all over the earth
come to visit Goa. Goa is a small state in India known for its majestic beaches,
Churches, temples, historic monuments and also Wildlife Sanctuaries. Most
important of all is its glorious scenic natural beauty which draws thousands of
tourists to the graceful state. The state is full of tourist attractions and one need to
plan carefully so that one does not miss to see the important ones.
The Beaches of Goa are the major tourist attraction in the city. There are numerous
beaches in Goa but some of the significant ones are Calangute beach, the Baga
beach, Anjuna beach, Dona Paula beach, Colva beach, Agonda beach and Miramar
beach. The beaches are divided into northern and southern part of Goa depending
on their location. The Anjuna beach is the most stunning and popular and it is
located towards the northern part of Goa. The beach is well admired because of its
economical accommodation and food that one will find near the beach. Moreover
the late night parties are quite trendy on the beach and one can also enjoy the
taste of delicious Goan cuisine in the restaurants near the beach. Other activities
enjoyed on the beach are parasailing, scuba diving, swimming, fishing, motor
scooter and skiing.
The Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary is the most thrilling wildlife sanctuary in
the State situated in the village of Molem. The Sanctuary has an area of about 240
kilometers. It is one of the largest secluded regions in the state. It also covers
Molem National park which has an area of about 107 kilometers. The animals found
in the National Park are deer, jungle cats and Malayan giant squirrels. There is
resort inside the Sanctuary by the name of Goa Tourism Development Corporation
where one can stay during visit to the National Park. The Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is
also very eminent in Goa. The sanctuary is open for the whole area but it is mostly
visited from October to March. One can see the entire Bird Sanctuary in just one
day has it has a small area.
The overwhelming Carnival of Goa is celebrated in the month of March and is a
symbol of vibrant colors, love and enjoyment. It is generally celebrated to greet the
much awaited spring season. The local people are in festive mood, they have huge
feasts and drinks during the whole Carnival. The Carnival is a sight of merry making
and utmost amusement and gratification. One should taste the local alcoholic
beverage Feni which is made of cashew nuts.
The Dudhsagar falls in the state are said to be the second highest in the country.
The view of the splendid falls is just breathtaking. One should visit the falls during
monsoon season when the beauty of the falls is much more enhanced. The
Churches in Goa is the second major tourist attraction in the state after beaches.
The major Churches in the state are Se Cathedral in Old Goa is the biggest of all,
Basilica of Bom Jesus and Church of St. Francis of Assisi are worth visiting.
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