10 Tourist Places In GOA
Who doesn’t want to visit the paradise of beaches in Goa? Goa India, without doubt, has the best beaches like Baga beach and many attractions that pull in both International tourist and national tourists like magnets. This place also has a strange blend of both western and traditional culture. There is both hard-core partying and divineserenity running through the veins of this city. You will find it crowed and bustling with life all throughout the year. If you are planning a trip to Goa, then these are some must-visit tourist places that you cannot afford to miss.
1. Fort Agauda
If you are looking for a trip down the historic memory lane, then Fort Aguada must definitely be on the list. This 17 century fort is located near Sinquerim Beach, North Goa. This fort once stood as a strategic point of advantage against the Dutch and the Marathas. It boasts within its high walls, a jail, a 13-metre high lighthouse, and a cistern with a capacity of 10 million litres. If you want to soak into the atmosphere and get the best historic lessons, you should hire a professional guide.
2. Sinquerim Beach
This Beach is the definition of beauty. It lies adjacent to the Aguada fort. So if you are here at this fort, visiting this beach will come in nearby. The golden sand and the breath-taking waves make it one of the best photographic locations. Apart from the scenery, this beach also boasts several water adventure sports. You can go snorkeling, parasailing or hop on some other water ride.
3. Baga Beach
The Journey to Goa trip is incomplete without taking a soaking salt bath in the powerful waves and serene shores of the Baga beach. Goa is one of the best places to enjoy the nightlife and It is also a central hub for many beach parties. The food here is amazing and the crowd is always energetic. For dancers, music lovers and hard-core party people, this place is heaven.
3. Butterfly Beach
In Goa this beach is mostly known as Honeymoon Beach as lot of honeymooners and couples come here for a secluded vacation. As we can spend your day with your loved one by enjoying a picnic with beer and wine. You Should wait for the low tide period to witness wandering Sea urchins, redfish, goldfish, and sea cucumbers here. This is a unique sight that you will only get to explore this things in entire Goa. Moreover, on one side, million butterflies dance. Best period to visit Butterfly beach is from November to March. During rainy season you wont get to enjoy boat rides. Around Butterfly Beach you can alos visit Palolem Beach, Agonda Beach, Goa Jungle Adventure, Himalayan Therapeutic Studio, etc.
5. Basilica Of Bom Jesus
Churches and other religious places in Goa are much filled with rich legacy and culture. The Basilica of Bom Jesus is one such structure, which remains as a standing testament to the rich Portuguese architecture. This masterpiece transcends the tag of a mere religious site and holds so many historical significance and beauty. It has the preserved remains of St. Francis Xavier. It has won the reverence of people and has been named as a World Heritage site.
6. Dudhsagar Falls
The Waterfall called Dudhsagar waterfall is located on Goa-Karnataka border (but seems mainly in Goa.) The journey to Dudhsagar waterfall attracts many tourist to its bounty. Dudhsagar waterfall creates an illusion of milk flowing through the mountains Its also know as ‘sea of milk’. Dudhsagar waterfall is the fifth highest waterfall in India, with 600 meter height to its attribute. Dudhsagar waterfall is one of the finest and most pristine pieces from nature’s collection.
Best time to visit Dudhsagar waterfalls is from July to September see furious, yet exquisite water flow. Dudhsagar waterfall is located in the Sanguem Taluka of Goa, and falls into the an area of the Goa Forest departments since it is a part of the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary. While Visiting Dudhsagar waterfall you can also visit the Tambdi Surla Temple, dip in the Dudhsagar Waterfall Pool, Embark on the Devil’s Canyon Trek, Dudhsagar Spice Plantation and Farmstay.
7. Naval Aviation Meseum
Invented in 1998. Naval Aviation Museum in Goa is one of the only two military museums in India, in fact, it is the only museum in all of Asia. The interior of Naval Aviation Museum is designed to look like the interior of naval aircraft carrier with number of interesting galleries displaying naval equipment and many more.
This museum is located near Bogmala, on the route Vasco-Bogmalo about 6km from the port town of Vasco da Gama. This museum is open for visitor from Tuesday to Sunday from 9.30am to 5.30pm. however it remains closed on National Holidays. Once the visiter enters the museums premises, the first sentinel is the bulking form of the Super Constellation. There you can see Short Sealand Mk 2 (IN 106), Fairey Firefly TT Mk1 (IN 112), HAL HT-2 (BX 748), de Havilland Vampire T-55 (IN 149), Hawker Sea Hawk FGA Mk 100 (IN 234), etc.
8. Casino Carnival
In Goa casinos are extremely built beautiful and their bright, twinkling lights make them simply too attractive! Casino Carnival is one of them. Casino Carnival is not only about gaming, it has a well stocked bar where you can enjoy more. It is located in two places, in Goa Marriott, Miramar beach and on a boat in Mandovi River. This is a 24×7 casino that has activities that can cater all age groups. Whether you are there to play or just to enjoy other performances, you will definitely have a great time. It is located in Miramar, Panaji, Goa. Casino Carnival allow betting for people older then 18 years and so its legal.
9. Mollem National Park
This Park is in Sanguem taluk in Goa near the border of Karnataka. This park was earlier known as Mollem game sanctuary. Then it was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1969 and then its renamed as Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary. Since this wildlife sanctuary is known as Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary people know it by the name of Mollem National Park. There you can see snakes, Indian rock pythons, Malabar pit vibers, King cobra and many more are found in this park.
10. Arpora Night Market
Arpora night market located in Arpora, starts at Saturday night 6.00 in the evening and remains open till late night, with small food stalls offering food from all over the world. Once run by a few hippies, this market has now grown into one of Goa’s major tourist attractions. From food stalls and retail goods to live performances, with the mix of international and local tourist both can enjoy the shopping and food.