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Places To See in Goa

Goa, the land of Sun, Sand and Sea, is globally famous for its several Panajitourist attractions. There are several places to see in Goa, India. Who does not know about sun-kissed and breathtakingly beautiful beaches of Goa? Golden Beaches of Goa play a major role in the boom of tourism in Goa, India. Tourists from all parts of the world come to Goa to spend their holiday on the lovely beaches of Goa, India. But Goa is not only known for its palm dotted sunny beaches but also for its several other attractions, such as; exciting culture & tradition, architecturally beautiful churches, terrific ancient temples, etc. Cities of Goa, India are also worth exploring. River and lakes are also worth enjoying. If you want to enjoy real holiday, embark on Goa tours with Royal Indian Tour. Here we are describing in brief about some attractions and places to see in Goa, India. But you will know about Goa better when you will come to Goa and explore it.

Panaji: Panaji is the capital of tiny state of Goa, India. It is a small but beautiful town. This beautiful town of Panaji is located on the bank of River Mandovi. Mandovi River is the most famous river of Goa, India. While traveling in Goa or Panaji you can enjoy boat cruise over the water of Mandovi River. Indulging yourselves in boat rides on Mandovi River gives you a mesmerizing experience. Don’t miss to enjoy boat cruise while you are in Panaji, Goa, India. While traveling in Panaji, you will have opportunity to see some Portuguese heritages in old town, such as; old houses with overhanging galleries and red tiled roofs, ancient churches with stunning architecture, and numerous bars and cafes. Some of must see attractions of Panaji are Churches, Goa State Museum, Statue of Abbe Faria, and Secretariat Building.  

Margao: Besides Panaji, Margao is also the major town of Goa. It is a part of South Goa. While traveling in Margao you will feel that you are traveling in Portuguese region because it, despite modernization, it still retains some of the Old Portuguese magnificence. You can see some splendid houses that remain well maintained. You will have also opportunity to see the richly decorated Church of the Holy Spirit. While in Goa, India, don’t miss to explore the town of Margao.

Mapusa: While in Goa, don’t miss to explore the largest urban centre of north Goa. Mapusa is a commercial town. It is known for exotic weekly bazaars which held on every Friday.  

Ponda:
Situated at the distance of 17 km ca northeast of Margao, Ponda is predominantly known for Safa Masjid. Safa Masjid is the Goa’s well-preserved 16th century Muslim Monument.

Old Goa:
Not only Panaji or Margao, but also Old Goa is worth exploring while you are in traveling in Goa, India. While you will explore Old Goa, you will have a glorious opportunity to see many old and famous churches. In fact, it is the home of old and famous churches. Some major attractions of Old Goa are St Francis of Assisi, Church of St Augustine Ruins, Church of St Cajetan, Church of Our Lade of Rosary, Chapel of St Anthony, Chapel of St Catherine, and Church and Convent of St Monica. If you want to see old churches of Goa, must explore Old Goa.

Forts of Goa:
In contrast with other Indian forts, forts of Goa are very small in size. Some forts of Goa are goapreserved and some are in the state of ruins. Some worth visiting forts and monumental strictures of Goa are Aguada Forts, Cabo De Rama Fort, Cabo Raj Niwas, Chapora Fort, Teracol Fort, Mormugao Fort, ruins of the St. Augustine's Tower, Viceroy`s Arch, etc.

Aguada Fort: Aguada Fort is one of the major landmarks of Goa, India. This famous fort is situated at the distance of 18 km from Panaji - the capital of Goa, India. It is the strongest fort of Goa and was built in 1609 - 1612 by Portuguese. It is located on a headland of the Mandovi River. Presently this fort is treated as Central Jail.

Mormugao Fort:
Like Aguada Fort, Mormugao Fort is also very popular among tourists. Near Vasco Da Gama town, Mormugao Fort is located near the globally famous Mormugao Harbor. This famous fort was built to protect the Mormugao Harbor. During traveling in Goa, this fort is a must visit site of Goa, India. Mahalaxami Temple: Devoted to the Goddess of Wealth, Maa Laxmi, it is very famous place of worship for Hindus.

Mangeshi Temple:
Mangeshi Temple is one of the most famous and worth visiting temples of Goa, India.

Se Cathedral
: While traveling in Goa and interested in visit to churches of Goa, India, don’t miss to pay a visit to Se Cathedral. It is an excellent example of Portuguese-Catholic architecture. It is the largest church in Goa, India and very popular among tourists.

Beaches of Goa:
No doubt, the major tourist attractions of Goa are its palm dotted breathtaking beautiful sunny beaches. You can’t think Goa without its beaches. Sun-kissed beaches of Goa are famous for water fun, sun-bathing, swimming, and various other attractions. It is also famous as popular picnic spot and honeymoon destination. Some famous beaches of Goa are Fort Aguada Beach, Calangute Beach, Baga Beach, Anjuana Beach, Vagatore Beach, Bogmalo Beach, Vasoc Da Gama Beach, Candolim Beach, Miramar Beach, Majorda Beach, Dona Paula Beach, Colva Beach, Anjuna Beach, and Varca Beach etc.

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