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Tired of your life, work, take a break and to do so the best place in India is Goa which you can call as the most hottest , adventurous and the partying place. From the popular beaches to the famous shacks, from exquisite Goan cuisine to fashion streets, Goa has got a hang of everything. So let’s go through the best places to visit in Goa :
We all know Goa is all about beaches, and the first beach that comes to mind is Calangute beach i.e it tops the list of best places to visit in Goa and the best Goa tourism places as it is the most famous and largest beach in North Goa with includes both domestic and international tourists as it provides amazing sea and sunset view with exciting water sports. Thus, holding the spectacular beauty and charm with all the frantic nightlife of an ocean paradise, Calangute is crowned has “The Queen Of Beaches” making it ranked number 1 in best places to visit in Goa.
When we visit a place, any place we are really excited to know the history of the place, thus this is the place that represents the history as it was constructed 4 centuries ago has to be in your list of best Goa tourism places. Now many parts of the fort are converted into jail which is known as the largest jail in Goa. This place is also good for sightseeing as is well maintained and preserved fort located on Sinquerim Beach in North Goa. The fort offer many things for tourists to watch like the lighthouse and the vaulted cistern capable of storing ten million litres of fresh water making it one of the best places to visit in Goa.
3.Basilica of Bom Jesus
When it comes to being religious in Goa, churches are the best places to visit in Goa as they show important legacy of it being an erstwhile Portuguese colony built centuries ago and Basilica of Bom Jesus is the most famous church which is located in Old Goa, which was the capital of Goa in the early days of Portuguese rule. It not only represents the place of worship but also a place of historical or cultural significance attracting tourists from all around the world making it count as one of the finest Goa tourism places. The basilica holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site making one of the best places to visit in Goa.
The majestic cascade of white water can also be called as sea of milk, gushing over the steep, nearly vertical face of the mountain from a spectacular height of 1017ft; is both breath taking and awe inspiring, making one aware that there are many forces in nature much more powerful that the human mind and body making it among the best places to visit in Goa. This waterfall is also the 4th largest waterfall in India. There’s also a bridge that falls straight in front of the waterfall where the trains passing by are slowed down to let passengers to get the view of the waterfall. Thus this place has high number of tourist visitors to have a look at one of the largest water fall in India which makes it one of the finest Goa tourism places.
5.Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary
Fifth comes the wildlife and in Goa when it comes to wildlife Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary is the among the best places to visit in Goa or you can say it as best Goa tourism places. Set amidst the foothills of the Western Ghats and covering an impressive 240 sq. km the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary holds the title of the largest wildlife preserve within the state of Goa. This sanctuary is home to a huge variety of plant, bird and animal life. Nature lovers and hikers enjoy the hiking trails that traverse this huge tract of land. In addition to the large amount of biodiversity that the sanctuary possesses, it is also home to the famous Dudhsagar waterfall, the Devil’s Canyon, the Tambdi Surla temple, the Tambdi falls and a number of other historic and religious sites making it one of the best places to visit in Goa.
Goa is all about the beaches, so here comes another beach in the list of best places to visit in Goa. Sheltered by a rocky foreland and tucked at 10 km of distance from Mapusa, Baga Beach in Goa is a lovely retreat house and paradise for nature buffs. The beach offers the best party centre in the city endless food and drinks and exciting water sports making this beach full of life with numberless tourists. This beach is also famous of its night life, attracting tourists from all around the world making it to be placed in the list of best places to visit in Goa.
Another religious place that comes into mind among the best Goa tourism places is Mangeshi Temple which is a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is considered to be the most important temple in Goa, it belongs to the typical Goan Hindu temple style of architecture. Shri Mangeshi temple is located at Mangeshi Village in Priol, Ponda taluk, Goa whch is surrounded by greenery making a different impact on the outlookers. The temple is one of the most wealthiest temple and also the mosted temple making it one of the best places to visit in Goa.
8.Naval Aviation Museum
Unknown to many, the Naval Aviation Museum is the only one of its kind in the whole of Asia and the only Naval Aviation Museum in India, so it has to be in the list of best Goa tourism places. The museum displays a number of aircraft that were used by the indian navy throughout its history. These are displayed outside in the museum’s open air gallery.
The museum is designed in such a way like the interior of a naval aircraft carrier the INS Viraat. It has an outdoor and an indoor section and exhibits range from 7 different type of aircrafts, rockets, bombs, armaments, protective gears, parachutes, pilot’s outfits etc. The museum has different interesting galleries show casing naval equipment, prominent battles an also has a granite plaque giving tribute to brave souls who led their lives for the country making the museum being counted in list of the best places to visit in Goa.
Looking at the above picture it looks like some foreign lane but actually ita a street located in Goa. Fontainhas is an old Latin Quarter in Panjim, capital city of the state of Goa. On the streets of Fontainhas, flanked by brightly coloured houses that have a strong Portuguese influence in their architecture, you feel transported to another part of the world somewhere in Europe showing the relation of Portuguese with this land i.e Goa, thus making it one of the best places to visit in Goa.
10.Reis Magos Fort
This place is ought to be the list of Goa tourism places as it’s the oldest fort there. Old but still standing high and protecting the taluka was the biggest protection for Portuguese against the enemy invasion. The fort now has been skilfully repaired and restores to its natural glory. The fort offers some remarkable views of the surrounding countryside and overlooks the Reis Magos Church which lies only a short distance away making it one of the best places to visit in Goa.