Goa is a small cozy state situated on the western coast of India. The mention of Goa brings images of tourists, beaches, chilled out the nightlife and of course not to forget the three centuries old Portuguese architecture. You can see the Portugal touch incorporated deep into the Goan culture and day to day life. Also known as the land of churches, Goa also presents brightly colored houses, lush green fields and a relaxed attitude in the people of Goa. North and South Goa are drastically opposite – the former being the commercial hub with Goan food shacks and flea markets while the latter is a perfect destination if you are looking out for some relaxation, private beaches, white sands mingling with crystal clear blue water. Nature lovers can visit the wildlife and bird sanctuaries here. The tallest waterfall of Goa, the divine Dudhsagar falls in Goa are also not worth missing. Watersports, adventure activities, romantic cruises, casinos – you can choose from a wide variety of activities to entertain yourself. Take a stroll in the past by visiting the Portuguese forts- Fort Aguada, Fort Chapora to name a few.
It is one activity which is quite a hit in tourists of Goa. For all the people who are on a lookout for an underwater adventure, there can be no other hot spot than Goa which is surrounded by the Arabian Sea and full of beautiful marine life. With shoals of colorful fishes, turtles, reef sharks and the underwater flora and fauna, scuba diving brings you to an entirely different dimension of thrill and anticipation. For those looking for some treasure hunting in the wrecks of the ship, there are ample wrecks of the coastline which include the Portuguese Galleons and World War II war vessels also. What more can a scuba diver ask for !! Get intrigued by the enchanting marine kingdom, swim with colorful fishes or go deep in the ocean and be a spectator to the corals. Don’t forget to click some exotic snaps underwater. Grand Island is quite a hit for scuba diving. You can dive as deep as 20 to 30 feet in the middle of the sea to view the corals, marine life, underwater foliage etc. Well trained guides are available to be with you for a safe dive. You can get all the required equipment also. Whether a beginner taking the plunge for the first time or an expert out in the sea for some adventure, there is something for everyone here.
It is yet another major attraction for the tourists in Goa. The approximately 110 km coastline of Goa lets you indulge in the thrill of watching dolphins. Dolphins are completely adorable and charming creatures. These calm beasts completely enthrall the audience with their frolicking movements done in gay abandon. Don’t lose this once in a lifetime opportunity to watch these tender creatures playing, frisking, and splashing in their natural habitat. The chances of seeing dolphins are more from October to May. Make sure you have the camera ready for you so shoot some of the most wonderful sights in the sea. On the Dolphin safari, be prepared to be mesmerized by these gentle sea creatures playing about in the sea, performing twists to enchant the tourists. You need to book a half day cruise if you want to get close and personal with the dolphins in the pristine waters of the Arabian Sea. Watch the local fisherman with their wares. Catch a glimpse of the brightly colored kingfishers. As the cruise sails deep in the sea, admire the Fort Aguada. Once you reach the deep waters of the Arabian Sea, brace yourselves to see the spectacular dolphins. Many times they swim along the boat on the sides. You can prance with them in the waters if you want to. The most appropriate places for sight-seeing are Calangute, Palolem beach, Miramar beach, Aguada bay, Dona Paula and Grande Island. Don’t miss out on such a memorable trip.