Goa in Nutshell
BEACHES OF GOA:
In spite of the fact that it is one of the littlest states in India, Goa offers a plenitude of wonderful shorelines. Extending along the Arabian Sea on India's west side to the south of Mumbai, Goa offers an assortment of shorelines to suit any occasion style.
1. Baga known for happening nightlife with shacks serving the traditional Goan seafood.
2. Candolim beach is famous for its raw and untouched beauty and tranquillity.
3. Calangute attracts visitors for it golden shimmering sand. It has the well-deserved title of the Queen of Goa beaches.
4. Sinquerim Beach is for the adventure lovers as it offer many water rides. You can visit Fort Aguada which provides a perfect background to the beach
5. Vagator Beach is your choice if you are on a look out for the countryside beauty and lush greenery.
6. Anjuna beach pleases you with its swinging palms and spread out sand. Many unique rock formations are found here.
OLD GOA CHURCHES:
Old Goa contains churches subsidiary to different gatherings, including the Se Cathedral (the seat of the Archbishop of Goa), the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, the Church of St. Caetano, and eminently, the Basilica of Bom Jesus which contains the relics of Saint Francis Xavier, which is praised each year on 3 December with novenas starting on 24 November.
FAMOUS TEMPLES OF GOA:
Brahma temple which has idol from the 12th century, Mahadev temple of Tambdi Surla, is said to be one of the oldest temple in Goa, Shanta Durga temple which evolved from a mud hut to a vast temple, Mangeshi temple where the main idol is of Bhagvan Mangueshi Temple, an incarnation of Lord Shiva, Mahalakshmi temple located near Ponda is very aesthetically designed,
SPICE PLANTATION IN GOA:
India is known as a nation of awesome smells and flavours that are worth more than gold. Spices are really the reason which attracted many foreigners to Indian shores. Today India is the world pioneer in the creation and export of the spices. The nation is developing more than 50 various types of spices. Goa offers some main spice plantations where tourists can actually see how the spice plants appear in their natural habitat and the process which leads to the final spice. Many spice plantations like Savoi Spice Plantation, Sahakari Spice Farms, Tropical Spice Plantation, Pascaol Spice Farm are known for their organic farming. Tourists are taken on the educational tours to such plantations.
BOAT CRUISE TOUR:
The Santa Monica takes you on a lackadaisical voyage along the Mandovi River. While the vessel cruises down the stream, local Goan young lads and young ladies present folk dances and sing mandos which is followed up by a live band. The Santa Monica at that point takes you past the Panjim riverfront to Miramar to witness a fabulous dusk. The dinner cruise starts at night from the Santa Monica Jetty. You can sing and dance along with the DJ which the cruise glides down the river.