Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Goa Tourist Attractions

Being human, we are naturally attracted to fun and frolic, vivid colors, laughter and celebration. Goa, the land of exalted beauty is a perfect blend of these elements and casts its spell on anyone visiting the place. With its splendid beaches, magnificent cathedrals, lush green forests and gallantry forts, Goa is the hottest vacation destination in India. The frenetic energy of the place is sure to take you along the wave and would leave you immersed in a blissful stage. Generally, visitors end up touring the selected routine places and miss the true pleasure of Goa' s extensive beauty. Listed here are some of the amazing tourist attractions that Goa has to offer:

Majestic Cathedrals

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A Cathedral in Old Goa
The fascinating cathedrals and churches of Goa are the first and foremost places that a visitor must go to. The glory and divinity of these Catholic institutions have survived the ravages of time. A visit to these fascinating evidents of historical culture and prosperity helps gain an insight to the truths of a significant period of religious activity on the shores of India. Some of the famous cathedrals and churches of Goa include Bom Jesus Basilica, Se Cathedral Church, The Rachol Seminary, Church of Our Lady of Rosary, Church of St. Francis of Assisi and Church & Convent of St Monica. Goan churches and convents have earned a place in the list of World Heritage Sites for illuminating the facts about different eras and their prominence in Indian history.

Fascinating Beaches

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The picturesque beaches of Goa are the best part of its exotic beauty. Glistening sand, serene water, lively villages and welcoming resorts draw the visitors to a whole new enchanted world. The biodiversity of Goa and its long angelic coastline dotted with numerous beaches, have always been the centre of activity, fun and enjoyment. Some of the most lively Goan beaches include Arambol (Harmal), Mandrem, Morjim & Asvem, Vagator, Anjuna, Calangute & Baga, Candolim & Sinquerim, Miramar, Bogmalo, Majorda & Velsao, Colva & Benaulim, Varca & Cavelossim, Agonda and Palolem & Patnem.

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Legendary Forts

goa betul fort old goa
Goa Betul Fort
As fascinating and as glorious as in a wonderful fairy-tale talking of forts and castles, the forts of Goa are known for their marvelous architecture and scenic location. Most of the Goan forts are located on the coast, while some of the old Portuguese forts are dispersed around Goa. The forts in Goa are comparatively smaller than the other Indian forts. Some of the most visited forts in Goa are Terekhol (Tiracol), Corjuem, Aguada, Chapora, Gaspar Dias and Cabo de Rama. Witnesses of bygone era, these forts reflect the historical glory of Goa.

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Goa Carnival

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The most awaited event around the place, Goan Carnival is a week-long festive period. Held in mid February, the Goan carnival includes lively processions, the strumming of guitars, graceful dances, floats and of everlasting festivity. One of the most famous carnivals in India, the Goa Festival is the biggest tourist attraction for the spot. The event goes on for three days and nights, filling vivid colors to the life of the participants. The event was introduced by the Portuguese. Primarily celebrated by Christians, the event has also absorbed Hindu traditions and western dance forms. The carnival is a feasting-drinking-merrymaking revelry that precedes the austere forty days of Lent.

Adventure Sports

adventure sports in goa
Adventure Sports in Goa
On a vacation to Goa, water sports are an exciting option to go for. Enriched with a splendid coastline and numerous rivers and lakes, Goa is a perfect place for some lively water sport activities. Some of the water sports that can be enjoyed in Goa include snorkeling, jet-skiing, surfing, boogie boarding, scuba diving, parasailing, windsurfing, water-skiing and deep sea fishing. October to May is the best period to enjoy water sports in Goa.

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