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Goa Forts are Portuguese Marvels and Real Heritage of Goa

Goa is mainly popular for its beaches, casinos and parties but to experience the real heritage of this beautiful state than a visit to its forts is a must. Goa Forts are a symbol of the rich and traditional past of this land which was ruled by the Portuguese. One can also call them the Portuguese Marvels.

Some famous forts of Goa are as follows:

Located about 18 km from Panjim, Aguda was built in the year 1612 to protect the Portuguese trading interests and their goods from the Maratha and Dutch raiders. Aguda [which means water in Portuguese] was named after the natural spring located in this area. Constructed in 1864, here is the oldest lighthouse of Asia. Today travelers can see the magnificent ruins of this fort.

Located just 10 km from the Mapusa town Chapora was built by the ruler of Bijapur Adil Shah. A red laterite bastion which adds to its beauty was later constructed by the Portuguese in 1617. The village in which it is situated was named after Adil Shah. This …
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Carnival Festival Celebrations in Villages and Cities all across Goa.

The best time to travel to Goa is during February because this is the time when one witnesses Goa getting decked up for the carnival. Goa carnival is an eagerly awaited occasion where one forgets his worries and tensions and simply plunges into merriment and joy-making for three whole days.

Goa carnival is all about fun and frolic. Colorful processions and lavish floats parade the streets. Singing, dancing and masked people mark the uproarious and flamboyant Goan celebration. Most of the countries have carnivals but Goa carnival stands apart as the people of Goa have inculcated different items in the carnival that makes us experience the different shades of Goa.

The streets are crowded for three days and it is nothing but a carnival of colors, a carnival of fun and a carnival of joy for the people of Goa as well as the tourists who make it a point to plan their Goa tour during that time.

The week long event is a time of festivity and enjoyment. The carnival renders an amusing aura in…

Tourist Attractions and Best Places to Visit in Goa

Synonyms of fun and frolic – yap it’s Goa, a holiday spot where sand, sun, fun, music, dance, culture mingle in one melting pot. If you are ready for extreme excitement, activities, music and dance then plan your holidays for Goa. It has galore of attractions, surprises, colourful festivals, great monuments and majestic churches. A trip to Goa will take you to the golden beaches, historical churches, romantic night life, colourful festivals and friendly people.

People from every nook and corner of the globe rush to visit this golden land to taste the spicy slice of life. It is also a favourite honeymoon destination. Couples find Goa is a romantic place to start their new life.

Attractions in Goa

Beaches of Goa
Enchanting golden beaches of Goa never fail to attract people. That is why tourists around the world flock to the beaches of Goa when ever given a chance. The famous beaches of Goa are Anjuna Beach, Benaulim Beach, Baga Beach, Dona Paula Beach, Calangute Beach, Vagator Beach and…

Water Sports in Goa

Goa tourism also offers an array of other attractions. If you have had enough of history and culture of

Goa, you can now move your focus towards something more exciting, more thrilling and more adventurous.

The presence of a number of water sports facilities in the various beaches of Goa adds to the dimension of tourists attractions. In fact, a lot of tourists come to Goa from various far off countries only to enjoy the thrill of water sports. There are various kinds of water sports available in the beaches of Goa.

Some of them are as follows:

• Water sking
• Surfing
• Snorkeling and scuba diving
• Parasailing
• Jet-skiing
• Speedboat rides
• Knee and wake boarding
• Banana, Bump and bingo rides

You can also enjoy beach volley ball as this particular sport is very popular here and have the perfect surrounding to play this sport.

Most Popular Beaches in North Goa

North Goa beaches facilitate adventure sports such as scuba diving and snorkeling. Highly commercialized North Goa beaches are ideal for food, wine and relaxing at the up market restaurants.

Anjuna Beach
Hot spot for the hippies and western travelers, full moon night parties, food fiesta and flea market mark this beach. One of the most prominent beaches in Goa.

Calangute Beach
There is no stopping yourself from the fun of water sports and sunbathing. Ever bustling with people, it is an important stop for shopaholics as well. Panaji to Calangute is a drive of 45 minutes from Calangute beach in Goa.

Baga Beach Around 16 km from Panaji city, Baga Beach in Goa is famous for angling and water sports just like Calangute. There is also a series of seafood restaurants bordering the beach here.

Miramar Beach
Close to Dona Paula, Miramir Beach is well known for its serenity and solitude. The best time to visit is from November to March. You can also view the Aguada Fort from here.

Another …

Most Popular Beaches in South Goa

South Goa Beaches beaches are more tranquil and known to enthrall honeymoon couples as they are haven for privacy seekers.

Agonda Beach
Around 37 km drive Margao, the Cabo De Rama citadel is the main attraction of Agonda Beach. Luxury resorts located just minutes away from this beach and offer world class accommodation.

Colva Beach
This beach in Goa is the only crowded beaches in the region and is 39 km away from the city of Panaji. This 25 km long beach is a hub of western tourists and water sports is the most important tourist activity.

Benaulim Beach
2 km north of Colva is the Benaulim Beach and the major attraction here is the Church of St Johns that is perched on a hill.

Palolem Beach
Situated close to the town of Margao, Palolem is the best place to enjoy a laid-back atmosphere and has a number of restaurants specializing in exquisite seafood and grill.

Varca Beach
The small town of Varca is renowned for its majestic beaches in Goa and a large fishing community is settled here. Our Lady …

About Goa, a Portuguese enclave in India

Located on the west coast in the Konkan region, Goa is the smallest state of India. It is bounded by the state of Maharashtra to the north and by Karnataka to the east and south, while the Arabian Sea forms its western coast.

Goa was the first part of India that was colonized by Europeans and also the last to be liberated & is better known to the world as the former Portuguese enclave on Indian soil. In the past it was known as Govapuri, Gomant or Aprant.

The Arab sailors knew it as Sindabur, or Sandabur, and the Portuguese as Goa. During the occupation of the Portuguese it acquired the epithets of the ‘Rome of Asia’ and ‘Pearl of the Orient’. About 77 miles (125 KM) of the Goan coast line is dotted with beaches. These beaches are divided into North Goa and South Goa Beaches. Little wonder, it was also called the ‘Goa Dourada’ or ‘Golden Goa’ sands.

Though renowned in the world for its clean & safe beaches and rave parties, it also has a historical pedigree marked by its world h…