Goa Tourism presents Places to See Goa - Despite its small size there are a number of incredible places to visit in Goa. Right from its sandy beaches to the Portugues churches, forts and temples - the list of places to visit in Goa just goes on. Take a trip to Goa and explore these wonderful places to see in Goa that together make Goa a tourist hotspot.
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Places to See in Goa

Goa is a perfect place for sightseeing tour. Every corner of this tropical paradise displays a fine blend of traditional and modern aspects of life. On one hand you have the most alluring natural charms where as on the other hand you have an excellent array of architectural masterpieces, which are dotted in various towns of the state. Hence, a sightseeing trip to Goa is very important to behold various treasures of the state.

Let us give you an idea about top places to visit in Goa. There a number of places to see in Goa, so we will categorise these as per the cities.
Panjim - Capital City & Home to Best Places to Visit in North Goa

Panjim is the state capital of Goa and the administrative headquarter of North Goa District. This is a beautiful coastal town is adorned with churches and cathedrals and a string of beaches. Panjim's biggest draw is the Carnival celebration in the month of February which includes a colorful parade on the city's streets.

Dona Paula Beach
One of the topmost of places to visit in Goa, Dona Paula Beach bears resemblance to the great Taj Mahal. How? Well, similar to Taj Mahal, Dona Paula beach of Goa is a perfect testimony of true love.
Aguada Fort
On your Goa visit, don't forget a trip to Aguda fort. This fort reveals a lot about the history of Goa. A spring within the fort provided water supply to the ships giving it the name "Aguada" (meaning 'water' in Portuguese).
Old Goa - Houses UNESCO World Heritage Site Places in Goa

Old Goa is one of the important places to visit in Goa due to its historical significance. It was the former capital of Goa under the 350 years of Portuguese reign. It is an UNESCO declared World Heritage Site due to its Renaissance architecture which can be still witness in the monuments and churches of the region. A visit to Old Goa just cannot be missed out on your Goa visit.

Se Cathedral
Churches are one of the most visited places to see in Goa, specially those located in Old Goa. Old Goa is actually a world heritage sites along with the various churches there. Amongst these churches is the Se Cathedral.
Chapel Of St. Francis Xavier
Another of Goa churches that draw tourists in large number is the Chapel Of St. Francis Xavier. Visit to Goa to pay your tribute to St Francis of Xavier, one of the famous places to visit in Goa.
Margao - Explore the South Goa Places to See

Margao is the second largest but busiest town of Goa. It is the administrative headquarter of Salcete Taluka of South Goa district. This commercial capital of Goa is bedecked with a number of popular places to visit like the Portuguese style mansions, Catholic churches and temples.

Colva Beach
A hot season retreat for Margao's moneyed middle classes since long before Independence, Colva is the oldest and largest of South Goa's resorts.
Benaulim Beach
In Sanskrit known as "Banali" it was later corrupted by the Portuguese to Benaulim. It lies in the centre of Colva Beach, 7-km west of Margao.
Mapusa - The Most Happening Beach of Goa is Here!

Mapusa is the capital of Bardez Taluka and third largest town in Goa. It is mainly a market town and famous for its Friday market. Here, you will come across local Goan women dressed in colorful attires selling their locally grown product or manufactured wares.

Anjuna Beach
With its fluorescent painted palm trees and infamous full moon parties, ANJUNA, 8-km west of Mapusa, is Goa at its most "alternative".Anjuna is the venue for rocking rave parties, specially during christmas and new year.
Baga Beach
Baga, 10-km west of Mapusa, is basically an extension of Calangute; even the locals are unable to decide where one ends and the other begins. It is also one of the topmost places to see in Goa
Ponda - Enjoy A Different List of What to See in Goa

Ponda is the capital of Ponda Taluka in the North Goa district. It is famed as 'cultural capital' as well as Hindu heart of Goa. Top places to visit in Goa Ponda include five highly revered temples of Hindu community and the largest mosque of Goa.

Sri Devaki Krishna Temple
3-km away from Banastari Bridge on Panaji-Ponda Road is situated the noteworthy temple dedicated to Devaki Krishna at Marcel. The garbha griha of the temple houses beautiful images of Lord Krishna along with Devaki.
Sri Kamakshi Temple
About 12-km from Kavalem is situated another important religious monument which is dedicated to Sri Kamakashi.The deity is believed to have been brought from Kamakhya in Guwahati where the goddess actually resides.
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