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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
A hot season retreat for Margao's moneyed middle classes since long
before Independence, Colva is the oldest and largest of South Goa's
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
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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.
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
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
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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.
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
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