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Goa Tourism

GoaGoa, one of India's smallest states with an area of 3,702 sq km is cradled in the Sahayadri range in the Western Ghats. The vertical strip of the state begins from Tiracol in the north to Palolem in the south and is bounded by the Arabian Sea on the west, Maharashtra to the north and Karnataka to the east and south. Goa is India's most superior beach resort with superb beaches at least a million years old. Goa's beachnik lifestyle is best experienced during the winter months between October and the end of February.

A Portuguese colony till 1961, Goa's Portuguese atmosphere and its lovely beaches make this an interesting region to spend time. Goan culture is a blend of Indian and Iberian: European style central squares and Indian bazaars, white Portuguese churches alongside Hindu temples and villages and hamlets surrounded by green fields of paddy. Goa is rich in folk culture with a delightful blend of vigorous Konkani folk songs and remnants of Portuguese dance and music. Panaji, Margao, Vasco, Mapusa and Ponda are the main towns of Goa. 


image    Localities
» Old Goa » Panaji
 
image    Tourist Attractions
» Church of the Carmelites » Ruins of St. Paul's Church » Secretariat
» St. Augustine Tower and Church
 
image   Churches
» Basilica of Bom Jesus » Chapel Of Our Lady of Mount » Church and Convent of Saint Monica
» Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception » Church of Our Lady of Mercy » Church of Our Lady of Rosary
» Church of St Francis of Assisi » Church of St. Anne » Church of St. Cajetan
» Holy Spirit Church » Reis Magos Church » Se Cathedral
 
image   Dams, Lakes, Beaches and Waterfalls
» Agonda Beach » Aguada Beach » Anjuna Beach
» Arambol Beach » Ashwem Beach » Baga Beach
» Benaulim Beach » Betalbatim Beach » Betul Beach
» Bogmalo Beach » Calangute Beach » Candolim Beach
» Cavelossim Beach » Chapora Beach » Colva Beach
» Dona Paula Beach » Majorda Beach » Miramar Beach
» Mobor Beach » Morjim Beach » Palolem Beach
» Sinquerim Beach » Vagator Beach » Varca Beach
» Velsao Beach
 
image   Forts, Palaces, Monuments and Museums
» Adil Shah Palace » Aguada Fort » Archaeological Museum and Portrait Gallery
» Institute Menezes Braganza
 
image   Mosques
» Jama Masjid » Safa Masjid
 
image   Temples
» Shri Ananta Temple » Shri Mahadeva Temple » Shri Mahalaxmi Temple
» Shri Mallikarjuna Temple » Shri Mangesh Temple » Shri Naguesh Temple