Whenever, things not going well, anxiety become your true enemy and workload forces you to spend several sleepless nights, then just book a trip to Goa and fly for it. This is just one destination in India, where you will like all of its attractions regardless of your interests. Mumbai is the nearest city which takes 12 hours to reach this beautiful state by road. Maharashtra, Karnataka and the massive Arabian Sea is surrounded Goa from all around and healthy road links this state. Its exotic beaches are the main attraction, but availability of majestic churches, excellent seafood, cheap booze and beach resorts make Goa; India’s no. 1 travel destination.
The state is divided in two districts; North Goa and South Goa. Both are occupying spellbinding attractions in this smallest landscape of India, which are tourist’s delight. Following are some wonderful destinations those you should visit during your vacation in Goa.
Explore North Goa Region
This is the capital of Goa; situated on the bank of Mandovi River. Setting up of Baroque Church in the center of the city and the flowing of tranquil water of the river offers a fine view of the city. Panjim is rich for its magnificent beaches namely Miramar, Bambolim and Dona Paula beach. Dona Paula is the most famous beach destination in Goa, which is not only popular among the tourists, but also a wonderful shooting place for several Indian films. During your beach honeymoon you can experience parasailing and jet-skiing activities to explore its blue sea water. If you found interest in scuba diving and water surfing, then deal with Miramar beach. The archaeological museum of Panjim displays some priceless collection of ancient art and crafts that catches many tourist attentions.
Bird watching you may also expect at this city, but for that you have to move Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary which serves a hub of migratory birds during winter season. To indulge some other attractions, do come for a long days planning where you can see Panjim Church, Jama Masjid, Fort Aguada, etc.
Mapusa is the most crowded traveler’s destination for the people who visit Goa. This is due to the proximity of Baga, Calangute and Anjuna beach. Baga beach activity and its nightlife are considered the best one. Similarly, Calangute and Anjuna beach also catches tourist’s attention by its beautiful sunset view, beach activities and up market. Seafood and Friday market of Mapusa are worth experiencing. Mascarenhas Mansion, Sri Kalika temple, Sri Morjee temple and Chapora Fort are some great tourist places of interest which you can also visit by availing Goa tour packages. Goa beach resorts are very famous for its luxurious spa and accommodation which you can also get an affordable price to experience a beach honeymoon.
Though, the bereft scenic beaches of the state are its pride thereafter, this idyllic landscape boost up its magnificence by Bicholim’s majestic waterfalls and serene lakes. Whenever, you are at this place, you should visit the wonderful scenery of Mayem Lake, which is continuously flowing amidst the rolling hills. 5th Century’s rock cut Pandavas Caves also draws tourists from all around to watch its splendor. Near the Pandavas Caves Arvalem waterfall is located; you should pay a keen attention over there and can make a family holiday.
Ponda is also regarded as the ‘Temple Town of Goa’ or one can say pilgrimage planet. Here, you can visit many famous temples like Mangueshi Temple, Shanta Durga Temple, Maha Lakshmi Temple, Navadurga Temples, Ramnathi, etc. where you can pay your homage to the deity. Ponda is the dwelling place of Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary and Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary by visiting its wildlife you can go close to the Dudhsagar Waterfalls, which is one of the most enchanting tourist’s destinations. Get ready to make your Goa holiday more remarkable by visiting Ponda attractions.
Explore South Goa Region
Margao is the oldest and the commercial capital of the state; situated on the bank of Sal River. The city is known for its varied cultural heritage and rich historical past. Livingness of Margao’s exotic beaches one can easily watch by getting Goa tour package from Erco Travels. Make sure to visit Margao’s some enthralling beaches like Majorda, Velsao, Varca, Betul beaches which are known for its spellbinding sceneries. Enjoy a boat ride on Varca beach where you can expect to watch some flying activities of sea dolphins. The prime attractions of Margao are Benaulim Beach and Colva Beach. If you are visiting this city during summer, then the beach resorts of Colva will give you the real comfort as they are one of the famous Goa resorts.
- Vasco da Gama:
This is a planned and considerably the largest city of Goa. This is one of the busiest ports of India and an important shipping center of the region. The city is very close to the Varca Beach and Bogmalo beach, which are best visited at noon. Reach Pilot Point, to watch the magnificent view of the core of this port city, Mormugao Harbour, but for that you have to climb some hilly area; just wake up your thrill and experience it. Japanese Garden is one another tourist’s destination; located in the proximity of Vasco da Gama. This wonderful scenic view you can watch in the middle of Japanese Garden beach. There is also a small temple named Shri Durgamata Shiv Mandir, which is located on the way to the beach.