Goa is known for long stretches of clean sand, clean water,beautiful beaches and places of worship. Tourism is the primary industry of the state and coastal areas of Goa attracts large number of Indian and Foreign tourists, especially during the summer and monsoon season.
The state of Goa has world famous beaches like calangute, baga, vagator, colva, palolem,Benaulim and arambol. Some of the incredibly scenic beaches of Goa are also famous for parties to adventure, solitude to sunbathing.
Goa is famous for ancient and heritage temples such as Mangueshi Temple,Shanta Durga Temple and Vijayadurga temple. Shanta Durga Temple of Goa has the large complex with one of the tallest Deepa Stambha in India.
Churches and Convents of Goa are listed as world heritage site and have been a prime tourist attraction of the city. The most famous Churches in old Goa includes Se Cathedral,Francis of Assisi,Basilica of Bom Jesus and Church of Saint Augustine.
Goa is one of the two state in India where gambling is legal and shore of Mandovi river is home to luxury floating casinos. The most popular Casinos in Goa are floating casino in Mandovi river includes Deltin Royale,Casino Pride,Casino Pride 2 and mainland ranging from roulette and black jack.
The State of Goa has long historical and cultural traditions with number of famous Museum such as Goa State Museum,Museum of Christian Art, and Naval Aviation Museum. Naval Aviation Museum is one of the two Military Aviation Museums in India and only of its kind in the entire continent of Asia.
There are several notable forts located in the state of Goa including Terekhol Fort, Fort Aguada and Fort Chapora. Aguada Fort on Sinquerim Beach is one of the old Portuguese fort and one of the largest and impressive forts in India.
Goa’s got everything and known as the most popular sea foods such as prawn curry,Fried pomfret,Crab xec xec and Tandoori-style lobster. The cuisine of Goa influenced by Hindu,Portuguese and Muslim with list of local spices are the main ingredients.
Goa is nestled in the Western Ghats and has one of the most popular bird sanctuary of India, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary located on an Island of Chorao along the Mandovi River. The state is also famous for rare mammals and reptiles including black panther and king cobra.
Dudhsagar Falls is a must must visit place in Goa,located at the border of Karnataka and Goa and formed by the Mandovi river. The Sea of Milk falls is among the highest water falls in India and located inside the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary.
Goa government is very soon going to start seaplane service on Mandovi river to boost tourism in Goa. Sea planes, helicopters and amphibious vehicles will offer aerial view of the picturesque destinations in Goa.
Anjuna Beach is one of the most important shopping destinations in Goa and famous for Flea Market. Mapusa Market,Calangute Market Square and Mackie’s Night Bazaar are also shopping paradise in the state.
Beautiful beaches of Goa are well known for its commercial nightlife with night club and disco. Anjuna beach,Marbela Beach,Baga beach and Titos lane are most happening nightlife spot in Goa.