Goa Tourism - Sunny Surprises

By: Jadiete Collins

Known for its vibrant and exotic culture, Goa is indeed the place to be. With awesome beaches, majestic churches, green palms and azure waters, Goa is any tourists delight. Goa is also called the "Pearl Of Orient" and has splendid natural beauty. The state of Maharashtra borders Goa on the north and the state of Karnataka on its south and east. The vast expanse of the Arabian Sea on the west forms the magnificent coastline for which Goa is famous.

Goa is the smallest state of India and still one needs days to explore and relish the true essence of its beauty. Being a coastal state, Goa has magnificent leisurely beaches and cool sea breeze. But hold on, Goa has much more to offer than just sunny golden beaches to its visitors. Goa also has old churches famous for their religious value and architectural splendor. It has temples, which are revered by all, and old classic buildings of a bygone era built with particular Goan architecture. In fact, the real Goa can be experienced by taking a feel of its interiors, both inside its buildings and in the hinterland away from the coastal area.

Goahas a multicultural hue to itself as all the religions show a unique bonhomie. It has a unique fun filled, merry atmosphere that no other place in India does. Furthermore English is widely spoken all over, so it becomes very comfortable for a tourist to move around and about. Goa villages are the places you would love to visit and people are extremely friendly. As for gourmet, Goa has a lot of options. At first is the famous and popular seafood, which include prawns, mackerels, sardines, crabs and lobsters. Like other things of Goa, food is also a blend of many cultures like you can relish Konkani, Continental, Chinese fare and more.

One can lounge on famous beaches like Calangute Beach, Baga Beach, Anjuna Beach, Dona Paula Beach, Colva Beach, Agonda Beach, Miramar Beach and many others. Visitors can also enjoy water sports on these beaches. As for churches, the most famous churches in Goa are the Basilica of Bom Jesus that is a world heritage monument, and Goa Se Cathedral dedicated to St Catherine. The other important churches are the Church of St Francis of Assisi, Church of The Lady of Rosary and Church of St Cajetan.

Among the temples of Goa, the Saraswat Temples hold much significance amongst the local people. Besides, the Shanta Durga Temple, the Ganapati Temple, the Mahalakshmi Temple, the Shri Nagesh Maharudra Temple are also important places of visit.

Not to forget attending the Goa carnival is an amazing experience. People from all classes tend to forget their sorrows for the three-day fiesta and enjoy before the month of Lent. The catchword of the Goa carnival is 'eat, drink and be merry'.

These are some of the many facets of Goa Tourism. You can know more at Indian Holiday.

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