Goa is full of fun, excitement, and adventure city. Goa vacations are just too difficult to resist for people who love to party hard, eat different cuisines, go around places to place & do Sightseeing in Goa. Major Tourist attractions in Goa are its Beaches, Forts, Temple, and churches. They symbolize Goa’s history and represent its culture.
One of the most popular things to do on Goan beaches are water sports activities. Water sports are one of the chief attractions of tourism in Goa. Parasailing, Catamaran sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, jet skiing, scuba diving, deep sea fishing, snorkeling, motor boating, wakeboarding, and angling are amongst the breathtaking sports activities you can enjoy during your stay in Goa. Beaches are also flooded with Beach Shacks offering a delightful range of Goan and other cuisines.
Popular places to visit in Goa:
The beaches of Goa are the major attractions of this tiny state that draw the attention of domestic as well as foreign tourists. Below mentioned are some of the popular beaches of Goa that offers you a calm atmosphere to relax along with picturesque view, where you can spend quality time with your family.
Golden sand, swaying palm groves, picturesque sunsets, shacks on the beach, seafood and drinks, parties, water sports, massage and yoga… you will find everything here. Some beaches are laid-back, perfect for relaxation, while others are more happening places. From north to south, there are more than 30 beaches to choose from in Goa. Many have their own reputation and personality.
Most visited beaches of Goa are Calanguate, Anjuna, Baga, Candolim, Vagator, Arambol, Morjim, Ashwem, etc.
The Aguada Fort was built by the Portuguese colonial rulers on the beach south of Candolim at the shore of the Mandovi River in 1612. A freshwater spring within the fort provided water supply to the ships that used to stop by. This is how the fort got its name 'Aguada' meaning Water. The heart of the fort was protected by two hundred cannons and a deep dry moat, which one still has to cross to get inside.
Se Cathedral is considered to be one of the largest churches in Asia, situated in Old Goa, opposite to Basilica of Bom Jesus. The beautiful Se Cathedral is one of the top places to visit in Goa. This place is part of UNESCO World Heritage Site (Churches & Convents of Goa). The Se Cathedral is dedicated to St. Catherine. It is also known to be the oldest and the most celebrated religious buildings in Goa and has the prestige of being the seat of Archdiocese of Goa.
Anjuna’s Wednesday flea market
Anjuna’s weekly Wednesday flea market is as much part of the Goan experience as a day on the beach. Located near the Anjuna beach, this famous daytime market has a mix of Kashmiri, Gujarati and Tibetan shops, stalls offering clothes and jewellery designed by Goa's foreign denizens and an eclectic range of food outlets.
The Saturday Night Market
This market on Arpora Hill, between Baga and Anjuna, is known as much for its party-like atmosphere, as for the actual shopping. One can find everything in this market – right from spices to jewellery, unique creastion, international designers, vintage items and much more. Apart from that, it hosts live concerts. The market’s setup is simply amazing with three layers. A lot of hippies frequent this market and sell goodies too. The Saturday night market has featured in Bollywood films too!