Goa is a small state on the south-west coast of India facing the Arabian Sea. It is a hot spot for tourists.
Most attractive tourist spots in Goa
Goa sea beach is a fantastic spot for tourists all over the country and abroad. It is also the favourite visiting spot of the Bollywood filmstars.
The Alorna Fort is a worth-seeing site. It is situated in the village of Aloma which is about 10 km east from Malpen in Pernem. It was built by the Bhonsle’s of Sawantwadi in the 17th century.
The Chapora Fort was built by the Portuguese, and before this present fort, there was another fort even before the arrival of the Portuguese in Goa.
The Fort Aguada is one of the largest and impressive forts preserved as one of the best-known landmarks in Goan history.
The Nanus Fort is located in the Satara taluka of North Goa. It is now in ruins but is known as a historical fort built by Shivaji in the 17th century.
The Reis Magos Fort, jutting out at the north end of Sandbar, has a significant aspect of the defeat of a Muslim outpost by Albuquerque in 1510.
The Ruins of the Colvale Fortress is located in the Bardez taluka of North Goa. It was built in the year 1681 by the court of Alvor to safeguard the Bardez frontier against the Marathas and Bhonsle’s.
The Tiracol Fort or Terekhol Fort, exclusive of border encounters, political tensions and confrontations is an important landmark in Goan history.
The Arvalem Caves, Rivona Caves and Lamagu Caves are famous tourist spots which cannot be missed out.
The waterfalls in Goa are marvellous to enjoy and relax.
The Avraham Waterfalls, Dudhsagar Waterfalls and Kuskem Waterfalls are the most awe-amazing spots. Boca de Vaca Spring is one of the two springs that exist in Panaji in Goa. The Splashdown Waterpark is Goa’s number one water park. It boasts of 5 pools, a variety of slides, flumes and other interesting features. There is something to do for all ages.
The Budbudyanchi Tali or the Bubble Lake is a sacred tank of bubbles attached to the Gopinath temple in Netravali in the Sanguem taluka, The Carambolim Lake is an excellent place that supports a large number of herbivorous birds, and the Maya Lake is a popular tourist spot for boating. The Chorao Island, Divar Island and San Jacinto Island are beautiful spots to visit in Goa.
The Amthane Dam, Anjunem Dam, Chapoli Dam and Selaulim Dam are worth-seeing sights.
The Devil’s Canyon — also known as ‘Deveharacho Knond’ — is a picturesque river gorge near Molem. It is situated in a beautiful patch of the jungle where the river flows with great turbulence and cuts a deep riverbed.
The Azad Maidan in Panjim town, with a pavilion in the centre, is a beautiful spot for the tourists.
The Goa State Museum in Panaji includes various items like copper- plate inscription of Kadamba kings, wooden statues of Christian saints, etc.
The Naval Aviation Museum is situated at about 2 km from the airport on the Bogmalo beach in Goa. It is the only Naval Aviation Museum in Asia.
The Wax World Museum in Old Goa is the home to India’s second wax museum. Here each figurine is carefully sculpted of paraffin wax; the hair used is natural, although the eyes and teeth are artificial.