Goa Trip – Jan 2013
Some of the places that I have travelled not only once but more than once and the Goa is one of them. Perhaps the most travelled and most favourite place for me, as much as the Udaipur. The reason being beautiful beaches and the ocean and the wide range of the resorts. The options of various water activities, casino, paragliding, the heritage goa experience, nightlife and many more things have attracted the tourists from various part of the world. Perhaps it should be the most visited destination by the foreign nationals, as much as the Delhi, Agra & Jaipur.
The state of Goa, in India, is famous for its beaches and places of worship, and tourism is its primary industry.Influenced by over 450 years of Portuguese rule and Latin culture, Goa presents a somewhat different representation of the country to foreign visitors. Major tourist attractions include: Bom Jesus Basilica, Fort Aguada, a wax museum on Indian culture and a heritage museum. The Churches and Convents of Goa have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Goa’s beaches cover about 125 kilometres (78 mi) of its coastline. These beaches are divided into North and South Goa. North Goa is more commercial and touristy with an abundance of mostly low and medium budget tourist accommodations; whereas South Goa is where most higher–end hotels and private beaches are located. A notable exception in South Goa is Palolem Beach which features basic accommodation and is one of the most visited beaches in Goa. The further north or south you go, the more isolated the beaches get. Some of the more popular beaches are Colva, Calangute, Baga and Anjuna. These beaches are lined with shacks that provide fresh sea food and drinks. Some shacks arrange special events to attract more customers.