Goa, the beautiful state located on the western coast of India, is blessed with many attractive tourist attractions. That includes, sun kissed beaches, churches, forts, temples, lavish hotel resorts and colonial monuments.
Nature and Wildlife
Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary
Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary is spread in the area of 240 sq. kms. It is the largest wildlife preserve of Goa. Located at the foot of the Western Ghats near Molem village, the sanctuary is 53 kms away from Panaji, the state capital. The evergreen forests and lush green trees surround the sanctuary.
Molem National Park
Molem National Park lies in the heart of Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary. Taking a tour of the sanctuary is a great experience in itself, as one can see the running herds of deer and Indian bison. Malayan giant squirrels, clusters of monkeys, black panthers, cobras and pythons are the common sight here. You can even spot the elephants and tigers in their natural adobe.
Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary
Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary is set 10 kms in the northeast direction of Usgao Tisk village in North Goa. It is one of the small preserves in Goa, covering the area of just 8 sq. kms. You can see here the Indian bison, jackal, black-faced langur, wild boar and different species of deer. Besides animals, tourists can also enjoy sights of multiple species of birds and butterflies.
With the most meaningful name, 'The Sea of Milk', the Dudhsagar Waterfalls are located on the Goa and Karnataka border. It is at a distance of 60 kms from Panaji. Water in large amounts falls from the height of hundreds feet and forms for one of the most picturesque natural phenomena. It is a Goa's popular destination for nature lovers, hikers and trekkers.
The Beaches of Goa
Beaches are the attractions of Goa that are marked as the first one on the tour itinerary of Goa. Calangute Beach, called the Queen of Indian beaches is a stretched for 7 kms. Anjuna, the traditional ramble center, is admired by the back packers. It is a real lively place with many eating joints, restaurants and bars. Baga Beach, a fascinating beach is near Anjuna Beach. Dona Paula Beach 7 kms far from Panaji gives a best opportunity to the tourists for best relaxation and sunbath.
Colva Beach near Margo offers nice accommodation options. Naturally blessed beach are Arambol Beach in the north and Palolem Beach in the south. Other famous beaches include Miramar Beach, Agonda Beach, Mandrem Beach, Morjim Beach, Miramar Beach, Palolem Beach, Siridao Beach, Patnem Beach, Keri Beach, Lemos Beach, Mandrem Beach, Morji Beach, Asvem Beach and many more. The resorts on the Goa Beach Resorts offer all the modern tourist facilities in Goa.
Goa, the Jewel of India, is well marked with religious diversity. Tour the temples and churches of Goa India. Amongst the famous places to visit in Goa, the Churches are important. Church of Our Lady of Rosary, Church of St. Francis of Assisi, The Rachol Seminary, Se Cathedral and Basilica of Bom Jesus are important. There are places in Goa that are significant for Hindus. Noroa River, Brahma Camandolu or Water Pot of Brahma, Sidhanath Mountain in Borim Village and Arvalem Waterfall are the focal Hindu pilgrimage attractions in Goa.