The 'Queen of Beaches', 'The Land of Temples and Churches'
Goa is home to many exciting tourist destinations
for the travellers coming for a Goa tour. The beaches,
religious monuments, historical monuments, wildlife
and bird sanctuaries, art galleries and museums and
the towns and villages of yesteryears comprise of
today's dream destination Goa. The Goa tour can incorporate
the following tourist places in Goa.
The 105kms long Konkan coast of Goa is dotted with
numerous beaches divided into the north and south
region of Goa. These beaches remain undisturbed and
untampered by the urban pollution and provide you
ultimate relaxation and tranquility. The beaches in
North Goa cover Anjuna, Baga, Vagator, Sinquerim,
Candolim, Calangute, Morjim and Arambol beaches. Colva,
Benaulim, Cavelossim, Varca, Velsao, Majorda, Betalbatim,
Mobor and Betul are the beaches lying in South Goa.
The Majorda beach is the largest one with a stretch
of 20 kms connecting it to the Cabo de Rama. There
are also massage centers, gyms, swimming pools, Internet
cafes, nightclubs, etc. by the beachside.
The Church of Our Lady of Rosary on Monte Santo in
Old Goa is the oldest surviving Church in Goa built
in 1510 - 1550 AD. Again in old Goa, Basilica of Bom
Jesus; the Se Cathedral; Church of Our Lady of Immaculate
Conception; the Church of St Cajetan; the Augustine
Church of Our Lady of Grace and Rachol Seminary built
in 1550 - 1660 AD belong to the Baroque period, which
coincided the Renaissance period in Europe. Church
of St Francis of Assisi at Old Goa, one of the famous
churches of Goa was built in 1660 - 1760 AD known
to be the Indian Baroque Period.
The most famous forts in Goa include the Aguada Fort,
the largest Portuguese fort in Goa, built in 1609-12
to fortify Old Goa; Cabo da Rama fort associated with
the epic of Ramayana where Lord Rama spent few days
with Sita during his exile from Ayodhya; Chapora Fort
near Mapusa, built in 1617 by the Portuguese on a
Muslim site and Terekhol Fort on the Terekhol River
built by Maharaja Khem Sawant Bhonsle in the 17th
The popular museums and art galleries in Goa are the
State Archaeology Museum in Panaji opened on 29th
Sept 1977 with seven galleries namely the Banerji
Art Gallery, the Religious Expression Gallery, Sculpture
Gallery, the Contemporary Art Gallery and the Western
Bronzes Gallery, the Christian Art Gallery and the
Cultural Anthropology Gallery. A vast collection of
more than 8000 objects includes wooden objects, bronzes,
paintings, anthropological objects, clay models, sculptures,
manuscripts, numismatic collection etc.
Evening depart to Goa by coach, overnight
2: Morning arrival Goa, transfer to
hotel, noon free for leisure and night halt at Goa.
3: Morning start for North Goa Sight
Seeing visit River Cruise, Calangute Beaches, Fort
Aguada, Light House Point, Aguada Beach, Vagator Beach,
Anjuna Beach and Night halt at Goa.