5 Best Places to visit in Goa #GoaDiaries

5 Best Places to visit in Goa #GoaDiaries


Located on the Western Ghats of Konkan. Goa is known as the smallest and fourth smallest
populated state of India. Goa is bounded by Maharashtra to its north,
eastern and southern boundaries were formed by Karnataka, while the western coast is formed
by the Arabian Sea. The largest city of Goa is Vasco da Gama while Panaji is the capital. Madgaon is known as the historic city of Goa
that reflects the Portuguese culture. It is because the Portuguese landed here as
merchants first. International and domestic tourists visit this tiny state every year,
in a large number. Tourists are attracted to its golden beaches,
architecture, and places of worship. It is a biodiversity hotspot and is rich in flora
and fauna. Goa is known for sharing harmonious relationships
among its various religious communities, living peacefully for generations. GOA BEACHES. This stretch begins from the headland of Fort
Aguada just outside Panaji city and moves up north towards the border to Maharashtra.
Right from the Fort Aguada Beach Resort, an interrupted stretch of sand lies awaiting
tourists, sunbathers, and party animals. Sinquerim, Candolim, Calangute, Baga, Anjuna,
Vagator, Morjim and Arambol are the beaches that can be covered in the North Goa Circuit. CANDOLIM Candolim is the first beach that can be approached
from the city of Panaji. One highlight of Candolim is the Parasailing and Water skiing
facility, besides other sports available here. CALANGUTE. Calangute is the beach to which everyone heads
for the moment they land in Goa. So it is natural that it is overcrowded in
both in peak and off-seasons. This huge seven-kilometer sweep of sand located
15 km from Panaji, is called the ‘Queen of Beaches’. Huge shops filled with exquisite
handicrafts from Kashmir, Tibet, Indonesia, Rajasthan, and other exotic places, line up
the main road running towards Anjuna. There are no swaying palms nor there are any
traditional boats lying there to add variety. The waves are bigger and heavier here due
to the rapid drop. BAGA. This is part of a 30 km stretch of beach coastline
along the west coast of Goa by the Arabian sea. that begins at Fort Aguada continues
as Sinquerim beach. Then as Candolim Beach and merges into Calangute
beach and then to Baga beachand then Anjuna Beach and then to Vagator Beach finally ending
at Chapora Beach and Fort. As compared to Calangute Beach, it is quieter
and also more isolated. Its scenic beauty, with the creek, the Retreat
House perched on the hill and the lack of local tourist buses all have contributed to
its unique beauty. It is more popular with western tourists who
love to use it as a base for water sports and fishing in the area. VAGATOR. This beautiful beach is located about 22 km
from Panaji and is situated in Bardez taluka. This is part of a 30 km stretch of beach coastline. The beach adjoining Anjuna is secluded, crescent-shaped
and situated on the Caisua bay along the Chapora river basin, in the shadow of Chapora fort.
During the tourist season, it is a favorite venue for midnight parties. There are a number
of buses that run from Mapusa and Calangute Beach to Vagator. The nearest interstate bus station is at Mapusa,
the KTC bus station. ANJUNA. It is located about 18kms from Panaji and
is situated in Bardez taluka. This is part of a 30 km stretch of beach coastline. The Village of Anjuna is a five square mile
enclosure nestling between the Arabian Sea and the Hill overlooking the beach. The beach is known for its swaying palms,
soft sands, and natural beauty. It has an unusual rocky formation overlying
a cove of white sand and black rock that juts into the Sea. SINQUERIM. With a magnificent 17th century fort which
has now been converted into a prison. It is one of the best beaches in Goa with
international class facilities for water-skiing, para-sailing, fishing, scuba-diving, and wind-surfing. You can stay here either at the Fort Aguada
Beach Resort, Taj Holiday Village or at the Aguada Hermitage which is situated on the
hillside, overlooking the sea. Sinquerim is located some 13 km from Panaji.
Taj Hotel group has set up the Heritage Complex here which dominates the headland around the
historic Fort Aguada. There is uninterrupted firm sand from here
all the way to north to Baga and if you want a long beach walk, there cannot be a better
place to start from. MIRAMAR. This beautiful beach is located about 3kms
from Panaji. It lies adjoining the estuary of the river Mandovi as it opens into the
Arabian sea. It was originally known as the “Gasper Dias
Beach”. From the beach across the river is an excellent
view of Fort Aguada. Apart from its proximity to Panaji, it is very much commercialized
and a large number of hotels and exclusive homes of Goa’s rich and famous stud the area.
The beach is crowded with locals and tourists alike on most days. The Dhempe College of Arts and Science is
located here and so is the memorial to Goa’s first chief minister, the late Dayanand Bandodkar. AGUADA. Aguada beach is almost synonymous with the
top-notch Fort Aguada Hotel complex, a superb hotel that is built on the cliff, around the
remnants of the early 17th-century Portuguese fort. Although access to the beach is not possible
through the hotel grounds, which are private, you can walk along Aguada beach, for in India
private beaches do not exist. The hotel has been constructed in three parts,
consisting of expensive cottages on the upper reaches of the hillside, the fort jutting
out to sea, and a delightful Goan village, with individual cottages. Drawn by the clientele of the hotel, Aguada
beach has cafes, Itinerant vendors of everything from Kashmiri carpets to massages, and a good
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