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Goa Beyond Beaches and Shores: An Itinerary to This Beachy Haven

Goa has probably been the absolute favorite destination of all beach lovers in India. For most of us Goa is synonymous to beaches, hence, we paint all our mind with beach vacation when prepared a trip to Goa. However, Blue is just one shade of Goa, and it is more than just crowded beaches and chaotic nightlife. It offers gleeful peace in the midst of tumultuous and bustling markets. Goa is a home to several offbeat destinations that are worth your visit, including a UNESCO World Heritage Site, world’s oldest church, and a food paradise. Below I have mentioned such destinations that will make your Goa tour package more thrilling and will make you fall in love with them. 

Wildlife Sanctuaries 


Are you a nature enthusiast? Exploring the wilderness of Goa is one of the best ways of making your Goa trip valuable and unforgettable. Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary lies in the foothills of the Western Ghats and is a major tourist attraction. Hotel booking in Goanearby this wildlife sanctuary has also increased. Here you can visit deer, boars, elephants, bison and many more animals. Other sanctuaries in Goa are Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, Molem Wildlife Sanctuary, Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary, Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, and Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. This peaceful experience will surely add a new dimension to your Goa trip.



The beautiful churches of Goa are a superlative blend of Indian and Portuguese architecture which provide a glimpse of both the cultures. Basilica of Bom Jesus is a 15th-century church spells astonishment on each visitor visiting this church. It also preserves the mortal remains of missionary Francis Xavier. Other churches worth visiting here are Se Cathedral, Church of Our Lady of Mount, Church of St. Cajetan, Three Kings Chapel, and St. Diogo’s Church. These churches majestically portray the Portuguese era in Goa.



Besides gorgeous beaches, Goa is home to some of the stunning waterfalls. Dudhsagar waterfall is one of India’s largest and spectacular waterfalls that will surely take your breath away. Other waterfalls to visit in Goa are Sada Waterfalls, Arvalem Waterfalls, Hivre Waterfalls, Charavane Waterfalls, Karmalya Waterfalls, Kesarval Spring Verna Waterfall, and Netravali Waterfalls. These waterfalls provide a wonderful sight to behold that will not only rejuvenate you but will also make your day.



Another marvelous facet of Goa worth exploring is its forts. Mostly built by the Mugal and Portuguese rulers, these forts signifies the heritage of Goa. Aguada Fort, Tiracol Fort, Reis Magos Fort, Cabo de Rama Fort, Chapora Fort, Mormugao Fort, Reis Magos Fort, and Corjuem Fort are some of the must visits in Goa. These forts offer a mesmerizing and captivating view, which will tell you the magnificent stories of the Portguese Empire. 



Goa is a land of carnivals and all festivals are celebrated here with great show. Christmas, Easter, New Year, Three Kings Feast, and Feast of Saint Francis Xavier experiences the maximum number of visitors in Goa for witnessing the color and charm of this city. Shigmo festival is one of the largest festivals celebrated in Goa by locals for welcoming the spring season.  

Now that you have more than one reason to visit Goa, plan your trip immediately.  

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