Goa Tourist Attractions / Places to Visit

Goa, a tiny emerald land on the west coast of India, stretching along the Arabian Sea. Goa was liberated from Portuguese rule in 1961. It was a part of Union Territory of Goa, Daman & Diu till 30th May 1987 when it was carved out of form a separate state. Goa covers an area of 3702 square kilometers and comprises two Revenue district viz North Goa and South Goa. Boundaries of Goa State are defined in the North Terekhol river which separates it from Maharashtra, in the East and South by Karnataka State and West by Arabian Sea. Goa lies in Western Coast of India and is 594 Kms (by road) away from Mumbai city.

Panaji is the state’s capital, while Vasco da Gama is its largest city. The historic city of Margao still exhibits the cultural influence of the Portuguese, who first landed in the early 16th century as merchants and conquered it soon thereafter. Goa is visited by large numbers of international and domestic tourists each year for its beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture. It has rich flora and fauna, owing to its location on the Western Ghats range, a biodiversity hotspot.

Goa’s Tourist Attractions are sorted by themes as below:

1.      Adventure & Recreation

2.      Art & Culture

3.      Beaches & Islands

4.      City & Towns

5.      Celebrations & Exhibitions

6.      Drinks & Eating

7.      Garden & Park

8.      Fairs & Festivals

9.      Heritage & Historical

10.   Hill stations

11.   Industries

12.   Institutions

13.   Museum & Art Gallery

14.   Religious & Pilgrim

15.   Rural & Village

16.   Shopping Centres

17.   Special Attractions

18.   Water Falls & Nature

19.   Wellness Centres

20.   Wildlife’s & Bird Sanctuaries


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