Have fun and frolic in Goa

Goa is the hot and happening tourist spot in India. Or you can say it is the coolest place in India to be. Depending on your perspective, Goa can either be super cool or super hot. Keeping the debate aside, it is fair enough to say that Goa is such a place that you can visit over and over again and not get bored with. Goa is a state in its self and that too the smallest one in India. It is located on the coastline and is dotted with lots of palm trees.

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This state can be divided classically into three segments worth exploring, namely the Old Goa, The north and the south. You can again categorize the areas into further sub divisions like churches, forts, beaches, bazaars, temples, food shacks etc. Of course depending on your interest, you can choose and make selective visits or you can check out as many of them as possible in a day.

There are several good hotels in Goa and looking for the perfect budget accommodation is not much of a trouble. The state is easily accessible from the rest of the country by roads, rail and air. People from different parts of the world visit Goa in search of sun and sand, surf and beer. You can opt for the various sightseeing cruise that are available all around Goa. Especially the Dolphin sighting is a popular tourist attraction in Goa.

If you start the trip at Old Goa you would be transferred to the days of the Portuguese.  There is an ancestral Goa which is a recreated village where you can see the various exhibits of period homes and also the lifestyle of the people back then. There is also a shrine of Big Foot within the premise, on which you can place your right palm and make a wish. Check out the Mirabai’s Laterite sculpture, the Basilica of Bom Jesus which contains the relics of St Francis Xavier, the saint. Check out the St Catherine’s Chapel, St Cajetan Church, and the Augustine Tower all of which are located within the Old Goa.

When in South Goa, you can check out the various beaches like Palolem beach, Patnem beach and have your brunch at one of the several sea side food shacks. Driving up towards the north of Goa, you can stop at the Chapora Fort to get a panoramic view of the Vagator Beach and the River Chapora. Stop at Calangute Beach and the Baga beach, check out the Anjuna beach all of which boasts of silvery white sand and turquoise water.

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