From other urban destinations in India, Goa stands in contrast with golden beaches, palm trees touching the sky and a peaceful atmosphere. Goa pulls in both foreign and national tourists. This place gives you an experience of a strange blend of western and traditional culture with Portuguese influenced cuisine, historical churches and temples, wildlife and farms. You will find goa crowed and bustling with happening parties and casinos. Perfect blend of beaches, surf and sun is the reason of increasing tourism in goa. If you are planning to take a trip to goa, then these are some places you cannot afford to miss.

1. Fort Aguada

The historical Fort Aguada is located on Sinquerim Beach, North Goa. This fort once stood as a strategic point of advantage for the Marathas. Fort was formerly a source of freshwater to refill their supplies, hence the name “agua,” the Portuguese word for water. It was one of Asia’s largest freshwater reserves. It boasts within its high walls, a 13-metre high lighthouse, and a cistern with a capacity of 10 million litres. The design provides an insight into the building techniques used by Portuguese architects. 

2. Baga Beach

Goa trip is always incomplete without taking a soaking salt bath in the powerful waves and shores of the Baga beach. It is also a central hub for many beach parties and is one of the best places to enjoy Goa’s nightlife. You can enjoy the sunset with authentic food and the crowd is always energetic. For dancers, music lovers and hard-core party people, this place is heaven.

3. Basilica of Bom Jesus

Churches and other religious sites in Goa are always filled with rich legacy and culture. The Basilica of Bom Jesus is one such structure, which remains as a proof of rich Portuguese architecture. This monument transcends the tag of a mere religious site and holds much historical significance and beauty. It has the preserved remains of St. Francis Xavier. It has won the several reverence of people and has been named as a World Heritage site. Every year, the Feast of St. Francis Xavierdraws big crowds to this church in late November and early December. 

4. Dudhsagar Falls

Aquatic adventures are beyond beachs in Goa. Dudhsagar translates to ‘sea of milk’. The Name Justifies it visually, this 4-tiered waterfall looks like overflowing milk when it is fully fed by the monsoon. Though it is not possible to get a very close view of this falls, tourists can enjoy a pretty decent view from afar. The best time to visit Dudhsagar Falls is right after the monsoon season, when the water is gushing.Only 300 jeeps are allowed to enter Dudhsagar Falls every day so reservations are made in advance.

5.  Anjuna Market

Goa is home for tons of markets, but none offer the liveliness or selection of products found at Anjuna Market. For roughly 50 years, hundreds of vendors have been setting up shop on Anjuna Beach. You can find many products like Ornate textiles, woven bikinis, sculptures of deities, dreamcatchers, hammocks, magnets, t-shirts with sassy slogans, beaded jewelry, toys – you name it, you can probably buy it here. The vibe of the place alone is the reason for you to visit the market.

Bonus

Goa has many casinos which are worth taking experience. Casino Carnival is one of the famous casinos. It is located in two places, in Goa Marriott, Miramar beach and on a boat in Mandovi River. This is a 24X7 casino that has different kind of activities that can cater all age groups. Whether you are there to play or just to enjoy other performances, you will definitely have a great time.

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