Sun, sand, and beaches are the perfect way to describe Goa. The city exhibits numerous old monuments built by the Portuguese and churches displaying the baroque style of architecture. The unique cuisine and lifestyle of the city is what bring tourists from all over the world to the smallest state in India. The fun never stops in Goa, from heart-thumping music being played in the beach parties to the melodious carol harmonies being sung in the cathedrals is what makes the smallest state of the country so special. Goan cuisine includes of multiple fish recipes along with the flavours of coconut and spices. There is a vast array of options to choose from when it comes to tourist destinations in Goa, here are some of them:
Unlike many other beaches in Goa, Agonda Beach is less crowded and is more suitable for those who wish to stay aloof from the crowd. The high rising tides make it difficult to swim for a novice. The village of Agonda, also, gives a glimpse of the unique culture of this state. The picturesque beach and the tranquil atmosphere makes it a perfect picnic spot.
This beach is not for those who are just looking for a tan or those who want to spend their time lying on the sand. Mobor Beach is relevant more for those who are searching for some fun and adventure. The beach is full of water sports like jet skiing, windsurfing, parasailing, and biking. The beach also includes hotels, bars, casinos, and cafes to grab a quick bite.
Basilica of Bom Jesus
The Basilica is constructed in the baroque style of architecture. The oldest church in Goa is the final resting place of the remains of Saint Francis Xavier. The church interior is decorated with the image of St Francis Xavier with the baby Jesus and the marble mosaic floor exhibits an opulent ambiance.
St Cajetan’s Church
Named after the founder of the Theatine order St Cajetan, the church is a world heritage site. Also, referred to as the church of our lady of divine providence, the exquisite church architecture resembles the basilica of St. Peter in Rome. Built-in the 17th century, this church is the only domed structure in Goa and a major tourist destination in the city.
The fort is one of the many architectural gems that stands as a testimony to the excellence of Portuguese architecture. Built-in the 17th century, the lighthouse has stood guard overlooking the Mandovi river and Arabian sea. The fort has also served as one of the biggest freshwater reserves and nowadays, it is a major picnic destination for family and friends.
What better place to discover the exciting city of Goa than the Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort Goa, located right in the heart of the city on one of the most popular beaches in Goa, Baga Beach. Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort Goa is one of the best hotels in Goa and you can stay at the beach soaking in some sun.