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If you are going to plan for Goa Trip and want to make memorable trip of this year, so let me know here are 9 top interesting tourist attractions in GOA, India 2022.
Goa, a former Portuguese colony in India famous for its golden-sand beaches, fascinating parties, red-hot nightlife, and fun culture. It is one of the most popular chilling destinations for Indian and Foreign tourists alike.
This destination is entertained by people throughout the year. It draws attention not just by its exquisite coastlines but also by its freakish Portuguese architecture, cuisine, churches, and forts. Being located in the Western Ghats, it holds in its beauty some of the vibrant biodiversity hotspots of the world.
So get ready to explore some rejuvenating destinations that you can visit on your Goa trip? Let’s dive into the 9 places to visit in Goa that will make your trip an unforgettable one.
1. Baga Beach
If you haven’t been to Baga beach, you haven’t been to Goa. This busy beach, located in North Goa, is a hotspot for seafood, sunbathe, and water sports. It is famous for its motorboats, paragliding, parasailing, and dolphin cruises in the daylight. But the fun never ends on Baga beach. The nighttime is even more enjoyable with its sizzling parties. So if you are a party animal, this place is your jungle.
2. Dudhsagar Waterfalls
One of the splendiferous sites to visit in Goa is this four-tiered waterfall located in the Mandovi River. It is one of the tallest waterfalls in India at the Goa-Karnataka border. Dudhsagar has melting milky white water and softening greenery which is blissful to watch. It presents beautiful sightseeing when the Mandovi River falls
into the Arabian Sea. Located amongst the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park, the waterfall is surrounded by plushy biodiversity. It is a must-visit if you’re in Goa. (Don’t forget to book your advance trips. It is a busy location).
3. Vagator Beach
Located in the northernmost Goa across the river Chapora, Vagator Beach is famous for its popular red cliffs, spellbinding sunset views, and non-stop rave parties. This clean, calm, and cozy beach is a perfect spot to spend your time with friends. You can also go for water sports close to the beach. If your visit is to fall on Saturday, you can enjoy being in one of Goa’s biggest Flea markets put up by the Germans. At Vagator beach, you will cherish the leisurely strolls while seeing the beauty of the diverse landscapes around.
4. Aguada Fort
Fort Aguada is an iconic 17th-century Portuguese fort that is located in North Goa. It has an old-fashioned four-story lighthouse standing tall at the Sinquerim Beach, which gives a captivating view of the Arabian Sea and a more stunning view of the sunset. The fort was built in 1612 for defense against the Dutch and Marathas. It was also used as a prison cell and even has a secret passage gate for escape. This place is one of the ﬁne pieces of Portuguese architecture.
5. Basílica de Bom Jesus
This Roman Catholic basilica, located in Old Goa, one of the oldest and most famous tourist attractions and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999. It was built in the 16th century and is a mix of Doric, Corinthian, and the Baroque style of architecture. This Basilica is famous for holding a 400-years old mummy of St.Francis Xavier. This Portuguese colonial architecture is a must-visit seven wonders of Portuguese origin in the world.
6. Wax Museum
Are you all-time crazy about celebrities and famous personalities? Well, you may ﬁnd some of them in the museum. Wax World Museum is at a 4-min walking distance from the Basicila de Bom Jesus. It is a small museum featuring wax statues of Indian historical ﬁgures and celebrities. With wax statues of more than 200 personalities, this place also plays a 12D show for its visitors. Also, if you’re accompanying kids, they will enjoy being here.
7. Ancestral Goa Museum
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Coming to Goa and not exploring what Goan people looked like ages ago won’t serve the purpose. Ancestral Goa Museum, also known as Big Foot Museum, is a theme park located in South Goa. This fascinating museum depicts rural Goa’s history, culture, folklife, and festivals. The miniature artifacts showing traditional Goa are informative and a delight to watch. You can also bring back souvenirs from the handicrafts store in the museum.
8. Dr.Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
Located in the Charo Island along the river Mandvi, Dr.Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is a place you would love to visit early in the morning. This place has a variety of birds like chirping western reef herons, red knot, jack snipe, and many more. This mangrove habitat is also home to ﬂying foxes, crocodiles, and jackals. You can easily reach the bird sanctuary through a ferry service. Visit the place and cherish the leisurely strolls while seeing the beauty of nature in this secluded place away from the party life of Goa.
9. Mahadev Temple
This well-preserved, stone-carved, 12th-century temple is built in the Kadamba style architecture and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Located in Tambdi Surla, it is an ASI-protected Monument of National Importance. According to some legends, this place still houses a king cobra, a snake adorned by the Hindu God Shiva. Visit this temple to admire the unique carvings in the inner sanctum along with the peace around it.
The list for sightseeing and enjoyment in Goa is never-ending. It is never enough of Goa for anyone because this place is a heaven for travelers. So, if you’re planning your next trip, make it to Goa and discover these charming places.
I hope you would love these tourist attractions in GOA. if you have another places list of GOA Trip, you can share your best place where you enjoyed most.