A trip to Goa is all it takes to step into the world of paradise. Goa is one of the hottest destinations in the world. Known for its beaches, Goa is also a hub of feisty culture, pulsating night life, mouth-watering cuisines, adrenaline-pumping adventure sports and aqua games like water scooting, biking, surfing, parasailing and boating. Goa is also famous for its annual carnival that gives the state its unique personality. From shopping locales to beaches to wildlife sanctuaries- you can find everything during your trip to Goa.

The world of Goa beach: Goa boasts of over 40 beaches and all of them are open for public. It’s only at Goa beach that you find picture perfect horizon alongside the palm-fringed shores and the traditional coconut juice and Ayurvedic massage. Some of the popular Goa beaches are Palolem beach, Miramar beach, Dona Paula beach, Anjuna beach, Baga Beach, Calangute beach and Colva beach.

Wildlife: If you are a bird-gazer, flock to the beautiful Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary.

And if you want to see interesting wild animals including leopards and bison, hop on to the famous Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary.

Churches: A trip to Goa promises you a rendezvous with some of the mediaeval-age churches like Se Cathedral, Basilica of Bom Jesus and Church of Our Lady of the Rosary. These churches are magnificent, gleaming and have a hint of the colonial rule by Portuguese and British.

Food: If you are a foodie, you will love the cuisines served in Goa. Goa can offer you a multitude of cuisines and it is particularly famous for its local seafood.

You must also try the fish curry and traditional rice.

Nature: If you have seen only the Goa beach, then you have seen nothing. Goa’s natural beauty is captivating. Even though people always talk of Goa beaches, the state’s picturesque natural delights have something unique to offer to the visitors. Small hills and verdant forests beautifully adorn the state through its length & breadth. And the hills are punctuated by waterfalls like the Arvalem Falls and the beguiling Dudhsagar Falls.

Where to stay: There are many Goa hotels to choose from. Depending on your budget, you can either stay in a 5-star hotel or head to a modest budget hotel. You can easily find the Goa hotels of your choice and suiting your purse. Also, you can choose to stay in a resort or a beach hut if you have more money. But if you want to soak in the local culture, try to arrange for an accommodation as a paying guest with a local family.

Major Goa attractions: During your trip to Goa, you must check out the following attractions

• Se Cathedral
• Basilica of Bom Jesus
• Dudhsagar Falls
• Mayem Lake
• Kesarval Spring
• Church of Our Lady of the Rosary
• Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

When to visit: Best time to plan a trip to Goa is between October-April.

Local festivals: Winter carnival, Feast of St. Francis Xavier, All Saints Feast.

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