Planning for a Goa trip with your family? Then let me tell you, do it as soon as possible because Goa has something for all. Actually, Goa has much more than you are thinking. The glorious sandy beaches to the electric nightlife, there are several well-admired popular places to visit in Goa. There is so much to explore in this party capital of India that it can be a bit tricky to know where to start from. This blog is to let you know the popular tourist attractions of Goa and from where you can begin your tour to Goa.
Fort Aguada, a well-conserved 17th-century Portuguese fort, is situated on the Sinquerim Beach in North Goa. It was built as the major defense of Portuguese against the Dutch and Marathas. It was the most cherished and central fort during the Portuguese era. Inside the fort, there are two worth visiting places like a 13-meter high lighthouse built in 1864 and an arched pond capable of storing ten million liters of pure water. Some buildings of the Aguada fort are still in good shape which is now converted into a jail. This is the largest jail in Goa.
The Deltin Casino boat is the largest casino boat in Goa and also one of the popular tourist attractions in Goa. It witnesses 24 hours of endless fun. The area of Deltin Casino in Goa is spread over 40,000s square ft with luxury live gaming on three levels with 850 gaming points. During peak hours, you can also enjoy live entertainment on the restaurant floor. For those who will travel Goa during national holidays, let me tell you the casino is closed on all national holidays.
Chapora fort is popular as the Bollywood film “Dil Chahta Hai” was picturized. The Chapora fort stands at the mouth of the Chapora river like a brave guard. Today this fort is almost in destruction but does offer spectacular views of the coastline from the top of the fort. That reason is itself enough for any photo admirer.
Calangute beach is one of the most popular beaches in Goa among both domestic and international tourists as well as the most recommended tourist places in Goa. It is also the largest beach in North Goa. And the best part is it ranks the list of top places to visit in Goa. It is the busiest and commercialized beach in Goa. During the peak seasons, this beach is drowned with tourists from all over the world. This beach offers a long coastline with an amazing view of the sea and the beachfront is full of beach shacks, restaurants, clubs and shopping outlets. One can also enjoy several adventure water sports in Calangute beach. When in Goa, this is Calangute beach, popularly known as the ‘queen of beaches’ is the must-visit place.
Dudhsagar waterfalls which mean a sea of milk is a 4 tiered waterfall. This waterfall is located at a distance of 46km from Madgaon. It is the 4th tallest waterfall of India. The waterfalls look spectacular during monsoon months after been filled by the rains. There is also a railway bridge which passes right in front of the waterfall. Some people in the train get down at the Dudhsagar station and walk backward on railway tracks, to view the majestic view.