Traveling- it leaves you speechless, and then turns you into a storyteller.
Journey to Goa is one of those. The tans of the beaches of Goa will fade, but the memories of this place will last forever.
Goa has always been a favourite destination for the people, and one such has been a lifetime experience in my case as well. One of the breath-taking experience of my life was the visit to goa. After thinking for some considerable time about what to write about this astonishing place, I came up with an idea to share my experience with you all in the form of my self-clicked pictures about the best places to visit in Goa.
Hailing from the Portugese colony, the Goa province is richly famous for its culture and tradition. The vibes in the air are so positive that you can’t keep yourself from loving the people of Goa. The city is lavished with exotic beaches, royal casinos, churches and Bollywood movies’ favourite locations. The lush green environment and the never ending monsoons add to the aura of this place. One can see the sunset through the beaches, with the shine of the sun falling on the silent beaches, making it altogether a mesmerizing beauty.
My first visit was to the Basilica of Bom Jesus Goa Church, declared as the world heritage site by the UNESCO. It is located in the Old Goa and was constructed way back in the 16th Century. It is said to be the sacred place as it has the body remains of Francis Xavier, the founder of the church. The remains of the saint attract a huge number of the tourists and lit up the candles in his remembrance. This is one of the oldest churches in Goa and has the cultural heritage.
My next visit was to the Aguada Fort, which still remains one of the most prized and the crucial fort of the Portugese. A freshwater spring within the fort provided water supply to the ships that used to stop by. This is how the fort got its name: Aguada, meaning Water. The old Portugese fort stands on the beach south of Candolim, at the shore of the Mandovi River. The Aguada Fort witnessed the shooting of many Bollywood movies like Rang De Basanti and Dil Chatata Hain.
Apart from these attractions, there is a one more picnic spot in Goa, named as the Dona Paula. This place got its name from the love story Dona and Paula, the two lovers who jumped off the cliff to attain togetherness and committed the suicide. It is a famous tourist spot and the shooting of the Bollywood block-buster movie; Singham took place here at the Dona Paula jetty. If you visit Dona Paula now, you will find a number of the stalls named “Singham” sprawled across the jetty! It is also richly famous for the motor boat and the various other water sport activities.
The Calangute beach is worth a visit. Crowded with thousands of people, it is an outlet for a wide range for the outdoor activities. The Calangute beach is famous for its water sports. Kayaking, Jet Ski, speed boat, banana boat ride, and bingo ride are the water sports to name a few. The water sports starts in the mid July, as there are high tides in the month of June. Millions of shells, ever widening yellow sand, vendor stands and the eatables’ stalls galore the beach.
Goa has always been a favourite destination for the people. Some of the best places to visit in Goa are the Basilica of Bom Jesus, Fort Aguada, Dudhsagar Falls, Se Cathedral, Goa Chitra Museum, Mangueshi Temple, Chaporra Beach, Casino Goa, Goa Museum, Calangute Beach, and the Palolem Beach.
This was all about my experience of Goa. I feel obliged to share it with you all. The trip to Goa still remains one of my favourite, and the one closest to my heart. If you feel stressed out or out of order, then Goa is the best place to visit at a cheap and an affordable rate