Basilica of Bom Jesus in Old Goa

Goa’s Beaches, Churches, World Heritage Sites

Goa’s Beaches, Churches and World Heritage Sites are a Tourist’s Paradise along the Arabian Sea Coast in India. Goa is one among the most popular Indian holiday destinations in India.

Goa is geographically the smallest state in India and is bounded by Maharashtra and Karnataka states. The state is the richest state in terms of GDP per capita in India.

Panaji is the capital city and ‘Vasco da Gama’ is the largest city. It was a Portuguese colony from 15th century till 1961, when it became part of India as a Union territory. In the year 1987 this state became an independent state of India.

There are many beaches in this small state. Baga Beach, Candolim Beach, Calangute Beach, Sinquerim Beach, Vagator Beach (this beach looks like a private beach), etc, are some of the main beaches here. There are many restaurants at the waterfront serving the needs of local and international tourists. These waterfront restaurants serves traditional food as well as local dishes.

Basilica of Bom Jesus in Old Goa
Basilica of Bom Jesus in Old Goa

This tiny state has two UNESCO World Heritage Sites; The Bom Jesus Basilica and The Churches and Convents of Old Goa. The Bom Jesus Basilica has the mortal remains of Saint Francis Xavier and is a famous and old Goa charch. Se Cathedral is another old Goa charch. There are many other churches at Goa, that attracts a lot of tourists.

The state is one of the main tourist centers in India, visited by local and international tourists. Year-end is the peak tourist season here.

Dudhsagar Falls on Karnataka Border is one of the most beautiful water falls, at around 60 kilometers away from the Capital city, Panaji.

The rock art engravings in and around the state, indicates its rich cultural heritage, dating back to more than 20000 years.

Climate is that of tropical monsoon. It is hot and humid during most of the year, except during monsoon season.

How Do I Go  Goa’s Beaches, Churches, & World Heritage Sites?

This tiny state is well connected by roads. Four National highways of India passes through the state.

The city is well connected by railway network to the rest of India. Indian railways and Konkan railways connects Panaji, the capital city, with other parts of the country.

Goa International Airport connects the state with the rest of the world.

Nitin Gadkari;  Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation; has announced on 9th November 2017, that  the Goa to Mumbai ferry service will resume from  December 2017.

There is also a catamaran service connecting the city with Mumbai.

George T. George

I am George T. George, blogger and owner of the website, This blog is for tourists, pilgrims and travelers to India. I started this blog in 2013, as a destination guide for Indian destinations. It has the information on most of the tourist and pilgrimage destinations in India. Currently, there are 435 destinations on the website, as of the last week of 2017. And the list is growing. I started with website related tasks in 1996. Initially, I worked with website design and hosting for my clients. I moved on to web programming and later on to local citations and search engine optimization. This website is my small contribution to those looking for information on Indian tourist destinations. Please mail me at [email protected] . com (remove the spaces around dot), if are looking for any additional information.

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