Goa’s Beaches, Churches and World Heritage Sites are a Tourist’s Paradise along the Arabian Sea Coast in India. Goa is one of 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 the 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 serve traditional food as well as local dishes.
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 waterfalls, at around 60 kilometers away from the Capital city, Panaji.
The rock art engravings in and around the state indicate 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 networks to the rest of India. Indian railways and Konkan railways connect 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.