With easy charm of its people and soothing serenity of its beaches, Goa remains one of the hottest destinations for international as well as Indian tourists. And it’s just not the swaying palms, white sands and sparkling waters that awe the people here, but the exquisite, crumbling architecture; the East-meets-West cuisine.
Hugging the country’s western coastline and bounded by the Arabian Sea, Goa offers vanilla-scented spice plantation, centuries-old cathedrals, and the magnificence of white-water waterfalls.
Once the administrative capital of the Portuguese empire in the East, Old Goa is blessed with churches, chapels and convents of unsurpassed architectural beauty off which Basilica of Bom Jesus,Se Cathedral and Church of St.Francis of Assissi are amongst the top. Goa also abounds in temples, ranging from the famous ones of Mangueshi and Shantadurga to the well preserved relic of Tamdi Surla, dating back to about the 12th century. Shaped like the new moon, Goa’s beaches are known the world over. Fringed by swaying palm and coconut trees with cool and comfortable shacks offering a variety of refreshments, Goa’s 103 km coastline is blessed with the most enchanting beaches lapped by the Arabian Sea.