There are two parts that form the state Goa. One is North Goa and the other one is South Goa. South Goa is the favorite holiday spot among tourists all over the globe and is revered by the people for its spectacular landscapes, mouth-watering food, calm and serene beaches, and beautiful architecture. South Goa was earlier ruled by the Mauryas and subsequently came under the control of the Satvahanas, Bhojas, Chalukyas, and Silharas.
The Portuguese had a huge impact on South Goa in terms of lifestyle, architecture, culture and tradition as they ruled for around 450 years. South Goa has beautiful places of sightseeing and organizes fun and adventurous sports activities. The people of South Goa celebrate the festivals and fairs with great zeal, vigour and enthusiasm. Some of them are Ganesh Chaturthi, Feast of St. Francis, Carnival, Shigmo and many others.
Explore the famous Se Cathedral, which is the largest church in Asia and the Basilica of Bom Jesus where you will find the remains of St. Francis Xavier-The Patron Saint of Goa.
This is the only portion left of the Church of St. Augustine which is built on the Holy Hill of Old Goa near the Nunnery. This tower is a 46 meter high lofty tower which defies the territorial rains
Here, you will get a warm traditional welcome. The guide will take you on a tour around the spice plantation, thereby, giving you informative tips about the spices which are grown locally. Enjoy the Goan Buffet and sip some local Feni. – Check Spice Plantation Day Tour
This beach is just 3 km away from the capital and holds the mortal remains of the first Chief Minister of Goa. This beach welcomes you to the gorgeous Pine trees.
This place is named after Dona Paula de Menezes and is also known as the lovers’ paradise. Dona Paula Bay is where the Goa’s two famous rivers meet the Arabian Sea.
Have a gala time by enjoying the traditional Goan and Portuguese dances which are performed on this cruise. You can even dance to the tunes of some peppy music which is scintillating to the ears.
Check Sunset River Cruise