Top Fun Things To Do In Goa- The Pearl Of The East

Goa is rich with famous beautiful beaches and historical sites. Goa was under the rule of Portuguese over 450 years. Vas co da Gama is the largest city in Goa. The important places to visit in Goa are some pilgrimage places like Basilica of Bom Jesus, Aguada Fort, Mangeshi Temple, Reis Mogos Fort, Gothic churches and the beautiful beaches like Calangute Beach ?one of the famous beaches in Goa, Baga Beach, Vagator Beach, and Colva Beach etc.

1. Water sports

Address: Shop No 12, Simplex Chamber, Umta Waddo, Near Baga Circle, Next To RBL Bank, Calangute, Goa 403516, India.

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As we aware it has number of stunning beaches and therefore it is a paradise for thrilling water sports activities. Most of the beaches offer activities like Jet Skiing, windsurfing, speed boats, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, river-rafting, dinghy sailing, Banana tube boat ride and you will be able to see the colourful marine life so closely from here due to crystal clear water.

2. Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

Address: Chorao Island, Ilhas, Ribandar, Goa 403006, India.

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This is the only bird sanctuary n Goa named after the renowned Ornithologist, Dr. Salim Ali. This is a home for large number of coastal as well as migratory birds. The sanctuary consists of estuarine mangrove habitat for birds and other insects. There are number of water channels passes through this sanctuary and you can find a watch tower where you can enjoy the best bird watching moments.

3. Archaeological Museum of Goa

Address: EDC Complex, patto, Panaji, Goa 403001, India.

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This is a place where you can learn about the history of Goa from the Pre-Portuguese periods. This is situated in the convent of Convent of Francis of Assissi an amazing colonial structure. The collections include Brahminical sculptures, coins, currency, revenue and court fee stamps dating back to the Hindu dynasties that ruled Goa before the Portuguese. Armoury and metal figurines and statues of the Portuguese period, the portraits of Vasco da Gama & Alfonso de Albuquerque, middle and upper Paleolithic stone tools, a six meter high statue of Alfonso de Albuquerque etc.

4. Anjuna Beach & Market

Address: 10, St. Michael’s Vaddo South, Anjuna, Goa 403509, India.

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Anjuna Beach & Market Photo

Anjuna beach attracts visitors with its turquoise water and long white sand stretches. You can enjoy lot of water sports activities here and another attraction is Anjuna Market, where you can find number of coffee shops, Kashmiri stalls, typical Western Jewellery etc. You can find number of body tattoo makers over here.

5. Baga Beach

Address: Baga Beach, Goa 403519.

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Baga Beach is the favourite beach in Goa for visitors. This is located in the west coast of Goa. Tranquil water, long white sand, cleanness etc are the factors make this so special for tourists. After enjoying some moments in beach you can enter into the Baga beach market which will be active on Saturdays with wide range of shopping items like fresh fishes, toys, textiles, grocery and ultimate Goanese food.

6. Basilica of Bom Jesus

Address: Old Goa Rd, Bainguinim, Goa 403402, India.

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Basilica of Bom Jesus Photo

If you want to learn more about the history and culture of Goa, do a visit to the historic churches over here. The churches are closely associated with the religious beliefs of people in Goa. This is the first minor Basilica which amazes visitors with its stunning Baroque style architecture. This 16th century Basilica is a UNESCO World heritage site. You can find a big structure of Bom Jesus in white marble & with carved basalt decorations.

7. Aguada Fort

Address: Fort Aguada Rd, Aguada Fort Area, Candolim, Goa 403515, India.

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Aguada Fort Photo

Aguada Fort situated near Mondovi River and was built by Portuguese in 1612AD with the purpose of defending attacks from enemies through seaway. This was the largest prison in Goa with long and wide walls. Another attraction of this fort is lighthouse which was built in 1864.

8. Dolphin watching

Address: Sinquerim, Aguada Fort Area, Candolim, Goa 403515, India.

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This is an exciting activity where most of the visitors do. Watching the cute dolphins are possible from here especially in the month of October to May. You can do a half-day cruise from Goa and can enjoy the endless wonders of ocean. The best dolphin watching destinations are Calangute, Palolem beach, Agonda beach, Miramar beach, Aguada bay, Dona Paula beach and Grande Island.

9. Nightlife in Goa

Address: S-1, Carl Center, Goa Velha, Goa 403402, India.

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Don?t miss the vibrant and colourful nightlife in Goa. DJs, fast beat music, affordable drinks& snacks etc are the specialities of nightclubs over here. Most of the people visit Goa for pleasure, especially youngsters. Goa has number of nightclubs, party spots, beach shacks, night markets etc. Goa is really live in nights. There are night bazaars also with variety of items like clothes, handicrafts etc.

10. Bondla wild life sanctuary

Address: Usgao-Ganjem VP, Goa 403105, India.

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Bondla wild life sanctuary Photo

This wildlife sanctuary is a home to variety of wildlife and you can access this very easily. Apart from watching the wildlife other attractions you can enjoy here are the deer park in natural habitat, Zoological Gardens, Landscaped Gardens, Botanical Gardens, Nature Education Centre, Hindu Mythological Carvings etc.

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