PEARL OF THE ORIENT – GOA

THE BEST TOURIST PARADISE 

Goa is also known as the pearl of the orient. People around India also prefer Goa as the honeymoon destination. However, the best time to visit Goa is during the monsoon because at this time the Goa is at its most beautiful with greenery sprouting all around.

Besides the natural beauty, the fabulous beaches and sunshine, travelers to Goa love the laid-back, peaceful, warm and friendly nature of the Goan people. After all, more than anywhere else on planet earth, this is a place where people really know how to relax.

BOM JESUS BASILICA CHURCH

Apart from its unique baroque architecture, this Basilica is significant to the Goans since it holds the mortal remains of one of the patron Saints of Goa – St. Francis Xavier. Francis Xavier died on board a ship and his body was taken to Malacca, also a Portuguese colony at that stage. It was later decided that he should be buried in Goa. On the arrival of his body in Goa, more than 2 years after his death, people noticed that Francis Xavier’s body hadn’t decomposed. The Church has deemed this to be a miracle and St. Francis Xavier’s body is put on display to the public every 10 years. A silver casket designed in the 17th Century holds the remains of this Saint.

DUDHSAGAR FALLS

The falls is located in the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park among the Western Ghats. The waterfall forms the border between Karnataka and Goa states. The area is surrounded by deciduous forests with a rich biodiversity. The falls are not particularly spectacular during the dry season but during the monsoon season, however, the falls are fed by rains and form a huge force of water.

BEACHES IN GOA

Goa is famous for its beaches, you will find lots of beaches here like agonda, Baga, Candolim beaches.

Agonda beach

It is famous for its scenic beauty yet far cleaner in south goa, this beach sees all sorts of travelers. Backpackers, beach bums, swimmers, people who just sun bathe and relax and those who love meditating.The beach also has dolphin spotting that you can experience by simply taking a boat ride.

Baga beach 

Baga beach is renowned for its water sports, parties and an amazing nightlife along with delicious seafood that is served at shacks. And when it is peak season, you will see Baga Beach lined up with many of such shacks serving mouth watering food to tourists.

Candolim beach

The long stretch of road that leads to Candolim beach has a line of restaurants and many shops selling all kinds of stuff. Though it is very close to Calangute beach, it is comparatively a lot less crowded. The laid back vibe, beautiful sunset views make for a perfect place for people who love visiting beaches to unwind and relax. For those who love adventure, Candolim will not cease to amaze you. The beach has many water sports activities like water skiing and also parasailing.

CASINOS

DELTIN ROYALE CASINO IN A CRUISE

Goa is one of the few states in India where gambling is legal. Casinos in Goa can be found on boats anchored in the Mandovi River, and onshore in some upmarket hotels. Most of the action, with live tables, takes place on the floating casinos — which are entertainment destinations within themselves. By law, onshore casinos can only have electronic games.

The offshore casino market is dominated by the Deltin Group and the Pride Group. Deltin’s modern and classy casinos have higher entry fees and focus on a niche segment. They’re particularly popular with players of western games.

So that’s Goa by my eyes….meet you with my next blog soon…

till then see ya……

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