What to see in Old Goa

Old Goa brings before you the vintage India with its huge congregation of churches, cathedrals and chapels. In fact, you are going to get an inescapable overdose of churches at this heritage corner. At the same time, the serenity and quiet at this town can be beautiful and creepy at the same time.

Here are some famous attractions of Old Goa:

i.    Basilica of Bom Jesus: Basilica of Bom Jesus is one of the oldest and most pious churches in India. The prophetic St. Francis Xavier rests at this place which therefore receives huge number of footfalls from both pilgrims and tourists. Besides the spiritual beauty, one also derives joy from the nostalgia-evoking architectural style of the church.

ii.    Se Cathedral: Se Cathedral is one of the most popular places to visit in Goa because of its vastness and sheer beauty. With 14 altars, it is Asia’s most humongous cathedral. Stepping inside this church is akin to stepping inside the gothic age of history and wonderment!

iii.    Chapel of St. Cajetan: This chapel magnificently reflects the Portugal architectural style. The chapel was built around the early 16th century and revolves around some intriguing religious tales. The feeling one gets while entering its premise is quite unworldly.

iv.    Museum of Christian Art: This museum will give you a much-needed break from the endless church trail, and also fill you up with interesting trivia about some traditional arts.

v.    Church of Lady of Rosary: After a tryst with a visually impressive museum, you can get back to church-hopping and check out the famous Church of Lady of Rosary, another incredible structure of nostalgia, religion and serenity.

Other than these, other famous places to visit in Goa include names like Church of St. Augustine, Pilar Seminary Museum and Archaeological Museum and Portrait Gallery.

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Top 5 Beachfront Villas in Goa

Are you planning to visit Goa? If you are, then there are a few things that you need to know about. You must know about the hotels and the facilities they will provide to you. If you can manage and afford, then knowing about the Top 5 beachfront villas in Goa will be quite nice. This way, you will be able to check these places out and you can stay there.

If you search the internet, then you will find a lot of information about such villas. If you can afford one of them, then your visit to Goa will become the joyful experience of a lifetime. If you search the internet, you will find various websites indulged into the Top 5 beachfront villas in Goa and they will provide you details about the topic. Here, you will come to know about the names of the places that fall under this category and these places are Palm Grove in Ashvem, Village Suseqat at Morjim, Blue Corner in Benaulim, Dwarka in Cola and Bamboo House Goa in Morbor. These places are some of the best places to stay in Goa and you will get to know about them from Goa tour packages.

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When you are choosing from all the Goa tour packages, you will come across these places and if you can afford, then you can go for them. You can get the information from the official site of Goa tourism. Among all the other interesting places listed under the Goa tourism site, these will indeed be one of them.

Goa: Beyond the Beaches

Goa, the beach capital of India, is the most-talked about holiday destination in the country. With lush wet beaches swarmed by water sports & trees, the place is a blissful paradise for any tourist. There are over 40 beaches flanked in various corners of the state. But an ideal tourist should not limit himself to the beaches, even though their fascination can make one rooted! Goa tourism has scaled unsurpassable heights of popularity for quite a few other things. Those who dare to travel beyond the beaches inevitably come across the state’s heritage sites and serendipitously bump into the history & culture which the place silently holds on to its cusps.

Here are a few attractions (outside the beaches) offered by Goa packages:

i.    Churches: Se Cathedral, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Church of Immaculate Conception, Church of Our Lady of the Rosary and many more- Goa is a trove of a huge galore of cathedrals most of which are a few centuries old.

ii.    Wildlife sanctuaries: Goa tourism has also climbed the popularity charts amongst the wildlife lovers, thanks to its slew of sanctuaries including the Salem Ali Bird Sanctuary and the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary! If you have a fetish for birds & beasts, then the state has the perfect ingredients to keep you going!

iii.    Historic sites: Other than the churches, Goa packages also establish your rendezvous with forts (like the Aguada Fort), mansions (like the Braganza House) and old cemeteries and museums.

iv.    Nightlife: Though, the beaches too are known for their exciting party-life, Goa brews up a delicious concoction of bars, restaurants, casinos and clubs to leave you shaken & stirred!

Waterfalls, seafood, luxurious resorts, spa parlors, swamps, aquariums, malls, markets and the Portugal-Indian culture- the real ‘Goa’ lies outside the turf of the beaches!