India is a country where the culture and languages are different in every state. India has a coastline of 7,516.6 km in total so you can imagine the number of beaches and the scenic beauty of the country. In which India has 500+ beaches and this is not a small number; But even after having a coastline of more than 7500 kilometres. Some of the best beaches are found in Goa. Goa is well-known for its scenic beauty, clean and beautiful beaches and the serene and calm environment.
The History of Goa is fascinating, it is what it is because of Vasco da Gama. He was the first one to visit India in the 16th century. Vasco da Gama first visited Goa, India in search of spices and explored the whole of Goa. Vasco da Gama later captured the whole of Goa. Which eventually lead to Portuguese culture in Goa. Today Goa follows Portuguese culture.
Here was the small summary of the history of Goa. The next phase is the culture so do read it;
The culture is the ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a particular people or society. The culture of Goa is astonishing, it is a combination of both Indian culture and Portuguese culture. People in Goa are known as Goans. Just as people from Gujarat are known as gujus, and people from Maharashtra are known as Maharashtrians. Goa has a sweet blend of western and traditional lifestyle. People in Goa mostly follow the Catholic and Christian religion. But there are Hindus and Muslims too in Goa.
This state gives the best example of unity in diversity the way people from different religion live together and make Goa’s culture amazing. The local people are humble, warm and fun-loving people.
What makes Goa more beautiful is the capital of Goa is
Panaji(Panjim) The Capital of Goa
It is also called Panjim. The biggest speciality is that there are no Traffic signals in the whole of Goa except Panjim. Panjim has many attractive places such as Adil shah’s palace, Bird sanctuary and many more things that you can explore in Panjim.
Now I would like to share the most impressive characteristic of Goa.
It is said that Goa has more than 30 beaches out of some of the well-known beaches are
There are many big beaches in Goa and Calangute is one amongst them, Calangute is one of the most crowded beaches of Goa. Calangute has something or the other for everyone. Be it a family, or a college group or a set of bachelors. You can have drinks have a delicious cuisine of Goa. You can also enjoy some of the mindblowing watersports activities in Goa. There are many watersports activities such as Scuba Diving, Parasailing, Bumper Ride, Banana Ride, Flyboarding, Jetski, Snorkelling, etc, In Calangute.
Baga beach is known for its nightlife. Baga beach has many things in common with Calangute beach. Baga beach is famous for watersports activities in Goa. You have a wide variety of Watersports to enjoy in Goa. You can enjoy your day trying out all the amazing watersports activities. In the evening you can enjoy the nightlife of Goa. You can party the whole night at Baga beach in Goa.
Baga beach is also known for the famous market located next to Baga beach. You will get thousand of varieties and amazing products to take home. Baga beach also has amusement parks for kids like Blue Whale Water Park, Monsoon Fun Park, etc.
There are many other beaches such as Anjuna Beach, Candolim beach, Varca beach, Palolem beach, Vagator beach Palolem beach, Colva beach, Arambol beach, Sinquerim beach, Morjim beach, Butterfly beach, and many more. So if you visit Goa you will see beaches in every 10 to 20 Kms. Goa is full of fun and peace. If you visit Goa then you will have a long list of beaches to explore. On almost all the beaches of Goa, you will find some factors in Common. Such as Hotels, Watersports Activities and drinks.
Everything is waste compared to the taste of Goa in Cuisine. One of the best Goan dishes which is famous all over the Goa. It is the Goan fish curry, the speciality of Goa. If you visit Goa, then you must try out This dish. The best thing about the cuisine of Goa is that you will get a wide variety of Seafood. There are many other Seafood dishes which you can try. Such as Goan pork vindaloo, Fish Recheado, Crab xacuti, Shark Ambot tik, Prawn Balchao, etc.
Goa has one of the best music festivals in the whole of India. It is carried out Candolim beach in Goa. You will see some young and famous musician and Dj guys at this festival. Some of the famous DJs and musicians the ones those who have performed at Sunburn festival are DJ Snake, Martin Garrix, Afrojack, Clean bandit, etc.
The carnival of Goa is like the Navratri of Indian. It is the most popular festival in this state. Goa Carnival is famous for its dancers, bands, clowns, acrobats and other entertainers. The whole of Goa celebrates this festival together showing their love, unity and joy they get from taking part in this festival.
Coming to the Diwali of Goa, The festival which ends the year and gives a start to a new and a prosperous year, the Christmas. The state looks like heaven during the time of Christmas. During Christmas, the beaches and streets are decorated with stars, lights, ribbons and also keep a Christmas tree on all the beaches. This state has more than 100 to 200 Churches. The best time to visit the Churches of Goa is during the Christmas Festival.
There are various other festivals in Goa, which are worth experiencing. Such as St, Francis Xavier’s feast, the feast of three kings, Shigmo, etc.
There is a long list of churches in Goa. As this state was ruled by the Portuguese, it is influenced by the Portuguese culture. So the number of churches is quite high. If I speak about the churches of Goa there is a long list.
Some of the famous churches are…
St. Alex Church, Calangute
It is one of the oldest church of this State. If you are somewhere next to Calangute beach you can visit the church. The date of establishment is 1765 and again rebuilt in 1916.
Immaculate Conception Church, Panjim
It is the most famous church in Goa. This church is shown in many of the Bollywood movies too. The speciality of this church is the statue of Mary in front of the bell tower. The lighting of the church at night during the festivals are fascinating. If you visit this place by chance than you must visit Immaculate Conception Church.
These were one of the most famous churches in Goa. There a few more Churches you can visit.
Se Cathedral Church, Basilica of Bom Jesus church, Mae de Deus Church, Rosary Church, Etc. There are many other churches to explore.
If you are thinking about what else is there in Goa so let me share about some of the most adventurous watersports activities in Goa.
The most amazing watersports activity of Goa is Scuba diving. It is an under water sports activity. You experience the underwater marine life and the amazing flora and fauna. This activity hits every person’s bucket list. What makes Scuba diving amazing is the Scuba diving spots. These spots are next to the grand island. Some of these spots are Davy jones locker, Suzy’s wreck, Sail rock, Tubo tunnel, Uma Gama reef, Grande banks, etc. Every Scuba diving spot gives you a different experience. The best part of Scuba diving in Goa is that it is carried out by the PADI certified divers.
Flyboarding is the most thrilling watersports activity. It is a hydro-flight gadget which gives momentum to the person enjoy flyboarding which helps him to fly high in the Sky. In this activity, you dive like a dolphin in and out of the water. This action of flyboarding makes this watersport more exciting. Flyboarding is a new activity so you can enjoy this activity at a reasonable rate in Goa.
Fly high in the sky, and feel the breezy wind slapping your face. Enjoy the Serene, calm and mesmerizing view of the beaches while parasailing. In this activity, you are tied to a boat and fly high as the speed of the boat increases. The best part about parasailing is that there is no age limit. So, anyone and everyone can enjoy this activity in Goa.
It is the cheapest and the best type of Scuba diving you can enjoy in Goa. Snorkelling is also an underwater sports activity which is done by just wearing a breathing tube called a snorkel. The reason why people prefer Snorkelling against scuba diving is that it is cheap and gives you a better experience at a reasonable cost.
It is the most common watersports activity. It is like riding a bike in water. It is the cheapest watersports activity. You can find this activity on almost all the beaches in Goa.
If you like speed, you will love the banana ride. In this activity, you get a ride on a banana-shaped tube which moves with the speed of the boat. On one banana tube, 4 to 5 of them can ride. If you are with a group, this activity will be a fun and thrilling activity for you and your group.
The bumper ride is the simplest and the most amazing watersports activity. In this activity, you ride on a bumper which is tied to a tiny boat. The speed of your ride increases, with the speed of the boat to which the bumper is attached.
The last activity but not the least is;
Bungee jumping in Goa
Ever thought of jumping from a Cliff? or Ever thought of jumping from a height of 200 feet?
You must have done it right, and it would be scary too. But what if I say, that it the most amazing experience, of diving from the height is 200 feet.
Goa is the best spot for Adventure lovers. Goa has something or the other for an adventurous guy like you. The thrill of Goa does not end at Bungee jumping. Goa has one more special activity for you for a Closure.
It is the Dudh Sagar waterfall Trip:
The height of Dudh Sagar waterfall is 1020 feet, i.e. 310 meters. It is one of the biggest waterfalls in India. One trip to Dudh Sagar waterfall will be equal to the meditation of 10 days. Dudh Sagar waterfall trip is a stress-relieving trip which is a must.
Dudhsagar is not the only trip in Goa you can also enjoy an Adventure boat trip, Grand island boat trip, etc. If you have a big group, you can also enjoy a private cruise party with your squad. Private cruise party is one of the sexiest party trips you can enjoy here. In this Trip, you get unlimited drinks and food on the boat.
So how was our short tour of Goa?
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There is a lot more than this we have shared some of the most famous places, activities, Cuisine, Culture and some of the festivals of Goa. However, you can enjoy to the fullest if you visit Goa. It is a prime destination for all the adventure lovers. Not just for adventure lovers, Goa is also a famous honeymoon spot.
If you ever think to visit Goa, don’t forget to visit the above-mentioned places.