This tiny state is situated on the west coast of India, between the borders of Maharashtra and Karnataka and is better known to the world as the former Portuguese enclave on Indian soil. With the rule of the Portuguese for over 450 years and the consequential influence of the Latin culture, Goa presents a somewhat different picture to the foreign visitor than any other part of the country.
The state of Goa is famous for its excellent beaches, churches, and temples. Bom Jesus Basilica is another famous attraction in Goa. Fort Aguada too is a major tourist attraction. Recently a Wax Museum on Indian history, culture and heritage has also opened in Old Goa. Tourism is Goa's primary industry, handles 12% of all foreign tourist arrivals in India.
Goa. Not nearly enough can be said about this coastal beach town along the Arabian Sea that is nestled between Maharashtra and Karnataka. Goa attracts tourists from around the world and India. Besides the Christmas and New Year Season, when holiday packages to Goa are especially popular, the 3-day Goa Carnival held in February every year is an equally popular draw. The street carnival is marked by parades, colourful floats, street dancers and of course, lots of fun and frolic! No matter what the season, Goa never goes out of style.
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Goa Tourist Attractions
One of the reasons to visit Goa is its beaches. About 125 KM of the coast line is dotted with beaches. These beaches are divided into North Goa and South Goa Beaches. The further north or south you go, the more isolated the beaches get. However, if you're looking for people, then visit some of the more popular beaches like Baga and Anjuna. These beaches are lined with shacks that provide fresh sea food and drinks. Some shacks arrange special events to attract more customers.
The famous beaches of goa are Baga beach, Arambol beach, Morjim beach, Chapora beach, Vagator beach, Anjuna beach, Calangute beach, Candolim beach, Sinquerim beach, Bambolim beach, Dona Paula beach, Bogmalo beach, Majorda beach, Colva beach, Benaulim beach, Varca beach, Cavelossim beach, Mobor beach, Palolem beach.
Wildlife in Goa
Foxes, wild boars and migratory birds are found in the jungles of Goa. The avifauna includes kingfishers, mynas and parrots. Numerous types of fish are also caught off the coast of Goa and in its rivers. Crabs, lobsters, shrimps, jellyfish, oysters and catfish form some of the piscine catch. Goa also has a high snake population, which keeps the rodent population in control. Goa has many famous National parks, including the renowned Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. Other wildlife sanctuaries include the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, Mollem Wildlife Sanctuary, Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, Mahadeyi Wildlife Sanctuary, Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary, Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary and the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary located on the island of Chorao. The Mangeshi temple and the Malsa temple are among the famous ones.
Morjim Beach in Pernem Taluka, North Goa and Galgibaga Beach in Canacona,South Goa are also Olive Ridley Marine Turtles habitats.Olive Ridley Marine Turtes are an endangered species which are listed in Schedule I of the Indian Wildlife Act.
Morjim Beach is also host to a number of migratory birds during late September to early April. The area surrounding the shore at Tembwada in Morjim also abounds in various species of Birds. A number of international Bird watching Tours are organised to the area.
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