Goa may be India’s smallest state, but with its long stretches of white sandy beach, Goa is fast becoming one of India’s most popular tourist destinations. It is renowned for its beautiful beaches and its amazing churches (yup, the Portuguese were here a longgg time ago) and temples, so there is plenty of opportunity for some rest and relaxation, but also for immersing yourself in plenty of culture.

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Goa holidays can be a chance for you to unwind on some of the most incredible beach frontage the world has to offer. If you want some peace and tranquility, Agonda Beach in South Goa is one of the quieter beaches in the state. You can stay in a hut right on the water’s edge, which means you don’t have to miss out on any sunbathing!

For a completely different atmosphere, Calangute Beach is the busiest beach in Goa. There’s the chance to try out some watersports here and your day doesn’t have to end when the sun goes down, as the area is renowned for its nightlife.

Goa provides the perfect opportunity for you to try something new – Arambol beach in the north of Goa has tai chi, yoga and meditation on offer, another way for you to relax on your holiday.

Bascilica of Bom Jesus,

Goa has more to offer than just fun in the sun. It is home to two World Heritage Sites, the Bom Jesus Basilica and churches and convents of Old Goa. The basilica is an amazing example of baroque architecture and is one of the oldest churches in Goa, over 400 years old!

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If you have a soft spot for animals, Goa is home to several wildlife sanctuaries, including Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary where, if you’re very lucky, you might even be able to spot an elephant!

For those of you wanting to pick up some souvenirs from your trip, try Ingo’s Night Bazaar in Arpora or head to Anjuna’s Flea Market to shop for mementoes. If you want to spend a romantic evening with a loved one, you could take an evening walk in Palolem and watch the sunset together.

Goa is one of the most laidback, easy-going places you will ever encounter, and with such a range of exquisite beaches, choosing which to enjoy on your Goan holiday might be the hardest part!

 

Have you been to Goa? Anything else people should check out?

 

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