Goa is best recognized by its lovely and extraordinary beaches. The most famous beach in Goa is Anjuna Beach, famous for its pretty palm trees and full moon parties. The Dona Paula Beach is yet another very well-known beach in Goa. It is unique because two rivers meet the sea at this point. With a legendary love story attached to the place, it is called Lover’s Paradise. The Palolem Beach in Goa attracts a large number of tourists with its white sands and picturesque coconut palms. The busiest beach in Goa is the Calangute Beach, which is lined with stalls selling great food and trinkets.
Not only for its beaches, Goa sightseeing places includedits magnificent and elegantly designed churches and cathedrals. The Basilica of Bom Jesus, famous for housing the mortal remains of the patron saint of Goa, St. Francis Xavier, attracts the maximum number of visitors. One of the oldest churches in Goa is the Church of Our Lady of Rosary. Located in Panjim, Goa is the famous Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, which is a pure white church. The Church of St. Francis of Assisi is a beautifully whitewashed piece of architecture which houses an archaeological museum too. Church of St. Cajatan, built by an Italian architect, is an excellent example of fine architecture. It was modeled as miniature replica of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
Having a teeming Hindu population, Goa sightseeing places also includes many Hindu temples. The Brahma Temple in Goa is dedicated to Lord Brahma. Shri DattaMandir, in Sanquelim is dedicated to the Holy Trinity – Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh – and is believed to have powers to cure mental sicknesses. Shri Damodar Temple holds importance for Hindus and Christians alike. The Shantadurga Temple is dedicated to Goddess Parvati and is a white and red structure.
There are a number of hotels in Goa that offer comfortable stay. Goa has a range of hotels that include budget, luxury, star categories and resorts. Most hotels in Goa are located close to the several beaches and also offer a world of facilities. When choosing a hotel in Goa, select one that offers easy access to all Goa sightseeing places.