Goa is the smallest state of India offering tourism at any season. It is smallest by area and population, though situated in South West India. Goa is bordered by the state of Maharashtra in north, and by Karnataka in the east. The best about goa is the Arabian Sea in north side. Goa is turned as the India’s highest worthy state with a GDP per capita. This place is ranked best by the Eleventh Finance Commission. It was ranked for the infrastructure and best quality time of life in India.
The capital of Goa is Panaji and Vasco Da Gama is the biggest and main city. Where as the culture of Goa is still influenced of Portuguese, who landed to this place in 16th century. Goa is turned at largest tourism place as people from around the world visiting their in whole year. Goa is well-known for beaches, worship places and world tradition structural design. Domestic and international visitors are reaching to this place on vacations and on regular days as well.
According to sources Goa is having historical value as it is described in Mahabharata and many other regional Granthas of India. However, the fact behind the description is yet not available, but still this place is having lots of worship values.
The name to this place is given by Portuguese, though this place is having several names such as Govapuri, Gomanta, Gopakapattam, Gomanchala, Gopakapuri, Govem, and Gomantak. World recognize this place as Goa and registered constitutional name is also Goa.
Monsoon Attraction: This state is famous for wildlife sanctuaries as they are open for complete year. The most visiting and demanding among all sanctuaries are Mollem National Park and Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary. Reaching there is not easy task comparing to Bondla. Bondla is the smallest and mainly easy reachable sanctuary in Goa. Visitors will find the mini zoo and deer safari park in Bondla that is best place for kids to learn and watch animals. Other spots in Goa are impressive Dudh Sagar falls, situated on the edge of Mollem National Park.
Places to visit in Goa:
Alorna Fort: this fort is located in the village of Alorna which is just 30 km away from Mapusa. Though it is only 10 km east situated for of highway NH 17 from Malpem. This fort was built in 17th century.
Amthane Dam: This dam is situated at 20 km distance from Mapusa. However, it is not constructed for picnic spot but tourist can enjoy watching the dam from some distance.
Ancestral Big Foot Goa Museum: it is located at small village known as Loutolim. It is just 25 km away from capital Panaji and 10 km away from Margao.
Arvalam Waterfalls: the waterfalls in Goa are another spot to visit. These waterfalls cascades down from the high hills. Visitors have to travel just 2 km from the small town Sanquelim.
Arvalem Caves: These caves are situated near the town of Sanquelim. Visitors have to get detour road to reach these caves. The built period of such caves is 6th century, where there is no an articulate sculpture or paintings.
Banastari Bridge: also known as Meta Bridge. The view of river from the bridge is amazing.
Boca De Vaca Spring: This place is located next to the Mahalaxmi temple.
British Cemetery: The military or the British cemetery is another spot to visit. This cemetery was built in 1802 by the England rulers.
Budbudyanchi Tali: it is also known as Bubble Lake located in Netravali in Sanguem taluka. Here visitors can also reach to Gopinath Temple.
Cabo De Rama: it is situated at 16 km north of Agonda and it is also known as The Cape of Rama.
There are many other places to visit such as Governors Palace, Calizz – The heart of Goa (sight seeing place), Carambolim Lake, Chapoli Dam, Chapora Fort, Chorao Island, Churches, Chapels, Temples a varied legacy, Devil’s Canyon, Divar Island, Dudh Sagar Waterfall, Kuskem Waterfall, Lamgau Caves, Beaches, Madei Wildlife Sanctuary, Mapusa Market, Maya Lake, Nanus Fort in Goa, Naval Aviation Museum, Panjim Bridge, Patto Bridge, Bat Island, Reis Magos Fort, Rivona Caves, Ruins of the Colvale Fortress, San Jacinto Island, Selaulim Dam, Siolim Bridge, Spice Planatations, The Azad Maidan, The Statue Of Abbe Faria, The Zuari bridge, Tiracol Fort, Usgalimal Rock Carvings, Viceroy’s Arch, Vintage Car Museum and Wax World Museum.
These all spots are having their own importance and visitors can learn the culture of Goa through visiting these places.
By Air: The nearest airport to Goa is Dabolim Airport located at 30 km away from Panaji. Indian Navy is managing the port and some of the international air buses are also using this place for transportation. Goa is well-connected with many countries as people from around the world are visiting this state.
By Road: roads are the major way to reach Goa. This state is well linked with all major states and cities. The national highway 4A, 17 and 17A are connected to Goa with many other states. Buses from Karnataka, Maharashtra and Kerala are allowing people to reach their frequently.
By Rail: Goa is connected through rail as the best railway line to Goa is Konkan railway. Many major trains from Delhi, Mumbai and Trivandrum are allowing people to reach Goa easily.
By Sea: It is well connected with Mumbai through water so visitors can enjoy the sea as well as cruse trip to this place.