Goa, India


Goa is a state in western India with coastlines stretching along the Arabian Sea. Its long history as a Portuguese colony prior to 1961 is evident in its preserved 17th-century churches and the area’s tropical spice plantations. Goa is also known for its beaches, ranging from popular stretches at Baga and Palolem to those in laid-back fishing villages such as Agonda.

Some of the famous places to travel in Goa

Dudhsagar Falls

Dudhsagar Falls is a four-tiered waterfall located on the Mandovi River in the Indian state of Goa. It is 60 km from Panaji by road and is located on the Madgaon-Belagavi rail route about 46 km east of Madgaon and 80 km south of Belagavi.
Address: Sonaulim, Goa 403410, India
Height: 1,050′ 0″
Number of drops: 5
Watercourse: Mandovi River
Fort Aguada
Fort Aguada and its lighthouse is a well-preserved seventeenth-century Portuguese fort standing in Goa, India, on Sinquerim Beach, overlooking the Arabian Sea.
Address: Fort Aguada Road, Aguada Fort Area, Candolim, Goa 403515, India

Hours:

Monday 8:30AM–5:30PM
Tuesday 8:30AM–5:30PM
Wednesday 8:30AM–5:30PM
Thursday 8:30AM–5:30PM
Friday 8:30AM–5:30PM
Saturday 8:30AM–5:30PM
Sunday 8:30AM–5:30PM
Year built: 1612
Function: Fortification
Architect: Julião Simão
Basilica of Bom Jesus
The Basilica of Bom Jesus or Borea Jezuchi Bajilika is located in Goa, India, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The basilica holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. The church is located in Old Goa, which was the capital of Goa in the early days of Portuguese rules.
Address: Old Goa Rd, Bainguinim, Goa 403402, India
Height: 61′
Opened: May 15, 1605
Architectural style: Baroque architecture
Construction started: 1594
Chapora Fort
Chapora Fort, located in Bardez, Goa, rises high above the Chapora River. Before the Portuguese arrived in Goa in 1510, this location was the site of another fort. The fort changed hands several times after Portuguese acquired Bardez.
Address: Chapora Fort Rd, North Goa, Chapora, Goa 403509, India

Hours:

Monday 9AM–7PM
Tuesday 9AM–7PM
Wednesday 9AM–7PM
Thursday 9AM–7PM
Friday 9AM–7PM
Saturday 9AM–7PM
Sunday 9AM–7PM

Se Cathedral

The Sé Catedral de Santa Catarina, known as Se Cathedral, is the cathedral of the Latin Rite Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Goa and Daman and the seat of the Patriarch of the East Indies. It is located in Old Goa, India.
Address: Velha, Goa 403402, India
Length: 250′ 0″
Opened: 1640
Architectural style: Gothic art
Status: Cathedral
Dedication: Catherine of Alexandria
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