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  • In a paradisiacal place with a plenitude of sightseeing attractions, there generally are numerous undiscovered aspects. Although Goa is the fun capital of India, this region was steeped in history. Having seen numerous settlements from across the world over several centuries, the culture of Goa is truly international.

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  • 01Can You Guess How Many Bars Goa Has?

    Can You Guess How Many Bars Goa Has?
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    This is one of those facts about Goa you didn’t know. For a small state, Goa has an astounding number of bars. In total, there are about 7000 bars and almost all of them are licensed to serve alcohol. But what would be the estimate if you add the number of unlicensed bars to the tally?

    It would truly be an astounding number! Now would that make Goa the liquor capital of India? Not really. Being an international tourist destination, this is land of 
    high spirits and free-wheeling fantasies. So bars are only enablers of the footloose (not recluse) collective consciousness of this region.

    Check out some the famous resorts in Goa.
  • 02The Non-Decomposing Body St. Francis Xavier

    The Non-Decomposing Body St. Francis Xavier
    In the year 1542, the Portuguese ruled Goa. It was during this time that St. Francis Xavier began his work of spreading the gospel. He was instrumental in helping many people turn to his faith and in 1552; he planned to introduce Christianity in China.

    He was part of an embassy that left to China. But the embassy members didn’t last the trip. The saint continued on his journey and finally landed at Macau. He died in Macau and his body was brought to Goa in 1553. Enshrined in a glass casing, his non-decomposed body is in the world-famous Basilica of Bom Jesus church.

    Here are some of the old and famous churches in Goa.
  • 03Goa Has The Highest Per-Capita Income

    Goa Has The Highest Per-Capita Income

    When you land in Goa, you don’t want to go back – one of the emotional facts about Goa! You could probably fantasize staying in this place forever leading a life of high spirits and luxury. Amazingly, Goans living and working in the state have a lot of money to spare – lucky them! A national census indicates that on average a Goan makes INR 192, 652 a year. 

    This is enough to lead a comfortable existence in the state. You could envy a Goan given that they have so many avenues for recreation. Beaches, forests, entertainment, casinos, party boats, and money in the hand!

  • 04Mineral Ore Exports of Goa Are The Highest in the Country

    Mineral Ore Exports of Goa Are The Highest in the Country
    The export of mineral ore began as early as the 16th century – one of the facts about Goa you didn't know. It was not until a Dutch traveller conveyed to people that there was iron in the stones of Goa that mineral mining began.

    Laterite stone is the most abundant in the state. Goa exports large volumes to Japan even now. So apart from having a tourist economic backbone, this state contributes to the Indian GDP with exports as well. Exports of iron and manganese ore started in the early part of the 19thcentury. Currently, bauxite, magnesia, limestone and clay are additions to the list of mineral ore exports.

    Here are some of the must visit places in Goa.
  • 05The Forest Density Cover of Goa is Over 30%

    The Forest Density Cover of Goa is Over 30%
    For those who have not visited Goa, they think this region is only about beaches. But this state has a forest cover in excess of 30%. The forests teem with exotic wildlife and birdlife. An abounding ecosystem characteristic of the Western Ghats can be found here.

    The equatorial forest cover gives rises to thousands of plant species. Supplementing this vibrant ecosystem is more than 
    275 species of birds. There are more than 40 types of animals and reptiles in these forests too. The wildlife sanctuaries of the state are amongst the protected ones in the country given the unique flora and fauna that thrives here.

    Goa is full of adventure and fun you can have numerous adventure activities in Goa check them out here.
  • 06Asia’s Only Naval Aviation Museum is at Goa

    Asia’s Only Naval Aviation Museum is at Goa

    Goa’s Naval Aviation Museum is one of a kind and Asia’s first and only one. There are only about six other such museums in the world. This museum in Goa displays India’s naval aviation history. For instance, the giant reconnaissance ship called Lockheed Super Constellation is displayed. India’s first naval aircraft can be seen at the museum. 

    Contemporary aircraft, jet trainers, helicopters, and famous aircraft that were used at wars are displayed. A section of the building houses naval memorabilia. You can visit the armament enclosure to see ammunition that was used and is currently being used as well.

  • 07Take a Two-Wheeler Taxi – Only in Goa!

    Take a Two-Wheeler Taxi – Only in Goa!
    This is the only place in India where you can ask a biker a lift and actually pay him without worrying about riding with a stranger! Goa is full of motorcycle taxis and riders take you pillion to your desired destination for a charge.

    It is known to be a cost-effective form of transport and is definitely fuel-effective for the Goan economy too. Referred to as Pilot, these two-wheeler taxis are also a means for ladies to travel to and from destinations. Importantly, tourists can explore the length and breadth of the state without paying too much for fuel and driver costs.
  • 08The First Medical School Was Setup in the State

    The First Medical School Was Setup in the State
    Being a melting pot of different cultures and nationalities, Goa has a distinct way of life.  The Goa Medical College was India’s first medical school setup to educate prospective doctors and also to impart treatments. This is definitely one of the facts about Goa you didn't know. It was built in the 18th century when the state was still under Portuguese rule.

    One of Asia’s oldest medical colleges, the library here is one of the oldest as well, with books dating back to the 18th century. The medical college has numerous acclaimed treatments to its credit. Currently the hospital offers a range of treatments including critical ones such as open-heart surgery and knee-replacement surgery amongst many others.
    You can do a lot of amazing stuff in Goa find out some of it here.
  • 09The First English Medium School Was in This State

    The First English Medium School Was in This State

    Currently, there are tens and thousands of English medium schools. But given that Goa’s tryst with the English language is centuries old, it was not a surprise that the first English medium school was in this state. The pluralistic and egalitarian essence of this state is vivid. Amidst this diversity, people live in harmony and celebration.

    Goa is definitely a unique land bestowed with a charm that transcends cultures. In its imitable style, this region commands the reverence and respect it deserves. Not only a party capital of the country; facts about Goa indicate that this is also a state of firsts.

    Check out most popular and famous beaches in Goa.

  • 10Goa Remembers Its History

    Goa Remembers Its History

    The Kadambas ruled this region for more than three hundred years. During their reign over this state starting from the 11th century, a distinct political culture evolved. This period was stable and people began to experience prosperity. So the first Golden Age for the people of Goa was during this period.

    During the Kadamba rule, several temples were built. The most famous one, the Tambdi Surla exists inside the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary. The religious tolerance during this dynastic rule is still remembered. It set the context for naming the state’s transport service as Kadamba Tourist Corporation. Uniquely, no other transport service has been named after a dynasty.

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Sightseeing in Goa

Attractions

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Calangute Beach

Deserving every reason to be called the ‘Queen of Beaches’ in Goa, Calangute Beach is a paradise for nature lovers holding the spectacular beauty and charm. The beach reflects the unique Goan culture with a glorious view of the landscape serving as a perfect retreat for visitors. Here you can find the effervescent markets selling everything from beer, trinkets to pawns. It is also the biggest beach of North Goa and ideal for witnessing the beauty of palm and coconut trees against the locale of the magnificent Arabian Sea.

This beach is often crowded with people swelling towards the sea, lazing around, taking sunbath and children making sand castles. Another spectacular features of Calangute Beach is its sunsets and sunrise.

  • Water Sports: Parasailing, Speed Boat Rides, Water Skiing, Water Scooter, Jet Skiing, Banana Ride, Wind surfing etc.

  • Nightlife: Cantare, Revolution Pub, Club Antoos

  • Location: Calangute Beach, North Goa

  • Distance from Panaji: The Calangute Beach is 16 kilometers away from the city of Panaji.

  • How to reach from Panaji:  There is a regular bus service which runs from Panaji to the Calangute Beach. If one is driving then it takes half an hour to forty minutes to cover the distance.

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Baga Beach

Baga Beach in Goa looks as though it has come straight out of a work of art. Lofty white waves hurrying to wipe out the prints of feet left by you on the white sand while the breeze keeps on playing with the palm trees is a sight to behold at this majestic beach in Goa.

It is a decent place to appreciate some moments and abide in a serene consideration with oneself. It is counted as one of the best beaches in Goa where you can see wonderful sunsets and at the same time appreciate the cool morning breeze. The shacks become animated in the late night with music impacting and astounding client service at the party places in Baga Beach. It is also a center point to experience daring water sports and famed for drawing in a huge number of sightseers every year.

  • Water Sports: Banana Ride, Dolphin Trip, Water scooter, windsurfing, Jet skiing, Motor boat ride, scuba diving etc.

  • Nightlife: Club Tito’s, Cavala, Britto’s, Zanzibar etc

  • Location: Baga Beach, North Goa

  • Distance from Panaji: From Panaji the Baga Beach is located 19 kilometers away.

  • How to reach from Panaji: The Baga beach is just half an hour drive away from Panaji and 15 minutes from Mapusa. There are frequent buses available to Baga from Mapusa and Panaji throughout the day and the journey takes about half an hour from Panaji.

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Candolim Beach

This beach has won the hearts of tourists for its tranquil ambience, adventure sports and other amusement options. The enchanting Candolim Beach is particularly famous for its nightlife which ensures fun and some crazy moments to remember for a lifetime. Interesting adventure sports, spellbinding scenery and a unique festivity makes Candolim Beach one of the best beaches in Goa. The Sunburn Festival is held here for three days every year attracting hordes of tourists. Also, the water activities at Candolim Beach are must try to get the adrenaline rush with adventure.

This beach is the perfect place for all the individuals who search for restoration, fun and quietness. Its peaceful and serene air enchants numerous voyagers. On the highest point of it, when you come to realize that it's a home to a lot of water sports and different exercises, at that point you'll wish to never go back home.

  • Water Sports: Banana Ride, Dolphin Sighting Trip, Jet Skiing, Speed Boat Rides, Water Scooter etc.

  • Nightlife: Club LPK-Love Passion and Karma, SinQ, Drift Bar, Pharaos etc.

  • Location: Candolim Beach, Bardez Taluka, North Goa

  • Distance from Panaji: This beach is located at a distance of 14 kilometers from Panaji.

  • How to reach from Panaji: The best way to reach Candolim Beach from Panaji is via a bus or your private car. There is no air or rail connectivity between Candolim Beach and Panaji.

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Morjim Beach

Nestled in the midst of lush green surroundings, Morjim Beach is a delight that will leave you refreshed with its calm and serene ambience. If one is a fan of bird watching, Morjim Beach is one of the best beaches in Goa to spot several species like the Sand Plover, Bay-backed Shrike, Quill, Turnstones, Cuckoo, Kingfisher and Sandpipers can be seen in natural surroundings. Dolphin Sighting is another activity which you can indulge in at the Morjim Beach.

This place is also famous for being a nestling place of Olive Ridley Turtles. Lately, Morjim Beach has earned the label as ‘Little Russia’ due to the large population of Russians here.  A lot of private beach sun beds, coco palms, Russian sports bar and beach touching restaurants can be found here.


  • Water Sports: Dolphin Watching, Swimming. There is not much of adventure sports here due to habitation of water animals.

  • Nightlife: Club Fresh, Bora Bora, Marbela Beach Resort

  • Location: Morjim Beach, Pernem, North Goa

  • Distance from Panaji: Approximate driving distance between Morjim Beach and Panjim is 27 kilometers.

  • How to reach from Panaji: There is a daily bus service available from Panaji to the Morjim Beach. You can also opt to drive by yourself via your own vehicle.

  • Other Stays: Check out some other resorts in north Goa.

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Anjuna Beach

Situated on the west coast of Goa by the Arabian Sea, Anjuna Beach is one of the best beaches in Goa. The hippies were the first people to come here in the 1950s and since then Anjuna Beach is a hotspot in Goa for local and international tourists. Anjuna Beach grows on you as you take a stroll along the glowing white sands and enjoy the sight of gently swaying palms in front of you. This beach is also famous for its Wednesday Flea Markets where you can shop for souvenirs, sarongs, traditional handicrafts etc.

  • Water Sports: Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Paragliding, Windsurfing, Bungee Jumping, Banana Ride, Dolphin sighting trip, Go karting, Water scooter, Water skiing etc.

  • Nightlife: Curlies, Purple Martini, Café Lilliput, Shiva Valley and UV Bar are popular spots for enjoying nightlife at Anjuna Beach.

  • Location : Anjuna Beach, North Goa

  • Distance from Panaji: Anjuna Beach is at a distance of 21.5 kilometers from Panaji.

How to reach from Panaji: There are buses available every hour if you wish to travel to Anjuna Beach from Panaji via Mapusa. Motorcycle taxis and auto rickshaws are also available from Mapusa.  The nearest railway station is at Karmali 11 km away from Panaji and 29 km from Anjuna.
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Arambol Beach

If you are wishing to spend some moments in solitude appreciating the exquisiteness of a pristine coastline, then Arambol Beach is the perfect place to be in Goa. It is relatively unexploited by tourists and perfect spot for going to enjoy a day in sun with your folks. Also known as Harmal Beach, the place is a heaven for those searching for some quietness and solitude. The shoreline has  a long sandy extend with soft white sands. The beach is considered most favorite for some long-staying budget travelers.

One of the popular activities here is dolphin sighting organized by local fishermen. Along the coast, tourists can find a few shops sell clothes, junk jewelry and handicrafts from Goa and other parts of the country.

  • Water Sports: Paragliding and Dolphin Watching

  • Nightlife: Cockstown, Friend’s Pub, Blue Diamond etc

  • Location : Arambol Beach, North Goa

  • Distance from Panaji: The distance between Arambol Beach and Panaji is 35 kilometers.

  • How to reach from Panaji: There are buses available from between Panaji to Arambol every thirty minutes until noon, and every ninety minutes thereafter and between Mapusa and Arambol which takes three hours. The nearest bus stand is a 2km walk away from the beach.

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Vagator Beach

Vagator Beach is one of the best beaches in Goa which provide a wholesome escapade offering everything like sightseeing, water sports, shopping and tranquility. The beach is mostly famous among Westerners and a permanent residence for many of them. Vagator Beach is the place that enchants people of all ages. This charming beach is the perfect destination to appreciate the company of sand, sun & sea. The sunsets are particularly beautiful witnessed from the Vagator Beach. It is also quite famous and popular beach in north Goa.

Vagator resort offers a lot of shacks and restaurants where you can take a snack and try the wonderful appetizing dishes of local cuisine. The local art, music and nightlife defines the aura of this amazing beach. The coastline is stacked up with several stalls who sell books, apparels, handicrafts, trinkets, and other food items like soft drinks, snacks, sea food, etc.

  • Water Sports: Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Dolphin Sighting

  • Nightlife: Mezcal, Mango Tree, Disco Valley, Tin Tin Bar, The Alcove

  • Location : Vagator Beach, Bardez Taluka, North Goa

  • Distance from Panaji:  The distance between Vagator Beach and Panaji is about 20 kilometers.

  • How to reach from Panaji: Vagator Beach is connected to Panaji through Mapusa and Calangute. You can easily catch a bus or drive by yourself to reach the Vagator Beach.

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