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beach130 km of Konkan coast stretches along the state of Goa providing a wide range of choice in beaches to suit everybody's needs. There are unspoilt pristine stretches of sand for the solitude seeker and there are others that are jammed with people in every square foot of sand.

The rugged Western Ghats, known as the Sahyadris in Goa, make it an ideal haven for many species of birds and animals and also provide a corridor for migration.

Goa’s temples combine aspects of Muslim and Christian architecture into basically Hindu layouts. Domed roofs are a Muslim trait, while whitewashed octagonal towers and balustrade façades have been borrowed from Portuguese church architecture. Of particular note are the deepastambhas (lamp towers) that are almost exclusive to Goan temples and are decorated with oil lamps at festival times.

Goa’s churches owe the majority of their design features to the European traditions of their time, and some are copies of buildings in Rome or Lisbon - with practical modifications to suit the local climate.

The prominent forts in Goa such as Tiracol, Chapora, Fort Aguada, Reis Magos, Gaspar Dias, Cabo and Cabo de Rama are historic specimen of immense military, political and economic importance in a land crisscrossed by rivers and canals and bordered by sea on the west.

 
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Candolim beach
Candolim and Sinquerim beaches, located immediately below Fort Aguada, are now almost entirely the domain of luxury hotels and package-tour companies. There is uninterrupted firm sand from here all the way to north to Baga and if you want a long beach walk, there...
 
 
 
Sinquerim beach
Sinquerim Beach is a small curve of sand dominated by the five-star Taj Holiday Village and Aguada Hermitage.
 
 
 
Anjuna beach
Anjuna is a five square mile enclosure nestling between the Arabian Sea and the Hill overlooking the beach. The beach is known for its swaying palms, soft sands, natural beauty and Wednesday flea market.
 
 
 
Vagator beach
Vagator beach, adjoining Anjuna, is secluded, crescent shaped and situated on the Caisua bay along the Chapora river basin, in the shadow of Chapora fort.
 
 
 
Baga beach
As compared to Calangute, Baga is quieter and also more isolated. Its scenic beauty, with the creek, the Retreat House perched on the hill and the lack of local tourist buses all have contributed to its unique beauty.
 
 
 
 
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