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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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If one wants to see multi-storeyed forests with tall trees and rare plants, where hardly any light reaches the ground, Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary is the place to go to. It is located on NH-17 in Canacona taluka, in the south of Goa and touches...
 
 
 
The small village of Savoi-Verem in Ponda is the site of the only temple dedicated to Lord Ananta in the state of Goa. The Ananta temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, appearing here in his incarnation as Ananta, the serpent.
 
 
 
The unique feature of the Devki Krishna temple is that this is the only temple in India where Lord Krishna is worshipped alongside mother Devaki as Devakikrishna.
 
 
 
 
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