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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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Palolem beach
Palolem beach is a tract of white sand facing a blue bay between two headlands – a perfect crescent of white sand fringed by a shady rim of coconut palms and coco-huts. It is arguably still the best beach in Goa.
 
 
 
Agonda beach
Located north of Palolem, Agonda is a long and lonely beach, fringed with palms and casuarinas and dominated by a large hill to the south.
 
 
 
Cavelossim beach
Varca, Cavelossim, and Mobor are beautiful beaches south of Benaulim. These beaches are much cleaner and quieter than most of the famous beaches of Goa.
 
 
 
Basilica of Bom Jesus, Old Goa
Located at Old Goa, 10 kms east of Panaji, the Basilica of Bom Jesus is a World Heritage Monument. The Basilica of Bom Jesus, perhaps Goa's most famous church and among the most revered by Christians worldwide, is partially in ruins but still a...
 
 
 
Sé Cathedral, Old Goa
One of the most ancient and celebrated religious buildings of Goa, this magnificent 16th century monument to the Roman Catholic rule in Goa under the Portuguese is the largest church in Asia. The Cathedral is dedicated to St Catherine of Alexandria on whose feast...
 
 
 
 
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