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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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Calangute beach
Calangute, a seven km stretch of sand, is the beach to which everyone heads for the moment they land in Goa. So it is natural that it is overcrowded both in peak and off seasons.
 
 
 
Miramar beach
This beautiful beach is located about 3km from Panaji. It lies adjoining the estuary of the river Mandovi as it opens into the Arabian Sea.
 
 
 
Betul is an important fishing village where all the mechanized boats and deep sea trawlers bring in their catch. Here headlands from the slopes of the Western Ghats protrude into the shore giving it an imposing backdrop.
 
 
 
Not far from Agonda beach is Cabo de Rama, untouched by most of the visitors to this region. The atmosphere of the fort creates a sense of history and drama that very few would fail to appreciate.
 
 
 
Varca 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.
 
 
 
 
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