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All About Goa - The Most Beautiful Holiday Destination in India

Goa is the only state in India that is a perfect destination for everyone.
It has earned itself a number of titles such as 'The most popular travel destination in India', 'Most sought after tourist destination', 'A dream destination', 'A beach destination', 'The most beautiful holiday destination' and many more.
A tour to this magical land reveals all the reasons that makes it not only the most beautiful state but also one of the most loved holiday destination in India.
Goa has always attracted millions of tourists for its beautiful exotic beaches.
The beaches in Goa with their swaying coconut palms are unique and different from each other in their own way and provide relaxing ambience to the travellers.
A number of beaches also offer water sport facilities.
The beaches are dotted with a number of beach cafes, huts, hotels, restaurants, guest houses and houses for rent that offer good accommodation and make your stay more memorable.
The natural scenic beauty often creates a romantic ambiance and attracts newly wedded couples.
Thus Goa is also known as one of the best honeymoon destinations in India.
Apart from its lovely beaches Goa is also known for its forts and historical monuments.
There are a number of forts built by the Portuguese that remind one about the Portuguese rule in Goa.
The Fort Aguada located in North Goa is the most famous one visited by a number of people.
Other forts such as the Chapora fort, Corjuem fort, Tiracol fort, Nanus fort etc are also well known and visited by the tourists.
Goa also has a number of religious places of worship in the form of churches, temples and mosques that attract a large number of tourists.
Safa Masjid and Jama Masjid are the most popular mosques in Goa.
The Basilica of Bom Jesus attracts the maximum number of visitors as it houses the remains of St.
Francis Xavier, the patron Saint of Goa.
A large number of other churches also exists in Goa that have amazing forms of architecture and are the legacy of Portuguese colonization.
Goa is also a home to many Hindu temples that draw devotees from all over the country.
Some of the famous temples are the Shri Mangueshi temple, Shri Shantadurga temple, Shri Chandreshwar temple etc.
The Brahma Temple in Goa is the only temple in India that is dedicated to Lord Brahma.
For those seeking fun and enjoyment at their trip to Goa, there is a lot of entertainment in the form of clubs, dicsotheques, night parties etc.
Another way to enjoy is to attend the beac parties that are held at different places.
One can enjoy a number of festivals celebrated here such as the Carnival, Shigmo etc or go for fishing or dolphin trips.
One can even go shopping to the various markets held or enjoy movies at various multiplexes at various places.
Also there are a number of places to visit such as beautiful waterfalls, lakes, wildlife sanctuaries, musuems etc that one can go visiting.
Another fact that makes Goa so popular are the Goans or the people of Goa themselves who are warm, friendly people that have a lively spirit.
They have a laid back lifestyle but are very friendly and fun loving people that have a great passion for music and dance.
The language spoken is Konkani and the Goan cuisine is a mixture of local food style and Portuguese food style.
One can get a variety of delicious seafood delicacies here and also a local drink known as feni which is very popular and one of the main drinks of the Goans.
Besides all this Goa is also known for a number of activities.
The hotels, guest houses and houses for rent offer wonderful services and facilities which make your tours to Goa more attractive so you have a pleasant vacation.
One can get a lot more information on Goa through various tourist guides and websites for Goa.
So next time you are planning a holiday do not forget to explore this smallest but most beautiful state and holiday destination of India.

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