Goa offers a plethora of options for everyone and you are sure to find one that suits your needs and requirements. While there are a number of world renowned attractions in Goa there is plenty that still lays hidden and waiting to be discovered.
Relax on the beach by the day and get ready to lose yourself in a discotheque in the evening, there is never a dull moment in Goa.
The capital of Goa, Panaji, is one of the smallest and most romantic state capitals in the country. Though it generally acts as a stoppage for tourists who are heading for the beaches, there is plenty here that will keep you engrossed. The entire town is dotted with old houses with red tiled roofs, white churches, charming little bars and pubs and plenty other that reminds one of Panajiís colonial past.
Just a short distance west of Panaji, there are still a few mammoth cathedrals and churches reminiscent of the old capital, which was often compared with Lisbon in terms of its magnificence. A few old structures have been converted into museums that house an exquisite collection of rare artifacts.
Vasco da Gama
Originally known as Sambhaji, Vasco is a port town located near the Marmagao harbor, just a few kilometers from Dabolim airport. The small town became the capital of Goa in 1703 when the viceroy decided to relocate it from Old Goa because of the frequent plague attacks that struck the old city.
Besides its charming cities that remind visitors of the colonial past, Goa is also known for its magnificent forts, palaces, temples and churches that despite being very old and in a dilapidated state still attract thousands of tourists every year.