GOA A HOME AWAY FROM HOME
One of the favorite destinations among Indian tourists and foreigners is Goa, India’s smallest state. Goa is not only famous for beaches but also churches, temples and museums. One can also explore the majestic Forts , pay a visit to historical temples , go pubbing and clubbing , wine and dine , try one's luck at casino, Hiking and trekking options are also available in Goa.
Best time to visit
Goa is from November to February. The pleasant weather is perfect to hang out around the beaches of Goa.
Markets of Goa are known for artificial jewelry, clothing and much more. Goan cuisine is also available at most of the restaurant at Goa.
Goa is a blend of ancient Portuguese colony, sandy shores, monuments and delightful cuisine. Goa is world famous for its beach life.
Let us now explore the places to visit in North Goa and South Goa.
Places to visit in North Goa
Built in 1612 by the Portuguese rulers ruling in Goa at that time and Juliao Simao was the architect who built the Agauda Fort. Located on the Agauda siolim Road, in Sinquerim (Candolim Goa) Agauda Fort the 4 km long road from Sinquerim beach is used by motor vehicles.
Fort Agauda is open on all days of the week from 9:30am to 6:00pm.
A tribute to Portuguese construction and engineering the Agauda fort have fallen to the ravages of time much of it is intact and it remains the best preserved Portuguese fort in India.
Attractions near Fort Agauda are:
The 13 meter high Portuguese light house which stands in the middle of the Aguada Fort is also a lighthouse built in 1864.
The diving season in goa is from mid of October to end of April. The shallow waters around the island of Goa are perfect for scuba diving.
Situated in Bardez, Goa Chapora Fort is simply approachable from Mapusa which is located at a little distance of 10 kms. One can take a personal drive or bus starting from Mapusa which will take to the fort while transporting the destinations of Anjuna and Vagator.
Holiday this fort for an evening at leisure and enjoy the views of Arabian Sea and Chapora Beach River from over it under the vast expense of the sunset sky.