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  • Sparkling Beaches 
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  • Sparkling Beaches 

     
    The spectacular beaches are the main draw. Divided into North and South Goa, numerous beaches occupy a stretch of 105 kms along the Konkan coast.Most of them are still untouched by the urban expansion and thus are the ultimate spot for relaxation and tranquillity.
     
    For those who seek more activities Anjuna, Baga, Vagator, Sinquerim, Candolim, Calangute, Morjim and Arambol beaches in North Goa offer a palette of choices. Colva, Benaulim, Cavelossim, Varca, Velsao, Majorda, Betalbatim, Mobor and Betul in South Goa are for the tranquil seeking travellers. The Majorda beach is the largest, covering a stretch of 20 kms. The beaches offer various water sports, skydiving besides the most famous Goan cuisine.
                                          

    Majestic Churches 
     
    Majestic Churches Goa is strewn with numerous churches which are reminiscent of the rich Portuguese heritage it has inherited. The Se Cathedral is the largest church in Goa dedicated to St. Catherine. Originally built between 1510 AD of mud, straw and stone, it has 14 altars, 5 bells and an 80 mtrs. long aisle. Built between 1510 - 1550 AD on Monte Santo in Old Goa is the oldest surviving Church - The Church of Our Lady of Rosary.
     
    Basilica of Bom Jesus, the Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, the Church of St. Cajetan, the Augustine Church of Our Lady of Grace and Rachol Seminary built between 1550 - 1660 AD, all belong to the Baroque period, which coincided the Renaissance period in Europe. Church of St. Francis of Assisi at Old Goa, one of the famous churches was built during what is known as the Indian Baroque Period (1660 - 1760 AD).

    Ancient Forts 
     
    The Aguada fort was built between 1609-12 AD. Constructed to fortify Goa it is the largest and the most famous fort in Goa. The Cabo da Rama fort is associated with Lord Rama where he is believed to have spent a few days with Sita during his exile from Ayodhya.
     

    The Chapora Fort near Mapusa was built in 1617 by the Portuguese and the Terekhol Fort on the Terekhol River was built by Maharaja Khem Sawant Bhonsle in the 17th century. Besides forts, short historical excursions from Goa can be taken which include the 12th century Rock Cut Caves of Khandepar situated at a distance of 36 kms from Panaji in the Khandepar village in Ponda; and the 5th-6th century Rock Cut Caves of Arvalem, also called the 'Pandavs Caves' where, according to legend the Pandavas stayed during their exile.


    Splendid Museum 
     
    Splendid Museum The most popular museum in Goa is the State Archaeology Museum in Panaji. Built in 1977 it has seven galleries namely the Banerji Art Gallery, the Religious Expression Gallery, Sculpture Gallery, the Contemporary Art Gallery and the Western Bronzes Gallery, the Christian Art Gallery and the Cultural Anthropology Gallery. 
     
    It is a rich storehouse of varied artefacts dating back to the pre-colonial era, comprising of deities, stones, temple sculptures, antique furniture, including the famous bronze statue of Alfonso de Albuquerque. 

    Perfect Nature 
     
    Perfect Nature The Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary in the Chorao island along the river Mandovi is a bird-watchers' paradise. Every season it is the home to a large variety of migratory birds.Other wildlife sanctuaries like the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary and Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary exhibit the rich flora and fauna of Goa.