Goa-More than just beaches and food

Being on a tour to Goa is a feast for the sense. Other than the pristine beaches and the food, if you are on a vacation in Goa, take some time off and check out the other famous spots that are now heritage sites in India. You will notice that the local houses have a hint of the Portuguese culture still embellished in them. 

Fort Aguada: Constructed in the 17th century, by the Portuguese  to guard against the Dutch and the Marathas. The lighthouse on the fort can also be visited and gives you a majestic view of the sea that lies in front.

Chapora Fort: Located in North Goa, you can see the sea from all four sides. It’s located on top of a hill, slopes on all four sides. Although, the fort now lies in ruins, it gives a spectacular view of the beach that lies ahead. In case you are wondering, this fort was also featured a Hindi movie.

Basilica de Bom Jesus: One of the oldest Churches in Goa, no holiday is complete without visit the church. The church still holds the remains of Saint Francis Xavier and many believe that this place is a must visit during the trip. The architecture of the church is also worth viewing.  There is also an art gallery attached to the church that exhibits the works of Dom Martin.

Church of St. Francis of Assisi: Built in 1661 by the Portuguese, the church is one of the oldest standing churches in Goa. The architecture and the sculptures are remarkable that have withheld the test of time and history.

Dudhsagar Waterfalls: This is a four tiered waterfall is one of India’s tallest waterfalls. The entire area is rich in its bio diversity. The Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife sanctuary taxi can lead you to the falls through the lush green forests and streams. The site of the waterfall in its full glory is breath-taking.

Naval Aviation Museum: Other than the Air force Museum in Delhi, the Naval Aviation Museum is the second of its kind in India. The museum exhibits the history and progress of the naval air force of India and have displayed some of the aircrafts used by the Indian Navy including Sea Harrier, Hawker Sea Hawk, HAL-HT-2, HAL Chetak, Lockheed L1049G Super Constellation, Tupolev Tu-95 etc. On display are also the arms and ammunitions used during the war and old photographs.

There is so much more, book your goa trip package. SOTC can guide you to explore them.