Goa, one of the most fascinating tourist destinations of India, is the next stop of the Deccan Odyssey train. Goa is a combination of natural beauty and heritage and attracts large number of tourists from all parts of the world. Golden sand beaches, green hillocks, grand and magnificent churches of medieval period and elegant mansions- that is Goa for you! Goa, with its natural beauty and cultural heritage, is a heaven for tourists.
Whether it's the exotic and beautiful beaches or the culture of Goa,
you have plenty to explore. The old Goa is virtually a historical and
cultural museum, where stand the magnificent churches and grand
mansions. Some of the must watch places of old Goa are the Basilica of
Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral and the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, that
was initially a mosque but now is an archaeological museum for Goan
Another important destination in Goa is Panjim, the capital of Goa.
Panjim City is located on the left bank of the Mandovi River. Panjim is
home to archbishop palaces, a modern port, churches and long winding
streets, lined with remarkably well-preserved old houses. The Panjim
city is a great place to shop for Goan handicrafts like brassware,
terracotta, shell work, crochet, carved furniture, bamboo work, papier-mâché,
etc. It is time to enjoy some enthralling traditional Goan music and
dance, while you satisfy your taste buds with finger licking Goan
Dona Paula is yet another popular stopover for tourists. At the Dona
Paula beach, you not only enjoy the sun and the sea but also have the
option of indulging in water sports. The Dona Paula Beach offers a great
opportunity to the tourists to have a sunbath and buy cheap and local
seaside goods from local vendors. There is so much to explore in Goa and
just one day is not sufficient to appreciate the Goan way of life. The
non-stop fun, virgin beaches, medieval sites, magnificent churches and
mansions keep your mind occupied as you wind the one-day tour of Goa.