Goa is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the country of India and is a place that you can make your way to in order to have a fun holiday in a beach side destination. There are very good rental car services which you can use over here.
The Bom Jesus Church
This is one of the most famous churches in the capital city of Panjim in the Indian state of Goa and is visited by travelers from all over the world. The church houses the mortal remains of the famous St Francis Xavier who came to India on a proselytizing mission sometime in the early seventeenth century. The church opens at nine in the morning and can be visited until six in the evening.
The Portuguese mansion in the city of Panjim in Goa is quite beautiful to look at and stands as a testimony to Portuguese rule in the region in the period of the fifteenth and the sixteenth centuries. The mansion contains an abundance of paintings of Portuguese rulers many of whom lived in that particular mansion when they were in charge of the administration of the province of Goa. Donations are welcomed from tourists, to this mansion.
Goa State Museum
The Goa State Museum is one of the finest places that you can visit as this is the place which houses the entire history of the region from the early medieval times to the modern era of Indian history. Entry to the Goa State Museum is not difficult and can be done at any time between ten in the morning and five in the evening. Cameras are not allowed inside of this museum, and those taking pictures can be heavily penalized.
Goa Science Museum
The Goa Science Museum is a place that you can visit if you are interested in knowing about the evolution of science and technology in this particular region. The exhibits in the museum are quite interesting to view. Clicking pictures is not permitted and those doing so can be fined quite heavily indeed. The museum is one that is centrally located and one can reach it quite easily with the help of the rental car services.
A fabulous beach, this is a destination in Goa which you can visit in order to relax and unwind. The beach is always full of tourists and is one of the most well known public beaches in the state of Goa. It is quite well maintained and you can engage in swimming activities over here without any fear. Swimming is however prohibited after dusk as it is not safe to engage in swimming then. Freedom of expression is allowed on this beach and there are no restrictions of any kind.
Other Places to Visit in Goa
Religious Monuments: The Churches of Old Goa
Beaches: Pablolem Beach, Vagator Beach, Morjim Beach, Mandrem Beach, Colva Beach, Baga Beach, Chapora and the Calangute Beach
Shopping: Margao and Mapusa, Udyog Bhavan, Bicholim etc
Originally posted 2013-09-27 17:55:26.