Explore south Goa cities and enjoy the charm

Sun drenched beaches, picturesque landscape and historical monuments is what greets one to goa, the beach capital of India. The cities in goa are lively with sound, dance and music.

South goa, one of the two districts in goa also boats of beautiful cities. The south goa cities have a charm in themselves. The south goa cities are unique in their beauty and architecture; a visit to the south goa cities is worth when holidaying in goa.

Margoa, also known as Margao and Madgaon, is a busy south goa city. Situated on the banks of River Sal, Margoa still preserves the glorious past of the Portuguese heritage. One can come across large mansions and houses, designed in Portuguese style, which are real attractions. You also cannot miss the splendid beaches and the churches at this south goa city. Well, the churches are the real beauty to watch here. When in Margoa, do not miss Dudhsagar Falls, Church Square, Church of Holy Spirit, Aga Khan Park, Largo da Igreja, Bodhgeshwar Temple and Damodar Temple. It is the beauty of the sweeping beaches that you can experience in Canacona city.

This south Goa city has a rustic charm, as it has not been explored much by the tourists. The isolated beaches, especially the Palolem, are the hottest tourist spots. The other beaches where you can stroll down are the Cavelosim and Agonda Beaches. Well, One cannot miss the sanctuary of Cotigao, which has some of the tallest trees in Goa; see nature in its true colours here.

Overlooking River Zuari is Vaco da Gama, a city named after the great explorer Vasco da Gama. Though this south goa city is typical for adventurous sports, the city is not a hot tourist spot. Bogmolo beach is the only beach here withy green hills on the background and golden sands. Walk to the Pilot point, from where you can have a glimpse of the city and more of the Marmugoa port. One of the finest natural ports in India, it is a classic to watch the port at close quarters. Walk up to the Mormugao Ridge, where you can see the remnants of remnants of the Fortaleza Santa Catarina at the Japanese Garden. From here you can also see Zuari River flowing into the Arabian Sea. The Naval Aviation Museum is another place that one should not miss while in Vasco da Gama.

Still untouched by modernity, walk down the lanes of south goa cities and explore the real charm of goa.

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