North Goa: a land of golden beaches


North Goa is know as the land of golden beaches, paddy fields and palm trees, it is truely an exciting place to visit. It also houses the capital of Goa, Panaji,

North Goa is famous for its beaches, which are considered to be the best in India. Nortn Goa has a vast coast line of about 30 kilometres stretching from Fort Aguada to Arambol dotted with Anjuna, Arambol, Calangute, Sinquerim, Baga, Vagator and Chapora beaches, the most beautiful beaches in India. One can see life ebbing out in these beaches with all its parties, music, songs and celebrations, which makes the beaches the most visited.

The Anjuna Beach with a backdrop of feathery coconut groves is a favourite of the tourists. He beach is also famous for its flea market. With white sands dotted with basalt rocks, Arambol beach is famous for the sulphur springs and the fresh water lake. Calangute beeach, which was a favourite of the Hippies, still attract a lot of tourists.

The lakes in north Goa are another attraction. Chimbel, Mayem, Carambolim and Calapur are some of the lakes.

Another attraction in North Goa is the Basilica of Bom Jesus, built in the 16th century.  A world heritage monument, the church has the mortal remains of St Francis Xavier, which is kept in a silver casket.

Panajim, the gate way to Goa, takes you to the glorious past. The buildings, churches and monuments in Panajim treat you to the age-old days of Goa.

Well, Old Goa is a symbol of the great Goan culture. The churches, monastries, nunneries, other Portuguese buildings and various other monuments stand testimonial to the golden era of Goa.

Accommodation in North goa is not a problem. Starred hotels, budget hotels, resorts and guesthouses dot the beautiful beaches, where you will get all the luxury.

Hub of various activities, a visit to North Goa is worthy. Walk down the silvery beaches, bask in the sun, enjoy the cool breeze from the palms and dwell into the glorious past of goa; visit North goa.

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