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 Chapora Fort
Situated near the Anjuna beach, the Chapora fort was built by Adil Shah of Bijapur. The fort gives a spectacular view of the sea as it is situated atop a cliff, on the coast of the Anjuna beach. A few ruins here and there give a mystical look to it, though otherwise it has been well preserved. It was given a new dimension when the Portuguese took over and one can see traces of the Portuguese architecture in it.
 
  Aguada Fort
An awe-inspiring edifice, the Aguada fort stands tall among the Portuguese-era forts scattered across Goa. Strategically located at the estuary of the river Mandovi, the Aguada fort is the largest among the lot. Aguada in Portuguese translates to 'water' and the fort has been called so for the spring within the ramparts that provided water supply to the ships that called here arriving after the long sea voyage from Lisbon.
 
 Cabo de Rama Fort
Cabo de Rama Fort has a long history and as the name suggests, it starts with Hindu warriors who constructed it initially and surrendered it to the might of the Portuguese in 1763. The fort which took its name from lord Ram from Ramayan was later renovated by the Portuguese by providing more bastions and citadel. However, the fort fell from grace and was lying in ruins till the State took notice and has prevented any further damage and deterioration of the fort. The fort affords a grand view of the entire length of Colva beach and the Canacona stretch. Some of the turrets of the fort still house the Portuguese cannons
 
  Anjuna beach
Jagged laterite boulders welcome you to the land of Goan rave. Enchanting red cliffs kiss the silver white sand beach which is awash with crystal clear waters which splash relentlessly. The coconut plantation roof and plethora of restaurants and food joints offering food choices galore make the Anjuna beach a paradise on Earth. The famous full moon parties which provide an amazing opportunity for the visitors to taste a flavor of Goan entertainment are a big draw and the choice of food and heady mix of free flowing drinks and music is sure to corrupt any noble mind. The laid back attitude of the locals and the fun factor in air makes Anjuna beach trip memorable.
 
  Benaulim Beach
Benaulim is located 7-km west ofMargoa. It is one of the most tranquil Goan destinations. The best thing about Benaulim is that it is still rather undiscovered by domestic tourists even though it is a fishing beach. Being generally jellyfish-free, it is quite safe for swimming. Though it gets crowded in the evenings and on the weekends, most of the times it is one of the most unperturbed beach destinations in Goa.
 
 
 Majorda beach
ajorda beach is one of the most renowned and attractive beaches of Goa. The natural beauty, cleanliness maintained, multitude of water sports as well as beach sports available, great food and drinks facilities and health care apart from a great sea shore make the Majorda beach a force to reckon with. The beach also boasts of it's own share of history and mythology wherein Lord Rama is supposed to have visited the beach as a small kid as well as when he started the search for his missing wife Devi Sita. Apart from being a great daytime beach, the Majorda also plays hosts to a numerous rave parties which are an integral part of the evenings of many beaches of Goa.
 
 Bogmalo Beach
gAbout 8km,away from Vasco da Gama,this Goa Bogmalo beach is also situated very close to the airport,hence making it easily reachable.It is a broad, flat and open beach & the least visited beaches. Bogmalo’s unique look is due to the Cluster of small beach shack restaurants and occasional fishing villages, scattered under the coconut palm.Initially it was a quiet fishing village,but after tourists explored it, tourism started infecting in to this small Indian state of Goa. Bogmalo beach is less crowed but also one of the cleanest beaches.The air of this place is pure , pleasant & tranquil,that is appropriate to calm down our senses.
 
 Candolim Beach
Sitting on a goa beach Candolim is the birth place of Abbe Faria, a Goan Freedom Fighter and the Father of Hypnotism. When we stay at Candolim, we usually book one of the rent-back apartments a stone's throw away from the beach. There is little or no shelter close to the beach, but you can hire out a beach umbrella, sample the good food available at the beach shacks that dot the beach, and sun yourself in solitude. This Goa beach is very popular with package tourists, but is still not too crowded.
 
 Dona Paula Beach
Dona Paula is 7-km from Panjim and is different from other Goan beaches in the sense that this is one of the beaches that’s washed by both the Goan sea and the goan rivers. This beach of Goa carries with it an aura of both romance and myth. It is said to be haunted by lost love of Dona Paula de Menezes. Dona Paula Beach is also house to the Governor of Goa, known as Cabo Raj Bhavan.
 
 Star Cruise
This luxury cruise liner operates between ex-Mumbai Packages covering Goa, Kochi and Lakshadweep. It has Two vessels- Super Star Libra and Super Star Virgo.Star Cruises is designed to cater & meet with all the needs of their passengers. It offers an impressive lot of facilities, including entertainment & recreational activities & interests.It offers one to a world-class exclusive floating resort in the high seas,for 4 nights, 2 nights and 1 night, on fixed dates.This journey lets one explore, the places, where everything feels like heavenly bliss
 
  Pearl of the Orient
Pearl of the Orient is a mixture of natural and cultural heritage cruise cum walking tour.This cruise takes one to the enchanting world, along the river of peace, warmth and tranquility.One can feel the beauty of the endless sights and sounds, the luring beauty of nature.These sights fascinate and captivate the tourists,completely. It operates on every Sunday from 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.one can take this journey for just Rs. 250/- per person inclusive of snacks and cold drinks disembarking at Old Goa on a pilgrim trail one can visit the world famous heritage monuments like:
The Viceroy's Arch, St. Cajetan's Church, Se Cathedral, Convent & Church of St. Francis Of Assisi, Basilica Of Bom Jesus, Tower of St. Augustine, Convent of Santa Monica, Church of Our Lady of Rosary.
 
 Blackwater Thrills
One can enjoy the endless sights and sounds of birds as it Cruises along the riverside tip of Dr. Salim Ali's Bird Sanctuary.One can experience the endless sights of thick mangroves, along the river Mandovi. The tourists get to tickle their sense of smell through the spice world, juicy fruits, exotic plants and medicinal herbs at the Savoi Verem Spice Plantation.One of the unforgettable experience is felt after having the typical Goan Hindu Cuisine, served in earthen pots and banana leaves, providing a taste that lingers for a long time.
 
 Dolphin Fantasy Cruise
One can watch the dark graceful water beauties in a ever-playful playful mood enchanting the tourists with a rhythmic dance of love. while undergoining this journey Sights of Raj Bhavan, Aguada Fort and Reis Magos and their headlands jutting out can be seen. This journey reminds us of the bygone era of wars and dominance. It is a great way to relax on a hetic Monday morning.
 
 Water skiing
One of the thrills of the oceans and beaches is the adventure of water skiing. The experience of gliding over the surface of water at high speeds is sure to knock wind out of the lungs and leave one breathless with excitement. Various beaches in Goa cater for Water Skiing viz. Calangute, Mobor, Arossim, Candolim etc. The operators at the beaches provide the equipment required for the activities as well as the training and expertise required to perform the skiing act smoothly without any injury to self. The operators also teach the hand signals as well as the wave pattern to decide the course of action in case of emergencies.
 
  Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary
The Molem village of Goa plays host to the largest wildlife sanctuary in the state, The Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary. Home to a host of wild animals viz. spotted deer, Indian bison, jungle cats, leopards, pythons, cobras and monkeys, the park is one of the major attractions of tourism in Goa. Spread over an area of 240 sq km the park is a wild mix of verdant forests and intermittent tribal settlements. Rare birds such as drongos, cuckoos, minivets and barbets are found in the park and so are a few guests like elephants and tigers who arrive from the adjoining forests of Karnataka during summers.
 
 
 
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