Goa is the smallest state in India with influence of European and Indian culture. Goa tourism is famous for white sandy beaches. Goa beaches are among the finest in the world. There is a unique charm of the beaches with golden sunshine and silver moonlight at night.
The culture of Goa is highly influenced by Christianity and Hinduism. Tourists will find several churches like Basilica of Bom Jesus - famous for the remains of St. Francis Xavier, an important Catholic pilgrimage, St. Francis of Assisi - famous for Portuguese religious art, St. Monica, Our Lady of the Rosary, , Church of st Anne, Church of st Augustine are interesting and worth a visit
At the same time there are plenty of Hindu temples in Goa worth visiting for the tourists like Mangesh Temple, Shri Mahalasa Devasthan, Bhagwati Temple, Sapteshwar Bhagwati Temple, Rudreshwar Temple etc.
The biggest offering by the tourism in Goa is the beaches. The combination of blue waters with golden strip of sand is breathtaking. The 100km long coastline of Goa has some of the finest beaches in the world. The most popular tourist beach in Goa is Colva Beach followed by Calangute Beach, Anjuana Beach, Dona Paula Beach and Majorda Beach.
Apart from beaches and Churches, wildlife is another great aspect of Goa tourism. One third of Goa is covered with lush green forest with some exotic species of birds and animals. Bondla Park and Bhagwan Mahavir National Park are not only gives nature lovers perfect opportunity to see animals in their natural habitats but also offer some great hiking opportunities.
The best time to travel Goa is during the Easter and enjoy the vacation while dancing and singing in the three day Goa Carnival. Some other attractions in Goa include Fort Aguada, Arvalam, Dudhsagar and Kesvarl Waterfalls. Last but not the least in Goa Cuisine. Goa's culinary specialties include vindaloo, pork cooked with vinegar and spice. Seafood such as mussels, shrimp, crab, lobster and fish with coconut combined into a delicious curry. Feni, a strong alcoholic drink made from cashew nut.