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Goa is a verdant natural paradise bounded on the one side by the foothills of the Sahyadri range and on the other by the Arabian Sea. The old adage is true: Living in Goa is a 365-day vacation. Beaches, scenic sunsets, historical forts and an easygoing life make Goa one of the best beach destinations in India. Whether you want to witness the majestic 600-m-high Dudhsagar Falls or try your luck in Casino Royale, Goa serves travelers of varied tastes. From the famed Fort Aguada to the blue waters of Dona Paula and Sinquerim beaches, there's no dearth of points of interest in Goa.

Goa has well over 25 amazing beaches ranging from the full-of-life party destinations to the serene and peaceful ones. As a general assumption, the beaches of North Goa are considered to be more happening and lively than those of South Goa which are quieter and more secluded.For nature lovers, there are many day tours which give you the opportunity to once again get up close with the myriad beauties of nature and have fun while doing so. On these day tours you will get to explore the hidden crocodile habitats, spice farms and much more. You can Indulge in fishing, snorkeling, diving and many more fun activities.

Goa is also home to the Dudhsagar Waterfall which is amongst the top 100 highest waterfalls in the world. This cascading waterfall takes a steep plunge of 2000 feet down in the wooded mountains of the Western Ghats. The water falls at such a speed that it froths up and looks white as a result, thus the name Dudhsagar, or Sea of Milk. It is also believed to be one of the highest falls in the country. An organized tour to this waterfall generally takes about 8 hours,with pit stops at a rice plantation as well as visits to a monkey sanctuary.Nature lovers will also enjoy Goa’s dolphin tours offered by a number of boating companies along Goa’s beaches. In Goa, dolphin tours will also include time for stretching out and relaxing, snorkeling and taking pictures.

For those who want to experience the real beauty of Goa, we recommend tours of Northern Goa, which are usually 8 hours long and include some famous beaches such as Morjim Beach, which is a nesting and hatching habitat of the Olive ridley sea turtle; and Vagator Beach, with the beautiful Chapora Fort in the backdrop; as well as the historic Fort Aguada, the famous 17th century Portuguese fort. For a flavour of Goa’s man made beauty, tours of Southern Goa will take you the Bom Jesus Basilica, a World Heritage Monument and home to the tomb of St.Francis Xaviers; the St. Cathedral, a magnificent 16th century monument and the largest church in Asia; as well as Mangueshi Temple, a 17th century temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Shantadurga Temple, considered one of the richest temples dedicated to the goddess of peace.If you’re in the mood for something more adventurous, you can embark upon a unique sea-land adventure tour in an ‘Amphibious’ vehicle, capable of operating both on land and sea. These tours generally cover either the hinterland of Goa, where you will explore unexplored and unreachable places such as Goa’s mangroves and bird sanctuary or the heritage areas of Goa,with various churches and monuments.

The adventure-minded will also enjoy a tour of Goa’s rugged territory on ATVs (All Terrain Vehicles). You will experience steep hill climbs, high speed chases through the forest and skidding across slippery and muddy tracks till you’re exhausted from the exertion and awestruck by Goa’s sheer natural beauty!

If land based tours are too mundane for you, may we suggest a helicopter tour of Goa? That’s right! Goa provides the opportunity for you to witness its beauty from up high - upto 1000 feet above the ground! Enjoy the panoramic eagle eye view of Goa and its spectacular beaches from your armchair in the sky.

No matter what your desires, talk to our concierge and we will arrange a tour that’ll fulfil your wildest desires!

Basilica of Bom Jesus

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