Activities to participate in when in South Goa
South Goa has a number of activities that you can explore when on a holiday trip. Other than participating in a mainstream party, it would make sense to check out and absorb another side of the state which can be explored here. Goa has and is known for a lot more than just beaches and parties, there is some amazing architecture culture and even food to explore. Unlike most of India since it was ruled by the Portuguese the state has its own unique flavor seen in its food, culture and way of life.
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Here are a couple of things tourists can check out and participate in when they are visiting the South.
The architecture that can be seen down South is like nothing that can be seen in most other parts of the state. The houses here have been still maintained retaining initial designs from the Portuguese era. Stroll through the streets on a sunny evening and check out the ancestral houses and get a glimpse of the village life around.
The Holy Spirit Church is another architectural beauty in Margao. The church has been standing around for almost five centuries and still maintains the same look that it initially had. The roof is several stories high and it is acoustically very pleasing as well.
Other similar places include the chapel of three kings situated in the village of Cansaulim. The view from the church is amazing and spans out miles and miles of fields, greenery and coconut plantations, not forgetting rivers and small lakes.
There are a couple of beaches down South that are definitely worth a trip. The Palolem and Agonda beach are a little mainstream but they are clean and have numerous water-sport activities that can be participated in when there. There are activities like water scooters, banana rides, parasailing along with a number of beach shacks dishing out delicious seafood and chilled beer! Being located far down South, they do not get a lot of visitors in comparison to Colva or Benaulim, making it less crowded and peaceful.
Other beaches that might appeal to tourists looking for some quiet, would be, Hollant or the Bogmalo beach located in the port city of Vasco. These two beaches are located within driving distance from the airport. They also have their share of tourists but they are quite secluded and would give visitors some alone time to themselves.
The Marmagao port has existed since the time of the Portuguese and has a fort on the nearby hill overlooking the entire area. During the Portuguese rule, the fort would always be armed to protect the port and harbor. Now, although the port is still being used a lot, and is Goa’s main port, the fort has retired to the position of a tourist destination.
There are also a number of starred hotels to the South which would provide some amazing meals and stays. If they are booked in advance, visitors can end up finding the most reasonable prices possible. A few significant mentions are Radison Blue, Majorda beach resort or even the Bomalo beach resort.
With so much to do, tourists are going to have their hands full for quite some time when visiting the state.