If Party and Beaches are your only idea of Goa, then you have been missing out on some great places in this beautiful state. Here we will talk about some less visited places which may bring great diversity to the tourist map of Goa, without going anywhere near the sea.
1. Old Goan Churches
The Old Catholic Basilicas and Cathedrals of Goa are a precious look into the past with their unique look and feel. The Se Cathedral and Basilica Bom Jesus get the bulk of the tourists. Others churches include the Church of St-Augustine, Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Church of St. Cajetan and Chapel of St. Francis Xavier. There are notable Cathedrals in Margao and Vasco De Gama as well.
3. Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary
4. Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
5. Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary
Located in the eastern part of Goa, Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary is the latest addition to wildlife sanctuaries in the state. With a large variety of biodiverse forests, the sanctuary is home to many exotic species wildlife, like the black panther, the great pied hornbill and giant squirrels. They also have the Savari Waterfall in its backyard.
6. Goa Chitra
Goa Chitra is an ethnographic museum in Benaulim. A reflection of the Goan culture, it showcases the lifestyle of the native people of Goa, their art, music and crafts. The museum has more than 4000 artefacts on display.
The Western Ghats blessed Goa with an interesting landscape. The Avalem, Lamgau and Rivona Caves have many legends associated with them and can be a great day trip experience!
8. Tambadi Surla Temple:
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Check out our other Goa related posts to discover more about this state:
Yummy Goan Dishes You Must Try
6 Things To Do In Goa
The Pristine Churches and Savory Flavors of Goa