Goa Beaches & Wildlife Explored
Undoubtedly, Goa remains a favourite with the tourists. Cool sea breezes, glistening sands & warm sun are a part of the pristine beaches that makes Goa what it is today. Goa is one of India's special tourist places that can boast of fantastic weather, fabulous beaches, wonderful people, mesmerizing night life, mouth-watering cuisine, forts, etc. This small state sets the pace for a magical and fun trip for everybody especially with some of the prettiest beaches, old Portuguese churches, the annual carnival that takes place in February and several markets that give you a chance to re-discover the little pieces of Goa.
Beaches in Goa:
Most of the action happens on Goa's beaches and this is one of the main reasons why thousands of tourists throng the various beaches across Goa.
Baga Beach is well known for water sports - parasailing, jet skiing, body boarding & surfing. The dolphin cruises are another tourist attraction at this beach.
This beach is one of the most hip and happening beach and is known for its rave culture and parties, especially during the Christmas new Year season.
Dotted with palms and casuarinas, Dona Paula is quite a hotspot, for its beauty and romantic legend that gave the beach its name. The beach offers water sports facilities, especially water scootering.
Colva Beach is a highly commercialised ebach with resort complexes, large holiday crowds, trinket stalls, discos & restaurants.
Majorda lies 2 Km north of Colva, and is a pretty beach dominated by a luxury resort, hotels, restaurants, shops, boutiques and the best European bakeries in Goa.
This is Goa's most popular beach. Totally commercialised but this sizzling hotspot offers good sunbathing, and some really delicious food.
Goa Wildlife :
Tourists generally visit goa to see only temples, sea beaches, churches, good sea food or fenny, the local wine but real Goa also lies in its wild life. There are 4 to 5 wild life sanctuaries which are ideal spots to spend a night at:
1. Cotigao wild life Sanctuary, 86 sq km , canacona(south goa--from margao 30 km towards paolem sae beach,one of the lovely beach in GOA): booking of cottage Rs. 400 to Rs. 500.
2. Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary, 240 sq.km, molem(from Ponda 20 km ), nearby Dudhsagar water falls -- Rooms available for Rs 500 to 800.
3. Bondla wildlife Sanctuary, 20sq. km(from Usgaonkar, south Goa 10 km).
4. Netravali wildlife Sanctuary extreme south of goa, 21 sq.km.
You can find easily big python,King cobra,leopard ,wild bores and varieties of birds.
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