The State Museum of Goa, in the Old Secretariat, Panaji, exhibits different aspects of the ancient historical and cultural traditions of Goa. The collections in the Museum include sections on Natural Heritage, Contemporary Art, Cultural Anthropology, Environment and Development, Sculpture, Goa’s Freedom struggle, amongst others.
Located near the village of Cortalim, 22 km from Panaji, the Kesarval Falls, also known as Kesarval Springs are renowned for their medicinal properties. The Spring attracts a large number of visitors who come here to wash away their ailments and rejuvenate themselves.
Located in the Bicholim Taluka in North Goa, east of the market town of Mapusa, the Mayem Lake is a popular tourist spot, offering a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere. Even the journey to reach the lake is a beautiful one on a winding road through pineapple plantations, cashew trees and areca nut trees. The region around the lake is hilly, and the slopes are covered with forests and wild cashews.
A cruise through this Goa is a great way to know this place more intimately. It also helps you to discover more about the Mandovi River of Goa and untapped natural beauty surrounding it.
Scuba diving in Goa is a delightful experience. Attractive corals, colored and beautiful, shells and fishes all invite exploration. Underwater visibility in Goa ranges for two meters to eight meters throughout the tourist season. The waters in Goa are safe and temperate. The absence of riptide currents makes the waters ideal for beginners.
Plan your travel to Goa in such a way that your stay includes a Wednesday, because it is the day of the flea market at Anjuna beach. Anjuna flea market is well known as you can find exquisite items on sale here. The big market spreads over the coast line of Anjuna beach. If you are good at bargaining, you will end up buying articles for unbelievably low prices. It will be interesting to even find bikes and cameras on sale along with very ordinary items, clothes and jewellery. And while shopping, you can engage your taste buds in cuisines of various cultures, available here.
Goa is the right place to grow spices because of the dense forests and the tropical climate. Spice farms are situated in Ponda. The spice plantations are open to tourists and hence you get an opportunity to explore the farms. Using organic methods, these farms produce some of the major spices namely black pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, cashew and betel nut palm. Watching men climbing tall trees with considerable ease to pluck betel nut is thrilling.
Goa at the end of May or the beginning of June has the sea filled with waves perfect for this sport. Surfing at that time gets between 5 feet and 10 feet plus, making it one of the most exciting destination for a multi-dimensional watersport!
If you love water sports, you cannot find a better place to be than Goa. Right from swimming, you have various water sports available in the beautiful land of beaches. The sports include windsurfing, water skiing, jet skiing, which is popularly known as water scooter, parasailing, banana boat, scuba diving, catamaran sailing and a lot more. Sunset and moonlight cruises, dolphin cruises and other adventurous cruises are also available.
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