Goa was declared the best tourist destination of India
Goa is the uppermost in the list of TOP-tourist holiday destinations of India. It is reported by the TripAdvisor website — the world famous travel portal which publishes the ratings of the most favour travel destinations of tourists. In its annual “Traveller's Choice® 2013” rating list Goa is steadily leading among other famous holiday destinations being in advance of New Delhi (the capital of India) and such major centers traditionally popular among tourists as Udaipur - known as the "Eastern Venice", Jaipur - "The Pink City", Bangalore - "The Silicon Valley of India", Agra - the city of one of the wonders of world’s architecture, the Taj Mahal - the monument of eternal love, Mumbai and Calcutta.
The users of the portal unanimously note that the most attractive thing in Goa is its magnificent beaches. "The most difficult thing to do while visiting Goa is to decide which beach to choose for amazing beach holiday spending" - summarizes the rating list compilers. However, tourists from all corners of the world give their preference to the leading triple of Goa beach resorts: Agonda, Cavelossim and Mandrem. Behind them in the list follow such famous beaches as Varca, Benaulim, Palolem and Morjim. As usually, tourists enthusiastically describe the spacious areas and the high quality of Goa beaches sand, warm tender sea waters and breathtakingly beautiful surroundings, calmness and quietness, reasonable prices, cleanliness and high quality of services.
The most attractive historic sites of Goa, according to the list, are: the Bom Hessus Basilica and Old Goa in whole, the Fontinhas Latin Quarter in the capital of Goa – the city of Panaji, the Tomb of St. Francis Xavier and the Se Cathedral in Old Goa, and, of course, the amazing Shri Mahalasa Temple in Ponda.
Among the objects of military and historical heritage of Goa tourists allocate the Fort Aguada Chapora Fort and the Reis-Magos Fort.
The most interesting museums are considered: the interactive ethnographic Goa Chitra Museum in Saltsette Taluk (Saltsette region) and historic museum Menezes Braganza House.
In the list of natural attractions expectedly lead such national park and reserves as amazingly beautiful Dudhsagar waterfall, Butterfly Conservatory Of Goa in Ponda, Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary and Salih Ali Bird Sanctuary in Chorao Island.
The best casinos of Goa are: Casino Carnival Goa, Casino Royal Goa and Chances Casino & Club. Among other places of entertainment stands the "MilSim Goa" paintball center.
Tours which are popular among tourists: sea cruises and boat trips in national waters of Goa, trips to different farms and plantations of spices, safari in National Parks and master-classes in cooking. For visits with children the following places are recommended: the Shakari Spise Farm, the Butterfly Conservatory Of Goa, the Splashdown Waterpark and Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary.