Romantic Places in Goa
Goa Romantic Places – If ever there is a fairytale place for romance in India, it’s Goa. The sun-kissed beaches, the swaying palm trees, tranquil backwaters, lush-green countryside, quaint churches and cathedrals, the unique amalgam of Konkani and Portuguese heritage, what more magnificent setting you can ask for to indulge in a bit of romance! And that’s why Goa is such a popular honeymoon destination in India. Newly-married couples from India, and in fact, all over the world come in hordes to Goa to spend that most special time after the marriage when the couples are exploring and getting to know each other and Goa provides ideal setting for their endeavor. To make your task easier, here is a brief overview of must-visit places in Goa when on a honeymoon.
Explore the beaches of Goa
Nothing is more romantic than strolling hand-in-hand on a beach with waves gently touching your feet. Such a setting provides an ideal backdrop for heart to heart chat. And when it comes to beaches you are spoilt for choice in Goa. Calangute, Baga, Colva, Vagator, Candolim and Anjuna are some of the popular beaches in Goa and each beach has its own unique character. While Calangute is the most prominent beach in Goa and offers number of water sports options, Vagator is more laidback. On the other hand Anjuna is famous for its beach party scene where as Baga is known for its dolphin cruises.
If you are visiting Goa during monsoons then this majestic waterfall, which is in its full glory at that time, is a must-visit. The thunderous cascading waterfall will surely hypnotize you with its splendor. The fall is located in the picturesque lush-green setting close to the Goa-Karnataka border. The solitude and awe-inspiring beauty of the falls makes it very popular among the honeymooners.
The legend and the tragic love story attached to this place make it a must-visit destination for all the love couples. Nestled on a rocky, hammer shaped headland, the place is named after the Portuguese Viceroy’s daughter Dona Paula de Menezes who fell in love with a local Goan fisherman. The match was not acceptable to the Viceroy and unable to come to the terms with the life without her lover, Dona Paula threw herself off a cliff into the Arabian Sea. As a tribute to their everlasting love, there is a black stone statue of Dona Paula and her lover on a rocky promontory, which gives a sweeping view of the Mormugao Port.
Churches of Old Goa
To have a glimpse of the magnificent Portuguese architecture you have to visit Old Goa. The place is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is dotted with beautiful churches and Cathedrals. The most famous among them are the Basilica of Bom Jesus and the imposing Se Cathedral.
Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is an ideal romantic getaway for the couples. The scenic beauty and the solitude that the sanctuary offers provides perfect environment to just gaze into each other and communicate without uttering a word.
Fort Aguada is the best known landmark of Goa. Overlooking the majestic Arabia Sea, it is a seventeenth-century Portuguese fortress, located on Sinquerim Beach. The place is known for its beautiful sunsets and offers uninterrupted views of north and south Goa. Take a stroll in the evening around this imposing fort with the gentle breeze blowing around – a perfect romantic moment for those on honeymoon.
Nightlife in Goa
Goa is known for its vibrant nightlife and for those of you who want to have a slice of it there are plenty of options. Some of the popular nightclubs in Goa are: Club Cubana (near Arpora Hill), Tito’s (Baga), Cafe Mambo (Baga Beach), Outback Bar (Arambol Beach), and Congo (Candolim).