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Updated by Lavinia Woolf on Feb 27, 2015
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Popular 6 Spots in Goa for Tourists

If you holiday in India, you certainly would not want to miss out on Goa. This perfectly charming coastal city is adorned with a number of exciting attractions, the most popular 6 of which are listed below;

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Markets

Goa is paradise for authentic Indian shopping. That's right! Along with an airy sophistication, Goa is home to some of the most popular flea markets in the country where you can find pretty much everything Indian at rock bottom prices. If you are looking at the best of the best in Indian shopping, drop by at the Anjuna flea market held every Wednesday . This market that operates from Dawn to dusk has over 500 stalls and attracts a crowd from all over the country. The market is packed with an assortment of good and is also an excellent spot to practice your bargaining skills.

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Goa Beaches

Goa's long stretch of sandy coastline is renowned for its multitude of beaches and Goa's beaches in a nut shell are 'Perfect'. Hip and happening all day long and all night long, these beaches are pumped with entertainment that caters to all tastes. The waves are ferocious, the waters are sparkling, the sun is shining and the nights are wild; that sums up Goa's beaches all week long. If you are looking to have some real fun in the sun book a Beach Resort in Goa such as Alila Diwa Goa and make the most out of these picture-perfect spots in the city.

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Old Goa

In addition to the Party and Entertainment Goa is infused with rich history that can get any tourist carried away in the yesteryears of this magnificent nation. For a good dose of these sort of attractions head over to Old Goa and witness the array of Portuguese remnants still very much evident in the area. The exquisite churches, cathedrals and buildings some of which have become archeological museums are indeed a fascinating display to savor.

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Latin Quarter

Declared a UNESCO Heritage Zone in 1984 the Capital city Panjim is worth visiting mainly because of its Fontainhas neighborhood. Fontainhas literally means fountain and has earned this name due to the magnificent fountain located at the foot of the hill. As you stroll across the Latin quarter and come across colorful old Portuguese homes, belonging to the last surviving Portuguese families of Goa, you'll be transported back time to this poignant era in Goa. The entire region complete with Narrow winding streets and lanes, quaint shops, art galleries, bakeries, and restaurants has without a doubt an undeniable charm that is definitely worth savoring.

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Wildlife Sanctuaries

In addition to the beaches and Churches, Goa is adorned with a rich ecosystem making it paradise for the nature lover. Owed to the location of Goa along the mountainous Western Ghats, Goa makes a comfortable home for a world of wildlife. Two of the most important sanctuaries located in the region are Bhagwan Mahvir (of which Mollem National Park is a part) and Cotigao.

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Spice Plantations

Another highlight in a trip to Goa India is the spice plantations located around Ponda. Thanks to the city's dense forests and rich tropical climate Goa is an ideal location for spice cultivation. Popular spice gardens in the region include the Savoi Plantation, the Sahakari Spice Farm, Pascol Spice Village, Abyss, and the Tropical Spice Plantation.