Beauties that Nature has bestowed on Goa

Evelyn Siqueira


Goa’s shimmering sands and sunny skies beckon many a tourist year after year. And, what are the other natural delights to be found here? Read on …

Nature | Goa | beach | Photo: Rohan Fernandes


Love the beach? Goa has over 35 popular beaches and several lesser-known ones to bask on.

Nature | Goa | beach | Photo: Rohan Fernandes


Apart from the Western Ghats, Goa’s terrain is marked by low hills in several areas including Panjim, Mapusa, Margao and Aldona.

Nature | Goa | Altinho | Photo: Katia Goes


The major rivers, Mandovi and Zuari, and their tributaries criss cross the state.

Nature | Goa | river | Photo: Rohan Fernandes


The waves of the Arabian Sea gently bathe much of Goa’s shoreline – and that includes beaches in North as well as South Goa, from Calangute to Baga to Canacona and Varca.

Nature | Goa | Betul beach | Arabian Sea | Photo: Rohan Fernandes


Goa was traditionally an agrarian society which explains why you see vast expanses of lush, green fields in practically every village.

Nature | Goa | fields | Photo: Rohan Fernandes


Considering that the Western Ghats run along the state’s eastern border, you can expect to find miles and miles of dense jungles, covering an area of roughly 600 sq km in Goa.

Nature | Goa | Western Ghats | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

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