Forget Bali and Kerala! Goa has it all....

Venita Gomes

1. Explore the backwaters of Agonda and you will feel you are in God's Own Country.

Goa|Backwaters| Swaying palms |Agonda beach | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

2. The paddy fields of Bali in South Goa will remind you of Bali in Indonesia.

Goa|Paddy fields|Deck farming| Bali |Bali holiday | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

3. The waterfalls of Goa are sure to take you back to your last vacay in Meghalaya.

Goa|Waterfalls|Wildlife | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

4. Lisboa? Nah! It is Goa. One of the colourful streets of Fontainhas, Panjim.

Goa| Fontainhas|Lisbon|Portugal|Panjim | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

5. Wanna party Ibiza style? Goa's EDM festivals, discos and clubs resemble the nightlife of this Spanish island.

Goa|Party zone|Party places|Ibiza | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

6. A vacation in Hawaii? Check out South Goa's pristine beaches like Agonda, Cola, Cabo de Rama, etc.

Goa|Hawaii calls| Beaches of Goa|Agonda beach |Cabo de Rama beach | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

7. The ancient temples of Goa are one of a kind and difficult to find anywhere in the world.

Goa|Temples|Religiosity | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

8. Don't forget the world UNESCO heritage site in Old Goa with all its beautiful churches and chapels . It's not without any reason that Old Goa is known as the Rome of the East.

Goa|Churches|Rome of the East |St Cajetan |Old Goa | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

9. Brazil! La La... hang on... this is Goa's Carnival. The festival of floats, dance and music takes place in the month of January-February in Goa and is similar to the Brazilian Carnival.

Goa|Carnival|Celebration|Brazil|Carnival in Brazil | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

10. Experience the Western Ghats, Goa's most unique side. Dense forest cover and heavy rainfall are common features found in both, the Amazon forest and Western Ghats.

Goa|Forests|Biodiversity| Western Ghats | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

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