8 Fascinating Alternatives Beyond the Balmy Beaches of Goa; Lies Ouwerkerk; Transitions Abroad

India – Churches and Convents of Goa

Goa is a tiny state with a population of 1.4 million people, situated on the west coast of India, and widely known for its spectacular, palm-fringed sand beaches, and party scene. For many visitors, Goa is just that, the very definition of tropical tourism: lounging on the beach, partying at night, and perhaps some souvenir shopping at local markets. But for those who would like to delve a bit deeper into Goa’s nature, history, and culture, there are a wide range of alternatives to explore, from colonial history and architecture, Hindu temples, sleepy rural villages, and wildlife sanctuaries, to spice farms, Indo-Portuguese cuisine, and traditional Konkani folk music and theater (tiatr).

1) Walk Along Portuguese-Style Heritage Houses

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