GOA TOURISTS ATTRACTIONGoa BeachesThe ideal combination of sun, sand, sea and surf is enough to send a person packing his bags and go on a short holiday. It becomes even better when that holiday is in one of the popular Goan beaches.Goa Churches Goa is literally synonymous with churches. They are living testimonies of the rich historical past of Goa. During the early days of the Portuguese rule in India, church building was the primary concern and occupation in Goa.1.Basilica of Bom JesusOne of the most popular churches in Goa, the Basilica of Bom Jesus truly deserves to be given the status of a World Heritage Site. 2.Mary Immaculate ConceptionThe Church of Mary Immaculate Conception is one of the most famous landmarks of Goa. This church is supposed to be one of the earliest churches to be constructed in Goa.3.Reis Magos ChurchThe Reis Magos church of Goa is one of the most famous landmarks of the Reis Magos village located in Goa.4.Se CathedralThe Se Cathedral of Goa is dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria. This magnificent edifice was built in the 16th century under the Portuguese rule in India.5.St. Anne ChurchThe church of St. Anne of Goa is noted for its remarkable architecture in India.6.Church of St. AugustineThe ruins of St. Augustine church is a very popular tourist attraction and one of the most spectacular monuments in Goa. The church was built in 1602 with the combined efforts of 12 Augustinians.7.St. Cajetan ChurchThe St. Cajetan church is located in Old Goa near the Se cathedral church. This vast and strikingly beautiful church has been constructed on the primary design of the Basilica of St. Peter located in Rome.8.Church of St. FrancisThe Church of St. Francis of Assisi is at the same complex in which Se Cathedral is located. The Church of St. Francis of Assisi of Goa was built during 1517-1521 AD.9.St. Paul ChurchThe St. Paul Church is a ruined church that is a popular tourist attraction in Goa.Goa Carnival One of the most colorful and popular festival of Goa is the Goa Carnival. This three day extravaganza, of fun, frolic, amusement and merry-making, takes place in the month of February. The Goa Carnival festival is one of the most eagerly awaited events of the year. Though essentially a Christian festival, all people of Goa, irrespective of their faith and religion take part in this festival.Dudhsagar Waterfalls The Dudhsagar waterfalls are located in the Sanguem district of Goa near the Goa-Karnataka border. It is located at a distance of around 60 kilometers from Margao and can be reached easily by hiring a taxi or taking a bus from either Margao or Panaji.Goa Spice Plantations Goa is synonymous to its exotic beaches and pulsating nightlife. Tourists come here to enjoy the relaxed pace of life and rediscover themselves in peaceful and serene surroundings. But there is more to Goa than just beaches, churches, nightlife and casinos. A major attraction in the rural side is the spice plantation of Goa.