The small sea-side state of Goa, India, presents its cultural melting pot of people, cuisine and religious influence all on the beach. Back in the 1960s, many flocked to thse shores in search of enlightenment and camaraderie, but now the crowds that indulge in the fresh Goa atmosphere are trendy and modern.
Have lunch with monkeys at the Dudhsagar Waterfalls. These massive cascades tumble 2,000 feet down rocky shoot to the valley below, which provides a scenic backdrop for an afternoon admiring natural wonders, reports Fodor's.
Saint Francis Xavier lies entombed inside the Basilica of Bom Jesus. According to Frommer's, this Catholic Church was created between 1594 and 1605 and now welcomes visitors who want to witness the resting place of Goa's patron saint.
Goa restaurants take advantage of their seaside spot by offering some of the freshest seafood dishes around. At Zeebop by the Sea, the specialty is a grilled zebra shark steak with garlic butter that may be perfect for an adventurous entree lover.
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