One of the most important aspects of Goan tourism is its rich heritage and culture. Due to its heavy Portuguese influence, the Goa we see today is a perfect blend of Indian and Portuguese cultures. This can be seen very clearly right from the food they eat to the beautiful architecture in the city.
Sure, Goa is popular for its pristine beaches, the hippie vibes and the thrilling adventure sports, but the beauty of Goa lies in its history – the forts, the churches and the temples. Built during the Portuguese regimes, these are some of the oldest buildings in the city, depicting world-class craftsmanship. Goa has seen a lot of different regimes in the past; from Portuguese to Konkani, there have been many rulers and many cultures. Everybody in Goa is aware of the magnificent churches in Goa, which was built during the Portuguese times. The forts in Goa, too, have been a popular tourist attraction for many years, due to its amazing locations and historic importance. Similar to the Portuguese and the Christian influence in Goa, the Hindu influence is equally remarkable. Even though the Goan ethnicity consists of Christians, Hindus and Muslims, Goans are very open and modern about religion, in general.
Even though the temples in Goa are pretty popular amongst the locals as well as tourists, there are a lot more hidden temples in Goa, which one must visit during his trip to Goa. Here’s a list of some of the best temples in Goa which you must check out. All of these temples collectively cater to various aspects of the audience: the history fanatics, the photography enthusiasts and those who seek experience.