Goa is not only famous for its beaches and temples, but Goa is also famous all over India for its island. You might be surprised to read this, but it is true. Goa is as famous for its beaches as it is for its islands. Although there are many islands in Goa, but 5-6 islands are very beautiful and famous. If you want to attain peace of mind then all you have to do is visit Goa. When one takes the name of Goa, its beautiful landscapes, popular water activities in the vast Arabian Sea, delicious Goan cuisine and of course golden islands come to mind.
Divar island is a famous tourist spot of Goa. This island can be reached only by ferry. The ferry to Divar Island meets in front of Goa Institute of Management at Raibandar and another jetty at Old Goa, Raibandar is just 6-7 kms from Panjim.
Till now no fare is charged from the passengers to go to this island. This island also has cottage and spa facilities. The church and temple built on this island is worth seeing, the distance from the temple to the church is just 2 minutes. The church is open only in the morning and evening, so if you want to see the church from inside, then visit only in the morning and evening.
Temples of 3 deities have been built nearby, the main temple is of Shri Ganesh ji, the temple of Hanuman ji is built under the mountain. A white idol of Hanuman ji is installed in this temple. The third temple atop the hill is the temple of Sattari Devi, who is believed to be a form of Lakshmi. You can also see the beautiful view of Goa from near this temple. There is a lot of peace on this island
Sao Jacinto Islands – Top Islands in Goa
Sao Jacinto Island located in Goa is one of the most beautiful creation of nature. The name of this beautiful island is derived from the name of St. Jacinto’s Church. This island located in South Goa is a famous family tourist spot. Situated at a distance of 7 km from Bogmalo beach and 22 km from Panjim, Sao Jacinto islands are no less than a paradise for nature lovers and photographers.
The main attraction of this island are the churches, apart from the picturesque surroundings. Situated close to Vasco-da-Gama, this island is as quiet as if far from the city. You can walk around the island to explore the beauty. If you are fond of visiting the old Portuguese house then all you have to do is walk through the village streets.
Grand Islands – Beautiful Islands in Goa
Goa is a very good place to visit. Go on a trip to Goa and not visit Grand Island means wasting money. The trip to the Grand Island of Goa is very popular among Indians as well as foreign tourists. You can book online to visit this island. Your journey starts from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. This trip includes pick-up and drop facility from your hotel. The complete tour package includes facilities like diving, buffet lunch, snorkelling and fishing. When you arrive at Monkey Beach on Grand Island, you’ll be given time to swim, sit on the beach, and enjoy the incredible scenery in front of you.
Chorao Islands – Popular Islands in Goa
Chorao Island is a famous tourist spot in Goa. The beautiful and mesmerizing Chorao Island situated on the Mandovar River is the perfect place to visit with your partner and family. This island of Goa is the largest of the 17 islands. This popular island of Goa is a part of Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary where you can spot some beautiful and rare species of birds with your life partner or your family. Best places to chill, enjoy romantic forest walks, spot birds and explore old vintage hotels.
Pequeno Islands – Islands in Goa
The Pecueno Islands of Goa are the best places to visit with couples and families. This island is one of the most beautiful places in Goa. This island is located just one kilometer from Baina Beach, which is located in Vasco da Gama. Goa’s Pecueno Island can be reached by ferry ride. This island is also known as Bat Island. It is the best place to spend a relaxing time in solitude with family and friends. Kayaking and snatching can be enjoyed on this island.