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Goa Beaches
The beaches of Goa are the highlights of travel in this state, making Goa the premier beach vacation destination.

Goa Culture
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Architecture

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Temples and ancient fortsGoa is a land of crafts and craftsmen, where aesthetic quality finds a natural expression. Goa has a rich and magnificent tradition of the classical arts. Over the years, Goans have excelled in poetry, music and the fine arts.
The extensive excavations and preservation efforts carried out by the Archaeological Survey of India have brought to the fore and restored remnants of ages in the form of ancient sites such as caves, epigraphs, sculptures, religious places like temples, churches, mosques, ancient forts, etc. Besides, a marvelous domestic architecture presented in centuries-old houses of the aristocrats occupies a prominent place in the itinerary of the lovers of architecture.

Caves and SculpturesCaves
Numerous caves have been discovered throughout Goa, indicating the presence of human settlements. The discovery of rock carvings at Pansaimal and Kazur, points to the possibility of the early man being an inhabitant here. All these caves are carved in laterite. In the above list, only 4 to 5 caves might have been carved for residential purpose and the rest are for religious or for other purposes. There are also some natural caves existing in Goa. Among them, the biggest is the cave found at Verna, and is large enough to accommodate more than 1200 people at a time. The Buddhist caves at Rivona is also a natural cave complex. The "Pitha" carved in laterite in the cave might have been used as a seat for the teacher.

Sculptures
The pre-historic dwellers of Goa created some beautiful carvings on rocks. The most famous ones include the figure of Mother Goddess carved in bold relief on an outcrop of laterite at Curdi in Sanguem taluka, and rock carvings at Usgalimal and Kazur. These should have been open prayer places without any shelters.


 
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