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Indian colorful spices at Anjuna flea market in Goa, India  | ©
Indian colorful spices at Anjuna flea market in Goa, India | ©
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25 Instagram Photos That Will Make You Fall in Love with Goa, India

Picture of Revati Upadhya
Updated: 21 February 2017
Land of sun, sand, sea, and shells—it’s hard to keep from being trigger-happy when you’re in the sunshine state of Goa. From swathes of balmy seaside to rolling fields of green, the unrelenting monsoon months, a colorful, lively and vibrant culture—there’s a lot about Goa that can be captured in stunning pictures. Here are 25 pictures that will make you fall in love with Goa, or at least prompt a trip to experience it for yourself.

Goa’s classic golden sunsets make for a fabulous backdrop to go parasailing—a common water sport found across beaches in Goa, and a unique way to take in uninterrupted views of the world below.

Experience Goa from a different dimension with a hot air balloon ride that offers spectacular sunrise or sunset views—a side of Goa you’ve never seen before.

There are few things more inviting than coconut tree-lined shaded avenues leading off into the beach.

For the solitude seekers looking for hidden beaches away from the crowds, Butterfly Beach, just off Palolem in South Goa, offers a perfect hideaway.

Away from the hectic humdrum of Goa’s coastline is the hinterland, lush and verdant with forests, cooler temperatures, and water bodies perfect for a mid-day dip.

The many forts that dot Goa form a crucial part of its architectural legacy. Fort Tiracol is a 16th-century fort that has been restored and turned into a luxury heritage hotel.

Snaking through Goa, several waterways, canals, and backwaters offer pristine views and picturesque spots for moments of solitude.