India: North Goa, part 2
On the coast of the Indian state of Goa are beaches who attract tourists from around the world. Full-water river Chapor divides the spa zone Goa approximately in half. We have already told about the "southern part" of the North Goa, and now we present you the "top" panoramas from the river.
Along the northern mouth of Capara is the village of Mordens and her wide sandy beach 3 km long. Despite the greater resort’s popular, the beach is very clean. Here you can find noisy parties, and secluded corners. Moreover: Mordemp is one of the few places on the planet, where the olive turtle sails – an animal belonging to vulnerable species. Local residents believe that Reptiles here "pushes" the sea breeze, which they call the "Turtle Wind". The laying of eggs takes place from November to April on the site, called Turtle Beach ("Inverted Beach"). It is protected by the state; Collect eggs and scare turtles strictly forbidden.
Not far from Mordeva, the beach of Ashvim is located – the same pure, but narrower and very significant. It is known for its high waves suitable for surfing, as well as picturesque sunsets. Complement the peaceful landscape of volcanic origin stones scattered throughout the coast.
Neighboring Beach Mandrem lies between two small rivers flowing into the Arabian Sea. Its length is about 2 km, width – several hundred meters. There is no cliffs, bottom smooth and hollow, water is good. But if you sail away from the shore, you can find big waves, which attracts in the Mandrem of sports lovers.
Arabol, or Indian Harmal, deserved the fame of the most creative resort on Goa: in the 60s, he became the center of Hippie’s movement, and now many artists and artists come here here. This explains the existing tradition to meet everyone together the sunset to the music, songs and meditation. One of the most famous sights of the beach is a huge tree Banyan: according to legend, participants of the group "Beatles" once meditated.
And Kerim Beach is the most ideal place to privacy on Goa: it will most often meet the turtles, crabs and birds than people. Wide white sandy shore stretches from north to south by almost 2 km, and instead of palm, coniferous trees grow here. This is the northernmost point of Goa: the territory of Maharashtra is already beginning.
States are divided by the Tiracol River. At her opposite shore in the XVII century, Fort Tiracol was erected to protect against the Empire of the Great Mughal. Since 1746, he was controlled by Portuguese and only in 1961 returned to India’s property. Fortress and her church of St. Andrei, built in Portuguese colonial style, was renovated, and the Fort itself turned into a fashionable hotel. This is due to the fact that Fort officially applies to Goa: lying on the other side of the river a piece of land under an ancient building was transferred to the property of the tourism state, which, unlike Maharashtra, offers businessmen large tax breaks.