Goa got another feather in its cap after North Goa was listed among 'World's 100 greatest places of 2021' by international news magazine and website TIME.
The list reveals the most unique and extraordinary destinations that one can visit this year and includes countries, regions, cities and small towns from Australia to Antarctica.
The list, which was developed by TIME's international network of correspondents and contributors who nominated places also offers insights and exciting experiences even from small towns.
In Asia, TIME recommends travellers explore Bangkok; Beijing; Malaysia's Desaru Coast; Dubai; Gyeongju, South Korea; Hanoi; Ho Chi Minh City and Phu Quoc, Vietnam; Hokkaido, Japan; Jaipur and North Goa, India; Thailand's Khao Yai National Park; Lake Khovsgol, Mongolia; the Maldives; Lijiang, China; Israel's Negev Desert; Osaka, Japan; Siargao, Philippines; Siem Reap, Cambodia; Singapore; Taipei; Tokyo and Wadi Dana, Jordan.
This year’s list also features 21 US destinations, including Big Sky, Montana; Denver; Houston; Hudson Valley, New York; Indianapolis among others.
Europe is well-represented on the list as well, accounting for more than one-quarter (28) of the 100 top destinations of this year. European selections include Arouca and Coimbra, Portugal; Athens; Bath, England; Berlin; Bodrum, Turkey; Caceres, Spain; Cannes, France; Edinburgh; the Faroe Islands; Gothenburg, Sweden; London's Design District; Helsinki; Ljubljana, Slovenia; Loire Valley, France; Madrid; Nuuk, Greenland; Odense, Denmark; Oslo; Paris; Reykjavik, Iceland; Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Sicily, Tuscany and Venice, Italy; the Southern Carpathian Mountains in Romania; Tallinn, Estonia and Zurich.