Location : South-western part of India
Capital City : Panaji
Major Attractions : Casinos, Carnival, Cuisines
Mostly Visited For : Beaches, New Year Fiesta
|Travel Destination :||Canacona, Margao, Mapusa, Panjim, Ponda, Vasco Da Gama.|
|Famous Monuments :||Aguada Fort, Shantadurga Temple Se Cathedral, Shri Mangueshi Temple, Chapora Fort, The Viceroy Arch, Holy Spirit Church, Royal Chapel of St. Anthony.|
|Wild Life Attractions :||Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary - (52 km) from Panjim or (36 km) from Margao, Catigo Wildlife Sanctuary, Sacred Groves, Bahgwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary.|
|Famous Beaches :||Anjuna Beach - in North Bardez Taluka, Calangute Beach- 16 km from Panaji, Colva Beach - 26 km Dabolim Airport, Dona Paula Beach - 7km from Panaji, Vagator Beach - Skirted by Anjuna Beach.|
|Famous Adventure Sports :||Windsurfing - Dona Paula Beach, Bogmalo, Para-sailing - Cansaulim, Utorda, Grand and Bait Islands, Water Skiing - in Candolim, Calangute, Arossim, Scuba Diving - in Grand Island, St.George Island, Cruising on Arabian Sea.|
|Most Visited For :||Beaches Fringed by Arabian Sea, Old Goa Churches, Water Sports, Beach Night Parties, Rave Parties, Casinos Thrill, New Year Fiesta.|
|Famous Festivals :||Goa Carnival, Christmas, New Year, Holi, Sao Joah Festival, Feast of St. Xavier, Journey of Three Kings.|
|Must Experience :||Knee and Wake Boarding, Speed Boat Rides, Deep Sea Fishing.|
|Must Try :||Trekking in Sahyadri Hills and Chandrasurya Temple in Sangues, Hiking in Wildlife Sanctuaries|
|Getting There :||Air - Goa's only
airport, Dablolim International Airport, is about 30 km from Panaji, the
Capital of Goa.
Rail - Two main Railway Stations in Margao and Vasco Da Gama are connected with major cities in India including Bangalore, Hyderabad, etc.
Road - Goa is connected by motorable roads to all the major cities in India via National Highway NH 4A, NH 17 and NH 17 A.
|What to Shop :||Coconut Products, Cotton Thread Products, Sea Shells Products, Clay Products, Bamboo Products.|
|Where to Shop :||Panjim
Handicrafts Emporium, MG Road, 18th June Road, Goa Handicraft.
Margao Afroza's Boutique, Local Bazaar, Colva Beach.
Vasco Silk Emporium, Shopping Arcade.
Mapusa Anjuna Market, Mapusa Market.
|Where to Eat :||Vagator Beach Anjuna, Blue Tao, Baga Beach Mayona Creekside, Lila Cafe, Calangute Beach After Seven Restaurant, A Reverie, Candolim Beach Bob's Inn, Boa Cozinha, Dona Paula Beach Hawaii, Pan Asian, Prainha Restaurant.|
|Where to Stay :||Panjim Marriot Resort, Park Plaza Hotel, Hotel Solmar, North Goa Taj Fort Aquada Resort, Cidade De Goa, Sonesta Inn, South Goa Taj Exotica, Park Hyatt Resort, Clarion the Beach Goa, The Old Anchor.|
There are few other holiday destinations in India, that
are as much interesting as Goa, the south-western beach destination of
India. Crossing into this palm-fringed state is like tresspassing in an
invisible boundary, where you just cannot save yourself from having fun,
so different is this strip of Portuguese India from the rest of our hugely
British-influenced country. Whitewashed, baroque churches dot the
landscape prettily, and the little grottos in the manicured gardens of
picturesque villas create an impressive scenery. Let us take you deeper
into the richness of this land, where Goa's other denizens abound - the
wildlife that hides in the lush forests and the euphonic birds that crowd
It is a land that pulsates to the beats of Goan psychedelic trance, where moods are set high by shots of 'feni', Goa's national drink. Unleash yourself in the rainy day and indulge in the kaleidoscopic state of Goa, which beckons tourists in the monsoon for a marvellous holiday. You can luxuriate or revel in the simplest of pleasures in exotic resorts..refresh yourself in the invigorating and rejuvenating monsoon rain..then satiate your culinary passion with an experience, perhaps unmatched along the long coastal range of South India. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and leave for a state that has been created articulately, only for you. Spend a holiday in a land that is as magical as Aladdin's Lamp, as unique as the Great China Wall.
If you think holidaying is about sightseeing and getting back in touch with Mother Nature, then Goa is he place to hit! For the Goan seaside is only part of the story. There are also 500-year old churches, magnificent forts and awe-inspiring temples to see all over the state, and treks to go on, rivers to traverse, spice plantations to walk through, prisons and lighthouses to gaze up at, white sands to rifle through where the Olive Ridley turtles nest and old-style traditional villages to visit where weavers and potters take you back in time long forgotten...the list is endless. Do all the wonders of traditional Goa at Ancestral Goa, an unique and detailed pictorial rendition of the entire Goan rural culture in one place at a seeping glance!
If you think holidaying is about spending quality time with your kids, go to Goa. There is nothing children like to do better on a holiday than messing about with their shovels and pails on the beach, and Goa has over 100 kms of chaste shoreline for them to do whatever they like. For you the complete Goa offers you an action-packed holiday package where you can you dive deep into the pristine waters of the Arabian Sea to discover an amazing variety of tropical marine life or fly up high to see the green palm-fringed paddy flats creating a panoramic view on the world-famous golden coast. Destress yourself with a refreshing ayurvedic regime or simply taking it easy - Sussegaud - is just what the doctor ordered. Adding a crown to the frolic, are a number of luxurious holiday resorts that enthralls every visitor with mesmerising decor and opulent amenities.
If you think holidaying is about partying, shopping and dancing the days away, there is no better place than Goa. Nightclubs and discos here open at 11 pm and stay open sometimes until breakfast. Dance your hearts out during the festive season when the whole of Goa springs up to life. Colourful people, colourful streets will indeed make your stay memorable. As for shopping, while you have the big High Street brands if you want them, there are also a whole lot of exclusive lifestyle stores, designer cloth outlets and government emporia as well as the Wednesday's flea market at Anjuna. Turn the wheels of your car towards the rural villages where you can see natives weaving magic out of nature. Pick out some exquisite handicraft items for your interior decor, as a memory of your visit to this pristine beach destination.
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