|» Location :
||Western Ghats of India
|» Tourist Attractions :
||Beaches, Churches, Resorts
|» Best Time To Visit :
||September To March
|A Pristine beauty wrapped
with diverse hue!Goa, nestling on the western coast
of India, enchants the visions of sunbathing, feni Goas special drink,
its people and never-ending stretches of beaches, that makes Goa only a true
Goas carnivals, colossal and unique Portuguese
villas, ancient Hindu temples, magnificent churches and the lively attitude
to life has charged Goa with magnetic force that attracts millions of
tourists around the. With a varied choice of more then forty beaches, one
can choose from placid, serene stretches of white sand to lively partying
beaches full of fun and enthusiasm.
the arrayed Goan beaches there is lot more in the treasures of this land,
visit the 500-year-old churches, royal forts and beautifully carved temples
scattered all over the Goa State that will definitely leave you mesmerized.
along the river and the coastal edges, awe at the sight of water falling
from the great heights, go for a day safari in the wildlife sanctuaries
amidst the dense woods or visit the spice plantations to walk through the
green narrow lanes, all will charge your imaginations. Try out scuba diving
and encounter with the shimmering marine life and delve in Nazi wrecks from
the WW II years. Gaze at the old prison and lighthouses that will remind you
of the Portugal rule or play with the silver sand on the moon light night
and observe the rope-makers, weavers and potters craftsmen-ship dwelling in
the traditional villages reminding you of old India.
Panaji (Panjim) is the capital city of Goa nestling on
the banks of the Mandovi river.
Goa, A Sheer Delight
Vasco, Margao, Mapusa and Ponda are
the other major travel destinations in Goa, definitely worth a visit sites.
An international and national airport located at Dabolim near Vasco services
Goa. The road routes are well connected to all the major destinations around
the state. Inter-state bus network plays a major part in getting locals and
visitors in and around Goa. Goa
is rich in its marine life.
Goa sea and rivers are brimmed with
seafood - prawns, mackerels, sardines, crabs and lobsters, the most popular
with the locals and the visitors. Goan cuisine replete with the flavor of
many influences it had undergone during the centuries. The staple food in
Goa is fish and rice, both for the Hindus and the Catholics. Find your feet
in Goa pubs and bars, Goa is stuffed with the good bars, pubs, restaurants,
nightclubs all crowned at the center of the city. If you happen to visit
this beautiful city between December and January, you can enjoy the thrill
at any hour of the day, as these clubs stay open 24 hours.
your are thinking a holiday in Goa chill out with refreshing Goa Liquor.
Goans are convivial drinkers. Every urban neighborhood and
backwater village keeps two or three bars that are well patronized. Dont
be surprised to see a bar practically every 200m, where ever you are. Goans
spoken language is Konkani and Marathi whereas English is a universal
language commonly used among the locals. The usage of Hindi is also quite
common in the state.
All India domestic airlines fly into Goa, Indian Airlines, Jet
Airways and Air Sahara, link up Goa with Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai,
Kochi, Pune. The Dabolim Airport is about 30km from Panim. Margao is the
main railhead in Goa. Panjim is also well connected by road to the main
national highway through Goa, 4A,17 and 17 A, the state owned transport
corporation operates frequently services from Goa to the other destinations.
Other means of transport is via waterways. Flat bottom ferries operates
during September May, as the weather become pleasant.
Goa is also
going to get a Sky Bus Metro system commodious coaches pensile on upraised
rail tracks, about eighty meters above the ground, all festooned to make it
the most luxury journey.