GOA Tourist Information and Travel Guide

GoaGoa, a former Portuguese Colony, is India's smallest state by area and the 4th smallest by population. Known as "Pearl of the Orient" and "Tourist Paradise", located in South West India (region known as the Konkan), it is bounded by the state of Maharashtra to the north and by Karnataka to the east and south, while the Arabian Sea forms its western coast. The capital city of Goa is known as Panaji (Panjim), located on the banks of the Mandovi river and Vasco, Margao, Mapusa and Ponda are the other major towns.. Goa is visited by large numbers of international and domestic tourists each year. Goa is much more than just beaches and sea. It has a soul which goes deep into unique history, rich culture and some of the prettiest natural scenery that India has to offer.. more..
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BeachesBeaches
Goa, globally known for its spectacular beaches, the 126 kilometers of Goan coastline is dotted with heavenly palm fringed sandy beaches (that covers an area of 84 km) that are ideal for beach vacations, honeymoon holidays and lay back holidays. Goa is referred as the land of sun and sand due to its breathtakingly beautiful golden beaches. The beaches have everything that goes into making your vacation the perfect one, right from lazing around, enjoying water sports, relishing the exotic sea food, etc. more..
ChurchesReligious Places
Goa is a place with different cultures and traditional beliefs. One can find a blend of different customs peacefully co-existing in Goa. The charming beauty and the architectural splendors of Goan Churches and Temples makes her much more than just the exotic beaches and the endless ocean. The glorious and charming beauty and the architectural splendors of its temples, churches and other religious places have made Goa an all time favorite with travelers all over the world. more..
Water SportsWater Sports
Water sports is an exciting option on a adventorous trip to Goa. Goa offers plenty of opportunity to indulge in all types of water sport activities. A number of government and private organizations including hotels and tour operators conduct regular water sport activities including training courses at a very nominal rate for tourists. The facilities provided by the concerned authorities are at par with international standards and norms. Mostly, instructors accompany you for these watersports. more..
CuisineCuisine
Goan cuisine has a distinct and unique combination of spicy flavors. Seafood, Coconut Milk, Rice and Paste are main ingredients of Goan delicacies. Goan food cannot be considered complete without fish. The Goan dishes range from prawns to sausages, chicken to beef and numerous vegetarian dishes. Prawns, crabs, lobsters, clams, ladyfish, oysters and mussels are the main seafood that are used to make a variety of curries, soups, fries and pickles in Goa. more..
FestivalsFestivals & Events
The festivals and events of Goa are an important part of tourism in Goa. All the major religious festivals of India are celebrated in Goa. Goa organizes many theme events that are extremely popular among the locals as well as the tourists. The most famous is the Winter Carnival prior to Lent (February), when there is great fun & frolic, music & dancing, lasting for three days. Goa calendar is overwhelmed by the colorful festivals and events all the year round except the monsoon and the rainy season. more..
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Goa, the top tourist destination with major hospitality players from across the globe with investments on luxury hotels, beach resorts, etc. Most of the luxury hotels offers Guest Rooms, Banquet & Conference Facility, Business Center, Travel Desk, Car Rental, Currency Exchange, Doctor on Call, Safe Deposit Lockers, Golf Courses, Giant Chess Board, Billiards, Table Tennis and extreme water sports facility such as Speed Boats, Jet Skiing, Wind Surfing, Parasailing, Beach Volleyball, etc. more..
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Besides the spectacular beaches, luxurious hotels and other beach activities, Goa has a rich wildlife which attracts tourists from across the world. Goa is the most preferred tourist destination for those who want to relax and enjoy the wildlife. You will have wonderful opportunity to explore the charm of Goa wildlife tour with nature safari, elephant safari, birdwatching, etc. A wildlife trip in Goa is enthralling as one gets a close encounter with all various rare and normal wildlife species. more..
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