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 About Goa Tour

India's smallest state Goa is located on the western coast of the country, adjoining the Arabian Sea, which provides the beach holidays that Goa is internationally famous for. 

 

Goa - the tiny emerald land on the western coastline of India is the most favourite hangout of the tourists coming from all over. This former Portuguese colony reflects the glory of the past as well as the presents. Temples and churches mingle with forts and the ruins of ages gone by. A tropical paradise, Goa is enchanting all year round, especially during the monsoon, which has its own magic. Golden and galvanizing Goa has much to offer to the tourists. Goa is today the most loved holiday destination of the International as well as the domestic travellers.


The states of Maharashtra in the north and Karnataka in the south and east surround Goa. Together with the coastal stretches of these states, Goa is part of a larger cultural region known as Konkan. Northern Goa is more populated and urban, while the south is more forested. Beaches apart, rice fields and coconut plantations dominate the landscape. However, tourism is Goa's main industry. For 450 years Goa was a Portuguese colony until taken over by India in 1961. This heritage is still apparent in the
architecture of its churches and old houses, and the culture of its towns, which is very distinct from the rest of India. In the Catholic world Goa is important as the place
 

Goa Attractions
Goa Carnival : Celebrated in the month of February, Goa Carnival is one must see event in Goa. Usually large number of tourists visit Goa during this time of the year.


Goa Churches : Goa boasts of numerous ancient and modern churches dotting across its tiny landscape. Many of these churches in this Indian state of Goa are outstanding and exemplary cases of Christian architecture.

Anjuna Flea Market : The Flea market organised at Anjuna Beach in Goa every Wednesday is a major attraction among tourists. Anjuna Flea market is a huge market spread across the Anjuna beach wherein you will find just about anything to everything.

Monuments in Goa : Goa has a rich collection of forts, churches and temples. Many of its structures still carries a
Portuguese style, one of its kind. The kind of architecture that has been executed in building these monuments is something that Goa can be proud of.

Temples in Goa : Goa has large number of amazing temples, each temple being distinct in its own way. As history goes, after the Portugese established power in Goa, many Goan temples were destroyed giving way to unique form of expr
ession of western Portuguese Baroque.

Water Sports Activities : Goa is blessed with extensive line of beautiful and captivating beaches. Most of which offer some very interesting water sports activities.
You can engage in wind-surfing, swimming, water skiing, scuba diving, and more.

Some of the Major Beaches in Goa

Baga Beach :
The 30 km stretch of Baga Beach is part of coastline along the west coast of Goa by the Arabian Se
a. Baga is actually an extension of Calangute beach. The flat beach of Baga has white clean sands and is safe for swimming. Besides water sports and fishing, there are lively watering holes with dance floors that pep up the Goa's nightlife.

Calangute Beach :
Calangute lie on the shores of the Arabian Sea of North Goa in India. It is enclosed by Arpora-Nagoa, Saligao and Candolim, in the Bardez taluka, and is just 15 km from Panaji, the capital of the state of Goa. Being a popular holiday beach resort, the small houses amidst the coconut groves behind the beach are always in demand.


Anjuna Beach :
Anjuna Beach is a popular beach area close to Chapora fort. In Anjuna there is magnificent Albuquerque Mansion built in 1920, flanked by octagonal towers and attractive Mangalore tile-roof. This beach is a real fun for the beach lovers.

Arambol Beach :
An distinct beach in North Goa, Arambol is both rocky & sandy beach & much favoured
by foreign tourists. It has a sweet water tank right on the shore. A raw beauty characterises the beaches of the southern coast of Goa. The beauty around, the sun and the sand makes Arambol one of the most few selected beaches of Goa.

Colva Beach :
Colva Beach is the Queen of all beaches, as this beach is without equal in India. Colva is nothing short of paradise, with 40 Km of endless white sand fringed with swaying palms along the whole of its length and a warm, soothing sea. This is a perfect place for the tourists who are restlessly looking for a relaxing holiday.

Dona Paula Beach :
Located about 7 km from Panjim, the tranquil bay of Dona Paula, a former fishing villa
ge turned into a commercialised resort is an idyllic spot to spend your beach holidays. A perfect picturesque spot Dona Paula beach resort is a boating paradise, with speedboats and paddlers for hire. Water Scootering facilities are available here.

Palolem Beach :
At a distance of 37 km from Margao is the Palolem Beach. Just west of Chaudi Palolem Be
ach is one of the most enchanting beaches in Goa and relatively secluded, with backdrop of Western Ghats, situated in Southern most Taluka of Canacona. A half moon shaped beach offers safe swimming, for the tourists who love swimming.

Other Major Goa Beaches
Benaulim Beach, Bogmalo Beach, Chapora Beach, Cavelossim Beach, Mabor Beach, Majorda Beachm, Vagator Beach, Varca Beach, Miramar Beach.

 

Getting There
By Air : Dabolim is the main entry point for Goa situated at a distance of around 29 km from Panaji on t
he coast near Vasco da Gama. Most domestic airlines operate in Goa apart from chartered private airlines operating from UK and Germany. Indian Airlines has direct flights from Delhi and Mumbai daily. Air India also flies to Goa.

By Rail : It is not difficult to reach Goa by trains, especially after opening of the Konakan Railway that connects Margao and Vasco da Gama to major cities in India. You can take trains from Delhi 1,874 km), Mumbai (490km), and Bangalore (430 km) to reach Goa comfortably. From the railway stations, you can hire taxis and motorcycle taxis to reach the desired destinations.

By Road : Goa, Maharashtra, and Karnataka state transport corporations operate from the Kadamba bus stand at Panaji. Frank Shipping operates a boat service between Mumbai and Panaji.


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