Goa is located on the western coast of India in the coastal belt which is
called Konkan. It is popularly known as the 'Pearl Of the Orient' and the
'Tourist Paradise'. Goa's spectacular beauty, harmonious churches, palm
fringed trees, its silver coastline and its unsurpassed beaches, which have
been accepted as a matter of life, make this place blue-eyed with travellers
all over the world. Goa is flooded with a cluster of arresting scenic
beauty, beaches lying in wait for tourists who wish to savor the green
palms, the golden sand and the impelling surf. Holiday in Goa will offer you
countless opportunities to enjoy yourself.
Quick Facts Location : Situated on Malabar coast State capital : Panaji Area : 3,702 sq,km Trip Highlights : sandy beaches and calm churches Ideal time to visit : November - March Languages : Konkani, Marathi, English and Hindi STD Code : 0832 Climate : Summer (Max - 33 ºC) & Winter (Min - 19 ºC) Best Time : November to March
Goa Air/Rail/Road Links
The Dabolim airport in Goa is well connected to India
and has an extremely accessible air route.
Railway Station :
It is very easy to go Goa by trains, especially after
the emergence of Konkan railway. Goa's two main railway stations Margao
and Vasco Da Gama connect to all major cities of India.
Bus Station :
Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka state transport
corporations operate from Panaji Kadamba bus stand. You can hire buses
as well as taxis as per your convenience.
Attractions in Goa Panaji
on the southern banks of the Mandovi river, Panaji became the capital of Goa
in 1843. It is renowned with many beautiful churches, buildings and red
roofed houses with stucco walls built in Latin style.
It is located 7 kms from Panjim. Linked with a romantic myth, this beach is
the most popular one among others. It endeavours an opening to the tourists
to have a sun bath and buy cheap seaside goods from local hawkers. The
official residence of the Governor of Goa is worth seeing.
Goa is only 9 kms away from Panaji. This place is crammed with beautiful
churches. It was dissipated by the Portugese officially in 1843 when the
capital was moved to Panjim.
Located 18 kms from Panaji, it is a perfect haven for hippies. It's
beauteous running white waves mingling with golden sand look mind-boggling.
It is very popular for rave parties or you can say that these parties give a
new meaning to Goa's night life.
Centres in Goa
For tourists in Goa, the stay is not complete until and unless they take
back home a souvenir of this magnificent place. The excellent handicrafts of
Goa are the most popular souvenir items. The famed cashew nuts of Goa, brass
ware, terracotta, shell work, carved furniture and bamboo work are some of
the must buys of Goa. However, it is advised to buy everything from Govt
emporia. Some of the markets and areas to shop from are
Mapusa area Anjuna area Wednesday Flea Market of Anjuna
Famous Hotels in Goa
Hotels in Goa, like the prevailing mood of Goa are the targets of fun
filled evenings, full of dance, music and delectable food. Most of the fine
hotels of Goa have their on created beaches and a leisurely day, bathing in
the sun is a perfect definition of holidaying in Goa.