Goa is located in the western coast of India
in the costal belt of Konkan. Goa is best known as a “Tourist’s
Paradise”.Goa is famous for its ancient architecture and splendid
churches.The old houses and the beaches are a favorite with the
Goa has been ruled by various dynasties of Rashtrakutas,
Kadambas, Silaharas, Chalukyas, Bahamani, Muslims but the most famous
and the rulers who have left behind a mark in Goa were the Portugese.
Goan cuisine is a blend of different influences. The seafood includes
prawns, mackerels, sardines, crabs and lobsters which are an instant
hit among the tourists.
Goa has more to it apart from the picturesque beaches
and colorful carnivals it has a rich culture and a unique history.
Goa has been the meeting point of all cultures and religions from
east and west since centuries.
Temperature: Max: 29ºC Min:
Climate: Pleasant, Dry and cool between the months
of September and March.
How to reach Goa:
Distance: Goa is 760 km from Bombay.
By Train: The Konkan Railway links Mumbai with Goa and in south
By Air: Goa has international airport outside Vasco which connects
Goa with all major Indian cities.
By Bus: Private tourist buses run between from Panaji and Margao
to Mumbai (15-20hr), Mysore (16hr) and Bangalore.
What to see and What to do:
Beaches in Goa are the hottest tourist destination they are the
most picturesque locations in Goa. The Keri beach, Arambol beach,
Mandrem beach and Morji beach are some of the famous beaches in
Goa which have various water sports facilities including water scooters,
The Church of Our Lady of Rosary, The Rachol Seminary,
and Church of St. Francis of Assisi, The Se Cathedral and Basilica
of Bom Jesus are the various famous churches that are the must sees
Noroa River, the Arvalem Waterfall, and the Brahma
Camandolu in the old Goa Hills are the main Hindu pilgrimage spots.
Goa is along with its picturesque beaches is famous for it shells.
One can shop for souvenir items made of brassware, terracotta, shell
work, crochet, carved furniture, bamboo work, papier-mache, etc.