Hotels In Goa
The Gorgeous Goa, Goa is one of the
most popular tourist destinations in India, Goa is the tiny tropical
beautiful paradise which is tucked away on the western coast of the Indian peninsula,
endowed with exceptional scenic beauty and rich cultural heritage. Goa has
always attracted tourists & mandkind many year ago. Goa was referred as Goyem" by the
Mundaris" which are known as one of the oldest tribes of the world. The Aryans named
Goa as the
"Garden of Shephard",while the enraptured European travellers called it the
"Goa Dourada" or the 'Golden Goa','Perola do Oriente' or the 'Pearl of the
Orient','Roma do Oriente' or 'Rome of the East' and several other names.
But Goa is always Goa.
The Name 'Goa' spells sun, sea, sand and socegado ( feelings of peace
and fun). Goa's coastline extends for about 125 kms. and a stretch of
about 83 kms. of silvery palm-fringed beaches, The Goa state has emerged as
a virtual paradise for the natural beauty lovers and water sports
enthusiasts & honeymooners. Once you reach Goa, what strkies you first is easy going,f un-loving, free and
tolerant Goan life style. Goan People are very proud of their culture and their
love for music, dance, food, and festivities is legendary. Winters are
best season to Visit Goa, But there is tourist movement at Goa round the
year. In Monsoons it rain heavily in Goa , tourist visit in Monsoons to
enjoy discounted rates of hotels.
Hot Packages Goa
Goa has an international airport named as Dabolim, Dambolim airport is 29 kms from the capital
city Panaji. Goa has daily flights to Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai etc.
Rail : There are two main railway stations in Goa Margao & Vasco
De Gama , Another railway station is Thivim.
Goa is well connected by National Highway 17A with Maharashtra and Karnataka state. There
are regular bus services to Mumbai, Bangalore, Hampi and other
Sight Seeing Places in Goa
Panaji : Panaji is the capital city of Goa Panji sprawls along the
southern bank of the river Mandovi and is dominated by a wooded
hill, called as Altinho. Panji is well planned town & noted for its beautiful
red -roofed house in latin style and a network of streets laid out at
right angles, which are lined with gulmohar, acassia and other ornamental
trees. the area between the bus terminal and town centre is marked by the
Church square and the Municipal Garden and is indeed the most pleasant
part of panaji city.Some sight seeing places in Panji Goa are Secretariat Building (Idalcao
palace), Statue of Abbe Faria,Church of Lady of Immaculate
Conception, Municipal Garden, Jama Masjid, Azad Maidan, Menezes Braganza
Institue & Central Library,State Archaelogy Museum,Sculpture Gallery.
River Cruises in Panji Goa:The river cruises
are run by Goa tourism (GTDC) on the Mandovi river , Every hotel package
includes one hour river cruise in Goa These river cruises are must for every
visitor. There are different kinds of cruises-day time,sunset,and
moonlight cruise in Goa. The two types of day cruises ply from the Panaji jetty,d own
the mandovi in to the Zuari bay and up the Mandovi to Aldona and a
mineral water spring. Goa Tourism operates three launches The Santa Monica ,Radhika, Malvika.The
Santa Monica is a luxury launch built on twin hull is pride of Goa
Tourism Development Corporation.
Boat Cruises are used for daily 'live' cultural shows performed by best
cultural troups of Goa.
Around Panaji: There are many
sight seeing places around panaji ( Goa) like Aguada Fort,Dona Paula, Miramar
Beach (Gaspar Dias), Mapusa, Old Goa, Main Square & Se Cathedral,
Achaeological Museum & Portrait Gallery, Chapel of st.Catherine, Basilica
of Bom Jesus, Viceroy's Arch,Gateway of Adil Shah's palace,Church of
Cajetan,Pilar, Dr.Salim ali Bird Sanctuary,
Carnival ( February/March):
Carnival is celebrated in many european and latin american countries
,but in Asia it is held in Goa only. Goa Carnival marks the start of the lenten season,a
time of fast & abstinence. Formerly Carnival was celebrated as
family festival, Three days colourful festival of fun & frolic opens up
with a huge procession through the streets of Panaji, Colourful Floats
mounted on trucks buses with dances ,parades, rythemic beats on Goan
western music. The float of King Momo ,the Lord of Carnival is main
attraction of carnival. Carnival has become important tourist attraction
and is conducted at Azad Maidan in Goa.
Beaches in Goa
Beaches ih North Goa
Sinquerim beach Goa: Located at a distance of 16 kms from Panaji, and first among the sring of beaches
starting from Fort Aguada.Taj groups fort Aguada beach resort is situated
Candolim Beach Goa: The Sinquerim-Candolim beach stretch is dotted with
Calangute Beach Goa: The
'queen of Goan beaches' is the most commercial and busy beach resorts.
Baga Beach Goa: Beautiful
Baga is a continnuation of Calangute and is bounded by a wooded
escarpment in the north and a fresh rivulet merges into sea here.
Anjuna Beach Goa: The most intresting and exciting part of Goa's
coastline begins beyond the Baga river from Ajuna onwards.
Vagator Beach Goa: Its
northern half faces a bay,which curves from the headland th the hillock
crowned by the Chapora Fort.
This unique beach is rocky as well as a sandy beach, There is a fresh
water lagoon ,extending right up to the shore.The banks of the lagoon
are lined by hot springs.
Querim Beach Goa: Vergin
white sand and foamy beach is fringed with fir trees.
Beaches In South Goa
Majorda Beach Goa: The
tranquil beach has some excellent resort complexes
Betalbatim Beach Goa: It
lies to the south of Majorda,near the famous Colva beach.
Colva Beach Goa: This
beautiful beach is known for Church of Our lady of Mercy.
Benaulim Beach Goa:
Situated near Benaulim village ,which is famous for its wooden carved
Varca & Cavelossim
The fine coastline extending for about 10 kms.south of Benaulim beach is
dotted with some charming beaches.
Mobor Beach Goa: The Sal
estuary meets the sea over here.
Betul Beach Goa: Its 22
Kms from Margao
Agonda Beach Goa: This
picturesque beach flanked by lush hills is 7 kms from Chaud and 14 Kms
south of Cabo da Rama.
Palolem Beach Goa: Flanked
by hills , is one of most enchanting spots in Goa.
Gajlibaga Beach Goa:
It lies towards the south bank of Talpona river.
Polem Beach Goa: It is the
southernmost beach of Goa, very clean beach,regularly visited by
Dolphines and Fisg eagles.