About Goa India Vacations
On the West coast of the country, lies a state that is know for its rocking
nightlife, exotic beaches, plush green palm grooves and lot more. This is Goa -
the most popular and happening travel destinations of the country. This place
is a gateway to the seas of happiness withholding waves of contend and merriment.
Where Is Goa - Geographical Location
Located along the coastal belts of Konkan Goa is the second smallest state
in India (area wise) that lie surrounded by the Arabian Sea. On the eastern
and southern side it is surrounded by Karnataka and on northern side by
Maharashtra. The western region stands over the Konkan coastal belts and
faces the sea.
Enjoying Goa Vacations
Goa is a paradise for the beach lovers. The alluring blue water of the
Arabian sea, golden sandy sea shores, cool wind, palm grooves, all in
together attract travelers from all over. Visitors not only from India
but from all around the globe come here to experience this serenity.
Monuments and historical places adds up to mixed feelings.
Weather In Goa
Being a tropical state the weather here remains the same through out
the year. But it might be very hot and humid at the same time especially
during summers. The temperature remains between 26�C and 29�C throughout
the year. So it would be good if you plan Goa vacations in winters when the
temperature is very much moderate.
Goa Trip - What To See On Vacations In Goa India
Goa is one of the most visited tourist place in India. From luxurious
resorts to small taverns, you will find quite an experience here. Some
important tourist destinations in the state include Old Goa
, Arambol, Canacona, Margao, Marmagao, Vasco Da Gama, Ponda
explore the other aspects of the state that you can enjoy during your
Serene Goa Beaches Vacations
Nature at its best, beaches in Goa are surely the best attraction of the state
that allure travelers from all around the world. Just imagine soaking the sun
under the palm grooves, while sipping on an exotic drink along with enjoying
the cool wind is one experience that you will never forget. Even the leisure
and other facilities are also readily available here. Some of the most popular
beaches of the state are:
Dona Paula Beach
Goa Churches - Architectural Wonders
The different churches of Goa, are a brilliant architectural example
of Portuguese and British rule. Every year thousands of visitors from
various corners of the world come here to adore their beauty. Other
than their building structure these churches are also famous for
historical events associated with them. Few of them are:
Church Of Our Lady Rosary
Convent and Church of St Francis,
Basilica De Bom Jesus Church
Se Cathedral Church, Convent and Church of the Cross of Miracles,
Royal Chapel of St Anthony, the Chapel of St Catherine, the Church and Convent of
St Monica, The Church of Camelites.
Enjoy A Wild Trip On Goa India Vacations
Location of Goa in the Western Ghats make this state a good place for many
species of birds and animals to survive here. Giving the travelers a joyous
wild ride. Even the vegetation in this area supports the wildlife here.
Important wildlife sanctuaries include
Bhagvan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, Cotiago Wildlife Sanctuary,
Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary.
Entertainment in Goa
The Riot of Colors Goa Carnival is the most eagerly awaited festival
in Goa and is celebrated every year in the month of February for three
days and nights. A unique and exclusive festival, Goa Carnival was
introduced by the Portuguese who ruled over the state around 500 years.
Art & Culture
Reminder of History Goa, is a cultural bridge between the east and the
west and boasts of rich art and culture. Today this state is known all
over the world for its arts and crafts. Highlights of the Goan art forms
are bamboo craft, brass metals, woodcarving, seashell craft, wooden lacquer
ware and paper-mache etc.
A Tasty Delight any vacations in Goa is a culinary experience, apart from
delectable local cuisine and delicious seafood, Goa offers the myriad
influences from a number of continents in its cuisine. Some of the most
popular dishes are Pork Vindaloo, Sorpotel and Chicken Xacuti. And the
icing on top would be famous Goa Fenni.
Perfect Romantic Getaway Goa is a great destination for river cruises and sea cruises. Also a great way
to enjoy some private moments with your partner. River cruises are available in
various options such as Sunset Cruise, Sundown Cruise, Full Moon Cruise, Pleasure
Cruise, Dolphin Fantasy Cruise, Pearl of the Orient and Backwater Thrills. Sea
Cruise is offered by the Super Star Libra, a world-class floating resort operated
by Star Cruises. Super Star Libra.
Water Sports in Goa
Adventure's Dream A trip to Goa is incomplete without trying out some of the water sports.
While you are in Goa you can indulge yourself in water sports like Parasailing,
Jet-Skiing, Water-Skiing, Knee and Wake Boarding, Windsurfing, Speedboat rides,
Catamaran Sailing and Sea fishing.
Nightlife of Goa
Dance All Night Long Famous for its amazing nightlife, this state will blow
you away with its rocking parties and clubs. A full-night party in any of
the Goa�s beach shacks is a fine option to drink and dance all through the
night. If you want more then the pulsating music at Goa nightclubs, pubs
and discs will make you feet dancing all night long.
Shopping on Goa Vacations
Let Your Wallet Breath Shopping in Goa is an exciting affair. Popular for
its flea markets like Anjuna Wednesday Flea Market and Anjuna Saturday
Night Market, shopping in Goa will be wallet friendly.
Where To Stay In Goa
Being a travelers paradise and one of the most popular travel destination of
the country, Goa offers a great variety of accommodation options. From pocket
friendly budget hotels to luxurious beach resorts and hotels you will find
them all here. Few of them are:
Luxury Hotels And Resorts
Park Hyatt Goa | The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort | Kenilworth Resort | Majorda Beach Resort | Caravela Beach Resort | Cidade De Goa
Deluxe Hotels And Resorts
The Majestic Goa | Bambolim Beach Resort | Days Inn Resorts | Hotel Goan Heritage | Haathi Mahal Resorts | Highland Beach Resort | Whispering Palms
Alor Holiday Resort | Hotel Delmon | Ronil Beach Resort | Dona Alcina Resort | Dom Francisco Resorts | Hotel Dona Terezinha | Hotel Manvin's Panjim
How To Reach Goa
Dabolim Airport situated about 30 kms from the
capital city Panjim serves both national and domestic flights. A number of
airline services are available including Indian Airlines, Jet Airways and
Goa is further connected by the Konkan railways
with the neighbouring cities and states. Major railheads are located in Margao
Kadamba bus stand, located at Panaji, is the main
bus stand that sees the checking in and out of the long distance buses. Bus
services are also popular means of transportation and commutation within the cities.
Boat Services :
Some vessels operate between Goa and Mumbai.
Besides that one can avail ferries to move into the adjacent townships.
Goa Tour Packages
Features : A complete 5 Days
tour of Goa, Goa Tour in India takes you to almost each and every
tourist attraction in the state including the popular beaches. The Goa
Tour in India covers all the important destinations of South Goa and
North Goa and provide you an opportunity to enjoy yourself thoroughly.
While you visit the tourist destinations you will also get a chance to
see the Portuguese influence in lifestyle of Goan people
Features : A 31 Days tour,
India by Day & Night will take you to the places including Mumbai,
Goa, Delhi, Jaipur, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Cochin, Kumarakom and
Mararikulam. Goa is known mainly for it picturesque beaches, but the
India by Day & Night tour package will also provide you an excellent
opportunity to visit the forts, churches, temples and mosques of this
Features : On Rajasthan
Heritage & Goa tour you will visit the tourist places that include
Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Dungarpur, Udaipur, Ranakpur, Rohet, Jaisalmer, Sam,
Jodhpur, Jaipur, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Delhi and Goa. Of course, at the
end of your hectic tour when you wish to laze, laze and laze, the Goan
Beaches come as a perfect option for you. These are the places where you
can surrender yourself completely to mother nature.
Features : Best of South
India provides you a wonderful opportunity to visit the popular tourist
destinations including Mumbai, Goa, Badami, Hampi, Chikmangalur,
Halebid, Belur, Hassan, Sharavan Belegola, Mysore, Cochin, Kumarakom and
Trivandrum. In Goa, the beach Paradise, visit the serene beaches, where
you can enjoy food and drink alongwith plenty of leisure activities.