Goa is a little emerald land on the west coast of India and is best known for its ancient churches and beaches of Goa. The city attracts visitors towards its splendid beauty and it’s a wish of every individual in the Country and across the globe to visit this nature’s beauty once in their lifetime. Every beach, river in Goa tells its own history. There is something for everybody in this beautiful place. Apart from being a popular tourist spot, Goa is also well known for its luxuriant greenery, gleaming waterfalls and tranquil atmosphere.
The history of this place goes way back to the Portuguese reign. The Portuguese were the first to land in this beautiful place as merchants in the early 16th century but they later dominated it and ruled this place for four centuries. One side where Panaji is its capital, Vasco de Gama as its largest city, Margao city still demonstrates the cultural influence of the Portuguese. The Goan houses have a combination of Indian, Islamic and Portuguese styles of architecture. People visiting love the goan food for its rich assortment of sea food cooked with intricate recipes.
Panaji- known for its magnificent beauty and exploring many beautiful places there. Located on the banks of Mandovi River, this city is among the most traveled destinations for people visiting Goa. One can visit places like Church of our Lady of Immaculate Conception, the Calangute, the Dona Paula beach and the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary.
Vasco-da-de-Gama - is another must visit place of this beautiful city, as this city is situated between two spectacular beaches and is the biggest town in this State. Located just 30 kms away from the capital of Goa one can find some really astonishing ancient architecture. Places like St Andrew Church, the Buddhist caves and the Bogmalo beach are among the most popular tourist attractions.
Basilica of Bom Jesus : - A Unesco World Heritage Site built in 1594. Its a roman catholic Church located in Goa is one of a kind in India and is known for its exemplary baroque architecture. It is a pilgrim center as well as the building of this church coincides with the beginning of Christianity in India
Baga Beach -: one among the happening beaches in Goa and it is famous for its water sports activities, night lifes, Bars, fine dinings and restaurants. During the day, enjoy water sports activities, sunbathing and soaking up.
Palolem Beach -: it is famous for the picturesque natural beating and beautiful white sandy beach. Palolem beach is also known for the calm water and nightlife.
Fort Aguada -: Its seventeenth century fort made by Portuguese rulers, along with the light house it is located in Goa overlooking Arabian sea.
Best time to be in Goa -: Goa is live all the time and open round the year for the domestic as well as the international tourist. However it is better to avoid the monsoon season since during that time the temperature goes up and weather is humid. October till March is the best time to travel in Goa and December till January is the peak season time due the x-mas and new year and accommodation rates go high during this time.
How to reach Goa -: Goa is well connected by Air, Train, water and by surface transportation. Most of the Internationals and domestic flights land in Goa. Mumbai is the closest metropolitan city having the International Airport. Goa has two major railway stations names; Madgaon and Vasco de Gama well connected with most of the metropolitan cities of India. and December till January is the peak season time due the x-mas and new year and accommodation rates go high during this time.