Goa - The Beach State of India
Romantic and Beautiful State - Famous for its Exotic Beaches
Goa, the smallest state in India, is one of the most favorite tourist destinations for millions of foreign and domestic travelers, which is renowned for its exotic beaches with a whole lot of dance and music.
Apart from the romantic beaches, Goa is also flooded with several historical monuments, Churches, forts and museums that offer glimpses of a culturally rich state. Goa is considered nothing less than Paradise where you will find the perfect blend of exotic beaches, lip smacking cuisines, rocking parties, flea markets and ancient religious places. The beaches in North Goa offers fun and are especially meant for party lovers whereas the South Goa beaches are more serene and tranquil, which are preferred as an ideal spots for couples.
Goa acts as a hub of tourism in India which provides international standards of holidaying for tourists and more than half of the tourists in Goa comes from abroad. It is the richest state of India with a GDP per capita two and a half times that of the country as a whole and ranked top for the best quality of life in India. Tourists in Goa have a plethora of choices, one can choose from visiting casinos, enjoy water sports, relax on beaches, go on a sightseeing tour, or explore the wildlife sanctuaries.
Goa is also a perfect honeymoon destination which is full of fun and adventure. The scenic beauty of Goa makes it even a more romantic place which attracts a large number of newlyweds every year. Couples can spend some memorable time with each other by taking a long walk at the beach sand and also by simply relaxing and chilling near the beaches. They can enjoy various adventurous water sports, and can also shop for their loved ones at the local markets.
Best Time to visit Goa
The best season to visit Goa is from 'October to March' and tourists mainly from Europe comes to visit Goa as the climate is pleasant. Indian tourists usually visit Goa during Summers.
Panaji / Panjim
How to reach Goa
Goa is well connected to almost all major cities of the country by means of rail, road and air.
Airport: Dabolim Airport.
Rialway Stations: Goa has two rail lines, South Western Railway connects to Vasco-da-Gama while Konkan Railway provides connectivity to Margao.
Road Transport: Big Towns like Panjim and Margao provides better connectivity to other cities.
Sea: Goa is also connected via Sea and tourists mainly from Mumbai often uses this channel to visit Goa.
Places of Interest
Below are the main places of attractions for tourists:
Below are the lesser known beaches and places of interest for tourists:
A quiet beach with white sand and plenty of sea shells, dolphins and star fish to enjoy and experience the local life and culture of Goa.
The white sandy Candolim beach offers various water-sports like water-skiing, wind surfing among others.
This oldest beach of Goa has natural white sand of very fine quality, tall coconut trees, and some of the best resorts of Goa.
The second largest city and capital of southern Goa attracts tourists from all over the world to showcase its distinctive cultural heritage and experience the rich historical past.
A home to some historical churches and convents, which are well maintained by the Archaelogocal Survey of India.