||A Rendezvous With
is the smallest state of India and also the most visited one. Sandwiched
between the large states of Maharashtra and Karnataka, Goa falls on the
western coastline of India. As such, the tiny state has some of the finest
beaches of India. And to make beach holidays most memorable and comfortable,
a number of exotic beach resorts also dot the magnificent beaches. But
beaches are not the only attraction of Goa. The state also houses many
legacies of the Portuguese period. Enjoying pleasant climate throughout the
year, the weather of Goa gives a great boost to her tourism.
» Sightseeing :
||Things You Can Do
in Goa ?
The main attractions of Goa
are its picturesque beaches, exotic resorts, the carnival of Goa and the
many Portuguese monuments dotting the landscape of the place.
» Shopping :
The local handicrafts of Goa that
include brass ware, terracotta, shell work, carved furniture and bamboo work
are the best buys of the place. They are easily available in all the tourist
places of Goa.
» Eating-out :
As food is virtually a religion in
Goa, the place has thousands of restaurants that serve delicious Goan
cuisine. Seafood, the staple diet of Goa is also very popular among
» Adventure Water Sports :
Goa will allow you to
frolic with water as much as you want. With immense number of water sports
facilities, this is the best destination for the water sports lovers. Come
to Goa and indulge in snorkeling, wind surfing, water scooter riding, etc.
and make the most out of your tour.
» Goa Beaches :
||Sightseeing in Goa
The picturesque beaches of Goa are the state's best attraction. While
some of the beaches offer the tourist a serene ambience, some are very
popular for water sports and other beach activities. In fact, the scenic
beaches offer many options to tourists.The picturesque beaches include Baga,
Varca, Candolim, Majorda, Colva, Calangute and Anjuna beaches.
» Goa Cities :
The cities of Goa are famous and
have their own charm and style. The Goan cities still carry the legacies the
Portuguese left years ago. The blend of Portuguese and Hindu culture have
given birth to a unique Goan culture, which can be found in Goa's every nook
and corner. The cities of Goa are worth visiting for their lively lifestyle,
and tasteful surroundings, which are distinct to Goa.
» Goa Monuments :
Goa has numerous things to pride
in. Among the many attractions which it houses are the monuments, belonging
to various periods. The most prominent of all the monuments are the churches
built during the Portuguese era. Temple can be found only in Old Goa. Some
of the most popular monuments are - Church of St.Augustine, The Viceroy's
Arch, The Pillory, Palace of Adil Shah, The Church of Carmelites and the
Chapel of St. Catherine, which must be visited.
Goa Carnival :
The carnival of Goa
attracts people from all walks of life. In the month of February, a festive
atmosphere envelops Goa as the three day carnival begins. A time for great
fun and frolic, colorful processions, music and dance are an integral part
of the festivities. In Goa's case, size does not matter. In spite of being
the country's smallest state, Goa attracts some of the largest number of
» Goa Nightlife :
nightlife is exciting with various ways to liven up the evening where it is
not unusual to find families out for a night of merriment. In certain areas,
almost every third house has a bar-cum-restaurant with just a room in the
house that has been opened to the public with a couple of chairs and a
table. These places serve exquisite seafood and other Goan delicacies and
have well stocked bars. The other places that can be visited are Titos,
which are right on the beach and 'the Beachotheque' where you can dance the
||Excursion from Goa
The state of Goa is surrounded by the states of Karnataka and
Maharashtra. If your time schedule allows then you can extend your tour and
visit the destinations in the neighboring states. In the state of Karnataka,
the most captivating destinations are Bijapur, Mysore, Hampi, Hassan,
Bangalore etc. On the other hand, in the state of Maharashtra there are
interesting places like Mumbai, Pune, Kolhapur, Ratnagiri and Sangli, etc.
All the destinations have their own charm and showcases some of the most
spectacular views of the world.
||Most Ideal Time to
Visit Goa ?
Goa has a moderate temperature showing negligible variations in
different seasons. May is the hottest month while January and February are
the coldest. There is a prevalence of tropical weather rest of the year.
Southwest Monsoon brings rain in Goa between June and September. July is the
month that receives maximum rainfall while February gets least amount of
» Rainfall :
(July To End September) (26 inches)
» Winter :
(Late November To Mid-February) (Min. 3°
C - Max. 11° C)
» Summer :
(Mid-March To End Of June) (Min. 25°
C - Max. 45° C)
Go Goa during the winters to make the tour absolutely thrilling.
By Air :
||Getting There ?
The Dabolim airport on the outskirts of Goa's capital Panaji is
the state's major airport. Indian Airlines, Jet Airways and Air Sahara
connect Goa with Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kochi, Kozhikode, Pune
and Agatti (Lakshadweep). Goa's Dabolim Airport is about 30 km from Panaji.
It takes about one hour from Panaji to the airport. There are two arrival
halls at the airport, one each for domestic and international flights. Taxis
are easily available at the airport, hence commuting from there to other
parts of Goa would not be of any problem.
» By Trains :
Goa is connected to the rest of India
through a well laid rail network. Madgaon or Margao is the most important
railway station in Goa, followed by Vasco. There are also other popular,
smaller stations on the new;y constructed Konkan Railway route. Konkan
Railway runs on a single 760 km long coastal track, which cuts through Goa
to connect Mumbai and Mangalore. The South Central Railways uses the old
track, the terminus of which is at Vasco. Starting from Vasco, the track
heads southward through Madgaon and slips out of Goa into Karnataka.
» By Road :
Inter-state buses connect Goa with the
neighboring states of Maharashtra and Karnataka. Panaji is connected by road
to the main national highways crossing through Goa - 4A, 17, and 17A. Road
distances from Panaji - Mumbai - 594 km, Belgaum - 157 km, Bangalore -632
km, Hospet - 315 km, Mangalore - 371 km Mysore - 677 km, Pune - 471 km,
Ratnagiri - 263 km. The new and upgraded NH 17 connects Mumbai to Goa. From
Bandra (mumbai) to Margao (Goa) takes approximately 10 hours by road. The
state owned Kadamba Transport Corporation, Maharashtra State Road Transport
Corporation and Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation operate frequent
services between Goa and various destinations within the neighboring states.
There are several private bus operators too who provide frequent bus
services between Goa and other nearby destinations.
» Private Vehicles :
You can contact us for this,
as we are well established with an extensive number of cars and coaches
(ranging from luxury to budget and between) for the tourists from all over.
||Anchoring in Goa ?
Goa is one state that has been preserved in its pristine form where
the treasures of its natural beauty and splendour magnetise tourists from
all parts of the world. The state is more or less the same as it used to be
in the Portuguese era with same old Portuguese houses, spick and span
beaches and old lush green trees which impart it, a unique charm, one that
is rare to find anywhere else in the country. More and more people from all
parts of the globe visit Goa each year to become a part of the grand
Christmas and new year celebrations.
Goa is accessible via all major means of transport. It is well connected by
air, rail and roads from various parts of the country. There are various
means of public transport in the state including taxis, bike and auto
rickshaws which can be hired to tour to Goa. Besides these, there are state
transport buses known as "Kadambas" which offer a decent service
to the travellers. To travel from one place to another within Goa one can
opt for flat bottom ferries which will make your travelling easy and fun
If in case you find the common transport services at any place is not so
convincing, one can always book with us to make the tour more luxurious and
relaxing. Our well equipped vehicles and our personalized services will
definitely make your Goa tour most entertaining.
Goa has plenty of accommodation options for all categories of
people. But the exotic beach resorts offer a great time.