Goa Tour Packages
Plan Your Goa Holidays
GoaGoa, a heaven lies in the west coast of India, has a great combination of fun loving people, Music, Carnivals, Long wide Beaches, and food this is of what makes Goa a popular holiday destination.
Highlights: Panaji,Old Goa, Se Cathedral church, Beaches of Goa,goan carnival, Goan Villages etc.
Goa is Indias smallest state by area and the fourth smallest by population. Goa is a tiny state but it is globally famous because of its tourism attraction among which beaches are the famous. Holidays in Goa is itself a rejuvante word comes in our mind and is visited by number of holiday makers and honeymooner from all over across the world. Goa's known history stretches back to the 3rd century BC, when it formed part of the Maurayan Empire ruled by the Buddhist emperor, Ashoka of Magadha. Goa shows the lifestyle of Mughal and Portuguese. In ancient times, it was named by Gomanta, Gomanchala, Gopakapuri and Govem. With the rule of the Portuguese for over 450 years and the influence of Portuguese culture, Goa presents a somewhat different picture to the foreign visitor than other parts of the country.
Food: Rice with fish curry is the staple diet in Goa. Goan Cuisine is famous for its rich variety of fish dishes cooked with elaborate recipes. Coconut and Coconut oil are widely used in Goan cooking along with Chilli Peppers,Spices and Vinegar giving the food a unique flavour. An exotic Goan vegetable stew, known as Khatkhate, is a very popular dish during the celebrations of festivals, among Hindu and Christian.
Sightseeing in Goa
Goa is known for magnificent rich collection of monuments, such as forts, churche & temples. It also famous for Goan beaches. These beautiful Goan beaches are a great combination of sun, sand and sea.Goa is a very famous tourist spot.
The largest of the churches in Old Goa, it is in the Portuguese-Gothic style with a Tuscan exterior and Corinthian interior.
Convent and Church of St Francis Assisi:
This old church has carved woodwork and old murals depicting the file of St Francis. Open from 9 am to 12.30 pm & 3 pm to 6.30 pm.
Church of St Cajetan:
This church was built by Italian friars who were sent to the kingdom of Golconda to preach Christianity.
This is a beautiful old Portuguese fort at Terekhol and houses the Hotel Tiracol Fort Heritage.
Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary:
This is the smallest of Goas sanctuaries, and is the easiest to reach. Bookings should be made in advance at the office of the Department of Forestry in Panaji.
Shri Bhagwati Temple:
It is 28 km from Panaji. This temple is more than 500 years old. The festival of Dussera is celebrated with gaiety here.
Shri Shantadurga Temple:
This temple, dedicated to the goddess of peace, has a pagoda-like structure and a roof made of long slabs of stone.
Shri Mangesh Temple:
This interesting Shiva temple is at Priol Ponda Taluka, about 22 km from Panaji.
Vagator and Chapora
This beach is about 22 kms from Panaji, situated in Bardez Taluka, the crescent shaped beach of Vagator and nearby Chapora are isolated havens in North Goa.
Anjuna is one of the most spectacular of Goas beaches, this five-mile stretch, nestled between the sea and a hill has some interesting black rock formations jutting into the sea
Its one of North Goas most popular beaches, one can expect a crowd here! This Queen of Beaches, with nearby saltpans and coconut groves adding to its charms.
Baga beach is quiet in comparison to Calangute, this small beach is for those seeking the idyllic Goa of the yesteryears
One of the best beaches in Goa for water sports including water-skiing, para- sailing, diving and surfing, facilities for these activities are of international standard here.
This beach lying adjacent to the Mandovi River as it empties out into the sea, Miramar was earlier known as the Gasper Dias Beach
This beach is well known for the Fort Aguada Hotel built around a 17th century fort that goes by the same name. While the hotel grounds are off-limits for the general public, one can still walk around the beach.
A three-kilometer long stretch of sand and palm with a hill to the south, this beach is one of those offering a sense of solitude quite rare in Goa. Lord Rama stayed with his wife Sita for 12 years.
Colva beach is famous for the Church of Our Lady of Mercy with its famous statue of Menini Jesus.
A tranquil beach, legend describes it as the place where the legendary arrow of Parashurams arrow fell, from which Goa was created.
Made famous by the legend of Dona Paula de Menezes, the daughter of a viceroy of colonial Goa, who threw herself off the cliff rather than relinquish her love for a local fisherman, Famous for its water sports facilities, this beach is also a popular location for movie shoots.
One of the southernmost of Goas beaches. The beach is lined with shacks selling food, clothes, trinkets and other Goa souvenirs.
Best time to visit Goa
It is during the winter season from November to March. The weather at this time is mild and pleasant which make it the best time to enjoy beaches and night parties. During this duration tourist also get an opportunity to Goa Carnival, Christmas and New Year.
Near by: Mumbai
How To Reach: By Road, Air & Water from Mumbai, Delhi
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