Goa is India’s smallest state and Panaji is the capital. Goa is extremely influenced by the Portugese culture because it was earlier captured by them and they existed and rule there for about 450 years. It was annexed by the India in the year 1961. Goa is world renowned for its long beautiful sandy beaches which provides plenty of fun filled activities like; beach parasailing, wind surfing, water scooter, water skiing, etc. Beaches of Goa is a mixture of fun and comfort.Every year, large number of International and domestic tourists visit here to explore the city of solace and fun. Apart from beaches Goa also has rich flora and fauna. It is also rich in its Heritage which reflects in the form of beautiful Portugal Architecture.Goa has mix culture of Christians and Konkani(Goa local community) which can be observed in every aspects of life-lifestyle, food, art and culture. People also like to try out Goan food as its has a influence of Portugese Cuisne, though Goa is known for its Sea food delicacies. There is a huge chaos of tourists in the peak season in Goa. There are soem beautiful and old monuments in Goa which always remain as a center of attraction like-The Bom Jesus Cathedral, Fort Aguada and a new wax museum on Indian history. Talking about the culture, Goa a diverse culture. People of Goa celebrates festivals of music and dance-Shigmo Mel or the Holi and Diwali and Spring celebrations which signify unity in diversity. The most popular Goan Carnival and new year celebration attracts large number of tourists. So come and explore Goa-“God’s Own Destination”.
How to Reach:
By Air: Goa is well connected by air. The Dabolim airport in Goa operates National and International flights. The airport is located near Vasco Da Gama which is 15 kms from Panaji.
By Train: Goa is well connected to different cities through train. There are several railway stations in Goa, but the 2 main stations are Margao and Vasco Da Gama.
By Road: Goa is well connected to other parts of Goa by road. The major highways coming to Goa are NH17, NH 17A, and NH4A. However, since Mumbai is the major biggest city near Goa, most of the road traffic to Goa comes from Mumbai.