Goa

Famous For: Beaches, Churches, Museum, Shopping areas, waterfalls and wild life sanctuary, Water Sports and adventure sports, Casinos, Disc and Beach Shacks, Boat Cruise at Mandovi River...
Best time to Visit: October to March
Currency: Indian Rupee

Basic Information:

About Goa:

Variously known as "Pearl of the Orient" and a "Tourist Paradise", the state of Goa is located on the western coast of India in the coastal belt known as Konkan. The magnificent scenic beauty and the architectural splendours of its temples, churches and old houses have made Goa a firm favourite with travellers around the world. But then, Goa is much more than just beaches and sea. It has a soul which goes deep into unique history, rich culture and some of the prettiest natural scenery that India has to offer.

 

Religion:

Christianity & Hinduism

 

Languages Used:

Konkani, Hindi & English.

 

Main Islands:

North Goa & Old Goa (South Goa).

 

Speciality:

  • Beaches, Churches, Museum, Shopping areas, waterfalls and wild life sanctuary.
  • Water Sports and adventure sports.
  • Casinos.
  • Disc and Beach Shacks.
  • Boat Cruise at Mandovi River.

How to reach:

Transportation Modes:

  • Flights: different flight from all major cities to Dambolim airport.
  • Cruise: Kadmat Island - Goa Cruise / Kochi Goa Special Cruise / Mumbai Goa Cruise.
  • Railways: Madgaon Railway station
  • Buses / Coaches:
  • Pribvate Cabs:
Places to visit:

1- Goa Beaches:

Goa's long stretch of sandy coastline is renowned for its multitude of beaches. There's something on offer for everyone, from luxury resorts to makeshift huts, and trance parties to tranquillity.

  • Candolim Beach / Miramar Beach / Majorda Beach / Mobor Beach / Colva Beach / Anjuna Beach / Varca Beach / Sinquerim Beach / Vagator Beach / Morjim Beach / Betalbatim Beach / Baga Beach / Palolem Beach

 

2- Goa Churches:

  • St. Augustine Tower / Church of St. Francis Of Assisi, Old Goa / Basilica of Bom Jesus, Old Goa / Ruins of Church of St. Augustine / St. Cajetan Church, Old Goa / Church of Mary Immaculate Conception / Lady Rosary Church / Chapel of St. Catherine, Old Goa or the Se Cathedral Church / The Church of St Anne at Talaulim Ilhas / Chapel and Tomb of St. Francis Xavier / Church of St Paul / Holy Spirit Church.

 

3- Wildlife Sanctuaries:

The two main sanctuaries are Bhagwan Mahvir (of which Mollem National Park is a part) and Cotigao.
 

4- Spice Plantations:

5- Latin Quarter: Capital city Panjim is worth visiting for its Fontain has neighborhood. Declared a UNESCO Heritage Zone in 1984, it gets its name (meaning "fountain") from the fountain at the foot of the hill.

 

5- Wax Museum

6- Adventure Games:

  • Scuba Diving and Snorkeling
  • Water Sports - para sailing, jet skiing, water skiing, wake boarding, kite surfing, windsurfing, catamaran sailing, and banana rides.
  • Fishing Tours
  • Dolphin and Crocodile Sightseeing Tours - Dolphin (and crocodile!) spotting is a popular tourist activity in Goa. The best time is from October until May, while the monsoon isn’t around. Most boat cruises leave from near the mouth of the Mandovi River near Panaji.
  • Trekking and Camping
  • Go-Karting
  • Military Simulation Paintball

 

7- Water Falls:

  • Arvalam Waterfalls
  • Dudhsagar Waterfalls
  • Kesarval Waterfall

8- Star Cruises is a prestigious name on an international basis that provides wonderful cruise options.

  • Kadmat Island - Goa Cruise - This cruise begins from Mumbai in the evening and spends two full nights and a day before it reaches Kadmat island. After spending one full day at the Kadmat island, the cruise proceeds towards Goa. The next day is reserved for touring Goa. After a round in Goa, the cruise returns to Mumbai.
  • Kochi Goa Special Cruise - This one is also quiet similar to the previous cruise, with the only exception that the cruise tours Kochi instead of Kadmat island before reaching Goa
  • Mumbai Goa Cruise - This one is a short trip that starts off from Mumbai and heads straight for Goa. The two night cruise can be picked up if you have lesser time on your hand.
Things to Do:

  • Sightseeing all Beaches, Churches, Museum, Shopping areas, waterfalls and wild life sanctuary.
  • Water Sports and adventure sports.
  • Enjoy your luck at Casinos.
  • Night life at Disc and Beach Shacks.
  • Boat Cruise at Mandovi River.
  • Beautiful hotel & resort where you can enjoy comforts, lavishness, foods and rejuvenating spa.
  • Enjoy the different Star cruises from different destinations.

Relevant Packages:

  • Goa (Air) Package - Amani Boutique Hotel (Vagator) - (4 Star) Goa (Air) Package - Amani Boutique Hotel (Vagator) - (4 Star)
  • Goa Adventure Package Goa Adventure Package
  • Goa (Air) Package - Chalston Beach Resort (Calangute) - (4 Star) Goa (Air) Package - Chalston Beach Resort (Calangute) - (4 Star)
  • Goa (Air) Package - Mayfair Hideaway Spa Resort (Salcete) - (4 Star) Goa (Air) Package - Mayfair Hideaway Spa Resort (Salcete) - (4 Star)
  • Goa (Air) Package - Cidade De Goa (Vainguinim) - (5 Star) Goa (Air) Package - Cidade De Goa (Vainguinim) - (5 Star)
  • Goa (Air) Package - The River Palace (Siolim) - (4 Star) Goa (Air) Package - The River Palace (Siolim) - (4 Star)
  • Goa (Air) Package - Alor Holiday Resort (Calangute) - (3 Star) Goa (Air) Package - Alor Holiday Resort (Calangute) - (3 Star)
  • Goa (Land) Package - Mayfair Hideaway Spa Resort (Salcete) - (4 Star) Goa (Land) Package - Mayfair Hideaway Spa Resort (Salcete) - (4 Star)
  • Goa (Land) Package - Whispering Woods Resort (Anjuna) - (3 Star) Goa (Land) Package - Whispering Woods Resort (Anjuna) - (3 Star)
  • Goa (Air) Package - Caravela Beach Resort (Varca) - (5 Star) Goa (Air) Package - Caravela Beach Resort (Varca) - (5 Star)
  • Goa (Air) Package - La Gulls Court (Vagator) - (3 Star) Goa (Air) Package - La Gulls Court (Vagator) - (3 Star)
  • Goa (Land) Package - Alor Grande Holiday Resort (Calangute) - (3 Star) Goa (Land) Package - Alor Grande Holiday Resort (Calangute) - (3 Star)
  • Goa (Air) Package - Radisson Blu Resort (Cavelossim) - (5 Star) Goa (Air) Package - Radisson Blu Resort (Cavelossim) - (5 Star)
  • Goa (Air) Package - Ocean Palms Goa Resort (Calangute) - (4 Star) Goa (Air) Package - Ocean Palms Goa Resort (Calangute) - (4 Star)
  • Goa (Air) Package - Alor Grande Holiday Resort (Calangute) - (3 Star) Goa (Air) Package - Alor Grande Holiday Resort (Calangute) - (3 Star)
  • Goa (Air) Package - Resort Terra Paraiso (Calangute) - (4 Star) Goa (Air) Package - Resort Terra Paraiso (Calangute) - (4 Star)
  • Goa (Air) Package - Antares Beach Resort (Vagator) - (4 Star) Goa (Air) Package - Antares Beach Resort (Vagator) - (4 Star)
  • Goa (Air) Package - Golden Tulip (Candolim) - (4 Star) Goa (Air) Package - Golden Tulip (Candolim) - (4 Star)
  • Goa (Air) Package - Neelams The Glitz or The Grand (Calangute) - (4 Star) Goa (Air) Package - Neelams The Glitz or The Grand (Calangute) - (4 Star)
  • Goa (Air) Package - Hard Rock Hotel (Calangute) - (5 Star) Goa (Air) Package - Hard Rock Hotel (Calangute) - (5 Star)
  • Goa (Land) Package - La Gulls Court (Vagator) - (3 Star) Goa (Land) Package - La Gulls Court (Vagator) - (3 Star)
  • Goa (Air) Package - The Baga Beach Resort (Baga) - (5 Star) Goa (Air) Package - The Baga Beach Resort (Baga) - (5 Star)
  • Goa (Air) Package - The Mint Resort (Calangute) - (3 Star) Goa (Air) Package - The Mint Resort (Calangute) - (3 Star)
  • Goa (Air) Package - Ocean Ride Beach Resort (Calangute) - (3 Star) Goa (Air) Package - Ocean Ride Beach Resort (Calangute) - (3 Star)
  • Goa (Air) Package - Peninsula Beach Resort (Calangute) - (3 Star) Goa (Air) Package - Peninsula Beach Resort (Calangute) - (3 Star)
  • Goa (Air) Package - Whispering Woods Resort (Anjuna) - (3 Star) Goa (Air) Package - Whispering Woods Resort (Anjuna) - (3 Star)
  • Goa (Land) Package - Ocean Ride Beach Resort (Calangute) - (3 Star) Goa (Land) Package - Ocean Ride Beach Resort (Calangute) - (3 Star)
  • Goa (Land) Package - The River Palace (Siolim) - (4 Star) Goa (Land) Package - The River Palace (Siolim) - (4 Star)
  • Goa (Air) Package - Resort De Alturas (Candolim) - (4 Star) Goa (Air) Package - Resort De Alturas (Candolim) - (4 Star)
  • Goa (Land) Package - Peninsula Beach Resort (Calangute) - (3 Star) Goa (Land) Package - Peninsula Beach Resort (Calangute) - (3 Star)
  • Goa (Land) Package - Resort De Alturas (Candolim) - (4 Star) Goa (Land) Package - Resort De Alturas (Candolim) - (4 Star)
  • Goa (Land) Package - Alor Holiday Resort (Calangute) - (3 Star) Goa (Land) Package - Alor Holiday Resort (Calangute) - (3 Star)
  • Goa (Land) Package - The Mint Resort (Calangute) - (3 Star) Goa (Land) Package - The Mint Resort (Calangute) - (3 Star)
  • Goa (Land) Package - Amani Boutique Hotel (Vagator) - (4 Star) Goa (Land) Package - Amani Boutique Hotel (Vagator) - (4 Star)
  • Goa (Land) Package - Resort Terra Paraiso (Calangute) - (4 Star) Goa (Land) Package - Resort Terra Paraiso (Calangute) - (4 Star)
  • Goa (Land) Package - Chalston Beach Resort (Calangute) - (4 Star) Goa (Land) Package - Chalston Beach Resort (Calangute) - (4 Star)
  • Goa (Air) Package - Novotel Dona Sylvia Resort (Cavelossim) - (5 Star) Goa (Air) Package - Novotel Dona Sylvia Resort (Cavelossim) - (5 Star)
  • Goa (Land) Package - Nagoa Grande Resort and Spa (Bardez) - (4 Star) Goa (Land) Package - Nagoa Grande Resort and Spa (Bardez) - (4 Star)
  • Goa (Air) Package - Nagoa Grande Resort and Spa (Bardez) - (4 Star) Goa (Air) Package - Nagoa Grande Resort and Spa (Bardez) - (4 Star)
  • Goa (Land) Package - Antares Beach Resort (Vagator) - (4 Star) Goa (Land) Package - Antares Beach Resort (Vagator) - (4 Star)
  • Goa (Land) Package - Ocean Palms Goa Resort (Calangute) - (4 Star) Goa (Land) Package - Ocean Palms Goa Resort (Calangute) - (4 Star)
  • Goa (Land) Package - Neelams The Glitz or The Grand (Calangute) - (4 Star) Goa (Land) Package - Neelams The Glitz or The Grand (Calangute) - (4 Star)
  • Goa (Land) Package - Radisson Blu Resort (Cavelossim) - (5 Star) Goa (Land) Package - Radisson Blu Resort (Cavelossim) - (5 Star)
  • Goa (Land) Package - Hard Rock Hotel (Calangute) - (5 Star) Goa (Land) Package - Hard Rock Hotel (Calangute) - (5 Star)
  • Goa (Land) Package - Caravela Beach Resort (Varca) - (5 Star) Goa (Land) Package - Caravela Beach Resort (Varca) - (5 Star)
  • Goa (Land) Package - Novotel Dona Sylvia Resort (Cavelossim) - (5 Star) Goa (Land) Package - Novotel Dona Sylvia Resort (Cavelossim) - (5 Star)
  • Goa (Land) Package - Cidade De Goa (Vainguinim) - (5 Star) Goa (Land) Package - Cidade De Goa (Vainguinim) - (5 Star)

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