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Goa Tourism


Goa is one of the best tourist destinations and one of the top searching tourist spots in India and Kerela and Rajasthan. This small state of India is full of life, colors, and fun. This place has crystal clear beaches, tourist destinations with historical importance, and cheerful people who entice you with fun and joy. This Goa travel guide on Goa tourism will help you explore the city easily and inform you about the places to visit in Goa, Goa tourist places, the history and culture of Goa, and the best time to visit Goa.

History of Goa:

The history of Goa is considered as old as civilization. Situated in the coastal area of India, this place was known by many names, such as Gomanta, Gomanchala, Gopakappuri, Govapuri, and Govem. Goa has an important place in Indian Mythology. Many scholars have given their own theories, according to some, “Parshuram,” the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu was the creator of Goa –‘then named as Gomantak,’ some say Seven Sages (Saptarishi) were blessed here by Lord Shiva while others believe that Lord Krishna defeated the demon king ‘Jarasandh’ on Gomanchal Mountain in Goa. Much like the mythological importance, Goa was ruled by several empires through the ages from 1st century BC to 1500 AD. The Mauryas, the Shatavahanas, the Bojas, and the Bahmani Sultanate are some of the major dynasties that ruled Goa.

Goa’s Culture, Tradition, and Goan Food:

Goa has been ruled by many empires with their own customs, traditions, culture, and values. Having a culture as old as civilization, you can see a religious harmony by looking at Deepastambha, The Cross, Ghode Modni, followed by Chariot, depict an exclusive assortment of various cultures and religions of the state. Goa has its unique identity when it comes to Music, Theater, and Art that everyone loves. On the same hand, Goan Cuisine also has its own importance. Goan Cuisine is a mix of Konkani, Brazilian and Portuguese food styles. The staple dishes of the Goan Cuisine are fish curry and rice. Religiously, Goan cuisine is classified into Goan Catholic and Goan Hindu cuisine, with which each dish gives its distinct tastes, characteristics, and cooking styles. You can pamper your taste buds with the dishes like Vindaloo, Xacuti, Chourico as pork dishes, and vegetable stew, aka Khatkhate, which is famous during Hindu and Christian festivals alike.

Economy of Goa:

There’s an old saying by a very famous German Economist –‘Hjalmar Schacht,’ “The Economy is a very sensitive organism,” and yes, as it is indeed sensitive as its economy only depicts the real picture of any place its citizens. Economically Goa is India’s richest state with the highest GDP per capita. Goa has the fastest growth rate of 8.23%. Tourism in Goa’s is a primary industry. It gets 12 % of its income from foreign tourist arrivals in Goa.

Goa Weather and best time to Visit


Language Spoken

Hindi, English

Goa Map


Places to Visit Goa


Famous among the holidaymakers for its famous tourist destinations, Goa has many vacation spots which you can visit during your vacation. Some of the Goa travel places are the Church of Our lady of the Immaculate Conception, Dona Paula, Cruise, Tito’s Calangute, Se Cathedral, Dudhsagar Waterfalls, and many more.

Beaches:

Goa is famed for its charming beaches among sightseers and adventure travelers. Goa has more than 25 amazing beaches, which are full of life and happenings. It offers energetic Baga Beach, Calangute Beach, and Colva beach, which necklace the north coastal line of Goa. Whereas southern beaches like Arambol, Palolem, and Galgibaga are perfect places to spend some time in peace and quiet.

Monuments of Goa:

Goa not only has shorelines and water, but it is also known for its magnificent history. Historical monuments such as Fort Aguada, Chapora Fort, Viceroy’s Arch, and Fort Terekhol show the glorious history of Goa. On the other hand, religious monuments such as Basilica de Bom Jesus, Church of St. Francis of Assisi, and Maruti Temple show the perfect example and blend of religious harmony in Goa.

Shopping in Goa:

Shopping is an un-detachable part of every vacationer. The vacation is incomplete without spending a few bucks and time on making some memories from the visited tourist place. There are some famous markets in Goa from which may attract you. It includes Anjuna Flea Market, one of the most important markets of Goa, where you can get handicrafts, clothes, jewelry, and funky accessories. Then there’s Calangute Market Square which is famous for beachwear, seashells, local handicrafts, trinkets, seafood, and finest beer. Other places that may suit your shopping list are Mackie’s, Hollywood Fashion, Acron Arcade, Gulzar Jeweller, and many more.

Best Time to Visit Goa


Goa has a tropical monsoon climate. Being positioned near the Arabian Sea, Goa has a hot and humid climate for most of the year. The best time to visit this traveler’s paradise is between November and March. This season has dry and cool weather relatively, during this time the sea is calm and clear and all the facilities from hotels, resorts, and restaurants to beach sightseeing, parties, are open for business. There’s also Goa monsoon season, the rainy season from June to September when guests can enjoy the lush green gardens, rice paddies, and wild and stormy sea.

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Getting In Goa

BY AIR
BY ROAD
BY RAIL

Airways:

The Dabolim Airport is situated just 29 km from the state’s Capital –‘Panjim’. The airport is well connected by daily flights from Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, New Delhi, and Mumbai.

Roadways:

Sightseers can reach Goa through privately/publically operated buses that link the major towns and rural areas. Government undertakings such as KSRTC, MSRTC, and KTC and private undertakings such as Neeta Tour, Paulo Travels operate from Panaji, Madgaon, and Vasco Da Gama.

By Train

The major two railheads In Goa are Madgaon and Thivim. The Konkam railway line runs parallel to the coast connecting major cities and hotels in Goa.

Packing

The beach state of India has something for everyone. From elephant rides to Flea markets, from music festivals (Sunburn, etc.) to water sports. Goa gives all the adventure that you have ever imagined. As it’s truly said, living in Goa means 365 days of vacation. So Enjoy Your Vacations like you never did before!!

You will love your Goa trip, and our Goa travel guide will help you out to explore the city and Goa tourist destinations. 

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