Sun, Sand & Sea
Goa is an ultimate paradise for every traveller whether it's a family, backpackers, or solo travellers. Full of activities, experiences, and serene ambience to unwind yourself, Goa is an answer to all the holiday experiences you want to experience. Goa offers a range of tourism products to explore and relax and to get into an adventurous mode. Goa has numerous palm-fringed beaches, Gothalic churches, Portuguese culture, and heritage all together makes Goa one of the most desired destinations to relax, rejuvenate, and refresh. Have you imagined of Sun, sand, and sea all in one frame, if not, welcome to Goa.
It is said that during the 3rd century BC Goa was a part of the Mauryan Empire and later the Satvahanas of Kolhapur followed by the Chalukyas. Gradually, other dynasties enjoyed ruling Goa, soon it was witnessed that the Dutch, English, French and Portuguese, all began struggling for its possession. In 1510, Goa was conquered by the Dutch and in 1961 the Portuguese have to leave Goa.
Goa is known for various forms of handicrafts, the artisan creates various items made off the brass, paper, bamboo, etc. Goa is known for wooden toys and decorative cum utility items, terracotta pottery, seashell crafts as well.
Goa serves the best delicacies and all forms of cuisines. If in Goa do try the Goan cuisine which is full of flavours and influence of Portuguese. On the other hand, most of their dishes use coconut, fish, pork, rice, and local spice kokum. The must-try Goan cuisines are Goan fish curry, Shark Ambot Tik, Chicken Xacuti, Goan Pork Vindaloo, Feijoada (Red Beans with Pork), Cafreal Chicken, Samarachi Kodi (dry Prawn curry), Patolea (a sweet dish consumed with tea), Bebinca (multilayered cake).
There are flea markets in Goa which offers an amazing shopping experience and there are multiple items to buy. A few of the best shopping markets are Night Market at Arpora, Tibetan Market on Baga Road, Mackie's Night Bazaar, MMC Market, Palolem Market.
Places to Visit
Famously known as 'Queen of Beaches', is the biggest beach in North Goa.
A grand fort facing the Arabian Sea is a spectacular heritage from the Portuguese.
The most lively and attractive beach full of activities.
The glamorous beach with a picturesque view loaded with water sports.
The Fort rises on the banks of River Chapora and commands a great view of its surroundings.
Basilica of Bom Jesus
The Bom Jesus Basilica was built in 1605 and is the place where the incorrupt body of St Francis Xavier is kept.
One of the most beautiful beaches in South Goa,
Casino on a cruise
Go gambling and try your luck ad enjoy the Vegas-style entertainment.
Trek to the prettiest waterfall in Goa.
Built-in 1550 across Mapusa river reveals a breathtaking view.
Located on a small hillock, the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
3,702 square km
Can be visited all through the year
Carry fabrics that dry up easily
Konkani, Marathi, Kannada, Hindi, English, and even Portuguese,
Nearest Railway Station
Madgaon and Vasco-da-Gama
Dabolim International Airport