Goa is a pristine land blessed with Beautiful landscape, rich natural resources and wonderful blend of Portuguese and Indian culture. Swaying palms, Pristine white sands and sparkling blue water are the three main component of this beautiful land. Goa is an amazing place with its unspoilt beaches and a unique lifestyle make it distinguishable from the rest of India. However, this state, nestled in Western Ghats and bordered by the Arabian Sea, provides more charm to the state. Rich in natural abundance of flora and fauna, the ghats region of Goa is a perfect reverse of the bustling and sizzling beaches of Goa. The region is seeing a surge in ecotourism and sustainable development in the area thus, conserving environment as well as broadening the scope of tourism in the state. Beautiful rivulets, spectacular falls, towering rock hills, thick foliage of green and wide variety of Flora and fauna species makes the state a heaven for nature lovers.
Now, to complement the naturally blessed resources there is the rich culture and heritage of Goa. A Portuguese colony for centuries, this area is perfect blend of Portuguese and Indian customs and culture. The people of Goa live with a simple motto of Live Life to the fullest and enjoy. The Unique joie de vivre lifestyle of the Goans is unique and unmatched in entire India. The heritage of Goa is rich with Churches, Temples and Forts all from the era of Portuguese rule. Enjoy the heart warming dinning with the spicy delicacies of Goa combined with its own blend of Cashew Feni. Enliven your evening with a romantic cruise in the rivers of Goa. Surround yourself with hippies, party hoppers and animated crowds at the night and finally unwind yourself in the exotic resorts. Goa offers a great experience to the tourists and has everything for everyone. Come and enjoy the atmosphere of exuberance, enjoy the hospitality of the naïve Goans, unwind yourself in the pristine and exotic beaches, enjoy the adrenaline rush of water sports, climb uphill in the Ghats, cross the rivulets and treat yourself by being close to the nature, have a river cruise watching sunset, enjoy the nightlife in Goa. Goa is a one stop destination, offering lifetime experience to tourist from different parts of the world.
Things to do in Goa
Tangerine Resort, Goa Package
Economy Class return Airfare (Delhi - Goa - Delhi) on Indigo Airlines, 3 Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis. Complimentary Return Airport transfers by Non Air-condition vehicle on Sharing seats basis. 03 Breakfasts, 03 Lunches and 03 Dinners. All presently applicable hotel and airline taxes. Govt. Service Tax: 3.09%. Should there be any further levy of Govt./statutory taxes/charges, the same shall be chargeable extra as and when applicable.
Baywatch Resort, Goa Package
Airfare Delhi Goa Delhi. 3 Nights Accommodation in Baywatch Resort, Goa. Return Airport/Madgaon transfers by Air-condition vehicle on sharing seats basis. 03 Breakfasts, 03 Lunches and 03 Dinners. One half day Sightseeing tour by Air-condition vehicle on sharing seats basis. Two bottles of mineral water in the room per day. A voucher for one ride (10 rounds only per person) at the famous Go Karte centre in Goa (subject to weather condition). House Brands alcoholic beverages daily at the Bar between 8.30 PM and 9.30 PM. Anti stress Indian Massage (15 min head and shoulder) at Life style spa at Baywatch Resort. 20% discount on MRP menu rates. Use of Swimming Pool, Gymnasium and Sauna. All presently applicable hotel and airline taxes. Should there be any further levy of Govt./statutory taxes/charges, the same shall be chargeable extra as and when applicable.
Cidade de Goa, Goa Package
Economy Class return Airfare (Delhi - Goa - Delhi) on Indigo Airlines. 3 Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis. Complimentary Return Airport transfers by Air-condition vehicle on sharing seats basis. 03 Breakfasts, 03 Lunches and 03 Dinners at either Laranja or Café Azul. 20 minutes Head Massage for two (once during the Stay). Happy Hours at the Bar. Use of Kidade Games room - Babysitting between 9 AM to 6 PM (for Children below 6 years). 15% Discount at Clube saude & Beauty parlour. 15% Discount at Pavitra, a Ayurveda Spa. Complimentary entry to Gold Finger Casino (once during the stay) inclusive of Gaming Coupons worth Rs. 500 per room. Use of Recreational Facilities such as- Swimming pool, day use of Tennis court, Recreation centre & Gymnasium. Daily Live Entertainment at the resort. All presently applicable hotel and airline taxes. Govt. Service Tax: 3.09%. Should there be any further levy of Govt./statutory taxes/charges, the same shall be chargeable extra as and when applicable.
Goa Beach House, Goa Package
Economy Class return Airfare (Delhi - Goa - Delhi) on Indigo Airlines. 3 Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis. Complimentary Return Airport transfers, 03 Breakfasts, 02 Lunches and 03 Dinners. Complimentary Full day Sightseeing tour, All Tours & Transfers by Non Air-condition vehicle, on sharing seats basis. All presently applicable hotel and airline taxes. Should there be any further levy of Govt./statutory taxes/charges, the same shall be chargeable extra as and when applicable. Govt. Service Tax: 3.09% to be Paid extra.
Goa enjoys tropical monsoon climate and being closer to the equator it has a hot and humid climate. Summers are hot and humid with moth of May registering maximum temperature. The monsoon rains hit the land at the beginning of June and continue till September providing relief from intense heat. Winters are mild and pleasant and generally start from mid December and remain till February.
Goan cuisine is unique and is full of spices, aromas and sea food. The Goan cuisine is a fine blend of Portuguese and local flavours. Dishes like prawn balchao and kingfisher in garlic have strong Portuguese style of cooking and flavours. Rice with fish curry also known as (Xit Kodi) is the staple food of Goa. Coconut and coconut oil are widely used in Goan cooking style and chilli, peppers, spices and vinegar being the most common ingredients. Pork dishes like Vindalhoo, Xacuti and Sorpotel are cooked for major festivals. Khatkhate is a very popular dish, it is a stew comprising of at least five vegetable, fresh coconut and spices. Being close to Karnatake and Kerala, south Indian dishes are widely available like Dosa, sambars and idlies. Bebinca is a rich egg-based multi-layered sweet dish. The most popular alcoholic beverage in Goa is feni made from Cashew and coconut. Most beaches of Goa have shacks which offer brilliant sea food and it is a great dining experience.
Best Time to Visit
Winters are the best time to visit Goa when temperature is mild, soft continuous sea breeze blowing throughout the state and the seas are clam. This is time when you can simply laze on the white beaches, enjoy swimming in calmer seas or savour the Goan seafood in a beach shack. However, this is also the peak time and is fully crowded with tourist. Prices soar high and finding accommodation is like a trouble. Monsoon is the time which the local Goans feel the best time when Goa looks even more pristine. It is the time when entire state turns green and usual tourist trap is not present. You will have the entire stretch of beaches at your disposal and is the perfect environment when you can simply laze in your resorts of beach houses and relax. Summers feel stuffy and humid. Heat is unbearable and seas are often at high tide. Travelling and exploring within the state may not be a pleasant affair. In the mid February- March, Goa celebrates the Goa Carnival festival which is the time when entire Goa celebrates. The ambience turn into a festive spirit and long colourful procession with many interesting costumes, exhibits, Folk dances and music pass through the entire state. This is the best time to visit Goa.
How to Reach
By Air: Goa has one airport present at Dabolim in Vasco. Goa is connected by some international flights but arrive via Mumbai. The state is well connected with rest of the Indian cities by the various domestic airlines. Many domestic airlines have daily flights to and from Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Kozhikode. Domestic Airlines includes Kingfisher airlines, spicejet, Jet Airways, Indian Airlines, Air Deccan, Indigo, Go Air, Paramount Airways and MDLR Airways.
By Train: Goa is well connected with entire India through a vast and wide network of Indian Railways. Major express trains make scheduled stops in Madgaon, Vasco and Thivim railway stations. Rail travel is an exciting option and you will get a glimpse of the geographical region and cultural practices.
By Bus: There are regular buses both private and state owned connect Goa with the other Indian cities. Buses ply between Mumbai and Pune are frequent. Government-run buses, operated by the Kadamba Transport Corporation, link both major routes (like the Panjim–Margao route) and some remote parts of the state. In large towns such as Panjim and Margao, intra-city buses ply. State buses of Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Gujrat and Maharashtra also connect Goa with major cities of south India.