The Indian state of Goa, which is situated on the western coast, is known throughout the
world for its pre-independence period Gothic churches. Known as the 'Pearl of the East'
this land has large coconut groves, exotic beaches, adrenalin-pumping water sports,
foot-tapping dance and music and age-old ruins.
Principally influenced by the Portuguese culture,Goa is well known for its 105 km long coastline! Tourism of Goa introduces you to this paradise land that is a perfect holiday destination. The state of Goa is well connected to other places in the country by road, rail, and as well as air.
Tourism of Goa is seemingly incomplete if you do not visit the beautiful beaches with
clear waters. The sea, the golden sands fringed with palms, the coconut groves and the
ferry rides make these beaches an ideal destination
for relaxation. Some of the important beaches are
Palolem, Agonda, Dona Paula, Cavelossim, Varca,
Baga, Benaulim beaches, etc. Baga beach is the
most popular beach in this state and often visitors
prefer it the most for 'sun baths'. You will find many
hotels in Goa, which provide good accommodation
facilities and cater to your budget requirements.The new year celebrations on these exotic beaches are famous, and thousands of party goers rush to Goa to revel in the partying spirits on the eve of the new year. If you visit Goa
for Christmas, Easter Sunday, Ganesh Chaturthi,
the New Year's eve, Shimgo or the Carnival, you
will get to enjoy the festive spirit of this land in
its exuberant best.Blessed with exotic beaches,
fabulous weather and delicious food, Goa is a
perfect destination to unwind. However, the tourism in Goa has flourished not only because of the above stated reasons but also because of the pre-independence period temples and churches. Goa has a long list of temples, beaches and churches. Major temples of Goa that should be on top of a tourist itinerary are the Mangeshi Temple, the Shanta
Durga Temple, the Ganapati Temple, the Mahalaxmi Temple, the Nagesh Maharudra Temple, and the Ananta Temple.
Other intriguing tourist attractions are the age-old
Churches. The churches of Goa give a snapshot of
the medieval European architectural style and are
an integral part of the heritage of Goa. The famous
churches of Goa are the Church of St. Francis of
Assisi in old Goa, the Basilica of BomJesus, the
St. Cajetan Church and
the Chapel and Tomb of St. Francis Xavier. These churches will welcome you with
an atmosphere of serenity and tranquility that is a
relief from the stressful lifestyle of the present times.
River cruises are also essential elements in the tourism
of Goa. River cruises can beconducted at sunrise,
sunset or even at night time. You can rent a houseboat
for these cruises. While in Goa, you must also visit
Terakhol Fort, Cabo Fort, Chahpora fort and the Arvalem Waterfall. Windsurfing and water skiing are popular sports on the beaches of Goa. With all these wonderful places to visit, tourism of Goais indeed a pleasurable experience.
After fulfilling all the rituals, traditions and
ceremonies of marriage, the most memorable moments that both the bride and the groom want to cherish for lifetime is the honeymoon. Newly married couples prefer to celebrate their honeymoons at a place where they can listen to the swaying of the palms, the gentle hush of the waves, a strumming of the guitar in the distance and the song of the birds. Honeymoon in Goa is the right way for them to do
and enjoy all aforementioned dreams.
Goa, one of the small states in India, is also one of the most amazing tourist destinations in India that lure couples and honeymooners to spend most precious moments of their life in serene environment amid shimmering blue sea, soaring palms, fresh green fields and reddish colored earth merging into fine creamy white beaches. Goa, a paradise for honeymooners and adventure tour lovers has a lot to see and explore.
Serene and beautiful beach lines of Goa takes to the world of romance, fun, and pleasure where. Your honeymoon in Goa would probably the most pleasurable and cherished moment of your life. Goa beach resorts and hotels in Goa also understand the heavy influx of honeymooners, couples and those who want to stay in a serene and calm environment.
Palolem, Sinquerim, Bambolim, Vagator, Agonda, Mabor and Cavelossim are little off the beaten track and some of them have inexpensive beach shacks serving spicy Goan fare. Beach parties are very much part of Goa, and full of dance and music. During your honeymoon in Goa, you will also enjoy water skiing, speed boats, parasailing, wind surfing, dinghy sailing, scuba diving, angling and yacht sailing. Windsurfing enthusiasts can take to Dona Paula Bay and to Benaulim and Palolem for dolphin cruises and fishing trips.
Major attractions of Goa like prehistoric churches, temples, forts and palaces along with natural surroundings reflect the harmony between the Portuguese and Hindu influences. Goa has some excellent picnic spots away from the sands - the Cabo de-Rama Fort, Terekhol Fort, the Arvalem and Dudhsagar Waterfalls, and the Mayem Lake are perfect for one-day trips.
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