Goa is India’s second smallest state by area and fourth smallest state by population. It is located in south west region of India. It is surrounded by Maharashtra to its north, Karnataka to its east and south and by Arabian Sea from its west. The main languages spoken here are Konkani, Marathi, Hindi and English. Goa is easily approachable from anywhere in India. You can commute by air, road or rail. For air, Dabolim is the International airport situated at a distance of 29 kms from Panji. You can also board a flight to Delhi and Mumbai daily. For road, you can hire local tourist cabs from the neighboring states like Maharashtra or Karnataka. For rail, you can take a train from Maharashtra, Banglore or Delhi to direct Goa railway station.
Goa is such a beautiful place that if somebody visits Goa he/she tends to visit it again because the visitors are mesmerized by its enchanting beauty. Goa has a blend of Portuguese and Indian Culture. Goa has Churches as well as Temples reflecting both Portuguese and Indian culture. Apart from the churches and temples, Goa is famous for its exotic and beautiful beaches. Goa is known as the Beach Capital of India. Goan beaches are so beautiful and amazing that tourists from all over the world are fascinated towards Goa. One who thought to plan a holiday tour to India will definitely visit Goa.
The exceptional beauty of Goa is enhanced due to palm fringed beaches, striking coconut trees, ferry rides, striking carnivals, golden sand, deep blue sea, bright yellow sun and cool breeze. All of these things together create an atmosphere that Goa becomes an accurate destination for the visitors. Moreover, tourists will find a healthy environment, fabulous weather, wonderful people, exotic food and unique blended culture. Goa is suitable for every kind of individual as it is vibrant as well as calm. Some of the beaches in Goa are lively and energetic where as some are calm and tranquil. So, the visitors who prefer party atmosphere as well as who are more into peace and soothing environment, both can spend their holidays in Goa. Famous beaches in Goa are Anjuna Beach, Calangute Beach, Paula Beach, Bogmalo Beach, Vagator Beach, Palolem Beach, Mabor Beach, Varca Cavelossium Beach, Colva-Benaulim, Aguada Beach, Miramar Beach, Agonda Beach, Majorda Beach and Arambol Beach etc.
Inspite of the shades of Portuguese culture, you can find beautiful temples in Goa. Theses temples are known for their simple architecture and innate beauty. These temples look more beautiful due to the presence of Betel nut trees and coconut trees, hills and lakes. The main famous temples are Shri Chandreshwar Temple, Sri Mangeshi Temple, Sri Ganpati Temple, Mahalaxmi Temple, Shanta Durga Temple, Devaki Krishna Temple, Sri Nagesh Maharudra Temple and Shri Ananta Temple etc. Apart from these Hindu temples, you will find some gorgeous churches as well. Some of these churches are Basilica of Bom Jesus, Church of St. Francis, Church of St. Cajatan, Se Cathedral Church, Church of Mae de Dens etc.
So, having all these fantasies and tourist spots, Goa is a perfect place to spend your holidays in India. You will have fun and frolic as you will experience all colors of life, a blend of simplicity and modernity, Portuguese and Indian culture, calmness and excitedness here.