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Jhanvika singh

Jhanvika singh5.0/5

1 review

Magical Goa

Goa is an excellent place to visit, with the relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The people are really very sweet. We took a halt at the Cavelossim beach, Goa. It is a wonderful beach with clear water and plain white sand. We stayed at the Novotel, Dona Silva, which had a exotic view of the beach from the room. It was magical waking up to the sound of the waves and the lush green trees and bushes of the resort. A walk through the gardens, admiring the beauty of nature, was enough an exercise to raise our spirits. After breakfast, was our time with the water, either in the pool or the beach. Lunches usually were at the shacks near the water. We used to be in the water for a few hours and return back. Sitting on the hammock, Reading a book of my choice, was my favourite pass time. The second being scrabble. Play scrabble with my family or solving a puzzle with my sister were my simple moments of joy. . When in Goa you must have the local dishes for sure, like the mouthwatering vindaloo and xacuti, the soft poi and pancakes. The roadside rolls and sandwiches also make up a delicious part of it. Goa stays awake at night with the beach parties and disco, you won't have a track of time. The hosts show never forgetting hospitality and kindness. Goa is a place of lots of joy and excitement from the calm mornings to the nights with rock music. Goa always has something in store for you.

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Swati Bisht

Swati Bisht5.0/5

17 reviews

Goa is an all year round all weather Destination

An excellent cosmopolitan city Goa offers a unique culture and has a very inspiring character. Goa especially has a positive feel about itself and especially North Goa is even more adventure and fun oriented. Panjim being the capital is almost in the heart of Goa and most cruises start from here. South Goa is more quiet and relaxing. Goa is a perfect destination for one and all. The bakery products and seafood offered is just out of the world. The popular beaches are Calangute, Candolim, Baga in the north each offering a unique flavour to the city. The restaurants and cafes are a perfect place to enjoy meals in and the music is just wow. The churches are worth a visit. Goa is safe and offers both river and sea. A Must visit to experience the uniqueness

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Very beautiful beach with river

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Goa Overview

India's smallest state Goa is located on the western coast of the country, adjoining the Arabian Sea, which provides the beach holidays that Goa is internationally famous for. The states of Maharashtra in the north and Karnataka in the south and east surround Goa. Together with the coastal stretches of these states, Goa is part of a larger cultural region known as Konkan. Northern Goa is more populated and urban, while the south is more forested. Beaches apart, rice fields and coconut plantations dominate the landscape. However, tourism is Goa's main industry.

For 450 years Goa was a Portuguese colony until taken over by India in 1961. This heritage is still apparent in the architecture of its churches and old houses, and the culture of its towns, which is very distinct from the rest of India. In the Catholic world Goa is important as the place where St Francis Xavier is buried (in the Basilica de Bom Jesus at Old Goa). Apart from Christmas and New Year celebrations, the 3-day long Goa Carnival (February, Panaji) and the Feast of St Francis (3 Dec, Old Goa) are famous attractions.

From north to south, the Goa coastline is marked by a number of beach towns, with relaxed ambience, seafood and water sports such as wind surfing, water skiing, sailing, water-scooters, and dolphin spotting cruises. The beaches of Calangute and Baga are the most visited while other famous beaches include Arambol, Anjuna, Candolim, Colva and Palolem.

Panaji is the state capital, a city of peaceful walks in the old Portuguese quarters, and cruises on Goa's main river, Mandovi. Nearby is the earlier capital city of Old Goa with its celebrated cathedrals, abandoned in the 19th century due to a persistent epidemic. Margao town is another centre of Portuguese cultural heritage. Ponda stands out for its Hindu temples built between 15th and 18th centuries. The international airport, Dabolim, is 29 km from Panaji. Humid for much of the year, Goa's peak season is November-February, especially Christmas-New Year time, for when advance bookings are essential.

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