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Goa is the smallest Indian state in its western region. Panaji is its capital city and the language spoken is Konkani. The state is bordered by Karnataka, Maharashtra and the coasts of Arabian Sea. Goa is the tourist hub of India with nearly two million tourists every year. The state has a vibrant Portuguese culture, because of the Portuguese rule in Goa for nearly 450 years.

The majority of Goans are Hindus or Christians. Some famous towns in Goa are Vasco da Gama, Old Goa, Margao, Panaji, Ponda and Mapusa. Goa is famous for its beaches and Indo-Portuguese architecture. It is touted as a biodiversity hub. The state is sectioned into two parts, South Goa and North Goa and both the regions should be visited on your packages for Goa.

Destinations to Visit


If you are a traveler or a backpacker, Goa is the destination on your map you shouldn’t miss. Goa is famous as a tourist destination and is visited by scores of tourists, both domestic and international. The famous beaches in Goa are Dona Paula, Agonda, Anjuna, Baga, Bogmalo, Chapora, Colva, Miramar, Vagator, Majorda and Calangute. Old Goa is home to numerous convents, sixteenth century churches and monuments. Ponda is dotted with many temples. Candolim is a section of a beach and is a village located in the North Goa. There are many hotels and resorts for accommodation at Candolim.

The forts in Goa are Fort Aguada and Cabo de Rama. The Cabo De Rama fort is located in the district of Canacona in Goa. According to stories, Lord Rama took shelter here with Sita; that is how the state got its name. The fort is black in color and lies in stark contrast to the white church near it. The view of Arabian Sea is mesmerizing from the fort.

Visit the Chapora Fort, which is a wonderful place and was built to keep a watch on the Hindu plunderers and raiders. It was built by the Portuguese in 1617. Some famous churches in Goa are St. Cajetan Church, St. Cathedral, Mary Immaculate Conception, St. Anne Church, Reis Magos Church, St. Paul Church, Church of St. Augustine, and Church of St. Francis.

Tourists throng the Dudhsagar Waterfalls, located in the district of Sanguem in Goa. It is one of the highest waterfalls in India. The spice plantations in Goa are vast and the state has a pulsating nightlife and amazing places where you can party.

How to Reach


By Air


The Dabolim Airport is used as both, military and civilian airport. It has flights to major international destinations such as Dubai, Qatar, Kuwait, Sharjah, Germany, Britain, Russia and Netherlands. Charter flight services are also available in the state.

By Trains


The railways connect Goa to most of the Indian metro cities like Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata. Other cities connected to Goa via rail routes are Mangalore, Kochi, Ahmadabad, Thiruvanantapuram and Hyderabad.

By Road


Bus services in the state are largely owned by private undertakings. Most of the buses from Goa go to Pune and Mumbai. However there has been a steady increase in trains and buses from New Delhi, Mangalore and Bangalore. You can book tickets in the overnight buses from Mumbai.
 

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