JavaScript is not enabled, please check your browser settings.

<Not Found Hotels

No result found for search criteria.

Interesting Facts About Goa :

A complete tourist’s delight, the state of Goa is a mix of everything a traveller could ask for……picturesque locales, peace and calm, adventure, excitement and merriment, lip-smacking cuisine, a dose of culture and history for those who are interested and fun and freedom to just be! Goa is located on the western coast of India, in the coastal region of Konkan. It is bordered with Maharashtra in the north and Karnataka to the east and south, while the Arabian sea forms the western coast. It thus exhibits a tropical monsoon climate with hot and humid weather for most of the year. After a really hot and sultry May, come the heavy monsoons which transform the landscape to a lush green and then it cools down from October to February. So visiting Goa post-monsoons would be ideal, when the trees have been washed down to a lovely dark green and one can enjoy the cool, crisp air, unless of course you love to dance in the rain or just sit back and enjoy the pitter-patter.

Although, one of India’s smallest states by area, Goa boasts of a large number of domestic as well as international tourists throughout the year, who love visiting this state time and again mostly for its white sandy beaches, the fun nightlife, it’s world heritage architecture, places of worship and just its ambience with the beautiful greenery and rich flora and fauna. Another thrill for tourists are the water sports on offer, in the form of jet-skiing, parasailing, water-scooter rides, banana boat rides and many more.

Goa has been part of various dynasties, races, religions and cultures of the east and the west over the years and so it has an identity and a flavor which is distinctly different from the rest of India. It was also inhabited by the Portuguese for several hundred years and so the state still exhibits a large Portuguese influence. So while the state is much more modern in its outlook and allows tourists absolute freedom to do as they please…….the people of Goa still retain old cultural values and traditions and have demarcated certain areas for the free living style of international tourists.

Getting around in Goa can be a bit challenging without your own private vehicle as the main public transport mostly consists of the very reasonably priced, privately operated buses which ply between the various towns and interiors of Goa. One can also hire taxis and autorickshaws, though these are mostly unmetered and hence turn out to be very expensive. Another option commonly used is the motorcycle taxi which is operated by drivers who are locally called ‘pilots’. The rates for these can be negotiated but only a single person can be ferried across.

How to reach Goa :

By Bus : One can travel to Goa from several cities including Mumbai, Pune, Chennai etc through a fabulous network of private as well as public bus operators. Some of the government undertakings that operate from Panjim, Madgaon and Vasco Da Gama are KSRTC, MSRTC and KTC (Kadamba Transport Corporation).

Some of the main bus stations in Goa are : Madgaon Bus Stand, Goa-Mapusa Bus Stand, Goa-Madgaon Bus Stand, Vasco Da Gama Bus Stand, Verna Bus Stand amongst few others.

By Air : The Dabolim Airport, 29 kms away from Panjim, has regular flights coming in from several cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Cochin.

By Train : The main railway stations in Goa are at Madgaon and Thivim which are very well connected with the rest of the country.

Some must-visit places in Goa:

Basilica of Bom Jesus – Out of the several prominent churches of historical and cultural importance, the Basilica of Bom Jesus, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most famous churches drawing a huge population of tourists every year. This is where the mortal remains of St.Francis Xavier are preserved and hence there is an influx of tourists who come in for veneration every year.

Fort Aguada – This was a prized Portuguese Fort on Sinquerim Beach in North Goa, which served as the main defence of the Portuguese against the Dutch and the Marathas. This fort still has a charm of its own and is thronged with tourists most of the time. Parts of this fort which are in a good condition have been converted into a jail which is one of the largest jails in Goa.

Dudhsagar Falls – Situated on the Mandovi river, these falls are one amongst the highest waterfalls in India. When viewed from a distance, these falls actually resemble a cascade of milk and look spectacular. A railway bridge passing right through the front of the falls is a source of great excitement for those travelling by the train going through.

Mollem National Park – Located on the eastern border with Karnataka, this park houses several species of birds, snakes, wild cats and even butterflies. This locale is also known for some amazing trekking trails.

Naval Aviation Museum – The only museum of its kind in Asia and one among 3 of its kind in India, this naval aviation museum has an outdoor and indoor section which showcases 7 different types of aircrafts, rockets, bombs, armaments, protective gear, pilots outfits etc. This exhibit gives an insight into the life of the defense forces.

Beaches of Goa : Having come to Goa, if one has not visited and frolicked on the various beaches of Goa, then you have definitely not enjoyed Goa to its fullest. One of the biggest draws and reason for tourists coming back again and again, is the beauty of the beaches, the feeling of calm and peace as you laze or walk around on the sand during the day and the crazy, fun parties hosted at the various beach shacks in the nights.

Mangeshi Temple – Apart from the several beautiful churches, Goa also has some interesting temples and mosques. One of the largest temples in Goa, the 450 year old Mangesh temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is located in the Ponda region and is famous for its 7 storey lamp tower, magnificent water tank which is the oldest part of the building and a Nandi Bull which is inside the temple.

......Read Less

Interesting Facts About Goa :

A complete tourist’s delight, the state of Goa is a mix of everything a traveller could ask for……picturesque locales, peace and calm, adventure, excitement and merriment, lip-smacking cuisine, a dose of culture and history for those who are interested and fun and freedom to just be! Goa is located on the western coast of India, in the coastal region of Konkan. It is bordered with Maharashtra in the north and Karnataka to the east and south, while the Arabian sea forms the western coast. It thus exhibits a tropical monsoon climate with hot and humid weather for most of the year. After a really hot and sultry May, come the heavy monsoons which transform the landscape to a lush green and then it cools down from October to February. So visiting Goa post-monsoons would be ideal, when the trees have been washed down to a lovely dark green and one can enjoy the cool, crisp air, unless of course you love to dance in the rain o......Read More


Loading...

     
Not Found Hotels

No Hotels found for selected criteria.

please try removing filters.

Pay at hotel
{{hotel.h_nam}}
{{hotel.loc}},{{" " + hotel.c_nam}} 

{{hotel.h_pric | round:'':'up' | myCurrency }}

{{hotel.bked_rms}} {{hotel.bked_rms}}
 
Loading data...