Goa


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Goa is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. With its serene beaches, amazing outdoor spots and buzzing party zones, Goa attracts tourists from all over the world.

History

From the archaeological findings, it is clear that Goa shows the earliest traces of human life. It was inhabited by the Sumerians during 2200 B C. Known as Revti Dweep, Goa was a part of major empires in India, including the Mauryan Empire, the Delhi Sultanate and even the Vijayanagara Empire. The most significant rulers in Goa were the Portuguese who reigned for four and a half centuries starting from 1510 AD. The Portuguese influence is still prevalent in modern Goa with beautiful architecture and age old churches.

Goa: The perfect holiday destination, adventure zone and honeymoon destination

Goa is famous for its long stretches of beautiful beaches. The shacks alongside the waters serve Goan delicacies and world class drinks, making it the perfect place to relax and spend time with your special someone. The beach resorts in Goa offer great packages for couples on a honeymoon to make their stay memorable. You can even sail off to beautiful islands that are perfect for a romantic lunch or dinner with your loved one.

If you love adventure, you can be assured that Goa will not disappoint you. With a range of outdoor adventure sports including parasailing, jet skiing and canoeing. You can avail budget packages that will let you have the best time at the smallest price.

Culture

Goa is known for its cultural diversity. Because of the influence of various religions, one can find an array of festivals and celebrations. The most significant festivals in Goa are the Goan Carnival and the New Year celebrations.

Goa boasts of many traditional art forms like Fugdi, Corridinho, Mando, Dulpod and Fado. Goans’ love for theatre, dance and music is evident in these styles. Speaking of Goan culture, one cannot ignore the Goan Trance that is popular across the world today.

The language that is predominant in Goa is Konkani

Climate and best time to visit

The climate in Goa is predominantly tropical. The best time to visit the state is between October and April when the weather is cooler and more relaxing.

  • Baga Beach
  • Anjuna Beach
  • Curly’s
  • Baga Beach
  • Palolem Beach
  • Aguada Fort
  • St. Xavier’s Church
  • Chapora Fort
  • Cabo de Rama
  • Friday Bazaar