The name Goa still invokes the images of the mad rave parties and lively
hippies strolling along sun drenched beaches. Goa is located on the western
shoreline of the Indian isthmus. But there is more to this little western
state than maritime, sand, flower child and heathens. From the Portuguese
Goa has received its exotic persona. As the beach resort Goa is the most
superior one in India.
Goa Cities :
» Canacona -
Canacona | Mapusa
| Margao | Panjim
This place is much famous for its
distinct Hindu culture. Set against a backdrop of the Jungle covered
Sahyadri Hills; this area boasts its most outstanding scenic beauty.
Mapusa is the most important market town in northern Goa. While
touring in Goa, don't fail to visit Anjuna and Chapora , two unchallenged
sea coast of Mapusa . From Mapusa Panjim is 13-km south
» Margao -
This Second largest city of Goa is a
lively commercial centre. Because of its Old Portuguese churches and fine
country houses adorned with dark rosewood furnishings this Goan town has got
a vintage charm. It is a major religious centre, with dozens of wealthy
temples and Dharamshalas.
» Panjim (Panaji) -
Unlike many capital cities,
Panaji has a discrete dawdling nature. Three Parallel highways marched
forward through the heart of the city from east to west to reach the end of
deep blue sea. Panaji is naturally decorated with palm, mango, jack - fruit,
coconut, cashew, Cinnamon and other trees. Most houses, buildings, churches
of this city are in Lisbon-type.
Goa is the ultimate destination for a vacationer. With its breath taking
beaches, flawless natural beauty and lively life style, it allures visitors
from all over the world. The rocky Western Ghats make Goa an ideal refuge
for many species of birds and animals. Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Bhagvan
Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, Cotigao Wildlife
Sanctuary are some interesting places to visit. For the adventure
enthusiasts Goa offers skiing, rafting, golfing, mountain climbing and
trekking facilities. For the avid shoppers Goa's local market is not less
than a heaven. There all sorts of dresses, junk jewelries, and antiques one
will find. Local bars, discothèques, pubs, shacks have their own
charm in Goa.
Major Airport / Railway Station:
» By Air -
Dabolim Airports is just 30 Km away from
Panaji. Domestic and international flights both are easily available from
» By Train -
Margao and Vasco-da-Gama are two major
railway stations of Goa. The South Central Railway terminus is at
Vasco-da-Gama. Maragao has Konkan Railway terminus.