Some of the finest churches and temples in the world, unbeatable array of over 40 beaches, active and enthusiastic nightlife, colourful festivities and celebrations, perfect blend of the sun-sea-sand-surf and seafood, and the best of natural beauty between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea – Welcome to Goa, the queen of beaches!
Goa came into limelight in the 1970’s with the invasion of the hippies. They introduced the state with lively parties and unique lifestyle. Together with the typical Portuguese culture & traditions, Goa emerged as a great tourist destination. Today, the ‘Rave Parties’ are converted into the ‘Trance Parties’, but the spirit of music-dance-celebration is still the same. The law here is quite liberal regarding the consumption of alcohol, and its crystal clear beaches form a popular destination among the honeymoon couples, rest seekers, nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts and almost all types of vacationers.
Known as ‘Venice of the East’, Goa offers a number of beach centric interesting activities. From Dona Paula and Colva to Anjuna, Majorda, Mabor, Benaulim, Baga, Bogmalo, and Cavelossim- every beach in Goa is a prime attraction. People can be seen here building sand castles, taking sun bath and enjoying the authentic seafood. If adventure is your cup of tea, you can try out para sailing, wind surfing, skiing, surfing and many such sports on Goan beaches.
The rich culture and unique history of the ‘Pearl of the Orient’ can be best viewed in its museums. Goa’sArcheological Museum, Institute Menezes Braganza, and Museum at Daman and Diu showcase the cultural heritage of the state in a sophisticated manner. The churches, temples and mosques of Goa are also great architectural splendors.
Goa is a treasure trove of cultural music, dances and art forms that can be enjoyed during local festivals and celebrations. Animal lovers can visit various wildlife/bird sanctuaries, which are the ideal haven for many species of birds and animals.
The introduction of Goa can be given while exploring its ancient architecture, spectacular coastal beauty and heritage treasures. All such factors make it a favourite spot among tourists from all over the world.