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Introduction

Goa is bound by the state of Maharashtra towards North, Karnataka towards the East & South and the Arabian Sea on the Western front. Though Vasco-da Gama is the largest city in Goa, Panjim is the capital city which witnesses an influx of millions of tourists from across the globe.

Attractions

History & Culture

  • Ancestral Goa Museum/Big Foot
  • Chapora Fort
  • Fort Aguada

Nature

  • Anjuna Beach
  • Baga Beach
  • Calangute Beach

Wildlife

  • Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

Religious

  • Basilica de Bom Jesus
  • Church & Convent of St Francis of Assisi
  • Royal Chapel of St Anthony

Adventure

  • Banana Ride
  • Dolphin Trip
  • Elephant Ride & Splash

Fun & Entertainment

  • 9 Bar
  • Aqua
  • Caravela Casino
  • Cafe Mambo

How to reach

Mangalore to Goa 360 km  
Pune to Goa 459 km  
Bangalore to Goa 576 km  
Mumbai to Goa 607 km  
Hyderabad to Goa 656 km

Weather

Best Season / Best time to visit Goa

Goa enjoys a pleasant climate and can be visited all through the year. But the best time to visit is from October to June.

  • Summer (March to May) is hot in Goa but the sea breeze offers solace to the heat. The maximum temperature reaches up to 40°C. During this time the place has fewer crowd.
  • Winter (October to February) offers pleasant weather and is a peak season for tourists and festivities. It is ideal for perfect holidays and honeymoons. The minimum temperature goes down to 15°C. Sea beaches, sightseeing and water sports can be best enjoyed during this time.
  • Monsoon (June to September) offer heavy to medium rainfalls. The place has its own charm during monsoons, lush greenery and rural holiday in the interiors can be enjoyed during this period.
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4/5

goa, my goa...

Posted by: aparna, Posted on: Jul 31, 2013
My Goa isn't the tourist's Goa. My Goa is grey heavy clouds hovering over swaying palms, bending cashewnut trees and lush green rice fields. My Goa is tiny roads winding through dusty red countryside, with the breeze carrying that hint of salt in the air, along with the freshness of the monsoon cloud. My Goa is miles and miles of green as far as the eye can see, baskets of shimmering fish along the muddy coastline, pockets of indigenous villages among once proud Portuguese architecture now going to seed in several places. My Goa breathes the present with a heavy hint of the past, and doesn't care for the future. My Goa tolerates the tourist with his penchant for the beer, the Mandovi ride and the cheap cashews, but doesn't really let him into its real soul - the Goa that's seen the Saraswats migrate from Bengal several centuries ago, the Goa that saw the Portuguese move in with impunity and make this their own land, the Goa that now accepts its destiny as a major tourist destination with the same equanimity. My Goa doesn't live in its five and three star hotels - it lives in its little churches, its little cottages and on the steps by the huge tanks that flank the imposing temples. It lives in those little coves where the Saraswats still worship their mulpurush - that long dead ancestor who first migrated, supposedly, from Bengal. I may not live in Goa, but Goa lives in me, forever.
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