Goa, a small state of on the western coast of India, is a place, which is unlike anywhere else in the Indian sub-continent. It offers a unique and special rest for every traveler in India, and for anyone having holidays here. Despite being one of India's most visited tourist attractions, it has managed to hold onto its charm and serenity.
One of the most relaxed places in India, it's a nice way of discovering new doors of perception.
This former Portuguese colony on the west coast of India has enjoyed a prominent place in the travelers' lexicon since the halcyon days of the 1960s. Not simply a resort destination or a " hippie and freaky destination" as it is often described, Goa is also a door open to the discovery of the inner resources of every human being.
Old Goa offers a break form all the white sandy beaches and all night parties. It has a lot of sights dating back to colonial times.
Tourist Places of
The capital of Goa is Panaji. It is a rather small town, overlooked by the Altinho hill to the south. Formerly called Panjim by the Portuguese, it is one of the three principal Portuguese cities other than Velha Goa (Old Goa) and Margao. A suburb of Velha Goa, Panaji became the capital of Goa in 1843.
Vasco-da-Gama was initially known as Sambhaji. This is the most well laid and planned out coastal town known as Vasco.
The second largest city of Goa that is located in South Goa and retains the Goa's Portuguese colonial past. The tourists traveling to Margao can see the commercial importance attached to the city. Margao is famous for its cultural heritage and traditional customs of the yesteryears.
Beaches in Goa
The pristine white beaches in Goa are evenly spread in North and South Goa. The 100 kms long coastline has numerous beaches that are visited by the tourists in Goa. The most popular beaches in Goa are Anjuna, Baga, Benaulim, Colva, Cavelossim, Dona Paula, Miramar, Parambol, Vagator etc. Apart from the shops and gift emporiums, these beaches also provide deluxe hotels and beach resorts.
Beaches of Goa offer excellent accommodation in the beach resorts where you are served with the exotic Goan cuisine and fresh seafood. Relax on the beach where you can also go for water sports facilities like water scooters, water gliding, sailing, parasailing etc. You can also break the dance floor in the discotheque along with a glass of feni and beer or actively participate in the midnight bonfire on the beach.
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