Goa - a beachside carnival
Unforgettable Goa, a heady blend of serenity and excitement down a 100 km coastline, studded with some of the world's most beautiful beaches - Calangute, Colva, Baga, Dona Paula, Bogmalo. Idyllic seaside stretches where you create your own kind of holiday. Sun bathing in a quiet secluded spot or choosing the exhilarating thrills of parasailing, speed boating, water skiing, wind surfing and deep-sea diving. For the Goans, life is a celebration-to the melody of guitars and mellow songs. A feast of its famous cuisine and a spirit of joyous fun.
Air links to Bangalore, Bombay, Delhi, Cochin, Thiruvananthapuram. The nearest railhead is Vasco da Gama, (35 km) from Panaji. Road links to Ahmedabad (1,138 km), Aurangabad (699 km), Bangalore (592 km), Bombay (597 km), Madras (923 km), Pune (473 km).
What to see :
- PANAJI: The capital of Goa, a charming garden city by the banks of the Mandovi river.
- OLD GOA: 10 km east of Panaji, the capital of the Portuguese colony, with many beautiful churches like the Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral and the Church of St. Francis of Assissi.
- AGUADA FORT: Built in 1612 by the Portuguese, 18 km from Panaji.
Famed for its sea food.Try the vindaloo and classic sorpotel. Also the local red wine.
Feast of St. Francis Xavier, Old Goa, 3rd December. Monday in Lent. Christmas. Shigmotsav Zatra. Ganesh Chaturthi.