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Goa is a very popular destination for those who enjoy doing everything that is exciting. The experience of a holiday is compared to paradise here. "The pearl of the east," Goa is known for its Gothic churches, crumbling forts, palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves, ferry rides, bubbly folk music… Goa is perfect for you if you need some relaxation, rejuvenation and exotic experience in life. Take a trip to Goa with TourPointIndia and have a holiday immemorial for a lifetime amidst the silvery sands, the soothing sun, the sensuous songs and the sumptuous seafood. Tourism in Goa is ever lively and our tour packages for Goa would make your experience even more exciting.

 
 

Day 01 - Arrive Goa

On your arrival at the Goa airport you are met and transferred to hotel. Later You can relax the entire day on the beach. (Overnight at Hotel )

Day 02 - Goa

After breakfast proceed to visit the tourist destinations in North Goa and South Goa. In the evening proceed for tour of the fishing villages that are a part of Goa's rich cultural heritage. A local Goan fishing village is created on the grounds of the hotel, forming a perfect backdrop for a charming evening in a very rustic atmosphere. Artisans display their skills whilst the village dancers whirl to the music of a local band. (Overnight at Hotel)


Water Sports in Goa - Goa (Click to Enlarge)

 
     
 

Day 03 - Goa

After breakfast, enoy entire day on the beach. ( Overnight at Hotel )

Day 04 - Goa

After breakfast, in time transferred to Goa Airport for onward journey.


Agonda Beach - Goa (Click to Enlarge)

 
  Tourist Attractions in Goa  
 

Situated on the western coast of India, the state is blessed with many attractions including, sun drenched beaches, forts, churches, beach resorts and colonial charm. The unsurpassed Goan culture is inherited from the Portuguese. However, Goa's main claim to fame is its beaches.

 
 



Besides the cultural diversity, the state has a distinct topography with lush green paradise edged on one side by the forested foothills of the Sahyadri range and on the other by the Arabian Sea. The beach capital of India is variously known as Vasco, Govapuri, Gomantaka and Govarashtra.

North Goa stretches from Candolim to Anjuna Beach and is known for its lively nightlife, with an endless choice of shops, bars and restaurants. Central Goa lies to the immediate south of Panjim - the capital of Goa, with many historic buildings and churches - and is home to some fine beaches as well as the historic town of old Goa. South Goa is a complete contrast to the North and the perfect place for those seeking a quiet holiday. This area is famous for its best hotels and seafood. The Goan coastline is heaven on Earth for swimmers, anglers, water sports buffs and sunbathers.


Goa Church - Goa (Click to Enlarge)

 
 



Goa, the best tourist place in India, offers several tourist attractions. Its beaches and churches, forts, churches, waterfalls, seminaries, and caves have renamed Goa as "Goa Dourada," (meaning "Golden Goa") in the local dialect. Christian Pilgrimage tours and the Goan Carnival attract numerous visitors.

"The queen of Indian beaches" Calangute Beach is a stretch of 7 km. Baga Beach is a handy commuting point to Anjuna Beach. Anjuna, the traditional rave center is popular with the back packers. At a distance of 7 km from Panaji is the Dona Paula Beach, which gives a nice opportunity to the tourists for relaxation and sunbathing. At a short distance from Margao is another beach, Colva Beach, which offers good accommodation. Arambol Beach in the north and Palolem Beach in the south are idyllic by nature. Other famous beaches include Miramar Beachand Agonda Beach. Goa Beach Resorts are the key tourist attractions in Goa. They also offer excellent accommodation options.


Palolem Beach - Goa (Click to Enlarge)

 
 

The Dudhsagar waterfall and Arvalem waterfall attract many tourists every year. The rock-cut caves of Khandepar and Arvalem are also worth mentioning. The Pillar monastery, Saligao seminary, and Rachol seminary attract the religious minded travelers. You can also see some excellent colonial attraction from the times of Portugese rulers. There are a number of churches built in this picturesque locale of Goa. In Panaji, you must visit the church dedicated to our Lady of Immaculate Conception, and the Chapel of St. Sebastian.

The Goa State Museum, the Secretariat, the statue of Abbe Faria in the capital is a must see for lovers of art. The largest of the churches in Goa, the Se Cathedral is in Old Goa and is flocked by thousands of tourists every year. The holy shrine of Basilica of Bom Jesus, also in Old Goa, houses the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. It is a famous pilgrimage center among the Roman Catholic world.

Other famous churches are the Convent and Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Church of St. Cajetan, Church of St. Augustine Ruins, Church and Convent of St. Monica, Church of Our Lady of Rosary, Chapel of St. Anthony and Chapel of St. Catherine-all of which are in Old Goa. Fort Aguada is worth a visit to savor the nostalgia of the Portuguese regime, especially in its lighthouse and the Aguada jail. Terekhol Fort in the Arambol beach has been now converted to a hotel. The Museum of Christian Art in Rachol Seminary and church and the Braganza House near Margao are also worth a visit.

Besides, to get a glimpse of the Hindu population in Goa, one should visit Ponda. The Kerkar Art Complex in south Calangute is also an important tourist center. Along with the beautiful beaches, Goa has remarkable lakes too. The mayem Lake, all of 35 km from Panjim, is an ideal picnic spot with the Cottages and the awesome environs. Tourist's major attraction is to have a boating ride in the lake.

 
  The Life and Styles of Goa  
 



Moving on with the Portuguese influence on the styles, you are sure to spot the wrought iron balconies of the colorful houses in Panjim.

Goa being the coastal state has remarkable seafood to offer. Right from the simple fish curry and rice to ambot tik, Caldeirada and Recheiado, the goan cuisine is amazing. Goan cuisine has always been admired, with an array of Portuguese-Goan dishes.

Shopping which is a must for a holiday trip is true fun at Goa with several shops making loads of stuff easily available for the tourists. You can buy a lot of suveniers from here to keep Goa alive in your memories. The items may vary from Carpets to Papier Mache, Textiles and Silk to Wood Carvings. Some of the restored Goan houses have the best of lifestyle and fashion shops.


Fishing in Goa - Goa (Click to Enlarge)

 
 


Goa has its fair share of festivals, which are quite distinct from the rest of India. On one hand, the Goans celebrate the Carnival and Shigmo as festivals of joy and Shivaratri is one of austerity and penance. The state reveals a unique amalgamation of the East with the West. The Christmas is celebrated with equal zest as Diwali, the spirits are as high at the Carnival as on Durga Pooja. The fun and frolic never seems to end. Beer is enjoyed as much as the traditional tipples of Feni, the local Hootch, and Toddy (Todi), a derivative of palm sap.

Shigmo, Fugdi and Dhalo are the most common Goan folk dances. In the Dekni dance, the women dance to the 'Ghumat' i.e. the folk drum. Kunbi and Morulem are other examples of the traditional folk dance. Along with dance forms the Goans carry forward the legacy of the various forms of folk drama and music. Dashavatari, Goulankala, Kala, Lalit, Kalo, Ranmale, and Rathkala are some of the popular examples of the drama. The melodious tones of Goan music, in the form of Suvari, Banvad, Cantaram, Dasra Vadan, Gadya Ramayan, Gaun Kani, Gosavi Gayan, Gudulya Geetam, Jat, Lagan Geet, Lavni, Pavada, aare famous among the visitors.


Goa (Click to Enlarge)

 
     
     
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