Many moods of life....caressed by nature... Silvery sands cascading into turquoise turbulence.....Waves receding marking the golden beaches with shells. Sun burnt colonial cottages and white washed churches standing in mute testimony to a glorious past. Wondrous cuisine, mouth watering flavors and aromas whiffing in the air. Beckoning and era bygone. Unveiling the moods of life in an alluring land - Goa.
SOME SUGGESTED SIGHTSEEING PLACE
• The Land Of Exotica :
Bathed in the warmth, washed in the waves, the sands embalming the spirit of time. Colours of life transforming the bright yellow to a fiery orange and to a mysterious rust; all merging into a pensive blue. Sheer poetry of life coming into existence in an amalgamation of celebrations-celebrating the joy of being in a land that is Goa.
• Sun, Sand and Sea :
Goa is an important tourism destination in every tourist\'s itinerary. Sun, sand and sea being the major attractions, Goa is a perfect tourism heaven for the ones who need and want relaxation. Goa is one of India\'s special tourism places, a State seemingly blessed with fabulous weather, even more fabulous beaches, delightful people, good food, hill-top forts, little white-washed churches, soaring Portuguese-era cathedrals, a unique cultural legacy-small wonder, therefore, that Goa is one of India\'s prime tourism and holiday destinations.
• Cruises & Outings :
River cruises and other past times: The most popular cruise on the river Mandovi is Santa Monica. Situated near the typically Goan village of Aldona is a mineral water spring of Pomburpa which can be approached by a short cruise. Water sports facilities are available at Dona Paula, 7 km from Panaji, the state capital. Dona Paula also offers a magnificent view of the Zauri river estuary and Mormugao harbor. 60km from Panaji are Dudhsagar falls.
• Where Life Is A Perpetual Celebration :
Three days a year Goa surrenders to the spirit of fun & frolic and celebrates the Carnival. A Portuguese legacy,Goans celebrate the Carnival with dances, music, food and festivities and float parades in all the major towns. Held usually in February, the Carnival exudes the spirit of joie de vivre, with tourists and locals dancing in the streets. The mixed culture of Goa is manifest in other festivals too.
• Beaches :
The state of Goa in India, was a Portuguese colony until 1962, and is famous for its Indo-Portuguese culture and architecture. Goa\'s beaches reflect its colourful mosaic of history. he combination of the \"sosegãdo\" or laid back lifestyle, bracing weather and Goa\'s carnival-like nightlife has been known to lure many into a psychedelic trance. As you vacation in Goa and feel the soft sand beneath your feet, you\'ll find that there is no place like a warm, inviting beach in Goa to make you feel at peace with the universe.I love to spend my Goa holiday gorging.
HOW TO REACH :
By Air :
Dabolim is the main entry point for Goa situated at a distance of around 29 km from Panaji on the coast near Vasco da Gama. Most domestic airlines operate in Goa and has direct flights from Delhi and Mumbai daily.
By Train :
It is not difficult to reach Goa by trains, especially after opening of the Konakan Railway that connects Margao and Vasco da Gama to major cities in India. You can take trains from Delhi 1,874 km), Mumbai (490km), and Bangalore (430 km) to reach Goa comfortably. .
By Road :
Goa, Maharashtra, and Karnataka state transport corporations operate from the Kadamba bus stand at Panaji. Frank Shipping operates a boat service between Mumbai and Panaji.