Goa, a gem for a party holiday, lies on the Western Ghats in the Konkan Region. Blessed with abundant of natural beauty and archaic churches and impressive colonial architecture, the state is also known as the "Pearl of Orient". Its vivacious nightlife and breathtaking beaches attract tourists in large numbers from India as well as from around the world. So come to Goa, where calm beaches, serene islands, and noisy parties await.
Instead of choosing the conventional luxury resorts of Goa, spend a full day in the beach shacks. It is a perfect place for a soothing and calming holiday.
Do not miss a trip on a cruise or a ferry in South Goa. This area is full of amazing beaches and serene waters ideal for boating.
A holiday in Goa is incomplete without a visit to its casinos which are spread across the length and breadth of this state. Some popular ones are the floating casinos docked on the Mandovi River.
Going clubbing remains on top of the list of activities in Goa. Visit Anjuna beach for some best clubs in the town. Club Cubana, Bora Bora and Uv bar are some of the famous clubs in Goa.
Dabolim Airport is the international airport in Goa (the only one) which operates both as a civil and military base. It is located in Dabolim, 4 km from Vasco da Gama.
Goa is connected to all major cities through a network of trains. A train journey to Goa is the real joy to eyes as it is complemented with tunnels and natural beauty.
A flood of buses ply from Mumbai and Pune towards Goa. There also have been an increasing demand for bus services from many South Indian cities such as Bangalore, Mangalore and Hyderabad.
One of the best beaches of Goa, Baga beach is always packed with tourists and musicians. This beach also hosts the famous music festival of India.
Goa has many natural reserves where tourists can bathe along the elephants. It is totally a different kind of experience to have in Goa and especially for kids who will remember this for life.
Start exploring from the queen of all beaches in Northern Goa. Stroll down the beach overflowing with restaurants and cafes offering lip-smacking foods on the sunbeds. Truly a heavenly experience!
The second largest waterfall in the country, this place offers a perfect setting to relax in along with a beautiful backdrop of the waterfall.
Held every Wednesday, Anjuna Flea Market is a lively and vibrant place to shop at and one of the amazing north Goa sightseeing places. It is thronged by both locals as well as tourists. Remember, bargain hard!
Shop for colourful sarongs and trinkets made up of sea shells. This market place gives a truly authentic experience of Goa. Enjoy the holiday mood here.
Walk through the bustling lanes of Mapusa Market. The market sells a range of items like spices, Goan pottery, handicrafts, antiques, textiles and what not.
On a Saturday night, stroll the plentiful alleys of Arpora. Its numerous kiosks sell hammocks, embroidered textiles, difficult to find Goan handicrafts made locally. Visit The Boutique House Bar for some refreshing drinks.