Goa is a state located in the South western region of India. Goa was known by many names, such as Gomanta, Gomanchala, Gopakapattam, Gopakapuri, Govapuri, Govem, and Gomantak which means “a nation of cowherds”. Goa is famous for its beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture. Goa is a popular tourist destination in India. In Goa sea food is so famous like rice with fish curry, lobster etc are one of the special dishes of Goa. The main languages of Goa are Portuguese, Konkani and Marathi. Goa is a good place for married couples and family to visit. In Goa angling, jet-skiing, paragliding, para-sailing, kayaking, trekking, surfing, and wind-surfing are so famous. So, don’t forget to spend your these vacations at Goa.
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Places to Visit
There are many more places to Visit in Goa.
Fort Aguada is a Portuguese fort standing in Goa on Sinquerim Beach. There is a freshwater spring inside Fort Aguada provides water to the ships that stopped by, resulting in the fort’s current name, Aguada, which means ‘water’. The Fort Aguada is one of the largest and impressive forts preserved as one of the best known landmarks in Goa history.
Goa State Museum
Goa State Museum is also known as the State Archaeology Museum, in Goa. It contains departments including Ancient History and Archaeology, Art and Craft, and Geology. The museum has an artifact on display, including stone sculptures, wooden objects, carvings, bronzes, paintings, manuscripts, rare coins, and anthropological objects. The Goa State Museum has fourteen galleries, arranged thematically, which are the: Sculpture Gallery, Christian Art Gallery, Printing History Gallery, Banerji Art Gallery, Religious Expression Gallery, Cultural Anthropology, Contemporary Art Gallery, Numismatics Gallery, Goa’s Freedom Struggle Gallery, Menezes Braganza Gallery, Furniture Gallery, Natural Heritage of Goa Gallery, Environment & Development Gallery, and Geology Gallery etc. It is one of the most famous museums in Goa and one of the most visited places by tourists.
Dudhsagar Falls is a waterfall located on the Mandovi River in Goa. It is India’s tallest waterfalls. The waterfall forms the border between Karnataka and Goa states. The whole area of the waterfall is surrounded by the huge dense forests and other more species of flaura and fauna. At the waterfall people can do many more adventurous activities like trekking from Castle Rock and camping under the falls for a night etc. it is one of the most famous tourist spot foe kids and as well as families.
The Fatorda Stadium is officially known as the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, in Goa. The venue has been used to host both international football as well as cricket matches. It was opened as a football stadium but in less than a year it was redeveloped to include cricket stadium as well. The stadium has been a venue to many local and international matches in India and has been a favorite venue of the cricket fans in India. Goa is frequently built a famous city which has been visited by thousands of visitors every year.
Things to do there
There are many more things to do in Goa.
Shopping in Goa
Goa is famous for buying bamboo articles, woodwork, pottery, and metal work items; traditional embroidery at Panaji; decorative candles at Sanquelim and lacquer work at Cuncolin. So, don’t forget to shop while visiting Goa.
Activities in Goa
There are several outdoor activities in Goa like angling, jet-skiing, paragliding, para-sailing, kayaking, trekking, surfing, and wind-surfing etc.
Famous food of Goa
The famous food of Goa is Rice, seafood, coconut, vegetables, and local spices etc.
Festivals & Events in Goa
The famous festivals of Goa are Mahashivratri, the Feast of St. Francis Xavier at Old Goa, the Fatorpa Jatra, All Saints Feast at Goa Velha and the Shirigao Jatra. All these festivals are celebrated with great enthusiasm.
Weather/Best time to Visit
The best time to visit Goa is from mid-December to mid-January, at this time the temperature is pleasant and it is around 25-30C. People from all over the world visit Goa at this time because Christmas and New Years is celebrated through out Goa with a lot of enthusiasm so everyone would like to be the part of these celebrations.
How to reach?
The distance to Goa from mumbai is about 587 km which is nearly a 10 hours drive by road. So, if you want to go Goa by car from mumbai & enjoy the scenic beauty so you can hire a cab from mumbai to goa. The distance from pune to goa is 444km which is nearly a 8 hours drive.
The two main railway stations are Margao and Vasco da Gama. There are several connections to Goa from Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Rajkot and Thiruvananthapuram. After reaching station you can hire a pre-paid taxi to reach up to the city safely.
Goa has an international airport at Dabolim, which is around 30 km away from the city. There are several regular domestic flights from Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kochi and Chennai. After reaching the airport you can hire a pre-paid taxi to reach up to the city safely and comfortably.