Goa

Goa, the pristine state of India is also called with various names like “Pearl of the Orient”
and a “Tourist Paradise” due to its tremendous ability to allure the tourists not only from India but from across the world. The state is also known as the party capital of India and is situated on the western coast of the country.

Many people think that Goa is just limited to its scenic beaches and sea, but there is lot more than just the beaches. The rich history and culture of Goa along with splendid architectural temples, churches and old houses have made the place a favorite among the travelers from every corner of the world. In order to witness the real glory of this place, one has to visit the inner regions Goa, away from the coastal area.

“The party capital of India, this little paradise on earth is a package full of surprises. You can find some brilliant food and drinks on happening beaches in both North and South districts of the place, and an equal number of unexplored, quiet beaches for an astoundingly calm experience. Another high point of Goa tourism is the rich Portuguese history. The city and people of Goa will welcome you with open arms.”

Until 1961, Goa was under Portuguese rule and statehood was conferred to Goa only in the year 1987. While wondering around the towns of Goa, one can witness the Portuguese influence on its buildings, historic monuments, churches and culture. Goa is a perfect place to rejuvenate your body, mind and soul. Apart from this, adventure enthusiasts and party lovers can also have a quality time at this place. Goa is simply an outstanding place to witness the beauty of pristine beaches, heritage, culture, historical forts and churches, temples and more of all various facets of tourism, which has been successful to entice Indian tourists as well as tourists from abroad in a huge number.

Things to do here:

Goa is a place of fun and amusement, you can spend lovely days in the sun drenched beaches, party hard till mid night, explore the exotic wildlife and waterfalls, visit to the spice gardens, go for boating, enjoy fun-filled water sports and activities, visit to numerous tourist places, enjoy lots of shopping and enjoy the hospitality and the Goan cuisine. Goa offers you unlimited activities and affair to relish for lifetime.

How to Reach:

Goa is one among the top notch tourist places in India. It is well connected by all means of transportation facilities as it is largely visited by Indian tourists as well as tourists from different foreign countries.

By Air: Goa International Airport is at Dabolim, which is just 29 kms from Panaji. The airport is well connected by flights to the Indian cities as well as to international countries like UK, Germany and many others. Daily flight services are available from Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and other important cities of India.

By Train: Train is the second convenient means of transportation to Goa, though airways is the first and mostly preferred by tourists. Yet travelling by train to Goa is fun. Margoa and Vasco Da Gama are the important railheads and are in the Konkan railway line, well connected with all the important cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and many others.

By Road: Travelling by road is fun as you get ample time to see not just Goa but all the places that comes before heading finally to Goa. Kadamba bus stand is the main bus stand of the state and the state owned buses from Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka operate from here. Tourists can travel in Valvo buses or can hire taxi to enjoy travelling to Goa by roadways.

Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary

Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary

The Netravali wildlife sanctuary is located towards the eastern part of Goa and falls under the Sanguem taluka. This wildlife sanctuary is a must visit for a wildlife, nature and photography lovers due to the diversity, tranquility and high chance of spotting wild animals.

Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary

Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary

The Mhadei Wildlife sanctuary is one of the largest in Goa covering a total area of 208.5 square kilometers. The sanctuary is located in the Northern part of the state towards the Western Ghats of Southern-India. The sanctuary falls under the Sattari Taluka and the nearest town to it is Valpoi.

salim Ali Aird Sanctuary

salim Ali bird Sanctuary

The sanctuary is Goa’s only bird sanctuary. It is located on the island of Charao on the western tip along the river Madovi. The sanctuary is made up of mangrove swamps and has been named after India’s well known ornithologist Dr. Salim Ali.