If you wish to take a pilgrimage, celebrate your marriage, or just take a break and have some fun, then you are welcome to the land of churches and beaches...Goa, one of the youngest states of the largest democracy in the world, India.
With Panjim as its capital, Konkani, Marathi and English as its most spoken languages, Goa is at its best from October to February. In this secular state, the population follows Hinduism, Christianity and Islam. Goa boosts of some of the finest churches and temples in the world. Goa also happens to be one of the most prosperous states in the country with excellent banking and financial services and socio-economic indicators.
The capital of Goa - Panajim, is well-connected travel wise with other parts of India through air, rail and road. The Dabolim Airport is situated 30-km from Panjim. Vasco-da-Gama is the nearest Railway Station and the Kadamba Transport Corporation; Panjim is the nearest Bus Station.
One of the most traveled tourism destinations in India - Goa has a range of spots to offer, exquisite churches, ancient temples, adventurous forts, wildlife preserves, scenic beaches and even get away lakes.
At any time of the year Goa, is fun and laid back. It experiences lovely and relaxing climate. The visit will be memorable with the summers on the golden sands and the winters in the warm waters.
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This coastal state has a magic of its own during the rains, usually from June to September (up to 325 cms). The warm tropical showers turn the countryside into the picturesque greenery; the sea waves seem to welcome one and all and the tourists cannot ask for better package than Goa in the rains.
Since long this slice of the Mediterranean has been enjoyed by the domestic and international tourists, alike. They are issued tourist visas either for one month or for six months
With all of 3,702 sq. kms of area Goa is enough to sweep you of your feet with its spectacular sunrises and sunsets. The wide and serene beaches are ideal for sunbaths and romantic strolls. The churches and the temples are a must visit for the pilgrims. It offers a stretch of 105 kilometers of coast and an unmatched array of 40 beaches to choose from for the tourists. Gasper, Dias, Calangute, Baga, Anjuna, Condolim, Bogmalo, Colva and Vagator are amongst the more popular ones. Most of the northern beaches offer adventure gelled with a very active nightlife. The southern beaches are paradise for the tourists seeking tranquility amidst the silvery sand and the palm grooves.
The beaches are intertwined with several waterways and the two rivers, namely Mandovi and Zuari.