Goa is a beautiful beach state on the Konkan coast of India, which is well recognized for its unabashed beauty. It is the smallest state in India but is a major tourist hub in the country. Goa is one of the most visited honeymoon spots in India. It can be called the heaven on Earth in so far as its natural splendor is concerned. The lush green vegetation at par with the rolling sea waves adds exquisiteness to Goa. A quite stroll amidst the swaying palms along the golden beaches or a relaxing boat cruise with your loved ones can give you the serenity you deserve to make life bliss.
The evergreen destination of Goa is a holidaymaker's paradise. Breathtakingly beautiful blue beaches, sensuous silvery sands, fabulous flora and fauna, rich cultural heritage, captivating churches, and terrific temples, Goa has it all. The feasts and festivals of Goa are the other things not to be missed. The Indian state of Goa beckons you for the time of your life. Experience a wonderful journey while enjoying a pleasant stay at Goa Hotels, Goa Beaches and Goa Resort So, get going to Goa that is on a holiday - twelve months in a year.
Goa is truly the hub of tourism in India and provides international standards of holidaying. On one hand you will find casinos at par with those at Las Vegas and on the other hand you will find ancient churches that provide the perfect picture of the deep religious faiths of the Goans. It is surrounded by the state of Maharashtra on the north, Karnataka on the east and south and the Arabian Sea on its west. The capital city of Goa is known as Panaji or Panjim and the largest city in Goa is Vasco-da-Gama.
Goa, the land blessed with splendid scenic beauty, golden beaches, beautiful rivers and lakes and architectural splendors is undoubtedly a "Tourist's Paradise". The perfect words to describe Goa is - "The land of Sun, Sand and Sea". A leisurely day basking under the sun on the white sandy beaches of Goa is definition of a perfect holiday. The second smallest Indian state (areawise) is also known for its unity in diversity. Various dynasties such as Kadambas, Silaharas, Rashtrakutas, Chalukyas, Bahamani Muslims etc have ruled Goa. But the strongest influence was that of the Portuguese. The state of Goa was a Portuguese colony for 450 years till 1962. The Indo-Portuguese culture and architecture here speak for the Portuguese influence on the state. Tourists can get a glimpse of the glorious history preserved in churches, forts, villages and cities.
Goa has a tropical climate with hot, humid weather for most of the year. In summer the temperatures can reach as high as 91F (33C) and there are monsoon rains from June to September.Goa has a short winter, lasting only from from December to February, with temperatures averaging around 77F (25C).
Places to visit
The Alorna fort