The country's smallest state and famed for its colonial Portuguese and Catholic past, most tourists visit Goa for its endless selection of sandy beaches and coastal attractions. Standing proudly next to the Arabian Sea, Goa is a particularly compact state and often feels like a large town, being easy to travel to most locations around the state by bus, car, taxi, or auto-rickshaw. This Guide will help you with your Goa Trip Plan in the best way!!
Two of the most notable locations within Goa are Panaji (the capital city) and also Vasco da Gama, Goa's biggest town. However, it is the many beach resorts of Goa that have become the tourist hotspots, where bamboo beach shack accommodation can be found and water sports enjoyed. The beaches of Baga and Calangute are especially popular all through the year.
For tourist information in Goa, the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) offers two main outlets, within both Margao and Panaji. Also full of useful information about the Goa area, the Government of India Tourist Office is sited on Church Square in Panaji and is a good place to find some of the region's best tour guides.
Goa Tourism and Tourist Information
Around Goa, tourists will soon realize that the state has much more to offer than simply stunning beaches, fishing, water scooters, windsurfing, and scuba diving. Goa has become famous throughout the region for its many night-long open-air raves, which are particularly popular, and both Anjuna and Vagator. Further tourist attractions in Goa include elephant rides, football matches at Margao's Fatorda Stadium, many wildlife sanctuaries, bullfighting, nightclubs, fine dining, and pleasure boat cruises, where you are often able to spot dolphins and porpoises.
Those looking for a touch of history in Goa should consider visiting the 16th-century Se Cathedral, which features a mixture of Portuguese and Gothic-style architecture. Near to Candolim Beach, Fort Aguada features an old lighthouse boasting great views of the area, while the nearby remains of Chapora Fort are equally impressive, overlooking the coastline and the surrounding countryside. Also of interest is Goa's Cabo Palace (Raj Bhavan), Mormugao Fort, and Terekhol Fort, all of which deserve a visit.