Goa is appealing to tourists. The palm beaches of the former Portuguese enclave are famous. Goa is distinct from the rest of India. Major religion is Roman Catholicism, ladies with skirts are common and gowns are free and humorous civilians.
The Goan landscape is made up of white churches paddy fields, coconut palm trees. The old crumbling forts guard the rock capes. Markets are lively and colourful. Feats and festivities are enjoyed throughout the year.
Goa state is naturally split into three districts i.e. North Goa, South Goa, and Central Goa. Panaji (Panjum) was the capital of old Goa and the present Goa state with fascinating churches and cathedrals, the market town Mapusa and string of beaches, running up the coast of Maharashtra. The tourist parties crowds settle here.
The South Goa has more of a laid-back feel due to less tourist development as compared to North Goa.
The beaches include travelers centers, like Colva and Benaulim, a sprinking of upmarket resorts and the picture perfect palolem.
Central Goa is the inland town of Ponda, surrounded by spice plantations and waterfalls (Doodhsagars) and several of Goa's wildlife sanctuaries.
Goa state has unique architectural heritage influenced by Portuguese life style. Recently the Goans have taken to restore the ageold, decaying mansions.
EXPLORE GOA - There are numerous bikes or mopeds available on hire to discover these grand houses, amid the lush foliage of the countryside, at our own pace.
Goa is scenic and lively not only due to sand, sea, and partying although that is the reson enough to visit this laid back state.
St. Xavier church is very famous for Christian devotees. Temples of Mangesh and Shantadurga are famous worship place of Indian saraswata Brahmins. Goa has fine roads and tourist bus services to explore beautiful Goa.