Visiting Goa

When thinking of vacationing in India, beaches may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Goa proves this to be false, with some of the cleanest and most expansive beaches in Asia. An important economic and tourism hub of India, the region of Goa hosts over 2 million tourists each year.

Located on the coast of the Arabian Sea, India’s smallest state is one of the most popular in terms of vacationing. Most people come to enjoy the beaches, but venturing inland can provide some relaxing getaways as well. Treks through the jungles to see some of the indigenous wildlife is popular among travelers, as is visiting the Dudhsagar Waterfalls. Taking a tour of Old Goa, a city of largely Portuguese influence, is also common for those who want to experience the culture.

The region also has a wide variety of places of worship. From temples to ... Read More
When thinking of vacationing in India, beaches may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Goa proves this to be false, with some of the cleanest and most expansive beaches in Asia. An important economic and tourism hub of India, the region of Goa hosts over 2 million tourists each year.

Located on the coast of the Arabian Sea, India’s smallest state is one of the most popular in terms of vacationing. Most people come to enjoy the beaches, but venturing inland can provide some relaxing getaways as well. Treks through the jungles to see some of the indigenous wildlife is popular among travelers, as is visiting the Dudhsagar Waterfalls. Taking a tour of Old Goa, a city of largely Portuguese influence, is also common for those who want to experience the culture.

The region also has a wide variety of places of worship. From temples to churches, the diverse history of the region offers a unique architectural perspective. Sightseeing is common due to the different time periods represented in Goa.

And whether you want a beach-front resort or a quaint bed and breakfast, Goa has amenities for every type of traveler. So feast your eyes on some of our members’ photos of this beautiful place and book your flight today!    Close

Stories and Tips Goa

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Train Journey - Mumbai to Goa

Written by Anannya on 05 Apr, 2010

Due to the necessities of business travel, I had almost forgotten what it is like to travel by Indian trains, tending rather to add up the frequent flyer mileage. The last trip was probably in 2008. So this time, for the trip to Goa, I…Read More


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Paradise on Earth!

Written by maparnapari on 04 Feb, 2010

Yes, this is how I would describe Palolem ! During my childhood, I had been to this beach for a school picnic. But now, I had vague memories of this place and wanted to explore this beach once again. Thus one Sunday morning in March…Read More


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Beaches of Goa - White Sandy Coastline

Written by sbmalik on 07 Dec, 2007

GOA BEACHESGoa possesses one of the finest stretches of sandy coastline in India. To the average tourist interested in having a good time, “the beaches" is what Goa is all about. It has been widely publicized in the media, movies and adds to the mystique…Read More


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Goan Churches - An Interesting Architecture

Written by sbmalik on 07 Dec, 2007

Goan ChurchesWith a significant Christian population, the churches are important in Goa's religious, cultural and social fabric. Most of the churches during the Portuguese rule were built in Old Goa and today Old Goa along with its churches is a world heritage site. One of…Read More


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Goa-a Fun Filled Family Holiday

Written by sbmalik on 07 Dec, 2007

Goa ExperienceArrosim Beach & Heritage Village Club-South GoaThe visit to Goa was one of the best enjoyed family tours. We stayed at the boutique hotel “Heritage Village Club”, located in South Goa at the virgin Arrosim Beach. Heritage Village Club facilities are comparable to any…Read More


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Goan Hospitality

Written by Vaidya on 22 Jan, 2006

We were really missing the homecooked Goan meal. The opportunity came in the form of an invitation from a good friend. We were picked up from the hotel and were taken to their house at Margaon. I was told that the lady of the house…Read More


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Dream of Goa

Written by BarrieB on 27 Mar, 2004

My wife and I have just returned from two marvellous weeks in Goa, India. The first week we spent at Club Mahindra, Varca Beach and the second week at Royal Palms, Benaulim. It's true what's said about the beaches, wide, soft sand, endless…Read More


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Goa Dourada: The Jewel in the Portuguese Crown

Written by phileasfogg on 06 Aug, 2005

Much of Goa seems like a place that’s not quite India--and yet is. Massive white churches with typically Latin curved facades and a huge bell hanging from the centre stand amidst lush green fields of new rice. Roadside shrines with plaster or tile crucifixes or…Read More


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Red Earth and Gentle Rain

Written by phileasfogg on 30 Jul, 2005

We were on our way back from a three-hour trip to the beaches of Baga and Anjuna and the hilltop Chapora Fort.The jaunt had had its ups and downs. The view from Chapora had been splendid; the waves at Baga had been cool; the coconut…Read More


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River Cruise in Goa, Music and Dance

Written by sbmalik on 07 Dec, 2007

River Cruise Goa River Cruise on the Mandovi River is an enjoyable and pleasant experience. The finest way to enjoy your cruise on Mandovi River is to embark on a cruise arranged by a registered agent like Goa Tourism Development Corporation. There are number of…Read More


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