Goa Lush green forests, natural landscapes, enthralling beaches with unlimited fun and frolic; Goa is an ideal destination to hang out with family and friends!!


Goa, "the pearl of the east", is an ultimate destination with scintillating beaches, delightful sea food, churches, coconut and palm groves and old houses. Every year travellers around the world reach this exotic destination which is full of life and fun. Located on the western coast of India, Goa carries a very good impression of Indian and Portuguese cultures, and is famous for its happening night life. Here, you can unwind yourself by undertaking various recreational activities. The amusement involved in these activities will completely rejuvenate you.   

What to see

Basilica de Bom Jesus

More than 400 years old, this UNESCO World Heritage Site holds the mortal remains of missionary St. Francis Xavier. Located in Old Goa, it is considered to be one of the oldest churches in India. In every 10 years, the relics of the holy saint, kept safely in a silver casket, are displayed to public on the occasion of the saint’s death anniversary. It is a famous pilgrimage, and sees Christian devotees from all over the world. The church is a fine example of baroque architecture with marble flooring inlaid with precious stones. The walls of the church are decorated with the paintings depicting the life of the holy saint. The two chapels of the church comprise a main altar and a sacristy besides a choir inside the church itself.

Fort Aguada

This 17th century fort was constructed by the Portuguese to protect Old Goa from the attacks of Marathas and Dutch. The fort, through its freshwater springs, used to provide potable water to the voyagers arriving by ships there. That is how it got its name “Aguada” which means “a place with accumulated water” in Portuguese. Located on Sinquerim beach, this fort is the largest and best preserved Portuguese bastion in Goa. An example of architectural brilliance, the grand fort offers stunning views of the Arabian Sea. Also, there is a four-storey lighthouse built in the 19th century which is a must visit. A stroll through the fort to the lighthouse is completely refreshing. Today, some buildings of the fort serve as a prison which is also the largest one in Goa.


Beaches in Goa

The liveliness of the amazing beaches of Goa set them apart from others. A hit among tourists, these beaches are incredibly scenic. If you are a party animal then the beaches of North Goa are the apt destinations for you. Anjuna, Arambol, Mandrem, Morjim, Candolim, Vagator, Calangute, Miramar, Sinquerim, Dona Paul and Baga are the happening beaches of North Goa buzzing with life; offering delicacies teasing your palate with cocktails and mocktails to go along. Whereas, the beaches in South Goa are more secluded and quieter. The beaches of Galgibaga, Majorda, Palolem, Bogmalo, Agonda, Colva, Benaulim and Betul make a perfect destination for people seeking tranquillity. The breathtaking sunsets and striking landscapes at these beaches will take you to another world.

Dudhsagar Waterfalls

Because of its milky white streams falling down the mountain side, it is called the Dudhsagar Waterfalls. The four-tiered waterfall is a delight to see during monsoon when it is full of water, furious in flow and thus, creating a completely stunning sight. It is situated in Sanguem tehsil, and one can go for swimming in the couple of pools it has. The spray from the waterfalls creates the illusion of clouds making the vistas look beautiful. This highest and largest fall in Goa is popular for activities like trekking and Jeep safari.


Chapora Fort

Built in 1617, the fort is made of red laterite, and  was erected to protect Portuguese territories from the attacks of the Marathas. At a distance of 10 km from Mapusa, the fort was constructed over the remnants of earlier Muslim structure. It is one of the main attractions of Goa where many Indian movies have been shot. The crumbled fort draws lots of tourists all across the globe for the enchanting views of Vagator and Anjuna beaches. It is highly recommended to climb up the hill to catch the glimpse of splendid sunset. While visiting the fort, you will see the heads of two escape tunnels and pre-Portuguese Muslim tombstones scattered over the area.

Luxury resorts

 When it comes to accommodation, Goa offers a wide range of luxury resorts. These resorts will attract you with their world class facilities and high-end hospitality.

Taj Exotica Goa

Sprawling in an area of over 56 acres, this is a lavish resort with spacious and sophisticated deluxe, luxury and villa rooms. The resort caters to all your requirements in terms of services, comfort and recreational activities. It is a Mediterranean style resort located on the southwest coast of Goa and majestic in architecture with grand corridors, galleries and antique furniture. Its multi cuisine restaurant offers best of Indian, Goan and continental dishes. The resort serves as a perfect venue for weddings, meetings and events. Here, you can also take up recreational activities and natural therapies to rejuvenate yourself.


Vivanta by Taj - Fort Aguada

This beach resort by Tata Group is undeniably romantic offering picturesque view. It has 145 accommodation units consisting of rooms, cottages and villas equipped with all modern facilities. Spread in 73 acres of land, the resort comes with stylish bars, swanky restaurants, Jiva spa, outdoor pool and fitness facilities along with others. The resort, overlooking the Arabian Sea, is designed in Portuguese and Goan architectural style with five state-of-the-art venues meant for corporate and social events.

The Leela, Goa

If you are planning a beach holiday, The Leela is the right choice ensuring a wonderful time. This beach and riverside luxury resort is sprawling in 75 acres with 206 rooms comprising superior rooms, suites and villas. Indian, Goan, Western, Asian and Italian. Just name it and you will be served with delectable dishes of these regions from its multi cuisine restaurants. Sports and relaxation facilities, business centre, conference halls, swimming pool, children's activity centre, kids' pool, shuttle bus services, sightseeing tours, photo processing, laundry and medical service, etc. are offered in the resort. This opulent resort simply redefines luxury.


Goa Marriott Resort, Majorda Beach Resort, Bogmallo Beach Resort, Holiday Inn Resort are Kenilworth Beach Resort are other big names famous for their impeccable services, warm hospitality and best locations. These widely acclaimed resorts will definitely win your heart with their charm.  

Luxury trains

Cherish the memories of your Goa trip by taking a tour on luxury trains. These trains offer you an opportunity to experience the brilliance and sheen of Goa. High on royalty and luxury, a journey on Golden Chariot and Deccan Odyssey’s Maharashtra Splendor is a lifetime experience. Covering the awe-inspiring destinations of Goa, these luxurious trains allow you to enjoy an elegant train ride filled with grandeur.


Goan food offering finger licking spicy seafood is a rage among tourists. The food here carries the influence of Hindu, Muslim, Christian and Portuguese kingdoms. This unique amalgamation of four different cultures has resulted in some of the best exotic dishes. Fish Curry Rice, Prawn Balchao, Pork Vindaloo, Sorpotel, Chouricos (Spicy Goan Sausages), Chicken Cafreal, Chicken Xacuti, Goan Feni (local alcoholic drink with strong aroma), Bebinca and Dodol (sweets) are ultimate temptations.  

Best time to visit:  Winter season, November to February, is the preferred time to go to Goa when the weather is pleasant.  

Reaching Goa

By Air:  Goa International Airport at Dabolim which is 29 km away from state capital Panaji.

By Rail:  Margao and Vasco-da-Gama are the major railway stations in Goa. By Road: Goa State Transport Corporation as well as private bus operators run regular bus services from Kadamba bus stand in Panaji.

Goa - an iconic destination  

Goa is a great place for tourists displaying old world charm with a modern and vibrant night life.

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