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Goa Fast Facts

Goa facts

Location: Widely known as "Pearl of the Orient" and a "Tourist Paradise", the state of Goa is located on the western coast of India in the coastal belt known as Konkan with the states of Karnataka and Maharashtra bordering it.

Accessibility: The Dabolim Airport is located in Goa, which is at a convenient distance from most of the popular beaches and other places of interest in and around Goa.

Climate: The tourist season in Goa begins in late September and carries on through early March. The weather in these months is usually dry and pleasantly cool. Then the weather gets fairly hot around May and by end of June, Goa receives the full blast of the Indian monsoon with sudden downpours and tropical thunderstorms. However it is also during the monsoon that Goa is probably at its most beautiful, with lush greenery all around.

Beaches of Goa: Goa is famous the world over for its beautiful beaches, Goan Churches, Cathedrals, Castles and temples not excluding the largest Mosque in Goa, India. Some of the beaches which are of interest are the glorious Anjuna beach, Agonda beach, Miramar beach, Majorda beach, Colva beach and the Dona Paula beach

Churches in Goa: The churches and cathedrals of Goa have a well pronounced Portuguese influence upon them and in some places there is an amalgamation of the Hindu and Portuguese styles of construction. Se Cathedral, Church and Convent of St. Francis of Assisi, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Church of Lady of Rosary and Church of St. Augustine, are some of the famous churches.

Shopping in Goa: Shopping which is a must for a holiday is true fun at Goa with several shops making loads of stuff easily available for the tourists. The items vary from Carpets to Papier Mache, Textiles and Silk to Wood Carvings. Some of the restored Goan houses have the best of lifestyle and fashion shops. You can buy gifts, sourenir and handicrafts from all over the country in Goa. Be it Tibetan Jewellery, gems, fur coats, ready to use powdered masalas, you can get them throughout the length and breadth of the state.

Visit Goa and have a holiday of a lifetime amidst the silvery sands and the soothing sun.


Tourism Map of Goa

Tourism Map of Goa