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Goa At Its Best

Goa is the smallest Indian state that lies on the western coast of India. It was liberated from the rule of Portuguese in 1961 and is considered the 25th State in the Union of State of India. On 30th May 1987, it becomes a separate State.


The area of Goa is 3,702 square kilometers. Goa is also known as the fourth-smallest populated state of India. Goa is bounded by Maharashtra to its North, Eastern and Southern bounded by Karnataka, while the Western Coast is formed by the Arabian Sea.


Goa is a state located on the south-western coast of India within the coastal region known as the Konkan, separated from the Deccan highlands of the state of Karnataka by the Western Ghats. It is India's smallest state by area and the fourth-smallest by population and is bounded by Karnataka to the east and south and Maharashtra to the north, with the Arabian Sea forming its western coast.  It is accessible via a train or an airplane. Madgaon is the best railway station to drop on and is the only junction in Goa accessible from all the parts of the country!

A person will be thrilled and amused once their transport halts at Goa, the picturesque and scenic beauty creates a beautiful image in our minds leaving us spellbound in amazement!


The largest city of Goa is Vasco de Gama while Panaji is the capital of the state. The historic city of Margao is still the influence culture of the Portuguese. It is because the Portuguese first landed here as merchants and then conquered the land in the early 16th Century. Goa is a former Portuguese province; the Portuguese overseas territory of Portuguese India existed for about 450 years until it was annexed by the Indian Army in 1961.

Goa is known for its striking landscape, famous white sand beaches, churches, world Heritage-listed architecture and Goa nightlife. Goa is one of the most visited tourist places in India. It attracts a large number of tourists from around the world. International and National tourists visit this smallest state round the year, in a large number. In Goa are several places to visit & tourist attraction points.



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Now that you have landed in Goa, the next you might be searching is a place to live/Accommodation?

With the technological revolution coming up, the best way anyone would suggest would be to book a hotel through online servicing portals/ companies.

 We can firmly say that this sector has managed to keep itself on the positive side of the technological revolution. If we perform a simple search on any search engine (be it Yahoo or Google or Bing!) we might end up with a lot of hotels at Goa. A frantic search may also lead to the type of hotel the person searching had been searching for!

Though, it is suggested that before choosing a hotel online, one must consider the following factors in his/her mind – Ratings of the hotel, Number of stars, Original reviews by the person who have already been there and one should also check the original photos clicked by the users of the rooms!

Following the above might help in finding the right hotel of your choice!

Hence, here are the best hotels to stay in Goa:

·  TAJ EXOTICA GOA - Taj Exotica is a marvel in the stone, provides you with modern five-star accommodations. It is situated near Benaulim beach. It offers breathtaking views of Green hills from rooms. They have polished rooms with free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and sitting areas. Guests can enjoy a range of massage treatments from an on-site spa. Suites have dining rooms and whirlpool baths. Room service is available 24*7. Other services include outside pool, 24-hour gym, cricket ground, archery facilities & a 9 hole golf course.

Here is a list of some of 15 Best Resorts in Goa that will make your Vacation extra special. Taj Exotica, The Leela and The Lalit are just few of the list.

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·  ALILA DIWA GOA - Alila Diwa is another famous luxury hotel in Goa. It welcomes you to contemporary architecture and artful room interior. It has its own boundlessness pool with a hot tub. All rooms are well equipped with satellite TV, air conditioning, electronic safe, minibar and work desk. The open-air restaurant is the best option for authentic Indian dishes.

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·  Quinta Bougainvillea Bounta Waddo - Quinta Bougainvillea is located in Assagao, near St.Cajetans church. They provide you free Wi-Fi, outdoor pool, garden & balcony. The holiday room includes 4 bedrooms and a kitchen. They also provide flat-screen satellite TV.

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·  The Leela Goa - This posh hotel provides you rooms with contemporary décor and balconies. They offer you free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, minibars, tea and coffee making facilities. Other services include a gym, Ayurvedic spa, 12 hole golf course, tennis court & Italian bars. If you upgrade your quarters, you will have access to the private pool area.

Leela Goa Beach Resort, Cavelossim, India

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         Vivanta By Taj- This hotel provides glass-fronted modern rooms with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities and luxe en suite bathrooms. They also provide minibars. Suites have a separate living room. Room service is available 24*7.

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·  Goa Marriott Resort And Spa- This hotel has elegant rooms with balconies, flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi which comes with a fee. They offer free parking, minibars & bottled water. The other services include a fitness center, spa and event facilities. They also provide 24*7 room service.

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· Fortune Acron Regina -This hotel has cozy rooms and suites with modern furnishings. They offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, mini-fridges and desks with ergonomic chairs. 24*7 room service is provided. There is also poolside BBQ and themed dinners.

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·  Nilaya Hermitage- It is a luxurious nature resort located at Arpora. It is located in the deep woods. It provides you with Goa’s deepest swimming pool. Recreational facilities include a fitness center, spa, massage facility & tennis court. The rooms and tents are aesthetically designed.

Top 6 hotels in Goa - Nilaya Hermitage

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Adventure Activities to become engaged in Goa:

A lot of adventure activities and ventures are also carried in Goa for an enthusiast who wants to indulge into and gain a new experience that is something out of the world, something extraordinarily impeccable and full of amazement! People can perform a wide range of adventure activities:

  1. Water sports at Goa are what many people arrive here for! It includes Bumper, Banana, Jet Skiing, speed boat, parasailing and many more! People arriving here go nuts for having a ride over the Jet Ski or parasailing in the sky feeling like a bird.

Parasailing is easy compared to other water sports as it requires no special skills or formal training. A lot of people go for winch parasailing at various beaches in Goa.

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2)  Scuba Diving in Goa occurs at two of its islands namely; Grand Island and Malvan Islands. Scuba diving is one of the prominent activities conducted here. There exists another world under the sea and what’s better than scuba diving to give the underwater realm and gaze at the

submerged life. It is a fun and refreshing activity loved by all and even people who don’t know how to swim can participate in scuba diving too. Moreover, the beauty of the underwater corals, shipwrecks & marines adds to the reason for performing scuba diving at least once in a lifetime!

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3)  Flyboarding – It is a new sport that naïve in India and has recently been introduced in Goa. This action sports sensation is unbelievably exhilarating and an innovative masterpiece for adrenaline junkies all over the world which involves a combination of skills of handling a jet ski and balancing the fly board. And remember, we are talking of high amounts of pressure, so, even a slight change in the direction might lead to a massive disturbance.

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4)  Sea Rafting – one of its kind features of Goa, sea rafting as of now is available only at the beaches of Goa, during the month of October to May. Sea rafting is a water sport similar to that of river rafting except that instead of the river; the sea is the water body in which the rafting is done.

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There are many other activities too like day- party, tours, snorkeling, sightseeing, fishing, having a cultural walk that people can take to spend their time in Goa. However, the ones listed above are a must to do and are present in everyone’s bucket list.

Best Sightseeing in Goa:

Goa lies in the western coastline of India is an amalgam of Indian and Portuguese culture. With its pristine beaches, delicious seafood delicacies and lively nightlife, Goa always attracts many tourists. There are numerous beaches in Goa and they are packed with tourists all around the year. If you are planning for a weekend getaway then Goa is an ideal place to visit. Here are some places in Goa that you shouldn’t miss out..!! (Some of the best sightseeing places in Goa)

1. DUDHSAGAR WATERFALLS

DUDHSAGAR means the sea of milk in the Konkani language. It is one of the highest waterfalls in India. It is situated in the Karnataka Goa border and is surrounded by deciduous forests with Rich biodiversity. The best way to reach the waterfalls is by entering the Mollem national park and taking a van allocated by the park. Another route to reach is by trekking from Castle Rock in Karnataka. The best time to visit this waterfall is during monsoon as the force of the waterfall will be less during the dry season.

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2. FORT AGUADA

It is a heritage from Portuguese, built at 1612 in order to provide defense against invading Dutch and Marathas. There is an old lighthouse within the fort which was built in 1864. It stands facing the Arabian Sea and provides a good view of the sea. It is a grand fort with a capacity to hold 79 cannons with other weapons of defense.

Fort Aguada, Candolim, Goa, India

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3. PALOLEM BEACH

PALOLEM beach is in South Goa and is one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa. This beach is full of life in every moment. Besides the things to do on the beach, there are also many things you can do in the nearby locality such as morning yoga class, sightseeing at Monkey Island and Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, party in early hours and more. Water sports such as scuba diving, self paddle kayaking are also available.

Goa`s paradise and party beaches. The former portuguese colony belongs to India since 1961. Astrogeo pos.: in the emotional water sign Cancer the sign of beaches as the natural habitat of crabs and an indicator for feeling at home. 2nd coordinate is in the mystical, highly imaginative, relaxed water sign Pisces the sign of the ocean an aspect which indicates an atmosphere of being in the sea. Valid for field level 1 which describes how Goa is embedded in the indian suncontinent.

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4. BASILICA OF BOM JESUS

It is one of the most popular churches in Goa and is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is the church in which the incorrupt body of St. Francis Xavier is kept. It is built in 1605 and the body of the saint was brought into it in 1622. A modern art gallery is also a part of the basilica. The best time to visit basilica is in the month of December as you can experience the tradition as the feast that takes place along with the Christmas celebration.

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5. ANJUNA FLEA MARKET

The flea market is held on every Wednesday from 9.00 to 18.00 at Anjuna beach. Everything that is available under the sky can be found here. Because of this, the market is famous among both Indians and foreigners. Hippies sold their possessions from jewelry, guitar, clothes and many more. This was the beginning of the famous Anjuna flea market. Tea and snack stalls will be also present.

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Goa is one of the famous places located in the western region of India, particularly famous for the different types of beaches it offers its visitors with its astonishing and amazing views and sights. The picturesque view of the beaches will make you awestruck prolonging you to visit this place. Be it quality time with your loved ones or friends, you could never get everything off the beauty of these beaches. Goa is full of sightseeing and tourist places if one wants to pay a visit and view the beauty, history and enjoy the beauty along with your friends or relatives.

 

 Goa has around 11 Rivers flowing through its borders out into the Arabian Sea


  • Terekhol River

  • Baga River

  • Colval River

  • Mandovi River

  • Zuari River

  • Mandre River

  • Saleri River

  • Harmal River

  • Talpona River

  • Sal River 

  • Galibag River

  • Mandovi River

  • Zuari Rivers

 

Goa has around 13 Forts in North Goa and South Goa


  • Terekhol Fort, North Goa

  • Reis Magos Fort, North Goa

  • Corjuem Fort, North Goa

  • Capora Fort, North Goa

  • Sinquerim Fort, North Goa

  • Aguada Fort, North Goa

  • Cabo de Rama Fort, South Goa

  • St. Estevan Fort, South Goa

  • Rachol Fort, South Goa

  • Nanuz Fort, South Goa

  • Mormugao Fort, South Goa

  • Anjdiv Fort, South Goa 

  • Ponda Fort, South Goa

 

Goa has around 52 Beaches in North Goa and South Goa


  • Querim Beach, North Goa

  • Kalacha Beach, North Goa

  • Arambol Beach, North Goa

  • Mandrem Beach, North Goa

  • Ashwem Beach, North Goa

  • Morjim Beach, North Goa

  • Dream Beach, North Goa

  • Chapora Beach, North Goa

  • Vagator Beach, North Goa

  • Ozran Beach, North Goa

  • Anjuna Beach, North Goa

  • Baga Beach, North Goa

  • Calangute Beach, North Goa

  • Candolim Beach, North Goa

  • Sinquerim Beach, North Goa

  • Coco Beach, North Goa

  • Kegdole Beach, North Goa

  • Miramar Beach, North Goa

  • Caranzalem Beach, North Goa

  • Dona Paula Beach, North Goa

  • Vaiguinim Beach, North Goa

  • Siridao Beach, North Goa

  • Bogmalo Beach, South Goa

  • Baina Beach, South Goa

  • Hansa Beach, South Goa

  • Cansaulim Beach, South Goa

  • Velsao Beach, South Goa

  • Arossim Beach, South Goa

  • Utorda Beach, South Goa

  • Mojorda Beach, South Goa

  • Betalbatim Beach, South Goa

  • Colva Beach, South Goa

  • Sernabatim Beach, South Goa

  • Benaulim Beach, South Goa

  • Varca Beach, South Goa

  • Cavelossim Beach, South Goa

  • Mobor Beach, South Goa

  • Betul Beach, South Goa

  • Canaguinim Beach, South Goa

  • Cabo de Rama Beach, South Goa

  • Kakolem Beach, South Goa Beach

  • Dharvalem Beach, South Goa

  • Cola Beach, South Goa

  • Agonda Beach, South Goa

  • Palolem Beach, South Goa

  • Butterfly Beach, South Goa

  • Pantnem Beach, South Goa

  • Rajbag Beach, South Goa

  • Talpona Beach, South Goa

  • Turtle Beach, South Goa

  • Galgibaga Beach, South Goa 

  • Polem Beach, South Goa

 

 

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