Goa, the coastal paradise with its scintillating blue beaches is a package tour paradise. Situated in Western Coast of India, the state is blessed with sunny sandy beaches, easy going lifestyle and carnivals. The state is perfect blend of European culture inherited from being former Portuguese colony and Indian hospitality. Goa is today the most preferred Indian destination in International circuit. Planning your travels in your home with the Scratch off World Map.
Goa is so picturesque that you could be fooled into thinking it was a painted backdrop: glistening sand, swaying coconut palms, pristine beaches lapped by the warm waters of the Arabian Sea. The state has exiting nightlife filed with rituals, carnivals and dances that are fascinating and the food is incredibly exotic. In one word its a Paradise.
Goa, is sure to have the right type of hotels and resorts, and other type of accommodation that you can choose from. Whether you are looking for an international hotel or more modest accommodation there is a great selection from which to choose.
The former Portuguese colony of Goa is one of the most relaxed places in India. In the seventies when all of India was full with European and American hippies, Goa was really packed with them. Now most of the hippies have left, but new travellers keep pouring in.
The most important attractions are probably the beaches. They are as beaches should be: made of white sand and lined with palm trees. See how the fishermen bring in the fishing nets and be prepared for the beach vendors who try to sell anything from fresh fruits to Rajashtani bangles.
Goa is especially a treat when you have travelled around in the rest of India. Travel in India can be very nerve consuming and Goa is just the place to go to forget about all that. If you have the intention of staying for a longer period of time (you won’t be the first to be entangled in Goa’s web of sun, beaches and relaxation in all its forms), you can often make a deal about your accommodation price, especially when you’re staying with locals.
Old Goa offers a break form all the white sandy beaches and all night parties. It has a lot of sights dating back to colonial times.
Some of the best beaches are found in Anjuna, Calangute and Colva.