Capital city : Panaji (Panjim)
Population : 1.457 Million
Total literacy : 87.40%
Male : 92.81%
Female : 88.62%
Language : Konkani, Marathi, English & Portuguese
Climate : Equable, generally humid with alternate wet and dry seasons.
Temperature : Between 20°C and 34°C. Relative humidity generally at 60%
Crops : Rice, Cashew, Coconut, Arecanut, Rubber, Oil Palm, Bamboo, Mangoes & Pineapples.
Minerals : Iron, Manganese, Bauxite, Asbestos, Feldspar, Graphite, Quartz, Talc, Silica Sand, & Laterite Stone.
Rivers : Tiracol/Araundem (23Kms), Chapora/Colvale (29Kms), Baga (2Kms),Mandovi (34Kms), Zuari (77Kms), Sal (24Kms), Talpona (11Kms)
Goa is a tiny state famous for sun, sand and surf, nestles between Maharashtra & Karnataka and is almost equidistant from Mumbai to the North Bangalore to the South. Endowed with a beautiful sandy coastline to the West and abundant flora and fauna of the Western Ghats to the East, this lovely land is a piece of heaven on earth.
Variously described as “Pearl of the Orient”, “Emerald Land”, “Tourist Paradise”. This state of Goa is located on the Western Coast of India and forms a part of the Konkani, Which as legend has it, has been reclaimed from the sea by Lord Parashurama.
Apart from the beautiful beaches and luxuriant vegetation, Goa has a unique blend of magnificent Churches and Temples. The old colonial mansions bring back the memories of Goa’s history as a colony of Portugal.
A multicultural, multi-racial ethnic pot-pourri, Goa displays a singular harmony of various religious communicates which have co-existed over the generations in peace & fraternity. Goa is also one of the most developed state in India with a very high literacy rate and an industry friendly infrastructure.
Goa is a favorite tourist destination for the traveler from India and abroad. Its vibrant mix of ethnic culture with a distinct European Zest which is reflected in the delectable cuisine, makes Goa a “must visit” for the tourist as well as the business who likes to combine business with pleasure.
This stretch begins from the headland of Fort Aguada just outside Panaji city and moves up north towards the border to Maharashtra. Right from the Fort Aguada Beach Resort, an interrupted stretch of sand lies awaiting tourists, sunbathers and party animals.
Sinquerim, Candolim, Calangute, Baga, Anjuna, Vagator, Morjim and Arambol are the beaches that can be covered in the North Goa Circuit.
The landscape of Goa is dotted with heritage Monuments, houses, villas, mansions that are a reminder of the Portuguese era. amaze yourself by watching some of the exclusive architectural heritages of Goa. Walk into any of the grand mansions and you will be bewildered to see how much care is taken to beautify these residences.
Basilica of Bom Jesus, St. Augustine’s Towe Shri Shantadurga Temple, Manguesh Temple, Safa Masjid, The Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church
Everything works in numbers here, and tension is thick amid the clinking of coins and glasses. Money changes hands faster than you can imagine, with the cash registers ringing round the clock. The tables offer American roulette, blackjack, Indian rummy complete with slot machines.
Access to famous casinos in Goa-Casino Pride, Casino Carnival, Deltin Jack.
The Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) runs a variety of river cruises on the Mandovi river — daytime, sunset and moonlight. There are two types of day cruises — from the Panaji jetty, down the Mandovi into the Zuari bay and up the Mandovi to Aldona and a mineral water spring.
A few private firms also offer a variety of imaginative cruises or boat tours for sunset views as well as for crocodile or dolphin spotting.
Visitors to Goa tend to think that food and drink in Goa means the famous fish, curry, rice and feni package. And for most Goans these are indeed the three basic necessities of life — fish, curry and rice.
A Goan values his food as much as he does his daily siesta (break). And in his daily meal, seafood always has a pride of place is some form or the other. From fried fish to exotic concoctions like ambot-tik, sea food is usually a must on the menu, except for the occasional break for some religious observance.
Experience Goa’s infamous nightlife… and party like it’s 1969 (just kidding)!! But, whether you are looking for delightful cocktails in simple beach shacks, chic trendy lounges, jazz concerts or dancing till dawn under a starlit sky – Goa has it all and we have our fingers right on the pulse to keep you informed of all the coolest spots and of course, the hottest parties!