An emerald sprinkled in the border to the west of India. The paradise of a extended mountains, long running rivers, ebullient fields… miles of virgin beaches… Goa has of everything! With his beaches green sea breams of the light of the sun, mountains, waterways, cascades and Lagos of silver, Goa always it has been a singular place with an enormous potential of tourism and an incomparable mixture of the cultures Indian and Portuguese.
The sand of goa are in the spirit of the time, bathed in the heat, and washed in the waves. The colors of the life transform soon to the shining yellow an ardent orange and to the blue mysterious-and oxidized one becoming a thoughtful one. The poetry of the life comes to light in a combination from celebration-celebrating the joy to be in the place that is called Goa. During centuries, Goa has been fed on dynasties and religions-Mauryas, Kadambas, Yadavas, Chalukyas, Dravidianos, Aryans and sultanes of Delhi.
Every period back left an incredible mark in sands of Goa. Collage of the Portuguese architecture, the Eastern wealth is mixed in a culture that is the one of Goa. Goa this equipped with the coast of almost 100 kilometers. The pristine beaches against the swaying coconut trees seduce the tourists with their attractive waters of celestial blue color. Although the beaches of Calangute, Vagator, Anjuna and Baga are part of the same coast, each is distinguished by its natural beauty and its temperament. There is an extensive variety of places where to stay themselves and to eat according to what it wants to spend one.
The point of the activity has changed of Calangute, that was the paradise of the sixty, to the Vague beach of alongside. The Anjuna beach is famous by the small market that takes place Wednesdays and their capacity to attract all type of tourists, domestic or foreign travelers. The Basilica of Bom Jesus, who was constructed in century XVI, is the most famous church of Goa. The mortal rest of santo Francis Xavier are kept in this church dedicated to the infant Jesus. Aside from the Basilica of Bom Jesus, the Church of Our Lady of Rosary, the Cathedral with their 14 splendid altars and the convent of santo Francis de Assisi is other wonderful places.
But Goa is blessed one by the Hindu Gods also. The well-known temples include the one of Shri Shanta Durga, Shri Mangeshi, Shri Saptakoteshwar and Tambdi Surla. The temple of Mahadeva in Tambdi Surla is the unique example of the architecture of Kadamba Yadava of century XIII in Basalt.
Sea voyages and other Santa Monica pastimes are the most famous cruise of the Mandovi river. Goa counts on a mineral water source in Pomburpa near Aldona, a typical town of Goa, at where it is possible to be arrived in a cruise. One can enjoy the water sports in Do6na Paula, who is to 7 kilometers of the Panaji capital. In addition, Do6na Paula has a wonderful view of the estuary and the port of Mormugao. To 60 kilometers of Panaji are the cascades of Dudhsagar that fall to hundreds of feet, forming one of the richest systems of the ecology.
Three days to the year, Goa is put under the spirit of joy and celebrations when the Carnival takes place. The inhabitants of Goa celebrate the Carnival, to whom they inherited of the Portuguese, with dances, music, food and celebrations and pass parades in all the great villages. During the Carnival, that takes place in February generally, all people used to dance in the streets irrespective of the type of travelers. In other festivals also the presence of the racially mixed culture of Goa can be felt. The dances as the Kunbi and the Control are alive examples of this fusion of the cultures Eastern and western with the predominance of the music of the west and the movements of the east.
Food in Goa is extremely appetizing and for each that is Xacuti Chicken, or Sorpatel Pig, or Prawn Balchao-is plates that a tourist must try during his stay in Goa. Aside from seafood that can be found anywhere of Goa, this city offers of the best restaurants of Chinese food, punjabi, continental, and of the south of India and of course Portuguese. And the Feni of cashew and the Feni de Coconut Palm complete the experience wonderful to have dinner in Goa. Although he is in favor famous of everybody, to take Feni is a unique experience of Goa. He is strong, it has a different aroma, and one does not have to lose it.
In November the high season began here. It is most beautiful between November and March, if the smallest Indian Federal State - as large as Saarland - recovered from the monsoon rain. The coast Goas is 100 km long and in the proud possession of some the most beautiful beaches of the world. But thus not enough: Impressive rock coasts, discreet bays and broad Mündungsdeltas make the picture complete. Not in vain the former Portuguese colony earned itself the surname „Indian Riviera “. Is by the special mixture from European and Indian tradition and remains Goa an unmistakable delightful vacation goal.