India meets Portugal. Hindu temples, Portuguese forts, health spas, beach bars and hammocks. Goa ticks all the right boxes in terms of beach paradise. There are wide sweeping bays with rocky headlands, small bays with giant boulders topped with Portuguese and Maratha forts and an unparalleled variety of spectacular beaches.
Goa’s reputation as a beach and party paradise is not unfounded but there are also the bustling markets, grand churches, lush forest and wildlife reserves plus an endless choice of outstanding multi-international cuisine restaurants.

Goa is divided into three geographic regions, North, Central and South, each reflecting different lifestyles. The North is the most ‘alive’, the capital and most interesting historic and architectural sights are in the center and the quiet secluded beaches are found in the South.

Goa was named as Golden Goa by the Portuguese. It was once an important Portuguese colony. The Portuguese were driven by their desire to spread their faith to the local population. Hence the culture of Goa is deeply influenced by Portuguese culture. However, In spite of remaining under Portuguese control for so long, majority of the people in Goa are still Hindu. Though, strong catholic influences are visible everywhere in the art, culture, and society. . Modern day Goa, a state of India, is a quaint blend of tradition, religion and modernity. Hindu temples are as much a part of Goa as are Christian monuments. The culture of Goa today is a synthesis of Portuguese and Indian cultures.

Places to Visit

Beaches Hotels & Resorts Adventure
Agonda Beach Nizmar Resort Goa Water Sports
Anjuna Beach Taj Holiday Village Goa Water Skiing
Arambol Beach Coconut Grove Goa Windsurfing
Baga Beach Nanu Resort Goa Parasailing
Calangute Beach Sun Village Goa