is one of the most happening tourist destinations of India. The minute one enters goa
one has an impression of entering a very calm and soothing atmosphere with the
sun kissed beaches, the small narrow streets with tourists just lazing around
or just relaxing in its various restaurants with a bear at hand and enjoying a
calm and relaxing afternoon. Its unhurried lifestyle with the soft sounds of
Guitar music in the background where ever you go, is a unique experience which
is impossible to find in any other place in India.
A tropical paradise, Goa
is enchanting all year round, especially during the monsoon, which has its own
magic. Goa Beachesmake for that perfect picture postcard
setting that enchants tourists. Fringed by coastal trees and lapped by waters
of Arabian sea, options are in plenty : tourist can soak up the sun for that
perfect tan, leisurely sip the famous feni, go for a brisk swim or take part in
adventure sports while enjoying the holidays in Goa India.
The magnificent scenic beauty and the
architectural splendours of its temples, churches and old houses have made Goa a firm favourite with travellers around the world.
But then, Goa
is much more than just beaches and sea. It has a soul which goes deep into
unique history, rich culture and some of the prettiest natural scenery that India has to
Much of the real Goa
is in its interiors, both inside its buildings and in the hinterland away from
the coastal area. Legends from Hindu mythology credit Lord Parshuram, an
incarnation of Lord Vishnu with the creation of Goa.
Over the centuries various dynasties have ruled Goa. Rashtrakutas, Kadambas, Silaharas, Chalukyas,
Bahamani Muslims and most famously the Portuguese have been rulers of Goa. Goa was liberated by the Indian Army from
Portuguese colonisation on December 19, 1961 and became an Union Territory
along with the enclaves of Daman and Diu. On
May 30, 1987 Goa was conferred statehood and became the 25th state of the Indian Republic.
The party never stops in Goa. In
effect, this is the essence of Goa. With the
beach stretch in North Goa lit up with lights
and fireworks, there is a party happening everywhere during the season, between
October and April. With foot-tapping frenzy being the norm, there is always
something to set your nights on fire. From discos to lounge bars to restaurants
to beach shacks to informal private parties on the beach, there is plenty of
partying to keep you rocking.
Among the various colourful feasts and festivals feasts and festivals
that Goa celebrates -with great eclat,
Carnaval and Shigmo are the most rumbustious, awaited by the population with
intense enthusiasm. Unlike 'Shigmo' which is also celebrated in some oilier
parts of India, although under different appellations,
If down the centuries Carnaval was enjoyed only
by the local population, today its fame has crossed the frontiers attracting
thousands of people from all over India to whom this type of extravaganza is at
once riotous and different.
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