Go GoaGo Goa
By Anubhav Singh
Goa is India's smallest state by area and the fourth
smallest by population.
Located in South West India in the region known as the
Konkan, it is bounded by the state of Maharashtra to the
north, and by Karnataka to the east and south, while the
Arabian Sea forms its western coast .Panaji is the state’s
capital, while Vasco da Gama is the largest city.
Goa is India's richest state with a GDP per capita two and
a half times that of the country as a whole.
Goa WeatherGoa Weather
Average temperature- 25°C - 30°CAverage temperature- 25°C - 30°C
(67.96F - 81.56F Approx).(67.96F - 81.56F Approx).
Average rainfall- 325cms (Approx.).Average rainfall- 325cms (Approx.).
Average daily hours of sunshine- Nine toAverage daily hours of sunshine- Nine to
ten hours in summer and three to fiveten hours in summer and three to five
hours during the monsoon.hours during the monsoon.
Goan CitiesGoan Cities
The five major cities of Goa are:The five major cities of Goa are:
Vasco Da GamaVasco Da Gama
Tourist Attraction: Dudhsagar
•Location: Sanguem district in Goa,
near the Karnataka border
• Highlights: Listed as one of the highest
waterfalls in the world and
•India's fifth highest waterfall
• How to Reach: Dudhsagar waterfalls
can be easily reached by hiring a taxi or
taking a bus from Panaji or
Tourist Attraction: Goa SpiceTourist Attraction: Goa Spice
•Location: Ponda, situated in
the center of Goa
• Highlights: Two major spice
plantations that produce
exotic spices and grind them
in a powder form for use.
• How to Reach: Ponda can
be reached easily from Panaji
by hiring a taxi or an auto.
You can also hire a private
van or jeep to reach the spice
plantations of Goa.
Goa Forts: Cabo De Rama Fort
Location: Canacona, South Goa
Highlights: Lord Rama and his wife Sita took shelter here during their
14 year exile. A chapel located inside the fort is still in use.
How to Reach: Cabo De Rama fort can be easily
reached by hiring a taxi or a cab from any nearby place in south Goa. There
is regular bus service from Margao to Cabo De Rama fort daily.
Chapora FortChapora Fort
•Location: 10 kilometers from Mapusa, near the Anjuna beach, North Goa
•Highlights: Lends a very wonderful and mystical feel to the beach while
providing a spectacular view of the sea.
•How to Reach: Chapora fort can be easily reached by hiring local transport from
Mapusa or even Panaji, which is 18 kilometers away from here.
Terekhol FortTerekhol Fort
..•Location:Location: Terekhol River, North GoaTerekhol River, North Goa
• Highlights:Highlights: Heritage hotel in one part of the fort, Church of St. AnthonyHeritage hotel in one part of the fort, Church of St. Anthony
•How to Reach:How to Reach: Terekhol fort can be reached easily by hiring a taxi or an auto fromTerekhol fort can be reached easily by hiring a taxi or an auto from
any place in the north of Goa.any place in the north of Goa.
Goa ChurchesGoa Churches
Goa is literally synonymous with churches.Goa is literally synonymous with churches.
Some of them are:Some of them are:
Basilica of Bom JesusBasilica of Bom Jesus
Reis Maqos ChurchReis Maqos Church
Se Cathedral churchSe Cathedral church
St. Anne ChurchSt. Anne Church
St. Augustine Church etc.St. Augustine Church etc.
Goa BeachesGoa Beaches
A holiday in Goa is holiday is incompleteA holiday in Goa is holiday is incomplete
without a visit to the the Goan beaches.without a visit to the the Goan beaches.
Some of the popular beaches are:Some of the popular beaches are:
Arambol BeachArambol Beach
Anjuna BeachAnjuna Beach
Agondo BeachAgondo Beach
Baga BeachBaga Beach
Bambolim Beach etc.Bambolim Beach etc.
By Air :--Goa's sole airport, the Dabolim Airport, is bothBy Air :--Goa's sole airport, the Dabolim Airport, is both
a military and civilian airport catering to domestic anda military and civilian airport catering to domestic and
international airlines that stop en route to other Indianinternational airlines that stop en route to other Indian
By Rail :--The Goa railway station is merely 2kms fromBy Rail :--The Goa railway station is merely 2kms from
the City Center and the other railway station is 46kmthe City Center and the other railway station is 46km
away at Mettupalayam.away at Mettupalayam.
By Road :-- The state has many highways that connectBy Road :-- The state has many highways that connect
distant places and make traveling much easier.distant places and make traveling much easier.
How to go?
Feast of Three Kings
Feast of St. Francis Xavier
Zatra of Shantadurga
Fairs And Festivals
What to buy-What to buy-
Artifacts made of papier-Artifacts made of papier-
Bamboo workBamboo work
Carved furnitureCarved furniture
Curios like trinkets, bracelets,Curios like trinkets, bracelets,
Old coinsOld coins
Shell workShell work
Spice powder packetsSpice powder packets
Trinkets made of stones andTrinkets made of stones and