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Index• About Goa• Beaches• Water Sports Activities• Churches• Fairs and Festivals• Homestays in Goa– Arco Iris Boutique Homestay– Blue Marine Beach Resort– Dona Paula Apartment– Casa Athaide– GOA - 4BHK Villa with Pool– GOA BEACH HOMES - Garden and pool View Apartment– Harmony Villa– Skylark Apartment– The Only Olive– Villa Calangute - Adventure Street and phase I &II
About GoaGoa is a tropical paradise that lies on the west coast of India bathedby the warm waters of the Arabian sea .The capital of Goa is Panaji(Panjim).The main river in Goa are Baga , Mandovi , Sal , Talpona etc.The climate during October to January is of winter and fromFebruary to May is summer and June to September is of monsoon.The temperature of Goa is 20 degreeOC to 35 degreeOC.
Agonda BeachAgonda Beach is situated at the south of Goa. It is 37 kilometers fromMargao. It is dotted with palm trees on golden brown sands and theshores are softly washed by the gentle waves of the sea. It is the idealgateway if you are looking for peace and silence.
Anjuna BeachOne of the most popular beaches of India. Anjuna beach is the idealbeach to go swimming in the placid blue sea. Anjuna is famous forevening beach parties.
Baga beachThe Baga beach of Goa is considered to be an extension of theCalangute beach. It is considered as a beautiful beach in India. It isquite popular with tourists who come here for enjoying the naturalbeauty of the exotic locales. It is famous for its beach shacks thatserve local cuisine which is absolutely scrumptious.
Calangute BeachThe Calangute beach is known to be the busiest and the mostcommercialized beach. It is known as the Queen of Beaches. It issupposed to be a wonder of nature and a heaven for beach lovers .
Water Sports Activities1. Fishing(Agonda Beach)2. Jet Skiing(Candolim Beach, Calangute Beach)3. Parasailing(Anjuna Beach and Baga Beach)4. Scuba Diving(Bogmala Beach)5. Water Skiing(Bogmallo Beach)
Churches1. Se Cathedral2. Church of St. Augustine3. St. Paul church4. Church of St. Francis
Se CathedralThe Se Cathedral of Goa is located in old Goa and was built in the16th century under the Portuguese rule in India. The Se Cathedral ofGoa was declared to be the largest church in Asia. The entrance ofthe church is ornately decorated and the walls of the church aredecorated with lovely paintings that are quite old.
Church of St. AugustineSt. Augustine church is a very popular tourist attraction and one ofthe most spectacular monuments in Goa .It is located in old Goa. TheSaint Augustine church was considered to be one of the greatest ofthree Augustinian churches. The tower of the church is the mainattraction.
St. Paul ChurchThe St. Paul Church is a ruined church that is a popular touristattraction in Goa. It was very famous educational institution in Indiaand was considered among the leading educational institutions andwas also credited to have set up the first printing press in Asia.
Church of St. FrancisThe Church of St. Francis is located in Old Goa and has a stunning andcharming building. The Church of St. Francis is at the same complex inwhich Se Cathedral is located . St. Francis Church of India has nowbeen turned into a museum . The Church has an interesting fact thatthe architectural style is a mix of Christian and Hindu elements.
Fairs and Festivals1. Bonderam Festival2. Feast of three Kings3. Zatra of Shantadurga4. Shigmo Festival
Bonderam FestivalThe Bonderam festival of Goa is celebrated on the Divar Island . It hasa Colorful tableaux, carnival like atmosphere. It is celebrated onFourth Saturday of August every year There is elaborate feastingduring this festival and every house is decorated.
Feast of three kingsA very popular event in Goa is the Feast of Three Kings. It is located inold Goa. It is celebrated every year in the month of January during theholy Epiphany. This is a Christian festival that is celebrated with muchjoy by the Hindus as well.
Zatra of ShantadurgaThe Zatra of Shantadurga is usually taken out in the month ofDecember or January. It is dedicated to Goddess Shantadurga Atnight, the chariots are beautifully decorated with colorful paper andstreamers bearing the idol of the Goddess take rounds of the nearbyareas and spread goodwill and cheer all around.
Shigmo FestivalThe Shigmo festival is one of the most celebrated events in Goa andis celebrated all through Goa in a grand manner. It is known asShigmotsav in Goa. It is similar to the festival known as Holi. It iscelebrated around March every year. People enjoy this festival byplaying with colored powder and water with friends and relatives.
Homestays in Goa• Arco Iris Boutique Homestay• Blue Marine Beach Resort• Dona Paula Apartment• Casa Athaide• GOA - 4BHK Villa with Pool• Garden View Apartment• Pool View Apartment• Harmony Villa• Skylark Apartment• The Only Olive• Villa - Adventure Street• Villa Calangute - Phase I & II
Arco Iris Boutique Homestay• Arco Iris is located in Curtorim, a quiet village inSouth Goa, about 7 kms from Margao. The villageis dotted with seasonal lakes and paddy fields.• The house has five bedrooms with en suitebathrooms, lounge, fully equipped modernkitchen, utility area, two store rooms andaccommodation for the support staff. It also hasa courtyard in the rear.• Host provides boarding and breakfast to theguests. Additionally, guests can partake lunch/dinner upon prior request. Beni also feel happyto provide any assistance in terms of transportarrangements, sight -seeing options, leisureactivities, etc.• Rooms are painted with different colors, keepingin mind the colors of the rainbow. Orange andIndigo colors rooms are with A/C facility.For More details Click Here
Blue Marine Beach Resort• Blue Marine Beach Resort is nestled amidst theswaying palms and sandwiched between the bluewaters of the Arabian Sea.• The Resort is an exceptional blend of relaxationand luxury. The guest can also enjoy time at abeach cafe called ‘Good Luck Beach Cafe’ just 200meters from the resort. Good luck cafe was thepioneers of first beach cafe on Baga beach.• The host can also arrange for rent a bike servicesfor guests. Blue marine beach resort offers 6 airconditioned deluxe rooms and 9 Non airconditioned rooms.• All bedrooms have attached European stylebathrooms, a dressing table, wardrobe, privatepatio, television with satellite transmissionchannels and a Mini bar.For More details Click Here
Dona Paula Apartment• Dona Paula is located in Panaji in Goa. There are4 bed/4 bath luxury apartment with panoramicocean and valley views. A large living/dining area,open kitchen with bar/breakfast counter whichextends to the visitors lounge.• A mini-bar, swimming pool, tennis courts, healthclub and recreational facilities at nearby 5 stardeluxe resort is provided for our guestsenjoyment. The master bedroom opens out intoa verandah with breathtaking views of the oceanand valley.• The bedroom is equipped with a teakwoodqueen bed, 2 bedside tables with lamps and largewardrobe with full length mirror and workstation.• Some bedroom are equipped with two singlebeds, bedside table with lamp and largewardrobe with full length mirror andworkstation.For More details Click Here
Casa Athaide• Casa Athaide is a privately owned three bedroombeautiful villa, located just 10 minute walk fromCalangute beach and the main road where youwill find a plethora of restaurants, quality coffeeshops, cyber cafes and ATM machines.• Casa Athaide has 3 bedrooms fitted with bothAC’s and fans and sleeps 6 guests comfortably, aswell as, 3 bathrooms and an outside shower towash off the sand from the beach.• The large balcony outside the 2 bedrooms has atable and chairs providing a great place to relaxduring the evenings and the day. The access tothe pool and gym at the nearby hotel if required .For More details Click Here
GOA - 4BHK Villa with Pool• The villa is located in a secure, green, cool andsilent environment very close to Baga, Calanguteand Anjuna beaches.• The property is just 10 mins away from popularbeach town, Baga, known for its brown sandsand creek.• There are four bedrooms, three with attachedbath; air conditioned, fully equipped kitchen andliving room with garden. Uninterrupted watersupply.• This newly constructed villa, belongs to acomplex of 9 deluxe villas with swimming pool. Asupermarket is nearby which houses allessentials. Television, Digital TV and Caretakeravailable.• Amenities like housekeeping ,taxi on call areavailable . European meal plan is available.For More details Click Here
GOA Beach Homes - Garden View Apartment• The “Garden View” apartment comprises 2 cozyairconditioned bedrooms, each with double bed,2 bedside tables with lamps, wardrobe withmirror and TV.• It has bathrooms with hot/cold shower and fullwall mirror. The lounge has a double sofa, singlesofa and has a carpet with a small center table.• A pantry / kitchenette with frost free fridge isavailable for our guest’s comfort. An inverterback up is provided.• This compact and cozy apartment is the idealsetting for families wishing to share an enjoyablevacation together.For More details Click Here
GOA BEACH HOMES - Pool View Apartment• It is located at Candolim in Goa. “Pool View”apartment comprises a free flowing floor planwith a bedroom area that contains a large doublebed, 2 bedside tables with lamps, wardrobe,single sofa, corner table and TV.• It has a private balcony with distant sea view. Acozy mezzanine floor has a floor bed, wardrobeand large sliding window that overlooks thevisitors lounge below and the pool.• The lounge area has a glorious floor to ceilingwindow that overlooks the shimmering pool andpool bar. It comes with a double and 2 singlesofa. A frost free refrigerator is provided for ourguest’s comfort. An inverter back up is provided.• This compact and cozy apartment is the idealsetting for families wishing to stay together,share a good time and bond with each other.For More details Click Here
Harmony Villa• Harmony Villa is the perfect place for the guestto stay away from home & get the opportunity toexperience a new culture.• Each villa is 280 sq meter and has 5 bedrooms,set amongst beautiful landscaped gardens.• Perfectly located to allow guests to relish thequiet and peace of the village, but safe in theknowledge that they are only 5 minutes awayfrom the hustle bustle of Mapusa and thebeaches.• Here you can find ATM’s, jewellery shops, textileshops, banks ATM machines, supermarkets likeAjay’s and daily outside markets, of course onFriday the whole of Goa comes to Mapusa tobargain and forage for fresh fish, fruit, delicaciesand anything else you require.For More details Click Here
Skylark Apartment• Skylark Apartment is centrally located in Panaji.The key space includes two Double Bedrooms,one Twin Bedded Room, one Bathroom withPower Shower, one Toilet, one Basic Kitchen andone Large Dining Room/ Lounge. It also hastelevision with Tata Sky connection.• The apartment is just 45 minutes from PanjimAirport, 10 minutes from the Main Bus stand andabout 1 hour from Margao train station. Mandoviriver is only a 5 minute walk from the apartment.• The apartment is situated on the first Floor and iswithin walking distance for all the Governmentoffices, restaurants, cafes, shops, hotels, markets,and places for worship. It is ideal for businessmeetings.For More details Click Here
The Only Olive• The Only Olive is situated on a hillock with lovelyviews of the surrounding village.• The Only Olive is a charming riverside Portuguesestyle villa that gets its name from the olive tree inthe garden rumored to be a hundred years old -like the house itself.• This is a Portuguese style house with its airy,high-ceiling living room is tastefully furnishedwith a combination of old family heirlooms andrestored furniture.• The cool whitewashed interiors give off an auraof peace and serenity - an ideal setting forromance, bonding with friends and family, or arestful holiday. Its three bedrooms ensuresspaciousness as well as privacy - an ideal escapefrom the tourist crowds of Goa. The otherfacilities include Laundry Service, Clean andmodern bathrooms etc.For More details Click Here
Villa Calangute - Adventure Street• Villa Calangute – Adventure Street is a stylish andspotless rooms which are large and airy.• The villa consists of 3 AC bedrooms, 2bathrooms, kitchen, garden, living room andseparate dining room. The three bedrooms areair-conditioning. One bedroom has a double bed.The other two bedrooms have twin beds.• The villa has a fully furnished Kitchen - offerseverything that a self-catered villa would needwith clean worktops and fitted cupboards• Living Room - situated on the ground floor andopens out onto a covered terrace leading intothe garden. Guests who stay at the villa for 4nights will receive a welcome pack on arrival.For More details Click Here
Villa Calangute - Phase I & II• Villa Calangute as its name suggests is a Villa inCalangute, it is ideally located on Holiday Streetwhich is the beach road leading the Calangutebeach, the beach is 2 minutes walk away.• The villa consists of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms,kitchen, garden, living room and separate diningroom. The kitchen is fully furnished. Threebedrooms have air-conditioning and onewithout. All the bedrooms have a large balconywith comfortable seating where you can sit andsoak in the sea breeze.• The villa is conveniently situated 2 minutes fromthe beach with good transport links all over Goa.• A taxi or scooter ride will take you to anynumber of virtually deserted beaches. Withinwalking distance are two of the mainsupermarkets of north Goa .Banks, ATM’s etc.For More details Click Here