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Goa
Goa  
From Bangalore
 557 km
To Goa 1 hr
The allure of Goa is more than just the banal "culture, drink and food ". Attracting people around the world in droves, it is the most fancy beach destination in the country; also the richest state, with a large percentage of its economy driven by tourism alone. Strong Portuguese influences blend with Indian sentiments to make for a relaxing experience here. Someone rightly said "Goa Is Not A Place, It Is A State Of Mind And When You Leave Goa You Take Goa With You"
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  • Wonderful cultural diversity
  • Home to some of the most beautiful beaches
  • World famous for adventure related activities
  • Photographer's paradise
  • Also known to have some of the oldest museums in the country which hold the state's history
  • Emerging Industrial Hub
  • Home to some world famous gourmet restaurants which are highly visited by travellers from overseas

The best places to see in North as well as South Goa are the beaches which are really large in number. Some of the best ones among the lot include:

NORTH

Fort Aguada: Standing on the edge overlooking the Mandovi river, Fort Aguada is one of the most picturesque forts in the whole of Goa which is known to attract thousands of tourists every year.

Ashwem Beach. : One of the most well known beaches in Goa with a village strip, serving as a fine party zone with good beach hut accommodations.

Morjim Beach : A well known getaway for Russians, bound by the Chapora river. The ideal place to go if you are in for a calm, peaceful getaway.

SOUTH

Palolem Beach

Patnem Beach

Agonda Beach

Colva Beach

Benaulim Beach

Goa is the ultimate place if you are looking for a fun and frolic getaway. Some of the best things you can do while you are here include:

Relaxing at the beaches

Chilling out at the dozens of evening beach parties in the districts

Paragliding

Jet-Skiing

Water Scooter Surfing

Fishing

Rock climbing

Cave diving

Pipkins: Located at Cavelossim, the place is one of the biggest party zones in South Goa with the beach side location adding more to the fun. The restaurant is mostly busy with parties through most of the year with live DJs as well as bands coming in to perform.

Ciaran's : Located at Palolem beach, the place is well known as it changes it's ambiance by the season. With wonderful coconut palms that line the entrance, the restaurant is a wonderfully organic place, even equipped with a library to keep customers occupied while preparing delicacies. Well known for it's continental as well as Italian cuisine .

Fellini's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria: Located in Arambol, the restaurant is known to have a really simple, organic outlook with nothing fancy. It serves as the ideal restaurant for most travelers as they are in for some authentic Italian-styled Pizzas, the size of which are huge and can serve close to 2 people easily. Other basic Italian cuisine delicacies are also served here.

Sharewood Treehouse Cafe: Located in Vagator, the cafe as the name suggests is built just like a tree house with lovely branches creeping in to give that perfect treehouse feel. Serving a delightful menu of Continental and Italian delights with a fine menu of beverages, the restaurant gives you a fine organic dining experience.

Manthan: Located near the Taj Exotica , this is the place to hit if you are looking for some rare articles, antiques or clothing.

Sotodecor: Located in Candolim, the place is known for selling amazing artwork as well as designer furniture and decorations along with home articles like wall hangings, posters and more!

Mapusa Market : Another well known market place in North Goa, highly visited by travelers, where you can find items ranging from handicrafts, textiles and embroidery to antiques and souvenirs.

Panjim Market: Panjim market is the ideal market place if you are in for some local delights like dry fruits, wines and other items like textiles and handlooms.

Language: Officially Konkani. Other languages include Marathi, Bengali, Hindi, English and Portuguese.

Climate: Climate: The climate here is classified hot and humid with sweltering summers complemented by a good amount of rainfall through the year with winters being mild yet pleasant.

Currency: Indian Rupee


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North Goa
South Goa
  • Well known for it's sandy beaches which serve as the primary spot for traveller activities
  • Well known for adventure sports such as rock climbing , diving as well as water scooter surfing
  • Has a fine collection of gourmet restaurants and cafes which are well frequented by travellers
  • Also well known for it's concerts that attract thousands of tourists from across the globe
  • Some world famous museums are located here that house some of the rarest artefacts
  • Also well known for it's market places selling a wide range of articles
North Goa
  • Well known for it's seaside forts
  • Bordered by the Arabian Sea to the west
  • District is well populated with many temples and churches that go a long way back
  • Well known for it's street food and fine gourmet restaurants
  • Town is divided into a number of Talukas or sub-districts
 
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