Goa is in the western part of India. It is a former Portuguese colony. It has a perfect and unique blend of Indian and Portuguese rich history and culture in one, including its architecture that fascinates over visitors each year, including the foreign tourists.
Goa has been attracting a fixed number of visitors and tourists that visit their different and famous tourist attractions like the beaches, Catholic pilgrims and Hindu shrines are the perfect time for the whole family’s dream vacation.
Goa is located in the western region of India. It is constrained by the state of Maharashtra to the northern part and by Karnataka to the east and southern part, while the Arabian Sea forms its western coast part.
It is also known as India’s smallest state by area and also the fourth smallest by population.
Goa has the tropical monsoon climate. Goa is in the tropical zone and near the Arabian Sea, has a hot and humid climate throughout the year.
The month of May is the hottest, while the monsoon rains arrive by the early month of June.
Most of the country’s annual rainfall is experienced through the monsoons that will last in the late month of September.
Goa also has a short winter season between the mid months of December and February with the moderate amounts of humidity.
And the best time of the year to visit Goa is during the month of mid-November to February because it is when the weather is very comfortable and pleasant perfect for a walk outside and tour the country.
Goa’s major and only airport is The Dabolim airport in Vasco Da Gama. Some airlines fly directly to Goa, but most the international flights arrive via Mumbai.
The major air carriers of Goa are Air India that has international flights to Kuwait and UAE twice a week. There is also Air Arabia that has discounted flights going to Sharjah.
And Qatar Airways that have direct flights going to Doha, along with connecting flights to Western Europe, Africa and United States of America.
There are many domestic airlines that have daily flights to and from Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Delhim Ahmedabad and Kozhikode.
There are also exclusive chartered flights to the United Kingdom, Germany, Russia and Switzerland.
What to See
Basilica of Bom Jesus
The Borea Jezuchi Bajilika is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The basilica holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier.
The church is located in Old Goa, which was the capital of Goa in the early days of Portuguese regime.
“Bom Jesus” means “Holy Jesus” is the name used for the Ecce Homo in the countries of Portuguese colonization.
The Jesuit church is India’s first minor basilica, and is considered to be one of the best examples of baroque architecture in India.
This Chapora River is located alongside at the beach stretch in North Goa that is around 10 kilometers from Mapusa, a City in Northern Goa. It is close to Chapora Fort, an old Portuguese fort.
Chapora is also close to a trawler-fishing jetty. Chapora is home to many cheapest travel, accommodation houses found in entire Northern Goa.
There is a famous Ganesh fruit juice center in Chapora selling organic juices and gathering people from around.
The Casino Goa
It is a live casino located offshore in Panaji in Goa. The casino is located on a yacht, and anchored in the River Mandovi.
The casino vessel is worth 110 million Rupees and it is owned by the Advani Pleasure Cruise Co. Ltd. as a joint venture between the company and casinos of the country Austria.
It has around eleven tables of American Roulette, Blackjack and a few electronic slot machines.
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