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Goa Introduction :
Goa is a dream tourist destination for all the tourists visiting India.This beautiful coastal tourist destination is the most enchanting place in the Western Ghats in India with its verdant green stretches of land and natural picture perfect landscapes.Goa also called "Queen of the Beaches".It is also a bird watcher's paradise; epicentre of water and adventure sports, and is home to some of the most captivating waterfalls in India. The distinguishing feature of Goa tour is the Coco/Sunny beaches, which are small white sand banks by the seashore. The religious tourists can find a pleasant refuge at the ancient temples and churches in Goa. The Goa tour renders incomplete without your participation in the Goa Carnival famous for its fun, frolic and music. When it comes to the exquisite cuisine of Goa, then the tourists can go for the simple yet spicy seafood, fish, prawns, crabs and feni/gin. One can also coincide the Goa tour with the local Shimoga festival, a weeklong festival of colours confined onl y to Goa. The visitors can try their luck at the world-class casinos and also enjoy the vibrant nightlife characterised by the rave parties in Goa.

Goa General Info : Goa Beach
Area : 3,702 sq. kms
Population : 11,69,793 (1991 Census)
Altitude : Sea level to 1,022 meters
Language : Konkani, Matrathi, Hindi, English and Portuguese
Festival : Mahashivratri, Ganesh Chaturthi,Dussehra, Diwali, Holi, Rakshabandhan,Christmas, Good Friday, Margao Feast, Procession of Saints, Feast of Saint Peter Paul etc.
Local transport : buses,tourist taxis,auto rickshaws ,motorcycle taxis, and cruises

Shopping in Goa :
Two of the most famous such market areas are Mapusa and Anjuna. The Friday Market at Mapusa, where stalls sell everything from curios and old coins to dried fish and spices. The Wednesday Market at Anjuna Beach started by and for foreigners is an extremely lively spot where souvenirs, beachwear, trinkets and handicrafts are sold.

There are also many fascinating options in the lifestyle and fashion shops which have come up in recent times. Some of these are located in fabulous old Goan houses which have been painstakingly restored. These shops make the best selections in home styling and fashion available to the tourists at quite reasonable prices. It is also a fascinating experience to go around and shop in the traditional markets of the Goan towns and villages. These markets are a mirror of Goa's ethnic culture and provide a glimpse of the typical Goan way of doing business.

How to Reach There :
Air :Goa's entry point for travelers coming by air is its international airport is Dabolim, which is 29 km from Panaji, on the coast near Vasco Da Gama. Most domestic airlines operate in Goa apart from chartered private airlines operating from UK and Germany. Indian Airlines has direct flights from Delhi and Mumbai daily.
Rail : Goa is very well connected by rail from Mumbai (490 km), Bangalore (430 km) and Delhi (1,874 km). The two main stations of Goa are at Margao and Vasco Da Gama.
Road : Goa is easily approachable from Mumbai and Banglore by road. There are lots of private deluxe coaches available besides Maharashtra, Karnataka and Goa transport corporation buses. Car rental service is also available to reach Goa by road. Goa's main bus station is Kadamba.

Goa Cuisine :
Goa is a great place to enjoy fresh seafood. You can enjoy prawns, ladyfish, mussels, lobsters and oysters,Pork is another item that is used to make a number of delicacies in Goa. Pork-led dishes are quite popular during festive season. Goan vindaloo is what many people enjoy on their tour to Goa. Pork vindaloo is one of the most popular dishes in Goa. Sarpotel, a dish made using pork and other ingredients is another mouth watering delicacy that you can try. Goa is also famous for its cakes and sweets as well. Bebinca, which is made using the coconut milk, flour, sugar and other ingredients is wonderful treat for your sweet tooth. Other sweets you can try on your Goa tour include soft jaggery flavored fudge called dodol (made of palm-sap jaggery, rice flour and coconut), rose-a-coque, and modaks.

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