Thursday, December 20, 2007

Goa beaches, hotels, resorts and sightseeing

Goa offers the best beaches in India. This beach resort has number of tourist friendly beaches that are popular with sea bathers and sun bathers. Most of the holiday makers are from foreign countries in Europe and Asia. Calangute, Anjuna, Dauna Paula, Bagga, Vagator, Majorda are beach is the most inhabited beach at Goa.

This little paradise has many luxury beach resorts:
  • Aguada Heritage Hotel
  • Leela Palace Hotel, Goa
  • Marinha Dourada Hotel
  • Sun Village Resort, Goa
  • The Kenilworth Beach Resort
  • Hotel Delmon
  • Longuinhos Beach Resort, Goa
  • Hotel Panjim Inn
  • Majorda Beach Resort
  • Taj Hotels Goa
For budget travelers Goa has plenty to offer:
Budget Hotel Packages
  • Hotel Nova Goa
  • Whishpering Beach Resort
  • Ronil Beach Resort
  • Captain Lobos Hideaway
  • Silver Sands
Goa Travel Guide: Places to See
  • Panaji: is the state capital. Located on the south bank of the wide Mandovi river.
  • Margao
  • Mapusa
  • Ponda
Forts:
  • Aguada Fort
  • Cabo De Rama Fort
  • Cabo Raj Niwas
  • Chapora Fort
  • Mormugao Fort
  • Teracol (Tiracol) Fort
  • The Gate of the College of St. Paul
  • The Gate of the Palace of Adil Shah
  • The Tower of the Church of St. Augustine
  • The Viceroy`s Arch


Goa: Churches & Temples

Churches of Goa:
  • Se Cathedral
  • Church of St Francis of Assisi
  • Church of St Cajetan
  • Church of St Augustine Ruins
Temples
  • Shri Bhagavati
  • Shri Bhagatvati Temple at Parshem
  • Brahma Temple
Mosques
  • Jama Masjid
  • Safa Shahouri Masjid
Goa Carnival

The carnival takes place in the month of February about 40 days before Lent and is being celebrated since the eighteenth century. It is held for three days and nights. During the carnival the legendary king Momo takes over the state and the streets come alive with color.

Huge parades organized with bands, floats and dances and ball dances in the evening. The final day event is the red-and-black dance held by the Clube National in Panajim.

King Momo presides over the carnival, who on the opening day orders his subjects to party.


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