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Goa — a Comprehensive Tourist Paradise on Earth

By Sofia Jennie Subscribe to RSS | February 1st 2012 | Views:

Goa was freed from the Portuguese rule in the year 1961. Extremely influenced by the Portuguese culture, even to this day you get a feel of it, in the attire, food habits, accessories and lifestyle of the Goans. With tourists flocking this place from all over the world, tourism is a major contributor to the state’s economy. People here are happy-go-lucky and extremely broad minded. Goa Holiday will get you to meet some of the warmest people who are pretty chilled out and hardly interfere in others matters. Konkani is the state language of Goa.

Beaches in Goa hold a special place and it’s a honeymooner’s paradise too. Some of the most important beaches here are Betul beach, Benaulim beach, Bogmalo beach, Majorda beach, Colva beach, Betalbatim beach, Varca beach, Cavelossim beach, Mobor beach, Agonda beach, Palolem beach, Miramar beach, Arambol beach, Morjim beach, Aguada beach, Candolim beach, Sinquerim beach, Anjuna beach, Vagator beach, Baga beach, Calangute beach and Crescent beaches .You can actually plan a trip more specifically to visit all the beaches in your Goa holiday. There are numerous packages organizing beach trips. Some of the well known 5 star hotels offer best deals during vacations for the same. Beaches in Goa hold a unique ambiance that is peaceful, bustling and completely rejuvenating.

Holiday in Goa is perfect, if you happen to be there during Zatras, which refer to feasts celebrated in Goa. Goans celebrate various festivals by singing, dancing, dining together and follows the concept of Sarva Dharma Samanvaya, which means that it respects all the religions equally. People from different culture and religions co-exist peacefully in this city.

Goa has a vast history and provides for a good subject for a researcher. . The museums which are located in Panaji and old Goa have an enormous collection of artifacts which are part of different eras in Goa’s history. Goa has witnessed a lot of moving crowd since ages, as a result of which people from each sect have left behind a lot of their traits in the lifestyle of the people living in Goa.

It is a known fact that tourist attractions are the beaches in Goa. However, a very few people know that there are numerous religious centers that exist in Goa. You can give your Goa Holiday a religious twist by including them in your trip. In terms of churches, temples and mosques Holiday in Goa couldn’t get better spiritually. There are varied churches, some in the heart of the city and some at shorter distance. These extraordinary churches are Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se cathedral, Church of St. Francis of Assissi, St. Cajetan church, Church of Lady of Rosary, Nunnery of Santa Monica, Ruins of church of St. Augustine, Viceroy’s Arch, Church of St. Anna which you can see during holiday in Goa.

There are equal numbers of temples as well, like Shree Bhagavati temple, Brahma Temple, Shree Chandranath temple, Datta Mandir, Shree Gopal Ganapati, Kamakshi Saunsthan, Mahadev Temple, Maha Ganapati Mandir ,Shree Mahalaxmi temple, Shree Navdurga Saunsthan Temple, Ramnath Mandir, Rudreshwar Temple, Shree Saptakoteshwar temple, Bhagvati Shree Shantadurga (Kunkolienkarin) temple, Shree Vithal Mandir. Your trip to Goa could also include some of the mosques in this city like the Jama masjid and the Safa masjid mosques.

Sofia Jennie - About Author:
Author of this article is associated with Hungry Bags, a leading tour and Travel Company in India that provides Goa holiday packages or tour packages to beaches in Goa and holiday in Goa.

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