Sunset pictures at Baga Beach

March 3, 2012 by  
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The sunsets at Baga beach are simply amazing; equally as great as the view from above Condolim beach headland

Candolim Beach
Candolim Beach sunset

Sunset at Baga beach

Baga beach during Sunset

Beautiful Baga beach

Baga is wonderful

Calangute

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Goa Beaches – Simply Amazing

October 9, 2008 by  
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Goa is one of the best tourist destinations of India. In case, you are planning for your holidays then you should try to visit Goa. It is true that Goa is one of the most happening and fascinating state of India. It is known for its tradition, culture and beaches. You must know that Goa is considered to be the smallest state amongst all the other states of India. Years back, the state was ruled by Portuguese. Therefore, it is a mixture of Indian as well as European tradition. You will be amazed to know that an attractive beach of Goa invites two million tourists each year.

Number of Amazing Beaches

You will be surprised to know the fact that Goa has a bunch of forty different beaches. Each of these beaches is unique from each other. The most amazing fact is the pollution factor. Majority of the beaches in Goa are free from the problems of pollution. Thanks to the tourism department of Goa. You should be aware that most of these beaches are not safe for swimming. Few of the most well known beaches of Goa are Baga beach, Calangute beach, Anjuna Beach and many more. Most of the famous and amazing beaches of Goa are located on the northern side of Panaji (capital of the state).

The Truth

Beaches of Goa are more better then the rest of the beaches in India. You must know that Goa beaches are famous all over the world. At the same time, the facility and cleanliness of the Goa beaches is better then others.

You will be able to shake your body with the help of beer or a dash of feni (Goan Alcoholic Drink). On the other hand, you can enjoy some effective sun bath on the beaches of Goa. You must know that most of the people would also prefer to enjoy shopping near the beaches. Check out some of the sunset pictures of Baga Beach

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Photos of Goa Beaches and Forts

November 17, 2008 by  
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Here are some of my exclusive photo collections of beaches Goa and Forts. Taking picture of Goa is simply amazing, you can achieve great colours at both sunrise and sunset; along with that there is always something happening to make a magical scene along the Goan shore line.

donapuala beach picture

Donapuala beach Goa

Donapaula beach

Donapaula beach

Another view of Donapaula beach Goa

Another view of Donapaula beach Goa

Donapaula beach Goa

Donapaula beach Goa

Aquada Fort Goa

Aquada Fort Goa

Fort Aquada Goa

Fort Aquada Goa

Fort Aquada Goa

Fort Aquada Goa

Calangute beach

Calangute beach

Calangute Beach Goa

Calangute Beach Goa

Baga Beach Goa

Baga Beach Goa

Baga Beach Goa

Baga Beach Goa

Baga Beach

Baga Beach

Baga Beach

Baga Beach

Boating at Baga beach

Boating at Baga beach

 

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Goa Churches: Epitome of Architectural Splendor

April 6, 2010 by  
Filed under Goa Wildlife and Goa Temples

Goa is one of the most picturesque destinations in India. However, the smallest state in India, but yet it attracts a huge number of tourists from across the world. Pristine beaches, attractive shops, and attractive churches, this place is an abode of peace for the tourists. Goa is most popular for the beaches but thousands of tourists visit Goa to explore the majestic churches throughout Goa’s skyline. Once a Portugal colony, Goa has still not lost the charm of colonialism. Old Goa is a world heritage site.

The majestic architecture of the Goa churches draws the attention of a number of globetrotters. Most of the churches in Goa feature two or three types of architecture. The architectural grandeur of these churches reflects the flavor of Portugal. The most distinct architectures that are reflected in the churches are baroque style of architecture or the ornate altars. Gothic staircases are the most prevalent feature in most of these churches.

Goa churches make the place a pilgrimage site for Asian Christians. Basilica of Bom Jesus is one of the most important and attractive churches in Goa. The church features a tomb of St Francis Xavier. Basilica of Bom Jesus keeps up the charm of Old Goa. Old Goa’s another very charming church is the Church Of St Francis Of Assisi. The church boasts of glorifying history. The rich culture of Goa is reflected in these churches.

Tourists from all over the world visit Panaji to explore the splendor of the Se Cathedral church. This church is dedicated to St. Catherine. The most interesting story of the church revolves around its construction. It took three fourth of the century in the construction. The magnificent beauty of the church is a result of joint efforts from engineers Julio Simao and Ambrosio Arguero. Made in the shape of a church, this is one of the best attractions for tourists. Another Goan church is the Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception situated in Panaji.

Don’t visit Goa only for beaches; visit it to explore the stunning Goa churches.

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Goa Hotels: Abode of Luxury

March 6, 2010 by  
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Wanna enjoy the golden beaches, charming churches, and stunning markets on the roadside? Situated on the extraordinary beauty of the Western Ghats, this state is one of the most gorgeous tourist destinations in India. Tourists visit this place to enjoy water sports, strolling on the beaches, and exploring the majestic churches. Goa is often known as Paradise on Earth. Often tourists are allured by the cosmopolitan lifestyle of the place. As the place is so very popular as a tourist destination, it features a number of accommodation too. Goa hotels are not only attractive in architecture, but in facilities too. Goa is dotted with a number of hotels starting from the budget ones to the luxurious and extravagant ones.

Tourists seeking utmost pleasure and luxury can opt for the exclusive charm of the high-end hotels. The facilities at the luxurious hotels are sure to charm the most finicky of the tourists. Among the luxurious hotels names like Taj Exotica, The Leela Palace, Goa Marriott Resort, Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa and the Kenilworth Beach Resort steal the heart of any traveler. These hotels offer superb rooms, quality recreation, business facilities and lip smacking food.

Apart from the regular Goa hotels, there are several guesthouses, beach houses, shacks too. The resorts are exclusive and ready to serve tourists with anything they want. Some of the other major names in the hospitality industry of Goa include Hotel Holiday Inn, Bogmalo Beach Resort, Cidade de Goa, and the Majorda Beach Resort. For the travelers who want a historical splendor even in their living, there is the Fort Aguada Beach Resort. This beach resort is situated within an Old Portuguese fort and speaks volume on old architecture.

Another variety of hotels in Goa include the Spa and Boutique hotels. These hotels are mostly occupied by the foreigners. These hotels feature unique recreational options for guests. Goa hotels also include heritage hotels and wilderness camps for the travelers. So, next time you are in Goa, check any one of these hotels to enjoy the pleasures of the place.

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Goa Sports: Fun and Adventure in one basket

February 6, 2010 by  
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Goa, the place of silver beaches, stunning churches, exotic food, and luxurious accommodation option. Travelers across the globe visit Goa to enjoy the charm of the place. Apart from the enchanting beaches and the historical churches there are several other options of why travelers choose Goa as a holiday destination more than once. Goa is a center for sports and recreation too. Goa is surrounded by a number of beaches and thereby water sports are the most popular recreational options in the state. Beaches of Goa are always crowded with people indulged with some or the other Goa sports.

The main sport in the state is football. Though, the main sport is football yet the beaches all around make the water sports to be the common one. Sports like windsurfing and the water skiing is very popular on the pristine and silver sand beaches. Coaching on these sports is also very common on the beaches. Travelers and common people are indulged in learning in these adventurous sports. Travelers from all over the world visit Goa to enjoy sports like Parasailing and Jet skiing too. Dinghy sailing is also very popular and common sport in Goa. Goa sports also include Angling and Scuba diving.

Goa sport is one of the major factors influencing the tourism sector in the state. Cruising is another popular sport in the state. Foreigners often visit to enjoy the pleasures of bird watching a common sporting activity in Goa. Adventure and recreation make the state a popular hunt of travelers from different parts of the world. Among the adventure sports hiking and trekking are also very common. The best part of all the sports in Goa is that there’s no restriction of age to take up any game. So, to make the most of the place, go for the exclusive and fascinating sports.

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About Goa

January 15, 2010 by  
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Goa is mainly known as the tourist hub of India. It is located at the west coast of India, better known as the Konkan. It shares its boundaries with Maharashtra and Karnataka, and it is surrounded by the Arabian Sea at the west coast.  Goa is one of the smallest states in India. It has the fourth smallest population when compared with the other states in India.

The capital of Goa is Panaji. Panaji is sometimes referred to as Panjim. Goa has a number of beaches and flora and fauna and therefore is one of the hotspots of tourism in India. In fact, at any point of time in Goa, you will find the tourist population higher than the population of the locals. Before the advent of globalization, Goa may be the place which would have foreigners in India.

Although Goa is well known for its tourist spots, it has several interesting things to do and watch other than tourism. Goa is home to a rich and vibrant, and diverse flora and fauna, which makes it a very beautiful place to be in. Also, Goa has several architectural marvels that are to be seen to be believed. In India today, Goa is one of the few places where you can find the architecture form the times that the British ruled India. Even Goa was a Portuguese territory for a brief timespan. This has caused the region to have a diverse culture and religious background.

There are several beaches in Goa, and each and every beach can be compared to the best beaches in the world. Goa is one of the few liberal regions in India, and it is considered a tourist spot not only by the world but also by Indians. You will find many Indians from Bombay, Bangalore, etc coming down to Goa for a short vacation.

South Goa

Goa is one of the most well known states of India. It is a tourist spot for Indians and foreigners alike. Along with tourism, Goa is known for its architectural marvels as well as its beaches and flora and fauna. Goa is comprises of two areas, South Goa and North Goa.

South Goa is bounded by the North Goa District to the North and Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka to the south and the East. To the West, South Goa is bounded by the Arabian Sea. South Goa is known for its natural beauty and the services that it offers to the tourists.

South Goa has three subdivisions and five Taluks. The subdivisions are Margaon, Mormugao and Quepem. The taluks are Mormugao, Quepem, Sanguem, Canacona and Salcete.

South Goa has a rich and vibrant heritage as well as the flora and fauna that have made it a hot spot for tourists all over the world. South Goa has several natural beaches which make it a must visit spot for tourists. It also has several temples. South Goa is headed by hill spots, paddy fields and waterfalls all over.

South Goa is home to the Colva and the Benaulim Beach, two of the most beautiful beaches in South Goa. South Goa also has the Dabolim Airport, which is near Vasco da Gama. Bogmalo is another important venue in South Goa. It has a beach and several resting areas for tourists.  The most famous beach of Goa, the Colva Beach has several tourist cottages and other hotels and complexes. Colva was a predominantly a fishing area, but the economic progresses brought about by tourism have crept up here too. Thus, South Goa is instrumental in adding the splendor that is always available in Goa. It has some of Goa’s most important and beautiful beaches along with other tourist spots.

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Experience the warmth of service at Deluxe hotels-goa

December 25, 2009 by  
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Goa, the beach capital of India, is known for its hospitality. Goans always uphold the tradition of hospitality. Known for its silver beaches, picturesque landscape calm sea and rich culture, a visit to goa is worthy. In Goa, there is no dearth for finding an accommodation. Deluxe hotels, budget hotels, boutiques, cottages, resorts are all there and finding an accommodation of your choice is not that difficult.

Goa offers the best place to stay and the deluxe hotels-goa- offers very cozy and comfortable accommodation, which meets international standards. The deluxe hotels-goa is a difference and it is a great experience. In terms of comfort and facilities, the deluxe hotels-goa offers the best.

The deluxe hotels –goa- offer unlimited recreation facilities. All the deluxe hotels-goa- provides various facilities like Ayurvedic centre, Spa, Fitness center, Business centre, Entertainment Lounge, Discotheque, golf course, tennis court, Table tennis and pool tables, Children’s activity centre and swimming pools.

You can choose from the different suits like sea view villas, garden view suits pool view suits. The dining service includes Indian, Goan, Asian, Continental, Italian, Mediterranean, Oriental, and Bar-be-que.

Most of the deluxe hotels-goa are situated on the luxurious beaches. From the delights of a luxurious suit, enjoy the exotic beaches of Goa. Some of the best deluxe hotels – goa- are Leela Palace, Taj Exotica, Hyatt Spa and Resort, Radisson White Sands Resort, Marriott Resort, Majorda Beach Resort, Renaissance, Fort Aguada Beach Resort, Marriott Resort, Majorda Beach Resort and Renaissance Goa Resort.

Once you have decided to visit goa, accommodation is not at all a problem. You can book in advance at these deluxe hotels-goa. Just visit the websites of these deluxe hotels- goa and book in advance. Most of these deluxe hotels – goa also offer attractive tourist packages.

It is not just staying in luxury at goa but it is an experience that you get at the deluxe hotels- goa. The warm accommodation and beauty of the service is what makes the deluxe hotels- goa the best in the world.

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Economy budget hotels in goa; a luxury at no extra cost

December 20, 2009 by  
Filed under Goa Hotels

Goa is the hottest destination of any traveller. The exotic beaches and the spectacular landscape make the holidays a great experience. Spending a few days to explore the beauties of the beaches and the countryside is worthy. Well, getting an accommodation in Goa is not a problem with lots of economy budget hotels.

Goa is gifted with the best hotels in the world. The luxurious/budget hotels, boutiques and resorts deliver the best service.  It is not that one has to stay in luxury to be close with nature in Goa. The economy budget hotels in goa provide the same service that one gets at the luxurious hotels.  In a economy budget hotel, go for a luxurious stay with the state-of-the-art facilities and world class hospitality.

The economy budget hotels in goa suit every pocket. The best thing of these economy budget hotels in goa is that they serve top class service at very considerable rates. Another best part of economy budget hotels is that they cater to the wide interest of all kinds of tourists.

The rooms at the economy budget hotels are comfortable. They are also spacious and some are even beachfront. All the amenities are provided in the room itself. Most of the economy budget hotels have their own restaurants and bars. At the restaurants, you would be served with Goan, Indian, Chinese and continental dishes.  In some economy budget hotels, you can even come across swimming pools and fitness centres.

Other facilities like water skiing, sailing, wind surfing and Para sailing are provided. These economy budget hotels also arrange adventure tours, sightseeing tours and musical nights. Well, what more is needed from economy budget hotels?

Once in Goa, you can come across plenty of economy budget hotels. The city caters to the needs of every traveller. Price is not a limit to the services that is offered here at the economy budget hotels.

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Boutique hotels: a splendid place to stay

December 10, 2009 by  
Filed under Goa Travel Guide

Exotic beaches, picturesque landscape and a lot more make Goa a hot tourist spot. Goa, the beach capital of India, is the most visited beach in the country.  Adding to the beauty of the beaches and the live spirit of Goa are the boutique hotels, which have a carved niche in facilities and hospitality.

Located very close to the beaches, the boutique hotels -goa- offers the best service with all facilities and personalised services. The days you spend at the boutique hotels -goa-are a great experience and the memories would be cherished forever.

At the boutique hotels –goa, you will get very personal attention, that is typical of boutique hotels, and world-class service. The boutique hotels –goa- provides the best accommodation and entertainment. The boutique hotels -goa-makes your beach holiday enchanting and thrilling.

The boutique hotels -goa-are very stylish to look. They are furnished in style and are very inspirational. The architecture is so unique. The interiors are so sophisticated and decorative that one cannot but admire it.

Music, song and dance fills the boutique hotels –goa in the evenings. The restaurants cater to your delicacy. Enjoy the goan delicacy, especially seafoods, at the amazing restaurants at boutique hotels –goa.

The  boutique hotels –goa- are perfect places for accommodation when in Goa. They make your stays so thrilling and charming. Far away from the madding crows, the boutique hotels -goa- provides a serene atmosphere for you. Just relax and enjoy the sound of the palm leaves and the waves thrashing on the shores.

The boutique hotels -goa- also provides a fresh water swim at its swimming pools, sailing, water skiing, surfing an a lot more. They also have massage parlours, spas and ayurvedic centres, which is perfect for the body and the mind.

Almost all the beaches in Goa are dotted with these architectural boutique hotels. Casa De Goa, built in Portuguese and Mediterranean architecture, is on the Calangute beach. Far from the crowd, the Goa Beach House at Varca village, is a place worth to stay. Evoking the history and romance of 15th century Portugal, the Lemon Tree Resort on the Candolim Beach is a great place to stay. Nilaya Hermitage, Pousada Tauma, Elsewhere Beach and Laguna Anjuna are a few other boutique hotels goa to be named.

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