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Goa is famed to be a paradise on earth. It has the right mix of everything that a tourist destination has to offer and Goa offers a perfect family vacation. It is an ideal for tourist activities. It is also beautiful because of its unbeatable greenery oozing out of the dense palm cover even at the most popular stretches of beaches. The glimpse of peaceful life of the fisherman villages is refreshing.

The knowledgeable and the English speaking guides ensure that you have a pleasant viewing, vacation and stay. The exciting water sports activities such as scuba diving and snorkelling, boat rides and kayaking, water skiing for nimble footed ones, boating, cruising, surfing, parasailing and jet skiing options would satisfy every adventure lover’s heart.

Goa offers various opportunities to have an action-packed and fun-filled vacation. Be it honeymoon for newly wed couples, a relaxing family vacation, a vacation with friends, chilling out on the beautiful sandy beaches under the pleasant sun, visiting the old and heritage sites, go for an evening cruise — glittery, crowded and noisy. For the newly married couples, Goa has peaceful and serene beaches where one can enjoy complete privacy and togetherness.

Panaji is also popularly known as Panjim and is the capital of Goa. Panaji is just 30 kms away from the city of Dabolim that houses the only international airport of Goa, Dabolim Airport. Panaji is located on the banks of Mandovi River and Miramar Beach of Panaji is a favourite tourist attraction. This beach with its palm-fringed shores and the majesty of the confluence of the Mandovi River and the Arabian Sea offers a rich experience. Panaji is also the base for conducting memorable river cruises on the Mandovi River. Viewing of the sunset during the evening cruise is a wonderful experience.

The Goanese flavour of variety of landscape is also to be enjoyed in the various Heritage Sites that are recognized by the entire world as exotic and charming and definitely worth visiting. One such Heritage site is the Reis Magos Fort that is located about in North Panaji. The majestic Reis Magos Fort is located on the northern bank of Mandovi River across to the city of Panaji in North Goa. Another pristine Heritage Sight is the Se Cathedral. It is one of the biggest Churches in the whole of Asia and is dedicated to St Catherine. Shri Mangueshi Temple or the Mangeshi Temple is a major Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Another prominent landmark is the majestic Aguada Fort that was built with the purpose of protecting Goa from the attacks of the Dutch and the Marathas by preventing them from entering the Mandovi River.

To get the favour of the Portuguese occupation of Goa and the remnants of the glorious heritage visit the various different famous Churches of Goa: Basilica of Bom Jesus, St. Francis of Assisi Church, Goa, Relics of St. Francis Xavier, Church of St Cajetan and Church of Santa Monica.

Among the best beaches of Goa we have Canlangute Beach, Anjuna Beach, Baga Beach, Palolem Beach, Vagator Beach, Colva Beach, Agonda Beach, Arambol or Harmal Beach, Ashwem Beach, Betalbetim Beach, Butterfly Beach, Bambolim Beach, Cansaulim Beach, Chapora Beach, Coco Beach, Candolim Beach, Dona Paula Beach, Galgibaga Beach, Kalacha Beach and Majorda Beach.

Thus Goa tourism is flourishing day by day and every year the number of tourists visiting Goa is increasing exponentially.

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Why Goa

If you are looking for a complete holiday destination package overloaded with serene beaches, rocking parties, thrilling casinos, vibrant nightlife, perfect natural splendour, culture, tradition and sophistication then Goa is the destination to be. The lazy beaches of Goa spells a life of carefree days, without worries, far from the tension and hustle and bustle of routine-bound life.

Serene Beaches

Some of the beaches are perfect for families and some for the loving newlywed romantic couples. Querim Beach of North Goa is ideal for a quiet sunset and serenity. Morjim Bech is famous for spotting Olive Ridley Turtles, a major beach attraction and a major cherished activity for animal lovers and lovers of nature. Some of the very famous and happening beaches of Goa are Palolem Beach, Baga Beach, Calangute Beach and Arjuna Beach. Several beaches offer outstanding cruises that gives you plenty of opportunity to bask in the sun and enjoy the pleasant sea breeze accompanied by good music and delicious food. Moreover, you can go for a dolphin cruise where you get to see the dolphins in their natural habitat swimming freely and playfully. Take a boat ride or enjoy the thrilling beach activities such as speed boat rides, banana boat rides, tube rides, parasailing, scuba diving, fishing and a lot of other activities such as swimming, yachting etc.

Thrilling Casinos

Deltin Royale Casino, Caino Pride, Casino Strike are some major casinos for people who find joy in the thrill of luck games. The loud, almost thunderous, music that reverberates, the refreshing ice-cold drinks, bright lights and a wide range of entertaining games can be found in Goan casinos. The greatest solace in Goa is that Goa is one of very few states in India where gambling is legal. Gambling clubs are to be found on the sparkling enormous boats that are moored along the course of the Mandovi River. Enjoy the happiness of trying out your fortunes in Goa casinos.

Culture and Tradition

Goa is called the “Rome of the East” due to the heavy influence of the Portuguese and the Goa has also an extensive Western influence. It is rich in cultural heritage that encompasses soulful folk songs, colourful rhythmic dances, lively music, vivid visual arts and enigmatic folklores that passes from mouth to mouth from generation to generation. Get to know about the rick mixed culture of this state while you enjoy and see the best of the beaches, sea, sand and sun.

Why Goa with us?

We shall help you discover the actual Goa and the true essence of being in a beach destination. Our expert travel guides will help you identify the best beaches of Goa where you can discover absolute serenity among the crowded millions. Cherish the fun of discovering the clean, pretty beaches neatly tucked in and out from the public eyes where you can spend a leisurely vacation enjoying the best of beach flavour. You can spend the days travelling through the length and breadth of Goa hunting and fishing out the best places for eating and drinking. We give you the most affordable options and all-inclusive packages to stay and relish the vacation to the last hilt. The most premium locations available within your budget and customised according to your needs, according to the family size and the preferences of the family members.

The needs of the guests are our prime concern. If you want to make it happening, we help you find the best options and safe havens for an enthralling night life in pubs and restaurants. Or if you feel you need to discover the best places that serve the most authentic Goan cuisines or the super tasty sea food platters, our local traveller guides can help you reach out to the right places.

We can arrange for live shows and live counters serving delicious barbecues. We can also arrange for the deep sea cruises at affordable rates. Our trained guides can brief you on all the things to do and things you mustn’t do and help you spend a hassle-free but happening holiday while you are in your dream vacation. We take care of all your accommodation, flight tickets booking, local sightseeing and tour itinerary plans for you so that you can just concentrate of your relaxation and enjoyment.

WHY OUR COMPANY FOR GOA TOUR PACKAGE

We are an expert and experienced leading travel company with state-of-the-art online facilities. We believe in empowering our travellers by cutting short formalities leaving more room to enjoy hassle-free travel. We have friendly payment facilities and the efficiency to tackle any size travel booking, starting from solo travellers, to family or huge corporate groups. We offer a wide array of choices to our clients to choose from and allow flexibility and freedom to choose rationally. We believe in cutting down unnecessary travel expenses. We have a user-friendly digital interface to make complex offline processes such as approval matrices, travel policies, payment options, travel booking and other services and related formalities efficient and seamless. There are several worthy reasons for choosing our company for all your Goa Travel Needs.

High-Quality & Prompt Service

We pay equal importance to quality and timeliness of service. We work dedicatedly and go above and beyond to ensure that deadlines are met and quality is delivered. We handhold our clients at every step. To ensure client satisfaction, we closely track our activities and update our guests regularly and in a timely manner. We work around our ways to seek better ways to exceed our clients’ expectations.

Customized Service, Personal Touch

From the very initial contact and reach out, we follow every step to ensure that your travel experience is comfortable and you return home happy and smiling. We provide you the contact and channel to get in touch with your personally assigned travel expert, whom you get to know by name and also by face. We diligently follow the practice of greeting our clients personally and that personal concern is maintained throughout the trip.

Local expertiseh

It is important for us to provide you a seamless experience that is entirely perfect and carries memorable and happy memories of your experience with our holidays. In order to keep up our reputation of attending to every single query and request of our guests, we prefer having staff who are local and have a lot of detailed information about the destination in question and is compassionate enough to understand and act on the requests and needs of our clients.

Save time and effort

When you are in a mood to enjoy a chilled out vacation, why take the pains and effort of planning and organising. Take a well-informed decision through an expert travel partner. Let us do the research and information collection for you! By choosing our services, you can save time and hassle by booking your services directly with a specialised travel expert.

Friendly and Knowledgeable Travel Assistant

We have been successfully able to create some unforgettable memories with our clients both domestic and overseas. We cater to clients from all across the world. Our staff members are patient listeners and wise advisories suggesting what is best for our clients and at the same time allowing the guests to take their own decision without suffocating them in any manner. They are passionate about what they do.

Custom-Made Holidays

Our vacations and tour packages are designed keeping various needs of diverse clients in mind. Our packages can be customised to suit your special needs. Our experienced travel experts have the necessary expertise and resources to make your dream vacation come true.

Be Assured, You Will Be Looked After Well

While on your journey, we won’t let you feel out of reach. As a service provider, we shall be a virtual guide in every step without, however, infringing on your private space. There would be Travel Assistants at your constant beck and call to cater to all your queries, however trivial or unimportant it may seem. We have representatives 24/7 to handle all situations. Rest assured you would be catered to through emails and voicemails during our regular office hours.

Licensed Travel Agency

Goa Tourism is an insured and fully licensed travel agency approved by the local authorities. We stringently abide by the rules and regulations set by the authorities and various travel industry associations. We follow a high level of standards and practices. Go through the terms and conditions and policies given in our website to know more about us.

Give us a chance to prove our expertise. Book your travel package today!

Why would you choose Goa Tourism

  • We set fire to your wings of imagination and take you through wonderlands.

  • We customise the package for you to have a perfect balance of activities and relaxation.

  • We suggest, plan and set your itinerary for you and give you various options to choose from.

  • We offer you low budget, moderate budget and luxurious – all kinds of offer in one platter.

  • We provide you 24/7 support through constant interaction with our travel expert.

  • We customise taking into account your specific needs as per family size and inclusion of toddlers, young children or aged members.

  • We compile and share itineraries well in advance so that you can make or suggest changes as per reviews and information collected from dependable sources or our travel adviser.

  • Through able planning mechanisms, we try to save your money and time.

  • Stay assured that our package will be worth every penny that you spend

  • We believe in transparency of process and procedures without the ugly surprises of hidden costs.

  • We make your dreams of journeying hassle-free through uncharted lands a reality.

  • We have a legacy of satisfied clientele who visit us repeatedly for our service.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Goa is the most happening tourist destination of India and is located on the western coast of India. The state of Goa has the state of Maharashtra to its Northern and Eastern boundaries. The state of Karnataka lies to the south and the Arabian Sea lies flanking its eastern borders.

Goa is India’s smallest state by area and has the fourth least population among all Indian states but has the highest GDP per capita. Goa has seven beautiful rivers coursing through: Zuari, Mandovi, Terekhol, Chapora, Galgibag, Kumbarjua canal, Talpona and the Sal.

Goa has a typical tropical climate and thus spring and autumn are considered the most optimal time to visit this exotic destination. In the months of November and March, the weather in Goa is ideal for visit. The sky mostly remains clear with a cool sea breeze blowing through.

The three major seasons of Goa are:

  1. Summer that stretches through the months of March, April and May
  2. Monsoons that extends from June till September
  3. Winter that starts from November and continues till February

The Goan sun spreads the ideal amount of warmth for foreigners to visit this part through the winter months. So the winter months form the peak tourist season for Goa for both inbound and outbound tourists.

Summers in Goa

The Summer months in Goa are quite hot with temperatures soaring to almost 40 degrees Celsius. Goa enjoys a maritime climate and has high humidity levels. The sea side or the beaches enjoy plenty of cool breeze but lazing on the beaches might get a bit difficult with the hot sun pouring down. This does not however deter the tourists from flocking in and beach lazing under the sun shades constructed for this very purpose is quite common. Goa remains less crowded during summer months and hotel prices dip down a little bit. If you are planning Goa on an economical budget, this is the best time to hit the beaches.

Monsoons in Goa

The monsoons months of Goa typically from June to September is not as crowded. The heavy downpour will debar you from enjoying the other inland attractions of Goa. Goa occupies a special place in the minds of tourists on account of the beaches, sun and sand. Thus rainy season with clouds in place is never an ideal time for beach lovers. Even though Goa is beautiful during the monsoons with lots of rainfall creating a fresh green rain-washed landscape. Thus is case you want to enjoy the freshness and have a relaxing holiday amidst the extensive greenery, Goa is the place to be. Make the most of the monsoon magic with very affordable rates in the hotels that accommodate planning budget vacations.

Winter in Goa

Winter in Goa is a rigmarole of plenty of activities and the influx of hordes of tourist from far and near. The small state suddenly starts vibrating with the fun and enthusiasm of joyous celebrations of Christmas and New year. The whole place gets dressed up in bright colours, lights, events and pubs and bars are flooded with fun-loving enthusiastic travellers. It is an ideal family time to enjoy the perfect Goa weather. Soak is as much of sun as possible and eat the best of the cuisine and local delicacies. Enjoy the mix of fun, sea, sun and sand. Go for the thrill of plenty of water sports options at this time of the year. Winter in Goa sees innumerable fairs, parades, festivals and parties that continues till late in the nights where the tourists spread comfortably far out in the beaches. Hotel remain packed and you need to book in advance. Winters in Goa is gorgeous and never too cold to keep away travellers.

Goa promises a lot of fun, beach activities, lots of friendly people, a nice showcasing of the rich culture and traditions, thrill of adventure water sports, lazy swimming, stunning white sandy beaches, shopping and a lot more. Goa makes for a fantastic romantic destination for honeymoon couples and is tremendously popular among Indians as a destination wedding centre. Beach properties arrange flamboyant wedding reception parties that keep guests enthralled. Goa also makes for a destination to catch up with a lot of sun and sand for eager tourists from the West. Goa sees a lot of European tourists all through the year. It is a perfect mix of natural beauty and fun with a hint of excitement and buzzing night life. It is a shopper’s haven and tourists generally indulge in buying jewellery and decorative items made from beautiful shimmering shells and also a lot of cashew nuts and a local fermented alcoholic drink made from cashew. It has also got spice gardens and sells fresh spices of many varieties.

Goa is very well connected to all major cities of India via all major means of transport. Thus tourists and travellers from far and near can reach Goa easily by airways and roadways besides railways and sea routes.

The Goa International Airport is known as Dabolim Airport. It is situated 29 kilometres from the capital of Goa which is Panaji. This airport accommodates various domestic and international flights to connect Goa with all corners of the world. The easy connectivity of Goa arranges for 2.5 million visitors each year and this includes approximately 400,000 foreign tourists.

Goa is also fantastically connected to all major cities by rail routes. The two major railway stations of Goa can be identified as Madgaon Railway Station and Vasco-da-Gama Railway Station. Konkan Railway located at Margao, runs trains that link Mumbai and Panaji. The Nizamuddin Goa Express connects Delhi and Goa via Pune. It is the only South Central Railway express.

Goa is very well connected with all major surrounding cities through roadways. The roads of Goa have plenty of public and private bus options. Many Government operated buses such as KSRTC, MSRTC and KTC run from Madgaon, Panaji and Vasco Da Gama areas. Daily buses ply to and from Goa and Mumbai and Pune. Kadamba and Panaji form the major bus terminuses of Goa. These terminuses are accessed by all Karnataka and Maharashtra state operated buses. For a more luxurious ride enjoy the super deluxe A/C bus facilities connecting Goa with Mumbai and Bangalore.

Sea routes also offer excellent Goa offers shipping services from Mumbai to Panaji making journey exciting and comfortable for its tourists.

Goa Airport is also named as Dabolim Airport and it is the only international airport in Goa. It is located in Dabolim and the airport operates as a civil enclave in a military airbase named INS Hansa. Dabolim Airport or Goa Airport is about 4 kilometres from the nearest city, which is Vasco da Gama. It is 23 kilometres from the next major city Margao and approximately 30 kilometres from the state capital of Panjim. No duty-free flying out of Goa since currently as per new laws. Free Airport WiFi/Internet connection is available at Dabolim Airport. There is a 30-minute time limit to access the free Wi-Fi connection.

The airport is capable of handling five million passengers annually and its integrated terminal spread over an extensive area of 62,000 square metre to handle both international and domestic passengers.

The currency unit in Goa is Indian Rupee, as Goa is a state in India. Each rupee consists of 100 paisa. You can compare the daily currency exchange rates from money changers in Goa. The exchange rates vary on a daily basis.

It is always advisable to carry a moderate amount of cash in local currency wherever you go and Goa is not an exception. There are various small shops selling attractive items who would not accept card and then cash would be the only option. Also eating at the beach shacks form the primary enjoyment in Goa for all food lovers and cash comes in very handy at such places. In Goa, payments are accepted only in the official currency of India, that is INR.

IndusInd Bank ATMs, Citi Bank ATMs, HDFC Bank ATMs are plentifully available in both North and South Goa. Even Canara bank, State Bank of India (SBI) and Bank of India have plenty of ATMs across the length and breadth of Goa. You can search for ATMs via ATM locators for any particular region. With technological advancements and information at your fingertips, locating ATMs is no longer a hassle. You can also take the help of maps showing clearly the various locations of ATMs. The travel guides, the hotel reception and the cab drivers and travel assistants can all guide you to the nearest ATM anywhere in Goa.

Goa by Rail

Goa is well connected to other major cities via railways. The major railway of Goa in Margao are the Madgaon railway station and Vasco-da-gama Railway Station. These railway stations are well linked with Mumbai and then other major parts of the country as well.

Goa by Road

It is a fairly easy and hassle-free journey to Goa by road. You can book private taxis or simply take the innumerable buses plying between all major travel destinations. The roads connecting Goa to other states and cities are good and journeys are pleasant. The nearest bus stand is Kadamba bus stand which is located in Panaji. This is also the main bus station of Goa.

Goa by Air

Reaching Goa via air is easy. The closest and the only international airport is located at Dabolim. Dabolim airport is located at a distance of 29 kilometres from Panaji, the capital of Goa. Dabolim international airport is very well connected with the major domestic airports of the country as well as the international airports of the cities in U.K. and Germany.

  • Fantastic Water Sports

Water sports adventure form a special attraction for tourists visiting Goa. There are innumerable opportunities that offer a lot of thrill to visitors who come to Goa again and again to enjoy the adventure sports.

The lovely serene beaches of Goa are ideal for a great variety of water sports options such as windsurfing, dinghy sailing, scuba diving, water skiing, angling, parasailing, water scooter, speed boat rides, dolphin watching, night cruises and swimming. Indulging in these activities is definitely a primary attraction in the list of to do things in Goa. You can conduct all water activities under the aegis and able guidance of trained experts.

Swim in the warm waters or just sit and enjoy the serenity of the beaches and the gorgeous sunsets and sunrises. Indulge in exciting Windsurfing which is undoubtedly one of the most popular water sport in Goa. Adjust and balance your body to the speed and movements of wind and water to have the best thrill of life. Dona Paula Bay is noted for windsurfing. The quiet waters and cool breeze of the Bay provides the ideal windsurfing conditions. Dinghy sailing around the seas of Goa is also a relaxing water sport. The 15-feet long dinghy can hold up to three to four persons at a time. Exploring the underwater marine life through scuba diving and snorkelling are highly recommended since Goa is gifted with a rich variety of marine life, corals and reefs. You can explore the mystic wreckages of ancient Portuguese and Spanish ships. To make your heart skip a beat try the water skiing, angling, speed boat ride, banana boat ride and parasailing options. You can even go for canoeing or kayaking across the pleasant mangrove coves and gentle seas.

  • Lazy Beach Activities

Indulge in absolute nothingness with a book and a beach seat by the pool. Sip some cool refreshing drinks and just do nothing while you catch the warm sunrays. Relaxing by the beaches with a rejuvenating massage is also one of the favourite indulgence of the tourists.

  • Go for a Splendid Sightseeing Trip

Goa has a mix of historically interesting and picturesque places to visit. Goa has been an iconic destination for Bollywood movie shoots. So enjoy being in the places that you have seen in the famous Bollywood movies. The guide carefully wraps up stories to make the places even more interesting.

  • Attempt a fabulous Quad Biking Expedition

Go for Quad Biking with 200 cc powered robust giants offering treacherous routes across mud, slush, forests and hills. A bit of trial run is what you need to get set go. The various different obstacles created to make the rides even more adventurous will set your adrenalin pumping.