There are several options for a holiday at Goa

09/20/2010 10:17

Beach Tourism Is undoubtedly the major crowd puller for Goa with its nearly 105 Kms of golden beaches kissed by the sun for most days in the year. From the northern n beach of Keri to Palolim in the south the entire sandy stretch boasts of the world famous beaches of Candolim, Calangute, Baga, Vagator etc. All the beaches have their distinct flavors and Calangute is perhaps the most crowded out of these.

Adventure Tourism in Goa involves exploring the hinterlands of the region which are accessible by both boat and by road. In the last couple of years options for adventure tourism have grown rapidly and now offer Dolphin sighting, angling, boating, trekking the lush green forest areas and even rock climbing

Wildlife Tourism is another natural attraction fro Goa. Very few may know that nearly 60% of the state comes under the classification of a protected area. Goa offers varied flora and fauna part from two rivers Zuari and Mondovi apart from two lakes Mayem and Carambolim. Hence Goa offers natural habitat for all kinds of marine and terrestrial wildlife, apart from playing host to multiple kinds of migratory birds. Goa boasts of 4 Wild Life Parks, one National park and the famous Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary.

Pilgrimage Tourism in Goa is fueled by the existence of Hindu temples and old churches. The Mangueshi, Mardol as well as the Saptakoteshwar temples at Narve attract the Hindu pilgrims while the churches such as St Cajetan, Our Lady of the Mount, St Francis of Assisi Church and Convent, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral, Church of Our Lady of Rosary attract the followers of Christ

Cultural Tourism in Goa is a rich blend of color gaiety in its dances and songs like Mandos, Fugddies, Goff, and Godemodni. People from different religions co exist peacefully in harmony which is evident in the participation by them in the Goa Annual Carnival. Goans also celebrate their festivals with enthusiasm. The major festivals of Goa are Taranga, the boat festival Sangodd and Bonderam. This provides a rare and unique experience for the Goa bound tourist

Architectural Tourism is yet another shade of excitement and discovery for the tourist who marvels mans creations on the planet. Goan architecture has a strong Portuguese influence as it was a Portuguese colony till 1961. Apart from forts like Chapora, Teracol and Alorna Goa also has old churches and colonial houses dating back to nearly hundreds of years in time gone by.

Yoga Tourism at Goa rejuvenates the mind, detoxifies the body and brings peace to the mind and soul. Amidst the setting of either a beach or a lush green landscape virtually untouched by pollution, Goa offers a welcome break for the urban tourist who can reconnect with Mother Nature here. Instructors are available easily across Goa.

Farm and Eco Tourism is the most recent addition to the attractions Goa has to offer for the ideal holiday at Goa for the nature enthusiast. Goa has a number of spice farms and orchard lands. Many enterprising farm owners have now built dwellings within the farm which provide eco friendly accommodation to the tourist at Goa, while they work hand in hand with the farm workers during their stay. A really novel way to explore the life of a Goan Farmer

Goa offers some thing for every tourist for their ideal holiday at Goa, both in terms of variety of tour options but also for staying options. Goa has the best star rated hotels and resorts for the luxury seeking tourist and economical and budget villa and apartment at Goa for the budget tourist.

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