About Goa

About Goa: Culture, Tourist Place, Historical Places, Beaches & More


Goa is an important state on the southwestern coast of India within the Konkan area and is geographically split from the Deccan highlands by the Western Ghats.

It is famous for its amazing beaches, carnivals, festivals, watersports, and more.

✔ Goa is located between two Indian states i.e. Maharashtra in the North and Karnataka to the East and South, with the Arabian Sea forming its Western coast.

✔ Goa has the most increased GDP per capita among all Indian states, 2.5 times as high as the GDP per capita of India as an entirety.

✔ India’s National Commission on population ranked it as owning the best quality of life in India (based on the commission’s “12 Indicators”).



  1. About Goa Culture  

Goa has forever profited as a trade center because of its easily available ports. There are 2 ports available in Goa that are Panaji port and Mormugao port.

Goa, a society of warm, happy, lovely people is composed of a combination of various beliefs like Christians, Catholics, Muslims, and Hindus that stay jointly in harmony in a society.

Following their age-old traditions and customs, goa people enjoy all major festivals with passion without getting any religious barriers within the community.



  List of Major Festivals Celebrated in India  


  a. Goa Carnival  

According to the Christian tradition of Mardi Gras also known as Fat Wednesday, which guides the events of the carnival celebrations.

Goa Carnival Date: 25 Feb to 28 Feb 2023

Locations: Panaji, Vasco, Mapusa and Other


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  b. Sao Joao Festival  

Sao Joao festival is extremely famous in Northen Goa and is enjoyed with amazing enthusiasm and fervor.

The festival is devoted to St. John the Baptist, who, according to Christian scriptures, bounded with joy at his mother, Elizabeth’s womb, when she was told of the birth of Christ.


Sao Joao Festival



  c. Shigmo Festival  

Shimoga or Shishirotsava is a spring festival enjoyed in the Indian state of Goa, where it is one of the big festivals of Hindu society. Holi is a portion of it.


Shigmo Festival



  d. Christmas  

Christmas is an annual festival celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, celebrated mostly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration.





  e. Goa Sunburn Festival  

Sunburn Festival is Asia’s largest electronic music festival, showcasing a lineup of house, techno, EDM, and pop for three sprawling days on Goal’s Vagator Beach.


Goa Sunburn Festival



  f. Goa Food and Cultural Festival  

The Goa Food and Cultural festival is celebrated at D B Bandodkar Ground, Campal, Panjim.

The three-day festival has impressive items of food and beverage stalls, dances, bands, and great music, offering a mix of food and culture to the public.


Goa Food and Cultural Festival



  2. Tourist Places in Goa  

Tourist places are the locations where the huge mass of people like to visit, the people can be from different countries or from within the country. Some famous tourist spots inside the Goa are:


1. Calangute Beach

Calangute Beach


2. Fort Aguada

Historical Places in Goa


3. Gokarna



4. Hampi



5. Sawantwadi



6. Amboli



7. Devbagh



8. Malvan




  3. Water Sports in Goa  

Here is the list of 10 water sports in goa, that you can try once, these memories will be with you for a lifetime.

Adventurescost (INR)
Parasailing600 – 1000 per ride
Scuba Diving5500 per Person
Ringo Ride600 per person
Jet Ski3000 per Person
Water Ski1900 per person
Speed Boating450 per person
Banana Boat Ride300 for 15 minutes
Wind Surfing1500 per person
Water Zorbing500 to 1000


The months between October to March are suitable to visit Goa and indulge in Water Sports in Goa. The water sports stay closed during the period of the Monsoon.


Water Sports in Goa



  4. Way to Reach Goa  

Mainly there are 3 ways to reach goa for a vacation that is as follows:



✔ The nearest airport situated in Goa is Dabolim International Airport which is 30 km from the capital city of Panjim.

✔ It connects all other states and cities and also has a flight to international cities in Germany, the U.K., and other European Countries.



✔ The two major railheads in Goa are Vasco Da Gama and Madgaon.

✔  Apart from that two Konkan railway stations Karmali and Thivim are nearest to the capital city of  Panjim and Calangute respectively. You find a route for all states and cities from them.



✔ There is a Kadamba Bus stand at Panaji which is a big bus station in Goa.

✔ There are frequent state bus routes used to and from Maharashtra, Goa, and Karnataka. Before coming through the roadway, you need to know more about goa traffic.


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  5. Hotels in Goa  

There are several hotels in Goa from 7-star to 2-star hotels. Where you can stay safe.


7-Star Hotels


a. Holiday Inn Resort Goa

7-Star HotelsContact NumberAddress
Holiday Inn Resort Goa+91 832 662 6000Mobor Beach, Cavelossim, Goa 403731, India


✔ Free parking
✔ Free internet
✔ Pool
✔ Bar/lounge
✔ Beach
✔ Game room
✔ Kids stay free
✔ Bathrobes
✔ Private beach
✔ Additional bathroom
✔ Desk
✔ Housekeeping
✔ Coffee/tea maker
✔ Flatscreen TV
✔ Bath/shower
✔ Landmark view
✔ Pool view
✔ Non-smoking rooms
✔ Suites
✔ Family rooms



b. ITC Grand Goa
7-Star HotelsContact NumberAddress
ITC Grand Goa+91 832 272 1234Arossim Beach Rd, Cansaulim, Goa 403712, India


✔ Free parking
✔ Free High-Speed Internet (WiFi)
✔ Pool
✔Bar / lounge
✔ Archery
✔ Kids stay free
✔ Allergy-free room
✔ Bathrobes
✔ Air conditioning
✔ Desk
✔ Housekeeping
✔ Coffee/tea maker
✔ Cable/satellite TV
✔ Bath/shower
✔ Ocean view
✔ Pool view
✔ Non-smoking rooms
✔ Suites
✔ Family rooms
✔ Smoking rooms available

c. Royal Orchid Beach Resort & Spa

7-Star HotelsContact NumberAddress
Royal Orchid Beach Resort & Spa+91 832 662 2222Utorda Beach Rd, Utorda, Goa 403713, India


Property amenities
✔ Free parking
✔ Free High-Speed Internet (WiFi)
✔ Pool
✔ Free breakfast
✔ Beach
✔ Game room
✔ Kids stay free
✔ Air conditioning
✔ Desk
✔ Housekeeping
✔ Interconnected rooms available
✔ Private balcony
✔ Minibar
✔ Refrigerator
✔ Flatscreen TV
✔ Non-smoking rooms
✔ Suites
✔ Family rooms
✔ Smoking rooms available

5-Star Hotels

5-Star HotelsContact NumberAddress
The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort+91 832 266 7777Raj Baga, Palolem, Canacona, Goa 403702, India
Caravela Beach Resort+91 832 669 5000Varca, beach, Margao, Goa 403721, India
SinQ Prive+91 1800 212 3578Opp Taj Holiday Village, Candolim, Goa 403515, India



4-Star Hotels


4-Star HotelsContact NumberAddress
Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort+91 80555 01234Road Opposite to Our Lady Of Piety Chapel, Khobra Vaddo, Baga, Calangute, Goa 403516, India
Park Inn by Radisson Goa Candolim+91 832 663 3333near Health Centre, Sequeira Vado, Candolim, Goa 403515, India
Fairfield by Marriott Goa Anjuna+91 832 663 4400Survey No 11/14 Plot B C&E Anjuna, Simvaddo Goa, Goa 403509, India

3-Star Hotels 

3-Star HotelsContact NumberAddress
Santana Beach Resort+91 98224 84446Quinta Costa Frias Complex, Shop No. P-1-2, Dando, Candolim, Goa 403515, India
The Byke Old Anchor Beach Resort & Spa+91 73539 22662Cavelossim, Beach, Mobor Beach, Goa 403731, India
Stone Water Eco Resort+91 88882 82828Karma Woodhouse Estate, Santarem Beach,Vasco da Gama Issorcim, Bogmalo, Goa 403806, India


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  6. Historical Places in Goa  

Here is the list of historical landmarks present in Goa.

1. St. Augustine Tower

St. Augustine Tower

2. Chapel of St Joseph

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3. Aguada Fort

Historical Places in Goa

4. Usgalimal

About Goa, Usgalimal

5. Chapora Fort

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  7. Name of Beaches in Goa  

There are 35+ beaches present in Goa. These beaches are covered across North & South Goa. All of them are not popular and do not attract many tourists. Here is the list of famous beaches located in Goa.

1. Morjim

2. Baga

3. Candolim & Calangute

4. Sinquerim

5. Arossim

6. Majorda

7. Benaulim & Varca

8. Mobor.

About Goa
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