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The tiny piece of paradise- Goa, lies in the West Coast of India and is spread over an area of 3,702 sq. kms. With a coastline of 105 kms it is washed by the Arabian Sea. Goa's outstanding attractions are its serene and scenic beauty, diverse landscape- wide, sandy, palm - fringed beaches, clean waters, delicious food and hospitable people with a rich cultural milieu.

Goan culture is a confluence of many religions, faiths and traditions. People from various religions live in absolute communal harmony and participate wholeheartedly in the religious festivals of others. The Portuguese invaders destroyed many temples and mosques. As a result most of the temples are relatively new, though some date back to over 400 years.

Goan churches are absolutely peaceful and beautiful. The Church of St Francis of Assisi, with its gilded and carved woodwork, murals and a floor made of grave stones, it is one of the most interesting buildings of Goa. The Church of St Monica is as old as the 17th century. Se Cathedral is the largest church of Old Goa. Built for the Dominicans in 1562, it still retains its old splendour.

Old Goa - is located nine km east of Panjim and is famous for its churches and cathedrals. The Archaeological Survey of India has given some of the old buildings a facelift by converting them into museums maintained. The spiritual heart of Christian Goa, Old Goa has been given World Heritage Status by Unesco for its extraordinarily grand churches and convents.

Basilica of Bom Jesus - The 1605 church of Bom Jesus, "Good" or "Menino Jesus", is known principally for the tomb of St.Francis Xavier. In 1946, it became the first church in India to be granted the status of Minor Basilica. On the west, the three-storey  renaissance facade combines Corinthian, Doric, Ionic and Composite styles. The church can be entered from beneath the choir, supported by columns. On the northern wall, in the centre of the nave, is a cenotaph in gilded bronze to Dom Jeronimo Mascaranhas, the Captain of Cochin and benefactor of the church. The main altar, beautifully engraved in gold, projects the infant Jesus under the protection of St. Ignatius Loyola.

Vasco-Da-Gama - is on the narrow western tip of the Mormugao peninsula, overlooking the mouth of the Zuari River. Acquired by the Portuguese in 1543, the port town of  Vasco-Da-Gama popularly known as Vasco - was formerly among the busiest ports on India's west coast. It remains a thriving and key shipping centre, with container vessels and iron-ore barges crowding the river mouths. Vasco is Goa's most cosmopolitan city.


Goa Beach Tour Hotels in Goa

Anjuna Beach
Baga Beach
Benaulim Beach
Chapora Beach
Dona Paula
Miramar Beach
Vagator Beach
Bogmolo Beach
Palolem Beach
Varca Beach

Aguada Hermitage (Taj Group)
Bogmallo Beach Resort
Cidade De Goa
Fort Aguada Beach Resort (Taj Group)
 Holiday Inn
Kenilworth Beach Resort
Leela Place
Majorda
Marriott Resort

Park Hyatt Goa Resort & Spa
Ramada (Goa Renaissance)
Taj Exotica (Taj Group)
Taj Holiday Village (Taj Group)
Coconut Grove
Dona Sylvia Beach Resort
Highland Beach Resort
Heritage Village Club


Goa Beach Tour Package

 

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