About Goa

Goa has a special charm that draws tourists from around the world. This former Portuguese colony is different to the rest of India, with it’s Portuguese influence of over 430 years. The Goan food, culture and architecture is admired by all and it’s reputation as a relaxing place of immense natural beauty and friendliness is the main reason for it’s high repeat clientele.

The sun-drenched beaches which stretch along the Arabian Sea with bright blue skies, spectacular sunsets, green rice fields, lush coconut groves and the sweet fragrance of the cashew and mango blossoms beckons tourists each year. Besides the natural beauty, Goa has many historical sites like Forts, churches, temples etc. With water sports such as wind surfing, jet skiing, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing trips, dolphin watching, waterfalls, and live music entertainment, Goa is the place to be!.

Goa is the perfect place where you will find a blend of traditional and modern aspects of life. On one hand you have plush beaches and on the other hand you have the most natural landscapes that make you wonder if time ever touched this place. Goa is the perfect place to go on a sightseeing tour. These tours will truly show you an entirely new side of Goa that is sure to take you by surprise. The waterfalls, the forests, the spice farms, all are unique in their own way and are a must visit on your tour to India in Goa. Check our related sections for further information.

Goa Churches
Goa is literally synonymous with churches. They are living testimonies of the rich historical past of Goa. During the early days of the Portuguese rule in India, church building was the primary concern and occupation in Goa. This was because of their zeal to spread Christianity and convert as many people as they can.

Goa Carnival
One of the most colorful and popular festival of Goa is the Goa Carnival. This three day extravaganza, of fun, frolic, amusement and merry-making, takes place in the month of February. The Goa Carnival festival is one of the most eagerly awaited events of the year. Though essentially a Christian festival, all people of Goa, irrespective of their faith and religion take part in this festival.

Saturday Night Market
Arpora lits up with about 100 of stalls, with all kinds of accessories, music CD’s and food. This excellent place for shopoholic holds the articles, which depicts the world gone by and makes a worthy buy. The stalls catering to the Indian products display Kashmiri items, hand-crafted wooden artifacts, garments made of silk and pashminas, trendy masks and antiques. While the centers handled by foreigners has leather mask, clothes stylized as the accessories of hippes, hand-made shoes, elite furnitures and paintings.

Dudhsagar Waterfalls
The Dudhsagar waterfalls are located in the Sanguem district of Goa near the Goa-Karnataka border. It is located at a distance of around 60 kilometers from Margao and can be reached easily by hiring a taxi or taking a bus from either Margao or Panaji.

Goa Spice Plantations
Goa is synonymous to its exotic beaches and pulsating nightlife. Tourists come here to enjoy the relaxed pace of life and rediscover themselves in peaceful and serene surroundings. But there is more to Goa than just beaches, churches, nightlife and casinos. A major attraction in the rural side is the spice plantation of Goa.

Should you choose to travel by train, be prepared for delays The closest station to Jospeericho Holiday Apartments, Candolim Goa is Tivim rail station which is about half an hours drive by car.