Goa in India Tourist Destination
Goa in India has often been referred to as a jewel in the crown of India. It is India`s smallest state but one of the most precious. This increasingly popular tourist destination is not only accessible to people from India but also to travellers from Russia, Israel and Europe.
Goa Regions and climate
There are three distinct regions in Goa – North Goa, South Goa and Panjim and Old Goa. The most popular region is South Goa mainly because it is bigger, have the best beaches and is less populated.
Goa has a tropical climate and temperatures vary between 25 and 30 degrees centigrade from November to April. October and May temperatures go up to 40 degrees and is accompanied by high humidity. The heaviest rain fall is in July and the monsoon lasts from early June to late September.
exploring South Goa and Tourist Attractions
I have mentioned before that South Goa is the most popular region because of the long stretch sandy-white beaches from Mobor and Kavelosima to Kansaulima. The south of Goa is not only famous for it`s beaches and clear coastline but also has a historical background.
Here you will find a fading generation of the Lusso-Indian descendants. Portuguese is still spoken here and you can see the aristocrats mansions in the streets of Margoa. Here you will be able to experience the older Goa and often you will see farmers working orchards and farm land with their families. Many farms have been in the families for centuries.
If you love historical buildings and ruins then South Goa will not disappoint. Here you can see old churches, old Colonial houses and Mesolithic carvings at Pansaimol. Don`t forget to visit the Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary where you can see resident tigers in the jungle.
where to stay in south goa?
There are many luxury 5-star hotels in South Goa to choose from. All of them offer something unique to the traveller in terms of landscape, view, beach bars, property and service.
The Leela Palace or Leila Goa for example was named as one of the top 10 hotels in the world. This luxurious and beautiful hotel is located on the banks of the river and sea. It is surrounded by spectacular landscapes, lakes and islands.
There are many Hotels in Goa for stay to choose from including the Taj Exotica Resort, Ramada Caravela Goa, Zuri White Sands Resort, Park Hyatt Resort and Spa and the Zuro White Sands Resort to name a few.
All of them offer excellent customer service, accommodation in luxury villas, welcome support, transfers, sightseeing, restaurants and entertainment.
Visa Requirements for india
A Visa is required to enter India for all visitors except for citizens of Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives.
Please note that a visa cannot be obtained upon arrival in India.