Goa City DescriptionsGoa – India’s most famous beach get away of Goa, is located on the shores of the Arabian Sea, in Western India. . Ruled by the Portuguese till 1961, Goa still retains its indo-portuguese character -- very visible amongst its architecture as well as its people. The high points of Goa are it’s silver sands, sparkling blue waters, the sky mirroring the sea below, white churches resting against green paddy fields and coconut trees lining the coastal streets. Tourists inevitably come to Goa only for its sandy beaches, but experienced travellers say that the beaches are only a part of the attraction of Goa. Goa has 500 year old churches, forts and temples, trekking routes, waterfalls, wildlife sanctuaries and even spice plantations that are worth visiting.

The allure of Goa is that it remains quite distinct from the rest of India and is small enough to be grasped and explored in a way that other Indian states are not. Goa's tourism byline of "Goa - 365 days on Holiday" is absolutely true.

Getting to Goa

  • By Air – Goa is connected by air to Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Cochin and Mumbai by regular domestic flights. Several International charter flights from the UK, Western Europe and the CIS countries also operate to Goa during the peak season from October to April.
  • By Rail - Goa is best connected by rail to Mumbai. Trains are also available from Delhi, Bangalore, Cochin etc.

Best Places to Stay in Goa

Casa de Goa, Goa Hotels Bookingsmake a booking

The Casa de Goa , is a good value for money accommodation option, in India's premier beach destination of Goa.  Located close to the Calangute beach in North Goa, the Casa De Goa is close to the shops, restaurants and night clubs of Goa.  The Resort offers well appointed rooms equipped with all modern amenities, overlooking an inviting pool.  Facilities here include two outdoor swimming pools, with sun loungers, a restaurant, a coffee shop and a bar.

Cidade de Goa, Goa Hotels Bookingsmake a booking

Located on the Vainguinim Beach near Dona Paula in North Goa, the Cidade-de-Goa is an good value for money beach hotel. The Cidade-de-Goa offers well equipped , elegantly furnished, air-conditioned rooms with Mini bars, Satellite Television, Tea Coffee Makers, Hairdryers, 24 hour room Service etc. A large number of rooms have sea facing sit out balconies. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, health club, Ayurvedic spa and several watersports.

Taj Holiday Village, Goa Hotels Bookingsmake a booking

Set in almost 50 acres of lush green landscaped gardens, facing the Arabian Sea, the Taj Holiday Village, is perhaps North Goa's best accommodation option. Accommodation at the Taj Holiday Village is in cottages, that could be stand alone, or set in clusters of two or four cottages / villas. The Taj Holiday Village, after it's recent refurbishing, now has all modern amenities. The Taj Holiday Village shares it's facilities with the next door Taj Fort Aguada, and between the two, they offer almost a dozen bars and restaurants Leisure facilities here include a swimming pool, spa, fitness centre, tennis courts, indoor badminton etc.

Taj Exotica, Goa Hotels Bookingsmake a booking

Located on Benaulim beach, on the southwest coast of Goa, just 150 metres from the Arabian sea, this beach resort offers all the modern amenities you could want. Set amidst fifty six acres of lush gardens, Taj Exotica has a relaxed, informal resort feel. The tropical-inspired design begins in the sun-drenched atrium and continues to the spacious rooms which face the sea or the gardens. Facilities here include a  large swimming pool, Spa and a nine hole golf course.  The Taj Exotica also has several restaurants and bars, serving everything from authentic Goan cuisine to fine Mediterranean food. 

Leela, Goa Hotels Bookingsmake a booking

The Leela Goa, is a Deluxe beach resort, located on the Mobor beach, in South Goa. Set in a huge area of 75 acres of landscaped tropical gardens , with a 9 hole par-3 golf course, the Leela offers spacious villa-style rooms and suites , set around lagoons , and has all facilities that one would expect from a deluxe beach resort. Leisure facilities here include a large swimming pool, a private beach with water sports, a modern well equipped gym and spa, etc.

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