Goa Tourism


There are very few people who return to their hometown from Goa dissatisfied and disappointed. There are exceptions though. But Goa is a lively place throughout the year. Regarded as one of the best beach destinations in the world, Goa has plenty to offer to its tourists.

As far as Goa Tourism is concerned, the Goa Tourism Development Corporation has not kept any stone unturned. It makes sure that the rates and tariff are affordable and the services and facilities offered do justice to an individual’s hard earned money.

Goa is known by different names, and some of the names by which it is usually known as are “Pearl of Orient” and “Tourist Paradise”.

Some of the Tourist Places in Goa which you can explore are :

  • Arambol
  • Canacona
  • Candolim
  • Duna Paula

Best Time To Visit Goa

Goa can be visited anytime of the year. But you can visit Goa either during the months of July to September and again during the months of November to February.

There are more than 20 beaches in Goa that you can tour around. In addition to the beaches the place boasts of many Historical Monuments and Structures that are present in this part of India.

Things To Do In Goa

Ranging from adventure tours to festivals, Goa tourism offers lot of excitement to its guests. The tourist attractions in Goa can be categorized as follows :

Goa Carnival

Goa Carnival is a much awaited event that is held once a year. The preparations of this carnival begin right from the time the preparation for Christmas begins.

Goa Beaches

Some of the most visited Goa Beaches round the year are :

Goa Festivals

The Goa Festivals which you can enjoy while being in this City are :

  • Bonderam Festival
  • Christmas
  • Diwali
  • Dussehra
  • Easter
  • Feast Of Jesus Of Nazreth
  • Feast Of Our Lady Of Candelaria
  • Feast Of Our Lady Of Immaculate
  • Feast Of Our Lady Of Miracles
  • Feast Of Our Lady Of Rosary
  • Feast Of St. Francis Xavier
  • Feast Of St. John The Bapist
  • Feast Of St. Lawrence
  • Feast Of St. Peter & St. Paul
  • Feast Of Three Kings
  • Festival Of St. Anthony
  • Food and Culture Festival of Goa
  • Ganesh Chaturthi
  • Goa Statehood Day
  • Good Friday
  • Gudi Padwa
  • Holi
  • Janmashtami
  • Kalas Utsav
  • Mahashivratri
  • Margao Feasts
  • New Year
  • Novidade
  • Procession of All Saints
  • Ramnavmi
  • Raksha Bandhan
  • Sao Joao Festival
  • Shigmotsav


Water Sports In Goa

Since the beaches of Goa are favorite tourist spots, you will come across many beaches where Water Sports are held. Goa Tourism Department makes arrangement for these outdoor sports. However, you will also find many hotels that organize Water Sports too. Some of the Water Sports you enjoy include the following :

  • Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Surfing
  • River Cruises
  • Water Scooter
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Sports
  • Wind Surfing
  • Yacht Rentals

Goa Museums

If you want to know more about Goa, its past, and its culture etc, there are few museums in Goa that you can visit. They are :

  • Archives Museum Of Goa
  • Big Foot Art Gallery
  • Galleria De Icons
  • Goa Archeological Museum
  • Goa State Museum
  • Institute Menezes Braganza
  • Museum Of Christian Art
  • Museum of Goa Daman and Diu
  • Naval Aviation Museum

Goa Churches

Goa has many churches. And they are scattered in different parts of the state. Some of the churches where you can pay a visit to include the following :

  • Basilica of Bom Jesus
  • Chapel Of St. Catherine
  • Church Of Holy Spirit
  • Church Of Our Lady Of Immaculate Conception
  • Church Of Our Lady Of Rosary
  • Church of St Francis of Assissi
  • Rachol Seminary
  • Reis Magos Church
  • Ruins of Church of St Augustine
  • Se Cathedral Church
  • St Cajetan Church
  • The Augustine Church of our Lady of Grace

Wildlife Sanctuaries In Goa

The vaious wildlife Sanctuaries where you can experience the varied Flora and Fauna are :

  • Bhagwan Mahavir Bird Sanctuary
  • Bondla Sanctuary
  • Chorao Sanctuary
  • Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Mollem National Park
  • Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

Shopping In Goa

If you are traveling to Goa and planning to do Shopping in Goa andcarry back gifts for your loved ones, you can buy Goan Handicrafts. You can also buy gifts comprising Shell Work,Crochet, Terracotta, and Brassware etc. Furniture made of Bamboo is also common. You will also get Carved Furniture.

Goa Tourism offers packages for all types of tourists. Irrespective of whether you are traveling in a group, traveling as an individual or setting off for your honeymoon trip, there is a package for everyone.

To Know More About Goa Please click on one of the links given below :

About Goa Goa Travel Guide
Goa Transportation Entertainment in Goa
Goa Destinations Goa History, Heritage and Culture
Goa People, Lifestyle and Cuisine Goa Map

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