Often called as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, Goa, a tiny beautiful land on the west coast of India, was liberated from the Portuguese rule in 1961. It is the smallest and the most developed state in India. For the purpose of administration Goa is divided into two districts, north and south Goa with their headquarters at Panaji and Margao respectively. With the rule of Portuguese for over 450 years, their rich culture and heritage, evidently seen and felt especially in the historic city of Margao. It’s an amazing gateway to visit this summer while you get away from your mundane work life.
Goa is renowned for the beautiful beaches, architectural brilliance and rich heritage. Much of the real Goa is in its interiors. The old houses, the churches, temples and magnificent scenic beauty have made Goa a favorite destination among the travelers all around the world. It is in fact much more than the beaches and sea. The soul of Goa is in its unique history, rich culture, Goan culture and natural scenery.
Every year Goa encounters more than 2 million tourists. The climate of Goa remains hot and humid most of the time of the year due to its close proximity to the Arabian Sea. May is the hottest month followed by the monsoon season from June to September. Winters are short and Goa city looks amazingly beautiful with lights and decorations, festivals and parties as Christmas and New year is round the corner. It is visited by people from far and wide, from within and outside the country, during the summer season. The Bom Jesus Cathedral, Fort Aguada and a new wax museum of Indian history are one of the famous tourist destinations.
Goa is a very beautiful city with excellent beaches, churches, temples, the brilliant architectural old houses, the Goan culture, the warm people and most importantly the laid back life. It brings the travelers back time and again because it’s never enough. Summer or winter, there’s never a wrong time to visit this city as it welcomes you with arms wide open. Take a break from your busy schedule and give yourself a chance to fall in love with this amazing city this summer.