Goa is westernised and laid-back, captivating and refreshing. Popular with the international travellers, this little state is thronged by thousands of visitors, throughout the year. The beaches look spectacular - clean and long stretches of golden sand and sparkling clear water. Laced by acres and acres of coconut palms, this beautiful ex-Portuguese colony is a respite from the hectic frenzy that is characteristic of Indian metros.
Goa is without doubt one of the most interesting regions in the world to visit. From its long and winding coastline to the calm of the local villages and countryside - everything will enthral you.
Come to Goa and admire the eclectic architecture, take part in the colourful Carnival, go bargain hunting at the Anjuna flea-market, listen to the noisy din at the Mapusa market, capture beautiful snapshots of the typical Goan scenery, visit the renowned relic of Saint Francis Xavier at the Bom Jesus Basilica. Party-holics will love this free state and nature lovers will have much to rave about. Goa does certainly offer a trip of a lifetime.
Goa is easily accessible by road from other cities in India like Pune, Hyderabad, Bangalore (Karnataka) and Mumbai. Comfortable overnight bus services link these cities to Goa, with the buses arriving in Goa each morning. Around India, there are many great places to check out. Many flights arrive in Mumbai. After taking in the city, you can head down the amazing coastline by bus to Goa via Pune, continuing further south to picturesque Kerala. There are also many highlights in surrounding areas like Chennai.