Goa Travel

Goa travel

Goa is the most popular tourist destination in India. This former Portuguese colony is best known for its glorious beaches and awesome seafood. If you want a romantic break , if you dig seafood , if you simply want to get tanned lying on the beaches then Goa is the place for you.

The travel season starts in October and ends in Mid May. The week around Christmas is the most hectic time of the year for the tourism industry in Goa. You have to book your hotels at least 2 months in advance if you want to visit Goa during this period.

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In Goa you will find hotels to suit every budget – you can crash for a night in a small hotel for about 10 USD per night or you can indulge yourself at a fancy 5 star resort for up to 2000 USD per night.

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Goa was under Portuguese rule for almost 450 years and therefore you find influences of Portuguese culture on Goa everywhere – on religion, culture , language , food. Vasco Da Gama the great explorer from Portugal was the first to discover a sea route to Goa . Portuguese forces later conquered Goa in 1510 and ruled it till they were forced to leave Goa in 1961 by the Indian army.

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Before the Portuguese Goa has been ruled by many dynasties. The Mauryas, the Bhojas, the Chalukyas, and the Kadambas have ruled over Goa before the Portuguese arrived. After its liberation from Portuguese forces in 1961 , Goa was a part of the Union Territory of Goa, Daman, and Diu. Goa was finally made a separate state in the year 1987.

Date posted: 3rd October, 2018

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