Known as the Pearl of the Orient, Goa may be less well-known than many tourist attractions, however, it can be a very enjoyable and relaxing vacation. Goa is located on the western coast of India in the coastal belt of Konkan. Goa has a tropical climate which is characterized by its balmy weather. Humidity is relatively low between September and March, the month in which Goa receives the most rainfall. Goa Airport is located in Dabolim. The airport is approximately twenty miles from the capital city of Panaji.
Panaji is the heart of Goa. It offers plenty of accommodations, including inexpensive, mid-range and five star hotels, along with homes and rooms available for long-term rental. Once you are settled into your hotel, Panaji and Goa offer a variety of activities, including bird and crocodile watching, casinos and river cruises. Panaji also has a very active nightlife. Discos are the center of nightlife in the city. Discos provide dancing, alcoholic beverages and a great atmosphere for individuals and couples alike. Shopping is a very popular tourist activity during the day. Panaji offers both traditional open air markets and modern shopping malls.
Goa offers a delicious variety of cuisine. Fish, curry and rice are the three staples of Goan food. Seafood is another popular option throughout the state. Whether it is clams, lobsters or crabs, Goan chefs prepare many delicious and unique dishes. So the next time you are planning a vacation, whether for yourself or your whole family, consider the giving unique and laid back atmosphere of Goa, India a try.