Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Beauty of Goa, India


Goa
Goa is one of the famous beaches known in India. It’s the best place to party all day. It’s all we know. In this article you’ll get about the beauty of Goa.

About Goa: 

Goa is one of the main Union territories of India and is the richest state with a GDP per capita 2 and a half time greater than the country as a whole. Panaji is the capital and “Vascodagama” is the largest city.

Located at: West India, also known as “Konkan”in the Western Ghats range.

History: 

Every place has its own History and Geography which makes it more interesting and makes it the best reason for travelling purpose. The historic city of Margao still exhibits the cultural influence of Portuguese.

 Goa was a former Portuguese province. After Independence, Portuguese did not negotiate with the orders of India. And hence India planned “Operation Vijay” which resulted in the annexation of Goa.

Geography: 

The coastline extends upto 63miles. It rises upto the range of Western Ghats which separate’s from the Deccan Plateau. The highest point is Sonsogor. 5 rivers Mandovi, Zuari, Terekhol,Chaporakushavati and Sal flow through Goa.

Of these Zuariand Mandoviare the lifelines of Goa. The rocks are classified as Trondjemetic Gneiss is estimated to be around 3,600 million years old.

Local Languages spoken: Konkani, Marathi, Portuguese.

Climate: 

Features a Tropical Monsoon climate and is generally Hot and Humid all over the year. May month is said to be the hottest month. And the Monsoon rain arrives early by June and lasts upto September. It has a short winter season during mid-December and February.

Divisions: 

North Goa: 

Comprises Panajias their headquarters. It’s subdivided into 4 divisions and 6 taluks.

South Goa: 

Comprises of Margao as their headquarters and it is Subdivided into 3 divisions and 6 taluks.

Tourist Spots: 

Tourism is quite concentrated in the coastal areas of Goa whereas the inland has decreased Tourist Activity.

Official website for Goa tourism is in the following link. http://www.goa-tourism.com/ where you can get almost all types of booking facilities and rates for each place where you wish to travel.

Dudhsagar Waterfalls: 

Dudhsagar Waterfalls are one of the most spectacular sceneries and it adds to the natural beauty to Goa. A large volume of water is falling from several hundreds of feet and creating a milky mist appearance and hence the name “Dudhsagar” came. It is a best place for Trekkers and Hikers. Spa resorts are also available.

Backwater Thrills: 

These are the famous cruises that are on the banks of MandoviRiver. The cruise helps you to enjoy the natural beauty of Goa. Sceneries like thick and green lush Mangroves or if you’re lucky enough you can even spot a crocodile on the banks. This cruise might thrill the bird watchers. It takes you close to the Salim Ali’s Bird Sanctuary where you can see all the types of Migratory birds. Dinner cruises are also available with lot of entertainment on deck.

Naval Aviation Museum: 

Naval Aviation is one of a kind among the 3 Aviation museums that are located in India. It is a military museum where it consists of the evolution of Indian Naval Air Arm over the decades. It Consists of Outdoor exhibits and two-storeyed Indoor gallery exhibit. Timings to view are 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Closed during Mondays.

Goa State Museum: 

Lies at Panaji. The museum has 8000 artefacts for display purpose. Well known for collection of Hindu & Jain artefacts and sculptures. Admission is free. And is open from Monday to Saturday from 9.30 a.m to 5.30 p.m

Clubs: 

Goa is all time famous for 24x7 parties held at clubs. Tito’s club are the famous in clubs at Goa. These form the biggest entertainment in Goa. Tito’s club gives you a platform which is big enough for a large crowd to party. With private tables and pubs are present at the first floor.

Apart from this beaches are the best places to enjoy the scenery beauty. Goa is the best place to sit back and relax.

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