I Love Goa

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Introduction about Goa

Today I will share with you a very interesting and happening place in India, that is Goa. Ruled by Portuguese in the past, this region is famous for the fusion of European and Indian culture and beauty.

Goa is one of the most important tourist spots in the country because of its beauty and culture.

Goa is one of those wonderful places in the world where everyone wants to travel. With beautiful beaches, adventurous activities, waterfalls, and finger-licking good food, Goa has it all!

About Goa

Goa was a former state of the Portuguese Empire. The Portuguese overseas territory of Portuguese India existed for about 450 years until it was annexed by India in 1961. Its majority and the official language are Konkani. Goa is a state on the southwestern coast of India within the region known as the Konkan, and geographically separated from the Deccan highlands by the Western Ghats. Panaji is the state’s capital, while Vasco da Gama is its largest city. The historic city of Margao still exhibits the cultural influence of the Portuguese, who first landed in the early 16th century as merchants and conquered it soon thereafter.

Goa state is divided into two district North Goa & South Goa

The state is divided into two districts: North Goa and South Goa. Each district is administered by a district collector, appointed by the Indian government.

North Goa

Panaji is the headquarters of North Goa district and is also the capital of Goa. North Goa is further divided into three subdivisions – Panaji, Mapusa, and Bicholim; and five talukas (subdistricts) – Tiswadi/Ilhas de Goa (Panaji), Bardez (Mapusa), Pernem, Bicholim, and Sattari (Valpoi).

South Goa

Margao is the headquarters of South Goa district.

South Goa is further divided into five subdivisions – Ponda, Mormugao-Vasco, Margao, Quepem, and Dharbandora; and seven talukas – Ponda, Mormugao, Salcete (Margao), Quepem, and Canacona (Chaudi), Sanguem, and Dharbandora. (Ponda taluka was shifted from North Goa to South Goa in January 2015).

Goa’s major cities include Panaji, Margao, Vasco, Mapusa, Ponda, Bicholim, and Valpoi.

Flora and fauna

Goa is also known for its coconut cultivation. The coconut tree has been reclassified by the government as a palm (like grass), enabling farmers and real estate developers to clear land with fewer restrictions.

Rice is the main food crop, and pulses (legume), Ragi (Finger Millet), and other food crops are also grown. Main cash crops are coconut, cashew nut, areca nut, sugarcane, and fruits like pineapple, mango, and banana

Foxes, wild boar, and migratory birds are found in the jungles of Goa. The avifauna (bird species) includes kingfisher, myna, nd parrot. Numerous types of fish are also caught off the coast of Goa and in its rivers. Crab, lobster, shrimp, jellyfish, oysters, and catfish are the basis of the marine fishery. Goa also has a high snake population.

Goa has many National Parks

Very few people know that Goa has many famous “National Parks”, including the renowned Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary on the island of Chorão. Other wildlife sanctuaries include the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, Molem Wildlife Sanctuary, Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, Madei Wildlife anctuary, Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary, and Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary.

Places to visit in Goa in 3 days

North Goa

Baga Beach, Fort Aguada, Reis Magos Fort, Anjuna Beach, Deltin Royale Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral, Mahalakshmi Temple, Houses of Goa Museum, Mapusa Market.

South Goa

Colva Beach, Cabo de Rama Fort, Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary, Dudhsagar Waterfalls

Population of Goa

A native of Goa is called a Goan. Goa has a population of 1.459 million residents as of 2011, better source needed making it India’s fourth-smallest (after Sikkim, Mizoram, and Arunachal Pradesh).

Why do foreigners visit Goa?

Another reason for the foreign tourists visiting Goa is because it is very reasonable here compared to other states, thus we see thousands of tourists having a good time of their life in GoaForeigners relate Goa to the exotic place of Hawaii, although, the currency there is high compared to India.

Where do most foreigners stay in Goa?

Anjuna is the most popular place for backpackers. This is near the flea market and you can walk to the beach. It’s a good location so backpackers stay here a lot.

Language Of Goa

The Goa, Daman, and Diu Official Language Act, 1987 makes Konkani in the Devanagari script the sole official language of Goa, but provides that Marathi may also be used “for all or any of the official purposes”. Portuguese was the sole official language during Portuguese colonial rule. The government also has a policy of replying in Marathi to correspondence received in Marathi.

Whether all around the year

Goa features a tropical monsoon climate. Goa, being in the tropical zone and near the Arabian Sea, has a hot and humid climate for most of the year. The month of May is usually the hottest, seeing daytime temperatures of over 35 °C (95 °F) coupled with high humidity. The state’s three seasons are the Southwest monsoon period (June –September), post-monsoon period (October – January), and fair weather period (February – May). Over 90% of the average annual rainfall (120 inches) is received during the monsoon season.

Tourism in Goa

In 2010, there were more than 2 million tourists reported to have visited Goa, about 1.2 million of whom were from abroad. As of 2013, Goa was a destination of choice for Indian and foreign tourists, particularly Britons and Russians, with limited means who wanted to party. The state was hopeful that changes could be made which would attract a more upscale demographic. Goa stands 6th in the Top 10 Nightlife cities in the world in National Geographic Travel. Notable nightclubs in Goa include Chronicle, Mambos, and Sinq. One of the biggest tourist attractions in Goa is water sports. Beaches like Baga and Calangute offer jet-skiing, parasailing, banana boat rides, water scooter rides, and more. Patnem beach in Palolem stood third in CNN Travel’s Top 20 Beaches in Asia. Over 450 years of Portuguese rule and the influence of the Portuguese culture presents to visitors to Goa a cultural environment that is not found elsewhere in India. The state of Goa is famous for its excellent beaches, churches, and temples. The Bom Jesus Cathedral, Fort Aguada, and a new wax museum on Indian history, culture, and heritage in Old Goa are other tourism destinations.

Museums and science center

Goa has three important museums: the Goa State Museum, the Naval Aviation Museum, and the National Institute of Oceanography. The aviation museum is one of three in India (the others are in Delhi and Bengaluru). The Goa Science Centre is in Miramar, Panaji. The National Institute of Oceanography, India (NIO) is in Dona Paula. Museum of Goa is a privately owned contemporary art gallery in Pilerne Industrial Estate, near Calangute.

Dance and music

Traditional Goan art forms are Dekhnni, Fugdi, Corridinho, Mando, Dulpod,and Fado. Goan Catholics are fond of social gatherings and Tiatr (Teatro). As part of its  Portuguese history, music is an integral part of Goan homes. It is often said that “Goans are born with music and sport”. Western musical instruments like the piano, guitars and violins are widely used in most religious and social functions of the Catholics. Goa is also known as the origin of Goa trance.

Goa Cusine

Rice with fish curry (xit koddi in Konkani) is the staple diet in Goa. Goan cuisine is famous for its rich variety of fish dishes cooked with elaborate recipes. Coconut and coconut oil are widely used in Goan cooking along with chili peppers, spices, and vinegar is used in Catholic cuisine, giving the food a unique flavor. Goan cuisine is heavily influenced by Portuguese cuisine. Famous Food:- Pork vindaloo, Crab Xec Xec, Prawn balchão, Sanna, 5. Goan red rice, 6. Chouris pão , 7. Poee, 8. Kingfish, 9. Feni, 10. Bebinca, 11. Drink kokum  Goan food may be divided into Goan Catholic and Goan Hindu cuisine with each showing very distinct tastes, characteristics, and cooking styles. Pork dishes such as Vindaloo, Xacuti, chouriço, and Sorpotel are cooked for major occasions among the Goan Catholics. An exotic Goan vegetable stew, known as Khatkhate is a very popular dish during the celebrations of festivals, Hindu and Christian alike. Khatkhate contains at least five vegetables, fresh coconut, and special Goan spices that add to the aroma. Sannas, Hitt, are variants of idli, and Polle, Amboli, and Kailoleo are variants of dosa; all are native to Goa. A rich egg-based, multi-layered sweet dish known as bebinca is a favorite at Christmas. There are some places in Goa which are famous for Goa’s traditional & special cuisines. Ros omelet is one of the most popular snacks and street foods in Goa, it is traditionally sold on food carts on streets.

Famous Local alcoholic beverage

The most popular alcoholic beverage in Goa is feni; cashew feni is made from the fermentation of the fruit of the cashew tree, while coconut feni is made from the sap of toddy palms. Urrak is another local liquor prepared from Cashew fruit. In fact, the bar culture is one of the unique aspects of the Goan villages where a local bar serves as a meeting point for villagers to unwind.[83] Goa also has a rich wine culture.

The Best Ways to Enjoy Goa Nightlife

Beach Shacks, Beach Parties, Night Club In Goa, Bar & Pubs Night Market, Night Cruise Parties, Go Karting Track Street Food In goa, Karaoke Bars, Late Night Bike rides Gamble at the no, 24/7 Coffee Shops

How to reach Goa

How to reach Goa by Rail:- railways, it is quite easy to reach Goa as the major railway stations in Goa are located in Margao. The main railway station is known as Madgaon and Vasco-da-Gama. These railway stations are well linked with Mumbai and then other major parts of the country as well.

By Air:-The Dabolim Airport lies just 29 kilometers from the state’s capital, Panjim. It is well connected by daily flights from Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Cochin and Bangalore.

Conclusion

It’s no secret that Goa is a favorite beach destination in India. It has a laid-back lifestyle, hippie vibe, glorious scenic beaches, natural anquillity, beach sports, and awesome parties. It’s a great destination year-round, but visiting Goa during summer is quite a special experience.

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5 thoughts on “I Love Goa”

  1. copypowerblog – “Rise and Shine” is my life long-standing "Mantra" that I follow. I am a travel enthusiast. Travelling gives me energy and rejuvinates me, while writing relieves my stress and creates positive vibes within. I believe in making every little contribution towards making this world a better place for the coming generations to live in and breathe free. We should all understand and accept the fact that we are blessed with this existence as humans and utilize this bliss to help the unprivileged by making maximum humanitarian efforts. Gratitude is a bliss. Never miss a chance to express your gratitude especially towards the amazing God gift called "Nature". Have courage and be kind to others. Respect and discipline should be your master armours to fight the evil of overconfidence and arrogance. Chase your dreams, stand for and by yourself, spread love and kindness, act smart, don't let others ruin you in anyway and above all make all necessary efforts to rise and shine bright. Self-respect and self-confidence along with kindness and generosity should be the values by which people should reognize and remember you. Rise and Shine.
    copypowerblog says:

    I love Goa too, used to visit almost every year, not this year though. Such an informative post. Thanks a million for sharing it. Looking forward to more of such posts. Stay safe and healthy. K.

      1. copypowerblog – “Rise and Shine” is my life long-standing "Mantra" that I follow. I am a travel enthusiast. Travelling gives me energy and rejuvinates me, while writing relieves my stress and creates positive vibes within. I believe in making every little contribution towards making this world a better place for the coming generations to live in and breathe free. We should all understand and accept the fact that we are blessed with this existence as humans and utilize this bliss to help the unprivileged by making maximum humanitarian efforts. Gratitude is a bliss. Never miss a chance to express your gratitude especially towards the amazing God gift called "Nature". Have courage and be kind to others. Respect and discipline should be your master armours to fight the evil of overconfidence and arrogance. Chase your dreams, stand for and by yourself, spread love and kindness, act smart, don't let others ruin you in anyway and above all make all necessary efforts to rise and shine bright. Self-respect and self-confidence along with kindness and generosity should be the values by which people should reognize and remember you. Rise and Shine.
        copypowerblog says:

      2. copypowerblog – “Rise and Shine” is my life long-standing "Mantra" that I follow. I am a travel enthusiast. Travelling gives me energy and rejuvinates me, while writing relieves my stress and creates positive vibes within. I believe in making every little contribution towards making this world a better place for the coming generations to live in and breathe free. We should all understand and accept the fact that we are blessed with this existence as humans and utilize this bliss to help the unprivileged by making maximum humanitarian efforts. Gratitude is a bliss. Never miss a chance to express your gratitude especially towards the amazing God gift called "Nature". Have courage and be kind to others. Respect and discipline should be your master armours to fight the evil of overconfidence and arrogance. Chase your dreams, stand for and by yourself, spread love and kindness, act smart, don't let others ruin you in anyway and above all make all necessary efforts to rise and shine bright. Self-respect and self-confidence along with kindness and generosity should be the values by which people should reognize and remember you. Rise and Shine.
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