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GoaGoa, a tiny emerald land on the west coast of India is situated between the borders of Maharastra and Karnataka. Goa was under the rule of the Portuguese for over 450 years. The territory of Goa, Daman & Diu was liberated from the Portuguese rule in the year 1961. Goa attained statehood on 30th May, 1987. A very striking feature of Goa is the harmonious relationship among various religious communities, who have lived together peacefully for generations. Though a late entrant to the planning process, Goa has emerged as one of the most developed States in India.

Indulge In
Water sports are a main and exciting option on a vacation in Goa. Goa’s splendid coastline, rivers and lakes make it the absolute place for some enthusiastic water sport activities. Surfing, snorkeling, jet-skiing, boogie boarding, scuba diving, water-skiing, parasailing, windsurfing, and deep sea fishing are just some of the water sports that can be enjoyed in Goa. The best season for enjoying water sports in Goa is from October to May.

Some Sport you Would Like
Windsurfing in Goa
Windsurfing is a unique blend of surfing and sailing, which requires the surfer to adjust his strength and balance to the changing patterns of wind and water. Most of the windsurfing trainers and experts deems Dona Paula bay to be ideal for the beginners. The conditions here are almost lake-like for both the prevailing winds and the sea. The morning breeze is light and steady. just right for learners; while stronger winds that set in during the afternoons offer a perfect challenge for the more experienced.

Dinghy Sailing
A pleasant change from windsurfing is dinghy sailing. With the winds in Goa so gentle most of the time, this particular sport offers its participants much time to relax. Dinghies are available for hire at the Cidade de Goa and the Taj Holiday Village. These 15-odd feet long crafts hold three to four people comfortably

Scuba Diving
Scuba diving is also fast gaining popularity. Underwater visibility in the more tranquil of Goa. s bays and lagoons ranges from five to 10 meters. Attractive coral heads, lobsters, bright colored fish, and other marine life can be conveniently explored in these shallow waters.

Water Skiing
For the speed freaks Goa offers the thrills of venturing into the sea on speedboats. The . thoroughbred. amongst these, can achieve speeds up to 30-40 miles an hour. These crafts, which can carry between six to eight people, are available at the Cidade de Goa, Oberoi, and Taj Hotels. They can be conveniently used for sightseeing as well as water-skiing.

The beaches of Goa offer a varied and plentiful, almost inexhaustible, supply to seafood, still incredibly cheap and absolutely fresh. Go to Betul for Goa. s best and largest mussels, brought ashore by expert divers. Go to Agonda (not to be confused with Aguada) for all imaginable rockfish which, with any lucky, you could angle yourself. Soormai, salmon and mullet are frequent catches.Goa

Other Water Sports
High fliers amongst the speed lovers can opt for parasailing. Both the Taj and Oberoi hotels provide the necessary equipment for this enthralling sport.

A more recent addition is the water scooter. They are readily available at Dona Paula jetty, Cidade de Goa, Majorda, Oberoi, and Candolim beach.

Get Abosrbed In
Some of the sights inside Ancestral Goa are :
Beaches - Long stretched beaches, like - Anjuna, Calangute are some of the best beaches one must visit.
Art Gallery & Handicraft Center - Exhibits Goa's very own arts and crafts.
Churches - Goa, Jewel of India, is studded with a number of churches that remain as silent but forceful witnesses to the intense religious history of the land. Some are - Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral.

Travellers Factoid
Location : Located in the western part of India, just by the side of the Arabian Sea.
Language : Marathi, Konkani, Hindi, English.
Climate : tropical
Best time to visit :Through out the year.
Indulge In : Water Sports
Speciality :Beaches, Goan Cuisines and Goan Music.
Festival : Goa CarnivalThe Emerald Land
Getting There
By Air : Goa's international airport is Dabolim, at a distance of 29 km from Panaji, on the coast near Vasco Da Gama. Most domestic airlines operate in Goa apart from chartered private airlines operating from UK and Germany. Indian Airlines has direct flights from Delhi and Mumbai daily. Air India also flies to Goa
By Rail : Reaching Goa by train is easy from Mumbai (490 km), Bangalore (430 km), and Delhi (1,874 km). Goa's two main stations are at Margao and Vasco Da Gama.
By Road : We can provide you the tourist car or coach for the road transpotation, even from the neighbouring states of Maharashtra, Karnataka and also for the in city drives and sightseeing trips.

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