|Goa at A Glance
The beaches of Goa are the highlights of travel in this state, making
Goa the premier beach vacation destination.
The people of Goa love to sing and dance. Songs and dance are part
of every Goan's life.
One of the best destination in India. Goa presents an ideal profile
to tourism in india.
Forts & Monuments
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to Indian standards, Goan forts are very small in size. Nonetheless, these
were of immense military, political and economic importance in a land
crisscrossed by rivers and canals and bordered by sea on the west. Where
smooth passage of trade vessels was vital to economy, the control of these
forts in fact determined the economic and political fate and stability
of the rulers. Many forts built in the 16th century are situated at vantage
points on the banks or faces of the rivers and the sea, controlling the
passage of vessels.
The old monuments, now in ruins due to neglect, disuse,
vandalism and natural destruction, are mute testimony to the joys and
sorrows, and colourful and dark events of a bygone era. Some are awesome
in sheer size like the ruins of the St. Augustine’s Tower, while others
are marvellous pieces of architecture, e.g. the Gate of the Adil Shah’s
Palace at Old Goa. In this module, we unravel these silent spectators
Fort of Aguada is situated in the north of Goa, 18 km from Panaji. The
Fort of Aguada was built by the Portuguese to prevent the entry of the
enemy into River Mandovi and to protect old Goa from attacks. The fortification
skirts the seashore. From the ramparts of Fort Aguada, you can get a fantastic
view of the golden beaches running right up to the borders of the Indian
state of Maharashtra.
GOA CHAPORA FORT
Goa Chapora Fort is situated near the Anjuna beach in Goa. The Chapora
Fort gives a splendid view of the Anjuna and Vagator beaches. The fort
has been well preserved except for a few interesting ruins. Once, it was
a domain of the Muslim rulers before the Portuguese wrested it.
GOA TIRACOL FORT
The Tiracol Fort in Goa looks as if it has come out alive from a fairy
tale. Now this fort has been converted into a hotel. A beautiful little
Goan church dominates the central court around which the fort of Tiracol
rises: a living church full of light and quiet elegance. Cross the court
and walk up the narrow stone stairs through short passages into split
level rooms which follow the contours of the headland: old furniture,
superb views over the river Tiracol and the beaches and out to the blue
horizon of the sea. The Portuguese had sailed in from there, established
themselves in the old conquests like this one, taken over an existing
outpost, converted it to a fort to repulse the latest technique of attack.
|Goa at A Glance
Goa Offers unforgottable experiences for accommodations. variety
of Five Star,Four Star, Deluxe, & luxury hotels makes this place
unbeleveable to stay.
Spending your holidays in Goa is the another world class experiences
in traveling. Goa is a worth visit place in india.
Taj & other five Star Hotels in Goa offers various seasonal
holiday packages time to time.
Goa is famous for fantastic sunny & sandy Beaches. Take a tours
to goa and explore everything it has.
Goa experiences a lovely & relaxing climate. Just the type needed
for you to chill out and have some fun.
Church building was one of the main occupations of the early Portuguese
and in fact one of Vasco da Gama's main missions for finding the
sea route to India.
Goa is the home of the famous Vindaloo, originally an extra-hot
and sour pork curry, but now made with a variety of meat and fish.