|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.
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The invasion of Goa by the Bahamini Kingdom in 1350 brought about complete
destruction to Goa, its temples and its institutions. The invaders, driven
by fanatic zeal destroyed temples, murdered priests and systematically
looted their wealth. Many deities got moved to safer areas, only one survives
to this very day- the Shree Mahadev Temple at Tambdi Surla. The end of
the first period of the Bahamini rule was following their defeat by the
the Hindu Empire of Vijayanagar (14-15th century AD). The Bahaminis returned
again in 1470 and won and with that victory, Goa became a part of the
Muslim Bahmani Kingdom of the Deccan (15th century). The Bahaminis created
a new city to facilitate trade on the northern banks of the river Mandovi,
a city they called Ela. In 1492, the Bahmani Kingdom split into five kingdoms,
namely Bidar, Berar, Ahmadnagar, Golconda and Bijapur. One of the kingdoms
namely Bijapur (which was the capital of the territory) included Goa and
was ruled by Sultan Yusuf Adil Shah Khan.
The Bijapur Kingdom
However, cracks appeared in the mighty Bahamani Kingdom. Malik Ahmed,
the governor of Daulatabad and Junnar revolted and established the Nizam
Shahi dynasty of Ahmednagar. In 1489 AD, Yusuf Adil Khan founded the Adil
Shahi dynasty of Bijapur and in 1490 AD, Bahadur Gilani of Konkan established
his capital at Sankeshvar. The latter however was defeated and killed
in 1493 AD.
After the partition of the Bahmani Kingdom, Goa went into the hands of
the Adil Shahi rulers of Bijapur The local chief Sabaji, the uncle of
Kanoji and Appaji of Bankapur, ruled Goa during the last quarter of the
15th century AD, as representative of the Bahmanis and Bijapur. While
his brother Timoja served as the naval chief of the Vijaynagar Empire.
|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.