Goa is a small and humble state in West India. It is located in the Konkan region and bounded by the states of Karnataka and Maharashtra. The climate of Goa is tropical monsoon having frequent rainfalls between June and September. The hottest month in Goa is May that's why most tourists prefer booking discount hotels during that time. Book online to avail of huge discount on hotels.
The history of Goa dates back around 20,000 to 30,000 years ago. Traces of human existence were found in that area including the rock art engravings which dates back during the Mesolithic period. The first permanent settlers in Goa were the Sumerians who occupied the city in 2200 BC.
Events, Landmarks, Activities:
Probably the biggest Hindu festival in Goa is the Ganesh Chaturthi which is celebrated between August and September. This annual event gives honor to Lord Ganesha who is an elephant-headed god and a time for family reunions, exchange gifts, frolicking and decorating. Goa boasts of its beautiful beaches including Agonda Beach, Dona Paula Beach and Palolem Beach. Be one with nature by visiting the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary and Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. Another must-see natural attraction in Goa is the spectacular Dudh Sagar Waterfall which is one of the highest waterfalls in India.
The most convenient way of getting around Goa is by driving a car, motorbike or scooter. The only problem is the lack of sign boards as well as animals and children crossing the streets. Buses in Goa are inexpensive and cover most of the city.