They say ? good things come in small packages, and nothing fits better than the example of Goa and its huge exhibit of places, food and travel delights. Goa is one of the smallest states in India famous for its brilliant beaches, exotic sunrises, delectable cuisines, energetic nightlife and Portuguese heritage, to name a few of the main reasons why Goa tops as a tourist?s favorite.
Goa has a coastline stretched over 100 km which covers numerous beaches attracting millions of travelers from all over the world. While beaches like Calangute, Colva and Baga are swarmed with a bigger crowd, less explored and relatively more beautiful ones are Anjuna, Arambol, Palolem and Agonda. These beaches are more flocked by the foreigners, especially for the crystal clear water, cleaner shores and professionally hospitable ambience.
Goa also boasts of marvelous architecture that takes you to the colonial era prominently seen in the churches, local houses and old-style bungalows. The warm hospitality of the local residents is the perfect icing on the cake, and so are the multiple festivals, carnivals and celebrations performed throughout the year.
The nightlife of Goa mainly makes it famous. So do the amazing beaches that are ample in number. Additionally, the water sports, the romantic destinations and picturesque sunsets along with the culture that closely touches the colonial era and Portuguese living, are an overall stamp to mark Goa as a distinctly unique place to visit in India.
Goa has been mentioned as Gomanta in the Hindu Scriptures that literally means the region of the cows. Mythology says that Parashurama, the sixth reincarnation of Lord Vishnu was the creator of the Goan region. It is believed that he, along with ten sages, performed the rituals of fire sacrifices in the region. The settlement led to the Sanskritisation in Goas culture which merged with that of the sages of the North India ultimately resulting in Brahminical hegemony. Later on, the South Indian culture dug into the Goan culture ? credits to Mauryan Dynasty.
Goa tops as the most favorite place for tourists traveling to India, and is equally popular among Indians of every age group for varied reasons.