This paradise on the Western coast of India is famous for its beaches, Portuguese architecture and culture, and of course, tourism. Goa was known as ‘Govapuri’ in olden times.The Goan Carnival is celebrated during February or March and commemorates the beginning of the Lent season of fasting and prayer.
The main streets are lined with red roofed houses built in Latin style and trees along the road form a canopy. Goa is well connected by air, rail and road. The harbour here is one of India’s finest. It hosts passenger cruises, yachting facilities and other water sports activities.The 100 km coastline kisses the crystal sea while the warm sun shines down on the beaches. The Kingfisher Sea Bird race from Mumbai to Goa has become a major sailing event