Goa is the most popular tourist destination of South India not only for its beautiful beaches but also for its relaxed multi-cultural vibe. The city's colonial Portuguese past has left the region with remnants of stunning architecture, the most apparent of which are the ubiquitous white cathedrals. Goa is a great mix of east and west set against a beautiful coastline, featuring impressive Hindu temples and quaint Portuguese-style villas.
Being a beach-front destination, hotels and resorts in Goa are located mainly along the coastline. North Goa's Baga
beaches are particularly popular with vacationers, while the beautiful coastline south of Anjuna tends to offer more upscale resorts that mostly cater to families.
Goa is served by Dabolim Airport
which is about 60 kilometers from Panaji, Goa's capital city. Panaji hotels offer the best access to business in Goa, while the peripheral beach towns are obviously geared more towards relaxing and, for many, partying.
The party scene in Goa is famed around the world. While Goa's 70 kilometers of coastline offer plenty of sports and recreation, they're also host to full moon parties and lively beach bars.
There’s much more to see and learn about Goa, and the interactive map on this page is a great way to find out where the attractions and hotels can be found in this beautiful city.