Goa is a former Portuguese colony with a very rich history, with a unique mix of native and Portuguese cultures and architecture that attracts tourists from all over India and the world. It is visibly different from the rest of India, owing to Portuguese rule which isolated it from the rest of India for over 450 years. The hub of tourism in India, Goa, with its swaying palms, white sands and sparkling waters is a place with irresistible charms. Panaji, Goa's capital since 1843, is among the most pleasant Indian capitals. Most people use it as a link to old Goa or to the beaches.

Eating Out!

The Goan staple diet consists of rice and fish curry along with fried fish & pickles. Goa has many restaurants that serve amazing sea food and you shouldn't miss the shack eating experience.

SpiceJet Recommendations!

Majorda Beach Resort, Majorda, Goa.

Cavala Seaside Resort,Baga Saunto Vaddo, Calangute, Goa

Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort- A Beach Property, Near Babreshwar Temple, Khobra Vaddo, Calangute, Baga, Goa.

Sher-E-Punjab Restaurant and Bar, Rua 18th June, Panaji.

The Leela Kempinski Goa, Mobor, Cavelossim Salcette, Goa.

Mazal Vado, 1131, Heritage Guest House, Anjuna, Goa.


Your visit to Goa is not complete unless you take back a souvenir. Goa is such a colourful state that you won't be left thinking as to what to buy in Goa, but where to shop may be an issue! With so many shopping choices available, it is really hard to know where to shop! Goa is full of local markets and beach shacks that sell everything and anything under the sun. Global items come in amazing diversity specially at the night markets of North Goa.

One Goan unique product is that of hand-painted ceramics. If you are a book-lover, Reading Habit, at Campal on the way to Miramar Beach with a wide variety of books is just the right place for you. Some of the best places for shopping in Goa are at Mapusa and Anjuna. The Aparant network of outlets managed by the State-run Goa Handicrafts network is good value-for-money and is typically 'Goan' shopping.

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Events & Festivals

  • Goa Carnival
    One of the most colorful and popular festival of Goa is the Goa Carnival. This three day extravaganza, of fun, frolic, amusement and merry-making, takes place in the month of February. The Goa Carnival festival is one of the most eagerly awaited events of the year. Though essentially a Christian festival, all people of Goa, irrespective of their faith and religion take part in this festival.
  • Feast Of The Three Kings
    On 6th January the three villages of Reis Magos, Cansaulim and Chandor celebrate this festival with re-enactment by local boys of the three kings arriving with gifts for Christ.
  • Jatra
    The Jatra is the feast of the God to whom the temple is dedicated. Best at Shantadurga Temple at Fatropa in Quepem, at Bogdgeshwar Temple in Mapusa and Devki Krishna Ravalnath Temple at Marcela in Ponda. This festival is also celebrated in other temples of importance.