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Published: 12/05/2012

Goa is synonymous with sandy beaches, water sports, fun, fish and feni. Located in Western coast of India, Goa is a unique blend of Hindu and Christian culture, Eastern and Western architecture and Indian and Portuguese lifestyle. Places like Panaji, Vascodegama, Margao, Mapusa still exude an ambience of Portuguese colonial culture with carnivals and night parties. The interiors of Goa on the Western Ghats are predominantly Hindu bastions with temples and festivals.

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Goa Tourist Attractions

Tourist attractions in Goa include a number of sandy beaches, temples and churches, a few forts and wildlife sanctuaries. Well connected with almost all major cities of India, Goa has a good network of road, rail and waterways. The Dabolin airport, Panajji is the only airport in Goa.

Goa Food

Ethnic Goa cuisines include lip smacking non vegetarian food, especially sea food and the famous Vindallo with spicy sauce. Eating out in Goa is a delightful experience and the number of restaurants offers multi cuisine menus. Since Goa produces some of the finest varieties of custard apples, pineapples and mangoes, traditional deserts in Goa have the fruits liberally used. Kamasutra and Subway in Baga, Infrantia and Souza Loba in Calungate, Zebo and Nostalgia are some of the good restaurants.

Shopping in Goa

A major tourist attraction is shopping in Goa. Famous for knick knacks like trinkets, earrings etc, shell handicraft, wood and stone souvenirs are available in the local market along the beaches. The Anjuna flea market on Wednesdays and the Mappusa Friday market are popular tourist attractions.
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