Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Goa News - India

Goa is a tropical beach paradise located on the west coast of India. It is unique from the rest of India because of its history and geography. The people of Goa or Goans are friendly, Goa party-loving and peaceful.

Goa Vacation has a lot to offer the tourist seeking a fun filled beach vacation. Its idyllic tropical white sand beaches and warm tropical waters beckon to those who want to just relax. Its rich cultural blend of Goa’s Indo-Portuguese heritage as is reflected in its history, culture, cuisine and its people has its own appeal, especially to those wanting to explore Goa’s past. In Goa, English is widely spoken and understood. It has a well maintained infrastructure and a growing service sector.

To the average tourist interested in having a good time, “Goa beaches” is what Goa is all about. It has been widely publicized in the media, movies and adds to the mystique of Goa. This is not without reason because Goa possesses one of the finest stretches of sandy coastline in India. Goa is also famous for its Goa Cranival and Goa Trance Rave Parties which generally do get featured in Goa News.

In general, the beaches are clustered into two regions, north Goa and south Goa coastlines with the capital Panaji and nearby Miramar beach, and Bambolim beach,in the middle.

The first is the coastline that extends from Fort Aguada and Sinquerim beach areas and goes upwards along the coastline to Chapora beach and fort. The beaches along this stretch of coastline include the following in order: Sinquerim beach Goa, CandolimSinquerim beach Goa, Calangute beach Goa, Baga beach Goa, Anjuna beach Goa, Vagator beach Goa, Chapora beach Goa, Morjim beach Goa and Arambol beach Goa. The second is the coastline extending south of Vasco da Gama and Bogmalo beach and going down along the coastline to the southern tip of Goa and ending with Polem Beach. The beaches along this stretch of the coastline include the following: Bogmalo beach Goa, Velsao beach Goa, Majorda beach Goa, Colva beach Goa, Benaulim beach Goa, Betul beach Goa, Canaguinim beach Goa, Agonda beach Goa, Palolem beach Goa and Rajbhag beach Goa.

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