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Blenders Pride Magical Nights – Fashion Selfie dazzled the crowds in Goa

Exemplary designs curated by Wendell Rodricks & Malini Ramani at  the fashion show kick started the ‘Fashion Selfie Contest’ in the city. Glamour and Style took centre stage in Goa with Blenders Pride Magical Night – Fashion Selfie, as the spectacular fashion event arrived to... Read more
2 years 6 months

About Goa

Goa’s popularity lies in its beaches, with hundreds of thousands of domestic and international visitors descending on those strips of white sand flanked by the blue Arabian. But there’s more to Goa than that. Hidden in 3,702 square kilometers are breathing forests teeming with rich biodiversity,... Read more
2 years 8 months

Cuisine

It’s possible to find cuisines from all over the world in Goa – Mediterranean Italian, Greek, Continental, Pan-Asian, all-American diner. But most visitors come to sample the unique local cuisine, an exotic blend of Indian spices, Western influence and local traditions, alongside the less well-... Read more
2 years 8 months

Goa Trance

You could stumble upon a heady mix of eclectic electronic music, bodies moving in time like half-imagined shadows in the dark, glowing in the light of fluorescent paint décor on the trees of a deserted valley or beach and think it is a dream. But it isn’t. It’s a Goa Trance party, and you are part... Read more
2 years 9 months

Location

Often considered the ‘French Riviera of India’, Goa’s location on the country’s west coast with more than 100 kilometers of white sandy beaches makes it a major draw for tourists. Being equidistant from the cities of Mumbai (Bombay), Bangalore and Kochi (Cochin) makes it even more accessible and... Read more
2 years 9 months

Getting there

The Indian aviation sector has dozens of airlines flying into Goa from all metros and many Tier 2 cities. A large number of bus services are also available from Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune and other areas. Taking the scenic route is also possible, either by  road or the more budget-friendly Konkan... Read more
2 years 9 months

The Average Goan

The average Goan is laid-back and easy-going, starts working at dawn but doesn’t forgo a siesta, and enjoys a spread of home-cooked delicacies with the family. Many are involved in the tourism and fishing industries, and the state holds the highest GDP per capita in the country. A great meal... Read more
2 years 9 months

Goa's History

Goa’s history dates 20,000 to 30,000 years, as evidence of ancient rock carvings and tools suggests. After centuries of rule by different regimes (from the Mauryas in the 3rdcentury to the Adil Shahis of Bijapur in the 14th century), it was invaded by a powerful fleet of Portuguese colonizers to... Read more
2 years 10 months

Partying & Nightlife

If there’s one thing Goa is more famous for than its exquisite seafood, it is its famous parties. From the Portuguese-influenced Carnival and street dances to the hippie jam sessions and more recently electronic dance music (EDM) festivals, Goa has a long tradition of being India’s party capital.... Read more
3 years 2 weeks

When to visit

Between November and February, Goa witnesses ideal climatic conditions for events and is usually most visited during this time. Sometime in February, the Goa Carnival is celebrated, heralding the Christian holy season of Lent with a slightly more subdued atmosphere. More recently, the monsoon... Read more
3 years 1 month

Goa.. becoming the boating capital of the country..

Goa, though  having one of the smallest stretches of the country’s vast  5000 km plus coastline, has still managed to achieve the highest brand value & popularity, for its beaches & beach tourism both domestic & internationally. It’s a shame though, that with over 40 world... Read more
4 years 3 months

Carnival - Red & Black or just a Black-out??

The very word Carnival translates into enjoyment, fiesta & celebration, a festival people wait for annually, unfortunately the Goa Carnival over the years, has turned out to be far from a true celebration of sorts!   Am taking this opportunity to comment on this special event, as I... Read more
4 years 3 months

Goa’s tourism – Uncared & Unattended..

Year 1992 – A year when Goa started booming with tourism and saw a slew of new small hotels, thanks to the return of several Goans, post the Gulf war. This was the year my job brought me to this beautiful land as manager of a large tourism company.. The charm of this beautiful land, coupled with... Read more
4 years 3 months

IFFI, Thinkfest, Sunburn & other special properties…

Goa having been endowed with is natural beauty and attitude has become home to some of the finest international properties & events, that not just bring in visitors by the numbers but also act as a brand building exercise for the state..   Thinkfest, probably the best intellectual meet... Read more
4 years 3 months

Atithi Devo Bhavah.

One would wonder what would words like this be doing in an English daily.. These Sanskrit words, which mean “Guest is God” are an initiative of the Government of India to promote and enhance tourism and educate our citizens of the importance of a guest and tap the full potential of tourism to our... Read more
4 years 3 months