A recreative, sunny island in Indian Ocean, with only special
seashores that attracts tourists.
About 600 km South of Bombay and connected by air, Goa is
one of the most picturesque cities on West
Calangute Beach across the river from Panjim and Colva
Beach, 5 km from Margao, are among Goa's many beautiful
beaches with dazzling white sands and palm groves.
Some noted monuments in Old Goa are:
Basilica of Bom Jesus
Convent of St. Francis Xavier and Cathedral
The 400-years old Shri Mangesh Temple in Ponda, near
Panjim is an old Hindu shrine.
The Great Carnival in Goa is celebrated for 3 days
preceding Lent, when King Momo is led ceremoniously into
the city and installed as benevolent Lord of Misrule.