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The most comprehensive beach resort in the country, Goa is approachable from Bombay by air. Goa’s coastline provides endless sun drenched crescents of sand. Vagator, Anjuna, Baga, Calangute and Candolim stretch out in an unbroken palm fringed line. Other beaches are at Miramar and Colva. Parasailing, yachting, windsurfing, and deep sea diving are some of the more popular water sports, facilities for which are available. In addition, every sort of accommodation fringes the beaches, from deluxe resorts to budget lodgings Inland, 451 years of Portuguese rule has imbued Goa’s towns and villages with a unique culture. Whitewashed chapels and churches that dot the landscape are surrounded by sleepy villages and rice fields.

Panjim, the capital city, and Margao, an important town, have private houses and government buildings that date back to Portuguese times. Old Goa, now deserted, has a collection of Goa’s largest churches: Se Cathedral with its Iberian exterior, Bom Jesu which enshrines the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier and the starkly beautiful Convent of Saint Monica are a few of these. Mapusa, a market town, comes alive every Friday with a quaint pavement bazaar.

General Information

Access: Road. 597 km. Motorable, but requires an overnight stay at Chiplun, tourist facilities provided. Air: Indian Airlines connects daily with Bombay.

Rail: Vasco da Gama, 35 km away, is the nearest railhead.

Deluxe – The Fort Aguada Beach Resort and The Aguada Heritage,The Taj Holiday Village,The Oberoi Bogmalo Beach Resort,Majorda Beach Resort,The Leela Beach, Goa Renaissance Resort, Cidade de ’Goa, Old Anchor.
Standard – Whispering Palms, Dona Sylvia, Fidalgo, Baia Do Sol, Mandovi, Dona Paula,Golden Goa, La Paz, Nova Goa.
Budget – GTDC runs tourist hostels at Panaji, Calangute, Mavem, Tirekhal Fort, Molem, Mapusa, Margao and Vasco da Gama.

Road: Panaji, the capital of Goa, is connected by road to Bangalore-598 kms, Belgaum-157 km, Bombay-594 km, Gokarn-154 km, Hospet-315 km, Hubli-184 km, Karwar-103 km, Kolhapur-246 km, Malwan-150 km, Mangalore-371 kms, Mysore-696 kms, Pune-458 kms, Ratnagiri-263 kms, Vengurla-73 kms etc.

Bus Service: Kadamba Transport Corporation. MSRTC and KSRTC operate frequent bus services between Panaji, Vasco, Margao and to Bangalore, Belgaum, Gokarn, Hubli, Karwar, Kolhapur, Malwan, Mangalore, Miraj, Mysore, Pune, Ratnagiri and Vengurla.

Sea : Ship services between Bombay and Goa organised by Damania.
Internal Distances: Panaji to Baga beach (18 kms), Bondla (55 kms), Calangute (16 kms), Dabolim Airport (29 kms), Mapusa (13 kms), Margao (33 kms), Old Goa (10 kms), Terekhol (42 kms), Vagator (22 kms), Vasco-da-gama (30 kms), Ponda (28 kms).

Local Transport: Local buses, auto-rickshaws and motor-cycles/taxis available.


Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) organizes following conducted tours from Tourist Hostel, Panaji, Tel: 43396/47103.

North Goa: Visits Mapusa town, Sri Saptakoteshwar Temple at Narva, Mayem Lake, Beaches at Vagator, Anjuna and Calangute and Aguada Fort.
Departure daily at 0930 to 1800 hours from Tourist Hostel, Panaji.

South Goa: Visits Bom Jesus Basilica and Se Cathedral (Old Goa) Churches. Sri Mangueshi and Shantadurga temples, Colva Beach, Margoa Beach, Bogmala Beach, Dona Paula, Bay and Miramar.
Departure daily at 0915 hours from Tourist Hostel, Panaji.

River Cruise: Down the Mandovi River on the `Santa Monica' with live cultural programme.
Departure daily at 1800 & 1915 hours from steamer jetty, Panaji.


Such as windsurfing, Dinghy Sailing, Water-Skiing, Parasailing etc. are organised by various hotels & by GTDC, Agua Sports Assn,Goa Yatching Assn & Dona Paula Sports Club.


Government of India, Tourist Office,
Communidade Bldg., Church-square
Panaji- 403001, Tel : 43412

Tourist Information centre, Tourist Home
Tel : 45583, 45715, 44757

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