Date: 9th to 12th February
Goa is one place in India where you can enjoy the Sun, Sea and Sand in their best forms. Goa is the beach capital of India often referred as ‘Queen of beaches’. Here in Goa there are around forty beach destinations. Visit the beaches and enjoy the tropical richness, crystal clear water, silver-sandy beaches, lush greenery, mesmerizing waterfalls and rages of floras and faunas. Every year from different parts of the world, people visit this state with different holidaying purpose and move back with several beautiful holidaying experiences. Goa also homes exotic resorts, warm-friendly people, throbbing night life, plush five star hotels, delicious sea food and several colourful celebrations.
The Goa carnival is an essential part of the Portuguese heritage of the state, who ruled in Goa for more than four hundred and fifty years. This fest symbolized the fun-loving culture that is attributing of this state. The major thing about celebrations in Goa is that one needs not belong to any religion or caste to celebrate it. Anyone and everyone can be a part of Goa carnival and live a fun filled vacation.
If you planning to be a part of Goa carnival 2013, you need to get ready for unlimited fun. Other than the festival, you may also proceed for an amazing sightseeing tour which will add extra bit of excitement to your vacation. Places you may visit are Goa Beaches, Goa Churches, Dudhsagar Waterfalls and Goa Spice Plantations.
How to Reach:
By Air: The Goa international airport is located at Dabolim, which is at a distance of 29 km away from Panaji. The airport connects the domestic cities as well as international cities in U.K. and Germany. Daily services are available from Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and other important cities of India.
By Train: The major railway stations in Goa are Margao, also known as Madgaon and Vasco-da-gama. These stations are in the Konkan railway line and are well connected to Mumbai and other parts of the country.
By Bus: Kadamba bus stand of Panaji is the main bus station. The state owned bus services of states Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka operate from this station. These buses connect cities in Goa to in and out of the state Goa. Super deluxe A/C buses are available from Mumbai (580 km) and from Bangalore (650 km).
Sea route is another way to reach here. Shipping services from Mumbai to Panaji are available. Vacation cruises are offered by some tourist companies for enjoying the marine life of Goa.