|Goa, The 131 km long coastline
is set on the golden Konkan coast, on the Western Ghats, along
the Arabian Sea. This small former Portuguese enclave is one
of India's most dazzling tourist mosaics. Goa deserves every
bit of the sobriquet 'The Pearl of the East'. The name Goa is
derived from the Konkani word 'Goyan', which means a patch of
Panaji, Goa's capital Panaji has some fine beaches. To the north
of Panaji, lie two of Goa's most popular beaches - Calangute
and Baga. These two beaches together stretch for more than 7
km. Stroll along in the morning, as the brilliant rays of the
rising sun fall upon the sea, and you wouldn't know the difference
between the sea and the sands. Watch fishermen taking in the
Sinquerim, It is one of the best beaches in Goa with international
class facilities for water-skiing, para-sailing, fishing,
scuba-diving and wind-surfing.
Calangute, It is, undoubtedly, the most popular beach in
Goa. You can stay here in any one of the many resorts and
hotels that dot the beach, or you can spend your vacation
with one of the families, which own houses near the beach.
Access by Air :
You can fly to Goa from Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Cochin and
Thiruvananthapuram. For overseas travellers, Mumbai has the
most well - connected airport.
Access by Rail :
Getting to Goa, by train is fairly convenient from Mumbai
(490 km), Bangalore (430 km) and Delhi (1874 km).
Access by Road :
Driving down by road from Mumbai (582 km) is smooth as well
as picturesque, as Goa is situated right on the highway.
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