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Goa – Pearl of the Orient

December 6, 2013 | By

The famous Goa Carnival will be held in 2014, 1st-4th March.

Rich culture, temple and churches of historical significance, exotic beaches, and panoramic natural views – Goa has always been one of most preferred holiday destinations in India. With people now planning their Christmas vacation, Goa is, needless to say, readying itself to handle the tourist rush. The famous Goa Carnival will be held in 2014, 1st-4th March.

Be it explorers, fun seekers, romantic couples, or shutterbugs, nobody can resist the charm of Goa.

Goa attracts millions of tourists from India and foreign countries every year. According to estimates, more than two million tourists were reported to have visited Goa in 2010, out of which 1.2 million were foreigners.

The Portuguese who ruled over Goa for 450 years had left a strong influence over its culture which is evident in its architecture, food and lifestyle.

Major tourist attractions in Goa include Miramar Beach, Majorda Beach, Mobor Beach, Colva Beach, Anjuna Beach, St. Cathedral Church, St Augustine Church, Arvalam Waterfall, Aguada Fort, Chapoli Dam, Mahalaxmi Temple, and Mangeshi Temple among others.

Check out this beautiful photo gallery to explore Goa through pictures:

Goa: A Preferred Destination For Christmas Vacation


Learning And Creativity has brought for you a list of preferred destinations for Christmas vacation, which is the best time of the year to go touring.

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A travel enthusiast and voracious reader. Lipi Bhattacharya spends her free time travelling to historical places and those lesser known terrains.
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