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Millions of tourists from all over the world are attracted towards Goa because of the Sun, sea and surf, that's the image of Goa. The tourists in Goa take pleasure in spending a perfect holiday in Goa and take back with them a healthy tan to give an idea about Goa to their friends.

Goa always welcomes its visitors with open arms and a warm heart! Though the tourists are interested in relaxing on our sun kissed beaches and swim in their clean waters, but we would like to make them that there is much more to visit in Goa than only its beautiful seashore.

The surroundings of Goa indicate them with a virgin blush! In the eastern border of Goa is the amazing Sahyadris mountain range which is one of the hot spots of bio-diversity in the world. The powerful mountains are connected to the sunny sea with the beautiful rivers. The Khandeparriver thunders down great heights, forming the spectacular Dudhsagar Waterfalls. In the mangrove forests which is situated along the banks of river Mandovi and river Zuari has a variety of bird life and are a bird watchers paradise. There you can see Marsh crocodiles lazing around the banks of the Cumbharjua Canal. Not only this has the peaceful organic farms and spice orchards scattered over the slopes of small hillocks across the state.

Goa is the name which belongs to European languages and originated from the Portuguese colonizers, but its exact origin is not clear. As per Indian epic Mahabharata the place now known as Goa, was 'Goparashtra' or 'Govarashtra"' which means a nation of cowherds. As mentioned in some sacred Hindu texts such as the Harivansa and the Skanda Purana Goa was also known as 'Gopakapuri' or 'Gapakapattana' as used in some ancient Sanskrit texts. Earlier Goa was also known as "Gomanchala". Some other texts such as the Puranas and in certain inscriptions Goa was also referred to as Gove, Govapuri, Gopakpattan, and Gomant. It has also been known as "Aparant".

Goa is a land that where one can enjoy a wonderful holiday, with its lovely mix of sun, surf, and beaches; Day by day Goa is becoming the ultimate tourist destination. Goa is a small land with greenery all over and is must visit place because of its natural scenic beauty, attractive beaches and temples, famous for its architecture, feast and festivals and hospitable people with a rich culture. So without wasting a minute of your life get swept away by the fantastic sunrises and sunsets and revive yourself.

Goa travel guide
Located on the lush green Konkan region on the western coast of India this smallest states of Goa is referred to as the "Rome of the East" and "Pearl of the Orient". Because of incredible scenic landscapes and the architectural splendors of massive heritage forts, old Portuguese mansions magnificent churches and ornate temples Goa is well known all over the world. The Interesting land ruled by various dynasties, is a collection of various cultures and traditions. Worldwide famous for its palm-fringed beaches, culinary delights and lively parties, Goa surprises everyone with its energetic lifestyle and polite hospitality that have made it the most popular tourist destination among travelers all over the world.

Tourism in Goa
After the ban on mining in Goa Tourism in Goa has become the primary and most important industry and it is the tourism which brings considerable monetary flow in the state. Blessed with sun, sand and sea, Goa has marked a significant place for itself as the most visited tourist destination in the world. Because of the astonishing natural beauty and the colorful festivals in Goa, the Goa Tourism attracts millions of tourists every year who come to experience the wonderful Goa. In order to promote tourism in Goa, Goa Tourism Development Corporation manages interesting city tours, heritage tours, pilgrimage tours, beach tours, conducts cultural programs, and shows for the tourists.

Adventure tourism in Goa
Just because of the sun kissed beaches of Goa the adventure tourism in Goa is growing fast in leaps and bounds as they play perfect host for adventure sports. Those who are adventure lovers can involve themselves into various thrilling water sports activities such as diving, water-skiing, and parasailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, angling and windsurfing.

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