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    Goa, a medley people, culture and festivals. A land of scenic beauty, pristine beaches. It is the smallest state of India with and area 3.702 Square Kilometers and lies along the western coast of India. Panaji is it's capital city. It is divided into two districts, North Goa and South Goa and comprises of eleven Talukas.

    Goan's are friendly, relaxed and extremely happy go lucky people belonging to different faiths and coming from different cultural backgrounds. However all Goans lay emphasis on good living. Goa was ruled by the Portuguese for more than 400 years and was liberated on 19th December 1961. Strong Portuguese influences still abound as can be seen in the architecture across the state and also experienced in their cuisine.

    Goa is famous the world over for its beautiful beaches and party culture and offers numerous of festivals/carnivals from cultural to music so it is definitely worth checking out what is on while you are there. Once a year Goa hosts a carnival which lasts for 4 days just before the season of lent, the sunburn festival in January is also worth checking out with top name dj’s making an appearance.

    Most of the beaches are lined with shacks which have evolved into pubs,restaurants,lounge bars or clubs. Authentic beach shacks can still be found on some of the more remote beaches. The culture is quite tolerant,laidback and relaxed. Goa caters to the "hippy" in people, with flea markets and weekend bazaars selling handicrafts, clothes and arts even though the fabled hippy bargains have long since disappeared.

    Apart from the beaches, Goa has stunning old heritage churches, old town areas and forts to visit. You can enjoy boat cruises on the river Mandovi and water sports along some of the beaches.

    Goa also has a range of resorts and high class hotels. The cuisine is a good mix of western and Indian that can appeal to most travellers, especially when had with some local Feni. Seafood is a staple part of the diet and is also very affordable. Goa is well connected by rail, road and air and also has some nice trails that run along waterfalls through lush thick jungle.

    Goa is a seasonal destination with the western tourists coming in from October - January and the Indian tourists from February - May. Goa has a severe monsoon season with a large number of establishments closing down for the monsoons which typically last from June - September. Yet Goa is a year round destination with something to offer to everyone.
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    • Ramnathi
      18.86 Km from Goa
      Ramanathi Goa The temple of Ramnathi is located in Ramnathim, Bandivade in Goa. This temple belongs to the Saraswat Brahmins ( belonging to Kavale mutt & Kashi Mutt). Similar to other Goan Brahmin temples, Ramnathi too incorporates the system of Panchayasthan, therefore this temple house 5 main deities namely - Shri Ramanath (chief deity), Shanteri, Kamakshi, Laxmi Narayan, Ganapati, Betal and Kalbhairav, along with other family purushas. Legend Shri Ramanath Deity was originally installed ...
    • Basilica of Bom Jesus
      31.96 Km from Goa
    • Shanta Durga Temple
      41.47 Km from Goa
      Shri Shantadurga Temple is a large temple complex 33 km (21 mi) from Panaji at the foothill of Kavalem village in Ponda Taluka, Goa, India. A small laterite mud shrine was built and the deity was installed here. The mud-shrine was converted into a beautiful temple whose foundation stone was laid in 1730 and the temple was completed in 1738 and renovated in 1966.

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    • Panaji
      Panaji is the capital city of Goa state in India. The city has some decent beaches like Miramar and Dona Paula which are usually picnic spots. There are lots of things to do when in the Panaji city, Famous churches, river cruise on the Mandovi River, Casino’s, Shopping, national Monuments and site seeing.

      Panaji has a very good variety of hotels and restaurants. There are well maintained lodges also available for travelers which are widely used by backpackers. This is a lovely place to visit if you would like to experience city life in Goa. There lots of colonial buildings and can get a feel of how Goa was during the Portuguese rule.

      The city is situated along the river Mandovi and is a port for transportation of goods. One can board a cruise from here or just use the ferry across the river. Casino cruises are also available.
      Panaji has the main bus stand where there is a very good network of buses throughout Goa and other states. There are also options available for renting a 2 or 4 wheeler or hiring a Taxi. Usually renting a 2 wheeler is the cheapest and best option, if you know how to ride!
      Panaji, Goa, India
    • Candolim
      Candolim Beach is located in North Goa. This beach is largely visited by foreign travelers. The beach itself is not the cleanest Goa has to offer and has a large rusting hulk of an old tanker aground just off shore. Fort Aguada is a few minutes’ drive from this beach. Other attractions are Yoga, Water sports like parasailing, jet skiing, banana boat rides etc are available on this beach. This beach is best to visit during day as there is not tourist found along the beach during night.

      There are loads of restaurants open along the main road. Accommodation is available, close to the beach and along the main road. Mapusa and Panaji is the closet Cities and there is a very good network of buses through and fro. There are also options available for renting a 2 or 4 wheeler or hiring a Taxi. Usually renting a 2 wheeler is the cheapest and best option, if you know how to ride!
      Candolim, Goa, India

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    Graphic showing average weather in Goa in Celcius and Centimeters (Change to Farenheit and Inches)

    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan 22.7 0.9 72.9 0.4
    Feb 23.3 0.8 73.9 0.3
    Mar 25.1 2.7 77.2 1.1
    Apr 26.7 22.1 80.1 8.7
    May 27.1 77.7 80.8 30.6
    Jun 25 704.8 77 277.5
    Jul 23.7 794.3 74.7 312.7
    Aug 23.5 421.3 74.3 165.9
    Sep 23.7 234.8 74.7 92.4
    Oct 24.6 117.9 76.3 46.4
    Nov 24.1 44 75.4 17.3
    Dec 23.1 8.5 73.6 3.3

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