Variously known as "Pearl of the Orient" and a "Tourist Paradise", the state of Goa is located on the western coast of India in the coastal belt known as Konkan.The magnificent scenic beauty and the architectural splendours of its temples, churches and old houses have made Goa a firm favourite with travellers around the world.
Lavishly gifted by nature, Goa can also boast of its rich cultural and historical heritage. Mile after mile of unspoilt beaches fringed by exotic palm trees and lapped by the warm waters of the Arabian Sea. By day its sun, sea and surf and by night its fun, fish and feni ( the local firewater ). Whether you are looking for a busy budget consiuos break or a secluded and more sedate sojourn, Goa has it all.
But then, Goa is much more than just beaches and sea. It has a soul which goes deep into unique history, rich culture and some of the prettiest natural scenery that India has to offer. Since the arrival of the Hippies in the sixties, Goa has been a major destination on the itinerary of international and domestic tourists.
Goa covers an area of 3702 square kilometers and comprises two Revenue district viz North Goa and South Goa. Boundaries of Goa State are defined in the North Terekhol river which separates it from Maharashtra, in the East and South by Karnataka State and West by Arabian Sea. Goa lies in Western Coast of India and is 594 Kms (by road) away from Mumbai city. Climate
Usually the climatic conditions of Goa are temperate, except during the monsoon, which lasts from June to September. Thanks to the coastal Konkan region and the backdrop of Western Ghats, weather of Goa is pleasant and sunny. There are no extremes in temperature and no clear demarcations from one season to the other except for the monsoon. Summer : Mid-March To End Of June (Min. 25° C – Max. 45° C) Winter :Late November To Mid-February (Min. 3° C – Max. 11° C) Rainfall : July To End September (26 inches)
Air : Dabolim, about 30 km from Panji (the capital) on the coast near Vasco da Gama, is Goa's international airport.It is well connected to major cities of India and other international airports. There are numerous Flights of reputed Airlines like Lufthansa, KLM, Air France, Air India every day direct from U.K., U.S., Australia, Canada etc.
Railways :There is a direct daily express train to Delhi, Mangalore, Mumbai, Vadadora and Thiruvanathapuram. There are almost half a dozen direct express between Margao and Mangalore or Kankanadi. Margao (Madgaon) and Vasco DA Gama are two main and convenient stations at Goa.
Roadways : Apart from Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka state road transport corporations provide bus services. These bus services and available to and from Kadamba Bus Stand of Panaji.The service is also available from to Bangalore, Hampi, Hyderabad, Pune and other places. Taxis could also be hired from Mumbai, which takes 8-10 hrs to reach Panji. One can stay, midway at Chiplun on NH 17.
Waterways : Those visiting Goa between October and May, can opt for catamaran service between Mumbai and Panaji.
Beach Wedding Locations at Goa
Goa is full of lovely beaches, swaying palms,magnificent churches, luxury hotels & resorts, and ofcourse mouth-watering sea food. Your dream wedding can take place at any of the sea facing hotel/resort lawns or directly on a privately owned beach. A luxury yatch can also be hired for your fairytale wedding.The basic idea is to have the wedding with a sea as the background and its glistering waves coming in right behind you.
We suggest you a wedding location as per your liking and requirements, be it a private/isolated beach or a popular beach with many people around you.