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Travel India guide provides you with detailed information on Goa and its beaches. Once the pride of Portugal's eastern empire, this lush green State with its wide beaches still remains a little bit of "Portuguese Colonial" in many ways. Here Roman Catholicism still remains orthodox, good food and good wine still grace the humblest of tables, life is still full of song and dance and merriment to the lilting beat of guitar and drum.
Here, too, life is peaceful and serene, just the right atmosphere for the lazing holiday-maker seeking Sun-'n'-Sand, Food-'n'-Wine - or even old Forts and Temples. But for all Goa's enthusiasm for tourism, the new Goa is even more determined to make a success of its mineral wealth and industry.

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Cuisine in Goa
Visitors to Goa tend to think that food and drink in Goa means the famous fish, curry, rice and feni package. And for most Goans these are indeed the three basic necessities of life -- fish, curry and rice. They combine to make a heavenly daily meal for the average Goan. But Goan cuisine, like the land itself, has many flavours and tastes with its vast treasure trove of culinary delicacies.
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Churches in Goa
One of Goa's important institutions, Goa's famous and magnificent churches are largely a legacy of Portuguese colonization Church building was one of the main occupations of the early Portuguese and in fact one of Vasco da Gama's main missions for finding the sea route to India was to "seek Christians and spices".
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Goa Beaches
Goa is one of India's special tourist places that can boast of fantastic weather, fabulous beaches, wonderful people, mesmerizing night life, mouth-watering cuisine, forts. There are beaches far from human habitation with very basic or sometimes no facility for accommodation. Then there are some with ultra modern comforts like internet cafes, massage centers, gyms, swimming pools, night clubs, etc. With such an enormous choice, one might feel confused about which one to take.
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Goa Carnival
Although introduced by the Portuguese who ruled this territory for over 50 years, from 1510 to 1961, the three-day festival primarily celebrated by Christians, has absorbed Hindu tradition-bound revelry and western dance forms, and stimulated by the artistry of the Goan genius turned into a pageantry of singular effervescence.
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Goa Wildlife
Tourists generally visit goa to see only temples, sea beaches, churches, good sea food or fenny, the local wine but real Goa also lies in its wild life. There are 4 to 5 wild life sanctuaries which are ideal spots to spend a night at:

1. Cotigao wild life Sanctuary, 86 sq km , canacona(south goa--from margao 30 km     towards paolem sae beach,one of the lovely beach in GOA): booking of cottage     Rs. 400 to Rs. 500.
2. Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary, 240 sq.km, molem(from Ponda 20 km ), nearby     Dudhsagar water falls -- Rooms available for Rs 500 to 800.
3. Bondla wildlife Sanctuary, 20sq. km(from Usgaonkar, south Goa 10 km).
4. Netravali wildlife Sanctuary extreme south of goa, 21 sq.km.
    You can find easily big python,King cobra,leopard ,wild bores and varieties of birds.

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