Goa is all about spending some time under the sun while you feel warm sea waters washing away your feet. With a never ending coastline, it is perhaps the best place to enjoy a beach vacation in India. And what makes Goa even more exciting is the Goa Carnival celebrated here in the month of December.
The festivities of Goa Carnival go back to 18th century when it was introduced by Portuguese. The carnival was organised in honour of the legendary - King Momo for three days. The flamboyant festival signifies the beginning of the 40 days of fasting of Lent.
Goa Carnival is perhaps the most exciting party ground for the lovers of beach parties, loud music and delectable sea food. Thousands of party animals partake in Goa Carnival to witness vibrant parades, dancing troupes, mask performers and electrifying music. Goa remains a popular place to kick start a New Year. This is also the time to witness the celebrations of Goa Carnival. ?The event brings to you endless cultural shows brimming with colours. One can witness thrilling competitions and entertainment events during the carnival in which both locals and travelers participate. The carnival is also a great time to relish music by some world renowned musicians. Get ready to dance on some unearthly beats, taste mouth watering Goan food and drink feni, the local drink of Goa.
By Air: The Dabolim Airport, located just 29 kilometres from the state’s capital, Panjim, offers great connectivity from major Indian metropolis and International destinations.
By Rail: Goa also houses two railheads including Madgaon and Thivim, connecting the state with rest of the country.
By Road: Those planning to visit Goa by bus can also find numerous intra-city and inter-city conveyance.