Tourism in Goa has come a long way since the early backpackers visiting Goa back in the mid seventies to the modern tourist of today flocking in for the casinos and nightlife. Yes, Goa has come a long way and it has been adapting to the changing time and demands. The state has so much to offer and you apart from its beaches that it is famously known for.
The churches in Old Goa and the rich heritage of temples in Ponda gives you a glimpse of its diversity in tourism. The culture is warm and friendly and is has been talked about by many who visited over the years.
Tourism did make take a change over the last few years, the state introduced off-shore casinos, one of a kind in India, attracting a different type of tourist adding another feather to its hat in terms of of its diversity in tourism.
Popular visited by interstate tourist as well people for Russia and Europe being the most popular, there are many who make it a point to visit on a regular basis. Music festivals such as Sunburn and the International Film Festival of India has has put Goa on the tourist map.
Places for tourists in Goa are plenty, the beaches its surroundings being the most popular. Traditional cultural festivals such as the Goan Carnival has continued to attract visitors and has been attended in huge numbers every year.
The locals are friendly and the food food has been the cravings of many, wanting more on every visit. The last few years have also seen five starred hotels sprout in both the north and south Goa, bring about another layer of visitors wanting to spend their holidays in the lap of luxury.
Private transportation has grown at a quick pace as well, you can self commute with privately hired two-wheeler s as well as four giving you the opportunity to explore Goa the way you would want to.Better connectivity by air and rail has made Goa more accessible to visit, with air connectivity being the most popular.Water sports have been operated by private owners and now moderated by the Government. Tourists can take on several rides to explore their adventurous side.
Goa remains a popular destination in India due to healthy tourism policies by the Government as well as the local contribution by local businesses, making it one of the most attractive places to holiday in India and as a tourist so much to explore.