Goa Tourism

UK's first direct flight to Goa lands at Dabolim airport

The flight operated by Thomas Cook Airlines with 311 passengers on board landed at the airport from London Tuesday night.

Nov 03, 2016, 09:19 AM IST

Goa all set to woo tourists again with hot air balloon rides

The hot air balloon rides are provided in South Goa's Assolna village.

Oct 20, 2016, 16:01 PM IST

Swachh Goa! State’s Tourism Development Corporation to clean beaches on their own

GTDC decided to form a cadre of local workers who will be recruited through Goa Recruitment Society, a state government venture, and be trained in keeping the beaches clean

Oct 12, 2016, 08:34 AM IST

Tourists in Goa will now have 'Duck Boats' for joyrides! Read more

Full-fledged operations of the Duck Boats joy rides will begin in November.

Oct 12, 2016, 08:31 AM IST

Did you know? Goa is home to a prehistoric site- See Pics

Usgalimal village in south Goa has prehistoric rock engravings. These petroglyphs are a splendid attraction indeed.

Aug 19, 2016, 13:18 PM IST

Goa tourism may scale down tender price for beach cleaning

Amid mounting pressure of the opposition and the complaints filed in Lokayukta, Goa tourism department today said it is mulling to scale down the price of the controversial beach cleanliness contract.

Jul 22, 2016, 14:40 PM IST

Move over beaches; try out river rafting in Goa this monsoon – Watch Video, its super fun!

Adventure freaks can make the most of it by trying out river rafting in the flamboyant streams of Goa during the monsoons.

Jun 14, 2016, 14:56 PM IST

Fashion shows can boost Goa tourism – Here’s how

Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar spoke to reporters on the sidelines of the third edition of the India Beach Fashion Week, billed by the organisers as Asia's biggest resort-wear fashion event.

May 23, 2016, 08:51 AM IST

Goa’s beautiful Morjim Beach – In Pics

You can enjoy bathing in the sea; relax and unwind by getting some massage done on your arms, shoulders, head and feet. 

Apr 28, 2016, 10:27 AM IST

Goa – best known for its beaches – will tap rivers to attract tourists

The BJP-led Goa coalition government is looking to start water parks tourism and river-based transport systems.

Apr 18, 2016, 10:57 AM IST

Goa tour: Things to do and places to visit - Itinerary in 60 seconds

With the onset of the spring season and summers just about a couple of months away, you may be contemplating a vacation for sure.

Feb 23, 2016, 11:32 AM IST

How many tourists visit Goa? Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar has no answer

Even as state Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar claimed that 90 percent of the passengers arriving on Goa's Dabolim airport are tourists, legislators from both ruling and opposition parties benches cornered him for not being able to furnish adequate visitors' data from AAI.

Jan 12, 2016, 14:40 PM IST

Goa festival- A tribute to its unique Portuguese moorings

The Semana de Cultura Indo-Portuguese festival’s explicit purpose is to promote Goan culture.

Nov 05, 2015, 08:31 AM IST

Planning a trip to Goa? Check out the new offering for tourists

So you've swum and lounged on a Goa beach. You've partied and sampled Goa's nightlife. You've been to the state's temples, churches, waterfalls and forests. Shell out Rs 2,000 more and you'll soon be able to view the splendour of the western Indian beach tourism destination from up in the sky.

Sep 14, 2015, 08:16 AM IST

Goa’s Sunburn festival leaves state exchequer richer by Rs 10.34 crores!

The Sunburn festival in Goa, billed as Asia's biggest electronic dance music festival, may have rocked many a music lover's heart but it also left the state exchequer richer by Rs.10.34 crore over its last three editions.

Aug 06, 2015, 09:10 AM IST

Wardens to keep vigil on Goa beaches

Tourist wardens and police have been asked to keep a watch on foreigners accompanied by children on Goa's beaches to curb paedophilia, Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar said on Wednesday.

Jul 30, 2015, 08:33 AM IST

Beach crocodile gives Goa Tourism a scare

After sending the social media in a tizzy, photos of a rare appearance of a crocodile on Goa`s picturesque Morjim beach has become a much talking point for local tourism.

Jul 20, 2015, 13:32 PM IST

Doubling of SCR line will boost tourism: Goa chamber

Doubling the South Central Railway's track, which terminates in Goa, will increase the tourism potential of the state and also boost industrial growth, the state commerce chamber said on Monday.

Jun 16, 2015, 00:55 AM IST

Goa gang-rape: Parulekar 'takes back' offensive remarks

A day after terming the gang rape of two Delhi women in Goa`s coastal belt a "stunt" and "minor" incident, a regretful Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar on Saturday took back his words.

Jun 06, 2015, 23:17 PM IST

Govt gives nod to sea plane landing in Goa waters amid protest

The Goa government on Saturday went ahead with its tourism proposal amid protests by fishermen community and conducted trial of sea plane landing on Mandovi river in the heart of the state.

May 23, 2015, 18:02 PM IST