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Celebrate the fun-filled Goa Carnival with the locals in Goa, India

India has a lot of festivals which are very appealing to travelers from all over the world, but there is one festival that must not be missed; the Goa Carnival, a festival only celebrated in Goa, the smallest  and the richest state in India.

A state located in Western India, Goa is a very popular local and international tourist destination in India. According to Department of Tourism of Goa, the state was visited by more than 4 million tourists in 2014. The Goa International Airport, your gateway to Goa, is located in the village of Dabolim located about 30 minutes from the state capital, Panjim.  It is within a military airbase and is served by a number of domestic and international carriers.

Goa is one destination where you can visit so many interesting sites and experience numerous activities.  It is not as congested compared to the other states in India, in fact, the locals are known for being very friendly with a laid back attitude. It boasts of two UNESCO World Heritage sites; Basilica of Bom Jesus located in Panaji which houses the preserved body of St. Francis Xavier, and the churches and convents of Old Goa, a historical city and was once the capital of Portuguese India.  The state is also packed with numerous attractions including beaches, forts, temples, and museums. Although Goa can be visited at any time of the year, you must visit the state in February when the Goa Carnival is celebrated.  It is held simultaneously in Goa’s major cities and the four-day event is filled with parades, street dancing, music, carnival acts, and lots of delicious local food! It is celebrated before the start of the Lenten season, and participated by people of different faiths.

Party with the locals in Goa! It is one state in India which packs a punch! Consult your travel agent for more details. 

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