From late October to early April is the best time to visit Goa; the peak season is between mid-December to mid-January. Tourist from around the world visit Goa during this peak season time, make sure you have done your hotel reservation way in advance due to high demand. Goa Carnival Festival which is held in late February and early March is another great reason to visit Goa.
Mapusa is the main market town of Goa its Friday market is the biggest attraction of the region. It is also an important transport hub of Goa.
Margao is an important religious and agricultural center in the medieval times. There are few Catholic churches giving Margao a Portuguese flavor.
Old Goa was founded by Afonso de Alburquerque and it was the captil of Goa until Panaji was set as new capital in 1843. There are many churches, cathedrals and museums in Old Goa.
Panaji is the capital of Goa; it was earliesr known as Panaji. Panaji is situated on the left bank of River Mandovi. The most prominent and elegant church of Panaji Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception is a must visit place in Panaji. One can also indulge in some water sports activity at Dona Paula beach which is 7kms away from Panaji.
Vasco is named after the famous Portuguese mariner Vasco da Gama who discovered the sea route to India 500 years ago, Vasco is a major shipping centre in Goa. Indulging in the beauty of beaches is the best way to spend time in Vasco.