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Goa - A Good Earth Guide

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About The Book Goa as a land of soft sand and blue sea is a commonplace in travel literature. Indeed, there are few places in the world that can match the sheer beauty of the state and the generous nature of the state and the generous nature of its inhabitants. Over the centuries, countless travellers have been charmed by the lush landscapes, the deep and wide rivers and the 105 kms of beaches for which Goa is famed. Goa: A Travel Guide attempts to capture the esssence of the culture ...
About The Book

Goa as a land of soft sand and blue sea is a commonplace in travel literature. Indeed, there are few places in the world that can match the sheer beauty of the state and the generous nature of the state and the generous nature of its inhabitants. Over the centuries, countless travellers have been charmed by the lush landscapes, the deep and wide rivers and the 105 kms of beaches for which Goa is famed.

Goa: A Travel Guide attempts to capture the esssence of the culture that surrounds this beauty –the leisurely pace of life around the beaches, punctuated by long and luxorious meals; treks and boating expeditions that lead into Goa's forests, or out to the dolphins dancing in the Arabian Sea; long drives to discover painstakingly preserved heritage homes; walks along the lanes of Old Goa and its grand churches and cathedrals; and journeys to the ancient temples of Ponda and beyond.

Chapters on history, literature and architecutre explain the genesis and evolution of the complex Goan inheritance – a land that was known both for the tireless commerce of its ports and the laid –back nature of its inhabitants.

The volume's exhaustly illustrated sections on the forts, religious and secular architecture, natural beauty, museum, aesthetics and culinary delights of Goa will be as enticing and informative for the tourist as afor the armchair traveller.

Finally, the Guide's detailed accounts and listings of adventure sports, beaches, wildlife sanctuaries, hotels and restaurants will ensure that the reader gets the best out of the their travels, whether their stay extends to two days or two months.

 

Contents

 

History 4
Peasant Rebellions 26
Architectural History of Goa 30
Goa Discovered  
Old Goa 38
Panaji 68
Margo 56
Forts 102
Temples of Goa 114
Goa Mosque 122
Goa Unplugged  
The Beaches of Goa 126
Adventures Goa 142
Natural Splendour 148
Goa Experienced  
Painting 160
Music 166
Folk Dance 168
Music Festivals 169
Language and Literature 170
Goan Cuisine 176
Festivals 178
Bombay and Goa 184
Industry and Commerce 188
Education 189
Public Health 189
Practical Information  
Travel within India 190
Where to Stay 195
Where to Eat 196
Further Reading 199
Index 200

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Item Code: NAO870 Author: Swati Mitra Cover: Paperback Edition: 2007 Publisher: Eicher Goodearth Pvt. Ltd. ISBN: 9788187780540 Language: English Size: 9.0 inch X 4.5 inch Pages: 200 (Throughout Color Illustrations) Other Details: Weight of the Book: 285 gms
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