Goa, with its tropical climate, famous beaches and ancient temples and churches is a must for any visitor to India. Boasting a landscape that is remarkably varied, ranging from the thickly forested Western Ghats mountain range on its interior border to lush river valleys and the beaches of its roughly 75-mile-long coast, Goa is visited by large numbers of international and domestic tourists throughout the year.
Sun, sand and sea are complemented by warm-hearted carefree people, palm fringed beaches, rich cultural heritage and a constant festive mood, making it the perfect beach destination.
When it comes to shopping in Goa you will not be left disappointed as there is much to choose from, from wines to cashew nuts, local music to books and handicrafts, furniture and brassware to clothing, with everything being reasonably priced.
It is also worth your while to visit one of Goa’s many wildlife sanctuaries that boast more than 1510 species of plants, over 275 species of birds, over 48 kinds of animals and over 60 types of reptiles.
Mumbai, previously known as Bombay, is the commercial and entertainment capital of India. Home to Bollywood and said to have more millionaires per square mile than Manhattan, it definitely exudes the feeling of the “City of Dreams’, as it is affectionately known.
This fascinating waterfront city is a mixture of traditional and modern, making exploring its many lively streets an unforgettable affair. Whether it’s the glamour of Bollywood, the array of Victorian buildings of the British Raj, the many beautiful temples, museums, galleries or the seaside promenade, there is something to keep even the most travelled visitor entertained.
Shopping experiences in Mumbai range from the simple street vendors that dot the pavements, to the larger shopping malls where one can browse through an array of different shops, watching movies and sitting down for a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants.