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Places in Goa to Visit

Local City Information


Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa is located in Goa, which is the smallest state in India. Bordered by the Arabian Sea, Goa is known as both the 'Pearl of the Orient' and a 'Tourist Paradise'.


Liberated from Portuguese rule in 1961, Goa covers an area of 3702 square kilometers. Boundaries of Goa are well defined; in the North by Terekhol river, in the East and South by Karnataka State and West by Arabian Sea. Goa lies in Western Coast of India and is 594 Kms (by road) from Mumbai and easily accessible by road, rail and air.


Goa is a tropical paradise, unique in many ways but mostly due to its history and geography that has left an indelible mark on its people for generation The capital of Goa, Panjim located centrally is famous for its architectural old buildings built by the Portuguese back in 1510. This unique blend of Indian and Portuguese culture is to a large extent what makes Goa exclusive.  Ruled by the colonial Portuguese for over four decades one will experience a distinct Portuguese flavor that has permeated all aspects of Goa's life including its food, religion, language, festivals and dances.


The allure of Goa is that it remains quite distinct from the rest of India and is small enough to be grasped and explored in a way that other Indian states are not. Renowned for its beautiful churches and temples and the numerous relics they contain, speak eloquently of the master workmanship.


Distinguished by its sophisticated use of spice and fresh sea food, Goan cuisine is undoubtedly one of the most evolved cuisines in India. Spicy in nature, the food is characterized by extensive use of rice, fish, and coconut. The night life is unsurpassed with pubs and discos all around town. For travellers to Goa, the visit is not complete unless they take back a souvenir of their memorable sojourn. The excellent local handicrafts of Goa are easily the most popular souvenir items and include brassware, terracotta, shell work, crochet, carved furniture, bamboo work, papier-mache, etc


Besides the popular beaches of Baga, Anjuna, Calangute, Palolem etc, tourist can visit several other attractions stretching from north to south Goa.  For more information on local attraction, please click here.

Climate

Goa features a tropical monsoon climate and has a hot and humid climate for most of the year. The month of May is the hottest, while the monsoon rains arrive by early June. The monsoons last till late September. Goa has a short winter season between mid-December and February. 


Language 

Languages spoken are Konkani, English and Hindi


Identification/Visa 

Valid visas are required


Currency 

Indian Rupee/INR


Time Zone 

IST (Indian Standard Time): GMT + 5.30


Dialing Code 

The international calling code for Goa is: +91 832


For further information, please contact the resort’s host desk on +91 832 272 1234 or email parkhyattgoa@hyatt.com.

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