Club Mahindra – Goa – Sun, Sand and Surf:
Goa is undoubtedly a tourist paradise!
With its lovely white beaches, swaying palm trees, spicy Goan Cuisine one cannot ask for more. With the great history behind its origin dating back to 500 BC, this spectacular costal region has been shaped by many cultures that single it out from the other parts of India. It has an apt Holiday destination for anyone who wants to have a mixed basket of fun, religion and adventure.
Welcome to the classic comfort of Club Mahindra Varca Beach offering you a blend of Goa’s laid back life, merry making people and harmonious culture, making it an ideal holiday partner for the entire family.
ABOUT THE RESORT:
Club Mahindra Varca Beach Goa is a 205 rooms 5 Star Resort which was incorporated on 17th December, 1999. Spread over 14.5 acres of land, the resort with its breath-taking view, and exquisite décor is a haven for luxury lovers, invigorates the positive energy. Looking at spectacular high and low of the tides. And that isn’t all. There is a whole lot of food, fun and loads of actions awaiting here. The Rooms are built in characteristic Portuguese architectural style.
Goa : Where Sun, Sea and Surf come together… Stretches of silver sand washed by a rush of blue waters, the sky mirroring the sea below, swaying palms, churches and monuments… a lethargic getaway unharried by the passage of time. The perfect place to spend time with the people you love. Goa is a sun-soaked paradise with an abundance of golden beaches interlaced with rivers and numerous waterways. Filled with magnificent churches, time-honored temples, an exotic mix of beaches, assorted gourmet spots and the breathtaking falls… Goa is a happy contrast to the city life you’ve left behind.
Cities of Goa
Goa is one of the most important and famous tourist destinations in India. Located on the West coast of India, Goa is a small state with lots of Natural beauty and cultural heritage. Here, we highlight some of the cities of Goa.
Ceded to the Portuguese by the Raja of Sund in the treaty of 1791, Canacona district was among the last parts of the territory to be absorbed into the Novas Conquistas, and has retained a distinctly Hindu feel. The area also boasts some of the state’s most outstanding scenery. Set against a backdrop of the Jungle covered Sahyadri Hills (an extension of the Western Ghats Range), a string of pearl white coves and sweeping beaches scoop its indented coastline.
The ramshackle market town of Mapusa is the district headquarters of Bardez Taluka. If one arrives by road from Mumbai and plan to stay in one of the north Goan resorts, one can jump off the bus here and pick up a local service straight to the coast, rather than continue on to Panjim, 13-km south.
Margao is Goa‘s second largest town and a bustling commercial centre. Barely frequented by travelers, this central Goan town has an old-worldly charm about it because of its Old Portuguese churches, and fine country houses decked with dark rosewood furniture. Surrounded by fertile farmland, the town has always been an important agricultural market, and was once a major religious centre, with dozens of wealthy temples and Dharamshalas- however; most of these were destroyed when the Portuguese adsorbed the area into their Novas Conquistas during the 17th century.
Called Panjim by the Portuguese, Panaji means “the land that does not flood”. It is the state capital of Goa. Unlike many capital cities, Panaji has a distinct unhurried character. It is situated on the southern banks of the Mandovi River, which makes this town all the more charming. Typical of a Goan town, Panaji is built around a church facing a prominent square. The town has some beautiful Portuguese Baroque style buildings and enchanting old villas. The riverside, speckled with brightly whitewashed houses with wrought iron balconies, offers a fine view.
Ponda can be described as the Hindu heart of Goa. It is famous for the five important temples that are situated around the town, and also has the largest mosque in Goa. Most of these temples look relatively new as they have been restored after being destroyed by the Portuguese. That explains why there are no temples around the coast, which was the prime territory of the Portuguese. Ponda is also an important transport link.
Vasco da Gama, 29-km by road southwest of Panjim, sits on the narrow western tip of the Marmagoa (also known as Mormugao) peninsula, overlooking the mouth of the Zuari River. Acquired by the Portuguese in 1543, this strategically important site was formerly among the busiest ports on India‘s west coast.
Rice is cultivated in the valleys. A variety of other agricultural crops are also grown.
Plantations of coffee became a characteristic of the district through the 20th century. They are typically planted on hillsides too steep for rice growing, and use the shade of existing forests. Coffee has been the source of much local wealth.
In recent years, tourism of various types has started to become more important. In particular, plantation houses have been converted to take visitors, and walking and trekking holidays have become common.