Author: Louise Nicholson
Photographer: Fredrik Arvidsson
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9622174159
Goa, known for its endless stretches of golden beaches, is the obvious destination for the lotus eater. But Goa has far more to offer. This rich and fertile land, so perfectly located on the west coast of India, was a Portuguese colony form 1510 until it was returned to Indian rule in 1961. These four hundred and fifty years of Portuguese rule are evident everywhere, not only in the architecture but also in the way people dress, the food they eat, their music, dance and festivals.
The author presents a series of imaginative itineraries which explore every aspect of Goa’s multifaceted charms. Discover the splendors of Old Goa and its baroque churches, the temples of Ponda, the old Goan houses in and around Margao, the capital Panaji, deserted fortresses, vibrant markets, ancient caves, spice plantations which first lured Europeans to its shores and, last but not least, the celebrated beaches that run along the Arabian Sea.
An insight into the historic, religious, cultural and ethnic diversity of Goa.
Written by an award winning author who presents a series of imaginative itineraries which explore every aspect of Goa’s multifaceted charms.
Indispensable practical information including visas, travel, hotels, food, bars and beaches.
112 superb photographs.
Goa Today: India’s Small, Young and Exotic State
Goa Down the Ages: Conquerors, Traders and Missionaries
Panaji: The Quiet Capital
Old Goa: Churches and Evocations of Golden City
Margao and Old Goan Houses
Goa’s Temples: A Visit to Ponda
More Goa Treats: Forts, Spices and Ancient Caves
Out of Goa: Trips to Other Parts of India
Key Dates in Goa’s History
Getting there: Idea to reality; Vital Decisions
Local Information: trouble-free glorious Goa days
Fish curry rice: Goa’s Abundance of food
Out on the Town : shops, Sport, Restaurants and Nightlife
Maps and Plans