Best and Largest Carnival in India at Goa 22nd to 25th February 2020

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Location : Goa, India

Destination Type: Cultural destination

Goa is called Pearl of the orient. The Portuguese colonization had brought to Goa different catholic celebrations . One such festival is Goa carnival which happens before lent days . This is open to all and no tickets required.

History of  Goa Carnival

  1. The Goan carnival has roots to its colonization by Portuguese
  2. Till 1965 the carnival was celebrated as a small street festival
  3. Timoteo Fernandes a Goan musician modeled it like the famous Rio Carnival in 1965
  4. According to Goan tourism department, this festival is celebrated since 18th century
  5. According to local tradition, during Carnival Goa is taken over by King Momo

Activities for tourists at Goa during Goa Carnival

  1. Watch the parades led by King Momo
  2. Participate in cultural events
  3. Join any of the parties going around or go for a cruise party
  4. Enjoy the special Goan dishes
  5. Play water sports and scuba diving

How to reach there


Goa has scheduled international connections to DohaDubaiMuscatSharjah and Kuwait in the Middle East 


Goa has two rail lines – one run by the South Western Railway and the other by the Konkan Railway. It connects Goa with major cities of India


Goa has four National Highways passing through it. NH-66 (ex NH-17) runs along India’s west coast and links Goa to Mumbai in the north and Mangalore to the south. NH-4A running across the state connects the capital Panaji to Belgaum in east, linking Goa to cities in the Deccan.


Goa, being in the tropical zone and near the Arabian Sea, has a hot and humid climate for most of the year. The month of May is usually the hottest Month in Goa., The daytime temperatures runs over 35 °C.The state’s three seasons are: Southwest monsoon period (June – September), post-monsoon period (October – January) and fair weather period (February – May).

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Tarkarli (108 kms away )
  2. Malvan (105 kms away)
  3. Amboli (81kms away)
  4. Gokarna (166kms away)
  5. Chapora Fort (16 kms away)

Some hotels in Goa for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

The Fern Kadamba

Moradia dos Quadros

Casa Menezes – A Heritage Goan Homestay

Cozy Woods Hill Resort, North Goa

Casa DCM and Esmeralda


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