Goa, also referred as the 'Rome of East' is one of the most happening and modern tourist destination in india with heritage goan culture and tradition. Colonized by Portuguese for 450 years, cultural heritage of Goa consists of numerous goa churches, temples and mosques. Moreover, Goa's exotic beaches that sprawl over wide and soft sands as well as the sea food of Goa are much admired and liked by people visiting Goa from different places. Goa's cultural richness and vividness is well reflected through Goan folk dances, Goan folk culture and Goan songs.One also gets charmed by a series of Christian monuments that reveal some of the most attractive architecture.
A lot has been inherited from Portuguese in the form of attire which is western including skirts worn by women. Be it the western music including jazz, techno as well as western classic or western cuisines including the amazing sea food, everything in cultural Goa has great western influence. People here are extremely modern and have their inclination towards contemporary advancements. It's been 40 years since the Portuguese left Goa and since then Goa has turned itself to being one of the most westernized and dashing places in India, which is much frequented and loved by tourists from across the world.
Numerous popular singers came up from Goa to please the minds and hearts of music lovers. Singers such as Emiliano D'cruz, Prince Jacob, , Souza Boy, M.Boyer, Alfred Rose, Kid Boxer, Rosario Rodrigues, Tony King and J. B. Rod. Goa also showcases buzzing nightlife to you. Goans flock around exotic beaches or let the various restaurants go buzzing all through the night. Festivals as well are celebrated with great festive cheer.
And when it comes to scrumptious food, one gets a chance to taste mouth watering Portuguese, Konkan, as well as Bahamani cuisines that are more than enough to satisfy your taste buds. Goans love to eat fish curry with rice which serves to be their staple diet. In addition to this, Goans also like pork as well as chicken. In the monsoon season, fish is quite abundant, and therefore, Goans have galore of them. The most preferred and liked drink of the Goans is known as Feni, which is made mainly from coconut water.
Some of the popular sports that are played in Goa include bull fighting as well as football. Moreover, wonderful fairs and festivals such Seista, a popular Hindu festival, are also celebrated in Goa with much enthusiasm. Moreover, cultural Goa is found to be replete with diverse cultural faiths. The contemporary Goa is replete with numerous hotels and resorts that serve to be a comfortable and pleasant abode for people coming to Goa. Therefore, make it a point to visit Goa closely and get acquainted with its rich and stunning cultural heritage that adds to its overall charm among the people.