Legend has it that Parshuram, the mythical warrior-sage, shot an arrow
into the sea, and commanded the sea to retreat to the point where his
arrow had dropped, and the land thus wrested from the waters became known
as Goa. Looking at the stunning landscape in Goa today, it is easy to
believe that such beauty could not have been created without supernatural
Flanked by the magnificient Sahyadris to the east and the great Arabian
Sea to the West, Goa is an especially idyllic part of the Konkan. The
mountains and the coast mix to give the region a torrential monsoon
downpour. The fertile land and the bountiful sea have always provided in
abundance for the Goan people, and this has contributed in creating the
easy-going relaxed lifestyle typified by the laid-back attitude known as 'sussegaad'
Goans enjoy all the good things in life. Food, drink, music, theatre, and
football can be identified as the chief pleasures of the Goan. If Catholic
and Hindu sensibilities are mixed and a large dollop of Portuguese
influence is added, the result is the unique culture of Goa. Churches,
cathedrals, temples, and shrines literally dot the landscapes, and every
other day there is sure to be some feast, palki, jatra, tiatr, or some
other celebration somewhere.
If you're looking for a holiday home in a place that offers myriad
celebrations, exotic cuisine, and that is steeped in history, Goa is the
If you're looking for an investment that will appreciate, a house in Goa
is the right choice.