Goa goes the Brazil way

With their five-day ex­trav­a­gant car­ni­val set in Fe­bru­ary, Goa Tourism is mar­ket­ing the state as a cul­tural des­ti­na­tion with fes­ti­vals, her­itage and ad­ven­ture.

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Goa car­ni­val this year is be­ing or­gan­ised from Fe­bru­ary 8 to 12 and will re­vive the yesteryears’ fer­vour with larger-than-life dé­cor and mask in­stal­la­tions. This food and cul­tural fes­ti­val is the big­gest of its kind in Goa. in­clud­ing the food fes­ti­val where we have in­volved 15 other states as well.”

Goa Tourism has left no stone un­turned to take the 2013 Car­ni­val ex­pe­ri­ence to a height­ened level of ex­cite­ment and en­ter­tain­ment. The fes­ti­val, will fea­ture float in­creased the de­ploy­ment of po­lice force at tourist spots. We are also in the process of in­creas­ing room in­ven­tory for tourists.”He added that the tourism board is keen on pro­mot­ing Goa not only as an im­por­tant cul­tural des­ti­na­tion but also for its fes­ti­vals, her­itage and ad­ven­ture.

RK Verma, Prin­ci­pal Sec­re­tary Tourism, Government of Goa com­ments on the adding of more room in­ven­tory is Goa, say­ing,“Four new five star ho­tels are un­der­way in Goa in­clud­ing the Four Sea­sons ho­tel. We are also de­vel­op­ing golf cour­ses and fo­cus­ing on mon­soon tourism along with pro­mot­ing the car­ni­val in a big way”.

This year the car­ni­val has been re­branded and el­e­ments of Bol­ly­wood have also been in­tro­duced. The Goa Car­ni­val has evolved over a pe­riod of time and tak­ing for­ward this tra­di­tion, it has now been re­branded and repo­si­tion­ing the car­ni­val.

Parulekar adds, “The other high­lights of the event will in­clude a vin­tage car rally, Ser­e­nade pa­rade, a Har­ley David­son Bike rally and King Momo’s lead float. The event will also see many Bol­ly­wood per­son­al­i­ties.”

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