National Geographic places Goa 6th nightlife destination

PTI, PANAJI | 09 February 2015 20:52 IST

Goa tourism minister Dilip Parulekar on Sunday said it is an honour that the state was getting global recognition as a "safe tourism destination" as he hailed the recent announcement by a media conglomerate that placed Goa at the sixth spot in 'Top 10 Nightlife Cities' list.

‘National Geographic’ has positioned Goa sixth in the list of top 10 nightlife cities in the world.

"Goa is getting world recognition for several tourism related aspects. Now enlisted as the World's best nightlife cities is another feather in our cap. We must acknowledge this is an honour as Goa is a safe destination for tourists 24x7 whether on or off the beach," Parulekar said in a statement.

Parulekar said city's night bazaars, music festivals are very popular and his department will encourage and promote such events, which are held conforming to all laws of the land.

In National Geographic's 'Top 10 Nightlife Cities' list, Dublin in Ireland ranked first, followed by Belgrade in Serbia, La Paz in Bolivia, Sao Paulo in Brazil, San Juan in Puerto Rico, Goa In India, Ibiza in Spain, Houston in Texas, Thessaloniki in Greece and Baku in Azerbaijan.


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