St. Francis Xavier history says that he was a great Catholic missionary who was born in Spain on seventh April 1506 and came to India with Portuguese Viceroy of Goa in 1543 for introducing Christianity to the people of Goa. He taught and delivered lectures on Gospel of Jesus Christ to local people. While travelling in China for spreading Christianity he died from fever on 2nd December 1552. Feast of St. Francis Xavier is celebrated at Basilica of Bom Jesus in Goa to commemorate this great saint.
Thousands of people from other parts of Goa gather at Bom Jesus Basilica a world heritage monument, which is just ten km to the east of Panaji. Goa has the great capacity to accommodate huge influx of tourists to its tourist destinations. There are plenty of hotels and resorts in North as well as South Goa. A number of budget hotels in South Goa like Hotel Graciano Cottages are much popular among the visitors.