Goa is a must see tourist place in India. If one wants to enjoy the beaches, or different cusines or the night parties then Goa can be the right destination. Situated in western part of India and having a coastal line of Konkan, goa is the smallest state in terms of area and fourth smallest in terms of population. Goa is bounded by Maharashtra in the north, towards east and south it is Karnataka and to the west is the Arabian Sea. Being a small state has its own advantage; it is easily navigable and could travel throughout the state with few days. Panaji is the capital and the GDP of the state is double that of India.
Exploring Goa should not be a problem as people are very friendly. English is spoken by many locals even though Konkani is the native language. With exotic beaches, beauty, architecture, history, and rich flora and fauna goa becomes an interesting tourist destinations.
Goan History: The history of Goa is quite interesting as it
dates back to Mahabharata period. There is a myth that Lord Parashuram, the
sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu shot six arrows from the mountains of western
ghats into the sea and requested sea God to recede water till where his last
arrow was shot. Early settlers of Goa were Saraswat Brahmins. These Brahmins were different from other, ...read more
Goa under Portuguese: After the discovery
of new sea route by Vasco da gama Portuguese led by Afonso de Albuquerque
reached Goa in the year 1510. Albuquerque attacked Goa at the behest of chief Thimayya. He was successful in evicting Hindus from Goa.... read more
Beaches:As one think to
travel Goa what one gets into mind is the famous beaches of Goa. Tourists
throng to Goa mainly for the beaches. Stretched over 125 Km the beaches are
divided into north and south Goa. Goa is well known for its pristine beaches. There are as many as......read more
Churches: The Golden bell which
is on the tower of St Catherine is world famous for its rich tone. Basilica of bom Jesus ......... read more
Sanctuaries: Goa is not only
famous for its beaches, churches but also have famous sanctuaries which one
should not miss to visit. Salim Ali bird sanctuary in the mangrove forest ....... read more
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