Goa

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

History of Goa

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

Fight against Portuguese rule in Goa

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 125Km the beaches are divided into north and south Goa.  Goa is well known for its pristine beaches.  There are as many as......read more

Beaches in Goa

Goan culture: People of goa also called as goan follow mostly Christianity or Hinduism. Being under the rule of Portuguese for 450 years we can see lot of influence of Portuguese culture in Goa. Goa is also famous for its culture, cuisine, music, dance, handicrafts .... read more

Culture of Goa

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

Churches in Goa

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

Sanctuaries in Goa