Goa, a tiny emerald land on the west coast of India, Goa covers an area of 3702 square kilometers and comprises two Revenue district viz North Goa and South Goa.Goa was liberated by the Indian Army from Portuguese colonisation on December 19, 1961 and became an Union Territory along with the enclaves of Daman and Diu.The state of Maharashtra borders Goa on the north, the state of Karnataka on the south and east. The vast expanse of the Arabian Sea on the west forms the magnificent coastline for which Goa is justly famous.Panaji (Panjim) is the state capital located on the banks of the Mandovi river and Vasco, Margao, Mapusa and Ponda are the other major towns.
Prime Attractions of Goa
Along with English which is widely spoken all over Goa, Konkani and Marathi are the state languages. The national language Hindi is also well understood in most areas around the state. Goan cuisine is a blend of different influences the Goans had to endure during the centuries. The staple food in Goa is fish and rice, both among the Hindus and the Catholics.
The tourist season in Goa begins in late September and carries on through early March. The weather in these months is usually dry and pleasantly cool. The tourist season in Goa begins in late September and carries on through early March. The weather in these months is usually dry and pleasantly cool.
Goa, nestling on the western coast of India, enchants the visions of vast blue seas of Arabian Ocean. Its never-ending coastal stretches, sunbathing, feni - (an erotic drink) and its people, makes Goa only a true resort state. With a varied choice of more then forty beaches, one can choose from placid, serene stretches of white sand to lively partying beaches full of fun and enthusiasm.
Besides the arrayed Goan beaches there is lot more in the treasures of this land, visit the 500-year-old churches, royal forts and beautifully carved temples scattered all over the Goa State that will definitely leave you mesmerized.
Churches of Goa
1)Basilica of Bom JesusBeaches in Goa
3)Convent & Church of St. Francis of Assisi
4)The Church of St. Alex - Curtorim
1) Anjuna Beach
2) Baga Beach
3) Benaulim Beach
4) Bogmalo Beach
5) Colva Beach
6) Candolim Beach
7) Dona Paula Beach
8) Miramar Beach