- Gorgeous Goa, the tiny tropical paradise tucked away on the western coast of the Indian.
- Peninsula is endowed with exceptional scenic beauty and rich cultural heritage.
- Goa has lured mankind since time immemorial, it was referred as ‘Goyem’ by the ‘Mundaris’, one of the oldest tribes of the world.
- Aryans named it the ‘Garden of Shepherds’, while the enraptured European travellers called it the ‘Goa Dourada’ or the ‘Golden Goa’.
- Western influence is quite evident in various facts of Goan lifestyle that abounds with Indian mythology.
- Very name ‘Goa’, spells sun, sea, sand and socegado (feeling of peace and fun).
- Pristine beauty is quite inebriating, everything is so special and unique that no visitor can escape the magical charm of Goa.
- Coastline extending for about 125 kms, and a stretch of about 83 kms of silvery palm-fringed beaches.
- The State has emerged as a virtual paradise for the nature lovers and water sports enthusiasts.
- State is also dotted with ancient forts, ruins, mansions, churches, temples and tombs etc.
- Numerous fairs and festivals as well as weekly markets show cases the rich cultural heritage of the region.
- As one reaches this colourful State, what strikes you first is the easy going, fun-loving, free and tolerant Goan life style.
- Impact of Portuguese rule is distinctly evident.
- Goans are very proud of their culture and their love for music, dance, food and festivities is legendary.
- Capital: Panaji
- Area: 3,702 sq. kms.
- Population: 14,58,545 (2011)
- Languages: Konkani, Marathi
- Best Season: October to March
- Famous For: Beaches, Seafood & Feni, Churches, Cashews.
- Climate (Temperature):
- Winter (January and February): 200 C to 320 C
- Pre Monsoon (March, April and May): 230 C to 330 C
- Monsoon (June, July, August and September): 240 C to 300 C
- Post Monsoon (October, November and December): 210 C to 330 C