Goa is one of the smallest India states with just an area of 3702 sq km. It is located in the Sahayadri range of the Western Ghats. The boundaries of Goa are Arabian Sea on the west; Maharashtra is in the north and east and south is Karnataka. It has a tropical type of vegetation. Cashew, Teak, Coconut, Areca nuts, and Paddy are planted in Goa. The culture of Goa is a mixture of Indian and Iberian central squares are European style, Indian type of bazaar, Portuguese church and Hindu temples. It is adorn with Konkani folk song and Portuguese music and dance. The Hindu and Christian culture exist side by side.


Goa was a part of the Mauryan Empire, and then later the Satahavanas of Kolhapur ruled it. The Chalukyas, Siharas, Kadambas ruled over Goa one after another. The Delhi Sultanate ruled over Goa in 1312 AD. Later in the modern age Vasco De Gama the European traveler landed in Goa discovering a new sea route to India in 1498. The Portuguese arrived Goa with and intention of setting up a business center in competition with the Europeans. The king of Bijapur was defeated by the Portuguese admiral and controlled Goa. Revolving with many rulers it came to merge with independent India as union territory and in 1987 it became the twenty-fifth state of India.

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The Goa Tourism Development Cooperation has developed a clean, decent and affordable accommodation for the tourists.Goa is well developed in all the means of transportation enabling to connect Goa with most of the major cities and metropolitans in India. The major means of transportation are waterways, railways, airways and road transportation. Two wheelers, cars, taxis, rickshaws and buses are the main modes of local transportation. It has a very pleasant climate throughout the climate. Travelers are open throughout the year for visit. As it is also a highly developed state, the communication and mobility is never a problem.

Places to See

Mormugao Harbour
It is 34 Kms. from Panaji and 4 Kms. from Vasco-da-Gama. It is one of the fine natural anchorages on the West coast of India and the hub of intense maritime activity.

The capital of Goa and headquarters of North Goa District, a small a charming city on the left bank of silvery Mandovi River, with beautiful red-roofed houses, built in Latin style, also boasts of many modern houses, well laid garden, statues and avenue's lined with Gulmohar, Acassia and other trees. Enchantit panorama unfolds from atop Altinho (Hill Top).
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It is 13 Kms. from Panaji. The capital of Bardez Taluka, on the national highway, is the cross roads of the network of highways covering whole of Northern Goa.

Weekly fair on Friday, is held at the modem streamlined market, attended by large crowds.
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