GOA 


Goa Listen is India's smallest state by area and the fourth smallest by population. Located in West India in the region known as the Konkan, it is bounded by the state of Maharashtra to the north, and by Karnataka to the east and south, while the Arabian Sea forms its western coast. Goa is India's richest state with a GDP per capita two and a half times that of the country as a whole.
It was ranked the best placed state by the Eleventh Finance Commission for its infrastructure and ranked on top for the best quality of life in India by the National Commission on Population based on the 12 Indicators.

Panaji is the state's capital, while Vasco da Gama is the largest city. The historic city of Margao still exhibits the cultural influence of the Portuguese, who first landed in the early 16th century as merchants and conquered it soon thereafter. Goa is a former Portuguese colony, the Portuguese overseas territory of Portuguese India existed for about 450 years until it was annexed by India in 1961.

Renowned for its beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture, Goa is visited by large numbers of international and domestic tourists each year. It also has rich flora and fauna, owing to its location on the Western Ghats range, which is classified as a biodiversity hotspot.

  • MORMUGAO HARBOUR

    It is 34 Kms. from Panaji and 4 Kms. from Vasco-da-Gama. It is one of the fine natural anchorages.

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  • AGONDA BEACH

    About 37kms. from Margao and 8kms. from Canacona. A small picturesque and secluded.

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  • AGUADA FORT

    18 kms.from planji the fort was built by the Portuguese in 1609-1612 to command the entry into the river mandovi.

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  • ANJUNA BEACH

    One of the main sources of Anjuna's enduring popularity as a hippy hang out is its superb beach.

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  • BASILICA OF BORN JESUS

    This is the only church in Old Goa,which is not plastered on the outside,the lime plaster having been.

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  • BHAGWAN MAHAVIR

    Along the north from Panaji on the road to Belgaum,is a sanctuary that covers 240-sq-kms.

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