About Goa - presentation, information, photos and recommendations

Goa is located on the west coast of India, a region known as Konkani. Neighboring states are Maharashtra and Karnataka to the north east and south.

The state, bordering the Arabian Sea on the west coast. The state capital is Panaji, although the largest city is Vasco da Gama. Goa was colonized by the Portuguese in the sixteenth century, converting many of the locals to Christianity. Portuguese colony lasted for about 450 years until the country was annexed by India in 1961.

Goa is India's smallest state by area and the fourth smallest by population. It is the richest state in the country in terms of GDP per capita. Also, Goa is among the fastest rates of economic growth in India, the average being 8.23% GDP growth between 1990 and 2000.

Goa is internationally known for its beaches and is visited by hundreds of thousands of foreign tourists every year. Besides beaches, Goa is known for its architecture as part of UNESCO world heritage, including the Basilica of Bom Jesus.
The primary economic sector is tourism - 12% of all international tourists coming to India lands in Goa. Tourism is mainly in areas near the sea. In the center of the state, there are other productive industries such as mining, because Goa has deposits of iron, manganese, silicon and other minerals. Agriculture, although it becomes increasingly less important to the economy of Goa is an important sector because a significant proportion of the population consists of farmers.

Goa is totally different from the rest of India. This is a small region quite easily explored, both in terms of landscape - rich in jungle-covered hills, and in terms of cultural influences which prevailed today over 400 years of Portuguese domination. Regarding religion, although two thirds of the population occupies hidusii the people of Goa are more liberal than any other part of India.

Goa impresses primarily through its unique combination between west and east, a fascinating relic of white churches, shaded by palm trees, impressive temples, cathedrals Iberian impressive, always crowded bazaars, colonial buildings and cobbled squares, sunny, flanked by colorful flowers.
Cultural mix is evident through the various festivals that take place here - Carnival, Christmas, Diwali and Durga Puja, all celebrated in traditional style chase.

And if you add calm atmosphere, good food and excellent winter climate, we understand why Goa attracts more and more tourists from all over the world.


Goa | Goa is located on the west coast of India, a region known as Konkani. Neighboring states are Maharashtra and Karnataka to the north east and south.

The state, bordering the Arabian Sea on the west coast

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Top hotels in Goa

Hotel Vivanta By Taj Holiday Village, Goa

Hotel Vivanta By Taj Holiday Village

Goa, Konkani, India

  • Hotel with outdoor pool  
  • No transport provided
Ticlo, Goa

Ticlo

Goa, Konkani, India

    • No transport provided
    Hotel Resort Village Royal, Goa

    Hotel Resort Village Royal

    Goa, Konkani, India

      • No transport provided
      Beiramar Alfran Resort, Goa

      Beiramar Alfran Resort

      Goa, Konkani, India

        • No transport provided
        Longuinhos Beach Resort, Goa

        Longuinhos Beach Resort

        Goa, Konkani, India

        • Full Board  
        • No transport provided
        Hotel Sun Village, Goa

        Hotel Sun Village

        Goa, Konkani, India

        • Hotel with outdoor pool  
        • No transport provided
        Hotel Colonia De Braganza, Goa

        Hotel Colonia De Braganza

        Goa, Konkani, India

          • No transport provided
          Lalit Golf Spa Resort, Goa

          Lalit Golf Spa Resort

          Goa, Konkani, India

          • Hotel Luxury  
          • No transport provided
          Hotel Nanu Resort Dbl Reg, Goa

          Hotel Nanu Resort Dbl Reg

          Goa, Konkani, India

          • Hotel with outdoor pool  
          • No transport provided
          Hotel Goa Marriott Resort Dbl Reg, Goa

          Hotel Goa Marriott Resort Dbl Reg

          Goa, Konkani, India

          • Hotel with children playground  
          • No transport provided
          Royal Orchid Beach Resort Spa, Goa

          Royal Orchid Beach Resort Spa

          Goa, Konkani, India

          • Full Board  
          • No transport provided
          Siesta De Goa, Goa

          Siesta De Goa

          Goa, Konkani, India

            • No transport provided
            Colonia Jose Menino, Goa

            Colonia Jose Menino

            Goa, Konkani, India

              • No transport provided
              Somy Resorts, Goa

              Somy Resorts

              Goa, Konkani, India

                • No transport provided
                Devasthali The Valley Of Gods, Goa

                Devasthali The Valley Of Gods

                Goa, Konkani, India

                • Hotel with outdoor pool  
                • No transport provided
                Alila Diwa, Goa

                Alila Diwa

                Goa, Konkani, India

                • Hotel Luxury  
                • No transport provided
                Caravela Beach Resort, Goa

                Caravela Beach Resort

                Goa, Konkani, India

                • Hotel with outdoor pool  
                • No transport provided
                Nazri Resort, Goa

                Nazri Resort

                Goa, Konkani, India

                • Hotel with outdoor pool  
                • No transport provided
                Hotel The Village Square, Goa

                Hotel The Village Square

                Goa, Konkani, India

                • Hotel with outdoor pool  
                • No transport provided
                Marquis Beach Resort, Goa

                Marquis Beach Resort

                Goa, Konkani, India

                • Hotel with outdoor pool  
                • No transport provided
                Laguna Anjuna, Goa

                Laguna Anjuna

                Goa, Konkani, India

                • Hotel with outdoor pool  
                • No transport provided
                Resort Rio, Goa

                Resort Rio

                Goa, Konkani, India

                • Hotel with outdoor pool  
                • No transport provided
                Welcomheritage Panjim Inn, Goa

                Welcomheritage Panjim Inn

                Goa, Konkani, India

                  • No transport provided
                  Casa Baga, Goa

                  Casa Baga

                  Goa, Konkani, India

                    • No transport provided
                    Palolem Beach Resort, Goa

                    Palolem Beach Resort

                    Goa, Konkani, India

                      • No transport provided

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                      Temple Shri Mangueshi

                      Temple Shri Mangueshi

                      Konkani, IndiaShri Mangueshi Temple is located in Mangeshim Priola, Taluka Pond, 1 mile Nagueshi Mardol close to 22 km from Goa's capital Panaji and 26 km from Margao. This temple is one of the biggest, most charming, and most visited temple in Goa.

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                      Basilica of Bom Jesus

                      Basilica Of Bom Jesus

                      Konkani, IndiaBasilica of Bom Jesus is located in Goa, India and is part of UNESCO. Basilica holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. The church is located in Old Goa, which was the capital of Goa in the early days of the Portuguese government.

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