Places to Visit

Goa Nightlife

Goa is known for its vibrant and lively nightlife, which attracts tourists from all over the world. The state offers a range of entertainment options, from beach parties to nightclubs and bars, ensuring that there is something for everyone. The beaches in Goa are a popular spot for parties, with many of them hosting full-moon parties that attract a young crowd.

Things To Do



Goa is a melting pot of cultures and this is reflected in its culinary scene. From local Goan cuisine to international flavors, the state has an abundance of restaurants that cater to all tastes and budgets. Seafood is a staple in Goan cuisine and is a must-try for any foodie visiting the state.

Shopping at Goa



Goa is a state that celebrates vibrant festivals all year round. The Three Kings Feast honors the Wise Men and is celebrated on January 6, while the colourful and lively Goa Carnival takes place just before Lent. New Year's Eve in Goa is another grand celebration, known for its beach parties, fireworks and music performances.


Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Goa is during the winter season between mid-November to mid-February. During this time, the environment will be cool and comfortable and will be a preferred time to relax on the beautiful scenic beaches.

Goa Overview

Known as the pearl of the East, Goa is a state situated on the southwestern coast of India, inside the Konkan region. The Goa state is one of the best holiday destinations in India, because of its several beaches and lively surroundings. Spread over an area of 3,700 km2, Goa is India's smallest state by area, and with a 1,458,545 total population ranked as the fourth-smallest state. Goa has the highest GDP per capita among all Indian states and is acknowledged as the best-placed state because of its infrastructure. Goa attracts a large number of tourists including both domestic and international every year because of its white and calm sandy beaches, lively nightlife, places of worship, and World Heritage-listed architecture. The state has abundant flora and fauna as it lies very close to the North Western Ghats rainforests, known as one of the rare biodiversity zones of the world.

Goa History

Goa is home to one of the rock art engravings that represent the earliest known traces of human life in India. During the 3rd Century In the 3rd century BC, Goa was part of the Maurya Empire, which was ruled by the Buddhist emperor, Ashoka of Magadha. Between the 2nd century BC and the 6th century AD, Goa was ruled by the Bhojas of Goa. In 1312, Goa came under the control of the Delhi Sultanate. The place was ruled by the Delhi sultanates but in the year 1370, the kings were defeated by the Rruler of the Vijayanagara Empire, Harihara I. The Vijayanagara Empire ruled the area till 1469, later the dynasty started falling apart and the area came under the governance of Adil Shahis of Bijapur. The Portuguese defeated the ruling Bijapur Sultan Yusuf Adil Shah with the help of a local ally, Timoji, a privateer in 1510. They set up a permanent settlement in Velha Goa (Old Goa), which marked the beginning of Portuguese colonial rule in Goa that lasted for four and a half centuries until its joining by India in 1961.

Goa Culture

The culture of Goa is a blend of Indian and Portuguese cultures. The long Portuguese rule has influenced the culture in many ways and many of the Portuguese traditions are echoed in the Goan culture in the current period also. The crafts and arts of Goa resemble Hindu, Muslim, and Christian origins.

Goa Video

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)


Konkani is the official language of Goa.


Panaji is the capital of Goa.


Panaji's Pin Code is 403001.


Goa is a State, which got its statehood on 30th May 1987.

Copyright 2012-2022 Indiamap Digital Pvt Ltd. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Use