goa India

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 hasthe highest GDP per capita among all Indian states and is acknowledgedas the best-placed state because of its infrastructure. Goa attracts a large number of touristsincluding 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.


The culture of Goa is ablend 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 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 Ruler 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 is a perfect holiday landing place with many old churches and several beautiful beaches with many fun activities. Some interesting places and attractions to visit in Goainclude the following:

Things to do

Spread across a total area of 3,700 km2, Goa is filled with exciting places and fun activities.One can never get enough of this energetic and welcoming place. Apart from the beauty of beaches and sacred churches, there are many other things that one can enjoy during the stay in Goa.

Shopping at Goa

Goa city is home to many famous and big malls where one can get branded and latest fashion clothes and accessories. Some of the popular ones are listed below:

Night Life
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.


One of the best, most preferred tourist spots in India because of its beaches, and also for its pleasant weather, happening and lively nightlife, enticing seafood, thrilling and exciting water activities, and more. Goa is always crowded with tourists throughout the year and yet gives a calm and soothing vibe. A place that has a generous amount of fun-filled activities and attractive places, Goa is indeed the Pearl of East.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What is the Official Language of Goa?

Konkani is the official language of Goa .

What is the Capital of Goa?

Panji is the Capital of Goa.

What is the PIN code of Panji?

Panji’s Pin Code is 403001

Is Goa a State or Union Territory?

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

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