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Goa is located between the Western Ghats & the Arabian Sea. The Portuguese, who claimed Goa as the stool of the Catholic Church in the East in the 1500s, controlled the area until 1961, when India invaded to liberate. The state’s Portuguese past is most apparent in its plazas, cathedrals & architecture.

Goa splits neatly in to districts: North and South Goa. Lively North Goa has the state capital, Panaji and the former capital of Elderly Goa, with its fascinating church buildings and buildings. There's lots of beaches along North Goa such as Fort Aguada, Candolim, Calangute and Anjuna, famous for its Wednesday flea market. Panaji boasts lots of elderly buildings including Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, consecrated in 1541 and the Elderly Portuguese districts of Fountainhas and Sao Tome.

Goa Facts

• Area 3,702 sq. km
• Population 1,169,793
• Altitude Sea level
• Languages Konkani, Marathi, Hindi, English
• Best time to visit October to February
• STD Code 0832

Tourist Attractions in Goa

Goa is often referred to locally as “Goa Dourada,” (“Golden Goa”) for its beaches, waterfalls, forts, church buildings, seminaries, & caves. The beaches including Dona Paula, Colva, Calangute, Anjuna, Miramar, & Vagator are among the best beaches around the globe. Church buildings & forts in Elderly Goa take the visitor to it antiquity. Goa also has a rich floral & faunal legacy making it a complete location.

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