Goa Travel Guide
Goa is a tropical paradise and India's premier holiday destination. It has glorious, sun-drenched beaches lapped by the warm waters of the Arabian Sea, memorable sunsets that seemingly linger forever, rows upon rows of coconut palms swaying in the breeze, lush foliage and fragrant flora, colorful little towns populated with bungalows and villas with verdant gardens, Catholic churches right alongside Hindu temples, and a legacy tied to the Portuguese colonial era. It's really a brilliant fusion of East and West, where Western hippies made out in the sand in banana-leaf shacks in the 1970s, and where young Indian millionaires now frolic poolside at the boutique hotels and luxury resorts with bars and nightclubs and upscale restaurants. The sea here is a deep aquamarine, the sunsets a fiery orange, and small hills rise just inland – foothills of the Western Ghats – liberally forested and home to wildlife sanctuaries where indigenous sambar and wild boar roam free. The principal cities here are Panaji, formerly Panjim, the capital city; Margao, an historic bastion where the Portuguese influence is still palpable; and Vasco da Gama, the largest of them all. Ultimately, Goa is to India what Hawaii is to America or the Riviera to Europe – a kickass destination.
Goa is one of the smallest states of India. It lies along the western coast of the Indian Peninsula, with the Terekhol River describing its northern border with the state of Maharashtra, the Western Ghats unfolding to its east, and the Arabian Sea to the west of it. Its capital city is Panaji (formerly Panjim).
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