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Goa’s Beaches, Churches, World Heritage Sites are a Tourist’s Paradise in the Arabian Sea Coast of India.
Goa is geographically the smallest state in India and is bounded by Maharashtra and Karnataka states. The state is the richest state in terms of GDP per capita in India.
Panaji is the capital city and Vasco da Gama is the largest city. It was a Portuguese colony from 15th century till 1961, when it became part of India as a Union territory. In the year 1987 this state became an independent state of India.
Goa has two UNESCO declared World Heritage Sites; the Bom Jesus Basilica and Churches and convents of Old Goa. The Bom Jesus Basilica has the mortal remains of Saint Francis Xavier. There are many other churches which attracts lot of tourists.
Goa is one of the main tourist centers in India, visited by local and international tourists. Year end is the peak tourist season here.
Dudhsagar Falls on Karnataka Border is one of the most beautiful water falls at around 60 kilometers away from Goan Capital Panaji.
The rock art engravings in and around Goa indicates its rich cultural heritage dating back to more than 20000 years.
Climate is that of tropical monsoon. It is hot and humid during most of the year except during monsoon season.
How Do I Go Goa’s Beaches, Churches, & World Heritage Sites?
Goa is well connected by roads. Four National highways of India passes through the state.
Goa is well connected by railway services to the rest of India. Indian railways and Konkan railways connects the state with other parts of the country.
Goa International Airport connects the state with the rest of the world.
There is also a catamaran service connecting Mumbai and Goa.