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Goa ( (listen)) is a state on the southwestern coast of India within the region known as the Konkan, separated from the Deccan highlands of the state of Karnataka by the Western Ghats. It is bounded by Maharashtra to the north and Karnataka to the east and south, with the Arabian Sea forming its western coast. It is India's smallest state by area and the fourth-smallest by population. Goa has the highest GDP per capita among all Indian states, two and a half times that of the country. It was ranked the best-placed state by the Eleventh Finance Commission for its infrastructure and ranked on top for the best quality of life in India by the National Commission on Population based on the 12 Indicators.Panaji is the state's capital, while Vasco da Gama is its largest city. The historic city of Margao still exhibits the cultural influence of the Portuguese, who first landed in the early 16th century as merchants and conquered it soon thereafter. Goa is a former Portuguese province; the Portuguese overseas territory of Portuguese India existed for about 450 years until it was annexed by India in 1961.Goa is visited by large numbers of international and domestic tourists each year for its white sand beaches, nightlife, places of worship and World Heritage-listed architecture. It has rich flora and fauna, owing to its location on the Western Ghats range, a biodiversity hotspot.

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  • Caravea Beach
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  • love love love this place <3 beautiful surroundings, nice people, yummy food and great partys :)
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • Lugar precioso, la gente muy simpatica y el entorno tiene sabor portugues. Puedes ver una pequeña introducción en http://www.fototravel.net/blog/reportajes/goa-alma-portuguesa-esencia-india.html
    about a decade ago report abuse
  • Suggestions from a tripguru: "Things to See: Panjim (the capital) is a must it is very pretty with an old Portugese town. There are two markets Saturday which is a night one and fun with local produce as well as the European section which has around 20-30 local but European designers and great for finding amazing cloths at some silly prices. The market is also full of food stuff and music and goes on till 4-5am. I'll get exact location as it used to be in baga beach but think changed. Then there is the Wednesday market which is the same but a day one and at Anjuna which is the old hippy section which has become touristy now but def worth visiting as very much part of Goa. Def worth visiting both north and south Goa as so different and if they have time a trip to the mountains and perhaps a stay at Wilderness an eco boutique place can be done. They pick you from your hotel and take you up this gorgeous mountain with monkeys and so on. Nice if you're into nature and it has a great infiniti pool. Plus the King cobra resides there!"
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