July 30, 2020 By Swapnil Suryawanshi


State of India :

Goa is a state in western India with coastlines stretching along the Arabian Sea. Its long history as a Portuguese colony prior to 1961 is evident in its preserved 17th-century churches and the area’s tropical spice plantations. Goa is also known for its beaches, ranging from popular stretches at Baga and Palolem to those in laid-back fishing villages such as Agonda.

Land area: 3,702 km²Population: 18.2 lakhs (2012)CapitalPanaji (Executive Branch) Chief ministerPramod Sawant .

Formation of state‎: ‎30 May 1987Area rank‎: ‎28thLargest city‎: ‎Vasco da GamaOfficial language‎: ‎Konkani;‎Tourism in Goa · ‎History of Goa · ‎North Goa district · ‎South Goa district .

Which part of Goa is best :

The beaches in the far South and the farthest North are the best. North Goa usually tends to be Anjuna/Vagator area (decent, crowded beaches) and Candolim/Baga (very crowded beaches), and Ashwem/Arambol (fun clean, pretty beaches). But there are beaches even further North that are totally undeveloped and empty.

Is it safe in Goa :

Despite stories of violent crime, drug-related misdeeds and police corruption (some of them internationally high-profile and involving tourists) Goa remains essentially a safe destination for travellers. So long as you adhere to a few basic and common-sense safety precautions, you should stay safe and secure in Goa.

What is the famous in Goa :

Goa is famous for adventure water sports, Goa offers the best water sports and other adventures sports such as scuba diving, paragliding, parasailing, banana boat riding and snorkelling. 5) MOUTHWATERING FOODS AT BEACH SHACKS: Most of Goa’s beaches are outlined with shacks most of the year.

The Mahadev Temple, attributed to the Kadambas of Goa; in what is today Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park.

Climate :

Goa features a tropical monsoon climate under the Köppen climate classification. Goa, being in the tropical zone and near the Arabian Sea, has a hot and humid climate for most of the year. The month of May is usually the hottest, seeing daytime temperatures of over 35 °C (95 °F) coupled with high humidity. 

Government and politics :

Goa Assembly

Government :

In the Parliament of India, Goa has two seats in the Lok Sabha (House of the People), one representing each district, and one seat in the Rajya Sabha (Council of the States).

Konkani cinema :

India Goa Film Festival

Konkani cinema is an Indian film industry, where films are made in the Konkani language, which is spoken mainly in the Indian states of Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka and to a smaller extent in Kerala. Konkani films have been produced in Goa, KarnatakaMaharashtra and Kerala .

Food :

Main article: Goan cuisine

  • Goan prawn curry, a popular dish throughout the state.
  • Pork vindaloo is a popular Goan curry dish in the state and around the world.
  • Chamuças, Goan samosas
  • Traditional Goan fish curry
  • Left Tandoori lobster with fries and vegetables.
    Right Tandoori prawns with sauce.

Historic sites and neighbourhoods

Goa has two World Heritage Sites: the Bom Jesus Basilica and churches and convents of Old Goa. The basilica holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier, regarded by many Catholics as the patron saint of Goa (the patron of the Archdiocese of Goa is actually Saint Joseph Vaz).


See also: Goan literatureGoan-chumar-chitram

NatakTiatr (most popular) and Jagor are the chief forms of Goa’s traditional performance arts. Other forms are Ranmale, Dashavatari, Kalo, Goulankala, Lalit, Kala and Rathkala.Stories from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata along with more modern social subjects are narrated with song and dance.

Indian and foreign tourists at beaches in Goa. Ships can be seen in the background in the top image, while hills can be seen in the background in the center image and Bogmalo beach near Goa airport in the bottom image.