A derivative from the Konkani word ‘goy’ meaning a ‘patch of tall grass’, Goa is the smallest state in India with regard to area and in terms of population it is the fourth smallest.
Goa is situated in Konkan along the west coast of India.
It is ranked as the twenty fifth state in the union of states of India. The total area of this state is approximately 3702 sq.kms.
Vasco da Gama is the biggest city in this state. Panaji, also known as Panjim is Goa’s capital.
Possessed by the Portugese for approximately 450 years (longest held possessions), their culture is still visible in the historical city of Margao.
Well known for architecture, beaches and temples, Goa is visited by thousands of tourists national and international each year.
Goa has beautiful beaches,reasonable hotels and friendly people and fabulous weather. They work very hard for little money and as a lady of 64, I felt very safe on my own. A week in January 2013 was not enough, there were lots of British people in Candolim, who stay for weeks, sometime months. Not recommended for people who are crippled or have problems walking or children. The main drag could be difficult to walk down as there was not much of a pavement and what there was was high and uneven. There was lots of dusty roads and the noisiest continual honking of horns of the traffic that you had to avoid. After three days you get used to it. I stayed at the Aldeia Santa Rita Hotel, which I would recommend. Some of the food, especially the a la carte was great and some was reasonable. If the...
we have been to calangute 12 times and are looking to book again for april it is an amazing place although on a first visit you would be asking yourself like i did my god where have i brought us but after a good nights sleep after a long journey this place grows on you and the people are lovely and never forget you although there are thousands of people going see the cows walk the streets more road sense than most of us the elephants walk on by wonderful very busy roads taxis cheap and food and drinks cant fault the place