Goa is a state situated on the western coast of India which is stretched beside the Arabian Sea. It is tiny state in India and shares its border with Maharashtra in the north, and Karnataka in the east and south. It is divided into two districts:

    • North Goa, which is headquartered at Panaji, is divided into three subdivisions – Panjim (Panaji), Mapusa, and Bicholim; and five talukas – Tiswadi (Panjim), Bardez, Pernem, Bicholim and Sattari.
    • South Goa, which is headquartered at Margao, is divided into five subdivisions – Ponda, Mormugao‑Vasco, Margao, Quepem, and Dharbandora; seven talukas – Ponda, Mormugao, Salcete, Quepem, and Canacona, Sanguem, and Dharbandora.

(Note: Ponda taluka was shifted from North Goa district to South Goa district in January 2015.)

Panaji (formally known as Panjim) is the state capital of Goa and lies on the banks of the Mandovi River estuary where the famous floating casinos and cruise boats are docked.

 Goa is a former Portuguese colony with prolific history. The state has unique mixture of Indian and Portuguese culture, art and architecture that pulls millions tourists (either national or international) every year. Tourism is its primary industry. The Goans are celebrate many festivals throughout the year, the most famous being the New Year and Goa Carnival.

Goa has over 40 beaches at the coastline that stretches along 110 km. Some of them have a well-developed infrastructure. Goa is primarily known across the globe for its tempting seafood, stunning beaches and dazzling nightlife. Goa stands 6th among the top ten Nightlife cities in the world in National Geographic Travel. Patnem beach in Palolem stood third in CNN Travel’s top twenty Beaches in Asia.

Apart from beaches and nightlife Goa also offers attractions, Goa cuisines, water sports, casino, shopping, colorful culture, and many more. 


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