Located in the South Western part of India in a region named Konkan.
Special Features :
Goa is the smallest sate of India and it is the fourth smallest in the country in terms of population.
Main language :
Konkani and Marathi.
Konkani in the Devanagari.
3702 square kilometers.
Primarily sea beaches cover a greater part of Goa. Mountainous landscapes are also notable.
Goa is located in the tropical zone of Arabian Sea and hence hot and humid weather is prevalent most of the year in Goa. By early June, monsoon arrives in Goa and continues till the end of October.
Other Languages Spoken :
English and Hindi.
Important tourist destinations :
Historic site: Among the churches Basilica Bom Jesus is the famous one. Goa has a number of forts such as Gaspar Dias , Tiracol, Corjuem, Chapora, Aguada, and Cabo de Rama. Goa's temples are also famous tourist spots and notable among them are Shanta Durga Temple, Mangueshi Temple and Mahalasa Temple.
Goa State Museum and Naval Aviation Museum.
Best Time to Visit :
September To March
By Air : Dabolim Airport is the only airport is Goa. One can access all the major cities of Goa from the airport.
By Rail : There are two major rail lines in Goa namely, Konkan railway and South Western Railway.
By Road : Majority part of Goa is well connected through roads. Hence public transport is an easy mean to travel within Goa. The state has two national highways the national highway 17 connects Goa with Mumbai and the other highway connects the state with Mangalore.