Goa– Goa, one of the youngest States of India is a visual extravaganza. Nestled between the Sahyadri to the east and the Arabian sea to the west, Goa Hugs a Palm fringed, green carpeted coast interrupted by the estuaries of silvery streams and dotted by some of the loveliest beaches of the world. The breathtaking landscape is a natural ribbon of vibrant hues. Stretching endlessly, the limpid shimmering sapphire sea breaks on the pale gold beaches, fringed by deep emerald stretches of coastal vegetation. One of India’s most picturesque regions, Goa is famous for its history, ancient churches, temples and mosques, folklore, colourful feasts and festivals, charming towns and villas. Goa’s unique culture blends four centuries of Portuguese influence with what is essentially an India lifestyle. An irrepressible joy of life, Natural talent for dance and music, genuine warmth and gentleness set the Goans apart. Goa has its own cornucopia of art literature, classical music and folk arts that is a happy blend of east and west.

Tourist Places in Goa

Panaji – capital on the Mondovi river Church of Immaculate Conception old residentional are of Fontainhas, larg de Palacio (Palace Square), Aguada Fort. Airport: Dabolim.

Velha Goa or Old Goa: Margao, Vasco da Gama, Mapusa- towns.

Calanguta, Anjuna, Colva, Baga, Harmal, Miramar, Dona Paula, Bogmalo- Beaches.

Manguesh, Shantadurga, Mahalsa, Gopal Ganapti, Ramnath, Kalikadevi, Bhagvati, Saptakoteshwera, Tambdi, Surla, Sapteshwar, Mallikarjuna, Nagesh, Mahalaxmi- very old temples which survived Portuguese destruction.

Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral Church of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Cajetan Church, Church of our lady of Rosary – some of Goa’s picturesque churches.

Bhagwan Mahavir, Cotigaon Bondla, Molem – wildlife sanctuaries.

List of districts and Headquarters of Goa

District Headquarters Area (km²) Official website
North Goa Panaji 1,736 www.northgoa.nic.in/
South Goa Margao 1,966 www.southgoa.nic.in/

List of Indian States, and information like their capital, language of state and year of establishment.

StatesCapitalLanguagesYear of Establishment
Andhra PradeshHyderabadTelugu and Urdu1951
Arunachal PradeshItanagerMiji, Apotanji, Merdukpen, Tagin,Adi, Honpa, Bangini-Nishi1972
AssamDispurAssamese1975
BiharPatnaHindi1912
ChhattisgarhRaipurHindi2000
GoaPanajiMarathi and Konkani1961
GujaratGandhinagarGujarati1970
HaryanaChandigarhHindi1966
Himachal Pradesh
ShimlaHindi and Pahari1948
Mizoram
AizawlMizo and English1972
Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar (Summer),Jammu (Winter) Kashmiri,Dogri, Urdu, Ladakhi,Pahari,Punjabi and Dadri1948
JharkhandRanchiHindi2000
KarnatakaBangaloreKannda1956
KeralaTrivandrumMalayalam1956
Madhya PradeshBhopalHindi1956
MaharashtraBombayMarathi1818
ManipurImphalManipuri1947
MeghalayaShillongKhasi, Jaintia and Garo1970
Nagaland
KohimaAo, Konyak, Angami, Sema and Lotha1963
Orissa
BhubaneswarOriya1948
PunjabChandigarhPunjabi1966
RajasthanJaipurRajasthani and Hindi1948
SikkimGangtokBhutia, Hindi, Nepali, Lepcha, Limbu1975
Tamil NaduChennaiTamil1688
TripuraAgartalaBengali, Tripuri, Manipuri, Kakborak1956
Uttar PradeshLucknowHindi1937
UttarakhandDehra DunHindi2000
West BengalCalcuttaBengali1947
Union territories:
Andaman & Nicobar1956
Lakshadweep1956
Chandigarh1966
National Capital Territory of Delhi2001
Dadra and Nagar Haveli1941
Pondicherry1954
Daman and Diu1987

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