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|
|States||Capital||Languages||Year of Establishment|
|Andhra Pradesh||Hyderabad||Telugu and Urdu||1951|
|Arunachal Pradesh||Itanager||Miji, Apotanji, Merdukpen, Tagin,Adi, Honpa, Bangini-Nishi||1972|
|Goa||Panaji||Marathi and Konkani||1961|
|Himachal Pradesh||Shimla||Hindi and Pahari||1948|
|Mizoram||Aizawl||Mizo and English||1972|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Srinagar (Summer),Jammu (Winter)||Kashmiri,Dogri, Urdu, Ladakhi,Pahari,Punjabi and Dadri||1948|
|Meghalaya||Shillong||Khasi, Jaintia and Garo||1970|
|Nagaland||Kohima||Ao, Konyak, Angami, Sema and Lotha||1963|
|Rajasthan||Jaipur||Rajasthani and Hindi||1948|
|Sikkim||Gangtok||Bhutia, Hindi, Nepali, Lepcha, Limbu||1975|
|Tripura||Agartala||Bengali, Tripuri, Manipuri, Kakborak||1956|
|Andaman & Nicobar||1956|
|National Capital Territory of Delhi||2001|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli||1941|
|Daman and Diu||1987|