An evening at Candolim Beach in Goa
About GoaGoa is the smallest state (area wise) of the Indian Union. It is one of the most popular places and one of the top tourist attractions in India for its beautiful beaches. In fact, Goa has become synonymous with beaches. The state lies in the Konkan region in the west coast of India. It lies in between the states of Maharashtra and Karnataka. Konkani is the official language of the state, however a majority of the local people speak English and Hindi.
Panaji (Panjim) is the state capital and Vasco (aka Vasco Da Gama) is the largest city of the state. The state was under Portuguese rule for nearly four and half centuries before it was annexed by India in 1961. There are number of ancient Portuguese establishments in the state that speak volumes about the history of the place.
Goa is one of the top tourist attractions of India with a good number of foreign as well as native tourists who visit the beautiful, sandy, serene beaches for relaxation, for water sports / activities , to watch the beauty of sun set in the Arabian Sea and to immerse themselves in the active nightlife of the place.
Goa is divided into two districts - North Goa and South Goa. North Goa is famous for its beaches that include Candolim Beach, Calangute Beach, Anjuna Beach, Baga Beach, Sinquerim Beach and many more and tourist spots like Aguada Fort.