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Ancient history and settlement.

Goa has been a fabulous location. Therefore, it has been the most favorite colony for the British, French and Portuguese. The state has awesome weather and equally fabulous views. The place carries a rich legacy of all its major influences. The state is one of the smallest states of the nation. It was discovered by the explorer – Vasco da Gama. The explorer landed in Calicut and established Cape of Good Hope. This was an important trade route. The state has an area of 3702 square kilometers. Today, Murmuagao is one of the most natural harbour

The historic place

Early history of the place is unknown. However, the early stages of the Christian era, Goa became the part of Satavahana Empire. This was followed by Kadamba, Chalukya and Silharas. Goa was a part of the Mauryan Empire. This was in the third century BC. The place even had a brief Muslim rule. However, the same was quickly overturned by the Vijayanagar Empire. With brief rule of other Indian dynasties, quickly foreign invasion occurred. Soon Dutch, French, English, Portuguese, etc. started vying for its excellent quality.

The long rule of Portuguese

In 1510, Portuguese conquered Goa. They left a considerable impression on the art, History, culture and architecture of the place. In 1961, the place finally attained independence from the long Portuguese rule. This was 14 years post the India attained freedom. Fontainhans in Panjim – it is a living museum of the Portuguese influence on the life and culture of the nation. The place has famous national parks like Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Molem Wildlife Sanctuary, etc.

Geography

The coastline of the state extends to 131 kilometers long! For any tourist coming to India, these are a must visit part of itinerary. The simplest terms used to describe the place is – Sun, Sand and beautiful Seas. Goa is truly a heaven for people who are young at heart.

State of long and wide beaches –

The beaches in Goa are long and straight. The same are lined with fringed palm trees. Also, tourists can find numerous options of stay and fun. The state is located on the western coastline. This beautiful place is one of the major attractions of the Indian Peninsula. The state is separated from the hustling state of Maharashtra by Terekhol River. On the southern side is the Beautiful Karnataka. Also, the state gets the beautiful views of the great Arabian Sea.
Location
The state is located between the Latitudes of 15°48’00” to 14°53’54” towards North. Likewise, the longitudinal axis is located at 74°20’13” to 73°40’33” towards the East. With an impressive coastline and inland waterways of beyond 250 kilometers. The place is formed from creeks and estuaries formed by rivers
Goa divisions
Goa is divided into 4 major divisions –
  • The Eastern Hills
  • Flooded Plains
  • Coastal Plains
  • Central Valley Lands
Goa is one of the special places of the nation. It is blessed with beautiful beaches and good food. The impressive whitewashed churches and Portuguese homes, all add to the wonderful world of Goa.

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Goa Tours

₹25,000 ₹23,000 Tour list image

Agonda Beach, Goa

Beach 5 1 review 6 days
₹35,000 ₹32,000 Tour list image

Arambol Beach, Goa

Beach 4.5 2 review(s) 6 days
₹35,000 ₹32,000 Tour list image

Ashwem Beach, Goa

Beach 5 1 review 6 days
₹705 ₹999 Tour list image

Bambolim Beach, Goa

Beach 5 1 review 6 days
₹2,920 Tour list image

Benaulim Beach, Goa

Beach 5 1 review 6 days
₹26,000 ₹24,000 Tour list image

Betul Beach, Goa

City Tour, Culinary, Cultural, Historic 5 1 review 6 days
₹28,000 ₹26,000 Tour list image

Bogmalo beach, Goa

City Tour, Cultural, Historic, Honeymoon 0 review(s) 6 days
₹633 Tour list image

Butterfly Beach, Goa

Beach 0 review(s) 6 days
₹29,000 ₹27,000 Tour list image

Cabo de Rama Beach, Goa

Beach 0 review(s) 6 days
₹2,099 ₹19,000 Tour list image

Candolim Beach, Goa

Culinary, Historic, Nautical 5 1 review 6 days
₹35,000 ₹33,000 Tour list image

Cavelossim Beach, Goa

Beach 0 review(s) 6 days
₹35,000 ₹33,000 Tour list image

Chapora Beach, Goa

Beach 0 review(s) 6 days
₹36,000 ₹34,000 Tour list image

Coco Beach, Goa

Culinary, Cultural, Historic, Nautical 0 review(s) 6 days
₹36,000 ₹34,000 Tour list image

Cola Beach, Goa

City Tour, Culinary, Cultural, Historic, Nautical 0 review(s) 6 days
₹39,000 ₹37,000 Tour list image

Colva Beach, Goa

Beach 0 review(s) 6 days
₹36,000 ₹34,000 Tour list image

Dona Paula, Goa

Cultural, Historic, Honeymoon 0 review(s) 6 days
₹29,000 ₹27,000 Tour list image

Galgibaga Beach, Goa

Beach 0 review(s) 6 days
₹32,000 ₹30,000 Tour list image

Kakolem Beach, Goa

Culinary, Cultural, Historic 0 review(s) 6 days
₹26,000 ₹24,000 Tour list image

Majorda Beach, Goa

Culinary, Cultural, Historic 0 review(s) 6 days
₹28,000 ₹26,000 Tour list image

Mandrem Beach, Goa

Beach 0 review(s) 6 days
₹28,000 ₹26,000 Tour list image

Mobor Beach, Goa

Agritourism, Culinary, Cultural 0 review(s) 6 days
₹29,000 ₹27,000 Tour list image

Morjim Beach, Goa

Beach 0 review(s) 6 days
₹28,000 ₹26,000 Tour list image

Patnem Beach, Goa

Beach 5 1 review 6 days
₹29,000 ₹27,000 Tour list image

Polem Beach, Goa

Beach 0 review(s) 6 days
₹38,000 ₹36,000 Tour list image

Querim Beach, Goa

Beach 0 review(s) 6 days
₹29,000 ₹27,000 Tour list image

Sinquerim Beach, Goa

Cultural, Honeymoon, Nautical 0 review(s) 6 days
₹32,000 ₹30,000 Tour list image

Varca Beach, Goa

Beach 0 review(s) 6 days
₹28,000 ₹26,000 Tour list image

Vagator Beach, Goa

Beach 0 review(s) 6 days