(Ascent India) Goa is located in the west part of India with Maharashtra on its north and Karnataka as its eastern as well as southern neighbours. To the west, the state is bounded with the Arabian Sea. It is considered as the India’s richest state and is ranked the country’s best place for the overall infrastructure. India’s smallest state is top ranked for providing superior quality life as well as high standard of living.
The Capital City of Goa is Panaji and Vasco Da Gama is the largest city. In the former era, the state was a Portuguese province; therefore, the patches of the Portuguese culture can be seen in some parts of the country. For the beautiful beaches and significant historical landmarks, a large number of domestic as well as international tourists visit the state each year. In Goa, Comes millions of tourists for honeymoon and holidays every month.
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Points of interest: - Agonda Beach, Nature and Wildlife tour, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Cavelossim Beach, Se Cathedral, Mandrem Beach, Shanta Durga Temple, Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Chapora Beach, Casino Royale Goa, Dudhsagar Falls, Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa, Fatorda Stadium, Goa Museum, Baga Beach and more...
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The rich culture of Goa is hard to define in words. The concept of Diversity in unity can clearly be seen in the festivals or the religious gatherings, where the people, irrespective of the religion and values, participate altogether for making it a big occasion. Corriddinho, Dulpad, Mandoa and Fado are some of the unique Goan traditional art forms.
The regular diet of the people of Goa is the Rice with curry. Fish is prepared in a number of ways in the state. Some of the famous ingredients being used in Goan cuisines are coconut oil, tender coconut, chilli pepper and vinegar. Feni is the famous alcoholic beverage manufactured in Goa, by fermentation of the cashew tree fruits. A rich wine culture is served by the state.
Goa falls in the tropical zone and its location near the Arabian Sea makes it humid round the year. The temperature remains hot all round year, May being the hottest month. Monsoon arrives by early June and last till the month of September. Winter season is the shortest among all seasons that start in the mid of December and continues till February.
The scenic state is categorized into two districts: North Goa and South Goa. Headquarters of the region of North Goa are located in the Panaji, the capital city of Goa. Headquarters of South Goa district is based in Margao. Major cities of the state are Panaji, Ponda, Mapusa, Margao and Vasco Da Gama. North Goa and South Goa are further partitioned into a number of subdivisions.
Goa is one of the richest states of the country with highest GDP per capita. Tourism, being the most flourishing industry contributes a lot to the economy of the state. The land is rich in ores and minerals; this makes mining the second largest industry. There are a number of medium scale industries in Goa including, chemicals, fertilizers, pharmaceuticals, steel rolling, cashew nuts, fruits Canning, fish canning, brewery, pesticides, tyres, textiles, wheat products, tubes and many more. Agriculture is the lowest source of income in the state and does not play any important role in the economy a well.