A heaven for beach lovers, Goa is a place that will make you feel alive. The sun and sand will lure your heart so much that it would be difficult for you to return. A former Portuguese colony, the state is dotted with beautiful churches and few of them with spectacular architecture. Goa is one of the hottest tourist destinations in India.
Best time to Visit Goa: October to December & May to June
Languages spoken: English, Konkani, Marathi & Hindi
Seasons: Summer (Mid-March-June End), Winter ( Late November-February End), Monsoon (June-September)
Religions: Hindu, Christianity & Muslim
Temperature: Summer (32.4°C to 40.1°C) & Winter (4.3°C to 18.7 °C)
Climate: Tropical Monsoon, mostly humid
Cuisine: Sea Food, Pork Dishes, Sorpotela
Places to visit here:
Bascilica of Bom Jesus: One of the most revered sites of Christians all over the world, the Basilica of Bom Jesus is a UNESCO world heritage site. The Basilica holds mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier.
Aguada Fort: Situated near mouth of river Mandovi, the Aguada fort was constructed by Portuguese in 1612. The fort initially created for defense purposes also houses a lighthouse and provides a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea.
Anjuna Beach: Located just 6 km from Margaon, the Anjuna Beach is the largest and oldest beach of Goa. Amidst the breathtaking scenic beauty, the beach is the hottest tourist destination in the world.