Goa

Goa is a state in India within the coastal region known as the Konkan, in Western India.

Updated: September 26, 2019

Goa is a state in India within the coastal region known as the Konkan, in Western India. It is bounded by Maharashtra to the north and Karnataka to the east and south, with the Arabian Sea forming its Western coast. It is the smallest state by area in India and the fourth smallest by population. 

Panaji is the capital of the state, while Vasco da Gama is its largest city. 

Goa is a must visit place for most tourist and is one of the most popular getaways among Indians and international tourists.

There are many tourist places near Goa that showcases the beauty of the place and offer an unforgettable travel experience. Goa is visited by large numbers of international and domestic tourists each year for its white sand beaches, nightlife, places of worship and world heritage architecture.

Rice with fish curry which is called xit koddi in Konkani is the staple diet in Goa. Goan cuisine is famous for its rich variety of fish dishes. Coconut and coconut oil are widely used in Goan cooking along with chili peppers, spices, and vinegar is used in the Catholic cuisine, giving the food a unique flavour. The Goan cuisine is heavily influenced by Portuguese cuisine. 

The most popular alcoholic beverage in Goa is feni. Cashew feni is made from the fermentation of the fruit of the cashew tree, while coconut feni is made from the sap of toddy palms. Urrak is another local liquor prepared from Cashew fruit. In fact the bar culture is one of the unique aspects of the Goan villages. Goa also has a rich wine culture.

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