Goa - General & Essential Information
Goa, on the west coast of India is a land of swaying palms, miles of golden sands, lush greenery, an incredible cultural heritage, magnificent churches, temples and monuments and a unique cultural synthesis of the east and west. Area :| 3,702 Sq. KM|
Altitude :| Sea level to 1022 Mts.|
Temperature :| Summer Max: 33 Deg. C. Min: 26 Deg. C.
Winter Max: 31 Deg. C. Min: 20 Deg.C.|
Capital City:| Panaji / Panjim|
Rainfall :| 350 Cms. (June to September).|
STD Code :| 0832 (95-832 from Mumbai).|
Languages :| Konkani, Marathi, English & Hindi|
Best Time to Visit:| October to March |
Major Religions:| Hinduism, Christianity and Islam |
Main Attractions:| Beaches, Churches, Old Ruins, Flea Markets and the Cuisine |
Though Goa is the smallest state of India in terms of geographical area, it commands almost a monopoly over the inflow of tourists in India. It is located on the western coast of India which is also known as the Konkan coast. It is surrounded by the state of Maharashtra on the north, Karnataka on the east and south and the Arabian Sea on its west. The capital city of Goa is known as Panaji or Panjim and the largest city in Goa is Vasco-da-Gama.
Goa is truly the hub of tourism in India and provides international standards of holidaying. To promote tourism and increase the inflow of tourists, the state has maintained world class beaches and other tourist attractions. On one hand you will find casinos at par with those at Las Vegas and on the other hand you will find ancient churches that provide the perfect picture of the deep religious faiths of the Goans.