Goa is a state in India that was ruled by Portugal for a long time (451 years). Its territory stretches from west to east 65 kilometers, from north to south - 105. Goa is located in the tropical zone, dominated by the southwestern monsoons. The average annual air temperature is + 28оС. It is better to rest in Goa from October to February, when the rainy season ends.
Goa with its magnificent resorts is located on the coast of the Arabian Sea south of Bombay. This state is a bizarre blend of Indian and Portuguese culture. Hindus make up 60% of the local population, and the descendants of the colonialists - 30%, 10% - other peoples.
The state is conditionally divided into two parts - South and North Goa. The South is popular with Europeans who prefer a comfortable and safe holiday. Respectable hotels are located here: Renaissance Goa Resort, Cidade de Goa, Holiday Inn, Goa Marriott Resort. They are surrounded by vibrant tropical greenery, fantastic fragrant flowers and mango groves. The beaches of South Goa are clean and quiet.
North Goa, on the other hand, is noisy and enchanting in an oriental way. Tourists with a small budget rest here, as many inexpensive hotels, bars, entertainment venues and souvenir shops are concentrated in this place. North Goa loves young people from Europe and America. On weekends, it is always fun and noisy - fairs and oriental bazaars at this time throw up their colorful tents. Picturesque Old Goa is also called "Little Lisbon", and its architectural monuments are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The main wealth of Goa is its excellent spices. They are valued almost their weight in gold all over the world, even in the East. Goa grows cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, coriander. Coconut palms on plantations are used for shade instead of sun umbrellas.
This generous state of India is home to juicy mango, guava, pineapple, papaya, lime and many more exotic fruits. The local fruits are environmentally friendly, as the manure of local cows is taken to fertilize the plants, and not chemicals.
Goa's cuisine has a pronounced Portuguese flavor, its basis is fish dishes. All seafood can be found in the restaurants of this hospitable western state of India.