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Goa Travel Guide

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Goa is a small State in the Western of India.

Capital: Panjim (Panaji)

Language: Konkani, Marathi, a smattering of Hindi, English & Portuguese

Governor: SC Jamir

Chief Minister: Digambar Kamat

Government: Governor Corporation

Monetary Units: Indian Rupee

Legislature: Unicameral

Established: 1668

Coordinates: 15░29'N 73░49'E

Area: 3,702 km2 (2,30 sq mi)

Population: 1,400,000

Climate: The climate of the Goa in general is warm and humid throughout year, the heavy monsoon is during June, August and July, small rains fall still early October, and from November to February the climate are usually dry.

Codes from Capital:
  • Telephone: +0832
  • Pincode: 403 001
  • Vehicle: GA-01, GA-07
Principal Attraction: Beaches in Goa (North Goa and South Goa Circuit); Churches: Bom Jesus Basilica, The Convent and Church of St Francis of Assisi, Santana Church, SÚ Cathedral, St Augustine Tower, The Church Of Our Lady Of The Rosary, The Reis Magos Church, The Convent of St Cajetan and Church of Divine Providence, The Church and College of St Paul, Church of the Maria Immaculate Conception; Forts: Aguada Fort, Cabo da Rama Fort, Chapora Fort, Rachol Fort, Reis Magos Fort, Terekhol Fort; Mosques: Safa Masjid, Namazgah, Museums: State Archeology Museum of Panjim, Christina Art Museum in Old Goa, Naval Aviation Museum; Temples: Mangueshi Temple, Mahalsa Temple, Devki Krishna Temple, Naguesh Temple, Tambdi Surla Temple, Mallikarjun Temple, Heritage Houses: Salvador Costa mansion, Solar dos Colacos mansion, Pinto de Rosario mansion, Mascarenhas mansion, Voddlem Ghor in Chandor, Vivian Coutinho mansion, Colaco mansion and Palacio do Deao.

Principal Festivals: Shigmo, Carnival, Ganesh Chaturthi Or Chovoth, Diwali, Gokulshtami, Lairai Jatra, Nag Panchami, Gudhi Padwa, Raksha Bandhan, Ramnam, Chikhalkala, Feast Of The Three Kings, Independence Day, Christmas Day, New Year.

Principal Transporting: International Dabolin Airport, Rail Stations: Margao, and Vasco da Gama, National Highway 4A, 17, and 17A, Kadamba Bus Stand, Taxis, Rickshaw, Car Hire, Motorcycle.

Religions: Hindu, Christian, and Muslim.

Government of India Tourist Office in Panjim
Address: Communidade Buliding
Phone: (0832) 223412

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