Fun, frolic and feni are the three f-words that rule
the roost in Goa. It became the twenty
fifth state in the Indian Union on May 30, 1987. located
between Karnataka and Maharashtra, Goa is bounded on
the north by the Terekhol River, bordered on the south
and east by Karnataka while on the west is the Arabian
Sea. Its antique name was Gomantaka or Gomanchala.
Goa has over the centuries, opened its doors and its
heart to the Mauryan, Kadambas, Yadavs, Chalukyas, Dravidians,
Arynas, Delhi Sultants, Persians and Jews. Finally in
1510 an event took place that was to leave an idelible
mark on this "Pearl of the Orient".The
chapter of Goa's history ended 451 years later when Goa
ceased to be a Portuguese colony, and became a part of
the Indian Union.
Cruises are star attractions of Goa. There are river
cruises as well as sea cruises options for the tourists.
Goa carnival is a legacy of Portuguese which is preserved
till date and attracts tourists from India as well as
abroad. Goa's over 100 kms long coastline is studded
with some of the world's loveliest beaches Calangute,
Colva, Baga, Vagator and Miaramar. Golden Beaches, Blue
Skies and Pale Green Hills, Silvery Sand fringed with
palms - this is Goa - the land of Paradoxes, the land
of Fun and Frolic, of calm and tranquility.
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