The state of Goa is located on the western coast of India in the coastal belt known as Konkan. It is known as "Pearl of the Orient" and a "Tourist Paradise",
Goa boasts a magnificent scenic beauty and the architectural splendours of its temples, churches and old houses.
Goa has become a hot favourite with travellers around the world.
Much of the real Goa is in its interiors, both inside its buildings and in the hinterland away from the coastal area.
Having been the meeting point of races, religions and cultures of East and West over the centuries, Goa has a distinctive lifestyle quite different from the rest of India.
The state of Maharashtra borders Goa on the north, the state of Karnataka on the south and east. The vast expanse of the Arabian Sea on the west forms the magnificent coastline for which Goa is justly famous.
Terekhol (Tiracol), Mandovi, Zuari, Chapora, Sal and Talpona are the main rivers which weave their way throughout the state forming the inland waterways adding beauty and romance to the land.