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                          The state has a great historical significance as well, as it has been ruled
                          by a number of dynasties. But the major influence that can be seen even
                          today in every aspect of Goan life belongs to the Portuguese who ruled
                          for over 450 years in Goa (till 1961).

                          The place was entitled as "Tourist Paradise" since the hippies started
                          visiting its beautiful beaches frequently in the late 60s for fun & frill and
                          partying. They  were  also  interested  in  watching  the  unique  scenic

                          beauty and the architectural splendors of Goa temples, churches and
                          old houses. They were overwhelmed by the rich culture and hospitality
                          of Goa. Being an easily accessible place by sea, Goa witnessed a number

                          of races, religions, and cultures of different countries and continents.
                          Therefore, it evolved with a unique multi-hued and distinctive lifestyle.
                          Lord  Parashuram,  an  incarnation  of  Lord Vishnu,  is  credited for  the
                          creation of Goa according to the Hindu mythologies. Initially a Hindu

                          society,  Goa  today  comprises  a  major  population  of  Christians  and
                          Muslims as well. While visiting Goa, you can see the factor of “Unity in
                          vast Diversity” in festivals, food, outfits and every aspect of social life

                          here. You can enjoy a pleasant tropical atmosphere because of the vast
                          Arabian Sea in the west and seven major rivers and their estuaries in the
                          interiors of Goa.

                          Palm  coconut-fringed  beaches,  white  sands,  crashing  sea  waves,
                          beautiful  Sahyadri  Hills  and  a  number  of  water  sports  and  other
                          adventurous  activities  make  it  a  perfect  destination for  memorable

                          holidays.  Tourists  from  the  world  visit  this  place  frequently  for
                          water-sport activities and to try out the exotic seafood and Portuguese

                          Goan beaches are categorized into Crowded Beaches, Party Beaches,
                          Adventure Beaches and Isolated Beaches serving every kind of whim.
      Image Courtesy :tritontravels  its traditional cultures, unique history and some of the most beautiful
                          But Goa is much more than just beaches and sea. It attracts tourists for

                          natural sceneries that India has to offer.

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