Who needs an introduction to Goa? The points of interest, the Parties, the loud music, the beaches everything is well known to almost all Indians. So the whole point of this endeavour seems moot. But here we are, to provide upfront information about whatever happens in Goa! So we will walk you through the history, the climate, the language and everything else you need to know about this tiny state of India. Most people say that Goa is overrated but these are the people who haven’t seen all of it. The churches, the temples, the forts and all make Goa a pleasurable experience for people of all folks of life.
History: The earliest tracings of human settlements have also been found in the state of Goa. The early Goan civilisation amalgamated along with the Aryan and the Dravidians and thus formed the society prevailing then. In the 3rd century AD, Ashoka and his empire laid foundation to the Buddhism in the area. After the passage of this small land through the hands of various large empires, it was finally ruled by the Kadambas.
After this, in 1510, the Portuguese defeated the then ruling Bijapur Sultanate and then began the long history of the Portuguese rule in Goa, which lasted for more than four and a half centuries. After this stretched out rule, the annexation of Goa happened in 1961, after which it was collaborated into independent India.
Climate/best time to visit: The peak tourist season to visit Goa is between October and January. The temperature predominantly is towards the hotter range and becomes too hot during the summers. The monsoons are the most scenic time to visit as there is lush green, soothing to the eyes greenery everywhere.
How to reach: The airport in Goa is named as Dabolim airport which is just 30 km away from Panaji, the capital of Goa. Regular flights from the airport connect to most parts of India and also to destinations abroad. Goa is easily accessible by rail as well with regular stations and trains spanning the whole state. But the best way to travel to Goa and in Goa would be roadways, because the road ways are just too enchanting.
Amazing Things you must do:
Under water and surface water activities like snorkelling, scuba diving, and sea walk etc.
Stay and spend some peaceful time in the holy escapades of the churches of Goa.
Ride onto a banana boat or a Jet Ski and cruise across the surface of the sea.
Go river cruising on a ship and see the various dance performances and extravaganza of the Goan folk.
Play loud music by the beach and party up the place with your dancing skills along with your gang.
Some problems you might face: The fascination of Indians with Goa is probably the cause of this issue, but the party capital of India can get very crowded sometimes. The thick population of tourists flying there cause the beaches to be dirty and congested.
Culture: 400 years of Portuguese rule has embedded the culture of Portugal into the culture of Goa with its full intensity. The population in Goa, though primarily Hindu in nature, also has a great number of Christians as well. But all these cultures live in perfect harmony and inter-religious conflicts are few in the state. The language majorly spoken in Goa is Konkani and other languages such as English and Hindi are also spoken by most people.