Whenever we think of that perfect long weekend of rest and recreation, the destination that comes to mind is Goa. Located in West India, Goa is the smallest state in the country. A former Portuguese colony, Goa is a favored place for the convivial tourist.  It is visited by a large number of international and domestic travelers each year. This panoramic destination has some of the most exclusive beaches in the world. The terra firma is also a home to various cathedrals and chapels. You will witness world heritage architecture in Goa. It is also a nest egg for a variety of flora and fauna.

Mainland Goa is divided into districts of North and South. Panaji is its capital city and Vasco is the largest terrain in Goa. Having been under the rule of the Portuguese for over 450 years, the influence of Portuguese culture on Goa is quite eminent. This makes it different and more attractive to visitors as compared to other domestic destinations. The state of Goa is famous for its beautiful beaches, august churches, and amazing temples. Some influences from the Portuguese era are visible in some of Goa's temples, notably the Shanta Durga Temple, the Mangueshi Temple and the Mahalasa Temple. The Bom Jesus Cathedral, Fort Aguada and a wax museum on Indian history, culture and heritage in Old Goa are other tourism destinations.

Goa enjoys a hot humid climate throughout the year which makes it one of the best choices for enjoying your saint days.

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