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Goa





About Goa

Goa is a state in India within the coastal region known as the Konkan in western India. It is bounded by Maharashtra to the north and Karnataka to the east and south, with the Arabian Sea forming its western coast. It is India's smallest state by area and the fourth smallest by population. Goa is India's richest state, with a GDP per capita two and a half times that of the country. It was ranked the best placed state by the Eleventh Finance Commission for its infrastructure and ranked on top for the best quality of life in India by the National Commission on Population based on the 12 Indicators.

Goa's seven major rivers are the Zuari, Mandovi, Terekhol, Chapora, Galgibag, Kumbarjua canal, Talpona and the Sal. The Zuari and the Mandovi are the most important rivers, interspaced by the Kumbarjua canal, forming a major estuarine complex. These rivers are fed by South-West Monsson rain and their basin covers 69% of the state's geographical area.[17] The Mormugao harbour on the mouth of the River Zuari is one of the best natural harbours in South Asia. These rivers are some of the busiest rivers in India. Goa has more than forty estuarine, eight marine and about ninety riverine islands. The total navigable length of Goa's rivers is 253 km (157 mi). Goa has more than three hundred ancient water-tanks built during the rule of the Kadamba dynasty and over a hundred medicinal springs.

Goa features a tropical monsoon climate under the Köppen climate classification. Goa, being in the tropical zone and near the Arabian Sea, has a hot and humid climate for most of the year. The month of May is usually the hottest, seeing daytime temperatures of over 35 °C (95 °F) coupled with high humidity. The state's three seasons are: Southwest monsoon period (June - September), post monsoon period (October - January) and fair weather period (February - May). Over 90% of the average annual rainfall (120 inches) is received during the monsoon season.

Following are the Places to visit Goa :

» Arambol Beach
» Ashwem Beach
» Dudhsagar Falls
» Utorda Beach
» Basilica of Bom Jesus
» Varca Beach
» Calangute
» Panaji
» Bagha Beach
» Museum of Goa Etc.