Goa is the smallest state in India and is located in the Konkan region of the country. Interestingly, its GDP per capita is 2.5 times more than that of the entire country. The largest city of the state is Vasco da Gama while the capital is Panaji. The primary industry of this state is tourism. Mining of bauxite, iron, silica, limestone, clay, and manganese is the second most important industry. Travelers can explore historic and culturally significant areas, beautiful natural places, wildlife sanctuaries, religious places, and adventurous trips/rides.
Flight Information, Airport Services, and Connectivity
The Goa International Airport is also called Dabolim Airport. It is located around 30 km from Panaji, the capital city of Goa. This airport has one domestic and one international terminal. The popular flight destinations are Kolkata, Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Mumbai. Some of the most popular international destinations are Doha, Manchester, London-Gatwick, Sharjah, Copenhagen, Kuwait, and others. Important airlines operating here are Air India, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, JetKonnect, IndiGo, GoAir, Air Arabia, Qatar Airways, and others. From the airport, taxis are available round the clock. The Vasco da Gama bus station is only 4 km away and the nearest bus stop, Chicalim, is only 1.5 km. The Dabolim railway station is also located near the airport.
More Information on Goa
The total area of Goa is 3,702 sq km, whereas the population is 1,457,723. Languages spoken are Konkani, Hindi, and English. The must-visit places are:
- Natural beaches: Morjim Beach, Dona Paula Beach, Candolim Beach, Anjuna Beach, Cansaulim Beach,
- Majorda Beach, etc.
- Savoi Plantation
- Basilica de Bom Jesus
- Church of Our Lady of the Rosary
- Royal Chapel of St Anthony
- Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
- Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary
- Fort Aguada
- Chapora Fort
- Ancestral Goa museum
The best time to visit Goa is between October and June.