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Amazing Facts About Goa, You Probably Didn’t Know

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Chaitrali Datar
  • One of the most popular tourist destinations in India, Goa is famed for its beaches, sightseeing and a relaxed vibe.
  • It should definitely be a must-visit destination. 
Goa City
The city also has some interesting facts which every avid traveler must know.
It is one of the smallest states of India but generates the highest per capita income in the country.
The state officially has 2 languages, Konkani and Marathi.
The Portuguese ruled over Goa for almost 450 years.
  • Goa celebrates 2 independence days.
  • One is on the 15th of August from the British.
  • The second from the Portuguese on the 19th of December.
2 Independence Days
Along with an Indian passport, Goans can also avail a Portuguese passport!
The first English medium school in India was started in Goa.
Asia's first printing press was started in Goa.
The Naval Aviation Museum is Asia's first naval museum in Goa.
A typical street in Goa.

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Goa is the Mecca of tourism and receives the maximum national and international tourists per year.
We take a look at the tourism facts of Goa.
Gambling is legal in Goa.
It is the only place in India where you will find Floating Casinos.
Can you guess the number of bars Goa has?
More than 7000!
It is the first place in India where there are headphone parties held at Palolem beach.
Guests can listen to their chosen song on the headphones and groove to the same in a group of people!
When you first hear the word Goa, all you can think of is the beach and the sand!
However, Goa is also home to a rich flora.
Goa falls under the purview of the beautiful Western Ghats of India....
Over one-third of Goa is covered by Forest.
It is home to rich and exotic wildlife, especially the Indian squirrel, monkeys, sloth bears and birds.
Goa is also home to over 400 exotic birds.
Goa has the second-highest waterfall in the whole of India, measuring 603 meters tall.
Surrounded by a dense jungle, a railway line passes through the waterfall and is truly a sight to behold.
Some of the oldest rocks relating to the Stone Age Era are found in the state of Goa.
Goa is famous for hiring 'BIKE TAXIS', unlike a four-wheeler.
And what better than exploring the beautiful coastal city of Goa than on a bike?
  • Goa is the original Hippie Land of India. Many foreigners have settled down here.
  • The Goan cuisine is an interesting mix of Indian and Portuguese flavors.
  • You can visit Goa any time of the year except the monsoons (June to Aug)
  • It is a multi-cultural state with Christmas, Diwali and Eid celebrated with equal fervor.
Fun Facts at a Glance

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