India / 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. Panaji is the state's capital, while Vasco da Gama is its largest city. The historic city of Margao still exhibits the cultural influence of the Portuguese, who first landed in the early 16th century as merchants and conquered it soon thereafter. Goa is a former Portuguese province; the Portuguese overseas territory of Portuguese India existed for about 450 years. In 1961 it was annexed by India. Goa is visited by large numbers of international and domestic tourists each year for its beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture. It has rich flora and fauna, owing to its location on the Western Ghats range, a biodiversity hotspot.

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  Beach   Margao city   Off on tour   Waterfall   Lunch   Church 1   Church 2  
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In March 2019 I made a new trip to India, this time around New Dehli and the interesting templel and others to have a look at.

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