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The state of Goa is a tropical paradise located on the west coast of India. It is unique from the rest of India because of its history and geography. The people of Goa or Goans are friendly, fun-loving and peaceful.

Goa has a lot to offer  the tourist seeking a fun filled vacation. Its  idyllic tropical  white sand beaches and warm tropical waters beckon to those who want to just relax. Its rich cultural blend of  Indo-Portuguese heritage as is reflected in its history, culture, cuisine and its people has its own appeal, especially  to those wanting to explore its past. For the international visitor, English is widely spoken and understood. It has a well maintained infrastructure and a growing service sector. 

As a Goan, I can go on and on about Goa. Instead, why don't you hop on and take a cyber-tour to Goa. We have covered almost everything you might need to know, to help make your stay pleasant and comfortable.

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