, in Indias southwestern region, is the countrys smallest state by area and the fourth-smallest by population. It is known to have one of the best quality of life in India. Innumerable domestic and international tourists flock to Goa
every year, drawn to its beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture. Its location on the Western Ghats range makes it rich in flora and fauna.
has four National Highways passing through it NH-66, NH-4A, NH-366, and NH-566. When it comes to railways, Goa
has two lines one run by the South Western Railway and the other by the Konkan Railway. Public transport is mainly dependent on the large fleet of privately operated and government-owned buses. As far as social infrastructure is concerned, Goa
boasts a number of prestigious educational institutions that offer courses in various disciplines. Fatorda
Stadium is Goas main football stadium in Margao
which also hosts cricket matches.
The best property locations in Goa
, and Coolva. With the increasing scope of education and employment opportunities here, there is a growing demand for properties in Goa
. This has led to a spike in real estate prices here. In current times, the state has been offering one of the better returns on investment. North Goa
is more of an investment market, while South Goa
is for home seekers, given that it is relatively on the affordable side. North Goa
offers better rental and resale avenues, due to its popularity with tourists and all-round development.
Amid a sharp appreciation in prices and demand for residential units in North Goa
, established developers from other states are concentrating their efforts here, and expanding to nearby areas like Socorro
, Old Goa
, and Ribandar
. North Goa
scores high on the tourism quotient and the lifestyle value, offering greater access to beaches, resorts, clubs, and shopping facilities. Even home buyers from other parts of the country prefer to settle around Panaji or Porvorim
, due to lifestyle opportunities.
Tourism is the mainstay in coastal areas of Goa
, the most favoured destination for visitors with limited means. Besides its excellent beaches, there are also a host of churches and temples in the state. The places of interest include the Bom Jesus Cathedral, Fort Aguada, and a new wax museum. The two World Heritage sites in Goa
are the Bom Jesus Basilica and churches, and convents of Old Goa
. Tiracol, Chapora, Corjuem, Aguada, Reis Magos, Nanus, Mormugao, Fort Gaspar Dias and Cabo De Rama are the well-known forts in Goa
The notable temples include the Shanta Durga temple, the Mangueshi temple, and the Mahalasa temple. Goa
State Museum and the Naval Aviation Museum are the two significant museums here. Besides the major local festivals, tourists also remain enthusiastic about the Goan Carnival and New Year celebration.