Are you well aware of the sunshine status of India? Here are 10 interesting things you may not know about Goa …
1. One-third of Goa is forested
When people think about Goa, they are probably thinking about it Long, sandy beaches, But most of the state is forested.
About 20% of the land in Goa falls into the beautiful Western Ghats of India, which is rich in mountain range and biodiversity.
The forests are home to exotic wildlife, including the Indian giant squirrels, mongooses, slender loris, Indian macaques and lazy bears. Learn more about Goa Wildlife.
Indian macaque in Mollem National Park
2. There are almost 7,000 bars to choose from
Goa is widely known as the Party District of India and is visited by thousands of sunny tourists every year.
3. Goa is the smallest state in India
Covering an area of 1,429 square miles, it is slightly larger than Devon, but has a coastline of up to 99 miles.
That is not to say that the state has fewer attractions and things to do; In fact, it is quite the opposite! Discover our top 10 things to do in Goa.
Outside Mobor Beach, The Leela
4. The state has the highest per capita income in India
Goa is one of the richest states in India, thanks to its burgeoning tourism industry.
This beautiful state stands out for its excellence in terms of infrastructure and living standards.
5. It is home to the only legal two-wheeler taxis in India
This is the only place in India where you can pay a motorcyclist for a lift without having to worry about traveling with a complete stranger!
Motorcycle taxis and riders abound in Goa Pilots, And they are known as the most expensive form of transportation in the state.
6. Portugal ruled Goa for almost 450 years
In 1524 the Portuguese captain Vasco da Gama landed in Goa. Most of the Portuguese arrived from the east in 1510 in search of control over the Masala route, and two years later Goa became a Portuguese colony.
Wherever you go, the immigration history of Goa from the state capital is clear Panjim and its old Portuguese quarter, To churches, museums and colorful homes across the state.
The food in Goa also showcases the Portuguese influence of the state! feijoada Must try – Portuguese bean stew with minced pork or beef.
Panjim Old Portuguese Quarter
7. Goa celebrates two Independence Days
India became an independent country, liberated from British rule 15 August 1947, But the Portuguese refused to release control over Goa.
The Goa War of Independence took place inside and outside Goa, and on December 17, 1961, the Indian Army, Air Force and Navy invaded Goa and overcame the under-prepared Portuguese army.
The Portuguese governor officially surrendered on December 18, and the next day Goa officially became part of India! Goa is celebrating its second Independence Day December 19 Every year.
8. More than 400 birds have made Goa their home
You currently have six conservation areas to explore for bird life, including the Kotigao Wildlife Sanctuary in South Goa and the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary in central Goa.
If you are lucky, you will find many rare birds, including the long-built vulture, darter, great pied hornbill, Indian skimmer and Asian fairy bluebird. Learn more about the diverse birds of Goa.
Asian Fairy Bluebird
9. Goa is one of the largest waterfalls in India
Dudhsagar Falls can be seen very far east of the state and is the second highest waterfall in the whole of India with a length of 603 meters.
Surrounded by dense jungle, and passing through a mountain range behind the railway line, it is a sight to behold. Testify and immerse yourself with its own eyes to its beauty Our excursion to Dudhsagar Falls.
10. The ancient rocks of India are here
Geologists say evidence of human habitation in Goa can be traced back to the Stone Age.
Some of the oldest rocks in India are located in the Gola between Molem and Anmod. Classified as Trond టgematic Gnies, these stones are 3,600 million years old!