Goa is a state on the southwestern coast of India within the region known as the Konkan, and geographically separated from the Deccan highlands by the Western Ghats. It is surrounded by the Indian states of Maharashtra to the north and Karnataka to the east and south, with the Arabian Sea forming its western coast. The historic city of Margão in Goa still exhibits the cultural influence of the Portuguese, who first voyaged to the subcontinent in the early 16th century as merchants, and conquered it soon thereafter, whereupon. Goa became an overseas territory of the Portuguese Empire, and was then known as Portuguese India.
Goa is famous for its white-sand beaches, active nightlife, places of worship, and World Heritage-listed architecture. It also has rich flora and fauna because it lies on the Western Ghats range, a biodiversity hotspot. The people of Goa are the most laid-back and relaxed lot in all of India. They love music, in each house someone always play the guitar. The sound of music wandering on the evening breeze mingled with some singing is quite common here. Mangeshi Temple, Fontainhas, Reis Magos Fort, Our Lady of Hope Church, St. Alex Church, The Saturday Night Market, Calangute Beach, Baga Beach, Candolim Beach, Chapora Beach, Palolem Beach are the renowned tourist visited place in Goa.