Goa, a tiny emarald land on the west coast of india and is a land of amazing contrasts of tangible and intangible heritage; of human endeavour and natural wonders; of music and stillness. No other place in the world lets you discover so many worlds in the space of a few hours: outside you and inside you! Goa, having been the meeting point of various races, religions and cultures of east and west over the centuries, has a distinctive style quite different from the rest of India.
- Area: 3702 square kms
- Neighbours: Sindhudurg District of Maharashtra towards the North, Belgaum and Karwar Districts of Karnataka to the East and South, and the Arabian Sea to the West
- Major Rivers: Tiracol, Chapora, Mandovi, Zuari, Sal and Talpon
- Popular Beaches: Arambol, Mandrem, Morjim, Vagator, Anjuna, Baga, Calangute, Sinquerim, Miramar in the North and Majorda, Betalbatim, Colva, Benaulim, Varca, Cavelossim and Palolem in the South
- Wildlife Sanctuaries: The Bondla, Mollem Sanctuaries in the eastern forested hilly areas