Goa-The Beach Paradise

1) Goa Has The Highest Per Capita Income

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A national census indicates that on average a Goan makes INR 192, 652 a year. This is enough to lead a comfortable existence in the state. You could envy Goans given that they have so many avenues for recreation. Beaches, forests, entertainment, casinos, party boats, and money in hand!
2) The Non-Decomposing Body of St. Francis Xavier

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In the year 1542, St. Francis Xavier began his work of spreading the gospel in Goa. He was part of an embassy that left for China. But the embassy members didn’t last the trip. He died in Macau and his body was brought to Goa in 1553. Enshrined in a glass casing, his non-decomposed body is in the world-famous Basilica of Bom Jesus church.
3) Palolem Beach makes it big in Hollywood

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The Palolem beach is featured as the Goan residence of Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) in the film The Bourne Supremacy (2004). Palolem is also one of the cheapest places to stay in among the posh residences in South Goa.
4) Mineral Ore Exports of Goa Are The Highest in the Country

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Goa started the export of mineral ore as early as the 16th century. Laterite stone is the most abundant in the state. Goa exports large volumes to Japan even now. Exports of iron and manganese ore started in the early part of the 19th century. Currently, bauxite, magnesia, limestone and clay are additions to the list of mineral ore exports.
5) The Forest Density Cover of Goa is Over 30%

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This state has a forest cover in excess of 30%. The forests teem with exotic wildlife and birdlife. An abounding ecosystem characteristic of the Western Ghats can be found here.
6) Asia’s Only Naval Aviation Museum

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Goa’s Naval Aviation Museum is one of a kind and Asia’s first and only one. There are only six other such museums in the world. This museum in Goa displays India’s naval aviation history. For instance, the giant reconnaissance ship called Lockheed Super Constellation is displayed here. India’s first naval aircraft can be seen at the museum.
7) Take a Two-Wheeler Taxi – Only in Goa!

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This is the only place in India where you can ask a biker a lift and actually pay him without worrying about riding with a stranger! Goa is full of motorcycle taxis and riders take you pillion to your desired destination for a charge. It is known to be a cost-effective form of transport and is definitely fuel-effective for the Goan economy too.
8) The Age old Carnival of Tradition and History

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The Goa Carnival has become a star event in the Goa tourism calendar. This, one of a kind, Indian carnival dates back to 500 years and was a gift from the colonial Portuguese rulers. Every year the carnival is held between February and March.
9) The Many Bars Goa Has

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For a small state, Goa has an astounding number of bars. In total, there are about 7,000 bars and almost all of them are licensed to serve alcohol. This is the land of high spirits and free-wheeling fantasies.
10) Portuguese passport

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Goan people can apply and avail a Portuguese passport along with the Indian one. They can have a dual passport!
Over 450 years of Portuguese rule and the influence of the Portuguese culture presents to visitors a cultural environment that is not found elsewhere in India. Goa is often described as a fusion between Eastern and Western culture with Portuguese playing a dominant role.

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