It defines who we are and what makes us unique
Goa is a destination unlike any other. Occupied by the Portuguese for nearly five centuries, this small West Indian state fronts the Arabian Sea and offers an evocative amalgam of Indian and European cultures. When the Portuguese departed in the 1960s – leaving a legacy of Catholic churches, spicy fusion cuisine and a fondness for the afternoon siesta – they were soon followed by intrepid globetrotters on the hippie trail. Today, Goa boasts fashionable seaside restaurants, contemporary boutiques and lively beach parties to balance the white sands, surf and swaying palms that made it such a popular destination to begin with.