Sun and Sand

Watered by the gleaming Arabian Sea and nurtured by the fertile monsoon, the former Portugese colony and the youngest state in India – Goa, presents a picture of verdent fertility.

Known as "Pearl of the Orient" and a "Tourist Paradise", the state of Goa is located on the western coast of India in the coastal belt known as Konkan.

From the sanctity of the temples, mosques and churches to the shimmering sands of the beaches, Goa offers a strange mix of Portuguese and Indian cultures, set in the lap of nature's luxury. One usually finds what one seeks in these magnificent stretches of sand and sea, whether it is solitude, tranquility, beauty or just pure fun.