If you are thinking upon visiting Goa, you should definitely be prepared. Even though Goa is a part of India (the smallest teritorial region and the fouth smallest in population reachin only 1,400,000 people), it is a completely different and somehow displaced from India. The biggest city is Vasco de Gama and only by considering the name, a person can realize why this indian state is different.
In the 16th century the Portugese merchants first landed on that west Indian coast and, led by the famous explorer and discoverer Vasco de Gama, the established a trade relationship with the locals. Later, the Portugese army invaded the territories of the modern-day Goa and for the next 450 years the Portugese rules over these lands. The territory was annexed by India in the second half of the 20th century thus putting an end on the Portugese political presence in the region.
The Latin influence in the area inevitably changed these lands. Goa is now famous for, no matter how strange it might sound at first, its amazing churches build by the foreign invaders when they started developing the state a subordinate area of Portugal.
Another significant part of the tourism sector in the area are tha remarkable and beautiful beaches on the west indian coast. In Goa, the sea resorts provide and excellent rate of servicing and great locations that would satisfy the expectations of every tourist. The person can choose whether to take advantage of the diverse Indian culture and food and to explore the new Asian world, or to stick to the already established trends in the European and American resorts that provide high quality services and food.