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Goa, situated on the west coast of India, is one of the most delightful states in India. Formerly a Portuguese colony, it is endowed with variety of attractions, like palm pronged beaches, miles of golden sands, lush green country-side, an incredible mosaic of cultural heritage, magnificent churches, temples, forts and monuments and a unique cultural synthesis of the east and west. With its tropical climate, Goa is a tourist’s destination for all seasons.
Goa's history goes back 20,000 - 30,000 years. The rock art engravings exhibit the earliest traces of human life in India. In the 3rd century BC, Goa was part of the Maurya Empire, ruled by the Buddhist emperor, Ashoka of Magadha. Buddhist monks laid the foundation of Buddhism in Goa. Between the 2nd century BC and the 6th century AD, Goa was ruled by the Bhojas of Goa. Chutus of Karwar also ruled some parts as feudatories of the Satavahanas of Kolhapur, Western Kshatrapas.
Panaji, Mapusa, Margao, and other main cities of Goa are well connected by motorable roads with different cities and places in India.
Tivim, Karmali, Madgaon and Vasco-da-Gama railway stations of Goa are well connected with major cities and places in India.
Dabolim airport of Goa is well connected by flight with major cities in India.
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