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History of Goa

History of Goa

Goa, the smallest Indian state, lies on the western coast of India. Despite its mini size, it is one of the most prominent faces of tourism attracting travelers from worldwide. Not only for its sparkling and lively vibes, or beaches, or rich nightlife, Goa is equally famous for an influential historical background. Come and stay in our hotels in Goa to know it closely and have one of the most memorable vacations of your life. The history of Goa dates back to prehistoric times. However, the present day Goa was established in 1987, the way we see it today. Goa?s history is elaborate and diverse, sharing some of the features that are common in several places of the country. The influences of the colonial era and multi-cultural aesthetics are few of those that make Goa one of the typical places of India. The colonial impact can be seen in the architectural contributions and the westernized culture and living of the people. Goa was once a hub of powerful traders, merchants, seafarers, dynasties, monks and missionaries for being one of the major trading centers in India. Goa underwent rapid and consistent transformation with respect to its cultural and socio-economic development, leaving a treasured impression. Saraswat Brahmins were the first settlers of Goa who inhabited originally on the banks of River Saraswati. Goa became the part of the Mauryan Empire in the 3rd century BC, and much later got dominated by the Satabahanas of Kolhapur before being handed over to the Chalukyas of Badami. The seafaring Portuguese invaded Goa in 1510 with the target to take control over the spice route from the East. Blessed with wide rivers and natural harbors, Goa became the ideal place for them and they took an influential control over the place thereby expanding their provinces and stayed back for quite long. Today?s Goa was formed when it was officially declared as the 25th state of India in 1987 by Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. At present, it is known for having India?s highest per-capita incomes with the contribution of fishing, farming, tourism and iron-ore mining.

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