Goa is known as paradise on earth and famous for golden sun-kissed beaches, heritage sites, sea-food. It also exhibits Portuguese colonial architecture and culture. Panaji is the capital city and Vasco da Gama is its largest city of Goa.
Major tourist attractions in Goa include Bom Jesus Basilica, Fort Aguada, and a wax museum on Indian culture and a heritage museum. The Churches and Convents of Goa have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Goa shares its border with Maharashtra to the north, Karnataka to the east and south, and the Arabian Sea forming its western coast.
Goa features a tropical monsoon climate. Goa, being in the tropical zone and near the Arabian Sea, has a hot and humid climate for most of the year. The month of May is usually the hottest, with daytime temperatures of over 35 °C coupled with high humidity.