A state?in?India?within the?coastal region?known as the??Konkan?.Goa is India’s smallest?state?by area with Panaji?as the state’s capital. It is a former Portuguese province; the Portuguese overseas territory of?Portuguese India?existed for about 450 years until it was?annexed?by India in 1961. Famous for its beaches places of worship world heritage architecture and notorious party culture. Goa has been a destination of choice for Indian and foreign tourists alike. The state also has rich flora and fauna owing to its location on the?Western Ghats?range a?biodiversity?hotspot.