Goa is well known for its beaches and lush vegetation and it lives up to
its reputation as a laidback place where overseas tourists often spend
more than just a couple of weeks, and domestic tourists from Mumbai and
Delhi often head for a long weekend.
Though it’s not a place jam-packed with obvious tourist attractions, you soon realise that everywhere you look there are amazing churches, temples, old forts, beautiful beaches, extraordinary colour, friendly people and delicious food.
Goa is India’s smallest state and is geographically (and administratively) split into north and south. North Goa extends more or less from the airport (Dabolim) to the border of the next state Maharashtra (where Mumbai aka Bombay is the capital).
2km from the airport is the main train terminal in Goa (Vasco Da Gama) though there are stations all the way up and down the state. If you’re travelling south from Mumbai to Yab Yum get off at Pernem.