Mormugao, India

The former Portuguese enclave of Goa is one of India’s gems, with attractions that include the magnificent Portuguese cathedrals of Old Goa, palm-fringed beaches and some of the best seafood in India. Over the centuries, Goa became well known as a great source for spices and an important link in the Arabian trade routes. Roman Catholicism remains a major religion in Goa, and skirts far outnumber saris. The atmosphere is easygoing and the people are very friendly. In the oldest part of the town, the Portuguese heritage has survived remarkably well; there are narrow, winding streets, old houses with overhanging balconies and red-tiled roofs, whitewashed churches and numerous small bars and cafés -- an atmosphere more reminiscent of the Mediterranean than of India.

Language: English
Currency: Indian rupee

Temperature (Celsius)
High29 29 31 32 32 31 29 28 28 29 30 29
Low21 22 24 26 27 25 24 24 24 24 23 21
Percent60 69 72 73 75 85 87 88 86 80 67 62