Tourism is Goa's primary industry: It handles 13% of all foreign tourist
arrivals in India. Prachi Desai has been appointed as the face of Goa's
Tourism. The state of Goa is famous for its beautiful beaches, churches
and temples. Major tourist attractions include: Bom Jesus Basilica and
Fort Aguada, a Wax Museum on Indian culture and a heritage museum, of
which were recently added. This tiny state is situated on the western
coast of India, between the borders of Maharashtra and Karnataka and is
better known to the world as a former Portuguese enclave on Indian soil.
With the rule of the Portuguese for over 450 years and the consequential
influence of the Latin culture, Goa presents a somewhat different picture
to the foreign visitor than any other part of the country.