On Goa Liberation Day, Here Is What You Should Know About The Most Popular Vacation Spot

There is so much more than just beaches and parties! 

On Goa Liberation Day, Here Is What You Should Know About The Most Popular Vacation Spot
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Goa.

A couple's favourite honeymoon spot.

Friends' favourite vacation spot.

In fact a must-visit place on every person's list.

But do you know, that Goa is not just about fulfilling your vacation needs? There are so many things that make this place standout amongst the most excellent states in India.

If you have ever been to Goa, you must have witnessed the charm of this place, the boundless greenery, the alluring old landmarks and endless oceans. Goa in many ways is the paradise of the nation.
 
And here are some facts that everyone must know about this paradisiacal state: 

#1 Goa has about 7,000 total bars 

#1 Goa has about 7,000 total bars 

Goa is famous not only for the variety of alcohol but also for the cheap prices they are sold at. You will be amazed to know that the city has about 7,000 bars and almost all of them are licensed to serve alcohol.  

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#2 Only Goa allows a two-wheeler taxi

#2 Only Goa allows a two-wheeler taxi
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Goa is the only state in India that allows a two-wheeler taxi. All you have to do is pay the biker aka 'pilot' and ask him to drop you at your desired location. Isn't this motorcycle taxi a great idea for cost-effective travelling?   

#3 Goa's take on polygamy and bigamy

#3 Goa's take on polygamy and bigamy
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You will be astounded to know that Muslim men who have their marriages registered in Goa are not allowed to practice polygamy. There is no provision for a verbal divorce as well. 

According to Wikipedia, for Hindu men, the right to bigamy is only allowed under specific circumstances that are mentioned in Codes of Usages and Customs of Gentile Hindus of Goa. According to the law, only if a wife fails to deliver a child by the age of 25, or if she fails to deliver a male child by the age of 30, can a Hindu man remarry. However, Goa law prohibits bigamy for the other communities.

#4 The non-decomposing body of St. Francis Xavier 

#4 The non-decomposing body of St. Francis Xavier 
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Preserved in a glass, the non-decomposed body of St. Francis Xavier is in the world-famous Basilica of Bom Jesus Church. St. Francis Xavier was the only one who believed in Christianity and wanted to spread the same even during Portuguese rule. He then went to introduce Christianity in China where he died in Macau. His body was brought to Goa in 1553.  

#5 Goa has 30 percent forest density  

#5 Goa has 30 percent forest density  
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Most people visit Goa for its beaches, but they are unaware of the fact that, the city has 30 percent of forest cover with more than 275 species of birds and more than 40 types of animals and reptiles.   

#6 The state with highest per-capita income 

#6 The state with highest per-capita income 
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I know most of you envy Goan resident. But apart from living in one of the most attractive places in the world, it is said that an average a Goan makes INR 1,92, 652 a year.  

Now you may envy a Goan a little more.    

#7 Goa has Asia's first and only Naval Aviation Museum  

#7 Goa has Asia’s first and only Naval Aviation Museum  
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Asia's first and only Naval Aviation Museum is in Goa. You will be amazed to know that there are only six aviation museums in the world. The major displays at the museum include helicopters, aircrafts used in wars, jet trainers, and ammunition.  

#8 Portuguese Nationality for Goans 

#8 Portuguese Nationality for Goans 
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According to Portuguese Nationality, citizens born in the former Portuguese territories of Goa, Daman, Diu, Dadra, Nagar Haveli are Portuguese citizens, including their descendants (children, grandchildren, etc.).

#9 Asset laws of marriages in Goa

#9 Asset laws of marriages in Goa
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In Goa, a married couple jointly holds the ownership of all the assets they had before and after the marriage. And if they separate, each spouse is bound to get half the shares. However, there is no stringent rule for the same. These agreements also allow the spouses to hold the assets acquired before marriage separately.  

Also, a married person is a not permissible of selling any property without the consent of his/her spouse. 

#10 India's first medical school was set up in Goa 

#10 India’s first medical school was set up in Goa 
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Set up in the 18th century during Portuguese rule, Goa Medical College was the first medical college in the country. It is among the oldest medical colleges in Asia to train doctors and allow treatments like open-heart surgery and knee-replacement surgery.  

#11 Goa has the highest exporters of mineral ore 

#11 Goa has the highest exporters of mineral ore 
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Exports of iron, manganese ore, bauxite, magnesia, limestone, and clay are some mineral ore exports that add to the India's GDP.  

#12 Goa respects its history  

#12 Goa respects its history  
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Goa was under the rule of Kadambas for 300 years and it has various monuments built from that era. The most famous among them is Tambdi Surla. Even the first transport service Kadamba Tourist Corporation was named after the dynasty. 

Don't you love Goa even more now.?

Fact Source: Thrillophilia

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