Goa, a tiny emerald land on the west coast of India, on the bank of Arabian sea.
• It is the smallest State of India, was liberated from Portuguese rule in 1961.
• Renowned for its Exotic Beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture,
• It has rich flora and fauna, owing to its location on the Western Ghats range, which is classified as a biodiversity hotspot.
• Panaji is the state's capital, while Vasco-da-Gama is the largest city.
• Language Spoken: Konkani, Marathi, Hindi, English & Portuguese
• Tropical wet and dry climate.
• The average temperature varies between 25°C - 30°C. The average rainfall is approximately 325cms.
The main feature of the Goan climate is the monsoon, which occurs between June and the end of September..
• One of the highest literacy rates, the highest road, rail, air and sea network density, the lowest crime rates and a harmonious trade union-management relationship.
• It places many medium scale industries include the manufacturing of pesticides, fertilizers, tyres, tubes, footwear, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, wheat products, steel rolling, fruits and fish canning, cashew nuts, textiles, brewery products.
•Tourism is Goa's primary industry: it handles 12 % of all foreign tourist arrivals in India.
• Goa invokes the image of stretches of beaches with prancing holiday-hoppers.
• Chartered flights to Goa, hotels and other amenities flourished to meet the demands of the influx of tourists.
• Its Gothic churches, ruined and flourishing temples, pristine beaches, cultural festivals and its unique & mouth-watering cuisine, all make Goa a place to visit.
• Aguada Fort: A spring within the fort provided water supply to the ships, giving it the name "Aguada" (meaning 'water'..) The fort, at present, houses the central jail. A 19th century built lighthouse is situated inside the fortress.
• Mayam Lake: the lily covered Carambolin Lake has an enormous amount of waterfowl, many Egrets and Heron, Bronze-winged, Pheasant-Tailed Jacana and thousands of exotic species such as Comb Duck and Cotton Pygmy-Goose.
• Some other places for tourist are: Panaji- the official capital of Goa, Vasco-da-Gama- geometrically planned well laid out coastal town, Margaon- city of Portuguese's cultural heritage, Vejha Goa or Old Goa, Dona Paula, Mira-mar beach, Colva beach, Bogmallo Beach, Arambol Beach, Palolem Beach, Spice Garden, Mangeshi Temples, Japanese Garden, Vagator, Anjuna, Baga & Calangute.
• Churches: The churches in the beach capital of India are places to visit. Amongst the most popular churches of Goa are Se Cathedral, Convent & Church of St. Francis of Assisi and Church & Convent of St. Monica.
ABOUT GOA AIRPORT:
Nearest Port Marmugao, Vasco Nearest Railway Station Vasco-da-Gama Runway Orientation 08 / 26 Aerodrome elevation 138 feet / 45.8 M 73 49’ 40.17” E The geographical coordinates 15” 22’ 47.42” N
Country - India, State - Goa, City - Dabolim, Location ICAO Reference Code 4E, IATA Code GOI, ICAO Code VAGO
• Dabolim Airport is located in the village of Dabolim in Goa. It is the only airport in the state and operates as a civil enclave in a military airbase named INS Hansa.
TOTAL PASSENGER MOVEMENTS: Goa Airport handled around 84.6 Lakhs passengers during the financial year 2018-19.
TERMINAL BUILDING: Specification (Integrated Terminal Building): Goa International Airport is having an Integrated Terminal Building with an approximate area of 65600 Sq.Mtr.