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Reema Bhalla Apr 23 2015

Facts you didn't know about Goa

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If the sun, sand and sea of Goa hasn’t left you amazed, these interesting facts surely will!

Read on to find out more:

India’s first floating casino

Your Goa trip might just make you a millionaire! Try your luck at Caravela, India’s first ever offshore live-gaming floating casino at Panaji Harbor. With a lavish spread, international live games and refreshing beverages -- this state-of-the-art entertainment cruise ship has a lot to offer. You may also want to read about some of the best casinos in India.

From the official Facebook page

Here ‘pilots’ don’t navigate aircraft

Why ride a scooter when you can ask your ‘pilot’ to take you around the city. No kidding! You will find these pilots (two-wheeler drivers) waiting for you at all major railway stations and bus stands. Sit back and enjoy the ride! Isn’t that one of the most interesting facts about Goa?

Tip:Settle the fare in advance or else you’ll land up in an argument.

By Debastein

Good things come in small packages

Who said small can’t be rich? Goa, India’s smallest state is known to have the highest bank saving deposit; thanks to it’s GDP per capita, which is almost double the GDP per capita of India as a whole.

By Moritz Wickendorf

Hi Goa, High Goa!

Home to about 6,000 bars, out of which almost all are licensed to serve alcohol, Goa can be called the liquor capital of India. The land of high spirits will keep you high with its watering holes, located in every part of the city. Enjoy Goa’s nightlife by checking out these happening pubs in and around Goa.

By WikiWikiPhil

India’s first printing press in Goa

Book/Magazine lovers, hope you are reading this one! Goa is where India’s first printing press was introduced by the Portuguese at Jesuit Saint Paul's College (1556). And, “DOUTRINA CHRISTA” was the first book to be printed here.

From the official website of goatourpackages.org.in

Asia’s only Naval Aviation Museum

Asia's only Naval Aviation Museum is situated at about 2 km from Bogmalo Beach in Goa. Interestingly, this museum is also one of the seven naval aviation museums in the world. What's more? India's first acquired aircraft, the amazing amphibian sea land and Lockheed Constellation used in the 70's -- all stand next to this museum. From Panjim, you can take a Panjim to Bogmalo cab to visit this exciting museum.

By Trinidade

First to host the International Film Festival

The first Indian state to host the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) was Goa. Founded in 1952, the IFFI has become one of the famous and significant festivals in India. It is jointly organised by the Government of Goa, Directorate of Film Festivals and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

From the official website of IFFI

Travel to Goa and see what an amazing host this city turns out to be. Feel free to share other interesting facts about Goa, in case you know any. Happy reading!
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