Goa is the smallest and exquisitely beautiful state in the Union of India. The place is famous for its swaying palms, soft white sands and awesome beaches. Every year it attracts 2 million tourists from across the globe who come to Goa to savor the laid-back charm of the Goa beaches. Besides the beaches, the Portuguese colonial heritage is major attraction here. As Goa was a Portuguese colony for close to 500 years, one can still see the Portuguese monuments in the Old Goa. The old churches and other monuments narrate the exquisite grandeur of the Portuguese architecture. There are number of interesting tourist places to explore here like Bom Jesus Basilica, a World Heritage site, Goa state museum, Naval Aviation museum,etc.