Goa, a former Portuguese colony, is called 'Rome of the East'. It is considered as the most westernized state of Indian Territory as the inhabitants of Goa adopted western culture. Goa is enriched with cultural heritage that include folk songs, dances, music, visual arts and folk tales. The Goans are fond of football. Environmental issues are prominently featured in Goa.
It is known as a multi-ethnic state with a majority of Hindu and Muslim along with Catholic minority. They live in perfect harmony and participate in each others’ religious festivals. Goa is famous for its Indo-Latin festivals especially the carnivals, witnessed by numerous people every year. Other popular festivals observed in Goa are Shigmo- the spring festival and Shivaratri. New Year is celebrated in Goa with great pomp and show.
Nightlife in Goa is alluring. Bars and restaurants are in abundance in Goa as it is the most admired tourist destination of India. It is also regarded as the dream destination of many foreign tourists. Night-outs and rave parties are held on beaches and nightclubs. Liquor and seafood of Goa attracts the tourists.