Tourism is Goa's primary industry: it handles 12% of all foreign tourist arrivals in India.
The state of Goa is famous for its excellent beaches, churches, and temples. Bom Jesus Basilica is another famous attraction in Goa. Fort Aguada too is a major tourist attraction. Recently a Wax Museum on Indian history, culture and heritage has also opened in Old Goa.
This tiny state is situated on the west coast of India, between the borders of Maharashtra and Karnataka and is better known to the world as the former Portuguese enclave on Indian soil. With the rule of the Portuguese for over 450 years and the consequential influence of the Latin culture, Goa presents a somewhat different picture to the foreign visitor than any other part of the country.