The smallest state of India, Goa is located on the Western coast of the Indian peninsula. The location of Goa is such that it shares its borders with Maharashtra towards the north and Karnataka in the south. The mighty Arabian Sea lies to its west. The geographical location of Goa is between 15°48'00" North to 14°53'54" North Latitude and 74° 20'13" East to 73° 40'33" East Longitudes. Due its location near the sea, Goa experiences maritime climate which makes it the perfect locale for a vacation.
The location of Goa near the sea was favorable for the Portuguese to set up one of the most prosperous trade links in Asia. Goa was known for its spice plantations and exotic spices. This was exported by the Portuguese to countries in north and South East Asia. Also, Goa had a natural harbor which made it all the more easy for the ships to dock here. One can still see the harbor located in Goa though mostly in ruins.
The location of Goa is such that the Western Ghats flank it along the coast. The Western Ghats are the perfect location for the wildlife sanctuaries and provide the perfect getaway for nature enthusiasts to spend time with nature. The beaches are the most popular getaway for tourists and the water sports provided here are a hit among locals and tourists. The ideal location of Goa also makes it possible to reach this state easily.