The Indian state of Goa continues to attract dreamers from all over the world

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India’s small western state of Goa is probably one of the most visited tourist spots, with 7 million visitors in 2019 alone. Few people know that it was the only Indian state to live under Portuguese – not British – colonial rule. Goa did not accede to independent India until 1961, 14 years after the rest of the country. Long famous as a hippie paradise, Goa today still attracts dreamers from all over the world and remains a cultural melting pot of Indian and Portuguese traditions.

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