India’s tiniest state still retains much of its Portuguese charm, but stirs in rich culture and plenty of beaches
country’s states at less than 1,500 square miles – about the size of Rhode Island.
Flying into Goa, you’ll land at Dabolim International Airport, about 3 miles from Vasco’s city center. Although Vasco is relatively large (population 100,000), other areas host more of the culture, architecture and serene beaches for which the state is renowned. However, if your tastes run military air power, the Naval Aviation Museum located on the south side of the airport, has a large outdoor collection of well-preserved planes from India’s Naval Air Arm. It’s open every day except Monday. Admission is 20 rupees ($0.35).