Contains more variety and vitality than almost anywhere else in India. The main draws of Goa are the beaches, which are every bit as clichébeautiful as they’re supposed to be, but just as much of an attraction is its intriguing fusion of colonial Portugal and modern India in Goa and it’s not at all unusual to find crucifixes hanging on walls next to posters of Shiva and groups of elderly Goan men conversing in Portuguese.