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Goa's history is back 20,000–30,000 years. The rock art engravings give the earliest glimpse of human life in India. Carvings have been traced on the bank of the river cones, stone-axe, and choppers back to10,000 years ago have been found in many places in Goa. Inconvenience in carbon dating of the laterite rock compounds becomes a problem to determine the exact time period.Gold coins were given by the Kadamba king of Goa, Shivachitta Paramadideva1147–1187 AD.Early Goan society had radical change when Indo-Aryan and Dravidian migrants mixed with the aboriginal locals, forming the foundation of early Goan culture. In 1510, the Portuguese gave defeat to the ruling Bijapur sultan Yousuf Adil Shah with aid of a local partnerTimayya. They established a permanent settlement in Velha Goa. This was the start of Portuguese rule in Goa that went on for more than four centuries till the annexation in 1961. Goa has tropical monsoon climate. Goa has a hot and humid climate during the maximum time of the year. The month of May is generally the hottest.

Goa's beaches cover 125 kilometres of its coastline. These beaches are in North and South Goa. North Goa is commercial with mostly low and budget tourist accommodations. South Goa has higher–end hotels and private beaches .Exception in South Goa is Palolem Beach having basic accommodation and is one of much visited beaches in Goa. More north or south you go, much isolated beaches you visit. Some of the more known beaches are Colva, Calangute, Baga and Anjuna. These beaches have shacks providing fresh sea food as well as drinks. Some shacks make arrangement of events to attract customers.

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