World Congress on Pharmaceutical Sciences (WCPS)” October 5-7, 2017.
Venue : The International Centre Goa, Dr. E Borges Road, Dona Paula, Goa, India.
Goa is a state in India within the coastal region known as the Konkan in western India. It is bounded by Maharashtra to the north and Karnataka to the east and south, with the Arabian Sea forming its western coast. It is India's smallest state by area and the fourth smallest by population.Panaji is the state's capital, while Vasco da Gama is its largest city. Goa is visited by large numbers of international and domestic tourists each year for its beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture. It has rich flora and fauna, owing to its location on the Western Ghats range, a biodiversity hotspot.
Goa's seven major rivers are the Zuari, Mandovi, Terekhol, Chapora, Galgibag, Kumbarjua canal, Talpona and the Sal. The Zuari and the Mandovi are the most important rivers, interspaced by the Kumbarjua canal, forming a major estuarine complex. These rivers are fed by South-West Monsoon rain and their basin covers 69% of the state's geographical area.Goa features a tropical monsoon climate. Goa, being in the tropical zone and near the Arabian Sea, has a hot and humid climate for most of the year.
Goa has two World Heritage Sites: The Bom Jesus Basilica and Churches and convents of Old Goa.It also has the Sanctuary of Saint Joseph Vaz in Sancoale. In many parts of Goa, mansions constructed in the Indo-Portuguese style architecture still stand, though in some villages, most of them are in a dilapidated condition. Fontainhas in Panaji has been declared a cultural quarter, showcasing the life, architecture and culture of Goa. Some influences from the Portuguese era are visible in some of Goa's temples, notably the ShantaDurga Temple, the Mangueshi Temple and the Mahalasa Temple. Goa also has a few museums, the two important ones being Goa State Museum and the Naval Aviation Museum.