Konkani language, Indo-Aryan language of the Indo-European language family. Konkani is spoken by some 2.5 million people, mainly on the central west coast of India, where it is the official language of Goa state.
Goan food is considered incomplete without fish, Rice and fish-curry is the staple of most Goans. Taste it once and you will know why! Kingfish (Vison or Visvan) is the most common delicacy. Others include Pomfret, Shark, Tuna and Mackerel.
Dodol. Dodol is a Goan dessert made using coconut, jaggery and rice flour. It is a thick brown colored pudding.
If you want scenic beauty and tranquillity, South Goa is the place to be. South Goa is home to the best secluded, rustic and pristine beaches that offer serene environs, relaxation and natural beauty. A few popular ones are Palolem beach, Colva beach, Butterfly beach and Benaulim beach.
The coconut palm and the cashew fruit hold a very significant place in the heart of every Goan. They are grown extensively as major crops especially for the sap or juice from which Goa' famous drink called Maddi or Feni is produced.