With a uniquely singular style amongst Indian cities, this marvellous old Portuguese and Hindu city studded with vibrant temples and majestic churches is a meld of cultures. Goa boasts a stunning Baroque cathedral completed in 1619, the Sé Catedral. Portuguese rule over Goa lasted 450 years, and its legacy remains strong in quaint, colourful Panjim. Sun worshipers will want to head to one of the area's exquisite beaches. The local Goan cuisine, a hybrid of colonial and local flavours, is a highlight.