There isn't anything we could say about Goa, that already hasn't been said before. It is renowned for its beautiful beaches and a laidback bohemian lifestyle that compels people around the world to pack up their bag and head to the sandy coast. The state of Goa was ruled by the Portuguese for 450 years and the remnants of the culture still remain. After ruling the state for 450 years it ceded to the Indian authorities in 1961. On December 1962, Dayanand Bhandarkar became the first Chief Minister of Goa. Since Goa fringes around the borders of Maharashtra, it was considered part of the state. However, the citizens of Gao preferred to be a standalone state and in 1987 they were granted status as the 25th State of India.