This tiny state is India's party capital, and ever since Dil Chahta Hai, Goa has become the definitive road-trip destination for every group of friends in Mumbai. Goa's reputation, built by its dazzling party scene, vibrant pubs and hippy culture, precedes it. However, its Indo-Portuguese culture, visible in its gorgeous churches, delectable sea-food and pork dishes and the pervasive bohemian vibe, still remains the firm foundation of its appeal. It also helps that the coastal state is naturally well-endowed with gorgeous beaches and the verdant Western Ghats.