Goa can be topographically divided in mainly two parts North Goa and South Goa. The stretch from headland of Fort Aguada just outside Panaji city to further north near the border of Maharashtra encompasses North Goa. Dotted with pristine palm fringed beaches, exotic wildlife parks and buzzing cities, the North Goa is a popular holiday destination among adventurers and pilgrim seekers alike. South Goa is one of the two districts that form the state of Goa and is a favored tourist destination. The district is marked by North Goa on the north and by the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka in the south. Virgin beaches, holy temples and beautiful cities form the main attraction of this part of Goa.
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Himachal Pradesh became a Union Territory on 1 November 1956. On 18 December 1970 the State of Himachal Pradesh Act was passed by Parliament and the new state came into being on 25 January 1971. Thus Himachal emerged as the eighteenth state of the Indian Union. Located amidst the breathtaking mountains and the soothing greeneries, the state of Himachal Pradesh is like a Paradise on earth.