With its four-centuries-old Portuguese heritage, Goa lies on the west coast of India and looks out onto the Arabian Sea, while Bombay is India in miniature, vibrating with urban activity. This pocket-sized guide contains useful information, travel tips and recommendations for the traveller to Goa and Bombay. It introduces the reader to the area's history, people, culture, wildlife and economy and highlights the top tourist attractions and other important areas, which are graded on a three-star rating. Special fact panels feature facts and figures, and other snippets of information, while the "At a Glance" sections offer recomendations on where to go, what to see and where to stay. The text is complemented by photographs, charts, tables and easy-to-read maps and town plans which highlight scenic routes and pinpoint places of interest.