(Last Updated on : 28/12/2016)
West Indian states consist of Goa
along with the Union territory of Daman and Diu
and Dadra and Nagar Haveli
West Indian states are developed and industrialization helps to boost the economy with a large urban population of Pune
. Western India is bounded by the Thar Desert in the northwestern part, the Vindhya Mountain Range
in the north and the Arabian Sea in the west. A major portion of Western India shares the Deccan Plateau with South India.
Goa is a state in west India within the coastal region known as the Konkan Coast. Goa is bounded by Maharashtra to the north and Karnataka to the east and south, the Arabian Sea forms its western coast. It is India's smallest state by area and the fourth smallest by population. Goa is popular for the beach resorts and night life.
Gujarat is known as the "Jewel of Western India". It has an area of 196,024 square kilometers with a coastline of 1,600 km, most of which lies on the Kathiawar
peninsula, and a population in excess of 60 million. Gujarat has many Hindu temples and the Jain pilgrimage centers.
Maharashtra is a state in the western region of India and is India's third-largest state by area and is also the world's second-most populous sub-national entity. It has over 112 million inhabitants and its capital, Mumbai, has a population of approximately 18 million.
Rajasthan is known from the medieval era as the "Land of Kings". It is India's largest state by area. It is located on the north-western side of the country, where it comprises most of the wide and inhospitable Thar Desert
and shares a border with the Pakistani provinces of Punjab to the northwest and Sindh to the west, along the Sutlej-Indus river valley. Rajasthan has the popular forts and temples and the medieval cities.
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Dadra and Nagar Haveli is a union territory in Western India. It is composed of two separate geographical entities - Dadra an enclave surrounded by Gujarat and Nagar Haveli wedged between Maharashtra and Gujarat. The capital city is Silvassa