Friday, 5 June 2015

Destination Guide : GOA

SIGHTSEEING PLACES



Basilica of Bom Jesus
The Basilica of Bom Jesus or Borea Jezuchi Bajilika is located in Goa, India, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The basilica holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier.

The Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
The simple yet wonderful decorations of the church is its most note worthy aspect. The clean and tidy well maintained complex pleases the worshipers and tourists alike. Panaji's Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception has a couple of altars dedicated to Our Lady of Rosary and Jesus.

Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is an estuarine mangrove habitat which is declared as a bird sanctuary and located on western tip of the Island of Chorao along the river Mandovi, Goa, in India. 

Goa State Museum
Goa State Museum is located in Panjim, which is the capital city of Goa. This new museum complex, located in the EDC Complex in Patto, was inaugurated by the President of India on June 18th, 1996.





Shree Shanta Durga Temple
Shantadurga Temple is a large temple complex 33 km from Panaji at the foothill of Kavalem village in Ponda Taluka, Goa, India. A small laterite mud shrine was built and the deity was installed here.






Arvalem Waterfalls
A thunderous spurt of water beautifully cascading down a rocky terrain of a mountain! This is the picture of the splendrous Arvalem Waterfalls in Goa. Popularly known as the Harvalem Waterfalls, it is located at Arvalem, around 9 km from Bicholim, North Goa.

Arvalem Caves
Arvalem Caves or the "Pandava Caves". Located in the Bicholim town of North Goa, these caves are ancient rock cut caves that give us a chance to steep into the mythological tales. The origin of these caves dates back to the 6th century. 


Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary
The smallest yet most popular sanctuary in Goa, it is located in Ponda Taluka in the northeastern part of the city. Contained in a very small area of just 8 km, the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary is covered with moist deciduous forest and evergreen vegetation patches. This little sanctuary proudly houses a Mini Zoo, Rose Garden, Deer Safari Park, Botanical Gardens, Nature Education Centre and Eco-Tourism Cottages.



Fort Aguada
Aguada Fort stands tall as one of the most known representatives of the Goan history. The fort was constructed in 1612 by the Portuguese afearing an attack from the Marathas and the Dutch. The fort had a fresh water spring that provided for the water requirements of all those who used to pass through the place.

Chapoli Dam
Located about 40 km from Margoa, Chapoli Dam is blessed with scenic charm as it lies in a valley which is surrounded by hills. If you are fond of fishing, this eco-tourist spot of Goa.



BEST BEACHES


Candolim Beach
Candolim Beach is a part of a long extension of beach coastline along the Arabian Sea that begins at Fort Aguada and ends at Chapora Beach.

Baga Beach
Baga Beach is one of the popular beaches in North Goa.


Majorda Beach
Majorda Beach is situated in the southern part of Bogmola. It is one of the marvelous beaches in Goa.



Mobor Beach
Mobor Beach is an ideal location for adventure sports such as water skiing, water surfing, jet ski, banana and bump rides and parasailing.

Colva Beach
The beach consists of about 25kms of the fine powdered white sand and is bounded along its coast by coconut palms.



Varca Beach
The Varca Beach in Goa is known to its soft white sands and its cleanliness. It is one of the cleanest beaches in Goa.


Vagator Beach
The Vagator Beach has pure white sand, doted with black lava rocks and swaying coconut and palm trees.


Morjim Beach
The Morjim Beach is special as it serves as a hatching and nesting habitat of the Olive Ridley turtles, which are an endangered species.




Miramar Beach
The Miramar Beach in Goa begins at the gulf and then culminates in the Emerald Coast Parkway. It is a golden beach fringed with palm trees.


Chapora Beach
Chapora Beach is a coastal village at Chapora River estuary lying alongside a beach stretch in North Goa that is around 10 km. from Mapusa, a City in Northern Goa. It is close to Chapora Fort, an old Portuguese fort.





Thursday, 4 June 2015