The Panjim town has preserved its Portuguese heritage remarkably well and parts of it still consist of narrow winding streets, old houses with over hanging balconies, red-tiled roofs and numerous small bars and cafe’s. Within the commercial heart of the city rises majestically, the white-washed ‘Church of the Immaculate Conception’ founded in 1540.
The Mapusa market goes about its business all days except Sunday, but it really gets going on Friday morning. It’s a raucous affair that attracts vendors and shoppers from all over Goa.
Bogmalo Beach is a small beach-side village in Goa. It is situated in a small bay with around a mile of curving sandy beach. Vasco da Gama is a city in the state of Goa on the west coast of India. It is named after the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama.
Old Goa is a historical city in North Goa district in the Indian state of Goa. The city was constructed by the Bijapur Sultanate in the 15th century, and served as capital of Portuguese India from the 16th century.
The Braganza House was built in the 17th century. The east wing, occupied by the Pereira Braganza family, has a small chapel with a relic of St. Francis Xavier, a large ballroom , antique chandeliers from Europe and heavily carved, ornate rosewood furniture. The west wing of the house belongs to the Menezes Braganza family. Apart from its exquisite furniture and Chinese porcelain from Macau, it also houses a collection of family portraits, dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. The Ancestral Goa museum/ exhibition is situated in the small village of Loutolim. The open-air museum recreates Goan rural life as it was a hundred years ago.
Calangute is a town in North Goa, famous for its beaches. Baga Beach is famous for water sports such as parasailing and banana rides, and dolphin cruises.
Palolem Beach is situated in Canacona, south Goa. This beach is famous for parties and night life. Agonda Beach, a gorgeous three kms. stretch of relatively pristine beach, is the fairly unspoilt jewel
Anjuna is world-famous for its trance parties held on the beach during the tourist season. Anjuna also hosts the famous flea market (Every Wednesday) wherein you can purchase many things, ranging from fruits to jewellery, clothes and electronic devices.
Fort Tiracol was a symbolic location where freedom fighters from Goa demonstrated from time to time. The site was a hillock on the Northern (right) bank of the river, which gave a commanding view of the Arabian Sea.
This waterfall cascades down from the mountains from a height of 50 metres. It is set amidst charming surroundings, with the Rudreshwar temple in its vicinity. The temple holds importance for the Hindus. The Rock cut caves are just situated nearby. The Government has also developed a park from which the view of the waterfall can be peacefully relished.
Famous all over Goa the ‘ANJUNA FLEA MARKET”, is worth a visit! Where you can shop, drink, enjoy music and roam around. Buyers and Seller from all round the world can be seen in this market. This market was originally started in 1970’s by the foreigners who wanted to sell off their second-hand goods like cameras, watches, clothes etc. Now it has emerged as one of the major attractions of Goa.
The small, beautifully carved and perfectly proportioned black basalt temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is in its almost perfect condition mainly due to its remote location in a clearing deep in the forest at the foot of the Western Ghats. It is considered to be the only specimen of Kadamba-Yadava architecture in basalt stone preserved and available
A trip to the Dudhsagar waterfalls is an experience like no other. Located at Goa-Karnataka border, it is the 4th tallest waterfall in India. Literally meaning “Sea of milk”, One has to trek to be able to behold the beauty of this one.
Spice Farm is situated amidst lush green surroundings at Curti. It is popular amongst tourists for its rich cultural heritage and magnificently designed places of worship. A place for relaxation under the dense forest cover, an aroma of a variety of genuine spices, sumptuous lunch in traditional Goan style, and other modes of entertainment, all this and more.
Bondla Wildlife sanctuary is the smallest yet most popular sanctuary in Goa. 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 within its premises.
Goa is famous for its vibrant nightlife and intoxicating parties that continue till dawn. A state with abundant discos, casinos and nightclubs is the perfect place for anyone who enjoys rolling the dice or spinning the wheel.
As the sun goes down Goa Nightlife heats up. Prepare yourself for a great nightlife in goa! There are plenty to choose from. You can sit and listen to the sounds of live entertainment, or dance the night away at one of the hottest clubs. You are sure to have the time of your life.
Escape from pollution, chaos, and automation by participating in this delightful bird watching tour Lap-up in the lush of greens and tranquillity, and spot a splendid variety of birds.
The popular Goan beach fort Cabo De Rama Fort is named after Lord Rama. This is one of the oldest forts in Goa, build here before the arrival of the Portuguese. With the historic significance related with its name, Cabo De Rama has a mythological legend.
Dona Paula is also a very fashionable residence for the rich and famous of Panjim. Originally a fishing village, Dona Paula attracts its fair share of visitors and tourists who come to marvel at its pristine beach, its natural beauty and the romantic legend associated with it. Goa Boat Cruises offers fun-filled, hour-long evening cruises on Goa’s best cruise boats. Sailing on the river Mandovi, whilst enjoying a lovely view of Panjim, the capital city of Goa, the cruise also has Music, Goan folk dances and sightseeing along the river.
The Salaulim Dam located on the Salaulim River, a tributary of the Zuari River in Goa, is an integral component of the Salaulim Irrigation Project which envisages benefits of irrigation and drinking water supply.
Formally known as the National capital Territory; Delhi has been consistently colonized after the 6th century BC and is the country capital today. Legend states that the city was once the location of Indraprastha, the capital of the Pandava clan. Delhi is home to 1,200 heritage structures, over 175 historical monuments and is a major travel hub.
Agra is a city in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh state. Its home to the iconic Taj Mahal, a mausoleum built for the Mughal ruler Shah Jahan’s wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The imposing main building features a massive dome and intricately carved white marble inlaid with precious stones. This is set behind a reflecting pool inside a courtyard defined by 4 minarets.
The capital city of the desert state of Rajasthan, Jaipur is reminiscent of the royal way of life that was once integral to this region. Today, it is fondly referred to as the “Pink City” because of the trademark structures that sit here.
The island city of Mumbai is the capital of Maharashtra and has a cosmopolitan way of life and hosts a number of beaches that attract tourists. Apart from being known as the nucleus of Bollywood; Mumbai showcases distinctive architectural styles. Old buildings in the city are a merge of Gothic Revival and Indo- Saracenic styles making them an intriguing highlight for tourists.