Friday, November 4, 2016

top 10 places to visit in goa

1.Dona Paula Jetty


The Lovers Paradise as it is known as, Dona Paula Jetty is located on the stunning and well-known sea stretch that spans from Panjim, Miramar and Dona Paula. A thrilling breeze blows over this place and the see is extremely scenic. This idyllic rocky tourist attraction lies at the spot in which the Mandovi and the Zuari rivers meet the Arabian Sea. It supplies a magnificent view of the Mormugao harbor. Dona Paula Jetty is nestled on a rocky, hammer shaped headland.

This former fishing village has now grow to be a commercialized spot for beach resorts and restaurants but it carries with it an aura both romantic and mythical. Dona Paula was the daughter of Amaral de Menezes. On January 31, 1656 she married Dom Antonio Souto Maior and came to be understands as Dona Paula Menezes e Souto Maior. She carried out numerous acts of charity. The village of oddavel came to be known Dona Paula right after her death in 1682.

Dona Paula Jetty is nestled on a rocky, hammer shaped headland.This idyllic rocky tourist attraction lies at the spot in which the Mandovi and the Zuari rivers meet the Arabian Sea.



Aguada fort is located 18 km from Panjim and roughly 52 km away from margao. Hard to miss, the 17th century Portuguese fort stands on the Sinquerim seashore, overlooking the Arabian Sea, manages to envelope the whole peninsula at the south western tip of Bardez. A freshwater spring inside the fort offered water supply to the ships that employed to stop by. That is how it acquired its identify: aguada means water. This fort served numerous other functions. It has a capability of storing 2376000 gallons of water, a single of the biggest freshwater storages of the time in the complete of asia. This fort is divided in two segments: the upper part acted as a fort and watering station, whilst the reduce part acted as a protected berth for the portuguese ships. Whereas, the upper element has a moat, an underground water storage chamber, gun powder area, lighthouse and bastions, it also has a secret passage to use in the course of the time of war and emergency. The fort created at the mouth of the river mandovi, it was strategically situated and was the chief defense of the portuguese towards the dutch and marathas, capacitating about 79 cannons! Fascination for so huge a fort would be an understatement.

3.Palolem Seaside


Everything is acquiring so rapidly paced around us, thats time we certainly require a break. Palolem is a very good place to lay down all your burdens and have a very good time. Palolem is largely unspoiled and is inhibited by each local fishermen and by foreign tourists who dwell in shacks along the shore or in the major village itself. The airport is approximately 67km away and the Margao Railway Station is 43kms away. There are bus solutions at normal intervals of thirty minutes from the beach to the Kadamba Transport Corporation (KTC) Bus Depot in Margao. The nearest Bus Stand is at Chaudi (Canacona City), which is 5 mins from Palolem. But my private favourite would be to make a road trip out of it.

Palolem is a very good place to lay down all your burdens and have a great time.Everything is acquiring so rapidly paced close to us, thats time we absolutely need to have a break.

4.Shri Mangeshi Temple


The Shri Mangeshi Temple is a lovely temple devoted to Lord Shiva. It is regarded as to be the most crucial temple in Goa, it belongs to the normal Goan Hindu temple type of architecture. It is extremely distinctive with its white towers, welcoming at the entrance even though it is small and exquisite. It is situated on a Hillock at Proil which is in the Ponda Taluka, surrounded with lush greenery which produces a separate area in the hearts of the onlookers. It is 22 kms from Panjim and 26 kms from Margao. It is one of the largest, wealthiest and most usually visited temples in Goa.

The temple's origins come from Kushasthali and which is now acknowledged as Cortalim, a village in Salcette. In the course of that time Salcete fell in the hands of the Portuguese rule in 1543. And this temple was dutifully preserved until the arrival of the inquisition from Europe in 1567. So in the course of the 12 months 1560, the Portuguese commenced Christian conversions in Salcete taluka, so the Saraswats of Vatsa Gotra felt insecure and shifted the Mangesh Linga from the original site at the Kushasthali on the banks of river Aghanashini to present place in May possibly 1st, 1560 A.D. to the locality now acknowledged as Mangeshim in Priol village of Atrunja Taluka, which at that time was ruled by the Hindu kings of Sonde.

5.Shree Damodar Temple


The Shri Damodar Temple is one of the most beautiful and well-known architecture constructions in Goa. It stands on the bank of Kushawati River close to the Zambaulim Village, just 22 km from the City of Margao on the border of Quepem region (Quepem taluk) in the South of Goa. Hindus think that the Kushawati River is a sacred a single location and that its healing powers aid to get rid of different physique ailments. This famous temple homes an incarnation of lord Shiva, the deity of lord Damodar. The deity was originally based in a temple the place the Holy Spirit Church in Margao now stands and was moved to escape from the Portuguese inquisition in 1565 when the temple was destroyed and the church was developed on its web site. Both Hindus as effectively as the Catholics alike revere it. And it was originally founded in Mathagram, later acknowledged as Madgaon.

Shree Damodar temple, belongs to GSB community (Gowda Saraswath Brahmins). And there is also an idol of Lakshmi Narayana inside the sanctum.There are shrines for Goddess Chamundeshwari and Shiva on either side of the principal temple.

6.Panjim Church


The heart of the city is the Praa da Igreja (Church Square) or Municipal Garden with the Portuguese Baroque Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, originally constructed in 1541. Other tourist sights incorporate the previous and rebuilt Adilshahi Palace (or Idalao Palace), dating from the sixteenth century, the Menezes Braganza Institute, the Mahalaxmi Temple, the Jama Masjid mosque, the Chapel of St. Sebastian and the Fontainhas areawhich is considered to be the outdated Latin Quarteras well as the nearby beaches of Miramar and Dona Paula and Bambolim. Hanuman Mandir at Mala on the hill prime (Altinho) and its yearly zatra festival in February are a major attraction of Panaji.

The Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception was constructed in 1540 by the Jesuit priests and later rebuilt in 1619. It is positioned in the heart of Panjim, Goa.

7.Cansaulim Monte


Cansaulim Monte is ideal identified far and wide for the Chapel of Three Kings that is nestled here. It is in a beautifully quiet spot at the best of a hill with beautiful views appropriate more than the South Goan coast and you can see loads of other whitewashed churches in each and every direction that you appear.

The church genuinely only comes to existence though on the Feast of Epiphany on six January when the nearby children take the roles of the three Smart males from the biblical story of the Nativity. The festival is committed to Three Kings of Magi who came with their presents to infant Jesus the Christ. The 3 King's Feast is 1 of most common and preferred holidays of Goa citizens and vacationers who are lucky ones to observe this amazing festival. The famous grand holiday is celebrated every single yr on January 6th by local Christians as properly as by the Hindus in all elements of Goa, and specifically in Cansaulim, Arossim and Cuelim resorts.

The total event is accompanied by loud music and dances. Tons of folks are coming to the Hill to observe the procession and the ritual of gifts providing. An remarkable honest is carried out during the total festival: men and women eat, drink, buy gifts, souvenirs, spices manufactured by nearby Goa craftsmen and just have fun from dawn till dusk

8.Colva Seaside


This seashore is a spectacle of sea, sand and sky, the ideal blend of an enchanting natural harmony, weaving their magic spell on the guests. It was recognized for its scenic beauty. This is part of Salcete, Goa's only Catholic majority sub-district. As soon as an extremely hospitable area, now relations are receiving monetized thanks to tourism.

The beach consists of the best powder white sand and is lined along its shore by coconut palms. It has been 1 of the popular beaches of Goa

mesmerizing hues.

Whilst Colva succumbs to the demands of tourism with all its attractions such as the water sports activities that is positioned on the beach front with paragliding and standard dolphin watching journeys, Colva nonetheless maintains its nearby come to feel with its lively fishing community.

9.Dudhsagar Falls


Dudhsagar Falls is a 4-tiered waterfall located on the Mandovi River in the border of the Indian states of Karnataka and Goa. It is 60 km from Panaji by road and is situated on the Madgaon-Belgaum rail route about 46 km east of Madgaon and 80 km south of Belgaum.

The Dudhsagar Falls are located large up on the Mandovi River, about ten km upstream from Collem village. It is the greatest waterfall in Goa and the fifth largest in India. It is a well-liked hiking and trekking location, even so, entry is limited in the course of the monsoons.

10.Basilica of Bom Jesus


The Basilica of Bom Jesus or Borea Jezuchi Bajilika is positioned in Goa, India, and is an UNESCO Globe Heritage Web site.[1][2] The basilica holds the mortal stays of St. Francis Xavier. The church is situated in Old Goa, which was the capital of Goa in the early days of Portuguese rule.[3]

'Bom Jesus' (actually, 'Good (or Holy) Jesus') is the name used for the Ecce Homo in the countries of Portuguese colonization. The Jesuit church is India's initial minor basilica, and is considered to be one particular of the greatest examples of baroque architecture in India

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