For a state that was under the domain of Portuguese for 450 years, its difficult to root out the influence.
Chapel of Santa Caterina (1552),
Church and Monastery of S. Cajetan (1655-1661),
Ruins of Augustinian Church and Monastery (1602),
Church of Cruz dos Milagres (1671),
Ruins of Church and College of St. Paul (1541-1543).
Sinquerim (Goa): Church of Sao Lourenço (1630).
Talaulim (Goa): Church of Santa Ana (1695).
Curtorim (Goa): Church of St. Alex (1597).
Betim (Goa): Reis Magos Church (1771).
Chapora (Goa): fort (1617).
Mapusa (Goa): Church of Our Lady of Miracles (1674).
Aldona (Goa): Church of St. Thomas (1596).
Moira (Goa): Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception (1636).
Reis Magos (Goa): Fort Reis Magos.
Tiracol (Goa): Fort Tiracol (1745).
Cabo da (de) Rama (South Goa): Fort Cabo de Rama (1763).
The Cabo de Rama Fort includes a small church of Santo Antonio in excellent condition.
Dona Paula (Goa): Cabo Fort, Cabo Palace.
Famous colonial houses of Goa:
Chandor (Goa): Menezes –Braganza house, Pereira -Braganza house, Sara Fernandes house.
Loutolim (Goa): Miranda house, Salvador Costa house, Roque Caetan Miranda house, Figueiredo de Albuquerque house (3 kms north of Loutolim).
Majorda (Goa): Piedade Costa house.
Betalbatim (Goa): Wilfrido Antão house.
Cansaulim-Velsao (Goa): Roldão de Souza house (also Maison Rodesa).
Margão (Goa): The house of the Seven Gables and many houses around the Chuch of Espirito Santo (Largo da Igreja). The (usually locked) N.S de Piedade stands on a hill overlooking Margão.
Corjuem (North Goa): Fort.
Alorna (North Goa): Fort.
Candolim (North Goa): Casa dos Monteiros, Casa dos Costa-Frias.
Pernem (North Goa): Deshprabhu house (or Sitaram Vilas, or The Viscount’s Palace).
For these info my thanks to Kiros Kokkas.
Anjediva island (Kanara): ruins of Fort of Nossa Senhora das Brotas, old Portuguese "caserma" or barracks, standing now without the roof, Church of Our Lady of Brotas (Nossa Senhora das Brotas 1729).
Hey, why not go see a Bollywood film..We had great fun at the INOX in Panjim..We went to see Malaamaal Weekly..It was hilarious!! Eventhough we couldn't understand it, you could still follow it along just by the pictures...We also went with our Goan friends and every now and then they would give us an update..
The movie theatre itself..totally brand new modern facility...just like the one's at home!! Only better!!
There is nothing better than meeting up for a beer and a natter, this beach side bar at the Leela beach hotel, is a ideal place to meet before dinner as well as cocktails, beers and soft drinks you can also get snacks and some nice seafood dishes
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Hire a taxi for the day and travel out to Mandrem Beach - Here there is a beach resort of huts, and a beach with a restaurant on it
The beach is quiet, with white sand and the beach shack/restaurant serves the best paneer tikka that I have ever eaten. You cross a wooden bridge over a river to get to the beach. There are beach loungers - some with canopies and best of all there are no sales people. You can read your book all day long with no interruptions.
Margao or Madgaon is the second largest city in Goa, and is well worth a look around. Sadly I was only there for a day on our way up to Mumbai, and it was so hot and sticky that walking around was the last thing on my mind!
Palolem is quite a good place to pick up a few souvenirs. It's obviously not the cheapest place in India to do so, as it's full of tourists doing the same thing, but they do have some nice things you might not find everywhere.
I would recommend looking at the jewellery (there's a particular style found here), the leather-bound notebooks of handmade paper, and clothes. You can pick up sarong wraps here, or from the sellers on the beach. Don't forget to haggle a little!
It's also fairly easy to buy sunscreen here, as well as other toiletry needs, just don't expect them to be much cheaper than at home.
The waves at Palolem are a bit too small for surfing proper, but they're just right for some modest body boarding, and you can rent body/boogie boards on Palolem beach for around 30INR per hour. It's a great way to spend a few hours!
Galgibaga, aka Turtle Beach, is famous for its Olive Ridley nesting site, making it an environmentally sensitive area. The beach is a protected area for turtle nesting and sees the hatching of over 3000 eggs every year.
Thankfully development seems to have been stopped at this beach, so there are no commercial activities, and out of turtle season (we were there in early April) the beach was deserted. Turtles apparently come to lay their eggs from October, and hatchlings start appearing in December, so these will be the peak turtle-watching times!
We got here by scooter.
This is one of the places it's easier to reach by scooter, although you could take a tuk-tuk from Palolem (about 50INR I think). With fewer beach huts and restaurants than Palolem, Patnem is a much quieter beach, and a really lovely place to go for a swim.
Having your own transport means that you can get around to different places, of-the-beaten-path type places, much more easily and quickly, and a scooter is the best way of doing that. We hired ours from the little dhaba at the corner of the road leading to Hi-Tide huts at Palolem, and we got it for 200 INR per day. My partner's experience 2 years before suggested that you'll get it cheaper if you hire for longer.
These photos were taken on one of our scooter trips! We not only got to see these beautiful views, but found beaches all to ourselves, or at the very least shared with one other couple who also had a scooter!
India is a developed country when it comes to computer technology, and there are some cybercafes in Goa. But the bureaucracy is bad. I had to bring my passport, then sign a receipt with passport number, name, birth date, hotel name and my signature.
Ashowem is a cosy village in the bay between Morjim beach and Vagator beach. This place has a high hippie factor. Ashowem has a rocky shoreline and sandy beaches. The closest beach is 10 minutes away with car.
Morjim Beach is a nice beach with soft sand. The sunbeds on the beach are free if you order food and drinks from the cafe's opposite the beach. Each cafe has its own beach area. Morjim beach is known for a high number of russian tourists.
Tambdi Surla temple:
This small but exquisite 12th century Shiva temple of the lord Mahadeva is an active place or worship, located 13 km east of Bolcornem village, past the end of a single lane paved road in the northern region of the park. The temple consists of garbhagriha, antarala and a pillared Nandi mandapa built of basalt. The four pillars, embellished with intricate carvings of elephants and chains support a stone ceiling decorated with finely carved lotus flowers of the Ashtoken variety.
(literally Ocean of milk) is a tiered waterfall located high up on the Mandovi River, at the Karnaraka border in the southwest part of the park, 10 km upstream from Collem village. At 310 m, It is Goa's tallest waterfall, India's 5th tallest, and is 227th in the world  An Aqueduct of the South Central Railways passes spectacularily through the waterfalls. This popular destination may be reached by hiking along the 10 km one lane dirt road or hiring a 4 wheel drive vehicle at Collem. Access is dangerous and restricted during the monsoon season of June and July.
This waterfall, located about 2 km southwest of Tambdi Surla, at the Karnataka border, is equally spectacular and only slightly less tall than Dudsagar Falls, however it is rarely visited because of its difficult access by a steep, winding and irregular rocky path. A local guide is required.