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"Private Portuguese Heritage Tour: Se Cathedral
"Discover Goa’s colorful history on this private half-day tour. Learn about the heavy influence Portuguese rule had on this region’s religion and architecture from your expert guide’s interesting commentary about all the places you see. After pickup from air-conditioned vehicle your guide will take you to the Basilica of Bom Jesus a UNESCO World Heritage Site that holds the remains of the Catholic missionary St Francis Xavier.Enter the church and walk on the marble floor inlaid with precious stones. Admire the exquisite paintings adorning the walls that depict scenes from St F also known as the Se Cathedral of Santa Catarina dedicated to Catherine of Alexandria
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Full Day Private Goa Shore Excursion Including Lunch at Spice Plantation
"9am - You will be picked up from the sea port or your desired location in Goa to begin your full day tour with a professional guide.9.45am - Shri Manguesh TempleA beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located on a Hillock. T stands at the gates in the temple complex. 10.45am - Shree Mahalasa TempleAlso known as Shri Mahalasa Narayani Temple is 450 year old Temple dedicated to the Goddess Mahalasa. Lakshmi (Mahalasa) the goddess of wealth and prosperity is the presiding deity in this temple. The inner hall of the temple has carvings of the 10 incarnations of Lord Vishnu that have been resplendently painted. 12.30pm - Sahakari Spice Farm (Lunch Included)A an aroma of a variety of genuine spices coming from the trees grown around the farm lots of knowledge guidance on the type of species and treatment for various diseases sumptuous lunch in traditional Goan style. As you move deeper into this site
From $88.00
 
Private Goa Sightseeing Tour with Lunch at a Spice Plantation
"Meet your guide at your hotel lobby in Goa at 9am. Head to Old Goa Churches - Old Goa or Velha Goa (Velha means ""old"" in Portuguese) is a historical city in North Goa district in the Indian state of Goa. You will see a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit one of the largest and most frequently visited temples in Goa. In the year 1560 when the Portuguese started Christian conversions in Salcete Taluka. See the Mangesh Linga from the original site at the Kushasthali or Cortalim on the banks of river Aghanashini (Zuari) to its present location at Mangeshi.Visit the Shanta Durga a large temple complex at the foothill of Kavalem village in Ponda Taluka Goa India. A small laterite mud shrine was built and the deity was installed here. Next you will head to a Spice Plantation Tour with lunch included. The Spice plantation is located in Ponda
From $60.00

The Colours of Heaven - Holy Festival

You have to go to Goa in March for the Holy Festival...its pure fun and the locals in such a good mood and painting your face with all kinds of colours. The Holey Festival and the beautiful...
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bwk_michael
Feb 08, 2013

Second hand goods

Whilst staying in Candolim, despite it being a relatively built up tourist destination it's hard to escape the poverty. We often saw the same locals every day who we would stop and talk to. A number...
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clouds111
Sep 04, 2007

Most people don't even meet REAL Goans,

i am surprised by the amount of people on this forum who have stated things about meeting goans, good or bad. The point is that many of these people are NOT even Goan.It's me moving from London to...
djferros
Mar 10, 2007

General things to remember

Goa is a really friendly place to visit and great place to live.Dont forget: * 95% of people here speak at least 4 languages.* Fish curry rice is the staple food here, try it atleast twice in...
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lewy1711
Oct 07, 2006

Handy Fruit Sellers!!

One of the best things about Goa is the abundance of fresh fruit!! On the way from the beach in Calangute we would stop and buy fruit from one of the sellers on the roadside. We would pick a massive...
mimi2006
Jul 20, 2006

friendliest people

The people were very friendly and trusting, as i was told "we believe english mans word". I was looking to buy a pieace of jewellary,and was told to take it overnight check its value in other shops....
moondog1980
Mar 10, 2005

The lovely people

My favourite thing about Goa has to be the wonderful people that we met. The locals were so friendly, warm and helpful. All were eager to please and genuinely appeared interested in our home life and...
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susie46
May 07, 2004

Fish

When on the beach go take a look at the days catch from the fishermen and see how they barter for the price of fish, you could always get some fresh fish for yourself and get a local restaurant to...
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ak47uk
Nov 30, 2002

Schools

It is always a nice thought when in Goa to go to a shop and buy some text books, pens and pencils which are very inexpensive and go to the local childrens school and give them to the teacher as they...
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ak47uk
Nov 30, 2002

Children

You will find children asking for money and the best way out of this is to give them a soda or some food, don't give them money how ever sorry for them you feel, because the next day outside your...
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ak47uk
Nov 30, 2002

Smile

The people seem happy most of the time and they are always smiling. The thing to do is smile back as you know it's good exercise and dosn't cost any-thing.
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ak47uk
Nov 30, 2002
 
 
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Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church - Panaji

A wonderful church in Panjim .The amazing series of steps leads you to this little church.it was built in the 16th century.The great bell of the church was moved here from the Church of Old Lady of...
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Old Goa

Old Goa was he site of the Portuguese capitl until the mid 18th century. Today is it a magnificent complex of churches, monasteries, and cathedrals that cover a 1.5 km stretch. It is also a UNESCO...
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Panaji - Panjim City

While in Goa, It's a must to visit Panjim the capital of Goa. It's a beautiful city located on the banks of River Mandovi. Panjim is a scenic city and it's beautifully managed by the government of...
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Boat Trips - Cruises

We had a great time kayaking and sailing with skipper Pascal and Poonam on their traditional yet modern cruise, enjoying the Sunset River Cruise in Goa. The mangroves exploration was super exciting...
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Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary

Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Northeastern Goa, India. The total area of this park land is 8 square km. It is a popular destination for both tourists and school children. Known for the place...
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Basilica of Bom Jesus - Old Goa

The Basilica of Bom Jesus is made of laterite.The building was completed in 1585.The church is remarkbly simple except for the richly gilded altars.The church is called 'Bom Jesus' meaning 'good...
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