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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
 
Goa Walking Day Tour Including Tuk Tuk Ride
"Think you know Goa? Think again. We’re taking you beyond the breezy beaches and party nights to show you the sunshine state through the eyes of a Goan local. We will meet at the Head Post Office in Panjim and start your Goa walking tour. It will passing along the way various monuments such as the Old Secretariat the 15th-century summer palace of sultan Yusuf Adil Shah and the Abbé Faria statue. From the fish market bursting with fishnets and a huge array of fish you will proceed to the vegetable and spice markets where you will smell the exotic spices and herbs grown in the marshlands of Goa. You will continue on to the flower market
From $64.00

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How Much to Tip??

N/ATipping is fairly common in India with the exception of rickshaw drivers or taxi drivers, unless you hire them for the day (although a few rupees or rounding up the fare is always appreciated)....
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ATMs

The closest ATM to Palolem beach is at Canacona - there's a little row of shops and a large hotel, halfway between the beach and Canacona railway station and the ATM is there. It's not far to walk...
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When to go

The season for Goa is between October and March, with Christmas being the peak time. We were there in early April, and a lot of the beach hut resorts and restaurants were starting to close down for...
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Friendly locals

The thing that strikes me about Goa is how friendly everybody is. The locals are really helpful when you speak to them and strangers smile at you in the street as you pass, a far cry from London...
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Mobile phones in India

India has a large number of mobile phone users. Even among the poorest people. In 2009 they said it was more mobil phones than toalets in India. With their increasing technology it is maybe twice as...
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Goa trance music

Goa trance is a monotone electronic music said to be originated from Goa during the late 1980's. For me it sounds more like Belgian techno music from the early 1990's. A romantic dream made as a...
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Calangute town

Calangute is the largest town in North Goa, and an intersection between north and south in Goa. The streets are traficated with restaurants and shops offering souvenirs, crafts, leather items,...
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Shanty restaurants on the beach

The bamboo restaurants and the shanty cottages on the beach of Calangute is teared down every year when the summer monsun starts and some of them are build up again in October when the tourists...
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Doctor and hospitals in Goa

.Charter operators recommend Health Clinic in Calangute if you need medical assistance. +91 9822662979Vintage Hospital St. Ines in Panjim is the best hospital in Goa. +91 8322232533.Apollo Victor...
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Russians

More than half of all the tourist in Goa are russian. You can hear their languages everywhere on the beaches of north Goa. And you can see signs with the cyrillic alphabet in the streets, hotels and...
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Cows in the street

The Hindus consider the cows in India as holy and they are allowed to freely roam the cities whatever traffic around. This looks strange to foreigners, but you will get used to it. It is always like...
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Life guards in Goa

Calangute and especially Candolim beach has lifeguards to protect the tourists. A man is on the guard each 200-300 metres of the beach, and a patrol car drives between the two beaches. It was a...
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The beach sellers in Goa

The beaches of Goa has a large number of lokals who sell food, drinks, icecream or crafts. In many cases they don't take no for an answer, and keep on hassle until you have bought something. Remember...
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Annoying Guests and uncultured Kids

Manu fond memories everthing from the fantastic hotel Hyaat resort and Spa to the beautiful beaches, the water sports. The warm waters of the Indian ocean and the mouth watering food at the hotel....
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Top Hotels in Goa

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Mobor, Cavelossim, Goa, 403731, India
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Dando, Candolim, 403515
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Sinquerim, Bardez, Goa, 403 519, India
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Dando, Candolim, 403515
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Arossim Beach, Cansaulim, Goa, 403712, India
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Cavelossim Beach, Goa, Goa, 403 731, India
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Top Things to Do in Goa

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Dudhsagar Waterfalls

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khgdwJTLdQA Lot of guys went through this economical plan to goa.Its chennai express time.we all enjoyed a lot and swimmed there with provided life jackets.Long...
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Baga Beach

I visited this beach on last day & thought why I missed it on my first day? Baga beach is very clean with lots of beach shakes where you can find both foreigners and Indians. This beach is perfect for...
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Panaji - Panjim City

Worth a visit for a few hours to this moderately -sized town which is the Capital of Goa. A good selection of shops and a very extensive market where all manner of goods and fruit can be purchased....
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Basilica of Bom Jesus - Old Goa

The Basilica of Bom (infant or good) Jesus is 9 km from Panaji on the banks of Mandovi River in Old Goa. It contains the mortal remains of Goa's patron saint, St. Francis Xavier, who died while on a...
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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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Fort Aguada

This 16th century Portuguese fort, the largest one in Goa, is located in Sinequim beach and comprises two parts: the lower and the upper. The former is used nowadays as a prision; the latter, open to...
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"Sun, Sand, & Shacks in Goa"
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