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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
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Private Tour: Goa Sightseeing and Night Cruise with Dinner and Hotel Transfer
"Your driver will pick you up at your hotel in Goa by 4:00 PM and start this special night tour. Board the popular catamaran style cruise with western or Indian DJ while enjoying the fresh ocean breeze. Cruise gently down the river to the Dona Pau past the Adil Shah Palace which was the first building of Panjim that was built by the Sultan as his summer palace and used to housed the Goa Secretariat. After the cruise travel by road and see the Immaculate Conception Church with a panoramic view of P""This is a perfect tour for people who enjoy night life and modern night cruise with DJ. Take the popular catamaran boat cruise and enjoy the fresh ocean breeze and mesmerizing view. Also visit the Conception Church with a panoramic view of Panaji City frotitle=Highlights&1=Enjoy+a+romantic+night+including+dinner&2=Romantic+experience%2C+perfect+for+couples&3=See+the+sights+illuminated+at+night&4=All+entrance+fees+included"""Goa
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Local Customs

RELIGION

It is well known that cows are sacred to Hindus, but knowing this didn’t really prepare me for some of the (to Western eyes) unusual sights we came across. Not only do cows wander freely on town and...
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MISCELLANEOUS

Raksha bandhan (the bond of protection in Hindi) or Rakhi is a Hindu festival which celebrates the relationship between brothers and sisters. Sisters tie a rakhi (a holy thread) around their brothers'...
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BEACHES

Fascinating watching the local fishermen at Coco Beach. The effort that is put into fishing appears tremendous. Starting with wading out with the long fishing net to create a loop, then with as many...
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Recipe for fabulous home-made Onion Bhajis

Onion Bhajis are probably one of the most popular Indian appetizers or snacks, and a firm favourite when ordering "a curry" for takeaway or delivery... but have you ever thought of how hot, nice and...
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Recipe for my spicy Mango Chutney

Chutney is one of India's great culinary exports: eaten with peppery Poppadums, cheese and crackers, to spice up your main course with rice, or in Britain it has even become a Christmas favourite...
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Local costume

Women's dress in this part of India is a little different, as lots of particularly older women don't wear the sari. Their clothes are similar to costumes seen in Kerala and Hampi areas - they wear a...
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Cultural diversity and peaceful co-existence

Goa is a perfect example of Cultural diversity and peaceful co-existence. For many centuries Hindus and Christians (and a pretty big population of Muslims) have co-existed peacefully here respecting...
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Goa Carnival

The Goa Carnival organised in mid February every year is part of Goa custom for sure. For three days and nights the streets become alive with vibrant colours, music, dance and fun. It's the time of...
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Cashew nut factory

While visiting the western, inland area of Goa we were taken on a tour of this cashew nut factory and shown various stages in the process of roasting the nuts for sale. The conditions looked fairly...
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Farming

As we travelled around Goa I was interested to see and photograph many aspects of daily life. Much of the countryside is given over to agriculture, especially rice farming, using very traditional...
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Fishing village

Perhaps the most interesting of the several villages we went to was this one, a busy fishing village (in fact almost a small town) on the banks of a wide river. Down on the jetty fishing nets were...
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Coir ropes

These women are making ropes from coir, the hairy husk of the coconut. The process is as follows:Firstly the coconut shells must be immersed in the river for several weeks for the fibres to soften....
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Washing clothes

We stopped for a while in one village to watch the local women at work washing clothes in the river, from which they had carved out a deep bay. The technique is the same as it is the world over – a...
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Village homes

While visiting one of the villages in western Goa, near the border with Karnataka, we were invited into a home to see how the family lived and cooked. The woman showed us the clay oven where she baked...
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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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"The Gem that's Goa"
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Donna_in_India

"Sun, Sand, & Shacks in Goa"
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"My Goa Experience"
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"GOLDEN GOA - WHERE FUN NEVER SETS !"
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"Just right..."
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