Search
Hotel Deals
date_range
date_range
map
Map &
Directions
mode_edit
Write a Tip
chevron_left
 
chevron_right

Top Tours

 
"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
From $50.00
 
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

Most Viewed Local Customs in Goa

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...
View More
Local Customs

MISCELLANEOUS

When I first tasted Naan bread many years ago, at a small backstreet Indian restaurant in Hong Kong, I was instantly hooked. It's hot, "squidgy" and thick - perfect to soaking up the delicious curry...
View More
Local Customs

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...
View More

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...
JessH's Profile Photo
JessH
Apr 05, 2011

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...
JessH's Profile Photo
JessH
Apr 05, 2011

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...
illumina's Profile Photo
illumina
Dec 19, 2010
 
 
Sponsored Listings

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...
Rupanworld's Profile Photo
Rupanworld
Jun 01, 2009

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...
Rupanworld's Profile Photo
Rupanworld
Jun 01, 2009

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...
toonsarah's Profile Photo
toonsarah
Feb 06, 2009

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...
toonsarah's Profile Photo
toonsarah
Feb 06, 2009

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...
toonsarah's Profile Photo
toonsarah
Feb 06, 2009

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....
toonsarah's Profile Photo
toonsarah
Feb 06, 2009

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...
toonsarah's Profile Photo
toonsarah
Feb 06, 2009

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...
toonsarah's Profile Photo
toonsarah
Feb 06, 2009

Top Hotels in Goa

Hotels
Mobor, Cavelossim, Goa, 403731, India
Show Prices
Hotels
Dando, Candolim, 403515
Show Prices
Hotels
Sinquerim, Bardez, Goa, 403 519, India
Show Prices
Hotels
Dando, Candolim, 403515
Show Prices
Hotels
Arossim Beach, Cansaulim, Goa, 403712, India
Show Prices
Hotels
Cavelossim Beach, Goa, Goa, 403 731, India
Show Prices

Top Things to Do in Goa

Things to Do

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...
View More
Things to Do

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...
View More
Things to Do

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...
View More
Things to Do

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...
View More
Things to Do

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...
View More
Things to Do

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...
View More
BluBluBlu's Profile Photo

BluBluBlu

"The Gem that's Goa"
View Member
Donna_in_India's Profile Photo

Donna_in_India

"Sun, Sand, & Shacks in Goa"
View Member
Justin_goa's Profile Photo

Justin_goa

"My Goa Experience"
View Member

vinodcia

"GOLDEN GOA - WHERE FUN NEVER SETS !"
View Member
bpwillet's Profile Photo

bpwillet

"Just right..."
View Member