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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
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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
From $50.00
 
Private Tour: Jungle Adventure from Goa Including Elephant Ride and Lunch
"Your day begins with pickup from your Calangute or Baga hotel and a 2.5-hour drive by air-conditioned private vehicle to a jungle camp near Dudhsagar waterfall which is situated within Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary Goa’s largest wildlife preserve. When you arrive at the jungle camp you have several activities for the day. See housing that resembles typical tribal villages in Goa ride an elephant through the jungle camp and soar through the trees on a zipline that reaches heights of up to 82 feet (25 meters).You’ll also enjoy a lunch that consists of traditional Goan meal which is served on a banana leaf ‘plate.’ Then take a leisurely walk with your guide to learn about the plants and animals in the jungle. Along the way
From $195.00

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Old Goa

A little inland from Panjim, the present-day capital of Goa, is the complex of historic buildings known as Old Goa. This is a UNESCO world heritage site, famous for its opulent buildings and churches,...
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toonsarah
Feb 05, 2009

Old Goa

This is the old capital of Goa...nowadays its a relatively small town...but its many churches gives away how important it once was. Its been cleaned up in recent years and the areas around the main...
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BluBluBlu
Jul 27, 2005

Old Goa

This World Heritage Monument was constructed in 1695. It has surfaced as a milestone in the history of Christianity. The name Bom Jesus basically means "good Jesus" or "infant Jesus". The Bom Jesus...
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regina.williams
Oct 24, 2007

Old Goa

Old Goa was the capital of the Portuguese colony. It is situated 9km east of the current capital city of Panaji. This is a MUST see when you come to Goa and one of Goa's prime historical sites. Dotted...
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bpwillet
Dec 27, 2005

Old Goa

The Church of St Augustine was built in 1602. Twelve Augustan Friars combined their efforts and resources built the church on the Holy Hill at Old Goa in September 1572, which was completed by 1602....
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regina.williams
Oct 24, 2007

Old Goa (Velha Goa)

At one time a byword for splendour, with a population of several hundred thousand sand, Goa's erstwhile capital, OLD GOA (Velha Goa), was virtually abandoned following malaria and cholera epidemics...
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Justin_goa
Apr 04, 2011

Visit old Goa

Visit old Goa, if you love old churches, or beautiful buildings this is the place to be, I did find the stalls here more expensive than in some other parts of Goa, But its really nice to spend a day...
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nora_south_africa
Jul 22, 2007

Old Goa

This little town was once the capital and main city of the colony, but was abandoned in the XVIIth century, after some malary epidemic. All that’s left to visit are a few magnificient churches, that I...
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SirRichard
Mar 26, 2003

Old Goa (World Heritage Site)

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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Donna_in_India
Aug 12, 2011

Old Goa - General

Old Goa or Velha Goa ("Velha" means old in Portuguese), is located 9km (5 miles) east of the state capital, Panaji. It's famous for the number of fine Portuguese churches that were built here between...
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Willettsworld
Sep 19, 2009

Old Goa - Views over Old Goa

These are the excellent views from the hill where the Church of Our Lady of the Mount is located. From here you can see the churches of Old Goa in amongst the tropical trees and the views over the...
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Willettsworld
Sep 19, 2009

Old Goa

Visiting the Hindu Temples in and around Goa is interesting. You should respect the local custom and remove your shoes before entering the Temples. We visited a number of Temples and were given...
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susie46
May 07, 2004
 
 
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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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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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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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Se Cathedral - Old Goa

Besides the main bell which is 'Golden Bell' there are 4 more bells within the bell tower close to each other. One in the front and 2 each at left and right. Two bells to the left partially visible...
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Saint Cajetan Church - Old Goa

The church of st. cajetan is modelled on the design of St. Peter's church in Rome.It was build using laterite blocks - a locally available construction material.The facade has two towers on either...
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Fort Aguada Beach

A visit to the beach at fort Aguada is a must for any visitor to Goa.And the best time to do so is at sunset.It is also a fine beach to swim in.The luxurious Fort aguada beach resort overlooks the...
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