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One of the most striking churches in India is the “Se Cathedral” located in the Southern part of Goa. This magnificent church exhibits excellent artistry of the Portuguese-Manueline style with beautifully arched interior and an impressive courtyard. Previously, the cathedral had two towers but one of them collapsed in late 17th Century and was never rebuilt.
This cathedral is dedicated to St.Catherine, who belonged to Alexandria and there are six panels where her life scenes are beautifully carved. The most prominent feature of this cathedral is the huge “golden bell” which is one of the best bells in the world. This 250 feet high cathedral is a frequented spot and is visited by the tourists as well as locals. The tranquility and serene aura of the cathedral makes it a must visit spot in the list of places to visit in South Goa.
Location: Velha, Goa 403402
Timings: 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Entry Fee: Free
“Pious Aura” this is what you will witness at this magnificent temple situated at the foot of Kavlem village in Ponda Taluka. This temple is devoted to goddess “Shantadurga” who is worshiped as the “Goddess of Peace” and, it is one of the most prominent and, large temples in entire Goa.
The divine shrine was initially situated at, Cavelossim but during the demolition period of the Portuguese in the mid 15th century, the celestial being was relocated to Kavlem. The vibrant combination of the maroon, white and peach give the temple an enchanting old-charm look.
Apart from these, Nayan Manohar Deepstambh is another point of attraction which is beautifully lit during the festivals and at that time, the beauty has no boundaries.
Location: Kapileswari - Kavlem Rd, Donshiwado, Ponda, Goa 403401
Timings: 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Entry Fee: Free
This wildlife century came into existence in the year 1999 under the Wildlife Act. The Sanctuary lies on the Western Ghats in the northern part of the Panjim city. Sprawling over an area of 240 sq km, it has rich flora and fauna which attracts the tourists. One can witness bewitching scenic views at this splendid Sanctuary which is the largest protected wildlife.
Here at this sanctuary, you can come across numerous variant of animals like Pythons, Cobras, Slender Toris, Jungle Cats, Elephants, avian Birds, and many more rare species. One can even hire a jeep to explore every nook and corner of the diverse sanctuary.
Location: NH 4A, Caranzol, Goa, 403410, India
Timings: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 20 per person for Adults
Rs. 10 per person for Children
Rs 30 per Still Camera
Rs 150 per Camcorder
This is one of the most frequented sightseeing places in Goa famed as the prominent landmark for the Catholics. This extrusive church holds the incorrupt body of Saint Francis Xavier and, was built in the year 1605. After a few years of being built in 1622, the body of Saint Xavier was brought here and laid in a glass mausoleum. It is one of the most charming places to visit in South Goa which has showcased modern art in the gallery and, the structure exhibits a jaw-dropping baroque style of architecture.
The best time to visit Bom Jesus Basilica is December, as in this month you can experience the traditions, cultures and a lot more at Christmas time.
Location: Off National Highway 4, Velha Goa, Goa 403110
Timings: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Entry Fee: Free
Get awestruck by the amazing collection of The Naval Aviation Museum where you can witness the true essence of Military. This amazing museum is a must visit tourist place in Goa and lies in the vicinity of Vasco da Gama.
Here, one can see real Helicopters, Aircraft, Fighter Jets and learn about their history. The museum is a combination of two parts, one is the outdoor regions which exhibits the evolution of the Indian Naval Air Arms and, another is the double-storey indoor gallery. The Naval Aviation Museum is the only of its kind in Asia. The outer region is a large park which has 13 aircraft in total namely, Sea Harrier, HAL Chetak, Westland Sea King and many more such decommissioned aircraft.
Location: Bogmalo Road, Dabolim AP Vasco da Gama, Mormugao, Goa 403806
Timings: Tuesday - Sunday(9:30 AM - 5 PM)
Entry Fee: Rs. 20
“The Grande Island” also known as the Ilha Grande is one of the most amazing discoveries in Goa. The Island is a house of Palm trees, jaw-dropping marine life experiences, and extraordinary sunsets.
The Island is not only for the adventure buffs but is also a perfect destination for couples looking for a less crowded place with amazing facilities. One can indulge in sight-seeing, snorkeling, sea walk, swimming, and many more aqua activities. The outstanding activity which can be witnessed here is, Scuba diving which gives you a picture of the underwater kingdom making it one the most amazing places to visit in South Goa.
Apart from these, one will also have instances when they can delve in dolphin sighting which is an amazing experience and cannot be experienced everywhere.
This place gives a new dimension to the dining style, which is a combination of beach, exotic cuisine, and serene aura. This deadly combination can be experienced at the Johnny Cool Beach Bar which lies on the Dover Beach, famed as one of the most alluring beaches of Goa.
Here, one can savor mind-blowing Caribbean delicacies with excellent ambiance accompanied by soft jazz music to make every part of your body move on the soothing beats. It is one of the most visited tourist places in South Goa with an unbelievable quality of service.
Apart from these, one can even enjoy varieties of cocktails, beer and other liquors along the beachside bar. It is undoubtedly the best place to explore in southern Goa and enjoy meals in the relaxing environment coupled with striking sandy beaches.
Location: Dover Beach, Below Dover Playing Field, Dover, Barbados.
This decrypted structure with towers and rustic cannons was claimed by the Portuguese monarchs. It was a well-equipped fort with 21 guns and several military barracks and a chapel but, when the Portuguese left India, the place was abandoned and, later used as the government prison. Now, the fort is housed only by the ruins but is a popular tourist place in South Goa.
The Fort also has a church of Santo Antonio which is in great condition and still visited by his followers. The mystical atmosphere, steep cliffs, and majestic views make it a frequently visited place. It is a perfect place for you whether you are an adventure buff, photo fanatic or a nature lover.
Location: Taluka Cabo da Rama, Canacona, Goa 403702
Timings: 9:00 AM - 5:30 AM
Entry Fee: Free
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Traveller Tales From South Goa
17 April 2016
The Dudhsagar Trek in Goa is brilliant. After being to Goa just to roam around and loiter in the beach for so many times, we wanted to have a really lovely trip that is adventurous too. That’s when we ...
29 May 2016
It was a fine if we consider it as a trek. Otherwise the place is so alluring that one does not want to leave it at all. We were a group of 8 people and we took this trek pack as we were new to the pla...
21 January 2016
The trek was average and good. With better planning and structuring of the itinerary, it could have been a better trip. Also, it was a really nice trek as such. The beauty of nature is like unexplainab...
15 December 2015
This is by far my most favourite trek and vacation. Western Ghats is something that I was wanting to experiment for quite some time now and I am happy that it finally happened with this trek. It is ver...
13 November 2015
I definitely accept that Dudhsagar trek was the best trek ever I had taken. However, the trek experience was ruined by rains, lousy travel plans, and stuff. Only relief was that the trek got better and
27 May 2016
The trek was indeed brilliant. The only flaw was that the food was quite bad. Otherwise, it was a good and interesting trek. Actually its not at all about the trekking. Its about the ravishing view you...
03 January 2016
One of its kind of trek. This trek is not very special. Trekking by hills can be done in a lot of places, but this trek is unique and there is no trek like this just because of the drop-dead gorgeous v...
21 December 2015
I have no idea how to put in words how great this trek was. The view of the dudsagar waterfall we got was extremely amazing. The only thing I can is that, one must try doing the Dudhsagar trek to know
29 April 2016
A well organized trek: Dudhsagar is probably the most beautiful thing in India. I hope that this is considered as one of the wonders as it so so very poignant and I really loved trekking here. It was q
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