In the middle of the market town of Mapusa is a pretty pastel coloured temple which is dedicated to Lord Maruti, better known as Hanuman, the monkey god of the Hindu pantheon. The temple itself is more than 150 years old and was constructed by the people themselves. Timings The temple... more

The Lakshmi Narasimha temple, also known as the Anant Narasimha temple is unique in that it is the only temple dedicated to Lord Anant in the state of Goa. It is also unlike the other temples in the state due to its simple exteriors with its tiled pyramid roof and lack of domes. However,... more

The ancient origins of the Devaki Krishna temple far predate the existing structure that houses the idols at Marcel. This temple is unique in that it is the only one in all of India that depicts Lord Krishna with his mother Devaki. The other deities in the complex include Bhumika... more

The little state of Goa, located on the western coast of India in the verdant Konkan region boasts a long and varied history. Variously ruled through the ages by Hindu and Muslim rulers as well as the more recent Portuguese colonists, the land itself has imbibed a variety of customs... more

One of the newer additions to Goa’s tourist attractions is the Goa Science Center which was opened in 2001. Spread out over 5 acres of land, the science center features a variety of large interactive exhibits which demonstrate simple physics principles. There is also a dome planetarium... more

Goa, like the rest of India, is steeped in a rich history and cultural background. This history extends much, much further back than the arrival of the Portuguese invaders and encompasses ancient civilizations dating back centuries ago. So skilled were these ancient peoples that the... more

This ancient and imposing fort on the river Tiracol is perhaps the best preserved and most visited fort in Goa. This is partly due to the Fort having been converted into an exclusive hotel. However, even with the modernizations made by the hotel, the fort is still steeped in historical... more

This ancient behemoth, still well-preserved and standing proud today is considered to be one of the foremost coastal forts in Goa. Mormugao was an important port for Portuguese ships. It is said that the fortress, which is just a few kilometres away from the Mormugao port, was built... more

The official residence of the governor of Goa, known as “Raj Bhavan”, is located at the extreme end of a narrow cape jutting into the Arabian Sea , it is one of the Palaces of historical and architectural significance and antiquity in Goa. Earlier, during the Portuguese... more

Deriving its name from the Hindu Epic the Ramayana, this ancient fort far predates the Portuguese rule in Goa, making it one of the oldest forts in Goa. Though time and the elements have weathered this proud structure, it still stands today, guarding the mouth of the Sal River and... more

Standing on the crumbling ramparts of what was once the most formidable and impregnable of the Portuguese forts in India, one looks out at a panoramic ocean vista, witnessing the confluence of the Mandovi River and Arabian Sea, over which the fort has kept watch for more than four... more

An ancient and historically significant fort, this fort is today little more than a ruin being swiftly reclaimed by nature. Little remains of its wonder and glory save an archway over the road leading to the Rachol seminary and a dried up moat surrounding the hill upon which the seminary... more

Standing tall and proud overseeing and protecting the taluka of Bardez, across the river from the capital city of Panaji, this fort was one of the first bastions of the Portuguese rulers against enemy invasion. The structure exudes majesty and grandeur and though it is not the biggest... more

Although this is one of the smaller forts in Goa, it has gained a name for itself, not only for being one of only two inland forts which have survived into the 21 st century, but also for the panoramic vistas that can be seen from its ramparts. This fort is surrounded on all sides... more

Inaugurated in 1998, this museum is one of only two military museums in India. In fact, it is the only Naval aviation museum in all of Asia. The museum displays a number of aircraft that were used by the indian navy throughout its history. These are displayed outside in the museum’s... more

Richly embroidered vestments, chalices and other sacred receptacles made out of precious metals and inlaid with precious and semi-precious stones, carved ivory, gorgeous paintings and statuary, all this and more is on display at the museum of Christian Art. The most unique aspect... more

Located at the back of the Convent and Church of St. Francis of Assisi, this museum contains many important and beautiful artefacts of the Portuguese rule in India. Its treasures are divided amongst eight galleries. The most important of these are considered to be the portraits of... more

Close to the Nunnery of Santa Monica, stands a lofty tower still proudly, defying the vagaries of the weather and the ravages time. This is the only surviving tower of the four that were once a part of the Church of St. Augustine. What was once perhaps the biggest Church in Goa is... more

Don’t let its unassuming air fool you, the Bom Jesus Basilica is a World Heritage Monument, and has been christened so by UNESCO. Its un-plastered exterior appears at first glance to be inferior as compared to the sparkling facades of churches like the Se Cathedral, but this little... more

Standing with its gracious façade facing east to welcome each new day, and to the west of the great square Terreiro de Sabaio, Se Cathedral is the most imposing of all the churches at Old Goa, its vaulted interior overwhelming visitors with its sheer grandeur. Se Cathedral Goa, is... more

Located in North Goa, this peaceful little beach is a haven for those who want to enjoy the sand and surf without the crowds that pepper most of the other beaches in North Goa. The beach is a secluded stretch of sand and rocks, lined on the landward side with swathes of swaying coconut... more

Named for Dr. Salim Moizzudin Ali, India’s pre-eminent ornithologist, the Salim Ali bird sanctuary is one of the smallest protected areas of Goa. This slice of ornithological heaven is undoubtedly a fabulous insight into the fragile eco-system that is the mangrove marshes. Ornithological... more


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