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North & south Goa
North Goa - explore this kaleidoscopic destination - North Goa is all about its nightlife, liveliness and crowd of tourists and shoppers.
South Goa - South Goa is known for its clean and isolated beaches, shrines, scenic drives and tranquil environment.
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Mansion tour- Heritage Mansions Legacy
Goa The only place on the subcontinent where houses dating back to the 1700s are still in pristine condition and still inhabited by generations of the original owners.
To have a glimpse of the lifestyle of the higher echelons of Goan society under the Portuguese rule. Mansion tour- Heritage Mansions Legacy of The Past-Portuguese colonization which is still quite in evidence and in everyday use is the magnificent architecture of the traditional mansions of the Goan.
In Anjuna, north Goa is classic due to its characteristic ‘balcoes’ (balconies). It is monumental. The riches overpower you. The seat along the length of the porch are L-shaped, of expensive wood, the glare is cut off with a mixture of brightly coloured stained glass and, as if to contrast it, light tinted flint glass “such as which is no longer made” with fine floral etchings.
Solar dos Colacos - Mansion
Built in baroque style with an imposing facade with a spectacular view of islands and the historical churches of Old Goa. It is, probably, the only Goan mansion that faces the river. Typical of the ambivalence of the times, Nazario Colaco II carved a sideboard of his dining room with scenes from the Ramayana. But this is counterbalanced by the strident Catholicism of the family’s private chapel.
Goa - Towns
Panaji (Also known as Panjim) is the capital of Goa, and the North Goa district. It is situated on the banks of the river “Mandovi”. It is connected to the mainland by bridges.
Mapusa It is mainly a market town for the surrounding beach areas of Calangute, Candolim, Anjuna and Baga among others.
Is the capital of the southern taluka of Salcette and also of the South Goa district. Margao, often called the commercial capital of Goa, is the capital of the southern taluka of Salcette and also of the South Goa district. Because of its location, it serves as a service and transport hub to the areas of south Goa.
Ponda, known as Antruz Mahal because of the concentration of culture, music, drama and poetry also houses the temples of Lord Mangesh (Shiva), Lord Nagesh, Lord Ganapati, Lord Ramnath and the Goddesses Mhalasa and Shantdurga.
The main town of Vasco is well laid out pretty much in a straight line along parallel roads interlinked by small bylanes. The industrial town of Vasco-da-Gama, named after the Portuguese voyager, lies around 30 kilometers away from the capital city of Panaji and is spread around the base of the peninsula which leads to the Mormugao harbour.
A glimpse into Goa of the Past- Ancestral Goa is miniature Goan Village as it would have existed 100 years ago. It is located on a nine-acre verdant hillock at Loutulim in South Goa, about ten kilometers from Margao.
The ‘Pandavas Caves’ as folk tales say that the Pandavas stayed here during their exile. These caves were encarved in the 5th or 6th century A.D.
Rock Cut Caves( The 'Pandavas Caves')
The discovery of rare Stone Age rock carvings at Kajur, Panasaimol of Pirla village in Sanguem Taluka.
The Ruins of the St. Augustine’s Tower
St. Augustine’s Tower &, The Gate
The ruins of the Fortress of Colvale & Rachol Fort
Colvale & Rachol Fort