Attractions in Goa
Church of Our Lady Of Immaculate Conception
This historical church was built atop an older chapel in 1619. With architectural additions spanning the centuries, this church has an ornate interior and unique, antiquated crisscrossing staircases. This church is sure to “wow” any observers.
Basilica of Bom Jesus
The Basilica of Bom Jesus is renowned amongst Catholicism as it contains the mausoleum of St. Francis Xavier. St. Francis Xavier has been honored for his philanthropic endeavours throughout the world, including having universities named after him. This majestic piece of architecture is a must-visit. Open from 6:30am-730pm.
If you are looking to dive into the abyss then Goa Diving is a good place to earn your PADI certificate to get you started. This internationally accredited institution has operated for over 25 years. Visit www.goadiving.com or phone +91 904 9442647 for more information.
This museum contains the relics of days past, with historical Indian pieces ranging from kitchen utensils to agricultural equipment. The admission to this unique museum includes a one-hour guided tour that is held every hour. Visit www.goachitra.com or phone +91 832 6570877 for more information.
For under $200 USD, you can enjoy a day-long tour that starts with you being picked up at right at your Villa door. You will begin with a 3-hour cruise along the Cumbarjua Canal where you’ll see the local fishing community swimming fearlessly amongst the numerous crocodiles that inhabit the waters.
Shri Mahalasa Temple
Explore the extravagance that Hindu culture brings to Goan religious architecture as you view this female incarnation of Vishnu.
Manguesh, one of Shiva’s many avatars, is unique to Goan Hinduism. The Shri Manguesh temple is one of the most visited temples in Goa. Call +91 832 2343338 for more information.
Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary
The second largest wildlife sanctuary in Goa is located roughly 9km South East of Palolem. This sanctuary is definitely worth a visit if you’re interested in catching a glimpse at some of the exotic wildlife exclusive to India. On from 7am-5:30pm, call +91 832 295 5601 for more information.
The water from the Dudhsagar falls drops for over 1000 feet before splashing into pools creating a prismatic spectacle. Located along the Goa-Kartanak border roughly 60km from the Mollem National Park.
Shri Shantadurga Temple
This ancient temple was built in the early 18th century, and is located 33km from Panajim. Visit http://shreeshantadurga.com/homepage.asp for more details.
This nature reserve hosts a diverse array of bird species such as kingfishers, numerous birds of prey, and purple herons. For those with little ornithological interest, crocodiles and otters, among other mammals can be found within the ecological haven that the mangroves of the sanctuary provide.
Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
The Deltin Royale has been dubbed the “mini Macao” by some. Visit http://www.deltin.com/deltin-royale for more information.
Deltin Royale Casino
This stadium has been used in numerous international sporting events for soccer and cricket, and may happen to be hosting one of these prestigious events during your trip!
Built by the Portuguese in 1612, this fort once used to defend against foreign invasion is now used as popular site for Bollywood films. This Fort is located near Panjim.
The Kala Academy is a must-visit attraction for any tourist with an interest in the art scene. The Kala Academy is the grandest stage in Goa for all of the fine arts such as music, dance, and acting.
Sharpen your haggling skills at the Anjuna Flea Market where street vendors exhibit their wares. Find merchandise ranging from clothing to jewelry on these streets frequented by locals and tourists alike.