latitude : 15.380800250 longitude :73.831398010
Corporation : Vasco da Gama
GPS Code : VOGO
Apart from the admirable beaches and waterfalls, Goa is also one of the most sought after destinations for heritage architectures. Goa is an ancient state and so is the architecture found here. A beautiful example of the historical monuments present in Goa is the Arvalem Caves or the “Pandava Caves”. Located in the Bicholim town of North Goa, these caves are ancient rock cut caves that give us a chance to steep into the mythological tales. The
A short distance from the regional town of Bicholim, along the road from Mayem Lake, is the village of Sanquelim. This is the place where the colonial government settled its Rajput mercenaries (known as the 'Ranes') in the mid-1700s and where the same mercenaries staged their successful uprisings during the 19th century.
The main temple is dedicated to Bhagavan Manguesh, an incarnation of Shiva. Bhagavan Mangesh is venerated here as Shiva Linga. According to the legend, the Lord Shiva had expressed in a tiger to frighten his wife Parvati. Paravati, who was afraid at the sight of the tiger, went in search of the Lord Shiva and shouted: "girisha betrayed Mam!" (Oh Lord of mountains, save me!). After having heard the words the Lord Shiva turned back to its normal
Mangueshi Temple is situated at Mangeshi in Priol Village of Goa’s Ponda taluka, has an air of distinctive elegance. Laced with beautiful environs of lush green hills.This Temple is a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.The temple of Shri Mangesh is set amidst natural beauty and pleasant surroundings. It belongs to the typical Goan Hindu temple style of architecture. It is very distinctive with its white towers, welcoming at the entrance e
Shree Shanta Durga Temple Located at the foothills of Kavlem village in Ponda district of Goa. This avatar of Shree Jagdamba devi which had come to make peace between Shree Vishnu and Shree Shiva, came to be known as Shree Shantadurga devi. Shantadurga placed Vishnu on her right hand and Shiva on her left hand and settled the fight.The mud-shrine was converted into a beautiful temple whose foundation stone was laid in 1730 and the temple was co
The Chapora beach situated at around 10 kms from Mapusa in North Goa is one of the most interesting beaches of Goa. Golden sands washed by blue waters and a coastline flanked by green hills, white sands, black lava rocks and a beautiful sea that turns from aquamarine to emerald green with the movement of the sun. Chapora is perfect for some fun and relaxation. One of the chief landmarks built by the Portuguese is situated nearby. It is close t
Salim Ali Bird sanctuary is located on an island in the Mandovi River about 4kms from Panaji, the capital city of Goa.1.8 Sq Km in area. A variety of local and migratory birds can be found on this island.The sanctuary is within walking distance from the ferry wharf at Chorao.
Goa State Museum is located in its new building at EDC Complex, Patto, Panaji – Goa. The Museum was Established in 1977 at St.Inez, Panaji. The State Museum of Goa depicts the various aspects of the Goan Culture, traditions and society, throughout the ages, and the galleries are being set up accordingly. Opening a small museum in a rented building on 29 September 1977. After building a new museum complex, it was formally inaugurated by the Pre
Fort Aguada is one of the largest and impressive forts preserved as one of the best known landmarks in Goan history.Aguada fort is located on the Aguada-Siolim Road in Sinquerim Candolim, Goa.It is named for the fresh water spring that gives the fort a constant supply of potable water, ‘agua’ being the Portuguese word for water and ‘Aguada’ signifying a place where water is collected. So well built and fiercely armed was this fort that it has n